Lyn Cole has experience teaching Tap, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Jazz dance for early learners age three and up. Classes are available for beginner to advanced students for both children and adults.
The teaching philosophy of this studio is guided by the value of positive relationships. There is an emphasis on positive relationships between the instructor and the students, among the students themselves, between the students and their bodies, and between the students and the world. Dance is approached as a method of accessing inner strength, personal growth, empowerment, and communication.
Class offerings vary over time. New classes come up at intervals or can be started by request. Contact the studio if you have any questions.
I started dancing at age nine and never stopped.
I studied Tap and Ballet at Agnes Gleason School of Dance in Chicago, then Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Pointe at Ideal School of Dance in Evergreen Park under Jerry Ann Soule. I studied dance in college and studied under Mary Marks in Chicago. I studied Hip-Hop under Boogie McClarin at Old Town School of Folk Music. Attending dance conventions and taking master classes with Diane Walker, Tony Waag, Margaret Morrison, Germaine Salsberg, Dr. Jeni LeGon, Dr. Harold Cromer, Tre Dumas III, Jabowen Dixon, and Star Dixon are highlights of my resume. I continue to study with Bril Barrett.
I've taught at Hyde Park School of Dance, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Old Town School of Folk Music, Vero Dance Studio and S.P.A.C.E. in Chicago. I taught Pre-Ballet, Kids Hip Hop and Creative Movement at Old Town School of Folk Music for 19 years.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in General Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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