DanceNow1234

DanceNow1234

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Best of 2019
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

I teach private lessons to those who would like to dance. I specialize in choreographing wedding dances and teaching Ballroom and Salsa. What makes me unique is that I come from a general dance background of Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, and Hip-Hop so I have extensive training with a lot of technical training. I have been teaching for over 15 years with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. 

I also help a lot of people get over their fear of getting out on the dance floor. Having confidence will allow you to go out and dance and feel comfortable. Since I have an extensive dance backgroung with many different styles, I incorporate them into what I call "Freestyle". Freestyle dancing is you being able to dance by yourself doing your own thing. This takes several lessons to build up steps but usallly most students feel comfortable to go out and dance around their 8th or 9th lesson. 

I have taught in numerous dance studios, country clubs, and other venues throughout South Florida. I currently teach private dance lessons in Ballroom/Latin dance, Salsa, Wedding (First Dance) Ballet, Freestyle and Hip-Hop. I have a space where I live and I also rent space at several locations or can come to you. 

I look foward to teaching you to dance!

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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FAQs


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

I ask the student what are they looking to get out of the dance lesson. Then I ask them what training they have had. Based on their answer I give them a few steps to see where they are and what they need to work on. If they are brand new to dance they will start with the basics which includes, posture, balance, and basic awareness besides basic steps.


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

I have been dancing for a little over 15 years as well as teaching. I went to college for Dance specifically and have a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Dance. I was also trained extensively in Ballroom/Latin at both Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray Dance Studios. I still train today and take Ballet classes, Contemporary/Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Ballroom/Latin. 


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

I charge $75/Hr. for a 1 hour lesson

If you buy a package the pricing becomes cheaper per lesson.

5 Lessons for $350

10 Lessons for $650

20 Lessons for $1,200

If I have to travel to you outside of Fort Lauderdale or to one of the studios then the pricing is 

$90/Hr. 

5 Lessons for $425

10 Lessons for $800

20 Lessons for $1,500


How did you get started teaching?

I always loved to dance and when I was younger I was highly involved in music. Watching videos of artists dancing such as Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson I was able to pick up the choreography quickly from watching the videos. I also was good dancing in clubs while I will still in highschool. ( I would get into clubs underage back then!) When I went onto college as a music major I joined the dance team and realized I was really talented and could pick up the choreography and teach it to others and realized I need to get more involved in dancing. So I started to train intensely. 

Now I teach here in South Florida.


What types of students have you worked with?

Those who want to learn to dance better in clubs (Freestyle)

Wedding Dance Couples (First Dance)

Wedding Couples parents and family members

Father/Daughter  Mother/Son Dances

Ballroom/Latin Dance Students

Hip-Hop students

Jazz/ Contempoary Dance Students

Ballet Students

Salsa Students


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I helped choreographed a Latin dance scene in the movie Step Up 4. I actually taught the 2 main characters several steps for one of their scenes in a latin restaurant/lounge.


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

I can teach you a lot and as fast as you can handle steps and choreography. It is up to you to practice to really become better and to memorize what you have learned.


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

If its Ballroom Dance, see if the studio is overpriced, most of them are. Then call me!

If its any other dance style Google the teacher. 


Lessons offered

Ballroom Dance Lessons Chachacha Lessons