KATHLEEN CARMAN :: Kinetic Meditation

Precise, focused Pilates-based exercise, coupled with guided imagery, set to soothing music, creating a moving meditation.

Kathleen’s focus and joy in her work is not only helping people to use their bodies more safely, effectively and efficiently, but also to facilitate the awareness of their spiritual selves through Pilates movement (and beyond), allowing them to more fully enjoy their preferred activities and achieve healthier, more fulfilling longevity.

Following a career in dance, Kathleen received her certification from the Physical Conditioning Center in Houston where she trained and taught with Master Pilates Teacher and Movement Educator, Elizabeth Jones-Boswell. She received additional certification in 1994 from the Physical Mind Institute in Santa Fe, NM, and has continued her Pilates education over the years, studying with Masters of the Method such as Alan Herdmann, Ron Fletcher, and Michelle Larson. Kathleen’s work and success using the Pilates-based approach to rehabilitate scoliosis has been published in an article for the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

Contact: (323) 413 2339  

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FLAME CYNDERS :: Burlesque Charm School


Learn the sultry, sassy art of classic burlesque striptease in a fun and friendly environment! You will learn fundamental burlesque moves, pinup poses, and group dance routines for the Fishnet Follies Burlesque Chorus. You will also get an overview of burlesque history, the current “revival” community, as well as pointers on how to create a burlesque persona, costumes and choreography for your own solo act. Open to women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance experience necessary!

Visit FishnetFollies.com for more information.

Contact: (510) 599 5931   email

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RONALD DENNIS :: Jazz :: Intermediate
Contact: (323) 467 3592   email

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JAMES JOYCE :: Adult Ballet :: All Levels

Contact: (310) 930 1393

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ELSPETH KUANG :: Adult and Teen Ballet :: Basic through Advanced
Elspeth Kuang, adult and teen ballet teacher at The Hollywood Dance Center in Los Angeles, CA
Grace Style Balance
Beginning Intermediate Advanced Pointe

Classical ballet dance technique for Teens, Adults, Dancers, Actors, & Athletes Fosters:
  • Love of Dancing
  • Good posture, coordination, & musicality
  • Movement technique for preventing injuries
  • Artistic and theatrical expression
Group Classes with individual attention
Private Lessons by Appointment

Contact: (323) 732 9276

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MICHAEL KUKA :: Salsa, Swing, Ballroom :: Beginning through Advanced
Michael's classes are fun, easy, and exciting, and open to everyone. Come join us! There are a lot of great dancers and teachers here in L.A. Why should you come to us? Because we love dancing!!! We've been getting people out on the dance floor for years, from beginning to competitive level. We're heavy on instruction in a club-like atmosphere. Our floor is huge. No attitude. Just lots of dancing!

For more information, visit Michael's website: www.ballroomdanceacademy.com

Contact: (888) 3DANCE NOW

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MICHAELLA MANNING :: Bellydance :: Beginning/Intermediate
Discover and hone fundamental bellydance movements in an 8 week session designed for beginner to intermediate dancers. No experience is necessary; dancers with experience will improve technique and explore nuances of movement. Classes will consist of cardio warmups, weekly introductions of new technique and reviews of previously learned technique, drills, a short dance combination, and a cooldown.
Visit http://www.michaellamanning.com/dance for more information.

Contact: (323) 448 0291   email

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WALTER PAINTER :: Professional Level Jazz

Contact & more info: walterpainter.com

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GLORIA PATERNOSTRO :: Shall We Dance - Gay & Lesbian Ballroom
Learn the waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rhumba and East Coast swing in a gay-friendly environment with an experienced instructor. Come with or without partners - it's a great way to meet people!
For more information, visit: www.ShallWeDanceLA.com

Contact: (909) 861 1122

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PAMELA PHILLIPS :: Children's Ballet :: Ages 4 - teens
Pamela Phillips, children's ballet teacher at the Hollywood Dance Center
Pamela Phillips has been known for decades as "Miss Pam" to thousands of students in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Her ballet classes for children ages 4 - teens focus on the joy of dancing while building a foundation in classical ballet technique. Her classes emphasize creativity and imagination in a non-competitive atmosphere that appreciates each child's unique abilities. Children develop physical strength, coordination, and flexibility as well as concentration, cooperation, and determination. Miss Pam's classes are also a place where kids can be kids -- where they can use their imaginations and play make-believe in a warm environment of music and fun. While some of her students have pursued careers as professional dancers, many more have continued dancing as adults for the pure joy they discovered in Miss Pam's classes when they were young.children dancing at The Hollywood Dance Center in Los Angeles, CA

"I try to let children discover the joy of dancing and to help them realize they need not have plans to pursue a career in dance in order to continue their training. I hope that I provide a non-competitive atmosphere where children can feel good about their abilities and begin a life-long habit of dancing. Not only do I support dance of all kinds, but I hope I am nurturing a future dance audience as well."

