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Ferlyn F.
San Diego, California
Bring your ballet abilities to light: Lessons with a trained dancer
Learn to dance with Ferlyn My History of Ballet: I have been teaching beginning and intermediate ballet for about 8 years. I am knowledgeable of both Classical (French and Russian), and Modern Ballet techniques. My main method of teaching is using Classical French Ballet and incorporate Modern Ballet movements. My Teaching Method: I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education. With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's "True Inner Dancer." **Sorry, NO POINTE Training** My Teaching Credits: John Robert Powers, San Diego Kings Dance Center My Training Credits: Kings Dance Center CSU, Los Angeles | BA in Theatre Arts and Dance: Dance emphasis PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.
About Ferlyn F.

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to light." - Ferlyn I believe each and every person has a unique brand of movement, understanding of music, and learning style for any dance form or instrument. Whether it is hip hop, breaking, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, dancing for a wedding, birthday, or flash mob, playing the piano, singing or even learning the theory of music or dance, I make sure to bring out the best quality within your learning, expand that knowledge and encourage you to become your fullest potential as my student. I bring a different light to each lesson of dance, piano and/or music and bring your abilities to a level that is more knowledgeable, adequately refined, near to perfection and professional over time, and definitely enjoyable. My Biography: I started at the age of 5 with the desire to perform and entertain. With the drive of a freestyle & street dancer, I emulated Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson as a few of my dance inspirations. I also grew up driven into the background of piano, having trained in various methods such as Alfred, Bastien, Faber, Carr-Glover & Glover, Thompson and Schuam, expanding my knowledge and range as a pianist of 25 years. In Los Angeles, I was determined to make dance my professional career and earned my Baccalaureate in Dance at California State University, Los Angeles. I learned alongside notable and popular mentors and instructors, training in modern, hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, house, tap, jazz and ballet. I choreographed for weddings, birthdays, within multiple shows, as well as became an advanced member of Cal State LA Jazz Tap Corps and the campus' hip hop crew, Team Flight. Under much dedication for my professional career, my experiences exponentially grew after college as the Dance Choreographer & Director for Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School's dance troupe, CATCH Kids, a troupe renowned for being featured on the Tyra Banks Show and catching the eyes of a few known performers such as Tommy The Clown, Debbie Allen, and Janet Jackson. I was a Dance Instructor in various studios such as the American Vive Dance Foundation, King's Dance Center, Expressions Dance and Movement Center, and Kruciaal Element's The Dancehouse. I worked with Kruciaal Element Dance Company as the previous Assistant Director and part of their freestyle dance crew, Stylematix, and performed in shows and events across San Diego County and Los Angeles County, including Monster Bash San Diego, Mardi Gras in The Gaslamp District, Dancescape, The Hot Spot Alhambra and The Moxie Showcase. My current disciplines are focused and centered around Southern California as the CEO & Director of my own Dance Company. I aim at providing a unique family of dancers and training musicians to be at their best. I am working on several upcoming pieces and providing a dance company that integrates dance community and dance industry knowledge, with a side of the 3 Heart-"Be3ts". Additionally, I have extensive knowledge and experience in Filipino traditional dance, ballroom, social and line dancing, as well as a background in stage management, set design, and vocal training. My personal goals are to continue to express my passions, develop my talents, and especially motivate others to find their own true inner self, dancer, choreographer, musician, performer, entertainer and/or artist. PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate. *** Lesson Details *** DANCE LESSONS: At the instructor's HQ site, in San Diego, we have an amazing speaker system, wood laminate floors, and surrounding mirrors! All lessons are provided via movement. I will provide a speaker system and the dance lessons for On-Site (Traveling) Lessons in San Diego and Riverside area. It is necessary to provide at least an 8 foot by 8 foot clearance of open space and a floor of concrete, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring. If open space is away from an outlet, please provide an extension cord. Dancer must have ready the following for class: - Towel - Water - Comfortable Clothing - Appropriate Shoes: ----For Tap Dance Classes: Hard-Soled Shoes are recommended for Concrete and Vinyl (outside) flooring. ----For Wood and Laminate flooring: Please make sure all screw-in taps (not bolted) are in the toe and heel of taps on Tap Shoes. [Dance shoes and outfits are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.] PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate. PIANO LESSONS: At the instructor's HQ site, in San Diego, we have a Full 88-Key Digital Piano, Upright Piano and Baby Grand Piano for all piano lessons! I will provide the piano. I WILL NOT have a digital piano provided for On-Site (Travel) Lessons in San Diego and Riverside areas. Please have an upright, grand or digital piano ready (76 keys or more is ok; a Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is recommended). For Advanced Piano Lessons: A Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is required. [Piano books, notebooks and supplementary materials are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.] PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate. *** Specialties *** Dance: Hip Hop, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Whacking, House, Bebop Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz and Ballet. Over 15 years of experience and training. Taught various dance genres officially since 2005. Piano: Classical Pianist for over 30 years. Taught Piano for over 15 years. PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.

