Da-Rell Townes

Da-Rell T.

Brooklyn, NY

About Da-Rell T.

Da-Rell teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: January 2003
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I am a hip-hop/house/contemporary dancer with professional training, a bachelor's degree in dance and choreo, and a passion for taking my students to the next level. Ive lived in many cities and always learned each city's dance styles.
I can teach: popping, locking, waving, tutting, liquid, sliding, house, footwork, breakdancing, acrobatics, choreography, improvisation, and theatrical.
I can help you build your own style. A style that specifically pertains to you. I'll show you how to incorporate concepts, themes, and ideas, to tell a story, or to just express yourself through movement and rhythm.
I love teaching, and I love that look in a persons face after they get something that was tough. I love helping them understand what they could do differently to yield different results.
If you want to learn hip hop, house, or fusion- I am a very patient yet motivating teacher. I can be strict at times, but only when needed ;-)
My goal is to foster artistic growth and to help you surprise yourself!

Photos and Videos

Up late one night, toying around with rhythm, angles, and space.

Experience

Talent Coach

Jan 2015 - Present
GoHarlemNYC

I work with all the artists who join the GoHarlemNYC entertainment and performance tours.

Director of Talent

Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Miss Black America

Helped pageant contestants develop their performance for the talent portion of the show.

Education

Dance

Aug 2004 - Dec 2009
Case Western Reserve University

Bachelor's in Dance and Theater

Aug 2004 - Dec 2009
Case Western Reserve University

Languages Spoken

Dance

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Ebonics

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Master of Improvisation

May 2009
Case Western Reserve University
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6 Reviews on Da-Rell T.

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Soozi T. Nov 29, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da Rell was awesome! Patient, informative, knowledgeable, interesting, and fun!
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Vaughan P. Oct 3, 2016
Hip Hop Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da-Rell is amazing!!!!! The lesson was for my ten year old son and far exceeded our expectations. My son was so excited after his first lesson and he gave it ten out of ten! Da-Rell has a very personal approach I can envision that he is an amazing teacher for anyone!
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Beckett F. Jun 16, 2016
Hip Hop Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da-Rell was terrific with my 5 yr old son. He really knows how to work with kids, keep their attention and make it fun while they learn. It was exactly the kind of class we were looking for.
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Danna S. May 22, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da-Rell is great. He helps build confidence with children/kids.He is getting to know the person and works accordingly.Through his method ,he made my son feel very safe and friendly first so they can move on to dance moves. He is super sweet and i highly reccomend him! hopefully we will be able to dance like him very soon! :)
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Jay K. May 21, 2016
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da-Rell did a great job teaching me how to dance in advance of a family wedding. I already had an instructor for ballroom dances, but needed someone to loosen me up for the club (rock, pop, hip-hop) dancing which represented a large part of the repertoire of the band's program at the wedding. After 5 hours of lessons I felt confident both using the moves that DaRell had taught me as well as even inventing some of my own along the way. DaRell did a great job on a difficult assignment, outside of the normal repertoire of most dance lessons.
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Hananel B. May 11, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In home
Verified Student
Da Rell was very professional
We went over some dance moves and he had the ability to recognise my dance style , as oppose to just teaching me mechanically
I wanna thank Da Rell for the classes and recommend him as a dance instructor and choreographer
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