Professional Performer, Choreographer, and Master Teacher
My name is Glenda and I just moved my family to the island from Southern California. There, I lived out dreams of being a professional dancer before and after starting my family. I've moved out here to pursue a life a little further out of the fast lane. Aside from building a wellness business, I endeavor to keep my dancing feet in the dance world by way of sharing my knowledge and experience with dance.
I am ready to offer classes for keiki! To learn more about what I'm offering, scroll down. To read more about my dance career, scroll way down. To pre-register for classes and be notified when we have enough participants to begin, click the button below!
Classes will be offered twice per week in 12 week packages.
I see jazz as ballet, but with flare, attitude, and parallel positions! When asked what kind of dancer I am, Jazz Dancer is my answer. I'm a jazzerina if you will! I like traditional jazz and lyrical. As dance has evolved, I found a love for contemporary as well. Contemporary is a broad category, but that's the beauty of it. I will share my individual style and encourage dancers to come into their own.
I believe ballet to be foundational technique. It's a beautiful dance, but I am no ballerina. I trained in ballet even as a gymnast, for strength, agility, balance, and flexibility. My teacher was a brilliant technician and every compliment I receive for my technical knowledge and application, I give to her.
Back in the day, hip hop was not typically taught in studios. I took hip hop at conventions once or twice a year, and when we had a Master Teacher come to the studio. However, hip hop became my main style as a professional dancer. Guess I'm a natural? There are many hip hop styles and I don't claim to be an expert at all of them. I see hip hop as a street dance where all can find develop their unique styles and I like to keep that spirit in class.
I was a competitive gymnast before becoming a competitive, and then professional dancer. I always kept gymnastics as a part of my repertoire. On stage and on the field as a cheerleader, gymnastics has served me well. I teach tumbling and tricks that can be used in a performance aspect or just for building strength and fun. Teaching this class is a big responsibility, as injuries can happen more easily than in any other class. This class will have a limited number of space so that I can safely conduct class.
This class won't be offered just yet. I am working on setting this as it's own program. I am starting first with collecting interest. I would love to offer cheerleading alongside other sports. This means, cheerleaders will attend games to cheer and perform. I'll need some time to set that up as it will require me to team up with other sports groups. I was cheer captain in high school and have worked as cheerleader on screen.
Drop in: Come to class without buying a package: $15
12 Week Package
1 class/wk : $120 ($10/class)
2 classes/wk : $216 ($9/class)
3 classes/wk : $306 ($8.5/class)
4 classes/wk : $384 ($8/class)
**Unlimited (up to 8 classes/wk): $500**
Payment plans available thru Klarna at checkout.
Venmo and CashApp accepted.
Location and Dates are TBA.
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About Me (Glenda Menisa Morales)... and Dance
It started with gymnastics, my favorite event being floor. When I decided to give up gymnastics, it was my love for performing the floor event that told me to go to dance. I immediately joined the competition company, competing in jazz. From there it went on to competing 11 numbers at competition to annual recitals and a growing passion for the art. I danced on pointe, I learned to tap, and I kept tumbling. During high school, I branched out into cheerleading and found another love there that combined dance and cheer. Upon graduating high school and accepting enrollment at CSU Fullerton as a dance major, I auditioned for the Disney California Adventure parade called Block Party Bash. This was my first paying job, and my first dance job! I worked there doing shows and parades, and special events for about a year. During that year, I had gotten an agent and began working professionally. It was time to immerse myself into the LA Dance Industry. I quit Disney and changed my major to advertising. I worked with some artists, including Raven Simone, Ashley Tisdale, and Keke Palmer. I stunted and tumbled in some commercials, including Sprint and Sour Patch Kids. The show that changed my trajectory in the industry was MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. I joined the reality show with my crew, Fanny Pak, and we set out on a long journey of dance, travel, and becoming family. We went on tour, taught master classes all over Northern America, did charity events, and performed for colleges. Eventually, we all went back to our individual careers. I did a lot more teaching and choreographing, more movies, and TV shows. I worked with Missy Elliot, Ariana Grande, on Glee, The Masked Singer, Footloose, and Dancing With the Stars. I began to judge dance and cheer competitions for schools and all star teams. At some point, I began teaching yoga and coaching gymnastics. Eventually, I went very deep in my healing journey and essentially, that is what brought me to Hawaii! I am creating the life that I want, and I want dance to stay in it. I hope to dance and laugh and inspire your keiki as we learn together and as I share this very huge part of myself with you all.