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Mara
« Perfect! Mari is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and knowledgeable, and... More »
M
Mara
« Perfect! Mari is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and knowledgeable, and really helped me with my roller skating skills. I am looking forward to continuing my lessons. »
$89/h
Profile and Qualifications Verified
Response Time 4h
Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
  • at their place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • Rollerskating
  • Figure skating
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids

Skating since 1988! Started as a figure skater and now into street skating and roller dance. Contact me if you are a total beginner and want to rock - bounce - roll - skate!

Methodology

In my classes you learn the FUN-damentals of ROLLER SKATING:

• Pre-skater:
Fall down - Get up & Safety
March and Coast
Cannonball
Dip
Helicopter

• Beginner:
Steer Circles
Flamingo
Braking
V start
Forward Scissors

• Basic Beginner:
Scooter pushes
Stroking
Steer quarter circles
Kangaroo Hop
Surfer

• Intermediate Beginner:
Backward scissors
Stop backwards
Steer half circles
Two beat steps
Crossovers

• Advance Beginner:
T start
T Stop
Shoot the duck
Whole circles
Turn forward
Spread eagle
Three beat steps

WHAT YOU LEARN IN MY ROLLER DANCING CLASSES
---> Jam Skating ----> It's a Vibe!

• Beginner:
Roll Bounce
Ski Move
Heels & Toes Tapping
Step & Split
Dribble

• Intermediate:
Dancer's Transition
Swirling Backwards
Pivot Turn
Alpha Kick

• Intermediate/Advance:
Floor Moves
Downtown Move
Voodoo Shuffle
Crazy Legs

Ambassador

One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualified and response guaranteed. MARI will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

• Skating since 1988! Started as a figure skater in Italy and now passionate about street skating and roller dance in New York City.

• Skate Love Barcelona: Managing Funding & Sponsorship for the annual roller skate festival in Spain

• Skating is magic so contact me if you are a beginner and want to rock - bounce - roll- skate!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $64/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $446
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $829

Details

Outdoor Locations:
LIC ---> 41-15 Skillman Ave, Long Island City, NY 11104
Woodside ---> 52nd street and 39 Drive, Woodside, NY 11377

Virtual classes ---> Zoom or FaceTime
24h ---> cancellation policy
Class packages ---> To be used within 2 months of the date of purchase


WORKSHOP: Roller Skate Gear Maintenance $45

- Gear Anatomy: Learn the 5 parts of your roller skate that you should know to ensure that your skates are operating properly.
- Types of wheels: Learn how to select a roller skate wheel, what wheel to skate on for different surfaces, and how the right wheel can aid in performance.
- How to adjust new roller skates before putting them on
- How to change: Wheels, bearings, toe stops, and cushions
- Maintenance: Understand wheels, bearings, cushions, plates: how they can enhance both your comfort level and performance.
- Cleaning: How to clean bearings and wheels
- Tools: Allen Wrench, Bearing press and puller, Y3, Y4
- What to bring with you in your skate bag

Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at their place
via webcam
Subjects taught
  • Rollerskating
  • Figure skating
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Kids

MARI's CV

PROFILE

• Teaching in-person and virtual classes: Vinyasa, Restorative, Chair Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Roller Skating & Roller Dancing
• Certified Yoga Teacher 200-RYT. Yoga Alliance Member ID# 338693.
• Practicing: Roller Skate since 1988 and Yoga since 2007
• Interests: Wellness, Philosophy, Meditation, Ayurveda, Crystals & Metaphysics, Hoop Flow Dance, Jam Skating.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

• Private and group classes. In-person and virtual. Adults and Kids.
• Roller Skating & Roller Dancing: Proficient in teaching techniques for beginner & intermediate levels.
• Hula Hoop & Hoop Dance: Group classes. Tricks, Transitions, and Technique. Flow Sessions.
• Workshops: Roller Skate Gear Maintenance. How to make your own Hula Hoop.

PROJECTS & OTHER ACTIVITIES

• 2020 - present Skate Love Barcelona: Fundraising & Partnerships Director, Barcelona Spain
• 2020 - present: Member of NYC Hoop Troupe
• 2020 The Get Down NYC: Consent Culture Crew
• 2019 Circus Fabulae: Interactive Art Installation, Black Rock City, Nevada

EDUCATION

• 2021 Certified Ayurveda Specialist
• 2020 Certified Chair Yoga Teacher
• 2020 Certified Yoga Teacher RYT-200, Yoga & Ayurveda Center
• First Aid / CPR / AED: Adult, Child and Baby Red Cross CPR Certification
• 2011 Studied Meditation @The School of Practical Philosophy, NY

LANGUAGES

• Bilingual English, Italian, French.

