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Kassaundra S.

San Diego, CA

Students can expect a teacher who customizes a lesson to their ability and desire. I take pride in recognizing the learning curve of my students and give them a lesson that makes them feel accomplished in their growth.

About Kassaundra

As a dancer my training has been in several genre's of dance including, salsa, cha cha cha, bachata, samba, ballet, jazz, street styles, burlesque, contemporary, hip hop and ballroom.

I am certified through Alma Latina Dance Co. which is the top Latin Dance Company in the world and 4 time World Champions. I have competed in the World Latin Cup and have been featured in commercials as well as International tours and large concert performances.

My focus is on blending strong technique with smooth style. I want my dancers to move with ease and confidence, while enjoying the music.

Instr
uction offered for both men and women as well as children for regular lessons or choreography for weddings, parties, recitals and competitions.

I will cover musicality,timing, full body technique, body movement, styling, as well as drills and stretching.

I will have you dancing with confidence at a pace that is comfortable for YOU!! I am a master at breaking things down!!
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Krysten C. January 24, 2016
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Kassaundra is very nice, talented and patient. I had no idea what kind of dance I wanted to do or would be good at, so Kassaundra taught me the basic techniques that are applicable for any dance type. 10 out of 10 recommend Kassaundra for dance lessons.
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Vera B. November 11, 2015
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Kassaundra is very patient. She is teaching my daughter dance and my daughter has focus issues, but Kassaundra is able to bring her attention back to the dance moves. I recommend her.
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Ronnie Fang August 13, 2015
Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Kassaundra is a great instructor. Very knowledgable in Salsa and was very patient with me during our session. She also catered the session to my specific needs, which I really appreciated.
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Kassaundra S.

Kassaundra S.

San Diego, CA 92123
(3)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA

Learn to dance with Ferlyn!

My History of Dance:
I have many dance genres within my history of dance. For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my entire profile.

My Teaching Method:
I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education.

PLEASE NOTE:
Any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.

About Ferlyn

My Teaching Philosophy:
"Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of the Method that will bring these abilities to light." - Ferlyn

I believe each and every person has a unique brand of movement, understanding of music, and learning style for any dance form or instrument. Whether it is hip hop, breaking, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, dancing for a wedding, birthday, or flash mob, playing the piano, singing or even learning the
theory of music or dance, I make sure to bring out the best quality within your learning, expand that knowledge and encourage you to become your fullest potential as my student. I bring a different light to each lesson of dance, piano and/or music and bring your abilities to a level that is more knowledgeable, adequately refined, near to perfection and professional over time, and definitely enjoyable.

My Biography:
I started at the age of 5 with the desire to perform and entertain. With the drive of a freestyle & street dancer, I emulated Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson as a few of my dance inspirations. I also grew up driven into the background of piano, having trained in various methods such as Alfred, Bastien, Faber, Carr-Glover & Glover, Thompson and Schuam, expanding my knowledge and range as a pianist of 25 years.

In Los Angeles, I was determined to make dance my professional career and earned my Baccalaureate in Dance at California State University, Los Angeles. I learned alongside notable and popular mentors and instructors, training in modern, hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, house, tap, jazz and ballet. I choreographed for weddings, birthdays, within multiple shows, as well as became an advanced member of Cal State LA Jazz Tap Corps and the campus' hip hop crew, Team Flight.

Under much dedication for my professional career, my experiences exponentially grew after college as the Dance Choreographer & Director for Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School's dance troupe, CATCH Kids, a troupe renowned for being featured on the Tyra Banks Show and catching the eyes of a few known performers such as Tommy The Clown, Debbie Allen, and Janet Jackson. I was a Dance Instructor in various studios such as the American Vive Dance Foundation, King's Dance Center, Expressions Dance and Movement Center, and Kruciaal Element's The Dancehouse. I worked with Kruciaal Element Dance Company as the previous Assistant Director and part of their freestyle dance crew, Stylematix, and performed in shows and events across San Diego County and Los Angeles County, including Monster Bash San Diego, Mardi Gras in The Gaslamp District, Dancescape, The Hot Spot Alhambra and The Moxie Showcase.

My current disciplines are focused and centered around Southern California as the CEO & Director of a Dance Company. I aim at providing a unique family of dancers and training musicians to be at their best. I am working on several upcoming pieces and providing a dance company that integrates dance community and dance industry knowledge, with a side of the 3 Heart-"Be3ts". Additionally, I have extensive knowledge and experience in Filipino traditional dance, ballroom, social and line dancing, as well as a background in stage management, set design, and vocal training. My personal goals are to continue to express my passions, develop my talents, and especially motivate others to find their own true inner self, dancer, choreographer, musician, performer, entertainer and/or artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
DANCE LESSONS:
In the Studio, we have an amazing speaker system, nice new wood laminate floors, and mirrors!
All lessons are provided via movement.

