Bodyisms LLC

Bodyisms LLC

4.7 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com
2 years in business

About this pro

We first began as a thought in 2017. By having students reflect on their day before class began while incorporating small meditation sessions, we found that students were more willing and able to openly share with their peers, let alone work together for dance assignments.

 

We spent 2 years working for a startup charter school learning how to teach dance on an academic level. We incorporating our small ideas into Performing Arts curriculum which helped students to navigate conflict amongst peers, stage freight while performing, and perseverance through their academic careers and personal lives." 

Join our program to help inspire, create, influence, and mold the enrichment services for our students!

We strongly believe in applying our core values directly into our curriculum and movement practices. Every core value has a physical target objective as well as a mental target objective. Fusing both mind and body as one allows a sense of enhanced awareness and freedom within our students.

"Bodyisms began as a small idea that incorporated mindfulness into enrichment programs..." Our curriculum is aligned with the 2020 CDE Dance Standards. Each class is goal oriented with leadership building, interpersonal awareness, and physical activity! 

Movement, Technique, and Performance:

Our students will learn the importance of an active and healthy body while engaging in performing arts education! Not only will they understand stage directions/etiquette, they will also engage closely with dance history and a variety of dance technique. 

-Create, Compose and Choreograph:

Our curriculum requires leadership building while utilizing the arts. Students will learn what it means to lead, follow, work in groups, and generate solutions independently and using groupthink. 

-Historical and Cultural Context:

From Tap, Ballet, & Break Dancing, to West African, House, & Pop Locking, dance provides a wide variety of different cultures that are infused within the movements we learn. Students will learn the cultural and historical foundations of the style they are immersed in.

-Reflect, Connect, and Respond:

Interpersonal awareness is an essential skill students must learn as they grow older. Learning self-reflective skills, how to connect with others, as well as critiquing/complementing work of their peers is vital for the remainder of their academic career.

Every being is capable of dancing. Learning your body's "isms", (distinctive practices) triggers you to connect your thoughts with your body and manifest those discoveries through physical movement. Our private lesson curriculum challenges all ages to discover their bodyisms. This allows our clients to learn how to zone in and focus on mental and physical growth by directing their intentions in a non-distracting, controlled environment.

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Credentials

Denver, CO 80207
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3 Reviews

4.7

  • Terry & Jon Kilsinger

    We traveled from Boulder, CO to Aurora, CO just to take class from Kalere. When she emailed me her breakdown of what she can offer my husband and I as far as dance with a mix of fitness we could not resist! Her private lessons are magnificent! We also adored her vegan lifestyle, as we are vegans too! Win-win! My family always enjoys trying new things and this was definitely something fresh and fun! We feel like hip hop dancing has opened new doors to dance for us. Thank you Ms. Kalere!

  • Rhonda Lewis

    I was a little concerned to see my 15 year old and her friends out of breath but they look amazing! I am excited to get their choreography filmed for her birthday! Miss Kalere, you work well with teens and you handled class wonderfully. We hope to see you again!

  • Tilly G.

    Miss Kalere is well educated in her craft! I am 32 years old and she had me moving as if I was in my teens again! I worked up a welcomed sweat and I have information that I can use at home to keep myself in shape! I cannot wait until she starts her fitness classes I must say! Thank you!



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FAQs


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

Set up a face-to-face meeting to discuss scheduling, pricing, specific detail, and build rapport!


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

-College: MSU Denver: Dance/Entrepreneurship 

-Past Zumba Certification

-ACE Group Fitness Certification student

-Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology Education student

-Somatics student


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

(Willing to negotiate prices)

-Travelling to my students:

*$10 for travel

*18/hr

=$$28 (+ additional hours)

-Online teaching:

$30/hr

-Students travelling to me:

*$18/hr


How did you get started teaching?

Janai started dancing at  the age of 4, she began her training at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance at age 7. She started off taking Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, West African, & Hip Hop. Her natural ability to dance was expressed through Hip Hop & West African.

In 2010 Janai decided to audition for & attend The Denver School of the Arts, where she received training in Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, composing pieces, partner work, tracing floor patterns & more.

She continued her studies at Overland High School where she joined the Poms team in 2013 starting off on the Junior Varsity squad. She then joined the Varsity state squad in 2014, taking home 2nd place in the overall Hip-Hop division in the state competition!

She began teaching choreography in high school to her Poms team & the Hip Hop club. She has also taught Acting/Zumba/Hip Hop/Ballet classes in schools around Colorado through Your Souls Movement Performing Arts, Creative Strategies for Change, Visions Performing Arts College Prep, Mile High Fitness & Creative Dance Kids LLC.​

Janai started dancing at  the age of 4, she began her training at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance at age 7. She started off taking Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, West African, & Hip Hop. Her natural ability to dance was expressed through Hip Hop & West African.

In 2010 Janai decided to audition for & attend The Denver School of the Arts, where she received training in Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, composing pieces, partner work, tracing floor patterns & more.

She continued her studies at Overland High School where she joined the Poms team in 2013 starting off on the Junior Varsity squad. She then joined the Varsity state squad in 2014, taking home 2nd place in the overall Hip-Hop division in the state competition!

She began teaching choreography in high school to her Poms team & the Hip Hop club. She has also taught Acting/Zumba/Hip Hop/Ballet classes in schools around Colorado through Your Souls Movement Performing Arts, Creative Strategies for Change, Visions Performing Arts College Prep, Mile High Fitness & Creative Dance Kids LLC.​


What types of students have you worked with?

Adult ages: 18-40

Child ages: 4-12

Teen ages: 14-18


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

Make sure they have references to their work!! (Explaining where the movement comes from, which muscles to target, history of the movement etc.)


Lessons offered

African Dance Classes Ballet Classes Choreography Classes Contemporary Dance Classes Dance Classes Dance Choreographers Hip Hop Dance Classes Jazz Dancing Classes Modern Dance Classes