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Carolyn M.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Carolyn M.

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Interested in dance lessons? Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. With years of extensive dance training, she's had the opportunity to perform the original Broadway choreography in several major productions she has been a part of, her favorite being the tap spectacular "42nd Street." As an award winning choreographer, her pieces have been recognized nationally at dance competitions across the country.

About Carolyn

Born and raised in New York, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. A graduate of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music (BFA Musical Theat

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Michael
Carolyn has and is exactly what I was looking for in a voice coach. Like me, her interests in the performing arts are broad. I felt both excited and comfortable with her. She is professional and easy to talk to. I can sense strongly that Carolyn is full of love and compassion. I am so excited for the next lesson! Here's to the new horizon and everything in between! :) Thank you Carolyn for reassuring me that my decision to switch careers was a wise decision indeed. Dance forward.
William K.
could not have been a better start to my lessons!
Rick R.
My first lesson with Carolyn was very positive. She quickly assessed where I was and started from that point so we didn't waste time. She showed great passion for songwriting and a genuine interest in my development.
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Lindsay B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Lindsay B.

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My goals are to work on their coordination and flexibility along with proper ballet technique. All classes will be tailored to each student accordingly.

About Lindsay

In home and in studio classes are a 1 hour minimum. Online lessons are also available at 30 and 45 minute durations please call takelessons to book. Hey there! My name is Lindsay. I truly enjoy teaching everything in the realm of physical activity. I grew up dancing at Mark Spivaks Institute i

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Emma
My daughter has only had her first lesson with Lindsay but we were both impressed with her. She is friendly and was able to make the exercises very tailored to her specific needs and goals. We are looking forward to continuing to work with her.
Rojean
Lindsay has been an amazing yoga/ballet instructor for me. I started taking beginners ballet lessons with her in June of 2019 and she was so patient with me. I later on decided to take yoga with her a couple months later and she is just nothing short of awesome! She is very well spoken during yoga and really knows what she’s doing. She always accommodates with my needs and makes sure I’m comfortable with whatever we’re practicing for that day. For example she’ll ask how I’m doing that day and if I say I’m feeling anxious, we’ll do a relaxing and calming session, or we might do something more physical and energetic if I need to get hyper and start my day energized. She has obviously had a lot of experience in this field and it really does show. I’m super glad I chose lindsay to be my instructor and would never consider going with anyone else.
Maureen L.
I love taking my online classes with Lindsay! Having a really busy schedule, I thought at first this was an indulgence to have a class in the comfort of my own home, however I've rethought that since I've started. These are necessary to keeping, not just my physique in shape, but my ballet up to par, as well as my mental state of being calm, focused & happy. Lindsay is very skilled at shifting each class to what is best for me that day. She's skilled & knowledgeable, proficient, professional, friendly, fun & gives me a thorough workout! Thank you Lindsay!
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Steven R.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steven R.

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My name is Steve and I offer Private Online Dance Lessons. I specialize in teaching beginners and I enjoy watching my students progress quickly and meet their goals. If you have always wanted to learn a specific type of dance but never knew where to start then I think my services would be a perfect fit for you. I teach both singles and couples and I look forward to getting you dancing ASAP!!

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About Steven

My name is Steve and I offer Private Online Dance Lessons. I specialize in teaching beginners and I enjoy watching my students progress quickly and meet their goals. If you have always wanted to learn a specific type of dance but never knew where to start then I think my services would be a perfect

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Andy N.
It was a complete pleasure to work with Steven. He has fantastic energy and made the salsa lessons easy to understand. We had a great time!
Mary
Steven is great! He’s friendly, upbeat, encouraging and a fantastic teacher! Can’t wait for my next lesson!
Kari and Dillon B.
So fun!! So helpful!! We are already planning to book next week :D
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Gina B.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • Awarded The Silver Award for Narrative Feature Film 'Student Oscar' from The Academy of Motion Pictures
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Gina B.

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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

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and ca

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Jeanine
Cristina R.
Gina is so knowledgeable in so many areas of dance- technique, expressiveness, somatics, book recommendations, energy work. She is a rare gem of a teacher. Someone who goes way beyond a typical dance class. She has so much experience to draw from. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Belinda and Daniella
Very good first lesson. It was a sound, thorough evaluation, along with a positive, encouraging exchange of ideas and detailed technique work between my child and Ms Gina. Ms Gina gets down to work quickly and kindly. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and refreshing. Amazing lady! Thank you!
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Ellen S.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2010
  • BFA Dance Performance; Minor Psychology from East Carolina University
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Ellen S.

