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We had Dan for our wedding first dance lessons. From the get-go, Dan had a very detailed, yet easy to follow instructions. We don't have any dancing background, yet he put so much trust in us to perform some amazing moves and created a unique routine. Everyone at our wedding were thoroughly impressed with our dance. Thank you Dan!
In our small West Coast Swing group class, John always gave personal attention to each one of us. At the same time, he explained very well what West Coast Swing is so that we could feel how it's all about connection and fluidity. John was great at choosing the right tempo for our practice depending on the level(s) of those attending.
Caterina is an outstanding personal trainer. She adapts each training session to my capabilities and goals. She is very encouraging and motivating, which pushes me to surpass my expectations. She incorporates her dance experience to make the workouts fun and challenging. She has adapted exercises to improve my balance and stability. She is a delightful trainer to work with. I look forward to each training session.
Daniel has been a great instructor. Love the way he has put interesting dance combinations together for the two dances we wanted to learn - swing and rumba. He is very patient and breaks down each new dance step so that it is easy to learn. It is so convenient and comfortable to have him teach these dance lessons in our home.
I've been taking private lessons in ballet and jazz from Zaire for about four months now, and I can confidently say that this was the best decision that I made this year! My only previous dance experience was five years ago, a beginner's class that my high school offered for physical education. Early this year, I decided that I wanted to try out for the dance team at my college, hoping I could train hard enough to prepare for auditions in September. Zaire has been the perfect dance teacher to help me work toward this goal. Every lesson, she pushes me more to perfect my technique, build up my stamina, and to really perform each movement. She works me VERY hard, but I've gotten in so much better shape and can see and feel improvement in every aspect of my dancing. Zaire instructs with the perfect balance of being tough with high expectations while keeping things fun and creating an environment in which working hard doesn't feel like work at all. She is a beautiful person who truly cares about her students! I am so blessed to have her as a dance teacher, and I recommend her to absolutely anyone who wants to experience the joy in dancing!
On the dance faculty of Foothill College, I teach all the ballroom and Latin dances plus country line, folk, ballet, etc. My specialty is teaching dance on cruise ships, choreographing dances for wedding couples, and teaching all ages with many styles.
I provide easy to understand instructions on many different styles of dance and can provide choreography for performances, weddings, competitions and more. I can work with your child to catch up to their dance class or to get ahead for an audition. I can work with you and your partner on a first dance or just basic steps to enjoy at a friend's wedding. I have a master's degree from Mills College and have been teaching movement and fitness for over a decade. I can also help you get in shape, recover from injury, or identify and strengthen any asymmetries you may have.
LDC works with kids ages 3 and up encouraging young dancers in a positive environment to discover their freedom to dance in all styles. We offer full-hour classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, tumbling and lyrical. We even offer a musical theatre class teaching singing, acting and stage movements, and we have a XMAS class which is a fusion of dance and martial arts. LDC also offers many performance opportunities with an elite and competition team for more serious dancers, and we have a big end-of-the-year production in June.
I've been doing social dancing for 5 years and love to share this passion with others. Dances I do include: Swing, Waltz, Salsa, etc.
As an ACE Certified Instructor I offer spirit-filled, dance-based fitness and interval training programs done to positive music in your home or an outdoor setting. I believe in positive motivation toward achieving fitness goals. I hold a certificate as a Brain & Balance Specialist for exercisers over 60, so I'm a big fan of proactive lifestyle choices that maintain cognitive health and emotional well-being. Recently POUND Certified so I'm eager to help you Rock-out your Workout. My dance background spans many decades, genres and venues. As a youth I performed in musicals for TheatreWorks and was part of an Improv Company. As an adult I've appeared in SAG movies and T.V. shows, commercials, music videos, and on Broadway. Dance and performance have shaped all aspects of my life and I now pass this skill and craft on to others.
Taylor was an AMAZING dance instructor! We used her for our 1st dance for our wedding and could not have had a better experience. Taylor is an unbelievably skilled and patient instructor. We were complete beginners, yet with Taylor's expertise, ended up with a fantastic dance routine. Taylor's vision is fresh, fun, and unique and you will be left with anything but a typical wedding dance routine. We cannot recommend her enough!
Learn to dance ballroom, hip-hop, club dancing, Latin, Argentine tango, or salsa. We teach wedding dances, groups, couples or individuals.
I am a small dance school which stopped for several years and am now back. I have been in operation since the '80s. I love to teach children and don't mind some adults.
The Santa Clara Ballet School offers classical ballet training for students ages 3 years old to adult. The primary goal of the school is to provide excellent training for those aspiring for a professional career in dance. For the past 35 years, students have received professional, quality instruction combined with personal attention, and many have fulfilled their goals for professional careers in dance. A significant feature of the school is the individual attention and personal corrections given to students, so that they can fully develop their full potential, regardless of their goal to pursue a professional career or not. Santa Clara Ballet School provides students the valuable opportunity to participate in the Santa Clara Ballet Company's full-length productions, with seasoned professionals serving as role models. The experience of performing plays a vital role in the dancer's development as a dance professional. Director: Josefa Villanueva The school also provides classes taught by distinguished guest teachers. Check out our website for more information on our instructors.
Dance Magic classes focus on ballet and creative movement. Creative movement and improvisation are given to enhance self-expression and the imagination. Children will learn ballet stories and associate the music that accompanies the ballet.