Lorenzo Dawson

Lorenzo D.

Miami, FL
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Levels Taught:
I have enjoyed and taught basic graphite and charcoal drawing on and off since 2002. Within a few lessons, the student should be able to analyze a subject for shape and value, and then create a work in charcoal and/or graphite.
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Lorenzo teaches



Lorenzo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 1980

Hi, there! My name is Lorenzo and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching various subjects nearly all of my life and have loved helping my students learn. I went to the University of Vermont & West Virginia State University and earned a degree in Communications in 2002. In addition to private lessons, I teach groups of students in schools in special interest areas. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


Ballroom Dance Teacher
May 2014 - Present
Ballroom Cafe

I teach all ages the basics of ballroom dancing and especially how to thoroughly enjoy the dancing experience, whether you have a partner to dance with or not.
For two years I taught 9-12 year olds how to dance 6 different dances (for a public school system). That program will restart Spring 2019, and will include older students as well.

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Housing and Credit Counselor
Apr 2004 - Aug 2012
Bedford Falls Company

Taught rent-to-own home buyers how to restore their credit and prepare to purchase a home.

Substitute Teacher
Aug 2002 - Sep 2003
Kanawha County Schools

Taught in all subject areas for a public school system.

Driving Teacher
May 2002 - Aug 2003
Capitol Driving School

Taught teenagers and adults to drive.

Team Member
Feb 1990 - Jan 2000
Vineyard in the Hills (Non-Profit)

Taught youth and their families.

City-wide Youth Director (Non-Profit)
Apr 1980 - Aug 1990
Marietta Youth Center

Taught kids from varied backgrounds, aged 8 and up.
Taught life lessons during hundreds of sessions.
Taught during summer camp sessions for 10 years.


Bachelor of Arts / Communications
Aug 2001 - May 2002
West Virginia State University

Photos & Videos

My 5th grade BallroomCafé  class ~ Miami-Dade public school
Name tag calligraphy I did for "BallroomCafé," my 4th & 5th grade dance program.

Me demonstrating a "corte," a move used in the Tango.  I was teaching a group class of 4th and 5th graders in a Miami-Dade public school.

Wine glass; 
Unfinished drawing of 3 candies

Wine glass in morning light
Charcoal & Graphite

"Miss Kitty on the coast of Ireland"
Charcoal & Graphite
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6 Reviews

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James Jun 14, 2019
Calligraphy · In studio

He is very patience and encouraging. My kid took interest in calligraphy immediately and practice all on his own.

Juan O. Apr 13, 2018
Saxophone · In studio

Excelnte very helpful

Carolina Jul 10, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Very patient and knowledgeable! My girls loved Lorenzo!

Jennifer P. Jan 15, 2017
Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio

My first salsa class, awesome experience great teacher and very professional, he creates different techniques to make it easy for you to learn the steps and improve every time.

Hasel Mar 30, 2016
Calligraphy · In home

Great experience!

Cristina G. Apr 24, 2015
Calligraphy · In studio

Lorenzo has been extremely patient and very helpful with my calligraphy lessons.

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