I have beeen teaching dance for over 18 years and I have experience working with dancers of all ages. I offer classes with high quality education that is built on years of studying the body as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and studying dance in college. I have an immense knowledge of the body and injury prevention. While many schools have dance teachers who have no backround in injury prevention, CPR, first aide, or Anatomy/Physiology of the body/proper alignment. This is sad because I so often hear students say they had to stop dancing due to injury or their ballet teacher put them on pointe before they were ready and they sprained their ankle. Without proper knowledge and training you can really injure your students and sometimes the injury can be permanent, while other time the lack of proper technique and form can build to create big problems later down the road. I assure you that you are in good hands taking classes with me and any of my teachers.
I have a Bachelors degree in dance from the University of Utah and I stay up to date on all the latest dance trends.
I enjoy making dreams come true, watching kids meet their goals, and sharing my passion for dance!
Work is in progress
Very organized. Communication and expectations are clear. Alicia really cares for the students and looks out for them. She has the best interest for them. My daughter has really enjoyed taking summer lessons with her.
Mostly the one on one experience, or the small class made it possible for my granddaughter to experience and learn new techniques. Alicia is very knowledgeable, talented, and patient. her students are very important to her.
I like to play name games or do an ice breaker the first day of class to get to know everyone. I like to get a feel for what they can do and find out what they want to work on or their goals. I like to find out if they have any injuries or special considerations.
I've attended numerous workshops, recieved teacher training in local elementary and highschools through the University of Utah where I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Modern Dance. I also recieved a dance diploma from the Hartford Conservatory for Dance Pedagogy and Performance. I'm currently a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and graduated from Berkshire Community College in MA.
Group lessons are usuallly $40 an hour and $45 for an 1 and a half hours. Private lessons, I charge $25 an hour.
I started teaching as a camp dance instructor and also at my home studion in MA as a teachers assistant. Then I went on the get a certificate in dance teaching from the Hartford Conservatory and later graduated with a Bachelors degree in dance from the University of Utah School of Dance.
I've worked with students of all ages with or without disabilities.
I'm putting on a summer recital for my summer intensive ballet students and I can't wait.
Make sure you review the teachers resume and find out if they are a good fit for you. A teacher with a college degree in dance will have more knowledge in depth knowledge in most cases of the body, taken Anatomy & Physiology courses, and will be less likely to be injuring your body by teaching you improper technique.
If the teacher is trust worthy, are they caring, and ways the teacher could help them with those needs.