Heart And Soul Dance Company

Heart And Soul Dance Company

1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

Melvin AC Howell

is an internationally cultured choreographer and creative

director who has been transforming and molding lives, while

evolving the art of dance, for over 13 years. His approach is

his purpose,

“Spread positivity, encouragement, and guidance through dance.

The positivity movement.”

With a background in fitness, art, and many different

cultural styles of dance, Melvin brings a unique vision to the

world that is dance. His visionary style and technique

promotes growth physically and mentally, encouraging a

strengthened body, foundation, and creative capacity.

As a movement expert and master instructor in

Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz Funk, and Freestyle; Melvin

emits a genuine uplifting abundance of positive energy and

inspiration, which fills the atmosphere and effortlessly uplifts

your spirits, leaving you motivated and wanting more. With

dance serving as the primary purpose in his life, Melvin not

only touches at the center of what inspires people to move;

the desire to create, to feel, to connect, to speak without

words. Moreover, Melvin focuses on the core of the human

desire for motivation, support, inspiration, and love. It is his

mission, his passion, his life goal: “To Change People’s

Lives for the better.”


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Asheville, NC 28806
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The typical process for working with new clients is discovering what it is exactly that they are looking to learn, and then helping them find their own artistic movements and abilities, making them a better artist than they would’ve ever imagined!

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

• I have trained in ballet at the Louis Nunnery’s school of ballet. 

• I have trained ballet, Clogging, & contemporary at The Dance Factory of Morganton.

.• I have trained Latin & Ballroom at Arthur Murray.

• I am self-taught and proficient to a scientific degree in All styles of Hip Hop, technique, competition and auditions, jazz funk, contemporary, & lyrical!

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

On average, the pricing starts at $75/hr.

How did you get started teaching?

 I know Dance as a lifestyle that I chose to provide support, Love, healing, and growth. These things, all of which, dance provided me!

What types of students have you worked with?

The most common types of students  I work with are:

- Performance & Competition Preparation

-Hip Hop, Latin, Ballroom, wedding, Jazz, contemporary, & Lyrical Choreographer/Instructor

-Creative Directing

- Stress relief

- physical therapy 

- Cerebral Therapy

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A recent project I am in love with is directing and producing my very first production ( now directing my second) and building an international performance family/team through my nonprofit dance organization, Hazard Dance Academy! 

Join in and be a part of it!

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

Do it for the love of art & freedom of expression!

Do it because you really want to grow and not just understand dance better.. but understand yourself better. 

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

Think through a suitable budget and make sure it is something you really want to do!

Lessons offered

Dance Classes Dance Choreographers Hip Hop Dance Classes Stage Performance Training Wedding Dance Lessons Choreography Classes