Patricia Als

Patricia A.

New York, NY

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Patricia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2008

There is this idea that some people are born with rhythm and born knowing how to dance, and some aren’t. There is also the misconception that memorizing choreography is learning how to dance. Patricia believes that dance is a form of expression that can help people from all backgrounds not only work out but also find their own style in motion.

As a kid, Patricia always had a passion for dance but her father who raised both her brother and her alone couldn’t afford to pay for dance lessons. She did not know where or how to begin, so she watched and imitated her brother pop locking, waving, and (as she would say) “his attempts to break dance” every chance I had. Patricia was around 10 years old when she saw her brother practicing in their living-room where there was a mirror that covered up an entire wall. Her brother would repeatedly play the song practicing his dance to which amazed Patricia how cool and unnatural his moves were.

When Patricia went off to middle school, her desire to dance was still there. Her passion for hip-hop, pop lock, and freestyle dance were still in her, even though she was terrible at it at the time. Around that time you tube became about, so she started watching great dancers pop locking, breakdancing and bone breaking, to any song. Her other big inspiration was Michael Jackson, especially his Billie Jean performance, you know the one where he introduces the moonwalk for the first time and on top of that dancing alone on stage without any background dancers. Although my brother made fun of me when he caught me trying to do the wave and pop, she kept practicing and practicing. She watched herself improve little by little until her wave and pop were on point.

Looking back on my story She realized she was never good at dancing until she started practicing and watching myself in the mirror. “Anyone can dance, it’s all about looking deep inside. - Patty

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Aug 2017 - Present
Style Your Motion

After teaching dance in college and at a dance company, I decided to create my own business teaching all levels of beginners how to freestyle dance.

Dance instructor
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Shockra Studio

I taught absolute beginners how to dance from the basics steps to more advance steps


Developmental Psychology
Aug 2009 - May 2013
New England College
HS Diploma
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Arts imagination and inquiry


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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7 Reviews

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Yuliya Nov 7, 2018
Hip Hop Dance · In home

Patricia did a fun and energetic hip-hop class at my company event. I enjoyed it so much I asked her to organize a hip hop routine for my 9 y.o. daughter's birthday party. Patricia worked with me to prepare a song and a routine suitable for kids' level and interest, and was extremely nice and attentive to details. She was great with the kids. Everyone loved the party, and I got a lot of compliments. My daughter said it was the best birthday ever!

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Halima Nov 4, 2018
· In studio

Sorry l live in Philadelphia any lessons here

Sumi H. Nov 1, 2018
Hip Hop Dance · In studio

I took Patricia's Beginner's Hip Hop class and it was so much fun! She clearly explained the foundational dance moves, and incorporated them in ways that it would be easy for us to learn. She also tried to address individual needs as much as possible. I went from being self conscious to getting more comfortable and having fun!

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Abel Nov 1, 2018
Dance · In studio


Anastasia Nov 1, 2018
Hip Hop Dance · In studio

It was a great class! Engaging, technical.

Merete Nov 1, 2018
Dance · In studio

Patricia was warm, friendly, patient and great! I would definitely take lessons from her again!

Shaye Nov 1, 2018
Hip Hop Dance · In studio

Patricia was an absolute lifesaver! I have never felt comfortable with my dancing and my wedding was approaching. I only had two weeks because I always wait until the last minute. Patricia had me dancing comfortably and confidently after just one lesson. I just wanted to be able to keep a beat, learn a few basic moves, and she completely exceeded my expectations. Not a lot of instructors teach basic dancing and focus on choreographed moves which is not what I was looking for. Thank you, Patricia for your time, patience and for the gift of dancing!

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