I will provide a speaker system and the dance lessons for On-Site (Traveling) Lessons.
It is necessary to provide at least an 8 foot by 8 foot clearance of space and concrete, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring.
If space is away from an outlet, please provide an extension cord.

Dancer must have ready the following for class:
- Towel
- Water
- Comfortable Clothing
- Appropriate Shoes:
----For Tap Dance Classes: Hard-Soled Shoes are recommended for Concrete and Vinyl (outside) flooring.
----For Wood and Laminate flooring: Please make sure all screw-in taps (not bolted) are in the toe and heel of taps on Tap Shoes.

[Dance shoes and outfits are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.]

PIANO LESSONS:
At the studio and instructor's site, we have a Full 88-Key Digital Piano for all piano lessons!
I will provide the piano.

I WILL NOT have a digital piano provided for On-Site (Travel) Lessons. Please have an upright, grand or digital piano ready (76 keys or more is ok; a Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is recommended).

For Advanced Piano Lessons: A Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is necessary.

[Piano books, notebooks and supplementary materials are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.]

*** Specialties ***
Dance:
Hip Hop, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Whacking, House, Bebop Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz and Ballet.
Over 15 years of experience and training.
Taught various dance genres officially since 2005.

Piano:
Classical Pianist for over 25+ years.
Taught Piano for over 10 years.

PLEASE NOTE:
For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.
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Noah E. October 13, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome, looking forward to more lessons.
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Rob A. June 5, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher, willing to meet my personal goals
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Lesly P. June 2, 2015
Tap Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Ferlyn is professional and accomplished yet she condescends to me as a novice iin such a patient, warm and kind way. I never realized how much i could learn. I had the idea that i would suffer under the tutelage of a harsh dance taskmaster that you learn about in movies and books. NOT SO; i look forward to my class which is such a pleasure!
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Ferlyn F.

Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA 92126
(8)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Chris B.

San Diego, CA

I noticed a lot of teachers use songs that are very Hood, Buck, and Ratchet. Very few teachers bridge the gap to introduce the sexier side of Hip Hop and R&B. I hope to teach you moves that are more fluid and flow with the song. I intend to help you recognize the different instruments/lyrics of a song, and not rely entirely on an 8 count.

About Chris

a.k.a. StyListiK SmurF

I have been in the dance community for the past year. We are a very positive community and are about uplifting and encouraging, instead of pointing out flaws. As long as you are trying your best and giving your all, that's all I ask in a student. Dance is not about who is the best, but interpreting a song based on how you feel it. Dance is suppose to be fun and inspiring!

I specialize in the R&B side of Hip Hop. You should expect to dance to songs by artists such as Usher, Marques Houston, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, etc.
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Sarah P. October 20, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Loved it! Very motivating. Can't wait to keep taking lessons and see my progress
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Chris B.

Chris B.

San Diego, CA 92111
(1)
starting at
$16 / 60-min
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Olivia L.

San Diego, CA

I am a professional dancer and a proud Dance Theatre Conservatory graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood, CA. I have trained in styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, and Tap, Pilates, and Yoga, as well as Acting and Musical Theatre. I am proud to be represented by Go 2 Talent Agency in Los Angeles, CA. I want to learn about you and help you achieve your goals.

About Olivia

I am a professional dancer and a proud Dance Theatre Conservatory graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Hollywood, CA. She has trained in styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, and Tap, as well as Acting and Musical Theatre. I also live fitness and have a background in Pilates and Yoga, as well as Health and Nutrition and love to talk about that. I have worked with talented choreographers in Los Angeles and Guam and have taught for many years. I have worked with toddlers and young kids, al the way up to adults, beginners and advanced. I want to le
arn about you, and what your goals are so I can help you achieve them. I am all about positivity and hope we can work together.
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Olivia L.

Olivia L.

San Diego, CA 92130
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Ila D.

San Diego, CA

Learn dancing step by step
Take part in my dance group

About Ila

I teach :
Arabic dance ( belly dance and egyptian )
Traditional persian dance
Turkish dance ( in 3 styles of azarbaijan )
Kurdi dance
Salsa , vals , bachata , chacha
Passa double
Ballet &......

Also if you are a good dancer you can be a member of my dance group
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Ila D.

Ila D.

San Diego, CA 92128
starting at
$40 / 60-min

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