Sasha Chernyshova

Sasha C.

Hixson, TN
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching dance for over 10 years. In that time I have found that, regardless of what style you are learning, everything is made of a few fundamental principals and components specific to that style. There are only so many ways you can move your feet and body. By understanding these principals & components, you can then put them together in any order with different style to create different dances. By laying the proper foundation, students have an easier time following choreography, learning to apply their own style, and even keeping up with a class. Once a dancer has a foundation to work up on, I introduce new concepts in layers to help dances feel better and develop a nicer aesthetic.

About Sasha C.

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 10 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for the last 6 years. I believe dance is a healing and liberating art and would love to help you find your flow. Not only is dance fun, but it will come in handy at parties and events, and is a great way to socialize. I am experienced with both kids ages 4 and up as well as adults, so please feel free to contact me, and we can begin an awesome journey.

***If you submit a question, please include the following so that I am better able to assist you:

-Do you have previous dance experience?
-What styles/sub styles of dance are you interested in?
-What style(s) of music do you enjoy most?
-What city & time zone are you located in?
-What days and time during the week are you available for lessons?
-Do you have any event or occasion you are preparing for?
-What inspired you to look into dance lessons at this time?
-Do you have any specific goals or skills you are working toward?

FAQ:
Q: Where do you teach?

A: I offer in studio, in home and online lessons based on your location and availability. I teach in person private lessons in multiple locations, serving the NY/NJ/PA & now TN regions. Please view my profile to see if you are within my studio or travel radius for one of these locations.

Q: Do you offer group classes?

A: I offer a wide range of subjects, with available times across multiple time zones. Unfortunately, there are usually not enough students wanting the same subject at the same time slot to be able to provide regular group classes. I can however accommodate multiple people on a lesson, if you have a group of people on your end who would like to participate in person or virtually.

Q: What are your rates?

A: All my rates are available on my page and vary based on subject and location. Group lessons start at my hourly rate and are then based on the number of students in the group.

30 min- $45
45 min- $70
60 min- $90

My group rate starts at 90$ per hour for the first 9 people, and goes up by 10$ for every additional person.

Q: What subjects do you teach?

A: I teach a variety of subjects including Latin and Ballroom, Contemporary/ Jazz/ Ballet, Hip Hop/ Break Dancing, Belly dance, Choreography, Flow Arts, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics. If you have a special request such as dances from videos, traditional dances, etc please let me know, and I may be able to accommodate it.

Q: How do Online Lessons work:

A: Your experience with online lessons can vary based on your learning style and equipment you have available to improve the experience, but generally styles that are heavy in visual following like hip hop perform very well online.

Online lessons are performed via Zoom, which allows me to stream music directly from your computer, so you have crystal clear sound, and has the most stable connection. If you are not able to install zoom for any reason, the take lessons platform can be used as back up.

All you need to get started is a computer with internet connection, microphone and a web camera. Additional tools that improve the experience are speakers or bluetooth headphones, and a large screen like a tv. I will be available before the lesson to help with set up and trouble shooting if needed.

Lessons are best done in an area where you have the space to move around; Usually living rooms are sufficient for this. After calling in a few min early to check sound and video, I will explain the lesson plan for the day, followed by a breakdown of the skill set we will be working on. We would then start with a warm up and the material for the day, based on the goals we set for your program. With online lessons I can demonstrate the material, visually assess your progress, and provide feedback just as I would on an in person lesson.

Q: How does scheduling work:

A: My weekly availability varies. Scheduling will occur week by week, unless we agree on a standing time. Normally I provide my students with the times I am free based on their location and my travel time, and they choose the time they would prefer. Please let me know if there any days and times that will never work for you to be on a lesson due to current commitments such as work or other hobbies?

Q: What is your teaching style?

A: I have been teaching dance for over 10 years. In that time I have found that, regardless of what style you are learning, everything is made of a few fundamental principals and components specific to that style. There are only so many ways you can move your feet and body. By understanding these principals & components, you can then put them together in any order with different style to create different dances. By laying the proper foundation, students have an easier time following choreography, learning to apply their own style, and even keeping up with a class. Once a dancer has a foundation to work up on, I introduce new concepts in layers to help dances feel better and develop a nicer aesthetic.

Q: How do I book lessons?

A: To book lessons please visit my page, select the location and subject you would like lessons in, and book. You will be walked through a series of prompts to request times and complete the purchase. If you have a special request or have trouble booking online, please call take lessons directly and they will help get you set up.

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Carla B.
Profile-location-online Online

Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!

Posted Jul 10, 2020
Star P.
Profile-location-online Online

Sasha was wonderful to work with!

Posted Jun 19, 2020
Darlene W.
Profile-location-online Online

Sasha was very easy to work with and picked a just right starting point for me! I look forward to good things to come!

Posted Jun 14, 2020
Dan
Profile-location-online Online

Sasha has been absolutely amazing. She makes online dance classes surprisingly fluid and forms a real connection with her students remotely. As someone with a serious lack of rhythm and coordination, I can say I am enjoying myself and learning a great deal! Sasha has been choreographing my wedding dance and has gone above and beyond to cut the song just right as well as rehearsing all the moves until they are perfect. Beyond that she is teaching us the fundamentals and giving us a lot to think about and practice on our own, which is highly appreciated! Would strongly recommend Sasha as your next dance instructor.

