Drew Minard Dance

Drew Minard Dance

5.0 (2)
Best of 2020

About this pro

As an instructor, I pride myself on the safe space and relationship that I create with my student! Growth as an artist is so much easier when the student feels supported and welcomed in their environment! Dancing should be exciting and fun and that is what I always try and bring to my class. Dance is also very tough and a great workout and I believe I provide a wonderful and stamina building class.

The art form of dance is one of the most imporant aspects of my life! It is incredible how, as people, we are able to share stories and emotions through dance, while also raising our heart rate and staying in shape! I love seeing the growth that my students experience and the love that they begin to feel for dance throughout the process. 

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New York, NY 10023
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Kevin Chlapecka

    Drew is incredibly kind and an absolutely amazing dancer. After just one lesson I can already track my growth! Fantastic quality for an affordable price.

  • Kyle Pleasant

    I have collaborated with Drew on many projects and am always amazed my his keen eye for detail, vast technical knowledge and incredible artistry.



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FAQs


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

For new students, I will usually get to know them by starting off with some basic dance techniques, like barre excersises and across the floor. Then, we'd move on to the center, where we'd practice various combinations and memorization techniques!


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

I have been dancing and involved in the arts scene for quite a while now. I have toured on the National Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical and worked with many various Broadway, film, and TV choreographers! I have taught dance for many years at various organizations including the Professional Performing Arts School and ManahttanYouth. These classes include Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Tap, and more! 


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

This varies on what we'd be doing in the lesson and for how long! I'd be happy to discuss pricing options and other concerns before our first lesson/class. 


How did you get started teaching?

I served as an associate for a director of dance at various schools and organizations for many years. After this, I took on some of his students and classes and began my own career in teaching! 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with many different students varying in age, style, and level. I have worked with Broadway dancers and actors, children exploring the world of performance, and others just looking to begin in dance! I am comfortable teaching all levels and all kinds of people.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am currently working on a fundraiser called the Dance-A-Thon for GMHC raising money for AIDS awareness! This is a great event in Central Park that involves the arts and donating for a great cause! 


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

A personal connection with your teacher is always important. A student should want someone that challenges them while also inspiring them. Someone with a large amount of experience is neccessary to be able to create connections and to feel confident in their area of expertise! 


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

A student should think about what they are truly interested in as a performer and whether or not they believe this teacher can give that to them! It is always important for the student to feel as though their are in a safe space with room for error and success! Various questions would include more details on what the class would consist of, where the growth would eventually go towards as a student and performer, and other details to ensure the students comfort and safety! 


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