Jess Spelke

Jess Spelke

5.0 (2)
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1 employee
22 years in business

About this pro

I have been dancing for 26 years and teaching for 18.  I feel that dance is such a beautiful art and I desire to help make it accessible to anyone who wants to learn!  Everyone learns differently and I strive to instruct each individual based on their needs and style of learning.  My passion for teaching movement includes...

Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Ballroom (Wedding Dances), Yoga and Barre. 

I have worked for many dance companies around the country and was also a Vegas finalist for the TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, in 2009.  I am a 200hr RYT and a certified barre instructor.  

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Denver, CO 80205
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2 Reviews


  • Mary Frazier

    She is excellent with preteens!!

  • Jeff Green

    Talented, creative and professional. She worked with my daughter and I for a fun take on the bride/father dance. All wedding reception attendees were impressed and enjoyed our formal and informal dances, Jess understands people and communicates to improve, inspire and motivate you as individuals. She understood how my body moves and tailored her ideas and choreography appropriately. I most highly recommend Jess for anyone looking to appreciate dance, gain confidence and have fun. My daughter and I would definitely work with Jess in the future.


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

I like to discuss goals with a student at the initial meeting.  After that, we make a game plan to determine how to achieve those goals.  This could consist of what we will work on each week and/or how many times a week we should meet.

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

I have been dancing/training for 26 years.  I have obtained additional certifications in Yoga, Barre and Zumba.

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

Pricing depends on the location of the private.

How did you get started teaching?

I started traveling around the country when I was 16 with a professional choreographer.  I began teaching at my home studio in TX and have been teaching ever since.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages.  From 4-60. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was the head coach for Summit County's Dancing with the Mountain Stars event for the past 3 years.  I taught local business owners with little to no experience and got them performance ready!

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

It is very helpful to be in a studio setting.  Sometimes this requires a little more payment because of rental fees, but it makes it if you were going to class.  

I would also recommend having a good idea of what you are looking to learn so we can really tailor the lessons to you.

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

You should think about your availbility and your desired level of commitment.  Don't worry about your skill level.  That is what we are here for!!

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