Private Dance Training with Mr. Ali
Private Dance Training with Mr. Ali

Private Dance Training with Mr. Ali

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Under the direction of Mr. Ali Simpson, The Private Lessons Program has been designed to meet the needs of students who have taken an interest in the art of dance. The program provides a comprehensive curriculum geared towards dance instruction of the highest quality and performative initiatives geared toward the creative process. His units seek to train beginning through advanced dancers, companies, and competition teams with attention to the whole being. The program has been structured with sole focus on technical proficiency, terminology, building body awareness and dance history. Learning Objectives: • Strengthen the student’s technical abilities and comprehension of terminology and vocabulary • To broaden an understanding of other artforms and its importance within training • To develop physiological comprehension and movement principles • To provide historical knowledge of dance and its derivatives • To maintain a high level of discipline and professionalism • To initiate peer collaboration and respect for other communities • To explore perspectives geared towards work ethic and one’s own responsibility as a pre-professional dance artist Mr. Ali Willingham is an artistic professional who has been consistently praised by pioneers such as Joan Myers-Brown of Philadanco, Kim Bears-Bailey of the University of the Arts, Angela Corosanite and countless others for his teaching directing, teaching and choreographic abilities. As the current Artistic Director of the Movement Performing Arts Conservatory and former Director of the Contemporary Dance Department at String Theory School, he devises units that creatively explore the points of intersection between performativity and elements of dance education. He implements academic content as a means of suggesting the importance of theory and to help dancers interested in pursuing their own pedagogical practices.

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Serves King of Prussia, PA

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Michele A.
Apr 21, 2023

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It was a delight to work with Ali! He choreographed our first dance for our wedding reception, and as non-dancers, he made it incredibly friendly! I can’t wait for our second lesson and would highly recommend him to anyone.

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • What my teacher recommends • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No experience • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Sharhonda W.
Jan 23, 2023
Awesome !! Mr. Ali is very responsive awesome communication . Always on time and passion for dance. He is a great teacher and mentor on and off the dance floor. He is a well rounded Spectacular teacher. He will teach technique as well as etiquette. He is giving the kids way more for a 1 hour private lesson .
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Unea W.
Feb 10, 2023
The training that my daughter has received from Mr. Ali has afforded her opportunities that we could not have imagined. His instruction has prepared for all genres of dance. She has been accepted into multiple programs including The Rock School of Dance Education, Alvin Ailey, and Joffrey Ballet. Mr. Ali not only focuses on dance training he is also a mentor to many young aspiring dancers. We are so thankful for the time and effort her is has put into our daughter and because of this we know the sky is the limit for her.
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Hawa J.
Jan 24, 2023
Foundational training with Mr. Ali has produced such strength in my 8 year old daughter’s dance skill, technique, and performance quality. Her dance teachers remark on how well she has improved in her dance abilities. So grateful for her private dance training with Mr. Ali!
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Lauren P.
Jan 24, 2023
My daughter adores Mr. Ali and felt more confident in her craft after leaving her private class. Ali give undivided attention to his privates, takes the time to educated, give corrections and positive feedback during his lessons.
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