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Jen A.
Denver, Colorado
Learn ballet or improve core ballet technique with a dance instructor with 20 years dance experience
I firmly believe anyone can dance. There should be no limitations: not ability, age, gender, body type, weight, or prior experience. That's why I teach dance to people of all ages. My classes are rooted in classical ballet with influences from Balanchine technique. I love teaching beginners the fundamentals of barre work, turns, and leaps. But I also have the expertise to teach intermediate-level dancers who wish to improve upon their technique. Each dance class starts with a barre exercise intended to challenge the mind and body. I will then guide dancers in a stretch and across the floor technique. Choreography can be worked on or taught when requested. I began studying dance at age 3 in the Denver, CO area. Throughout my life, I've had the privilege of studying ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, and contemporary. After graduating from high school, I pursued an education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I was also a part of the dance program. I quickly switched from being the dancer to the dance teacher, to follow my passion of helping others. I taught at Storybook Ballet in Madison, WI, and I most recently teach all ages at Foothills Park & Recreation Department in Littleton, CO.
About Jen A.

I'm a dance teacher specializing in ballet, lyrical, jazz, creative movement (for toddlers 3-5), and contemporary. I began studying dance at age 3 in the Denver, CO area. I had the privilege of studying all types of dance from a variety of teachers over the years. After graduating from high school, I pursued a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I also took part in the dance program. After years of being the dancer, I decided to transition to being a teacher and follow my dreams of helping others. I taught in Madison, WI as Storybook Ballet, and I most recently have been teaching at Foothills Parks & Recreation Department in Littleton, CO. My approach to teaching is one of acceptance and artistic expression. I do not view dance as a competitive sport. I'd much rather see my students flourish and discover themselves through the art of movement. When I'm not teaching dance, you can find me editing and writing health content, painting, practicing yoga, and reading.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

B.A. Journalism

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Teaches ages 3+

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Jen A.
Denver, Colorado
Learn ballet or improve core ballet technique with a dance instructor with 20 years dance experience
I firmly believe anyone can dance. There should be no limitations: not ability, age, gender, body type, weight, or prior experience. That's why I teach dance to people of all ages. My classes are rooted in classical ballet with influences from Balanchine technique. I love teaching beginners the fundamentals of barre work, turns, and leaps. But I also have the expertise to teach intermediate-level dancers who wish to improve upon their technique. Each dance class starts with a barre exercise intended to challenge the mind and body. I will then guide dancers in a stretch and across the floor technique. Choreography can be worked on or taught when requested. I began studying dance at age 3 in the Denver, CO area. Throughout my life, I've had the privilege of studying ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, and contemporary. After graduating from high school, I pursued an education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I was also a part of the dance program. I quickly switched from being the dancer to the dance teacher, to follow my passion of helping others. I taught at Storybook Ballet in Madison, WI, and I most recently teach all ages at Foothills Park & Recreation Department in Littleton, CO.
About Jen A.

I'm a dance teacher specializing in ballet, lyrical, jazz, creative movement (for toddlers 3-5), and contemporary. I began studying dance at age 3 in the Denver, CO area. I had the privilege of studying all types of dance from a variety of teachers over the years. After graduating from high school, I pursued a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I also took part in the dance program. After years of being the dancer, I decided to transition to being a teacher and follow my dreams of helping others. I taught in Madison, WI as Storybook Ballet, and I most recently have been teaching at Foothills Parks & Recreation Department in Littleton, CO. My approach to teaching is one of acceptance and artistic expression. I do not view dance as a competitive sport. I'd much rather see my students flourish and discover themselves through the art of movement. When I'm not teaching dance, you can find me editing and writing health content, painting, practicing yoga, and reading.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

B.A. Journalism

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Has background check

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Dance Instructor
Jan 2021 - Present
Foothills Parks & Recreation Department
Dance Instructor
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Storybook Ballet
Dancer
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Program
Dancer & Assistant Teacher
Aug 2003 - Jul 2012
Colorado Dance Center
B.A. Journalism
Aug 2012 - May 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency

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