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Hired 94 times
(Mountain Time Zone - Arizona)
11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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We hired Mark to helped us learn a first dance for our wedding. He took everything into account, from what song we wanted, what styles of dance we wante. We ended up learning waltz with some tango thrown in. Waltz was incredibly difficult, but he made it much easier to understand the steps. He even took into account my dress, which was very poofy, so i wouldn't have any moves that were hard to perform once i want just wearing shorts. He was also extremely affordable and happy to work with our schedules. Overall we would highly recommend hiring Mark for any dances you might want to learn! (Sorry for the watermark on the picture. I don't have the clean copy saved on my phone! )Jan 6, 2019Verified
Mark was awesome! We're experienced country dancers, and we wanted to add some Latin dances to our repertoire for an upcoming trip. Mark was great at listening to what we wanted to accomplish, while also making many suggestions. He stayed focused on social dancing and helped us accomplish our goals in in a short period of time. We highly recommend Mark for dance instruction! We will definitely take more lessons from him!Dec 10, 2017Verified
Working with Mark was an absolute pleasure when preparing for our wedding dance. He was very professional and knew exactly what we wanted even when we didn’t quite know ourselves. He has such an extensive knowledge of various types of dance all throughout history and was able to mash a classic first dance with our request for a swing dance. We’re very glad we chose him and will definitely be coming back if we ever need another dance Lesson!Jan 4, 2019Verified
Mark is amazing! He did a great job choreograph our wedding dance.Feb 12, 2018Verified
Mark was very flexible and great to work with to set up a Christmas surprise for my wife.Dec 6, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?FIRST CONSULTATION LESSON: $30 5 LESSON PACKAGE: $325 ($65 PER CLASS) SINGLE PRIVATE LESSON: $70
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We recommend to schedule the first(full hour) consultation, which would allow us to find out specifically what new customer is looking for, to assess their skill level and rate of learning, and to offer a road map to success in accomplishing their goal. FOR WEDDING COUPLES FIRST CONSULTATION WILL ALSO INCLUDE DETAILS SUCH AS SHOES AND DRESS OF THE BRIDE, MUSIC CHOICE FOR DANCE, DANCE STYLE.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In June 2007 Mark was certified to teach 10 main partner dances at the Arthur Murray's dance studios. Since then he had wonderful opportunities to study with many of the great dancers like Bob Powers and Julia Gorchakova (former 12-time American Rhythm Champions), Jenell Maranto (former U.S. American Smooth Champion), John Narvaez and Liz Rojas (former Salsa Champions), Abel Pena and Zulmara Torres (undefeated 3X ESPN World Salsa Champions) and many others.