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Ferlyn F.
San Diego, California
Bring your ballet abilities to light: Lessons with a trained dancer
Learn to dance with Ferlyn My History of Ballet: I have been teaching beginning and intermediate ballet for about 8 years. I am knowledgeable of both Classical (French and Russian), and Modern Ballet techniques. My main method of teaching is using Classical French Ballet and incorporate Modern Ballet movements. My Teaching Method: I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education. With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's "True Inner Dancer." **Sorry, NO POINTE Training** My Teaching Credits: John Robert Powers, San Diego Kings Dance Center My Training Credits: Kings Dance Center CSU, Los Angeles | BA in Theatre Arts and Dance: Dance emphasis PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.
About Ferlyn F.

My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to light." - Ferlyn I believe each and every person has a unique brand of movement, understanding of music, and learning style for any dance form or instrument. Whether it is hip hop, breaking, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, dancing for a wedding, birthday, or flash mob, playing the piano, singing or even learning the theory of music or dance, I make sure to bring out the best quality within your learning, expand that knowledge and encourage you to become your fullest potential as my student. I bring a different light to each lesson of dance, piano and/or music and bring your abilities to a level that is more knowledgeable, adequately refined, near to perfection and professional over time, and definitely enjoyable. My Biography: I started at the age of 5 with the desire to perform and entertain. With the drive of a freestyle & street dancer, I emulated Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson as a few of my dance inspirations. I also grew up driven into the background of piano, having trained in various methods such as Alfred, Bastien, Faber, Carr-Glover & Glover, Thompson and Schuam, expanding my knowledge and range as a pianist of 25 years. In Los Angeles, I was determined to make dance my professional career and earned my Baccalaureate in Dance at California State University, Los Angeles. I learned alongside notable and popular mentors and instructors, training in modern, hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, house, tap, jazz and ballet. I choreographed for weddings, birthdays, within multiple shows, as well as became an advanced member of Cal State LA Jazz Tap Corps and the campus' hip hop crew, Team Flight. Under much dedication for my professional career, my experiences exponentially grew after college as the Dance Choreographer & Director for Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School's dance troupe, CATCH Kids, a troupe renowned for being featured on the Tyra Banks Show and catching the eyes of a few known performers such as Tommy The Clown, Debbie Allen, and Janet Jackson. I was a Dance Instructor in various studios such as the American Vive Dance Foundation, King's Dance Center, Expressions Dance and Movement Center, and Kruciaal Element's The Dancehouse. I worked with Kruciaal Element Dance Company as the previous Assistant Director and part of their freestyle dance crew, Stylematix, and performed in shows and events across San Diego County and Los Angeles County, including Monster Bash San Diego, Mardi Gras in The Gaslamp District, Dancescape, The Hot Spot Alhambra and The Moxie Showcase. My current disciplines are focused and centered around Southern California as the CEO & Director of my own Dance Company. I aim at providing a unique family of dancers and training musicians to be at their best. I am working on several upcoming pieces and providing a dance company that integrates dance community and dance industry knowledge, with a side of the 3 Heart-"Be3ts". Additionally, I have extensive knowledge and experience in Filipino traditional dance, ballroom, social and line dancing, as well as a background in stage management, set design, and vocal training. My personal goals are to continue to express my passions, develop my talents, and especially motivate others to find their own true inner self, dancer, choreographer, musician, performer, entertainer and/or artist. PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate. *** Lesson Details *** DANCE LESSONS: At the instructor's HQ site, in San Diego, we have an amazing speaker system, wood laminate floors, and surrounding mirrors! All lessons are provided via movement. I will provide a speaker system and the dance lessons for On-Site (Traveling) Lessons in San Diego and Riverside area. It is necessary to provide at least an 8 foot by 8 foot clearance of open space and a floor of concrete, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring. If open space is away from an outlet, please provide an extension cord. Dancer must have ready the following for class: - Towel - Water - Comfortable Clothing - Appropriate Shoes: ----For Tap Dance Classes: Hard-Soled Shoes are recommended for Concrete and Vinyl (outside) flooring. ----For Wood and Laminate flooring: Please make sure all screw-in taps (not bolted) are in the toe and heel of taps on Tap Shoes. [Dance shoes and outfits are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.] PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate. PIANO LESSONS: At the instructor's HQ site, in San Diego, we have a Full 88-Key Digital Piano, Upright Piano and Baby Grand Piano for all piano lessons! I will provide the piano. I WILL NOT have a digital piano provided for On-Site (Travel) Lessons in San Diego and Riverside areas. Please have an upright, grand or digital piano ready (76 keys or more is ok; a Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is recommended). For Advanced Piano Lessons: A Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is required. [Piano books, notebooks and supplementary materials are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.] PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate. *** Specialties *** Dance: Hip Hop, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Whacking, House, Bebop Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz and Ballet. Over 15 years of experience and training. Taught various dance genres officially since 2005. Piano: Classical Pianist for over 30 years. Taught Piano for over 15 years. PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.

