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Gonzalo Zambrana has been my ballroom dance instructor for 16 years. I wanted to work with him because I knew he could teach all styles of partner dancing. He is a patient teacher and uses many different ways to explain and show exactly what he is trying to help his student learn. He quickly picks up on how an individual student learns and adjusts his teaching accordingly. He is also very knowledgeable about how the body works and how to protect it from injury.
Uttara is so friendly and professional. My fiancé and I had great time working with her on our wedding dance. She is able to come up with choreography for the music that we selected. The choreography is beautiful and fit the music perfectly. Glad that we made the right choice!
I highly recommend all engaged couples to check out Kat for their wedding dance. She created a dance for us that was perfect for our skill level. She is an incredible teacher, and made learning easy.
I've been taking ballroom lessons with Ray for about 6 years. He's a fabulous instructor. Watching him dance is like viewing living art. In addition to time spent in class, he and some of his students gather to practice a couple of nights a month at a local ballroom, where he takes the time to dance with and coach his students. Dance students of all levels would benefit from his instruction.
I just recently began contemporary/modern/hip hop dance lessons with Brandy and I could not have asked for a better teacher! She is knowledgeable, paitient, and highly skilled. I would definitely recommend to everyone! I learned so much in just three weeks and will continue to learn so much as we move forward
Salsa Lessons. I was nervous because I thought I couldn't dance, but I'm getting it. Everything went great and I would recommend to anyone looking for any kind of dancing lessons.
The brilliance of Judicita as a wedding choreographer and dance teacher is best conveyed by my husband, Andrew: I am a man who is terrified of dancing. In six weeks, Judicita took my dancing from "baby giraffe immediately after birth" to, as our wedding guests commented, "surprisingly not terrible" and "actually kind of really impressive." I did not want to jump out of a window at any point in the teaching process. Judicita was professional, empathetic, and effective both as a teacher and a choreographer. I am extremely happy with the services she provided and would recommend her in a heartbeat. I proposed to a woman of Puerto Rican/Peruvian background. She lives to dance. I was informed, lovingly and with zero wiggle room, that our first dance at the wedding would involve me doing salsa. Growing up, the blackest nightmares I ever had involved me trying and failing to dancing in front of all of my friends and family. So, choking down the terror, my then-fiancée and I contracted with Judicita to teach us (i.e. me) a choreographed 3-4 minute salsa dance. Judicita is--and I cannot stress this enough--extremely good a teaching. She has all of the normal, fundamental dance instructor skills: she's a talented dancer herself, she's very good at motion analysis and mechanics, and she's able to define and adjust choreography on the fly. But where she truly excels is her raw ability to teach. Rather than the familiar and irritating "Do this. No, like this. Point your toe more. No, like THIS. Watch me AGAIN" style of fussy instruction you get at many salsa rooms, Judicita is genuinely and patiently focused on teaching you to move. "That was great!" says Judicita with what feels like genuine excitement. "If you hold your chin a little higher the spin will be tighter, but you've really got the basic motion down!". She continually explained the "why" behind the motions, and let us learn at our own pace without getting hung up on perfection. We learned exactly what we needed for our dance. More importantly, I didn't feel like I was going to throw up from stress during lessons. I could list out many other positives: her quick and precise decisions on choreography--always listening closely to what we liked and didn't like; her flexibility in dealing with our schedule; her constant positivity and professionalism. In the end, we successfully pulled of an amazing first dance that was exactly what my bride wanted. Was I actually a born dancer? An unpolished diamond in the rough whose amazing skills were simply waiting to be discovered? A modern-day Patrick Swayze, if you will? This is what I'll keep telling myself. But the truth is, the only reason I walked out onto the floor excited, confident, and prepared, instead of nauseous and terrified, is because Judicita guided me there every step of the way. She should be teaching movie stars and professional competition dancers, instead of awkward dudes hoping to impress their partners. But thank God she does.
