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Steven K.

New York, NY

Kick your face, land those double pirouettes, and have some ballet meets jazz/musical theatre FUN with me! With a primary focus on classical ballet technique, we move from basic barre exercises, to the center for some more jazz-y warm ups, then go FULL OUT into some musical theatre combos. #work!

About Steven

Hey guys! I have a passion for Musical Theatre and all that comes with the wonderful art form--acting, singing, dancing, and doing all three at the same time :). I'™m here to meet my students where they're at and help them grow from there.
I have a knack for getting my students to tell their stories in a strong, direct way. I focus on using the words the lyricist or playwright has given achieve the character'™s objective (and consequently, grip the audience's attention). However, that'™s all the delicious whipped cream and frosting at the top of the cake. In order to create an arc in
a song, a character with an objective, and a human being fighting for something, we need to get in touch with the instruments we are using: our voice, our body, and our mind.
Focusing our mind on presence is the key to accessing an open body. Without presence, we aren't in our bodies. Our minds race, the inner critic judges, and we can go through a whole lesson (or performance!) without actually having witnessed our creative expression. Once we can focus our mind, we begin focusing our body. We make choices, or in most cases, our bodies make the choices for us, while we sit back and allow the expression to develop organically. In order to access presence, I use exercises borrowed from a number of body, mind, and voice techniques: meditation, yoga, and being a goof ball.
Then we can start with the voice. I love helping students find new sounds, range, and texture to their voices. To do this, I use basic exercises that emphasize a number of skills we need to hone: open vowels, forward/nasal placement, palatal alignment, and using the lighter mechanism of our voice we so often want to ignore. Once our body, voice, and mind are aligned, we are ready to tackle the song, scene, monologue, or dance combination we are working on in our lesson.
Let's do it!
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manuel N. October 29, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Verified Student
He is amazing because he teach me everything he knows about music.
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DebbieR March 6, 2014
Great Voice Teacher

I had a singing lesson with Steven last week and it was great! I was having vocal difficulties with a song, which prevented me from expressing the emotion the song needed. Steven listened to me sing, he identified the problem and we immediately embarked on vocal exercises that unlocked my voice. Then we worked on interpretation and the emotional arc of the song. Steven’s teamwork approach was productive and a lot of fun. His perceptive coaching helped me find new ways to approach the song. I highly recommend Steven as a vocal instructor and coach.
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BrianR March 6, 2014
Steven's great, and won't break the bank

Steven is not only incredibly patient with me in our lessons, but he is also very efficient in our time together. One thing I like about his way or teaching is that we work on technique and then always make sure to applying what we're working on to a song so it's never strictly exercises. It's also great that Steven is a singer himself and actually works professionally.
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Steven K.

New York, NY 10023
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starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Deirdre T.

New York, NY

I have performed and choreographed in a wide variety of styles - from musical theatre, baroque, flamenco, modern, and ballroom for over 35 years.

About Deirdre

I have been playing the piano since I was young. I have a special love of Spanish music, both classical and Flamenco, but I also play Bach every day. I began to perform Flamenco as a dancer and percussionist about 25 years ago. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, the pre-eminent dance film festival produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. As a writer, I have been published in over 15 publications. Right now, I write regularly for The Dance Enthusiast, an on-line web magazine, and Eye on the Arts. I have taught dance in the 5 boroughs through Ci
ty Center in the public school system so I am happy to teach children and adults of all ages.
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Deirdre T.

Deirdre T.

New York, NY 10025
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Giorgia B.

New York, NY

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

I have been teaching dance for the past 8 years and I am currently maintaining an active performance career.

I love helping my students becoming the best dancers they can be by working on refining their technique and letting their personality shine through their movement.

I will be happy to book a dance studio for a better learning experience.

About Giorgia

I am an established professional dancer based in NYC and I enjoy sharing my love for dance through my teaching.

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

In my 8 years long teaching experience I have had the pleasure to help students become professional dancers and perform in prestigious events such as the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, the Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas is you" show and Brooklyn Nets Kids.
Other alumni were awarded Miss Dance of the United States Prize and were accepte
d into distinguished schools such as the Ailey/Fordham Program, Rutgers University, The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and the Talented, The Ailey School, High Tech High School and LaGuardia High School.

