Students are raving about their Sports & Fitness instructors on TakeLessons.
Check out some of these recent reviews.
Review by Tim
"I never heard of ELDOA and to me it seemed like another take on yoga, but when I tried it with Joey on my first session, man it was difficult. It was so h
ard that I couldn't imagine getting benefit from it. However 30 minutes or so after Joey left, my back pain was gone! I have had horrible back pain for years and tried many things including chiropractic, exercise, and anything you could imagine. Everytime I see Joey, I make more progress. He teaches you how to do all of this on your own which is awesome, but I love having Joey there to make those tiny adjustments and to make sure everything is going well. If you have back pain or want better posture, go see Joey."
Denver, CO teacher:
Review by Joel
"I have had the pleasure of both performing with and being trained by Derek, and I promise you will not be disappointed! His fitness advice helped me reach
my training and health goals in a good amount of time."
Ithaca, NY teacher:
Review by Jacob
"Travis was fabulous and taught many skills that were not known."
I am a Biologist who has been teaching for years, but in a formal classroom setting for about 4 months. I have worked with children of all ages and love to inspire excellence through creative activities.I currently work with students who have learning differences including dyslexia and ADD. I now specialize in elementary math instruction.
Briana has enjoyed teaching since she was a teaching assistant at Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, her high school dance studio. Since then she has taught students within Washington DC Public Schools, the University of Michigan Recreation Center, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Morton Street Dance Center, District Dance Arts, as well as many other studios and non-profit organizations. Teaching allows her to express herself, pass on her knowledge and experiences and inspire students to develop their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship.
There is never a dull moment in Briana’
s classes! Her specific classes and lesson plans are catered to specific age groups from Pre-K to adults. They consist of engaging movement activities, warm-up, and complex movement combinations. She is an energetic and patient teacher who seriously takes into account the needs and skill level of the student in preparing her lesson plans and material.
Briana’s use of dance vocabulary and physical demonstrations allow her to teach the material accurately and effectively. Her positive attitude and constant words of encouragement keep students motivated and engaged in the lesson. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary of the movement style and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person.
She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan in May of 2013 and has had a wide range of professional experience. She has worked with and performed works by modern dance choreographers such as Lindsey Merchant, Melissa Beck, Germaul Barnes, Jessica Fogel, Christopher Huggins, Shen Wei and Dianne McIntyre. She was artistic director of a chapter of the international hip-hop dance company Dance2XS International.
Briana was a full-time company member with StepAfrika!, a professional stepping company in Washington, DC from 2013-2015 and currently, she is working with CityDance resident artist S.J. Ewing & Dancers. Briana has had the privilege of performing at DC's City Rhythms Festival, Catholic Universities Hartke Theater, the Hill Center, the VelocityDC Festival, the Guantanomo Bay Naval Base as well as others. Recently she was invited to perform a modern dance solo in Dance Place’s 2014 New Releases Choreographers Showcase and Joy of Motions 2014 Dance Project Concert. Most recently, she served as the assistant choreographer on the American Theater’s Company’s production of The Project(s) in Chicago, IL, rated 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune. Most recently, she collaborated with Hard Soles Dance Company on a new piece titled “Re:set”, combining contemporary dance and body percussion, for the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival in honor of the 70th anniversary of the integration of the NFL and was chosen as Dance Place's 2016 New Releases Commission Recipient in support her new work to be premiered the summer of 2017.
Briana encourages students to bring writing materials to each lesson to take notes for any learned vocabulary and each lesson will follow with a recorded video of the movement for the students to refer to until the next lesson.
Maria December 15, 2016
In studio Verified Student
My 12 y.o. daughter has been taking private lessons with Briana. My daughter has no prior experience but would like to join a group class some day and Briana has been great coming up with an appropriate lesson plan and providing a foundation to start with so she will be comfortable joining a group class as well. Briana is very enthusiastic and my daughter has really enjoyed the classes. I can tell she has learned a lot & will benefit a great deal from these lessons. We definitely plan to continue the lessons and I highly recommend Briana to anyone seeking dance lessons.
Ebonee November 25, 2016
In studio Verified Student
I started taking private lessons after a long hiatus from ballet. Briana is an excellent teacher, patient, and knowledgeable. I've progressed faster than I would have if I had only taken group classes. Briana's teaching style is fun and inspiring. She takes the time to discover where you are in your dance training and tailors the lessons to your goals while maintaining authority as a professional. I recommend Briana for any adult dancers who want to improve their technique and want focused, individual training.
Matt September 6, 2016
Modern Dance ·
In studio Verified Student
Briana was a very enthusiastic teacher and had very interesting lesson plans. She strives for student improvement and always keeps class fun. I would definitely recommend her as a dance instructor!
Sean has been in working in educational publishing, specifically Higher Ed and Adult Learning, for 4 years and is currently available to teach lessons in and around the Baltimore area. As an educational publisher, Sean has developed a variety of high school and college level course curriculums that are now being featured in many schools, colleges, and universities throughout the U.S.
Sean received his education at UMBC where he received a B.A. in English Communication Technology, while minoring in Journalism. He looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals and likes to teach in
a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that develops fast effective results.
Ama S. March 27, 2015
World History ·
In studio Verified Student
Great Tutor! First 3 sessions have been very helpful
Norman Victor Crone is a classically trained vocalist, tutor, academic, and entrepreneur. He is currently finishing a degree in Vocal Performance and Computer Science at UMBC, studying as a bass-baritone under Dr Stephen Caracciolo. He sings in the UMBC Camerata Chamber Choir and in the Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir. Has extensive experience privately tutoring in core academic subjects, performing arts, and athletic endeavours, particularly swimming. He has tutored students since the Fall of 2012. He focuses on mastery of the basics in all subjects, creative and critical thinking,
and adding elements of excitement or fun to all subjects.
Hi, I'm Sean! I have always loved helping people realize their potential and have mentored, tutored, and taught in many contexts.
I teach educational skills that I learned during my studies at Harvard College and Berkeley Law School, and test taking skills that I learned earning very competitive scores on the SAT, SAT II, APs, the LSAT, and the GRE. While at Harvard, I also tutored students in sociology, statistics, and writing.
I also teach athletic skills I gained rock climbing for the past decade and competing as a national finalist on NBC's American Ninja Warrior. I have taught count
less children and adults climbing and ninja related skills as an instructor at gyms around the country, and at Primal Fitness here in DC.
I look forward to working with you to help you realize your potential!
Valentina X. January 23, 2017
Sean is by far one of the most enthusiastic and naturally talented parkour instructors. He has taught me many movement-based skills in parkour/ninja warrior gyms as well as outdoors. He is great at gauging your skill level and helping you improve in precise and consistent ways. I have also seen Sean work with young kids at competitions and workshops. Kids love his enthusiasm and goofiness. It's like he never gets tired, which is exactly the quality you need to work with young kids!