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Bachelor of Arts | Theatre Arts and Dance - Dance emphasis

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Really patient and encouraging! I'm a beginner when it comes to dance / choreo but she was still very supportive and positive. You'll have a lot of fun taking a lesson with her!

Posted Jan 18, 2022
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Ferlyn has excellent skills in teaching dance. My daughter has improved her dance techniques in 3 classes. We highly recommend her to everyone that needs dance instructor.

Posted Apr 23, 2018
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Given all of the positive reviews, I am refraining from giving Ferlyn only one star. I am sure she is relatively competent as a teacher. The unfortunate aspect for which she is receiving such a poor review is a significant lack of professionalism. I arranged piano lessons with Ferlyn for my mother. Her first lesson (for which I was present) was fine. I then found out that at their second lesson, Ferlyn showed up very sick. This was quite concerning, especially given my mother’s age. Ferlyn definitely should have canceled that second lesson and not showed up so sick. Then, only two hours (!) before my mother’s scheduled third lesson, I receive a text message from Ferlyn stating the following: “Hi Dominique, wanted to let you and your mom that piano lessons will be cancelled today because it is my Birthday! I will see her next week. :)” This was incredible. This was a cancellation only two hours prior, not due to some emergency or even due to her illness which should have caused a cancelation the week before! This was because it was her birthday. Something that would have been understandable, were she to have let us know well in advance. I am sure she knew in advance when her birthday is. This does not reflect on TakeLessons, as I have had great experiences with other teachers. But this degree of inconsiderateness, first with regard to the illness and then with regard to the manner of cancellation, is appalling.