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International touring dance artist with 10 years teaching experience and multiple certifications/awards. Are you a dancer or non-dancer who wants to move and learn more about movement? Whether you want to learn therapeutic free-movement, how to groove in social settings, or a more traditional style (hip hop, jazz, modern, contemporary, ballet) - this is your class! Catered to your specific wants and needs, this class will open your eyes and body to the limitless and healing world of movement.

About Ellen

Hi! My name is Ellen and I am a professional dance artist based in NYC and currently living in Israel. Since gaining my BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University in 2013, I have toured with companies around the world (U.S., Germany, Israel) to perform and teach as a professional contemp

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Wendy M.
ellen was so patient with me and my health issues and is so willing to continue to help me achieve my once in a life time goal. she is fabulous
Niraj V.
Ellen is a phenomenal teacher. Her understanding and approach to eliminate the common blockers people feel when trying to dance or learning to dance, is outstanding. Highly recommended
Rebecca
Ellen has taught Jazz for my 11-year-old daughter, who says, "She pushed me hard and I've become a better dancer."
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Kristen P.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Awarded Finalist in Frostbite International Film Festival from Frostbite International Film Festival
  • Teaching since 2015
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Kristen P.

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I’m available to teach private lessons for teens and adults interested in learning to do tap or ballet for the first time, or who want to improve their skills. My strengths are patience, enthusiasm, and an unusual way of approaching dance. I’m not famous or particularly interested in becoming famous, so if that’s your goal, I’m not the right teacher for you. I strongly believe everyone can dance, and should. All bodies can learn to dance and enjoy themselves. Dance should be joyful, about self-expression, and a way of learning about your body and your spirit. Finally, I believe it’s never too late to start learning something new, and your bucket list should not wait until you retire.

About Kristen

I started dance later in life -- tap at 19 and ballet at 31 -- because I was so tall and awkward as a child. It never occurred to me that people my size could be dancers. I fell in love with dance as an escape from a stressful job teaching high school history. I saw such changes in myself the more I

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More than incredible first experience, no question I will return and invest more time with her. She is extremely warm, personable and really knows her stuff. So happy to have found her!
Miranda
Kristen is a human that makes her students feel immediately at ease. She is kind, quirky, and hilarious, but more importantly, she is patient and meets students where they are to ultimately fulfill their potential and their goals. I first started taking tap classes from Kristen a few years ago as a nervous adult (25 yo) seeking a bare bones beginner tap class. Since then, having incorporated exercises, games, and routines to awesome music, I have come leaps and bounds, built up my courage and confidence, and am proud to officially feel part of the tap community. If you’re looking for an excellent teacher, regardless of experience level, look no further!

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Is your dream dance teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Dance Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute dance lessons is $90. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $140 per hour.
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"Best instructor ever! We had so much fun, were not intimidated she made us feel comfortable and no question was off limits. We’re so excited for next lesson!!"
Lena
Took Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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"Miss Ashley is a breath of fresh Dance Education/Instruction air. She's energetic, fun and timely. She gets to the point. My daughter is thoroughly taken with her dance education approach and minute movement dissection and correction. We are coming out of Saudi, where dance is shunned and every camp Dance instructor is a volunteer parent with time on their hands, and into refresher Tap lessons with Miss Ashley. It's like night and day, at the very least. LOL! THANK YOU for your help in filling in her egregious Tap gaps while we are on Covid Evacuation to the US. We look forward to exploring other genre lessons with you in time, where possible. Any student would be in excellent hands with you."
Belinda
Took Dance lessons from Ashley M.
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"Amazing instructor!! Highly recommended!!"
Richie
Took Dance lessons from MissG M.
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"Super fun and Tanya was great at breaking everything down for me into super simple steps!"
Desiree
Took Dance lessons from Tanya A.
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"Dmitriy is a great teacher and is very skilled professional. He has kind individual approach and attention to details. Wants you to be your best but patient with beginners! Great for newcomers! Definitely recommended!"
Lyoka
Took Dance lessons from Dmitriy R.
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"My husband and I both took lessons from Darcy and she was a great teacher with fantastic curriculum and very accommodating. Very happy with her and how our dance came out."
Silvana
Took Dance lessons from Darcy M.
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"Great choreography and teaches at a nice pace"
Kevin
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"It is obvious Sara knows her craft! She gives excellent feedback."
Michele
Took Dance lessons from Sara P.
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"I'm a beginner and she was very patient and made the lessons fun."
Kevin
Took Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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"Gina is a fantastic teacher. She has an eclectic taste in music which I love. She breaks down steps easily and is very encouraging. She also has many creative and expressive ideas like dancing to lines of poetry to get the body moving. Thank you Gina for the great lessons I will certainly be continuing!"
Tina
Took Dance lessons from Gina B.
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Private Dance Lessons Near You

