Dance Well NY

Dance Well NY

5.0 (3)
Best of 2022
5 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
14 years in business

About this pro

Communication is key between myself and my students re: movement & dance - being able to explain in a variety of ways.   I work closely with them in terms of what they are looking for and I deliver.

Working with people and teaching them how to move and dance, whether alone or with a partner, fills me up with happiness.   I get to see the progress that they make and help them realize their potential.

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Credentials

New York, NY 10018
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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.
Wedding Intro: $50 for 30 minutes. 
This introductory special offer is the best way to start planning for your "Big Day".  During this class I will present you with dance style options and help you choose your song.  We will discuss what you are looking for in your first dance and set up a game plan to have you ready, willing and able on your special day.

PLATINUM 6-month plan: 30 private lessons
GOLD 3-month plan: 20 private lessons
SILVER 2-month plan: 10 private lessons
BASIC 1-month plan: 5 private lessons
ONE OFF or four 1-month plan: 1 - 4 private lessons

Notes: 
Package must be purchased before your lesson(s) can be scheduled
​* Expiration date of packages: 1-6 months depending on package purchase
* To add-on people to a private lesson: $25/per person
* No refunds. Balance may be transferred or credited
All lessons are 45 minutes
* 24 hr. cancellation policy

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 the actor's paper, 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.