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Stephanie M.

8 Reviews
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Starting at HK$358.85
  • Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance from Houston Ballet
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Stephanie M.

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I am a current principal ballet dancer with the San Diego Ballet, where I have been dancing for the past 14 years and 9 years as principal dancer. Prior to that I was a member of the Houston Ballet II. My teaching is based on my background of both the Chechetti Method and The French Method. I have the unique ability to be able to share as a professional ballet dancer what it takes to get to the highest level.

I teach all levels, and all ages. I have been teaching in schools all over Southern Calfiornia for the past 14 years, and I am the artistic director of the San Diego Ballet Summer Intensive.

My classes include:
* Barre work,
* Floor barre,
* Stretching/strengething,
* Body conditioning,
* Center work,
* Pointe work,
* Variations.

I make sure in my lessons to share everything I have learned over my 30 years of dancing both in training and professionally. I specialize in finding exactly what each dancer needs to improve. I know that everyone has different needs and I ...

About Stephanie

My name is Stephanie Maiorano and I am a Principle Dancer with the San Diego Ballet, where I have been performing for 14 years. I love to share everything I have learned as a professional to each of my students through personalized private lessons! Every student is different and has unique needs, so

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Victoria C.
Miss Stephanie is an incredible instructor. She shows great patience as she shares her expertise in ballet. My Daughter looks forward to each lesson and always has detailed feedback she can use to improve after each lesson.
Merliah N.
My daughter loves Stephanie! She’s outstanding!
Autumn P.
Stephanie is amazing! My daughter loves her one on one ballet. I am so thankful for this opportunity to have my daughter in an online class , it has changed her little heart. When her hometown studio moved away she was devastated and about 6 months later we found this online class. It has been the best decision we’ve made. Thank you
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Jessica A.

15 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.05
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jessica A.

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I have been teaching dance professionally for the past ten years and I have had a career in musical theatre for the past fifteen years. I specialize in Tap, Theatre Dance, and Ballet. All ages and all levels are welcome! Each lesson is customized and catered to the students' specific needs. I am full of energy and passion and want my students to learn while also having fun. Let's dance!

About Jessica

I am a professional dancer who has been working in the industry for the past fifteen years. I have worked around the country performing in many different musicals. Some of my favorite theatre credits include Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street, and The Will Rogers Follies! I graduated

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Colton
She takes great care in the properness/form and technique of her students. I improved during the lesson!
Grace S.
She’s very attentive and pays close attention to detail. She also offers great feedback and helps you move forward.
Gianna J.
If you are looking to get back into ballet I would highly recommend Jessica. She is truly outstanding and skilled in knowing how to safely strengthen and build back ballet skills. She is patient, listens and works with each individual students needs. I can't say enough about how she is transforming me into a dancer and I am not a young person. If you want to dance, Jessica will not disappoint, she will raise the bar and push you to new heights. I study 3 to 4 days per week and I highly recommend this dance instructor. Zoom works great!
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Lindsay B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at HK$468.07
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lindsay B.

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My goals are to work on your coordination and flexibility along with proper ballet technique. All classes will be tailored to each student accordingly.

About Lindsay

In home and in studio classes are a 1 hour minimum. Online lessons are also available at 30 and 45 minute durations please call takelessons to book. Hey there! My name is Lindsay. I truly enjoy teaching everything in the realm of physical activity. I grew up dancing at Mark Spivaks Institute i

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Emma
My daughter has only had her first lesson with Lindsay but we were both impressed with her. She is friendly and was able to make the exercises very tailored to her specific needs and goals. We are looking forward to continuing to work with her.
Rojean
Lindsay has been an amazing yoga/ballet instructor for me. I started taking beginners ballet lessons with her in June of 2019 and she was so patient with me. I later on decided to take yoga with her a couple months later and she is just nothing short of awesome! She is very well spoken during yoga and really knows what she’s doing. She always accommodates with my needs and makes sure I’m comfortable with whatever we’re practicing for that day. For example she’ll ask how I’m doing that day and if I say I’m feeling anxious, we’ll do a relaxing and calming session, or we might do something more physical and energetic if I need to get hyper and start my day energized. She has obviously had a lot of experience in this field and it really does show. I’m super glad I chose lindsay to be my instructor and would never consider going with anyone else.
Maureen L.
I love taking my online classes with Lindsay! Having a really busy schedule, I thought at first this was an indulgence to have a class in the comfort of my own home, however I've rethought that since I've started. These are necessary to keeping, not just my physique in shape, but my ballet up to par, as well as my mental state of being calm, focused & happy. Lindsay is very skilled at shifting each class to what is best for me that day. She's skilled & knowledgeable, proficient, professional, friendly, fun & gives me a thorough workout! Thank you Lindsay!
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Mayuko S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at HK$429.06
  • Speaks English, Japanese, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Mayuko S.

