Awa Ayesha- Dance Instructor
I take time out to personally advise and directly instruct the best moves. In one lesson, I will be able to teach amazing choreography, give great dance tips, and even build a stronger confidence level of my student.
I have been dancing since the age of 4. It is the best way to express myself, no matter what I am feeling. I love to teach others to express their emotions, thoughts, and feeling through the movement of their body.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I spend some time getting to know the student on a personal level. Then, I move on to trying to get a better understanding of their dance goals and aspirations. I use what I've learned from the student to build a teaching technique that will teach them to be the greatest they can be.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a part of numerous dance companies. I have competed in multiple dance competitions, resulting in 1st and 2nd place in at least 4. I have been a choreographer of my high school and college dance teams. I have been dancing since the age of 4, learning many different genres of dancing including ballet, ballroom, hip hop, african, and jazz.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
The pricing depends on many aspects:
How many students I will be teaching
How many sessions we will be having
How long the sessions will take place for
I do not charge extra if I am teaching a beginner student with little to no experience.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching after I choreographed an entire piece for a school show and I realized I had the ability to put amazing moves together. It inspired me to teach many other dances.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with children from the ages 4 and up to young adults.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I recently hosted an Afro-Zumba session for University at Buffalo's Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would say hire a teacher that is interested more in the goals and outcomes of the student rather than themselves.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
1. How will you help me aspire my goals?
2. Will you give upon me after I struggle for too long?
3. Are you willing to work with my flaws?