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Hired 54 times
15 years in business
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12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
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She is a great professional. Makes me feel very comfortable. I feel like I would have no problem going on the dance floor now. I owe that to Erin.Jan 9, 2019Verified
Erin was wonderful to work with! Super responsive and professional. The crowd loved her! Not only were she and her dance partner wonderful dancers, but they were also great at getting the crowd going and teaching them how to dance- they loved it!Dec 5, 2017VerifiedErin Parsley Dance's reply
Hi Sam, we had such a fun and fabulous time dancing at your event. I’ll never forget getting to dance at a castle!! I loved how willing the crowd was to get up and participate. They were awesome! I look forward to bringing more good dance vibes to future events. :) Erin
We hired Erin and her colleague to kick off a speakeasy-themed corporate party with era-inspired dance...and they delivered! They were dressed in perfect costume, delivered a fantastic performance and really got things started off right. Our guests loved it! And Erin was great to work with in the planning process - very detailed, included photos and suggestions, and very responsive. She made it all so easy. I would definitely recommend her!Jul 22, 2016VerifiedErin Parsley Dance's reply
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you Jen, and we had a total blast performing at your fabulous event!!
Erin and James were amazing teachers! We went from knowing nothing about salsa dance to having a full song choreographed! Preparing our first dance was the most fun of the wedding planning, and our dance surprised all of our guests! We had so much fun that we want to keep taking dance classes with Erin. Erin was super flexible with our schedule and helped us come up with something that we loved and felt comfortable with. I can't recommend her enough. Thank you for the beautiful choreography, and teaching us so much!Sep 17, 2017VerifiedErin Parsley Dance's reply
Camila, the way you and Zach took to learning Salsa and practicing your dance was really something! Thank you for sharing the video and pictures with me. I love seeing the result of our work together. I am SO DELIGHTED that being able to dance together was such a meaningful and memorable experience for you. I would love to teach you more so you can continue to make more beautiful memories by dancing together. All the best, Erin :)
Erin is a fantastic teacher for any level. I'm a returning dancer who wanted to revisit technical foundations but also get back into choreography right away. Our 1:1 sessions in modern/contemporary have been easeful and challenging at the same time -- she diagnosed my skill level and has created a program that's just right for both what I can do now and where I want to go. And it's fun! She teaches in a lovely space with easy free parking that's also extremely close to a Muni hub.Jan 9, 2019Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer great discounts on multi-session package deals. Try one session and you'll probably want more! (Most students do!)
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?BIO: ERIN PARSLEY - Dance Artist, Educator and Choreographer Erin has danced professionally for ballet, modern, and jazz companies across the country, including Labayen Dance/SF, Ballet Chicago and the Chicago Ballet, and for choreographers such as Yannis Adoniou, Robert Sund and Brian Carey Chung. She trained at schools including the San Francisco and Joffrey Ballets and LINES Ballet School, and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She is an award winning dancer receiving honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, who has performed at the Tanz Theater International Dance Festival in Bonn and Bielefeld, Germany. She has choreographed over 40 works in diverse styles that have been shown around the country and in Canada. Most recently, she has been seen appearing in her own work, for the FREEdom DANCEfest at the Cowell Theater, The San Francisco Movement Arts Festival at Grace Cathedral, and West Wave Dance Festival at Z Space. She has been a featured educator at various dance academies across the nation, including the ODC School, Rhythm and Motion, the Alameda Ballet Academy, and the Ruth Page Dance Center; and is an in-demand teacher at several Bay Area studios, including her current position at the Peninsula Ballet Theatre. She mentors aspiring professional dancers and her students have been accepted to schools such as Joffrey Midwest Dance, LINES Ballet School, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, The Ailey School Professional Division, InnerSpark (California State Summer School for the Arts), and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre Professional Division. She is recognized as a Top Pro on Thumbtack, receiving numerous accolades and 5-star reviews from her clients - who come to her for private dance lessons, choreography and wedding dance coaching. Erin has been a featured speaker and performer, leading flash mobs and entire rooms of people in powerful group dance experiences, in the worldwide movement "One Billion Rising”. Through her passionate, clear and empowering teaching style, she provides students with a solid foundation of excellent technique, guides them into a happy harmony with their bodies, and inspires them to awaken their mind-body connection and vibrant joy through their dancing!
- What types of customers have you worked with?Customers seek my dance instruction and choreography services for many different reasons. Maybe they are a bride and groom or wedding party preparing for an upcoming wedding, event organizers who want to bring their guests an unforgettable experience by adding exciting dance entertainment or group instruction to their event. They may be people wanting to learn something new and exercise and socialize, or they are aspiring professional dancers wanting elite-level coaching. I work with clients at all levels of dance experience, from absolute beginners and those who want to have fun and learn the most basic moves, all the way to serious students with advanced training. I love meeting you at whatever level you are at, even if you think you have two left feet! (Because believe me, ANYONE can have fun dancing!!)