About Daryl the dancer...
Born and raised in Fairfield, CT Daryl began his journey at an early age with a strong passion for music. He later discovered he had a talent with dancing and began to train intensely. Daryl attended college at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Daryl graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Dance.
While attending the University of the Arts Daryl trained in other dance studios throughout the country such as the famed Broadway Dance Center in New York City and the Edge in L.A. As Ballroom Dancing began to grow in popularity with shows such as "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" Daryl began training in Ballroom Dance at Fred Astaire and Arthur Murray Dance studios. He picked up the steps quickly and began teaching and competing shortly after.
Full dance training includes Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Lyrical Jazz, Broadway style Jazz, Las Vegas style Jazz, Hip-Hop and Street Style dancing, African and Caribbean styles, Ballroom/Latin, Salsa, Capoeira, and Gymnastics. Daryl has performed in numerous shows across the country but currently teaches and choreographs here in South Florida.
Daryl's most notable work includes choreographing and teaching Latin dance moves for the 2 main stars of the movie "Step Up 4 Revolution" which was shot in Miami. Daryl just recently shot 2 music videos this past month which will premier later this year 2017. One for the Artist Christian James and the other for the artist Flavour.
For the past decade Daryl has taught group dance classes and private dance lessons in many dance studios, country clubs, and gyms across South Florida as well as many other different venues. Some of the places Daryl has taught includes Bongos Cuban Cafe at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, The Oaks at Boca Raton, Aberdeen Golf & Country Club, The JCC in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, and many more!
Daryl specializes in teaching wedding couples to dance for their Wedding's First Dance. Having your First Dance choregraphed or just knowing how to dance to your wedding song is standard now. Daryl is an expert at choreographing wedding dances and helping all other wedding dance parties also wanting to enhance their dance skills. "There is nothing better than choreographing a couples First Dance, a memory that will last a lifetime."
Reviews From Google
Taking private dance lessons with Daryl was THE best decision i have ever made! I tried multiple group lessons in the past with different companies and made no headway on my dance skills. In only two sessions with Daryl I was already ecstatic with my results. He is very detailed and has a great personality to make learning fun and easy. He also has great suggestions on where to practice dancing outside of the classroom too! Thank you Daryl !!!
Daryl Philibert is THE best dance instructor EVER. He himself is not only an incredible dancer but a very kind and encouraging teacher. He always pushes me beyond my own capabilities and having the confidence to dance and having an incredible teacher to do it with has been one of the most personally rewarding times if my life! I've been his student for 3 years and am now honored that he calls me his friend! P.S. THE MAN CAN DANCE!!!!
I started dancing with Daryl in 2008 and he was very patient with me bc I was a very slow learner but he made me feel so comfortable and that was very important to me!! I have continued my lessons through the years and learned so much..I feel like a real dancer today!!! Thank you Daryl!
Daryl's artistry and patience have given me the confidence to get out on the dance floor and boogie away, getting all the fun and health benefits of ballroom. Be it waltz, salsa, swing or tango, dance brings joy to your life, and Daryl makes it happen
As a Dance Instructor, Daryl is patient, understanding, flexible and will find a way to help you improve when you have difficulties. My difficult time was learning the Salsa hip movements, however Daryl's devotion to help me excel was amazing. Beyond his technical skills, his outgoing personality and easy demeanor will create a friendship to value. Thank you Daryl
Daryl is an amazing dance instructor. He taught me how to dance Salsa which was a dream of mine for a long time. The best thing I like about Daryl is that he has a lot of patience and he explains things well. You rock Daryl!