I highly believe in doing what you love and loving what you do. I have been teaching dance for over 15 years all over South Florida in studios, schools, gyms, and private residences to all ages and all levels. I specialize in the commercialized urban movement known as hip hop. Also, I teach the sexy feminine style for adults known as heels. Lastly, I am currently an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor. I teach a dance fitness program I created for women to help with losing weight, toning the thighs and buttocks.
What I enjoy most about teaching is seeing the progress my students make. It is extremely gratifying and highly motivating for me to help someone learn to dance. Dance does a lot for the mind, body and soul. It can be therapeutic for some or just plain fun. Dance has many benefits: helps with stress, enhances your flexibility, heightens your coordination, promotes strength and endurance.
It was a pleasure working with Jessi O. She is an absolutely incredible dance teacher. You can tell that she is a professional in the industry. She is capable of breaking down movements easily and motivates you along the way. I will definitely be taking classes with her again in the near future.
The first lesson is always an overall assesment to determine what abilities the student naturally posses and what they will need to work on the most. For a new student each lesson will consist of foundational steps known as footwork followed by a short choreography that include these steps. This is how they will build a vocabulary for the commercial hip hop style of dance. This similar formula I use to teach heels as well.
For my dance fitness classes, I always advise beginners to just have fun and don't worry if they miss a step because the objective is to burn as many calories as possible!
I am trained in hip hop at two major industry dance studios called Focal Point and Show Stopper Studio. I have also danced for reknown artists such as Sean Kingston, Pitbull, Neyo, Jen Carlos Canelas, Tony Dize, Magic Juan, Myriam Hernandez just to name a few!