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About Holly T.

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Seattle, WA
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I primarily teach a blend of West African dances and hip-hop. I began teaching in 2012 and have worked in Seattle area gyms and have traveled to Southern Mexico to teach as well.

My dance curriculum is built on teaching a strong basic step and fundamentals of rhythms in music. My main goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for students to express themselves through movement.

About Holly
I am an enthusiastic musician with a talent for teaching. I have worked as a voice and piano teacher in Seattle for over ten years. Previously employed at The West Side Music Academy in 2003-2006, I realized my passion for individual instruction early in my career. I studied Music Education under Dr. Romana Holmes at Seattle Pacific University and furthered my knowledge in Pedagogy.

I am a huge believer in being a lifelong student! I have continued my music education throughout my adult life and have studied Jazz, Classical, Opera, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Soul, Gospel, and Folk. As a pianist I began individual instruction at age fourteen and have studied Jazz with Darius Willrich, Ryan Burns, Dan Kramlich and Mark Samson.

I began singing and playing piano at age five. I have been involved in school and community choirs includin
g The Total Experience Gospel Choir, Seattle Pacific University Women's Choir, and The Spokane Area Children's Chorus. Musical productions including Grease, Once Upon a Mattress, Chicago, and Les Miserables. I have been a featured soloist in ensembles throughout my life. I also performed in the Jazz Ensemble at Seattle Central Community College for three years as a vocalist and pianist.

I have an extensive background as a performer in small and large bands in the Seattle area. I have played in various venues throughout the area including Key Arena, Benaroya Hall, McCall Hall, Folk Life Festival, Marymoor Park, Highway 99 Blues Club, Tula's Nightclub, and the Nectar Lounge to name a few. I have also worked as a studio musician with various funk, soul, and electronic music producers and bands.

I study African dance and other forms of dance including hip-hop, house, and have traveled to Guinea, Conakry to study dance and music with Les Ballets African a premier African dance ensemble that tours the world. I also spent the summer of 2012 working with a non-profit organization in Chiapas, Mexico teaching music and dance to kids k-12 in the Indigenous Village of Ignacio Allende. More recently I have been studying and performing with Pat Wright and The Total Experience Gospel Choir since 2014.

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As your teacher I can help you thrive in music. I promise to provide a fun learning experience with lots of laughs and smiles. My number one goal is to help build a love and passion for music and boost student's confidence. I understand and appreciate different levels of experience and make sure to cater the lesson to the individual. Whether my students are young or old; whether they view voice or piano lessons as a just-for-fun hobby; or whether they wish to pursue a serious music career - I am happy to facilitate all of this and more, as we work together to reach their goals.

My musical foundation is one built on proper technique and strong musicianship skills. Students will learn proper posturing, breathing, and vocal production- in addition to reading and music notation, music theory and more. As students master these techniques I will work to help them bring out their own voice and creative expression. We will explore music from a variety of genres including Jazz, Classical, Pop/Rock, and more. Each of my students will be able to perform in ways that are not only healthy and technically sound but unique to them.

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In the studio I have an acoustic upright piano, shakers, tambourines, and a library of music books. The studio is also used for dance lessons and has hardwood floors and mirrors. There is also a waiting room area for parents to sit and listen in during lessons.

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I provide books, metronome, and keyboard stand. Students are expected to have a piano or keyboard.

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I specialize in Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, RnB, and Broadway style singing. I use an eclectic approach to teaching.
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Elizabeth H. April 6, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Holly is super sweet and very willing to help any student that wants to learn!
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Evan C. December 20, 2017
· Piano · In home
It's been a great experience!
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Tony E. September 14, 2016
· Piano · In home
Great teacher. She was very patient with me and answered all my questions.
Also she knows the subject very well and appeared ready to help me out because I am brand new.
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Holly T.

Holly T.

Seattle, WA 98122
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About Thomecia B.

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North Hollywood, CA
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Hardcore training and fun !

About Thomecia
Hello! My name is Thomecia, you may call me Mimi :)
I've been teaching at my Alma Mater, Fisk University since I stepped foot on campus in 2010. I taught routines for the cheer squad and hip hop dance team. I also choreographed for numerous students on campus. Before college I obtained 15+ years of experience in many styles of dancing as well as cheerleading. I reside in the Bay Area, and have since advanced my choreography through training, performing with a dance company, artist development, teaching local classes, and more! I love working with children! I also love a great challenge, so if you feel like you have two left feet, I could change your world! Always remember, you are the artist and your body is the paint brush... Just move!
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Jasmine February 20, 2018
· Dance · Online
Very patient and takes time to make sure I'm doing it right. Will go over steps until I get it down and she was nice.
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Thomecia B.

Thomecia B.

Online
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About Shamarion N.

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Eustis, FL

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I have been dancing for 10 plus years. I am trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, tap, and musical theatre. I went to college at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where I studied Dance theatre in NYC. I also have a blog where I talk about dance and tips on how to improve. Whether you are looking for a dance class or a one on one consultation or choreography I would love to help with it all.

