Tru Dance Academy

Tru Dance Academy

4.8 (15)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Tru Dance Academy was birth through the journey of TGMT, an up and coming performance and recording artist in the Houston Area. With experience training at Broadway Dance Centre (New York City) as a work study student, TGMT has been feautured performing in Grammy Award Winning Artist-Solange Knowledges' When I Get Home and in Cosmopolitan.com for his dance tutorials, wracking up more than a total of 100k views on his Youtube Channel for tutorials alone (over 2 million views total).

By trade TGMT is a vertified dance teacher for Houston Independent School disctrict. So he has met the texas requirements for dance pedagogy. TGMT has been teaching in public schools (ages 6y/o - adult) for nearly 6 years and teaching at studios for over 10. Because TGMT is not only a performance artist but a trained teacher, he knows how to find a dancers strengths and growth areas and adjust instruction to meet their needs and pace. He's fun, patient, supportive and detail oriented. This is instruction you wont regret! 

YouTube Dance Tutorials:

Sam Smith's How Do You Sleep:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ST31TdBdCo&t=40s

Normani's Motivation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWir6CPF3RU&t=1154s

I enjoy assisting in a student exploring their body, emotions and creativity. Dance and performance has become a form of therapy for me and I love passing that experience to a student.

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Credentials

Houston, TX 77054
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15 Reviews

4.8

  • Andrea Jones

    Jamar was amazing!!! He was fully engaged with all the kids that attended my daughter's hip hop themed party and they really enjoyed the dance he taught them! Highly recommend!! Thank you so much Jamar!!

  • Jonsha Johnson

    He teach good

  • Jania kinds

    I loved everything about working with tru dance academy.

  • Valente Rodríguez

    I want to join one so I can learn how to dance better or learn how to dance new moves .


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FAQs


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

My process begins with getting to know the student as a person with a series of questions. Afterwards I like to understand their interest or background with dance and performance. Then I want to know what they like to achieve with my instruction. Whether it is preparation for a performance or to feel more comfortable at the club or a party with friends. From there, I backwords plan, starting with the end in mind. 


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

My background as a dancer and teacher goes back to when I was a teenager. Training in the arts after school and at local dane studios. I then went to college and minored in dance. Shortly after, I moved to New York to continue my dane training at Broadway Dance Centre and since have been using my knowledge to teach dance to students of all ages. 


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

Private Lessons

30 minutes - $45

45 Minutes - $50

60 minutes - $55


How did you get started teaching?

From a young age, I have always made my own choreography and have been fascinated with the art of teaching dance to others. When in college my dance instuctor saw my potential and gave my the opportunity to teach at her studio. My love grew from there.


What types of students have you worked with?

From students with very little experience with dance, to advanced level dancers. Students of all socio econimic and cultural backgrounds. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I have been really fond of these majorette dance competitions that have become increasingly more popular in the recent years. I liked it so much that I held my own dance competition last year that I and my dance company performed in with a full band. 


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

Make sure that the person has the background and expertise that compliments the specific wants you came here to pay for. 


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

What do I want to accomplish with having a teacher?

Am I emotionally ready to be vulnerable and transparent?

Am I ready to be persistent and deligent with my journey?