Ferlyn F. offers Ballet Lessons, Breakdancing Lessons, Classical Piano L...

Tutor in San Diego, CA 92124

San Diego, CA 92124


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Price starts at: $30.00

Subjects: Accompaniment, Arrangement and Composition, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Breakdancing, Choreography, Classical Piano, Composition, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Dancing, Latin Ballroom Dance, Modern Dance, Piano, Salsa Dancing, Songwriting, Swing Dance, Tango, Tap Dance, Theatrical Dance

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 a 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.

  • Lesson Details *
    At the instructor’s In-Studio site, we have an amazing speaker system, wood laminate floors, and soon we will be installing mirrors!
    All lessons are provided via movement.

I will provide a speaker system and the dance lessons for On-Site (Traveling) Lessons.
It is necessary to provide at least an 8 foot by 8 foot clearance of space and concrete, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring.
If 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.]

At the instructor’s In-Studio site, 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. 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.]

  • Specialties *
    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.

Classical Pianist for over 25+ years.
Taught Piano for over 10 years.

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.

Child Ages:
3 weeks - 17 years
  • Levels and Ages
  • Types of Lessons Available
  • Course and Teaching Material
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Date: August 15, 1989 – August 15, 2002
School: Private Piano Lessons – Joann Mabee
Degree: Private Piano Lessons
Description: Trained in Classical Piano via Private Piano Lessons

Methods Studied:

Date: September 15, 2002 – June 15, 2008
School: California State University, Los Angeles
Degree: Bachelor of Arts | Theatre Arts and Dance – Dance emphasis
Description: Modern/Contemporary/Lyrical:
Nancy Kupka, Hae Kyung Lee, Claudia Lopez, Miguel Lopez

Bebop/Jazz Tap:
Ardie & Anne Bryant

Claudia Lopez, Miguel Lopez

Frit & Frat

Hip Hop:
Bradley Shooz Rapier

Other Skills:
Production Stage Management, Stage Management, Stage Production and Crew Assistance, Set Design, Pianist, Accompianist, Playing Guitar, Singing, Composing, Songwriting

Date: August 15, 1998 – June 15, 2002
School: Lemoore High School
Degree: High School Diploma | General
Description: Extra-curricular activities:
Mascot and Cheerleading, Breakaholics of Kings County (Breakin Crew)

Date: September 15, 1999 – May 15, 2002
School: Private Singing Lessons – Nancy Lin
Degree: Opera Singing Lessons
Description: Trained in Classical Opera Singing.

Languages Sung:


Date: December 15, 2014
Name: Music Teachers National Association
Description: 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.

Date: March 15, 2014
Name: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Description: 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.


Date: May 15, 2015 – June 15, 2015
Organization: Stephanie & Bill Dow – Father-Daughter Dance at Stephanie’s Wedding
Title: Choreographer & Music Producer
Description: 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!

Date: August 15, 1998
Organization: Various Dance Companies
Title: Company Member
Description: 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

Date: June 15, 2003
Organization: Various Studios and Dance Classes
Title: Instructor
Description: 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

Date: July 15, 2014 – July 15, 2014
Organization: Bob & Justine Major – Father-Daughter Dance at Justine’s Wedding
Title: Choreographer & Music Producer
Description: 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.

Date: August 15, 2014 – August 15, 2014
Organization: Dang and Niki Tran’s Wedding
Title: Choreographer
Description: 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.

Date: September 15, 2008 – March 15, 2009
Organization: Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School (C.A.T.C.H.)
Title: Dance Choreographer & Director
Description: 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
Hip Hop

Date: May 15, 2007 – June 15, 2007
Organization: Wedding of Amy and Paul Butler
Title: Choreographer
Description: Choreographed a waltz for the couple’s wedding reception. We rehearsed twice a week for about a month prior to their wedding reception.

Date: April 15, 2004 – April 15, 2004
Organization: Wedding of Monica and Oscar Gomez
Title: Accompianist
Description: Played traditional wedding music for their church wedding ceremony.

Date: August 15, 1989
Organization: Various Studios and Dance Classes
Title: Dancer
Description: 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

The Groovaloos, Bradley Shooz Rapier, Lock N Keeley, B-Girl Peppa, B-Boy Crazy Legs, Poppin Pete

Marion Scott, Allegra Snyder Fuller, Nahyr Galaz Ruiz, Mariah Salas, Melissa Gallegos-Lenz

Jazz: Kings Dance Center, Jaami Waali-Villalobos, Veronica Velasco

Ballroom/Latin Ballroom:
Fil-Am Assoc. of Kings County, Inc., Self Taught

Fil-Am Assoc. of Kings County, Inc.

Line & Two-Step:
Incahoots, San Diego


Date: December 15, 2003
Authority: Ardie Bryant’s Jazz Tap Corps
Name: Jazz/Bebop Tap – Level I

Date: March 15, 2004
Authority: Ardie Bryant’s Jazz Tap Corps
Name: Jazz/Bebop Tap – Level II

Date: June 15, 2005
Authority: Ardie Bryant’s Jazz Tap Corps
Name: Jazz/Bebop Tap – Level III


Date: September 15, 2002
Authority: CSU, Los Angeles – ASI, Inc.
Name: 1st Place at Autumn Splash – Talent Competition
Description: An on-campus talent competition.
Talent: Hip Hop Dance.
Song: Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
Monetary Prize awarded.

Date: April 15, 2014
Authority: City of San Diego
Name: Special Commendation for the Filipino Sun Festival – April 2014
Description: "Councilmember Lorie Zapf, Sixth District, City of San Diego presents this Special Commendation to Ferlyn F. In gratitude and recognition for your dedicated and valuable service to the citizens of the City of San Diego this 25th day of April 2014.

[City of San Diego Seal] and signed,

Lorie Zapf
Councilmember, Sixth District."

Date: April 15, 2006
Authority: CSU, Los Angeles – ASI, Inc.
Name: 1st Place – “Bust Out” Freestyle and Dance Competition
Description: An on-campus freestyle and dance competition.
Gift Card and Master Training Class with B-Boy Crazy Legs awarded.

Date: April 15, 2004
Authority: Sigma Nu Fraternity
Name: 1st Place as Charity Bowl Queen: Talent Division
Description: As a representative of Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority at Charity Bowl Pageant as one of the queen candidates.
Received recognition of 1st place for Talent portion of the competition.
Talent: Tap Dancing.
Song: Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning

Date: March 15, 2005
Authority: CSU, Los Angeles, ASI, Inc.
Name: 2nd Place – It’s Showtime: The Apollo Talent Show
Description: An on-campus talent competition.
Talent: Tap Dancing.
Gift Card Awarded.

Date: May 15, 2005
Authority: CSU, Los Angeles – Housing
Name: 1st Place – Talent Show at Cal State LA: Housing
Description: An on-campus housing talent competition.
Talent: Breaking and Hip Hop Dance.
Gift Card awarded.

Date: May 15, 2006
Authority: Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity
Name: 2nd Place – Miss Phi Sigma Kappa Pageant: Talent Division
Description: A pageant hosted by the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity. Recognition for the Talent Division of the Miss Phi Sig Pageant.
Talent: Contemporary Dance.
Song: Daniel Powter – Bad Day
Certificate Awarded.


Language: American Sign Language
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

Language: English
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency

Language: English
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency

Language: French
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

Language: Spanish
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency


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