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MissG M.
Chicago, Illinois
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I specialize in movement for all ages, all levels. You will learn the history, culture and the foundation for this style of dance. Hip hop dance is NOT learning dances to pop music. Nor is it learning choreography. You will learn the art of freestyle, you will learn specific dance moves and you will also learn how to connect your movement with the music in an authentic way.
About MissG M.

***CURRENTLY LOCATED IN CHICAGO*** Aside from dance, MissG is certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga and specializes in children's yoga and yoga for beginners. She is also a certified Reiki Healer and offers therapeutic relaxation sessions in person or online for busy professionals and anyone else who enjoys therapeutic relaxation. MissG is a dance artist with 20 years of teaching experience, and she was born and raised in New York City. She has received training in NYC's prestigious Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and many other dance schools throughout the country. In 2004, she founded Alight Movement while residing in Florida. Alight Movement is a wellness hub focused on helping people with little to no previous experience incorporate either dance, yoga, and/or reiki into their wellness regimen. Alight Movement is also involved in the global dance community, offering training, opportunities and wellness coaching for dancers in the street-dance community. Alight Movement has made a mark within the street dance community by hosting and producing events, dance competitions, shows, and workshop tours. MissG has choreographed and performed as a backup dancer for various artists and venues, including television shows and music videos. She has trained artists in development for major recording companies and continues to inspire her students, from all walks of life, to aim high in their endeavors. One of MissG’s students, artist Joselyn Rivera, appeared on the third season of The Voice. MissG has expanded her teachings and methodology to other areas beyond dance. Her comprehension of effective body and wellness, and her teaching techniques has allowed her to reach a wide variety of clientele. Although she teaches all levels and all ages of dance and yoga, she specializes in beginner level students who wish to integrate movement into their wellness regimens.

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She gave my daughters some great tips and pointers to help build her confidence before her drill tryouts.

Posted May 13, 2020
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The best teacher ever!!! Super kind, engaging, patient! She adapts to any of your goals/teaching style! I love coming to class; I always leave with a smile no matter how I felt before :) I started off doing hip hop with MissG, then we started doing more yoga and meditation which has been so fulfilling!

Posted May 28, 2019
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We had our first lesson this week which was amazing! My daughter was very excited after looking forward to her next lesson!

Posted May 9, 2019
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Experience
Dance / Yoga Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Chicago Loves Dance
I teach dance and yoga classes in after school programs for schools and park districts throughout the state. I train in the art and attitude of street dance through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance. I also teach gentle kids' and Mommy and Me vinyasa yoga classes.
Musicality for Dancers
Jan 2004 - Present
Alight Movement
I teach the art of learning how to properly listen to music by teaching techniques to break down the music for performance/dancing purposes. If you have trouble dancing on beat or you want to dance to more intricate rhythm patterns in the music, I can help you do that.
Hip Hop Instructor
Apr 2018 - Aug 2019
Heart Of Singing
Taught dance to basic beginner levels for adults and kids. I worked with adults who just wanted to learn how to upgrade their two-step for parties and social gatherings. I taught kids classes and taught the art of improvisation and self-expression using movement.
Creative Movement/Yoga Instructor
Sep 2015 - Jan 2020
Montessori Learning Center
I taught creative movement classes and yoga classes for kids ages 2-6 years of age.
Hip Hop Instructor
Aug 2015 - May 2019
Northshore School Of Dance
Taught all level classes including adult classes. Trained students in Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Hip Hop instructor/ Choreographer
Aug 2016 - Apr 2018
Private School of Dance
Taught all levels of Hip Hop dance classes including competition level students.
Hip Hop Instructor
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
Evolution Dance and Performing Arts
Trained students in Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Dance Instructor / Choreographer
Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
XCL Productions
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Singing Troupe Choreographer
Feb 2011 - May 2013
Perfect Pitch
Show choreographer for troupe.
Dance Instructor / Choreographer
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Mrs. P's Dance and acrobatics Studio
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Dance Instructor / Choreographer
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Dancing Plus
Teach beginner level recreational hip hop classes for students ranging from ages 5 to 18. Choreograph competition pieces for competition teams with students ages ranging from 8 to 18.
Show Choreographer / Stage Coach for dance
Feb 2009 - May 2011
Artistic Explosion
Choreographed shows for a singing troupe and coached solo singers in stage presence, dancing and singing on stage, etc.
Hip Hop Choreographer / Instructor and Competition Choreographer
Aug 2008 - May 2011
Kelly's School of Dance
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance. Choreographed for the studio's competition team.
Hip Hop instructor / Competition team choreographer
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008
Absolute Dance Experience
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance. Choreographed for the studio's competition team.
Hip Hop Instructor
Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
Fame 2
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Hip Hop instructor
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007
Absolute Dance of Wellington
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Hip Hop Instructor
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007
Fame Dance and Performing Arts
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Hip Hop Instructor
Aug 2006 - Jul 2007
Palm Beach Ballet Center
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Hip Hop Instructor
Aug 2006 - Jun 2007
Dance Arts Conservatory
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Hip Hop instructor
Jan 2006 - Jun 2006
Atlantic Arts Academy
Train in the art and attitude of Hip Hop through choreography and technique enhancement, development of various skills including coordination and balance.
Education
Continuing Education
Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
Dance Teacher Web Live Conference
Dance - Hip Hop and various other styles
May 2012
Debbie Reynolds
Teacher Workshop
Jul 2007 - Jul 2007
Broadway Dance Center
Dance - Hip Hop, various other styles
Jun 2007
Broadway Dance Center
Continuing Education
Apr 2007 - Oct 2007
Focal Point Dance Studio
Continuing Education
Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
Sean's Dance Factory
Teacher Workshop
Jun 2006 - Jun 2006
Broadway Dance Center
Continuing Education in Dance
Jun 2006 - Jun 2006
Broadway Dance Center
Technique Training
Apr 2006 - May 2007
Fame Dance and Performing Arts
Continuing Education
Mar 2006 - Mar 2006
Absolute Dance of Wellington
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Reiki Practitioner Lvl 1
Apr 2019
Usui System of Natural Healing
Received level 1 attunement for Reiki with Michelle Shae Walker, Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui System of Natural Healing.
Reiki Practitioner Lvl 2
Mar 2019
Usui System of Natural Healing
Received level 2 attunement for Reiki with Michelle Shae Walker, Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui System of Natural Healing.
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Aug 2018
CorePower Yoga
Completed the 200-hour certification program to teach Vinyasa Yoga.

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