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Instructor
Jun 2003 - Present
Various Studios and Dance Classes
3 Be3ts Dance Company San Diego, CA | Ferlyn F. John Robert Powers, San Diego San Diego, CA | Megan Tower Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School Crenshaw, CA | Pat Smith Kings Dance Center Hanford, CA | Katie Huegly Vive American Dance Studio Huntington Park, CA | Jose Sarmiento Community Hip Hop Dance Classes Lemoore, CA | Lemoore Parks and Rec. Center Fil-Am Kids Dance: Summer Sessions Lemoore, CA | Fil-Am Assoc. of Kings County, Inc. Cal State LA Housing: Hip Hop Master Class! Los Angeles, CA | CSU, Los Angeles: Housing
Company Member
Aug 1998 - Present
Various Dance Companies
3 Be3ts Dance Company San Diego, CA | Ferlyn F. Kruciaal Element Dance Company San Diego, CA | Jaami and Angel Waali-Villalobos Kings Dance Center: Instructors Company Hanford, CA | Katie Huegly CSU, Los Angeles: Jazz Tap Corps Los Angeles, CA | Ardie Bryant CSU, Los Angeles: Team Flight Dance Crew Los Angeles, CA | Grandison Madison IV Breakaholics Dance Crew Lemoore, CA | B-Boy Franz
Dancer
Aug 1989 - Present
Various Studios and Dance Classes
Hip Hop: Hannah and Jasmine, Keone and Mari, Elm Pizzaro, Mike Song, Jillian Meyers, Culture Shock LA, April Rodriguez, Matt Steffania, Bryan Boogiemind East, Brandon Knowbody Greathouse, Sara Gonzales, Anthony Shaboobs Qureshi, Arthur Bell IV, Anjelica Albino, Kirk Acayan, Bernadette Ondevilla, Juan Ley Breakin/Poppin/Lockin: The Groovaloos, Bradley Shooz Rapier, Lock N Keeley, B-Girl Peppa, B-Boy Crazy Legs, Poppin Pete Modern: Marion Scott, Allegra Snyder Fuller, Nahyr Galaz Ruiz, Mariah Salas, Melissa Gallegos-Lenz, Hannah Frederick Jazz: Kings Dance Center, Jaami Waali-Villalobos, Veronica Velasco Ballroom/Latin Ballroom: Fil-Am Assoc. of Kings County, Inc., Self Taught Filipino: Fil-Am Assoc. of Kings County, Inc. Line & Two-Step: Incahoots, San Diego
Choreographer & Music Producer
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Stephanie & Bill Dow - Father-Daughter Dance at Stephanie's Wedding
Produced/remixed music and choreographed the Father-Daughter dance for Stephanie's wedding. Only within 7 Duet & Solo lessons were both of them able to do some groovy, exciting dance moves that brought energy to their audience!
Choreographer
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Dang and Niki Tran's Wedding
Assisted with their choreography and dance movement for the first dance for their wedding reception. We were able to coordinate and perfect their dance within 5 sessions.
Choreographer & Music Producer
Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
Bob & Justine Major - Father-Daughter Dance at Justine's Wedding
Choreographed as well as remixed/produced the music for their Father-Daughter Dance at Justine's wedding reception. Within three weeks, this lovely family duo (Bride and Father-of-the-Bride) were able to get some lively and hilarious moves on the dance floor.
Dance Choreographer & Director
Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School (C.A.T.C.H.)
As part of their Dance Program, I was the Director for the Dance Department and taught for the C.A.T.C.H. Kids Dance Troupe. Dance Genres Taught: Bebop Tap Jazz Modern/Contemporary Hip Hop
Choreographer
May 2007 - Jun 2007
Wedding of Amy and Paul Butler
Choreographed a waltz for the couple's wedding reception. We rehearsed twice a week for about a month prior to their wedding reception.
Accompianist
Apr 2004 - Apr 2004
Wedding of Monica and Oscar Gomez
Played traditional wedding music for their church wedding ceremony.
Bachelor of Arts | Theatre Arts and Dance - Dance emphasis
Sep 2002 - Jun 2008
California State University, Los Angeles
Opera Singing Lessons
Sep 1999 - May 2002
Private Singing Lessons - Nancy Lin
High School Diploma | General
Aug 1998 - Jun 2002
Lemoore High School
Private Piano Lessons
Aug 1989 - Aug 2002
Private Piano Lessons - Joann Mabee
American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
Korean
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
The California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) Certificate
Dec 2009
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and Pearson Education, Inc.
The California Basic Educational Skills Test™ (CBEST®) was developed to meet requirements of laws relating to credentialing and employment. This test requirement does not replace any of the other requirements of subject matter knowledge, professional preparation, and practice teaching or field experience applicable to the issuance of credentials. The CBEST is designed to test basic reading, mathematics, and writing skills found to be important for the job of an educator; the test is not designed to measure the ability to teach those skills.
Jazz/Bebop Tap - Level III
Jun 2005
Ardie Bryant's Jazz Tap Corps
Jazz/Bebop Tap - Level II
Mar 2004
Ardie Bryant's Jazz Tap Corps
Jazz/Bebop Tap - Level I
Dec 2003
Ardie Bryant's Jazz Tap Corps
Special Commendation for the Filipino Sun Festival - April 2014
Apr 2014
City of San Diego
2nd Place - Miss Phi Sigma Kappa Pageant: Talent Division
May 2006
Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
1st Place - “Bust Out” Freestyle and Dance Competition
Apr 2006
CSU, Los Angeles - ASI, Inc.
1st Place - Talent Show at Cal State LA: Housing
May 2005
CSU, Los Angeles - Housing
2nd Place - It’s Showtime: The Apollo Talent Show
Mar 2005
CSU, Los Angeles, ASI, Inc.
1st Place as Charity Bowl Queen: Talent Division
Apr 2004
Sigma Nu Fraternity
1st Place at Autumn Splash - Talent Competition
Sep 2002
CSU, Los Angeles - ASI, Inc.
Music Teachers National Association
Dec 2014
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 2014
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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