Zuri’s Dance Lessons

Zuri’s Dance Lessons


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Let’s dance!

My name is Zuri and I have been dancing for 23 years and teaching dance for 9 years. I am currently a professional dancer who studied Dance Theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. I have been trained in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Hip- Hop and African Dance. Since I graduated in 2016, I have performed in 8 Musicals and Productions around the country. I currently dance with a Company called Caston & Company in the city and teach 10 dance classes in performing arts centers and elementary schools throughout the city. Teaching is a tremendous passion of mine. I love helping my students improve their technique, flexibility, musicality, and choreography skills. I am looking forward to developing an individualized class for you that fits your specific needs and helps you achieve your goals. I believe every dancer is different, and I strive to cater to all my student’s specific needs. Whether it be improving your technique, maintaining a split, learning how to pick up choreography better, or just dancing to get in a good work out, I have all the tools you need as well as real-world dance experience to help you achieve your goals. Thanks for visiting my profile! Looking forward to working with you! 

My work is very rewarding. I love the look on my students faces when they get a move right for the first time. They are estatic! They are so happy that their body was able to repeat the movement as I showed it. I also love when my sudents execute my vision exactly the way I pictured it in my head. When I teach them a combination, or a piece for a recital and they execute all the movements exactly the way I invisioned it in my living room. It's a really great feeling! I am so lucky to be able to do this job. 

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Brooklyn, NY 11207
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will first have a conversation with the student about their goals for the class. I will see if they have taken this cass before or if they are new to the genre. On the first day, I typically hold an assesment class with the student just to see where they are dance wise. I will do a few progressions across the floor, and some short combinations to test the students abilities. 

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

I have a Dance Theatre Certification from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. I have trained in Tap, Jazz, Balet, Hip-Hop, African Dance, Modern and Contemporary. 

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

For privates, I usually charge $55 per lesson and then how ever much the studio rental fee is. So if the lesson is $75/hr then it is a $55 lesson plus a $20 studio rental fee. 

I charge a lower rate for groups of 2 or more. 

2 people- $50/hr plus studio rental fee

3 or more people- $45/hr plus studio rental fee

How did you get started teaching?

The first class I ever taught, I was only 12 years old. I taught a volunteer beginner hip-hop class for underpriviledged kids. I was so happy to have that job. I enjoyed making up combinations in my room and teaching them to the kids. I was mean't to be a teacher. Everything about it excites me. The choreograpahing, planning, teaching, and working on technique. It's all very fun to me! I started at the age of 12 and haven't stopped since. I guess I can really say that I have been teaching for 14 years lol, but I don't include the 12 year old teaching on my resume since I was so young. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a diverse group of students from students who have never danced before in their lives, to students who have been dancing their whole lives. I have, and currenty work with children with autism. 

Lessons offered

Dance Classes African Dance Classes Ballet Classes Contemporary Dance Classes Hip Hop Dance Classes Jazz Dancing Classes Tap Dance Classes Theatrical Dance Classes