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You want to start learning ballet? Want to improve your techniques? Or just want to have a great workout?
I would love to share my passion for ballet and all the knowledge I gained through my career.
I believe ballet is demanding and hard but also it brings joy and beauty in your life.
I make sure that my students are challenged but also having fun in my class.
All ages/Levels welcome and of course lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.

I started dancing at the age of 7 in Japan. At the age of 17, I attended to Arts Educational school in England and at the age of 18, I moved to New York city to attend Joffrey Ballet school.
At the age of 20, I was accepted to Dance Theatre of Harlem in NY and danced as a professional ballerina for about 6 years. Performed many principal roles and toured all over the US and overseas.
After my dancing career, I have been teaching dancers of different ages and experiences, from pre-ballet to adults and from ...

About Mayuko

Mayuko Shoka was born and raised in Gifu, Japan, where she started ballet training at Ballet studio K&M at age of 7 under Kazuko and Zlatko Mikulic. The main ballet style practiced was the Vaganova. At the age of 17, she moved to England to attend The Arts Educational School. Here she mostly practic

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Susan A.
wonderful teacher
Merab C.
Great, positive person, good instructor. I am excited to work with her.
Chris
I did yoga regularly with Mayuko when she lived in Seattle and it was an incredible experience. She's one of the best teachers I've ever had, just really sweet, fun, and knowledgeable. I knew very little about yoga, and I'm hardly fit or flexible, but I was able to learn so much from her!
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Sacha S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at HK$585.09
  • Speaks Italian, French, English
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Sacha S.

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In my class the focus will be to tailor the movement to your specific needs whilst sharing with you all my knowledge to help you grow and achieve your goals.
We will work on your technique as well as your artistry.
A beautiful dancer doesn't only have a strong technique but the ability to embody a character and convey a story through movements.
All my classes are open to all levels, if you are a beginner dancer we will take the time to go in details through every moves, if you are more advanced I will challenge your technique and artistry but most importantly we will have fun sharing our common passion for dance.
I teach all my classes at my home dance studio with high speed internet and with a professional mic for you to be able to hear me clearly over the music.

About Sacha

Hello dancers. I am overly excited to be part of your journey through dance. I started myself when I was 5 years old in France and I had the opportunity to travel the world thanks to my passion. I have performed for Cirque du Soleil, The Voice, Disney, Victoria's secret fashion show, Ricky M

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Sophie, Ruby F.
It was a wonderful lesson and girls really enjoyed and learned a lot!!! Thank you Sacha!!!
Faith C.
My daughter had an amazing first lesson, after just one session, she learned so much. She is very comfortable with Sacha and super excited for upcoming classes!!
Gwendolyn Ruiz
Sacha is an amazing teacher! She helped my daughter to learn how to connect her emotions to convey a story through her dance movements, something my daughter was lacking at first but after a couple of sessions with Sacha, my daughter became a better at it. Although my daughter has great technique, it’s important to tell a story through your movements and Sacha helped her with that. My daughter has already been to 2 different dance competitions and has won first in her category and overall. Her other teachers, friends and family were amazed when my daughter danced on stage and they noticed the change in her when she performed. She had so many compliments. I will definitely recommend Sacha and will definitely be using her again for my daughter. Thank you Sacha!
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Sara P.

79 Reviews
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Starting at HK$273.04
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy from University of Oklahoma
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Sara P.

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With an emphasis on strong foundations and musicality I would love to help anyone become a more well rounded dancer.

Whether you're just starting out or want to polish a few problem areas I'm here to help!

About Sara

Hello! I'm Sara! (Based in NYC) I started dancing at the age of 3. I am well versed in Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance. I attended Joffrey San Antonio (2004) and Paul Taylor New York (2010) intensives. Once moving to NYC, I attended the TAKE Dance intensive (2011) and the Lar Lubovitch int

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Jayden
Sara had great technique with flowy movements. She was personable and kind. Very enjoyable class.
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Average Cost of Ballet Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ballet lessons is HK$795.72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$273.04 and HK$1,170.17 per hour.
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Took Ballet lessons from Aurora D.
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"Best instructor ever!"
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Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"So far, so great! I feel like I learned so much in just a half hour!"
Chandni
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Miss Stephanie is approachable and excels at communicating clearly. Her passion and extraordinary skills, love, and respect for her students help improve their musicality and ballet knowledge all while improving strength and technique, Miss Stephanie leads her students with constructive and positive guidance in order to take their skills to the next level. She is a dedicated and patient teacher, who encourages individual achievement for her students as they reach for their full potential. She connects with them and is a genuinely kind person who clearly delights in her students' progress. Miss Stephanie goes above and beyond to make each dancer feel wanted, loved, and encouraged. My kids and I highly recommend Miss Stephanie!"
MJ
Took Ballet lessons from Stephanie M.
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"Best instructor ever she works with your schedule and is very professional she knows her stuff!!"
Carolina
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Lindsay is the best teacher ever! She is very skilled in ballet and exercise. She is also an excellent teacher. I feel guided by her and always encouraged. She is very patient Lindsay is open to any question I might have. The class is enjoyable. Lindsay also stretches my boundaries in having me try new movements. Thank you Lindsay!"
Diane
Took Ballet lessons from Lindsay B.
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"Miss Stephanie is an incredible ballet teacher. She is a passionate dancer and is kind and caring. My daughter loves taking lessons from Miss Stephanie!"
Holly
Took Ballet lessons from Stephanie M.
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"Really enjoying Sara's lessons! She's very patient and gives great tips. I'm learning a lot!"
Frances Chen
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"I had a lot of fun with Sara! Thank you!"
Jana
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Loved Aurora's teaching style and was willing to accommodate my difficult schedule! She is enthusiastic and sweet, perfect for dancers at any level!"
Nina
Took Ballet lessons from Aurora D.
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Private Ballet Lessons Near You

