JD Davis
JD Davis

JD Davis

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Introduction: JD has been working in LA as a professional dance instructor for ten years. First trained on the Arthur Murray syllabus, then the Fred Astaire Syllabus, followed by the DVIDA syllabus, he is a versatile instructor whose greatest strength is his ability alter his teaching style to teach to a wide variety of students from the perspective they need for their unique learning styles and goals. Whether you are looking to learn Salsa, Swing, Argentine, Ballroom, or some other dance style, you will be well prepared working with him. Two left feet? As long as it is an even number, JD has you covered. He has taught students with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and one student who literally had half of a brain because the other half had been removed in a life-saving cancer surgery. No rhythm? That is actually one of his favorite challenges. Contrary to what your middle school band/choir teacher may have told you, it is not true that some people have rhythm and others don't. Rhythm is not something you can fail to have. It is not like being color blind or tone-deaf. You simply need someone to help you identify what you should be listening for. If you enjoy music, you will have no problems. JD will teach you the simple three questions that reveal what dance goes with which song, and before long you will be able to start dancing to songs from your own music collections that you didn't realize you could have been dancing to all along. I take great pride in my ability to tailor my teaching methods to my students so that they learn as quickly and enjoyably as possible. I constantly educate myself, combining information from some the best dance coaches in the world with information gleaned from some of the world's top educators in the worlds of music, physiology, psychology, neurology, visual art, health, and education among others.

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Serves Van Nuys, CA

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Katryna V.

JD is a wonderful dance instructor! We've been taking private salsa lessons with him for several months and are very pleased. He's always on time and works with us on what requires practice. Easy to talk to and very friendly. Would highly recommend!
Sep 26, 2019
Lauren B.

Private Dance Lessons

JD has been a great teacher to us! He’s patient and he knows how to really break down the steps to where they are not overwhelming. Definitely would recommend him. He’s very patient and professional. We were hesitant to get a teacher for dance but JD has made it easy for us to enjoy our time learning to dance as a couple.
Sep 26, 2019
Annette Z.

I have been dancing with JD for years and his dedication and work ethic are one of the best!!! Professionalism, punctuality are just a few of his virtues. His musicality, creativity and taste in different types of music keep things ever-changing and fun!! I have competed with him in several competitions (pictures below). Highly recommend him!!
Oct 10, 2019
Tatiana L.

All of the above. JD is an excellent, caring teacher and a brilliant dancer. He makes you feel as if you are his most favorite student. His instructions are explicit and the lessons are such fun because of his warm personality and wonderful sense of humor! All his students fall a little bit in love with him!
Sep 30, 2019
Tamara A.

I've been dancing with JD for about 4 years now and I keep coming back for more. JD really knows how to get his students to grasp the steps and the movement, as well as the feeling of the dance, regardless of their level of skill. Most importantly, perhaps, he always wants his students to enjoy what they are doing and have fun. He creates a really welcoming atmosphere where you can feel comfortable getting out of your comfort zone and into your dancing zone. There's nobody better out there!
Nov 8, 2018
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