From my Days in the Ballet...
“Jeff Zittrain’s electrified guitar allowed
Tom Mayock to demonstrate classical technique at beginning and end, equally agile contemporary jiving in between in his succinct solo called Majestic Anxiety, Restricted Release. Mayock, small, blond and in black bell bottoms with sparkles, is clean, precise and dances up a storm.”
“His Support Sparked my Interest for Dance Even More”
“Tom has been a great teacher and supporter in my dance career. I had classes with him this summer (2012). I learned many great new things and loved his classes! We were working on a solo for the DEA competition in Las Vegas. He taught me a lot and gave me great corrections. In the end I even won a platinum medal thanks to all of his help! It has been a great experience having classes with him. He has been a great teacher! I hope I can go back for more classes with him next summer again.
Robert Jerjen (13 years old)”
“Choreographer and dancer Tom Mayock provided a sweet respite in his solo, “Moments in Repose.”
It is always a joy to see a talented male dancer perform, and this one shone in a simple and straightforward way…"
Voice of Dance 2009
What they say about my ZUMBA....
"Tom is one of the Bay Area's greatest dance teachers! We are so fortunate to have him teaching at Gold's Gym as well as many other local venues. He is highly creative, lots of fun, full of enthusiasm, very welcoming to new students, and all-inclusive to those of us who are challenged in any way. I have been dancing with him for several years and am continually amazed at his ability to adapt to the newest dance styles (currently Zumba) and still employ his unique choreography, creating a truly dynamic class. Keep up the great work Tom!!!!"
Tom's standards-based approach to teaching dance is so awesome. He designs his courses based on the needs of
each grade level. He is positive and firm with students, and brings out the best in my kids. Those kids who are
resistant to physical activity and performance really shined during dance with Tom.
I appreciated a professional dancer could share his craft and talents with my class.
He blends the movements, dance instruction and aesthetics into a complete package....while exhibiting his own joyful
enthusiasm for the art form.
From Miss Physique to Students of Musical Theater...
Tom Mayock's passion and discipline took me to a new level of precision in my mandatory poses I used in bodybuilding competition.
He brought out a style and flair to my posing transitions so that each flowed seamlessly from one to the next----just what I needed to win first place in Ms. Physique!
Tom was an amazing choreographer that really brought out the best in the whole cast. Some of my favorite memories of the musical were during dance rehearsals with Tom. "Crazy for You" was an excellent show that showcased Tom's style of broadway choreography. I learned lot and I really enjoyed working with him!
Well, I'm not much of a dancer and Tom knew how to beat it out of me and get me to work at it! The choreography in this show was so much better and so much more fun than any other show I've been in.