The Connected Dancer

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  • M. B.

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    Jan 11, 2018Verified
  • Michelle L.

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    Katie and Shawn are fantastic! I contacted them with an odd request to help me put together a bikini competition posing routine. Katie was very open to doing research to learn exactly what I needed to do and she brought her partner Shawn to the lesson. We held the lesson at my private gym and I appreciated that they were willing to travel to me. The lesson went flawlessly and within the hour, I had confidence in my routine and felt that I knew exactly what to do. Katie and Shawn are very easy to work with and make the lesson very comfortable. I definitely recommend them!

      Nov 20, 2016Verified

    About this pro

    We teach the whole person, and we care deeply about designing a dance curriculum and approach specifically tailored to you. Your dance education should be as unique as you are, and we are here to support you in your dance journey every step of the way! Shawn and I are both tireless advocates for good movement, no matter the style of dance. Working from an aligned, natural, and well-supported body creates beautiful movement and avoids pain and fatigue. I am also a long-time Pilates instructor (available for private mat and Reformer instruction) and we have worked with a number of clients who are recovering from injury, illness, or dealing with chronic conditions. Dance and movement: they're the best medicine! - Katie The best part of being a dance teacher is the chance to connect personally with so many amazing people, and to help them achieve success they never thought they could, faster and better than they ever thought possible. We love empowering people to inhabit their own bodies and physical presence fully. Whether you want to perform, or compete, or dance socially, or reconnect with your partner, we'll teach a style of movement that's appropriate to you. (After all, competitive ballroom is beautiful and amazing, but maybe not exactly the feel you want for dancing with your loved one in your kitchen - know what I mean?) We care about YOUR goals, whatever they may be.

    Years in business

    5

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    33

    Location

    Altadena, CA 91001

    Photos and Videos

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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        We teach primarily private lessons, and all the pricing is available on our website. You can buy individual lessons at $95/lesson, or larger packages for slightly reduced rates. We accept cash, checks, or credit cards.
      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        Usually both of us (Shawn & Katie) will teach the first several lessons as a team. It's useful to get the perspective of both a leader and a follower at the beginning, and if you're coming in as a couple, we can give both of you some professional feedback at the same time. We'll ask you about what you want to get out of your dancing many, many times, because as you learn more and develop your dance experience, that answer often changes. Mostly, we'll make sure you have a great time and head home feeling like a dancer (and with some homework to practice before we see you next!).
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        Both Shawn and Katie are extensively certified through several major dance organizations (Arthur Murray, Fred Astaire, ISTD) and are registered with the NDCA (the National Dance Council of America). They have both studied under top champions and have trained with some of the best dancers in the world.
      Coverage Area for The Connected Dancer is about 150+ miles of Altadena, CA.