Private instruction is the best way to receive one-on-one training and a class curriculum that is designed to cater to the needs of the student. Sessions can be scheduled at any time of the day depending on studio availability. AG recommeds the following who specialize in one-on-one dance training and have extensive experiences in their field.
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Technique / Jazz / Modern / Contemporary / Fierce Modern
Born and raised in the central Philippines. He trained under Douglas Nierras of the Powerdance Company which won the 10th Saitama Worldwide Modern Dance Competition in Saitama, Japan. He moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and finished the EDGE scholarship (2002-2003).
Paolo has extensive experience in both the fine art and commercial dance tracks. Alcedo has danced in numerous dance companies all over Los Angeles including Los Angeles Contemporary Dance Company, Hysterica Dance Company, ( Kitty McNamme/Ryan Heffington), Commonality Dance Company (Adam Parson), Collage Dance Theatre (Heidi Duckler), Strange Company (Hassan Christopher), and toured with the Rosanna Gamson Worldwide modern dance co. His commercial credits include Coca Cola, American Apparell, Indiana Jones, and much more.
Salsa / Salsa Funk / Cha-Cha / Latin
Desi's long list of credits speak for themselves: Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance print campaign, toured with Gloria Estefan, Toni Braxton's Revealed Show, Alicia Keys, guest instructor on Dr. Phil w/Paula Abdul, Spike TV's Scream Awards, Kids Choice Awards w/The Rock, SNL w/Katie Holmes, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, assistant choreographer for Spice Girl's reunion Tour, associate choreographer for Bravo's Step it up and Dance, just to mention a few.
Because of Desi's wide range of dance and acting background, he has been labeled as an innovator of the new style of salsa. He has developed a salsa fusion combining Salsa, Hip Hop, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Afro-cuban. His salsa company, Angeleno Funk, is changing the world of salsa and bringing it into the new decade. During his classes, he will take you through salsa shines (footwork without a partner), turn patterns, he'll show guys how to lead and girls how to follow. He will have you at the club tearing up the dance floor in no time. Bringing a partner is NOT necessary.
Kids Hip Hop / Kids Jazz / Kids Technique
Tony graduated from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA in 2012 where he began coaching the dance team, contributing to three 1st place national titles and judges choice award for choreography. He was awarded a full scholarship at Athletic Garage Dance Center and trained under industry-experienced choreographers in various styles: contemporary, jazz, jazz funk, hip hop, ballet, theatre, modern, salsa, and samba. Tony continues to work in Los Angeles as a dancer and has various experience in film and stage. He has worked with music artists such as X Factor Winners Alex & Sierra, Young The Giant, Caught A Ghost, Valentino Khan, Dimitri Vegas, Zaza, Koda Corvette, and international singers and artists Kim Chu, Xian Lim, Chokoleit, Pokwang, Pooh, and K Brosas. He has also traveled and performed in a tour through Russia with Jonia McClenney's Raiz Brazil Dance Company. Other stage and film credits include numerous Choreographer’s Carnival performances, LA Fashion Week 2016, Star Magic, Teatro Pilipino USA's opera 'Noli Me Tangere', RAW natural born artists, Hollywood Fringe. and a commercial for The Squad Clothing Co. He is the founder and director of The Riot Dance Troupe, a youth performance company in Pasadena. Tony's passion for dance is as much teaching as it is performing and he continues to live his dream of sharing it with others to evoke the same inspiration that started his love for dance.
Hip Hop (All Levels)
Aukai is a Hip Hop Choreographer and Instructor at the Athletic Garage Dance Studio in Pasadena with classes ranging from Beginning to Advanced Hip Hop. He is also on the Dance Department Faculty list as the Hip Hop Instructor on staff at the California Institute of Technology (CAL TECH). Aukai received his dance training from the world renown Edge Performing Arts and Dance Academy in Hollywood, CA.
Aukai has recently choregoraphed two movies with Red Thorn Productions, working closely with the directors and producers of the following films: "Salt," "Murder by Numbers," "Julie and Julia," "Angels in America," and "Before Breakfast." Most recently, he choreographed the upcoming HBO feature film, "Dreaming American." (To see more of Aukai's film credits, please refer to the Internet Movie Database). Aukai has been on European tours choreographing various dance troupes and teaching master classes in Berlin, Rome, Milan, Salzburg and Zurich. Aukai also appeared as a guest judge for Europe's International Hip Hop Competition in Bern, Switzerland. Aukai has choreographed five MTV Asia Concerts with Blue Ocean records as the sole choreographer for fourteen different chart-topping European Artists with as many as twenty-four dancers working in each choreographed piece. Aukai has danced with and for Janet Jackson, Mario, New Miami Sound Machine, Dr. Dre, Ying Yang Twins, Clay Aiken, Jessica Simpson, and Terry Crews (from "Everybody Hates Chris," and the "Family Crews"), among other artists. Aukai's choreography has also extended to fashion shows, including Miss Vietnam/America and Miss Phillipines/America. Aukai has worked for David Alexander's Spring Runway Permier in Los Angeles with Wilhelmina Models Management and L.A. Models. His television choreography credits include: FOX network's "Good Morning Show", ABC's "Good Morning America," UPN's "Club Teen Scene," and for the network GMA 7 in the Phillipines, ABS/CBN, MTV, VH1 and BET.
Jazz Funk / Kids Hip Hop / Kid's Jazz
Estéfano was raised in Miami, Florida and has trained in the styles of Jazz, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, Modern, Lyrical, Salsa, Afro, Samba and more. Originally, Estéfano was awarded a dance scholarship to The Athletic Garage, and because of his accomplishments and hard work ethic, he was granted an extension at the end of the program. Since then, Estéfano has taught Jazz Funk, Dirty Funkin’ Dancing, and Beginning Hip Hop, Kids Hip Hop, and Jazz for Kids. He is a certified ZUMBA instructor, which he teaches at Athletic Garage.
Estéfano has danced for NBC’s “Chuck”, danced and acted in “Understudy” a film by Oscar nominated Christina Malavenda, starring Jeanine Mason winner of So You Think You Can Dance, has toured with The Star Magic World Concert Tour from the Phillipines several times, and done many commercial stage shows in Los Angeles. Estefano has also danced with Raiz Brazil Dance Co, The Pin-Down Girls (was the male lead in their Zingdeed dance film) and currently dances with XPOSE Dance Theatre Co, and more. He will be heading to the Phillipines for 3 weeks to dance for BENCH, the GAP equivalent and leading clothing company in the country.