If you've ever experienced a performance of "The Nut Cracker" or "Swan Lake," then you've been enchanted by the magic of ballet. When a beautifully costumed dancer glides across the stage, pirouettes, or performs a lift so seemingly effortlessly that it looks like they're moving through butter, the audience can't help but admire the strength, grace, and perfected art that makes up the core of ballet. 

Ballet first originated as a form of performance dance during the 15th century Italian Renaissance. Later, in Russia and France, the dance form developed into a type of concert dance. Today, people dance ballet around the world. It's evolved into a highly technical form of dance, described with its own French-based terminology. 

Why You Should Learn Ballet

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learning ballet because they dream of being like the danseurs (dancers) they see on stage in a professional ballet performance. Whether you join a ballet company and dance professionally or not, you'll benefit from learning ballet. There're are plenty of reasons why ballet dancing is a worthwhile pursuit. 

Learning ballet can improve the other styles of dance you study. Classically trained dancers usually stand out (for good reasons) because of the basics, like great posture and alignment, which ballet stresses. If you love contemporary jazz or even hip hop dancing, then a few ballet classes could help you improve your technique.

Ballet is also very healthy. You'll strengthen your muscles, exercise your heart, improve your posture, and increase your flexibility. These physical effects of ballet are good for dancers of every age and every ability. Learning ballet is a great way to get in shape and stay physically fit. 

The Best Way to Learn Ballet and What You'll Practice in Ballet Classes

Although it's easy to find plenty of free ballet classes and tutorials online, there's no better way to learn than with a private ballet tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive immediate feedback and personalized instruction that simply isn't possible with free tutorials or in a larger class setting. Working one-on-one with a private ballet teacher, you can focus on overcoming your individual challenges and the choreography that interests you most. 

Plus, every personal class is different. Teachers fully customize course content to meet each student's needs, with subject matter tailored to your learning level, age, and interests. For example, ballet lessons for children differ greatly from ballet classes for adults, in terms of teaching methods and content. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Ballet

If you have little or no previous experience with ballet, then beginner lessons will start you out with your best tippy-toes forward. In these lessons, your teacher will introduce you to the basic principles and techniques of ballet. You'll learn what makes ballet, ballet and begin learning some beginner-level choreography. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to common ballet terms
  • Learn the five basic positions
  • Basic ballet etiquette
  • Standing at the barre and proper posture
  • Easy dance steps

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Ballet

If you're already familiar with the basics of ballet, but haven't yet mastered most ballet moves, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, your teacher will challenge you to push yourself to the next level, as you work on increasingly complicated and challenging choreography. You'll grow stronger, improve balance, and increase your flexibility. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Improve alignment and increase body awareness
  • Barre, floor, and traveling exercises
  • Increased musicality and expression
  • Practice the eight body positions
  • Turns, larger movements, and phrasing

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Ballet

Advanced lessons are intended for seasoned danseurs or danseuses (dancers). In advanced lessons, your private ballet tutor will work to help keep you in shape and prevent you from suffering an injury. You'll have the opportunity to work on new choreography with a professional and continue to further improve your strength and grace of movement. Advanced lesson content depends greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your instructor might cover the following:

  • Advanced combinations
  • Strength, balance, and flexibility exercise
  • Audition preparation
  • Ballet performance preparation
  • Navigating the dance industry

The Fast Way to Find a Ballet Teacher Near You

If you're ready to learn how to whirl and twirl like a professional dancer, you'll need to find a private teacher. Luckily, TakeLessons makes finding a private ballet tutor easy. A simple search will lead you to pages of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer private lessons both online and in-person. Be sure to read through profiles and reviews to find a teacher who offers classes to students in the right age group and experience level. 

The price of ballet lessons varies, but most teachers charge a per-lesson, time-based rate. If you truly want to learn ballet, then studying with a private teacher is the way to go! You'll find your investment in lessons pays off, as you progress quickly, grow stronger, and become more graceful after only your first few lessons. 

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