Sara Day

Sara D.

San Diego, CA

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Sara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 3+

Teaching since:
2007

Hi! My name is Miss Sara. I have over 20 years of dance training and 10 years of dance instruction experience. I specialize in youth and adult dance instruction in the styles of: tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary and musical theater for beginner to advanced levels. I also have a background in gymnastics, cheerleading and danceline/pom.

As a dance student, I studied: ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, musical theater, bellydancing and gymnastics. Hailing from Minnesota, I was a member of my high school dance team and captain of my high school cheerleading squad. As a teenager, I was involved in the Teacher Assistant program at my dance studio, which is where I found my passion for teaching. As an instructor, I have taught students ages Preschool to Adult in various styles. I have taught for both dance studios and community programs and I have also instructed both recreational and competitive dance classes.

If you are not wanting to commit to a class, pay studio prices or are not sure if a classroom setting is the best for you or your child, please contact me for private dance lessons offered at your home or Online with the TakeLessons platform. If you are looking for one-on-one instruction outside of your regular dance class, I can provide additional tips and pointers to help you improve your technique.

I provide music for our lessons (if applicable). I am also able to cut/edit music if a student is wanting to use it for an audition or performance. All choreography is original and age-appropriate. Dance shoes (ballet, tap, jazz) are encouraged, but not required. Let me know if you have questions about where or how to buy them!

In case you are wondering, the TakeLessons online classroom is super easy to use! It is similar to Skype or FaceTime, but allows for me to share documents with you and chat, which means I can write out the steps as I'm teaching them to you so you can learn terminology. TakeLessons even saves our chat history, so you can recall it later when you practice on your own. Let me know if you have questions about the online classroom experience!

"It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together". I believe this whole-heartedly about myself as a dance instructor. I enjoy sharing my love for dance with others!

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Experience

Dance Instructor and Cheer Coach
Jul 2016 - Present
Charlene's Dance N Cheer

Currently teaching:

Preschool & Elementary Cheer/Dance/Tumble
Parent & Me Creative Movement
Preschool & Elementary Hip Hop
Preschool & Elementary Musical Theater
Preschool Pop Stars & Preschool Ballet
Beginning Pointe
High School Dance Team
Middle School Dance Team
Learning Adventures (educational enrichment program for 18 months-3 years old)
Tiny Tots (educational enrichment program for 3-5 year olds)

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Recreation Dance Instructor
Jul 2016 - Sep 2017
City of El Cajon

Taught the following styles:

Int/Adv Youth Ballet
Int/Adv Youth Tap
Beginning Pointe
Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo
Parent & Me Creative Movement

Dance Instructor/Choreographer
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Park Dance Center

Taught the following styles:

Grades K1 Ballet/Tap/Jazz
Middle School/High School Ballet
Middle School/High School Lyrical
Beginning Pointe
Grades 2-3 Competitive Tap
Grades 2-5 Hip Hop
Adult Beginner Tap
Adult Beg/Int/Adv Ballet

Dance Instructor/Choreographer
Aug 2008 - May 2013
Dance Conservatory of Southern MN

Taught the following styles:

Beg/Int/Adv Youth Ballet
Beginner Pointe
Elementary Tap/Jazz
Teen Tap/Jazz
Adult Beginner/Int Tap
Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theater Soloists

Education

Early Childhood Education
Aug 2017 - Present
San Diego Miramar College
Justice Studies BS
Dec 2010 - Jun 2013
Rasmussen College
Human Services AAS
Aug 2008 - Dec 2010
Rasmussen College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Halloween Week with Beginner Ballet 2011

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backstage at recital 2015 with K1 Tap/Jazz/Ballet combo class

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Last Day of Dance "Fun Day" 2010 with Intermediate Ballet

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Fairy Princess Camp 2015

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Grades 2-5 Hip Hop 2016

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Grades 2-3 Competitive Tap
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5 Reviews

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April Aug 7, 2017
Contemporary Dance · Online

LeeAnn C. Dec 3, 2016
Tap Dance · Online

I never cease to have fun when Sara and I get together to do our stuff! :)

Kaitlin Nov 19, 2016
Ballet · In home

We had a great first lesson! Sara gave me specific pointers on how to improve my strength for pointe.

LeeAnn C. Oct 29, 2016
Tap Dance · Online

Sara is so great! She has a great personality. I have really enjoyed my time with her and look forward to each lesson.

LeeAnn C. Oct 15, 2016
Tap Dance · Online

Sara was great! She took advantage of every moment to teach.

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