I am not keen on exercise, but I know how importnat it is, so I look for activities I can truly enjoy so that I'll stick with it. After a demo class on Middle East dancing (belly dancing to most of us), I decided this was for me! Mary made the classes a lot of fun. There was no pressure on those of us who were not the most coordinated or graceful dancers. Everyone was supportive and encouraged others when they did something well. We all got the colorful scarves with metal dangles and felt totally ready for the sultan's harem! The music was exotic and came from many countries, and that was a nice bonus I had not really considered. Best of all, this was great exercise. I was expecting to exercise the tummy muscles, and it did not surprise me that my legs also got workout, but I did not expect to feel the exercise in my arms. It is a full-body workout. I have a broken ankle right now and am not doing ANY exercise, but I miss my dance class and am eager to get back. I can't remember ever feeling that way about an exercise class!
I've been taking ballroom dance lessons from Phil for over a year now. His lessons are full of great dance instruction, homework suggestions to improve in areas such as form and flexibility, and a few good jokes and laughs! He is very professional but also makes dance a fun experience. I highly recommend beginners and experienced dancers alike to take lessons from him!
Helena is amazing! My dad and I learned an incredible father-daughter dance one week before me and my husbands’ wedding. We had a delightful time learning the dance, and did so very efficiently with the help of Helena! She also is incredibly flexible with scheduling, and talented. Helena was a huge blessing to our family and helped make me and my husbands’ wedding so wonderful by ensuring the dance was exquisite! We Praise Jesus for the help of Helena!
Great attitude and positive energy. Keeps sessions exciting!
Tammy Hurt is an amazing dance artist, educator and choreographer. She is one of the best in the business.
I wanted to learn to dance in order to be more social and mingle. I choose BlacKatz Jam because i heard what an EXCELLENT instructor Chyna is. And she certainly is!! She's engaged and excited about teaching, knows ALL the moves, and had me dancing in real dance shoes from the very beginning. Now i go dancing at least once a week!!! Learning to dance with Chyna was the best training i could have imagined. I've now moved on from salsa to ballroom and can't wait to add that to my outings! If you really want to learn the moves, understand the music and be comfortable in your shoes, give BlacKatz a try. She really is wonderful!! Miriam Rudder
We offer joy and excellence through the arts. We are a not-for-profit arts education organization. We teach dance and music to children in schools and community centers throughout the District of Columbia Metropolitan area.
I will be able to travel, or customers are welcome in my home. I will be able to teach Bollywood and South Indian dance forms to children and adults in the beginner's level. Choreography for a particular song can also be done.
I am a fitness consultant, barre instructor, and dance teacher who travels to you to help you achieve your personal goals!
A belly dance instruction from an award-winning belly dancer in Baltimore, MD. I teach beginner to advanced level. I travel to studios in Catonsville and Fallston and can come to you anywhere in between. My classes focus on technique and encouraging self-confidence.
I provide individualized instruction. I teach ballet, easy/relaxing stretching, jazz, and musical theater dance. I will work with adults or children and just for any reason and if you need to relax, improve your strength and flexibility, choreography for college auditions, unique wedding "first dances", etc.
Saffron Dance been the leading school for teaching belly dance in the DMV area since 2007. Specializing in adult beginners and dancers from other dance genres, Saffron Dance introduces Belly Dance through a defined methodology where movement is broken down and each week so that EVERYONE can learn it. After only 4 weeks, dancers can perform a full dance complete with shimmies, accents, undulations and traveling movement. All faculty has undergone rigorous teacher training and teach from consistent teaching curriculum.
Get hooked on dancing! Now and Then Dance Studios is your best resource for professional dance instruction for any occasion. Are you looking for a dance school that will be able to give you a wonderful environment to take dance lessons? Whether you are looking to learn how to dance for fun, fitness or your upcoming wedding, we have over 35 years of professional and friendly experience in dance instruction. It's fast, it's easy, and it's okay if you don't have a partner. Just bring your desire to learn, and our knowledgeable instructors will teach you how to dance. Call now for your free dance lessons and start having fun. Learning to dance It's not as hard as you may think. You already know you want dance lessons. That's why you are reading this! Your question may be how does it work or why take lessons from us? Let us show you! Now & Then Dance Studios teaches ballroom dance class in Rockville, MD, Silver Spring, MD, and Fairfax, VA. We offer professional Maryland dance lessons and Virginia ballroom dance lessons. Whether you have an upcoming wedding or just a desire to learn, Now and Then Dance Studios (with dance schools in Maryland and Virginia) has the experience and expertise you need to get started!
I am a trained dance professional for the last 18 years. I've trained with Dave Bugnosen, and now works with Tom Woll in the Montgomery Department of Recreation.