Pamela Phillips has taught dance to children in schools and studios throughout Los Angeles for over 30 years. For the past 15 years she has owned and operated The Hollywood Dance Center in Hollywood, CA.


For more information contact Miss Pam at: (323) 467-0825 or visit: www.misspamsballet.com

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DAN RANN :: MDA - Men's Dance Movement - All Levels
TEMPLE OF DANCE is for men only. It is an intensely physical 2-hour dance class and exhilarating dance movement experience where men explore the male dance dynamic in a variety of dance techniques both alone and with other male partners. You will learn free dance, pattern dances in all ballroom and latin dancing rhythms, dance improvisation, dancing competition moves, social dancing, and also how to perform. But most importantly, as you learn, you'll have a blast. Great for men who want to come and have a full dance experience.

Some pointers: This is a dance movement class, not an exercise class. You MUST wear loose clothing such as sweats or karate pants or stretchable dancewear because we do get down on the floor. Long sleeve, loose shirts are preferred but not mandatory. Leather soled or suede soled shoes are preferred. Tennies are discouraged, but you can manage.

$20 per class or $80 for 5 sessions - no expiration.

Mr. Dan Rann is a Fellow of the Imperial Dance Society of England of the United States and holds six degrees in dance. He has performed all over the US and the world for over 25 years, represented the United States in the World Ballroom Dancing Championships in ballroom dancing, holds many ballroom, latin american dancing and theatrical dancing titles, and is well-known in the ballroom and latin dancing world. He's also slightly crazy, but in dance that's a plus.


Contact: (310) 770 1753

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Michael Sanchez :: Zumba

My approach to Zumba is to deliver a sense of musicality and flow to each class that an ordinary aerobics instructor cannot provide; to make clear interpretation of each style of dance (i.e. Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, etc…) so that participants are able to differentiate the various rhythms of the program; and to encourage and motivate all participants to exercise through the power of dance.

What is Zumba? Zumba is a fun, dance-based aerobic workout that blends Latin dance steps with the hottest rhythms to keep you moving! Zumba is a high energy, dance cardio class that incorporates the world rhythms of salsa, merengue, cumbia, samba, reggaeton, dancehall, Latin hip-hop, and afro-Latin dance. Designed for all fitness levels.

IT’S FUN: “Exercise in Disguise” ... you don’t feel like you are working out.

IT’S DIFFERENT: the music, the moves, and the feel...no other class like it

IT’S EASY: anyone can join in - it’s easy to follow

IT’S EFFECTIVE: cardio-based, to get you moving and help achieve your fitness goals.

Athletic shoes, like sneakers, or a dance sneaker without a lot of traction recommended.

Contact: (323) 202-0819
  

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JEFFREY SAMSON :: Zumba & Global Groove Fitness

Global Groove Fitness
is an hour-long dance-fitness class that incorporates athletic moves and dance styles inspired by different cultures from around the world. It's an exciting and fun class where we get to travel the world through different dances such as African Tribal, Brazilian Samba, Latin Dances, Bollywood style, and even Shakira-style Belly Dance, and more!

Visit us at: www.globalgroovefitness.com "Let's Move! Let's Groove! Let's do Global Groove!"

I also offer Zumba - a latin-based dance-fitness class. I incorporate latin dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Reggaeton, and more. Its fun and easy-to-follow with a party-like atmosphere that will leave participants invigorated and energized! Ditch the workout, and join the party!

I am the Founder & Creative Director of Global Groove Fitness. I'm a certified group fitness and Zumba instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. My goal is to inspire you to have a fit and healthy lifestyle thru dance-fitness!


Contact: (323) 319-3481
   Email: jsamson@globalgroovefitness.com

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MARY SCANLON :: Salsa :: Cardio, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
For more information, visit Mary's website: www.FlipMeDipMe.com
Contact: (323) 828 2420


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LINDA VALENTINO :: Argentine Tango :: Beg., Int., Technique
Learn Argentine Tango as it's really danced in the clubs of Buenos Aires. Rhythmic, 1950's-style tango, also known as club style, tango syncopado, or close embrace. It is the predominant style danced in the milongas of Buenos Aires. No tricks, no lifts, no drops, no show steps, NO NONSENSE! Just good social tango.
For more information, visit Linda's website: www.aPuroTango.com

Contact: (323) 653 5883

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DELANE VAUGHN :: Jazz :: Intermediate, Advanced

Contact: (323) 933 3688

Website: delanevaughn.com

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ILONA VERA :: Ballet, Character Ballet and Jazz coaching for dancers and actors, including original choreography as well as variations from classical ballets.

The Ilona Vera Method nurtures each dancer and guides them to develop their personal style and self expression. This special quality is the heart and sole of what every dancer seeks to express. Ilona received her professional training at the Institute Le Ballet in Budapest where she received a diploma in The Vaganova Method. The famed Vaganova Method of Dance is considered to be one of the most definitive methods.

Contact: (323) 662 7783

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