Jazz I

Sep 2005

I'll make it straight forward. I didn't like her, which is a shame because it seems like she's the only professor who teaches Jazz I, II, and III. I love dancing and have had many years of experience, but I found Katiti's class boring and repetitive. I agree with other students that she plays favorites big time. I didn't feel like I was improving at all during the semester, and it was quite tedious towards the end of the semester.

Jun 2005

As someone with lots of dance experience, I found her somewhat helpful in technique improvement. Very understanding re: absences. MOST DEFINITELY plays favorites, so don't get upset if you aren't one of them. A sweet woman, not a great dance teacher by any standards.

Jan 2005

In contrast to the previous reviewer, I enjoyed this class. It wasn't life-changing, just a good way to get some exercise. Katiti was laid-back, it's true, and she did have her adorable toddler son in class twice when a babysitter fell through, but if you like to move your body twice a week and this fits your schedule, you might just appreciate her teaching style and sharp sense of humor.

Dec 2004

She did not come to class about 4 times during the semester. She is the most unprofessional teacher I have ever encountered. She has a standard for you she doesn't expect of herself. We did the same thing all semester long, from day one to the last day. I won't be too enthusiastic about taking anything with her ever again.

Nov 2003

Ms. Zalkind teaches at Broadway Dance Center, and I was expecting this Intermediate Jazz class to be, well, Intermediate and comparable to her class at BDC. It started out REALLY slow. There were a lot of beginner dancers that shouldn't have been in the class to begin with. Fortunately, the class picked up towards the end. Ms. Zalkind is sweet and wonderful... she's really nice about corrections and tries not to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Very Relaxing class to say the least, and despite the slow pace, it improved my form a bit and was worth taking.