I currently teach company class for Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance and I am a teaching artist for the Rebecca Kelly Ballet Onstage program.

I have danced professionally at The Metropolitan Opera, Armitage Gone! Dance, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance to name a few.
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Riccardo B. February 9, 2016
Ballet · In studio
Giorgia is by far the best ballet teacher I've ever had. I've learned a lot from her and I'm looking forward to my next lesson!!
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Olivia M. June 1, 2015
Ballet · In studio
A student of the Ailey School and a dancer of ten years, I feel that my input is very valid. Giorgia is extremely knowledgeable in many aspects of dance: ballet, contemporary, and choreography. I have taken a few private ballet lessons with Giorgia and was very pleased with how well she can articulate what the movement should look and feel like. Her demonstrations are easy to follow, as she is a wonderful dancer and can execute movements just as she desires her students to execute them. Giorgia really helped me with focusing on fully developing my ballet movements and making my dancing flow from one step to another, as her dancing illustrates her understanding of both ballet and contemporary. I quickly adapted her ideas of fluidity and she was very encouraging of the movements that I struggled with. She is smart and wants her students to succeed in the same way that she has. Even when I made a mistake or fell out of a turn, Giorgia applauded the positive aspects of my dancing while also breaking down what needed to be fixed for improvement. I would definitely take more lessons with Giorgia because she made me feel inspired and eager to learn with her positive attitude and knowledgeable outlook on the dance world.
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Giorgia B.

New York, NY 10012
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starting at
$60 / 45-min
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Sasha C.

Huntingdon Valley, PA

5 years of latin ballroom experiance. Trained in ballroom, bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and ariel arts including hoop, pole and silk. I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions Ilya and Amanda Reyzin, and have been teaching ballroom for 1.5 years. All ages welcome. If your looking for a social way to stay fit, or just want to learn a new skill, you've come to the right place.

About Sasha

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 ariel arts (ariel silk, hoop and pole). Im currently giving lessons in Latin ballroom. I have been teaching different subjects for 5 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for the last 2 years. I believe dance is a healing and liberating art and would love to help you find your flow. Not only is ballroom 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.
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Tom E. April 28, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Sasha C.

Sasha C.

Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
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starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Lia B.

New York, NY

What is great about taking dance lessons with Lia is that she assesses each student’s level, knowledge and styles of learning, and based on that she determines the best learning path to incorporate into the lesson by breaking down each step with ease and fun! So, if you are looking to be able to enjoy your social life by attending more parties, exercising while dancing, relieve stress, increase self-confidence, and prepare for upcoming wedding or event. Contact dance studio Dance with Lia!

About Lia

Lia is the owner of the dance studio Dance with Lia and also the dance instructor of ballroom dance, Latin, and Argentine Tango for over 9 years. Lia was the top instructor for 4 years at Arthur Murray dance studio,where she gained professional dance training in ballroom dance, and received certifications in Bronze,Silver and Gold level.She began her study of Ballroom dance, since a young age with some of the best dance instructors from her country at the dance studio Codreanca. Also,she participated in many international dance competitions,where she was awarded. Lia enjoys to teach dance and
her students have been taking over the dance floor and enjoy the rhythm of the music by dancing at any event of their social life.
Dance with Lia company also, specializes in creating a mesmerizing first dance - Fast, Fun and Easy!Your wedding dance should be put in the hands of a professional dance instructor.
Lia believes that by taking dance lessons you will be able to enjoy your social life by attending more parties, relieve stress, making a special person happy, and increase self-confidence.Lia encourages everybody to take dance classes for extra benefits you may explore in your social and personal life!!
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Marius November 5, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In studio
Congratulations dear Lia! Your dream come true. You are the best so i wish you the best! from an old friend, from Romania
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J L. June 23, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In studio
Lia is an exceptional dancer and instructor. Her enthusiasm is contagious and makes learning to dance lots of fun. Moments into your first lesson, you will feel a beautiful new dimension to music and start to move with surprising and delightful grace. You will not want to stop.
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Lia B.

Lia B.

New York, NY 10018
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starting at
$70 / 30-min

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