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Ms. Jennifer K.

specializes in Teaching Artist · female

"I am a dance and theatre maker as well as teacher, with almost a decade of experience in the NY Public School System teaching theater and ballroom dance to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders. As a Teaching Artist, I am deeply committed to a safe and playful space when working with students. Dancing Classrooms is an SEL program that fosters teamwork, elegance, and respect through ballroom dance. Being more...

"I am a dance and theatre maker as well as teacher, with almost a decade of experience in the NY Public School System teaching theater and ballroom dance to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders. As a Teaching Artist, I am deeply committed to a safe and playful space when working with students. Dancing Classrooms is an SEL program that fosters teamwork, elegance, and respect through ballroom dance. Being trained in the Dancing Classroom’s Dulaine Method, I approach all of my students (be it dance or theater or any other subject) with Respect & Compassion, Being Present, Creating a Safe Place, Command & Control, Joy & Humor, and Language: Body and Verbal. You may know of Dancing Classrooms through the award winning documentary 'Mad Hot Ballroom' or the film 'Take the Lead'. I am diligent in helping create space for kids to be brave and take chances, I implement structure so the children know the expectations, and I foster team work within a whole class.

I have been dancing for over 30 years and teaching for 15. I studied ballroom dance off and on for the last 15 years, teaching salsa, merengue, foxtrot, rumba, waltz, swing and tango.

Ballet: I have been teaching ballet off and on since 2004, working with adults and children on alignment, technique and choreography.

Chess: I have been playing this game since I was 7 with my father and brother and would be delighted to be able to work with young folks and pass down the knowledge I have gained from playing this game for almost 30 years.

Theater: As a Theater Maker, I strive for attention to detail and quality, be it a straight play, a musical, community-engaged projects or devised theater. I have studied and have experience teaching Meisner, character creation outside to in/inside to out, ‘Kinetic Mind Practice’ with Polina Klimovitskaya, action study with Mario Biagini and the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards, Viewpoints, voice work, and Musical Theater with Amy Herzberg, giving me a wide range of possibilities and tools to draw from when" less...

Details

fee: $70 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Jennifer K. is a certified tutor

Greensboro College, BA Theatre Performance

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Graduate Coursework

Hamtramck, MI 48212

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Theater - Ballet