About Shamarion
Hi I'm Shamarion I have been dancing for 10 plus years. I am trained in Ballet, Moder, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and musical theatre. I recently graduated from AMDA where I studied Dance Theatre in NYC and auditioned for many shows there. I run a blog called dancertodancer.com where I talk about how to improve as a dancer and all of my tips and tricks I have learned over the years. I offer regular classes or choreography. I can even teach you original broadway choreo that I have learned from my teachers in NYC.
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Shamarion N.

Shamarion N.

Online
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$42 / 30-min

About Viktoriia B.

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Nashville, TN
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I do private and group classes for ages 4+. All classes are different to prevent boredom. We focus on techniques basic elements first and then make them more difficult and perfect every next class. All classes are tailored to each student accordingly.

About Viktoriia
Hello! My name is Viktoriia. I am dancing all my life. I amtruly enjoy teaching people to dance as well as to be in a good shape. I am originally from Ukraine and finished dance school there. I like to teach people and to bring changes in their life. I really enjoy when my students are happy about what they are doing.
I look forward to meet you and to reach our goals!
I do both classes online and in-person.
For Dance - Viktoriia teaches belly dance, ballet, social dance
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Viktoriia B.

Viktoriia B.

Online
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About Kayley T.

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Peoria, AZ
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I am an experienced teacher of 10 years. I have my own dance company in Phoenix, and I currently teach at Elite Dance Academy in Peoria, AZ. I have experience in tap, jazz, contemporary/modern, ballet, hip hop, technique and strengthening, and musical theater. I am happy to teach and work with students at their own pace from beginners to advanced students of all ages. I have been working with students 2 years old - senior citizens for many years, and am ready to help you meet your dance goals!

About Kayley
As a teacher, I am influenced by the way that I was taught when I was younger. I want to apply the good things that I saw in action from my teachers, but also avoid some of the negative things I saw happening in some of my former teacher’s classrooms. I would like students to think of me as a friend, but more importantly their instructor and leader. I like to challenge my students, and help them to do their best work. If I see them struggling with something, I try to assist them the best that I can. For example, if I am teaching tap dance to the students and see a student struggling, I model the step for them, and let them try it. I also go sound by sound, or count by count with the student mirroring me, to help them get the step that they’re struggling with. This also helps to the student relax, and feel that they can work with me.

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ve chosen the career path of a dance teacher because I love seeing students grow and develop over time. I find that very rewarding. I love watching them finally becoming successful with movement after struggling with it. I love seeing them work hard on and enjoy something that I have created for them to do. I also enjoy seeing my students getting excited over something new that they are learning, and seeing the excitement in their eyes to try it. I feel that those are the most important reasons why I started teaching and why I continue to want to teach dance.
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Kayley T.

Kayley T.

Online
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About Patience T.

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Puyallup, WA

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ALOHA!
If your looking to learn about basic Hawaiian song, dance and language then I can teach you. I started dancing since I was 4 yrs old, teaching since I was 13 as well as educating myself by those who are willing to teach me and now I am an instructor for Manaia 'Ohana Design and Production where I teach polynesian performing arts. My aloha (love) for my culture has taken me to many places around the U.S., as well as British Columbia and as far as Tokyo, Japan. I am excited to be able to share and teach you the basic language, history and dance of the Hawai'i.

About Patience
Aloha!🌴 My english name is Patience but I also have a Hawaiian name. POMAIKA'I. If you don't know how to pronounce that, I'll give you a free Hawaiian language lesson right now. Exciting already right! 😁🤙🏽

Po- as in the movie Kung Fu Panda🐼
mai- as in the English word My
ka- as in Karate class, Ka 🥋
And the last letter "i" makes the long "E" sound. As in Eek! Or "ey" in key. So let's put it together and you get
Po-my-Ka-Eee - Pomaika'i which means blessings.

You've already learned some hawaiian. Now imagine not only learning how to speak Hawaiian but how to dance it as well. You can't have dancing without knowing how to speak it as well as knowing what your dancing about. No tourist attraction here, just real culture. I'm excited to share and teach you some hula! So let's get started 🌺
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Patience T.

Patience T.

Puyallup, WA 98375
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About Gail H.

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Chicago, IL
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Experienced teacher of 3 years, specializing in intermediate and advanced ballet and pointe. I have received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Northern Illinois University. All lessons are customized to each goal of the student. We can work on flexibility, petite allegro, turns or even variations. Private dance lessons are crucial for working towards individual goals. I would love to help reach your max potential!

About Gail
I am currently a dancer with the Ruth Page Civic Ballet in Chicago Illinois. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance in 2017.

I specialize in teaching ballet and pointe. I started ballet at the age of 3, and have been on pointe for 9 years. I love working with dancers to help them find their own unique personality. I am currently teaching some weeknights in a studio setting ages 8-18, and have experience teaching all levels and all ages.

I am available to work on regular private lessons focusing on your goals, petite allegro, pirouettes, flexibility, etc. I am also able to work on refining and setting choreography/ variations for performance, competitions or just for fun.

I believe that every great dancer has strong ballet technique and knowledge of ballet terminology. I
can help you train smarter, not harder and reach your goals.
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Gail H.

Gail H.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

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