Martina Martín

Martina Martín

5.0 (3)
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

I'm from Spain so all my classes have the European style: order, acombinations, music... so if you want to have Europe closer to you, contact me!

I've been working in Madrid but I were for more than a year in México. I learnt a lot from those beautiful people and that helped me to accurate my own style.

But the most important thing is that I teach with love, taking care of the wishes that every student has.

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Los Angeles, CA 90026
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Julia Pereira Martín

    Martina is an excelent teacher, she contribute to us a really good thecnic, movements and motivation. She has lot of patience and she help us to know about what is really the dance

  • Ester Pelarda

    the best teacher I've ever had in my life. Nobody has made me enjoy dancing as much as she.

  • Sandra

    I spent a lot of beautiful moments in her classes! I totally recomend her as a teacher!



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

In the first class I ask the students questions about he or her experience, what is expecting to achieve and If the student has any important injury.
Depending of the answer, I start doing many excercise to have my own exam of what can I do with that person, so I can prepare an appropiate class for the next time!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I studied the professional ballet career in Madrid during six years, where I studied ballet, points, pas de deux and repertorie. After that, I went to a dance company in Germany with an scholarship, and I started to moved my body with a contemporary lenguage instead of the classical movement.

I came back to Madrid, and I was dancing and teaching contemporary until I got a contract in Mexico, in a really important Dance School. I spend there the last year and a half, and now I´m in Los Angeles looking for another exciting job!


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

If it´s an individual lesson, I get paid 18 dolars for an hour. If there is necessity to rent a studio, the student has to afford that.
In group classes, I get paid 35 dolars for one hour, 42 dolars for one hour and a half. If the group it´s more than 10, I would get paid 42 dolars for one hour and 50 for one hour and a half.
Also, the studio rental should be pay by the students.

All these rates can be modificated, I totally understand any situation!


How did you get started teaching?

I always do a warm up, it depends of the class. In ballet I like to do a long first exercise with abdominals and long strechs, and in contemporary I prefer to do a cardio warm up.


What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with many different people (I really love that!)
I tough little people, teaching them about the space, theis bodies, the music, the cualities...
I also tough children of all ages, in ballet and contemporary. I love that group, they always do their best!
I love also teenagers, they are a special group and I identify my self with them. With that group I always try to give them strong tools for their futures, I try to teach them that every person in the world it´s special and unique.
I also worked with adults, these people are awesome because they know how to expend a really funny time while they achieve their goals.
And the last group of people, it´s the special needs. This group it´s amazing, every person gives you an unforgettable memory.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was working in the "Iberica Contemporanea" in August, and people from the New York City Ballet where teaching ballet and contemporary. I was proud of my students because I realise they learned a lot working with me and they could share it with that important people.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

All the teachers, like the people, are not always matching. You have to find the person that makes you feel comfortable, so then you will develop your cualities faster.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

If they know what are expecting in a dance class. I takes a long time to learn new steps and feel good doing them, so they have to be sure that they want to work and be patient with the results.


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