Dance With Monika
My teaching is very clear to understand and easy to follow instructions. I give them specific drills to improve their dancing and stamina. Im
mainly focus on technique and styling. Bringing out the artiststry in everyone.
I'm persistent and love my students' dedication to this beautiful sport.
I really love sharring my passion for dance and seeing the same passion in my students. Seeing their joy and smiles along with their successes makes my heart grow few sizes:)
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First learn students goals.
If there was any previous experience, check how much knowledge in dancing they have already.
help them then continue on their path. If then student never had any experience in dance, I always start with the basics of rhythm and start to teach basic easy steps to bring out their confidence.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've studied many years of dance in Poland since I was 2 years old. Beginning with ballet, thou polish folk dances and past over 30 years of International Ballroom and Latin Styles as well as American Rhythm/Smooth styles.
Gained my professional knowledge here in US from many prestigious coaches like Shirley Ballas, Kathryn Shaffer, Viktor Kanevsky, Shirley Johnson, Bill Sparks, Luis Van Amstel to name few. Currently I am ISTD certified judge in International Standard.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
My lessons are 1 hr in length,
the fees $100/ lesson, include also the studio floor fees.
How did you get started teaching?
I always dreamed to work with young generation, but that passion also expended for adults as well. My former coach in Poland started to ask us advanced level dancers in our dance club to assist her in teaching the beginner levels. I loved working with new students. This when I knew it's what I want to do for the rest of my life:) brining people joy and help them achieve their best:) Then when I moved to US and I found a near by ballroom studio where I began dancing with the owner at first and my love for teaching grew even more. Today I have so many wonderful students who are very pleased with my teaching and continue to follow me.
What types of students have you worked with?
From Beginners to advanced.
social and competitive dancers
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
My most proudest moments are with youth couple. As they only danced together for less than one year they achieved a National Bronze Level Championship titles:)
today they continue their successes in their more advanced levels.