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Signature service: Flamenco dance instruction for all ages
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: For your first class, wear comfortable exercise clothes and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
Students have let me know that I've helped them gain a greater understanding of flamenco rhythm and that they've been able to advance at a much quicker rate.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
I take videos of all my lessons and choreography and provide my students with a private file so they can download the videos and practice at home.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
I stay away from having them imitate steps and would rather have them express their individual story through dance.
Is there anything else you want to add?
My classes are always fun and students feel like they can escape the mundane routines of their daily lives. At the same time, they learn to express who they truly are through flamenco, gain an extended family, and learn that we're on this earth to help one other and make life better. My classes aren't just dance classes, they're life lessons.