- Hourly rate $125
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 26
1st lesson free!
Award-winning choreographer with 15 years of teaching experience offers all level Contemporary & kpop dance lessons in San Francisco or via zoom
- South San Francisco
- at her home
- at your home
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Rourou will be happy to arrange your first lesson Dance.
About the lesson
●Contemporary Jazz Funk
【For me】, dance classes should be playful and stress-free. Getting to know my students is the first and foremost thing I do because I believe it is the way to build connection and trust between my students and me.
I think the technique is less important than helping my students build their own confidence in their bodies. I use a personalized approach to assist students to be aware of the sensation of their bodies and help them recognize the subtlety of the body movement.
While teaching movement, I explain each movement in a very detailed way, I often use imagery to help students understand. My class focuses on choreographing movement for each student based on their own possibilities and levels of dancing. I pace my class accordingly based on students' ability to learn.
【My students】have described their experiences studying with me as life-changing events. They felt so much more connected to their body, felt more confident and happy. They sensed the improvement of their dance skill after every lesson they took with me, and had no problem to free-style and define their own dance languages.
It’s very fun to take my class and I love to connect with students in both artistic and personal contexts!
- Contemporary Dance
- All Levels
!!Learn more about my teaching practice on my website: rourouye dot com
check my Instagram for my daily dance videos! IG: rourou_sweetheart
Rourou is a dance artist whose career spans between China and New York City, incorporating choreographic investigation, theatrical dance content, dance for camera, and student mentorship. She trained rigorously in Chinese dance in a conservatory setting for over 10 years, followed by studies in American and European dance and theater practices since her early 20s. Rourou holds a BFA in Choreography from Shanghai Theater Academy and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College.
As a teacher, she has taught hundreds of students of different levels, in various dance styles, ranging from contemporary, kpop, theater, jazz, hip-hop, Chinese, improvisation, and choreography. She’s passionate about helping students to achieve their individualized goals through her unique, comprehensive, and supportive teaching style. She is passionate about education and believes in the role art plays in how people learn, grow and connect with each other.
As a choreographer, her works have been presented by major dance venues in the USA including GIBNEY, Danspace Project, Movement Research, Center for Performance Research, The Field, Dixon Place, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, LMCC, Arts on Site, Austin Dance Festival, Venice Art Factory (Italy), and in China by Shanghai International Dance Festival, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Beijing Dance Festival, and China Dance Forward (Hong Kong).
Perfect! She is super patient. She is able to explain how the body should move. She is knowledgeable and upbeat. She really is a great teacher.
Perfect! my girl loves her class lol
Perfect! I’m so happy to have started dancing with Rourou. She’s taken time to learn about my disability and help me to learn new kinds of dance. She is extremely talented and knowledgeable, and I am excited to continue learning with her.
Perfect! Rourou is amazing! Very professional and I learned a lot with her. She's also very patient and willing to go through the same move over and over until it look right. I appreciate her time and help to really make me a better dancer!
- Rourou's response : Lolaly is very passionate about learning Kpop dance, and she is very committed to her learning process! We started our lesson once a week and added to twice a week after a month. Because more frequent lessons and practice will make a better dancer! There's no shortcut to that!
I have already seen tremendous progress and improvement of Lolaly's dance since our first lesson in May 2021, and I am looking forward to continuing working with her!
Perfect! Rourou is an amazing teacher. She is very patient with beginners like me and walks me through step by step on how to move my body in just the right ways. She is fantastic at explaining how certain moves should feel or look. Often giving me scenarios like “Imagine there’s a string connected to the middle of your spine. Now imagine someone takes that string and yanks it backwards, pulling you with it. That is the movement you need to make.” Rourou also records our sessions and sends them to me, making practicing on my own much easier. Through working with her I have learned so much, not only about dance but about myself and body as well. For instance, we have realized I’m a very tense person, especially in my shoulders. After having it pointed out in my dance, I notice I do it all the time. I often find myself with my jaw clenched, back stiff and shoulders raised, even while “relaxing” in bed I catch myself in this position. I have been working on this out side of class with relaxation methods and stretching. Ever since, my body all together feels extremely better, even in places I wasn’t aware were tense. Every week I look forward to my sessions with Rourou and each time I can confidently say I leave it dancing way better than the last. If you compared the me now from a couple months ago, you’d definitely notice a huge difference in flexibility, confidence, and movement to the music all together. Taking classes with Rourou has been an all around extraordinary experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world.
- Rourou's response : I am looking forward to work with Brooke!
Perfect! Rourou is a very good teacher, and has a very strong dance background. She has a good eye for movement and can explain subtle movements/details very well. She is very very good and would recommend her :)
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My friend recommended Rourou to me. As a person who never learned contemporary dances before, I was so nervous and afraid that I couldn't catch up with the speed. But Rourou was awesome! She explained every detail so patiently! I will definitely book her class again :)
Rourou is a multi-faceted dancer, choreographer, and educator. Rourou and I have worked together in numerous capacities as dance artists and colleagues. She has an extensive dance background in contemporary and traditional movement forms, performance, choreography, mentorship, and teaching. She also maintains a thriving choreographic and movement practice. She is fluent in both Chinese and English, and has international experience working in both China and the USA. Her continual curiosity and commitment to her craft have led her to be fully attuned and engaged with her students.
