Dance and Movement with Gayle Staker
Dance and Movement with Gayle Staker

Dance and Movement with Gayle Staker

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Introduction: I enjoy working with all people, EVERYONE DANCE! From beginners to professionals, children to people of advanced years, people of various abilities, cultures, and languages, I am thrilled to dance with you all! My specialties include, but are not limited to: - instruction, choreography, and performance for ballroom, musical theatre, hip hop, jazz, cabaret, contemporary, movement specialty for theater, contemporary, line dancing (country, club, & I can choreograph one just for you!), Bollywood, and MORE! - group instruction or private lessons, online or in person with safety precautions such as mask, sanitizer, etc. (dependent on the current phase for COVID19), -consultation for performers such as vocalists, bands, dancers of many styles, pageantry, emcees, public speakers, etc.- novice to professional - specialized choreography and instruction for weddings and special events (birthday parties (of all ages!), holiday parties, anniversaries, marriage proposals, bachelorette parties, the first dance for the married couple, father/daughter, mother/son, bridesmaid and/or groomsmen performance, etc.) -choreography, education, instruction, and performance for all ages: schools, business, team building, treatment centers, student musicals, dance teams, cheerleaders, clubs, groups, activities, talent shows, assemblies, special holidays and events, etc. - choreography and instruction for musical theater, motion specialty for theater, historically accurate dance & movement for the period for schools, community, fringe, and professional theater - flash mobs, start to finish, for any group or cause. This preparation for a flash mob can be as short as two hours to however long and in depth you would like to prepare. - parade entries- travel down the route in style- have your business/organization really stand out! - dance walks- selecting a theme, let's coordinate costuming, a play list that will be booming from a speaker for all to dance to, and a route for your dance walk! A fun and fabulous way to get the word out to promote your business, special occasion, or cause! - I am a professional zombie & YES, I know & can teach you the dance choreography from Michael Jackson's Thriller! I have also designed a line dance for Thriller so EVERYONE can enjoy being involved! - AND MORE! Let's talk about your vision! EVERY>BODY< DANCE! I believe everyone should feel good about themselves when they dance! Even if you feel you have "two left feet, no rhythm," etc, please, let me use my education and experience in theater and numerous styles of dance to teach you HOW to dance and be confident for your special event, on the dance floor, or on stage. There is no stress or pressure with my teaching style, we are going to make progress that you feel good about and have a lot of fun doing it! My favorite part of this work is you having fun and feeling confident while dancing! I am happy to provide youtube links to show my choreography, dancing, and teaching style. =)
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Hired 45 times

Serves Bothell, WA

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33 years in business

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Keith H.
Jun 21, 2019
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Gayle is an incredible teacher and person. She came to our home to give us private lessons to help prepare us for our wedding. Her approach to teaching is incredibly effective and in just 3 lessons we feel very prepared to dance with confidence, grace, and style. We highly recommend her!

Details: Two (e.g., myself and my husband) • First dance • No, I do not have choreography in mind • Beginner • I travel to the wedding dance instructor

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Ariana B.
Aug 21, 2021
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We hired Gayle for dance lessons to prepare us for our first dance for our upcoming wedding. We wanted to do something different and picked doing the dance from Pulp Fiction (to “You Never Can Tell” by Chuck Berry). We don’t consider ourselves good dancers (two left feet :)) but Gayle immediately put us at ease and makes the process so FUN! She is a delight to work with and very nice. We plan to continue dance lessons just for fun post-wedding. My dad heard about the fun of the dance lessons, and we are working with Gayle on the father-daughter dance (to Blister in the Sun). She immediately had great ideas for choreography and makes learning it a blast. Definitely recommend Gayle for any dance lesson needs!

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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Bre H.
Dec 30, 2020
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We worked with Gayle with a goal of simply being able to move a little for our first dance. She surpassed our expectations taking my fiancé from a reluctant dancer to getting us both to feel confident and empowered with the skills we gained. Gayle was also such a wonderful coach to work with and made the entire experience so much fun! I am so glad that we decided on 1:2 instruction to get a great dance foundation that we can use and have fun with for the rest of our lives. We can’t wait to show our skills at our upcoming wedding!

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • Swing Dance • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No song preference • No experience • At the pro’s location

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Megan P.
Oct 19, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Gayle to teach us how to dance for our first dance at our wedding, and she did an incredible job! In four appointments, she had us doing a Rumba that she choreographed to our lyrics, and we had never had any dance lessons prior. We heard amazing feedback from our guests at the wedding, and even our DJ was impressed!! Gayle is personable, fun, and works around any concerns you have to make the perfect dance for you. She was also so supportive and sent us encouraging messages leading up to our day. :) We plan to continue dancing with her!!

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

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Heather R.
Jun 30, 2020
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Gayle is so talented! No matter where you are with dance, your confidence level, and fitness level she can adjust. It was extremely important that my fiancé was going to fill comfortable around our tango instructor. Gayle makes our lessons extremely fun. :)

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No experience • My home, venue, etc.

Wedding Dance Lessons
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