Jonathan “Nino” Brown
Catonsville, MD
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Jonathan “Nino” Brown

Jonathan “Nino” B.

Catonsville, MD
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I love to teach! I love to share this amazing means of expression with whoever wants to learn and respect it. It doesn't matter what level you're at, we all have to start somewhere and we can always get better. If you are looking for Choreo, HH Fitness or just to get started I'm definitely your guy. Ask as many questions as you like. Ive been teaching for over 15 years. All ages from 7-70.

A little about me. I started dancing in 2003. I connected with dancers from the DMV which led me to Breakdance practices at College Park, UMBC, JHU and more. As I got better and more skilled local crews began to take notice. I was inducted into The Deadly Venoms Crew "DVC" in 2010. The entire time training as a BBoy i was also learning and picking up other HH styles such as House, Krump and Popping. One was just not enough for me. In 2011 I competed in numerous All-Styles and Top Rock battles Nationally. In 2013 I was a showcase street performer in the production “Working America” and later that year went on to perform on my biggest stage yet, WDSF World games 2013 Kaohsiung, Taiwan (World Dance Sport Federation). I performed at an invitation only audience, made up of peers at the JoJo Diggs event Diggs Deeper. In the last few years I've been in an Under Armor commercial, music video, battle competitions, and performed for all of the mayors in the country and teaching the entire time.

Stay motivated to take this awesome lead and thanks for taking interest in this amazing style!

About Jonathan “Nino” B.

If you want to learn HipHop then you should learn from someone who has not only taught the styles but also understands the Culture. I've traveled the country and the world competing, training and working with some of the best dancers in HipHop. I love to dance but the only thing i love more is helping others learn and hopefully develop the same joy and passion for it that I have.

If you're serious about learning then you will not hesitate to reach out. Ask as many questions as you can think of, ask away! Then get ready to start your journey. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Peace and love.

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Kassie Harrison
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He’s the best! We’ve had so much fun dancing with him practicing for my upcoming wedding! He’s so upbeat and positive, and patient! We had a blast and will be booking classes with him again! My dad and I both recommend him 100%!

Posted May 13, 2020
Martha
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Hi my name is Martha Ingram and I’m looking for someone to help me with lessons so that I could come up with routines for my dance team. If you think you could help me, you might be the perfect guy.

Posted May 12, 2020
Emerson
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Nino is AMAZING! He did just the right mix of teaching, watching, coaching and listening and had my little guy (age 8) excited to practice and he "can't wait" for his next lesson! This wasn't our first try finding a hip hop teacher who was a good fit, but we're so glad to have found Nino!! He knows his stuff!

Posted Apr 26, 2020
Mehlika
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Nino is fantastic!! I have been taking his classes for 4
years on a regular basis. He brings a dynamic and motivating energy to each class. You can tell he cares about his students and wants to make sure everyone has a fun and empowering workout. He teaches all levels of experience and adapts his style and explanations to the level of a group. Dance classes always vary but his love of dance and his students is ever present!

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Katie
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I’ve took Nino’s FitHop class in Bethesda. That class is amazing for burning calories and you learn actual popular club dances and foundational moves for various hip hop styles. Works for you in the studio & on the street

Posted Apr 16, 2020
Suleyka
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I’ve been taking classes with Nino for 3 years now and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The class is a perfect blend of dance and cardio. I have always been impressed that every class feels different. Though there are some basic moves that he incorporates in every class, the overall routines are forever evolving. Essentially, his material is fresh and his energy is infectious. Along with being an incredibly talented dancer and teacher, he is always encouraging, fun, and energetic. I highly recommend him at any level – whether you have two left feet or have lots of swag – he’s able to adapt and adjust to your rhythm.

Posted Apr 15, 2020
Jessica
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Jonathan is one of the most genuine and energetic teachers I've ever come across. His smile and energy are infectious and he really knows how to explain things to all skill levels. He's taught my kids several times and they were just enamored. I also took one of his dance fitness classes and it was fun and challenging. You won't be disappointed!

Posted Apr 11, 2020
Gabrielle B.
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I recently started taking lessons with Nino. As someone who has had issues with confidence and especially how that relates to dance, I’d had negative experiences in the past with other instructors and studios, but this couldn’t be more different.

Nino immediately made me feel comfortable, his encouraging approach is so empowering. I feel as confident as when I’m dancing alone, but I’m learning a lot. He’s so knowledgeable, when I have specific questions about a move, he explains and demonstrates everything I need to know to execute it in the moment and to apply it later outside the lesson. Couldn’t recommend him more. Great, all around!!!!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Gabrielle B.
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Nino is teaching my daughter breakdancing. She’s 5, and the lessons are online, so it could be very difficult with another instructor. But Nino keeps the time really fun while still making sure she understands and can execute the basics. She’s learned more from him in two lessons than she did in 1.5 years of beginners group dance, and she loves it!!!! Thanks Nino!!!! :)

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Patricia
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I absolutely love his style. He works with your body's mechanics to help you find your groove and perfect dance techniques. He is incredibly energetic and inspires energy and creativity within you. I ABSOLUTELY recommend him as a teacher!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Christina
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He’s so fun! You can tell he’s passionate about dance And teaching by the way he interacts with us as students but also the HUGE grin on his face. Can’t wait to take another class. Keep up the great work!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Kassandra
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Nino choreographed and taught my 14-year-young son a hiphop dance to accompany a vocal performance. The performance hasn't happened yet (coming up in Feb 2020), but without a doubt, Nino has been the best, most creative, attentive, patient, and caring dance instructor. Highly, highly recommend!!

Posted Jan 29, 2020
Jake
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JB / Nino is one of those truly rare instructors that merges personal fitness with the credibility from being part of an elite dance crew and the professionalism and skills required to be an AMAZING teacher and motivator. His knowledge of all dance genres is beyond impressive and he is able to relate to people of all levels and ages - including myself a busy 40 year old / father of 2 who is known as the “dancer” within my professional and social circles.

Posted Jan 20, 2020
Brigit
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Nino teaches my 14-year-old daughter Paloma hip hop and break, and was amazing! He is thorough, making sure she understands the choreography, step by step. He is super patient, giving her the time she needs to absorb the moves. He builds confidence and inspires Paloma to get better and better at dancing. And he’s a lot of fun! Nino inspired Paloma so much that she’s now preparing to audition for an arts high school! And this with very little formal training beforehand. Thank you so much Nino!

Posted Jan 16, 2020
Micky
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Nino is an awesome dance instructor! He is very friendly and engaging which immediately puts you at ease. He's great at teaching each student according to their ability. As an older student I need a little more time to catch on, but Nino is great at working with all skill levels. Not only is he an awesome instructor, he's an excellent dancer. If learning to dance is what you want and you want you have fun while learning, then Nino is your guy!

Posted Jan 15, 2020

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Instructor, coach and Choreographer
Sep 2013 - Present

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I've worked at studios all over the DMV. Whether its for a Master Class or beginner HipHop. I've worked with studio owners to deliver great performances and develop dancers into better more proficient and technically sound performers. I can provide references if that's required.

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