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Gina B. Oakland, CA

How to move around like a hungry for space dancer. My teachers used to tell me to Eat Up Space. We will learn how to make our own dances. Vocabulary and Improv, Dynamic, Structure and Form. Finding what it means to write a story or poem with your body's movement, the space it is inhabiting and of course, idea.

About Gina

I graduated from Juilliard in dance and pursued modern dance and all sorts of theatre including musicals and music theatre and performing arts. I have taught children and grown ups for many years. I have a strong performing career and love the way teaching keeps me in a giving and learning place. *** Lesson Details *** With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the play of games and experiments technique will develop and manifest. As the student becomes more advanced I become more demanding as do the materials. As an acting teacher I have an advanced capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I am a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world ...

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Monica P. April 17, 2014
Dance
Verified Student
Beyond expectations

From our first phone call, Gina became invested in my dance journey. From modern dance, to ballet and contemporary, Gina has guided me into a new world of performance and dance. Outside of our scheduled lessons, we are loosely collaborating on a creative project - something I thought was years away until I met Gina. She taught me tactical dance fundamentals while also helping me navigate the dance and theater scene in NYC. (with which she is very connected) The best thing for me was her flexibility with the learning process. She encourages everyone to make their own journey, never forcing too much structure but always being reliable. I look forward to continuing this journey. Thank you!
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Talia S. December 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Gina provides a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in.

I have been taking singing lessons with Gina for several months now. I have always been extremely self conscious of my voice but it's something I've always wanted to conquer. Gina has done a really nice job providing a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in. I always appreciate how flexible she is with scheduling, as my hours are sometimes hard to predict. I really look forward to our time together. It's very therapeutic.
James B. Alameda, CA

Choreography

(At this time, any dance related lesson must be given a the client's home or mutually agreed upon location.)

About James

I have 15 years of experience as a tutor. I have had my own private tutoring business. My area of expertise is math (basic arithmetic to“ pre-calculus); however, I have tutored in English (grammar and writing), Computer science (Word, Works, Windows OS, and other general computer problems), as well as other subjects. In addition, I also have 10 years of experience working with after school programs both as a tutor and as a recreational instructor. My recreational activities consisted of cheer leading, dance, computer science, graphic design, music (singing), and board games. I have worked with children of all ages. *** Lesson Details *** Tutoring sessions are 1 hour minimum to 2 hours maximum. Basic sessions may consist of the following: Review of current or past trouble ...

Elena A. Concord, CA

About Elena

Highly Motivated & Excited Teacher and Inspiration Mover. Building confidence in various subjects from Art to Dance to Computer Skills. Come to the class one way, and leave a brand new person regardless of which class you take with Elena A. Founder & CEO of MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay! Inc. a 501c3 Non Profit Organization, Elena teaches classes to support the community and continues to boost careers in the Bay!

Taiwo K. Oakland, CA

Teach ballet, tap, lyrical, West African, Jazz Hip-hop, Stepping, Jazz, praise and musical theater dance

About Taiwo

Mrs. Taiwo K.i s a coloratura soprano, dancer, educator and griot (historian, storyteller, entertainer, musician, praise singer). With a performance history spanning over 2 decades, Taiwo has performed for such legends as Kathrine Dunham, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Nelson Mandela, Regina Bell, Pharaoh Sanders, and Dizzy Gillespie. She has performed with Phavia Kujichagulia and Ma’at, E.W. Wainwright’s African Roots of Jazz, Omega, Imhotep Dance Ensemble, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Oakland Opera Theater, Lyric Theater of San Jose and N’Soromma African Drummers and Dancers (an ensemble she co-founded). Functionally using the arts to tell the history of African Americans, Taiwo weaves inspiring and uplifting tales for audiences of all ages utilizing a combination of Spirituals, Gospel, ...

Ayah B. El Cerrito, CA

About ayah

Ayah has been teaching Yoga as well as facilitating women’s circles, rituals and dances for over 10 years. Certified Yoga Instructor RYA, Initiated minister through the fellowship of Isis , and life-long student of dance. She has creatively infused a lifelong path of apprenticing in healing & ceremonial arts into her passion for therapeutic movement. Her intention is to help others develop a practice that suites their individual lifestyle needs while inspiring creative expression, strong inner body awareness, and connection to Spirit. She has been honored for her invitation and vision to create ceremonial dances in sacred sites. Ayah continues to inspire and offer the encouragement of deep prayer and grace through her performance art as well as teaching. Ayah was introduced ...

Ashley M. San Francisco, CA

About Ashley

I have taught various levels and ages of ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz, and theater dance all while continuing my own training and professional career.

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