Dance is one of the most popular performing arts. Talented dancers can hold their own on the stage, entertaining an entire audience with expressive movement and stunning choreography. Different forms of dance can move us to tears, astonishment, and joy. 

A fun way to get comfortable in your body and connect with others, dance can benefit anyone who wants to learn. Whether you want to study ballet, ballroom, tap, jazz, swing, modern, country, or hip hop dance, private lessons will help you start moving to the beat. Keep reading to learn how dance can help you.

How Dance Classes Can Benefit You

Dance is an incredibly beneficial practice — not only professionally, but personally as well. Learning to dance can open up a variety of career opportunities in performing ar

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ts and entertainment. Whether you dream of doing pirouettes across a stage as a ballerina in a professional dance company, working as a dancer in the music or music video business, or dancing with guests as a host or hostess on a cruise liner, professional dance lessons can get you there. 

Dance classes are also incredibly beneficial for other types of entertainers and performers. If you're in the acting business, in a band, or dream of making it big in musical theater, a background in dance will prove useful. Dance will make you more comfortable and coordinated in your body and help you feel comfortable, using the stage in a performance. 

Dance is also very healthy. It's a workout that focuses on three primary aspects of fitness: flexibility, strength, and endurance. This all-in-one workout is good for everyone; it's a fun way to get healthy and stay in shape. 

The Best Way to Learn to Dance and What You'll Practice in Lessons

It's easy to find free dance classes, tutorials, and training videos online, but the best way to learn to dance is with a private dance tutor. With a private teacher, you'll spend your time in lessons designed to address your interests, learning needs, and dance goals — rather than wasting time in one-sized-fits-all lessons. You'll pick up new choreography and overcome individual challenges quickly, as you receive immediate feedback.

No two private lessons the same. For example, dance classes for children differ from dance lessons for adults in terms of teaching methods and content. In private lessons, you'll stay motivated and interested, while working at a pace and level that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Dance

If you have no previous formal experience in dance, then beginner lessons are for you. You'll be introduced to the basics of caring for and conditioning your body, while learning beginner techniques in your choice of dance style. In beginner lessons, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Warming up and stretching out
  • Exploring different styles of dance
  • Listening to music and finding rhythm
  • Basic dance moves and choreography

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Dance

If you've already had some formal dance training with a professional and feel comfortable with the introductory choreography in your field of dance, then you'll feel most comfortable in intermediate lessons. You'll build upon your existing knowledge and skills, continuously challenging yourself to progress into more complex and technically difficult choreography. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Dance fitness and injury prevention
  • Focus on your favorite dance style
  • Learn more complex steps and routines
  • Practice expressive movement

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Dance

Whether you're an experienced ballerina, looking to diversify your abilities by studying another form of dance, or hoping to perfect your individual style of hip hop dance, advanced lessons are for you. In advanced classes, you'll have the opportunity to work with a highly experienced dance professional to hone your talent and push your physical limits. Subjects covered in advanced dance depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Advanced choreographing
  • Marketing yourself in performance arts
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Dance Teacher Near You

If you're ready to start dancing with the guidance of an experienced professional, you'll need a teacher. Luckily, TakeLessons makes finding a private dance tutor easy. With a quick search, you'll have pages of qualified dance teachers, with loads of teaching experience, to choose from — no matter the type of dance that interests you most. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend browsing through several profiles, reading reviews left by other students, and finding a dance teacher who specializes in your preferred style of dance. 

The cost of dance lessons depends on the individual teacher's rates, but most instructors charge fees based on the length of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you won't have a problem finding one who fits your budget and your schedule. Plus, you'll find that your investment in private lessons pays off quickly, as you pick up new skills fast and improve your ability to move after your very first lesson!

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