12 reviews on MARI
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
M
Mara

Perfect! Mari is a wonderful teacher! She is patient and knowledgeable, and really helped me with my roller skating skills. I am looking forward to continuing my lessons.

D
Deanene

Perfect! Super patient, fun to work with, communicative and also tailors the class to you personally. So glad I found her

K
Koriszan

Perfect! I’ve searched high and low for a Rollerskating instructor and I’m so very happy I found Mari. She is wonderful teacher! Very knowledgeable and very patient. I’m looking forward to building my skills with her.

N
Nneka

Perfect! Mari is a superb rollerskating instructor! She is very skilled, patient, and great at guiding you through bespoke lessons to help you achieve your skating goals. Learning how to skate with Mari brings even more joy to skating!

J
Jacqueline

Perfect! Mari was really great. She helped me with certain things I am trying to work on and she gave me other suggestions to practice. Right away it helped a lot with things I was struggling with. I definitely want to continue the virtual lessons and have some in person lessons as well. Very pleased with my lesson with Mari :-)

MARI's response

Great connection - even if the class was virtual over zoom - we covered so much! I am glad the drills I suggest helped you nailing down backward crossover and pivoting.

S
Shao

Perfect! Started out as an absolute beginner and I'm so happy I chose Mari! She has very kind and encouraging energy to make me feel more confident in my skates.

MARI's response

Great teaching you how to roll :-) and happy you decided to start this new practice!

E
Elisha

Perfect! So sweet and talented! An amazing instructor, I learned so much in one hour!

MARI's response

Always a pleasure having students like Elisha and Arielle. They are committed to learning while having fun. The best attitude!

C
Cassidy

Perfect! Mari was very patient and encouraging! I could hear her well, she showed me how to do things as many times as I needed, and watched as I practiced over and over, giving me great feedback. I look forward to my next lesson with her!

MARI's response

Great virtual class! I enjoy your enthusiasm and motivation in taking your skills to the next level.

R
Roxy

Perfect! Mari is an excellent instructor. She helped me feel more confident in my skates and within the first fifteen minutes of our first lesson I had already learned a few techniques. I had so much fun and can't wait for our next lesson!

MARI's response

Great teaching you how to go downhill on inline skates and different breaking techniques. I am glad I had the opportunity to add a little rolling dance move at the end of the lesson. That was fun!

V
Viktória

Perfect! Super kind person,and really good teacher.I absolutally enjoyed the lessons.And we are continuing...:)

MARI's response

A pleasure teaching you how to skate. Hope you had fun rolling!

Interview with MARI

QUESTION 01 | 08
What age did you start playing sport? Tell us about this time or moment in your life.
MARI — I skate since I was 8 years old. This sport brings back many wonderful memories, especially the one about my figure skate team in Italy.
QUESTION 02 | 08
What are your favourite sports; those that you practice at a high level, a simple hobby, and a sport that you'd still like to discover?
MARI — Other than skate, I teach yoga. I'm a passionate hoop dancer and skier too.
QUESTION 03 | 08
What gives you the motivation and passion to pursue your sport?
MARI — My focus is on the "feel-good-factor": When I connect deeply to my flow body, whether that be for a moment or through devotional practice, I allow myself the space to recharge, to heal.
QUESTION 04 | 08
Do you have a sporting achievement that you're particularly proud of?
MARI — After many years of figure skating I decided to learn roller dancing - which is a totally different animal!
QUESTION 05 | 08
How have your achievements and challenges made you a better sportsperson?
MARI — Achievements and challenges in sport help to develop focus and awareness. Being present in sport develops a more focused mind.
QUESTION 06 | 08
If you had to go for a jog with a famous athlete, who would you choose? And what questions would you ask them?
MARI — I like to have conversations with people practicing different disciplines than mine so I can learn their approach and story.
QUESTION 07 | 08
How do you help people stay motivated?
MARI — All my students have fun when skating. I make sure they feel safe and comfortable experimenting with transitions, new techniques, and tricks.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof in sports?
MARI — Understanding students motivation and goal is a must to deliver value during the time they spend with me.

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