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Rachel W.
Profile-location-online Online

Sasha is a excellent teacher

Posted Mar 21, 2020
Chad -.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Patient, encouraging, talented and she makes us excited about learning to dance. Looking forward to more lessons.

Posted Jan 6, 2020
Jennah C.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

It was only the first lesson but I can't wait for more! She's nice and explained the basics well.

Posted Jan 5, 2020
Kelly M.

Very helpful!

Posted Nov 26, 2019
Vivian
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sasha is a great teacher, friendly. she has been trying to explain to me the logic behind every movement, which was very helpful. looking forward to next lesson.

Posted Aug 23, 2019
Daphne B.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Sahsa is wonderful instructor. She works with you until you have the techniques needed for ballet while making you feel comfortable and confident.

Posted Aug 6, 2019
Joshua B.
Profile-location-online Online

Outstanding, highly recommend

Posted Jun 15, 2019
Matthew B.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Sasha is a wonderful teacher, very kind and supportive! She is very helpful in her demonstrations, and coaching , and is an amazing dancer to learn from! i recommend Sasha very highly!

Posted Jun 15, 2019
shweta
Profile-location-online Online

Super workout ! Feels great

Posted Apr 8, 2019
Brandon
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

She was great. Very capable with working with someone that has very little experience.

Posted Mar 13, 2019
Lena
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Best instructor ever! We had so much fun, were not intimidated she made us feel comfortable and no question was off limits. We’re so excited for next lesson!!

Posted Jan 22, 2019
Leslie F.
Profile-location-online Online

Posted Jan 2, 2019
sierra
Profile-location-online Online

Sasha did an amazing job teaching my now husband and me our first dance! We now, not only, have a few beginner ballroom dancing skills but also some regular dancing skills we can take to any party. She helped make our fairytale wedding really look the part with a solid ballroom dance in only about 10 lessons! She made it so fun too! Thank you!

Posted Dec 20, 2018
Tina R.
Profile-location-online Online

really enjoyed it thank you

Posted Sep 4, 2018
Ann
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sasha is a wonderful teacher who is very good at breaking down each dance so that even a very inexperienced student can learn and feel confident.

Posted Jul 3, 2018
Conni M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Did not know what to expect for my first lesson. Sasha was both patient and fun. I had a blast!

Posted Jun 5, 2018
Jim G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Excellent communication skills and extremely patient. Sasha keeps the pace at the right level so that the dance steps are challenging but achievable.

Posted Feb 13, 2018
Krishna S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Sasha is an expert teacher. Puts you at ease. Her techniques are effective. I am very impressed and happy to be her student. Thanks

Posted Nov 5, 2017
Susan
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great supportive teacher!

Posted Jul 31, 2017
Kevin H.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

I'm a beginner and she was very patient and made the lessons fun.

Posted Apr 12, 2017
Libby
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Sasha was fantastic. She made my daughter feel comfortable and she came out of the lesson wanting to come back for more immediately.

Posted Feb 28, 2017
Joe O.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Sasha is a trained teacher. You can tell she knows how to TEACH dance not just dance well. She is flexible with your learning style but will present 3 methods of learning simultaneously - visually performing your moves with you, auditorally counting out loud to you, and making you repetitively perform the moves while she monitors your technic. Or, she'll let you do what you feel most comfortable with so you have the most fun. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Dance at any level.

Posted Jul 19, 2016
David
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

My fiance and I wanted to learn a dance for our wedding. Neither of us had dance experience and had no idea what to expect. We gave Sasha our wedding song, and she put together an awesome routine! She is extremely flexible and professional. If we didn't like certain moves she would come back the next week with new ideas. I would highly recommend her if you're in a similar situation.

Posted May 25, 2016
Latifa A.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Wonderful experience!! She is very fun, great at what she is doing and my daughters loved her very much!! She also new how to teach everything I asked!!

Posted May 21, 2016
Brandon
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

She is great with kids. Inspires to be at their best and makes sure they are having fun.

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Maansi M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

The instructor made it inspite of a major thunderstorm, my child enjoyed the lesson!

Posted Feb 27, 2016
Tom E.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

We were a bundle of nerves as we approached the entrance. Sasha met us at the door, and immediately we felt welcomed and ready to learn some new steps.
She was friendly, encouraging, patient, and professional. She is a good fit for us.
We went home happy, with 2, 3, 4, and 1 on my minds.

Posted Apr 28, 2015

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Experience

Ballroom Instructor
Apr 2017 - Present

Studio

Choreographer
Sep 2012 - Present

Independent

I have been in private practice choreographing various styles from ballroom to hip hop to jazz to bellydance, as well as instructing for over 4 years now

Ballroom dance Instructor
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017

Arthur Murray

Ballroom Dance Instructor
Sep 2013 - Apr 2016

Rhythm DanceSport

Education

PHD Natural Medicine
Jan 2017 - Present

Quantum University

Business Administration
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017

Bucks County Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Ballroom Teacher Certification
Mar 2018

Fred Astaire

Ballroom Teacher Certification
Jun 2015

Arthur Murray

Awards

3rd Place Professional Rhythm
Aug 2016

Fred Astair

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