Jordan W: Dance, Fitness, And More! (Online Lessons Available)
Nice to meet you!
Learn to move, improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (=
I am a teacher, choreographer, and professional dancer with 14 years of teaching and industry experience both nationally and abroad. I am a versatile artist and educator with a background in numerous styles of dance, modeling, acting, fitness, theater, circus, and character performance. I have been in music videos, commercials, films, and on TV, and have worked with companies like Reebok, Disney, American Idol, Fox, NBC, Heineken, Universal and more. I have traveled the world teaching and performing and am committed to sharing my knowledge with my students to help them reach their fullest potential!
I've taught preschoolers through adults of all levels, including beginners. My lessons are engaging, creative, beneficial, and a super great time! I enjoy helping my students reach their goals while having fun along the way. My favorite part about teaching is seeing students improve in ability and more importantly, confidence, and knowing that I was able to be a part of their process.
-strength and conditioning
-stretching and flexibility training
-nutrition and wellness
I am outgoing, friendly, and fun, but most importantly-I love what I do! I focus on inspiring creativity, encouraging self-confidence, and cultivating personal achievement in everyone I work with!
1) Online: via Skype or Google Hangouts
2) Home: My home located at 90019
3) Studio: Fully equipped dance studio located at 90026 *addt'l. rental fee req'd-please inquire for more info.
4) Your location
Group and semi-private lessons available *Please inquire for more info!
I am a former member of Unity LA, under the direction of Dancing with the Stars Emmy Winner, Tessandra Chavez, as well as the non-profit dance company, MusEffect- dedicated to raising awareness of social issues through performance. I have collaborated with distinguished circus troupes such as The Lucent Dossier Experience, Zen Arts, Cirque Berzerk, and others, with whom I continue to perform internationally.
I have done music videos for Cody Simpson, Bassnectar, Claude VonStroke and Bruno Furlan, Beats Antique, Lafa Taylor, Nash Overstreet, Japanese icon Namie Amuro, Ray Quinn from Britain’s Idol, and more. I have appeared on Parks and Recreation, The Disney Channel's So Random, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Fox Atomic’s The Comebacks, TruTV's Fake Off, and The Dance Network's Steady Mobbin’, and commercials for Tresemme, eHarmony, El Jimador, and HTV Network, amongst others.
I have also worked on Michelle Obama's “Let’s Move Burbank” Campaign, The Giffoni Film Festival, The Probowl, The Orange County Film Festival, KROQ Radio, Coachella Music Festival, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The American Cancer Society, Bettis Richardson on his international tour, and popular rock band Lifehouse.
Watching my students progress and reach their goals, and taking pride in the fact that I got to help them do so!
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to have an agenda outlined, but ultimately prefer catering specifically to what each student needs as everyone is different. The first lesson involves getting to know my students in addition to teaching them, so I can get a feel for what it is they are looking for and what I intend to provide during future lessons.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went to school to study Business Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Management. I have been teaching and choreographing for twelve years, and in doing so I have learned a lot. I have also trained, danced and performed with some of the industry's best:
Acting: Vincent Chase (Marilyn Monroe, Henry Fonda, Harrison Ford, Jim Carrey, Demi Moore, Shai LaBeouf, John Stamos, Tom Green), Sara Mornell (Judging Amy, People Like Us, Wicked City), Candy Kaniecki Herman, Steve Nave
Dance: Tessandra Chavez (Dancing with the Stars Emmy Award Winner), Eddie Garcia (Michael Jackson), Jessica Starr (MuseEffect Dance Co.)
Character: Facundo Gimenez (Cirque Du Soleil)
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Price varies depending on location and number of student(s). Please inquire.
-semi-private (2-3 people)
-group (3-4 or more)
*Discount packages and rates available for repeat students
Please inquire for more info!
How did you get started teaching?
I began at age fourteen when I excelled in the tap program. I then moved on to continue a professional career in Los Angeles where I continued teaching many styles and all levels and ages.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with all ages and levels in numerous styles. Anyone who is eager to learn is a great student!
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What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Talk with your teacher. Find out if they are a good fit for you. Communication is an important part of the learning process.