Instructor Spotlight – Jessica Pitt

Meet Jessica, Our Featured Instructor in NYC

In the vibrant city of New York, where talent and ambition intersect, Playocity has been fortunate to collaborate with one of the most remarkable dance teachers, Jessica Pitt. Jessica, with her dynamic presence and unwavering commitment to dance education, has been a vital part of our teaching staff for several years, embodying the values and spirit of our mission at Playocity.

Jessica’s journey with Playocity is a testament to her exceptional skills and dedication. Known for her vibrant personality and innovative teaching methods, she has seamlessly integrated play and learning, making her classes not only educational but also immensely enjoyable. Her approach aligns perfectly with Playocity’s unique mission of combining fun with learning, ensuring that every lesson is a delightful and enriching experience for her students.

During a recent visit to New York City, both founders of the company had the privilege of witnessing Jessica in action. Observing her class was an awe-inspiring experience. Her professionalism shone through every aspect of the class, from her meticulous classroom management to her ability to strike a perfect balance between discipline and fun. It is evident that Jessica is not just teaching dance; she’s instilling important life skills, fostering confidence, and nurturing creativity in her students.

Jessica’s philosophy of teaching resonates deeply with the core values of Playocity. She emphasizes the importance of being heard and supported, highlighting the exceptional communication and resources Playocity provides. This collaborative environment allows her to express her unique teaching style while staying true to the Playocity curriculum.

Her passion for dance and performing arts started at a very young age, and she has been living her dream ever since. Beyond the dance studio, Jessica is a multifaceted individual who enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, indulging in hobbies like reading, cooking, and gaming, and dreaming of a vacation in the serene landscapes of Hawaii.

Jessica’s advice to students struggling in school reflects her deep understanding of the challenges they face. She encourages perseverance, finding supportive friendships, utilizing available resources, understanding one’s learning style, and maintaining a positive attitude. This holistic approach to teaching and mentoring makes her an invaluable asset to our team at Playocity.

As a dance teacher in New York, Jessica stands out not only for her technical prowess but also for her ability to connect, inspire, and transform the lives of her students. Her story is one of passion, dedication, and the transformative power of dance.

Featured Dance Teacher at Playocity NYC - Jessica Pitt

Q & A with Jessica Pitt

Q: What has your experience been with our company culture?

My experience with the company culture has been beyond amazing. I always feel supported and heard. Playocity has great communication, learning tools/resources, and flexibility for its instructors. This company cares about everyone involved (instructors, clients and kids) receiving the best experience they can offer.

Q: What parts of our mission do you connect with?

The most unique part of their mission is connecting play with learning. I have a very bubbly personality so it fits perfectly with my style of teaching. I have always felt no matter your age it’s always best to learn while having as much fun as possible! Incorporating learning games, challenges, dancing and singing. Who wouldn’t love to learn like that?!

Q: What’s the most unique part about working here?

The most unique part about working with Playocity is that while they offer specific classes and tools/curriculum as a guide, I can still be authentic and express my personality while delivering classes. Every instructor is different and it’s beautiful. We do not have to lead a “cookie-cutter” class. We have the freedom to tailor each lesson to the students we are working with. That helps me give the kids a fun experience that has them excited for their next session.

Q: What did you want to be when growing up?

Growing up I wanted to be a dancer and I can strongly say I have accomplished that. From dancing and performing professionally to becoming a dance educator, I am living the little Jessica’s dream.

Q: What is your favourite thing to do in your free time?

On my days off, I love to spend time with my loved ones. Second to that, I enjoy taking long walks, reading, listening to music, cooking, playing video games, and getting much-needed rest and sleep.

Q: Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

My dream vacation would have to be Hawaii. If I could go right now, I would!

Q: How did you get into performing arts?

My journey into the performing arts started when I was 2 years old. I was always dancing every chance I could – at home or in the local grocery store, entertaining everyone. So my parents enrolled me in my first Ballet and Tap class at 2 years old. Technically I was too young to take class but I was so happy they made an exception for me!

Q: Does dancing and acting run in your family?

Dancing and acting run in my family naturally but I believe I am the first one to professionally train.

Q: What is your favourite thing about performing?

My favorite thing about performing is the rush I get. Performing makes me feel alive and vibrant. It’s where I get to express myself. I love to tell a story and performing through movement and dance has always been my favorite way to do that.

Q: What advice do you have for kids who are struggling in school?

My advice for kids struggling in school would be first and foremost always try your best. No matter how hard something may be, try YOUR best. Find friends that share that same way of thinking, it will be a great support system for you and them. Stay for any extra help the teacher offers. Try to understand who you are and how you learn (visible, audio, touch/hands-on) and express to your teacher how you learn best. Ask your parents to play games with you that will help you learn the material you are having trouble with. Join an extracurricular activity that you love, it will motivate you to keep doing the best YOU can. Last but not least, say positive affirmations and do not become too hard on yourself. Remember, when you give your best, you can’t go wrong.

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