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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 20 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 15 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 (depending on subject).

Basic sessions may consist of the following:
Review of current or past trouble spots
Homework help
Test prep and/or review
Extra practice exercises

Single and multiple subject sessions are possible depending on tutor assessment and availability.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Math (Elementary to High School)
Writing (Creative and Essay)
Music (Voice - Basics)
Computers (Basic Literacy & Various Programs)
Other
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Sherita N July 1, 2015
Study Skills · In studio
James is an excellent instructor that has tremendous amount of patience with the most difficult students. He is also very skillful in academics especially English and language arts. He has the unquie ability to break the assignment or steps down for the student to learn on his/her individual level! A great pleasure to work beside him !
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Michael June 28, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
James worked with me in Youth Group leadership and mentoring. Completely responsible, very creative, and ready to try everything -- we used music, art, dance, theater, games, word puzzles, and anything else we could think of to develop the teaching material/learning outcomes that we were seeking. James brings a spirit of confidence and integrity to all he does. Certainly one of my favorite people to work on a project with and a true gift to a team or ensemble.
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James B.

James B.

Oakland, CA 94612
(2)
starting at
$30 / 60-min
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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-f
ounded).

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, Praise Dance and traditional West African dance and drumming. Taiwo’s annual production entitled “Go Tell It! – A Harriet Tubman Christmas Story” premiered in December 2012. Receiving rave reviews for its 2012 and 2013 productions, “Go Tell It!” has become a Bay Area Holiday tradition and a Black History Month staple. “Go Tell It!” tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s first escape with passengers on the Underground Railroad. Told through music and dance, a highlight of “Go Tell It!” is the cast’s moving performances of Taiwo’s original arrangements of many well-known and loved Spirituals. Honored by the Friends of Negro Spirituals as a Negro Spirituals Heritage Keeper, in addition to arranging Spirituals, Taiwo lectures on their development, correct historical context and the coding found within.

A passionate educator of 15 years, Taiwo has taught West Aftican dance at Prairie View A&M University; Hip-hop, Stepping, West African and Liturgical dance for Stanford University; and dance and musical theater at Kids N’ Dance. Currently, Taiwo teaches music for Berkeley City College, and is the dance and 2nd grade teacher at Ile Omode School. Taiwo has a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a Master of Business Administration in marketing. She is the co-founder of Lyric Dance and Vocal Ensemble (LDVE), Lyric Performing Arts Academy (LPAA) and Lyric Performing Arts Foundation (LPAF). Currently, Taiwo serves as Chief Executive Officer for both LPAA and LPAF.

In addition to this all, Taiwo is a wife and mother and enjoys spending time with her loving husband, Obara ‘Six’ Awoyefa, and daughters, Sassafras Rose and Saije Orisa-Damilola Awoyefa.
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Taiwo K.

Taiwo K.

Oakland, CA 94612
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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courtney G.

Oakland, CA

Experienced dance teacher of 12 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of skills. I specialize in modern/contemporary, jazz, ballet and hip hop, typically will start with stretching and conditioning.

About courtney

I have been teaching dance for 10 years and graduated with a B.A. in dance from Point Park University. I have worked with numerous choreographers and dancers throughout the country. I performed in Germany, Canada and China with dance companies focused on modern/contemporary.
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courtney G.

courtney G.

Oakland, CA 94606
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Penny B.

San Francisco, CA

Concepts for Ballet, Tap, Modern, and ethnic forms should be presented with explanations, making dance an education and not simply physical manipulation to reach a goal.
The technical side of Ballet sets the foundation. Delivering that foundation can be best accomplished with music that is relevant and expanding to the student.
Young students absorb an incredible amount with games and story enactment. It's the perfect time to teach terminology, stage direction and strong fundamental skills.

About Penny

It's important for dance education to take place in a safe environment in order to truly develop the creative skills of the student.. My hope is to increase not only a students technique, but also a love and an appreciation of the arts and their interaction.
Summary of Qualifications
Educator - developed and presented curriculum for Modern Dance, Classical Ballet Technique, Pointe, Tap, Israeli, Bellydance, South African, Fire Performance Arts, Classical French Mime Technique, American Ballroom, dance history, choreography and theatre.  Performer - toure
d nationally and internationally (in Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, and Portugal ) as a Classical and Modern dancer  Choreographer for national and international workshops and conferences 
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Angie July 6, 2015
Tap Dance · In studio
My daughter took beginning tap and ballet with Miss Penny for two years. She learned a lot of technique in both types of dance and not just how to shake her body around on the stage. That's what I really appreciate about Miss Penny, she teaches dance and respect for the girls' bodies. I was also impressed that my 8 year old got to be a part of a production and not just a recital. She got experience in working alongside older dancers and had some acting thrown in also. We can't find anyone like Miss Penny!
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Megan J. May 13, 2015
Ballet · In studio
I took dance from Penny for many years and she is an amazing teacher! She truly cares about her students and helps them not only to learn so much but to love what they're learning. One of the things I liked most about Penny is that she cares so much about technique, she wants you to learn it and learn it right. She knows many forms of dance and can offer so much for her students!
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ANGELICA G. May 13, 2015
Dance · In studio
My name is Angelica G. Hannah from Charlotte N.C. I have known Miss Penny Boyes and have taken her dance classes for ten years. In those ten years, I have studied Israeli Folk Dance, Classical Ballet Technique with Pointe and Modern dance. Miss Penny has been a faithful and dedicated dance teacher to the Charlotte N.C Dance Co. and to the students there. Driving four hours each week from South Carolina to North Carolina. Miss Penny has not only taught me dance Technique, but also to interact with the other dancers .Miss Penny has a way of teaching no matter what your age is or where you are to develop your ability as a dancer to achieve your goals. As Dancer I have been dancing for forty five years and in all my years of Dancing Miss Penny has been the best teacher that I have had and have learned the most from. Angelica G. Hannah
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Penny B.

Penny B.

San Francisco, CA 94109
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starting at
$67 / 30-min
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Daniel A.

Emeryville, CA

I've been teaching dance for 9 years and my students have gone on to perform professionally, win competitions, and spend quality time with their loved ones. On the first lesson, you'll be able to dance some basics and as time goes on you'll be able to add shine and confidence to your dancing.

I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Daniel

I have been teaching ballroom dance since 2006, and teach all styles of social, competitive, and nightclub dancing. Salsa, Swing, Tango, Cha Cha, Bachata, Runba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Country, and dozens more.
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Daniel A.

Daniel A.

Emeryville, CA 94608
starting at
$69 / 30-min

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