Dayah Islam

Dayah I.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details

Jazz Dancing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Walks, jumps, turns, leaps, etc. I teach a classic jazz class with a very pop/modern and hip hop twist. My style of jazz is inclusive of technique and style. I encourage dancers to find their own style while allowing them to learn the foundation of jazz performance dance.
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About

Dayah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+ and males 5 to 18

Teaching since:
September 2005

I am a professional dancer with over 23 years of ballet, modern, and jazz training from some of the most elite dance institutions. I am sure to be able to teach you both technique and style. You will walk away with not only a knowledge of the genre but also an awareness of your body in space and time. Also, I am able to help you use dance as a means of exercise and conditioning.

I love to have fun and I am passionate about sharing my art with others. I am very patient, and we will move at the student's pace no matter how long it may take to grasp a concept. Each class is catered toward the student's ability to pick up, thus the class will never be too fast or too slow.

I am looking forward to helping others find their place in the dance world, as well as introduce dance to new comers!

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Experience

Dance Instructor
Sep 2008 - Jul 2013
Deborah Mason School of Dance

Ballet
Modern (Horton)
Choreography
Jazz
Improv

Education

Fine arts
Aug 2004 - May 2007
Boston Conservatory

Languages

ASL
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

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Lauryn H. Jul 21, 2014
Modern Dance · In studio

Dayah taught me throughout summer camp and one year in the regular dance school. Dayah always left room for us to express ourselves and become our own dancer; while she still taught us the core of modern. Throughout the year we all had our own special experience with Dayah whether it was her being our mentor (which I saw her as) or just just being a really rockin' dance teacher. The dance that she choreographed for us gave everyone there own special part and had everyone clapping and out of there seats singing along to Black and White by Michael Jackson. That dance was so impressive that we still use it today. Dayah was a truly extraordinary teacher, and I know that your experience with her will be filled with knowledge and fun.

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