Dancing with Rourou is so much fun and so rewarding! Her extensive background in dance theory and choreography is very apparent while she is teaching but more importantly she is just so much fun to learn from! Her style is very personalized for each student and she is so patient when working with you to make sure you are getting exactly what you are looking for out of the experience. She is very easy to learn from and she has wonderful movement and style that translates to a great carefree class where you feel great at the end of every class. I just love Rourou's classes and you will too!
Really enjoy dance with rourou! I found her on superprof. She is a talented dancer and have lot of experience about how to teach. As a beginner for contemporary dance. We start from focus on coordinating breath which is something I never actually think of in my whole life LOL...She didn't tend to teach specific choreographer but more about listen to the music and express what your body feel. I really enjoy this style. In my opinion dance is not just about learning other people's choreographer but more about following your body and music. And some day you can create your own choreographer.
If you have the opportunity to dance with, and learn from, Rourou, you would be lucky to have it! Rourou is an incredible dance artist and teacher. Her mastery of dance theory, and how she incorporates her experiences into her movements and choreography, are truly amazing to witness. She has taught me to be comfortable with my body, and *gasp* I even feel like I have control. I feel more stronger and more confident than I have in years, and I owe a lot of it to Rourou. She will challenge you, and your mind and body might not necessarily appreciate it at the moment, but it’s obviously the only way to grow. Rourou’s emphasis on mental peace, strength, and exploration as a crucial piece of dancing, makes her classes both physical and mentally rigorous, but I love it! Rourou is kind, fun, thoughtful, and disciplined - I feel very fortunate to be her student, and I hope others can experience the joys and rewards of being her student! :)
Rourou has a very strong dance background, and I can say very experienced in teaching. The way she teaches makes the material super easy to learn. If you need one word to describe the process, it would be Magical. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned within just one class. The way the lesson flowed made me wanna come back to her again and definitely recommend it to others who are seeking a superior dance experience.
Rourou is an extremely knowledgeable, sweet and highly experienced teacher. She made the class so easy to learn. I enjoyed her class so much that I wholeheartedly recommend her!
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- 5h: $600
- 10h: $1,125
I don't offer the first lesson for free but at a lower rate of $80 !
Find out more about Rourou
What age did you start dancing? Tell us about this time or moment in your life.
I started my dance training when I was five years old and I went to professional dance school since 12 years old.
What are your favorite dance; those that you practice at a high level, a simple hobby, and a dance that you'd still like to discover?
My favorite dance is my own style, a mix of contemporary dance, jazz dance, taichi, and hip-hop! More specifically, I combined the free expression in contemporary, the feminine and sexiness in Jazz, the use of Qi(breath), the groundedness from Tai Chi, and the power and articulation from Hip-hop.
I am currently exploring dance therapy and how movements are intrinsically linked with human depth psychology. I find it fascinating that movements can actually reveal our unconscious mind and through movement, we can heal our hunted spirit. More to discover!
What gives you the motivation and passion to pursue your dance?
Dance is part of my life that I can't live without it. It is a healer for me; whenever I feel down, sad, or happy, I dance. Dance is able to contain my emotion and let me release them or amplify them. It is a skill I have, and the closest friend who's always here with me and supports me.
Do you have a dancing achievement that you're particularly proud of?
There are many many moments in my dance career that made me proud. My dance works have been shown internationally in Europe, the U.S., Hongkong, Korea, Japan, and China. My work has been exhibited in major art institutions, such as the New Museum.
The professional dance students I mentored have been selected into top dance and performing schools, such as California Institution of the Arts, Duke University, Sarah Lawrence College, as well as top-conservatories in China, such as Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Beijing Dance Academy, and Shanghai Theater Academy.
My non-professional students have described their experiences studying with me as life-changing events. They felt so much more connected to their body, felt more confident and happy. They sensed the improvement of their dance skill after every lesson they took with me and had no problem free-style and define their own dance languages.
How have your achievements and challenges made you a better dance artist?
【Teaching】When my students tell me my class changed their life, it motivates me to help more students. I love to see my students achieve their goals and become better and better. It's gratifying for me as their teacher and guidance.
【Choreographing】Choreographing and creating artistic dance works is my passion and a Journey to explore my potential. The process is everything that leads me to understand myself, the people around me, and the world I live in. It nurtures my creativity through experimenting, questioning, and problem-solving. It is a process to becoming better.
How do you help people stay motivated?
The spirit in the class is critical. One thing that defeats student's motivation is when they feel like they can't achieve the task in the class; for example, they somehow have difficulty doing certain movements.
As their teacher, first and foremost, is to acknowledge that the movement is not easy to do, and it takes time to practice. So my students don't take it personally. I, then, break down the movement even more to help them find their specific core challenge and I design specific exercises to help them overcome the challenge. It is essential for me to make sure my students gain improvement and achievement in each of my lessons so they feel motivated to grow more and faster!
What makes you a Superprof in dance?
One thing that makes me so unique is that I am a super creative choreographer. I take pride in my creativity, and I am so confident about it. This means I am a fast thinker, innovative and insightful. I am a problem-solver and I have sharp eyes to spot problems and the parts that need improvement.
When it comes to teaching, my traits become so beneficial. Working with individual students, I can see their potential and give instructions based on what they need. I can choreograph dance specifically for their needs. It is like you have find the best doctor who knows exactly how to treat you and prescribes the most efficient medicine for you.
In addition, I think dance is a combination of physical, intellectual, and spiritual practices. It is always my priority to help students intellectually understand the intention of each movement through imagination, physical science. Because I truly believe that a gracefully moving body is an actively thinking body.