Guilfoil Dance Arts Center

Guilfoil Dance Arts Center

5.0 (3)
2 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

Positive environment, true care for each and every student in their own personal journey in dance.  Focused classes with qualified instructors.  Performance opportunities, competition, scholarship and pre-professional classical ballet training.

My greatest joy is being a part of a students journey and accomplishments in dance.  whether it is over-coming fear or landing a professional dance job.

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Credentials

St. Petersburg, FL 33711
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Lynne Forrest

    Andrew Guilfoil is a Master teacher. He not only teaches the technique but the detailed body alignment necessary to execute the movement with gave and ease and in a way that protects the body. I trust him. At the age of 64 I had never had any dance instruction - only the desire- to dance... From total.neginner I started classes with Andrew, Now 3 yEars later I am so hooked - I learn something profound about my body and how to express through it everyone I take his class - he teaches not only about the body and movement but about presentation I love that!

  • Dina Arvanitakis

    Andrew is an exceptional dancer and instructor. I have been taking classes with Andrew since 2006. He is amazing, compassionate and talented beyond words. He has helped me reach my goals in dancing and always brings my dancing to a higher level. I am truly blessed to have him as my dance instructor. When you are taking dance lessons with Andrew, be confident that you are learning from the very best.

  • J. G

    I enjoy all the different classes, monthly activities and amazing teacher



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FAQs


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

I am always encouraging with every new student.  I often spend extra time getting to know them and understanding their desires and goals and look to offer the classes that will most likely benefit them.


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

I am a Ballet Master, professionally trained in Classical Ballet with numerous dance scholarships to study abroad.  I was a Principal Dancer for the Scottish American Ballet for 6 years under the Direction of Alexander Bennett, former dancer of the Royal Ballet of London. 

I have been dancing and performing throughout the world for over 35 years.

I settled in the Tampa Bay area in 2002.  I have been a teacher of dance in the area since that time. 


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

I offer a variety of Dance class packages including

Drop-In, Dance cards, and unlimited monthly class study packages.

Drop-In $20.00


How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching as a junior teacher at the age of 14, as a way to pay for my dance scholarship.  I taught Saturday morning Children's Dance Classes


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all levels and ages of students including National and International Workshops, weekly studio classes, professional dance classes including production and cast.  10 years as a professional ballet coach and 3 years in a public charter school of the Arts K-5.

Currently, I work with students of all ages 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Nutcracker We are currently rehearsing the Nutcracker for December Performances


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

Dance is a very dynamic and inspiring art form!  It is so important to follow through with technique through all dance studies.  It is very important to have a knowledgeable teacher who understands the technique and development of core strength and movement.


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

What they personally want to achieve from their dance training?  What they are willing to invest in their training?