Dance Well NY

Dance Well NY

5.0 (3)
Best of 2021
4 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

What sets me apart from all other dance instructors is that I have the ability to adapt to each student’s personality which allows the relationship of movement and body to blend seamlessly.  It is all about the student! 
I feel that I cater to my students needs….  it is really not about me but rather about them... what they need and want and for me as an instructor to help them figure it out
 

Wedding Dance Lessons * Wedding Dance Choreography * Flash Mobs & more
Dance Styles:  Foxtrot * Hustle * Rumba * Salsa * Swing * Country 2-Step * Waltz
* Combination dances * Freestyle




I enjoy watching a students progress.  Plus it teaches them a new way of communication which is less stressful than others.

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Credentials

New York, NY 10036
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Phone verified

3 Reviews

5.0

  • Keith Raftery

    excellent teacher me & my partner at different levels she recognized this and tailored the lesson to hep both of us leanr & Still manage to have us practice together, i would strongly recommend Stephanie.

  • Jody Smith

    Great teacher, convenient scheduling, great value!

  • Cynthia OLeary

    The fun and positive learning experience Stephanie creates!



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FAQs


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

I work on understanding how they process information and work accordingly.   


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

I have studied partner dancing since 2000 and had teacher training for Ballroom as well as medalist exams.   I continue to study and keep my knowledge of the dances up to date.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing as of May 2021 PL; VL Group; Semi-PL & In-Person Groups
FF= floor fee/rental;  VL= virtual learning
 
Private Lessons 1-2 people
You can have up to a total of 5 people in your lesson 
In-Person $25/pp extra; VLE $20/pp extra 
In-Person Single $100
In-Person 4 session pkg: $80*4: $320
VL: Single $75
VL: 4 session pkg $55 * 4: $220 
Notes: 
*All In-Person lessons include a floor fee or up to half hour travel
*24-hr Cancellation Policy
*All lessons must be paid for in advance before they are confirmed / scheduled
* Lesson packages have an expiration date of 30 days from your first lesson

How did you get started teaching?

I was an actor who was looking for an outlet in terms of movement (and I wasn't a trained dancer). I saw an ad in backstage for Swing & Salsa Lessons.   and the rest is history....


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with children as young as 8 years old through adults who are in their 80's.  I have had a couple of clients who were deaf. I have taught religious couples (mainly Jewish) and worked with in their guidelines. And I have worked with an autistic adult.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My most recent event is ongoing at the moment.  I met a couple over two years ago at a Jazz Club & Restaurant where I was teaching the beginning lesson during the band break.  They were getting married and then pandemic hit.  They reached out to me over a month ago and I have been teaching them virtually their wedding dance.   I was skeptical about how well this would go without me physically being there to help explain certain movements... however after going from swing to waltz and then landing on foxtrot.... THEY are AWESOME.... they have learned a couple of intricate moves and one called the death drop!   This is at the moment one of my fondest events.


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

I would look for someone you connect to.  Look at their reviews and then talk to them over the phone.   A lot can be said on how one connects over the phone.


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

This is a tricky question.   if you are a total beginner, you might not know what you are looking for.... In terms of dance... are you looking for partnered dance versus ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and the like?

If you know the style you are interested in and are a beginner.... think about how much time you will spend on practicing that will help you decide how often you will need lessons.

The more experienced dancer who is looking for review or branch out into a new style.... be honest with yourself in terms of the level of dancer you are.... it helps the teachers understand what you need.