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  • 9 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Laura Y.

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We had Dan for our wedding first dance lessons. From the get-go, Dan had a very detailed, yet easy to follow instructions. We don't have any dancing background, yet he put so much trust in us to perform some amazing moves and created a unique routine. Everyone at our wedding were thoroughly impressed with our dance. Thank you Dan!

Ashante H.

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We hired Daniel for 6 wedding dance lessons. He helped us choose a song and prepare a dance. He was always on time to the studio and professional. He makes sure to record the progress at the end of each lesson which is so helpful when you forget your moves! Very creative, and I would definitely recommend.

Johnson H.

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Amazing to work with, we have been taking our wedding dance lessons with Dan and he is very knowledgeable and experienced. Very creative with his choreography and shoots for perfection in his work.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Hannah R.

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I just started taking private swing dance lessons with Erin and she is wonderful to work with. She has a great practice space near Forest Hill station, that has a large parking lot as well. I am by no means a naturally gifted dancer, but she is patient and very good at breaking down the steps and explaining them in ways that I can understand. I am so excited to continue working with here!

Camila L.

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My fiance and I signed up for dance lessons with Erin and we couldn't be happier. I started out with zero background in dance and after only a couple lessons my fiance and I have our first dance choreographed. I'm actually excited to dance at my wedding which is saying a lot. Erin is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable right away. I would highly recommend her!

Siggi H.

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Erin gave us dance lessons for our wedding first dance. Even at the last minute, Erin was easy to communicate and schedule with. She managed our time efficiently and clarified anything she felt was unclear during the dance lessons. Erin had a great, friendly, upbeat attitude from beginning to end and made us feel comfortable quickly. Highly recommend!

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  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Yan B.

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I took mostly Carolyn's salsa and ballroom lessons. They are just great. The way how Carolyn explains a structure of a dance is highly analytical and she always goes into fundamentals if you are willing to follow her. She always encourage you to improve a foundation you have, connection you establish with a partner and other principle things rather than to learn and forget in a week some fancy pattern. That doesn't mean, that you don't find fancy patterns at her lessons though, you do. But she is a true teacher and know where is a right emphasis should be. She answers a question behind a question, always generously gives you more than you asked and brings the best from her experience to you. Carolyn is highly oriented towards your personal abilities and current progress and stays with you at your personal level patiently building a foundation for you to step forward. And it's never boring! She shares a lot of her natural fun and charm with students and cares about an individual of any level in a group.

Ankit A.

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Carolyn is a fantastic dance instructor. She is friendly, patient and understanding. She makes a genuine effort to understand you and then customizes the dance syllabus as per one's comfort. So far, I have taken over 15 lessons and have never been disappointed!

John B.

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My wife and I enjoyed the lesson and thought Carolyn was great. We look forward to the next 10 lessons we chose to sign up for based on meeting and working with Carolyn.

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  • 17 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Sarah R.

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We just finished our first dance lesson and we are so excited with the simple yet beautiful moves we were taught. She took time to explain clearly and demonstrate everything. We have a couple of more lessons scheduled and are looking forward to them!

Madhur A.

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I had 8 lessons with Dina till now, and she has been great. She is patient, cheerful and really know dancing.

Noel G.

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We've been taking weekly ballroom lessons. Dina's been very helpful and patient.

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  • 41 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Joanna A.

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Marge was very friendly and understanding making it easy for a couple of non-dancers to begin learning ballroom dancing for the first time ever. We only had 4 hours with her since we decided on choreographing a ballroom dance so late in the game, but she was able to bring us up to speed quickly and professionally. She would get sidetracked sometimes and begin telling us stories but it was charming and she didn't stay off track for too long. Her teaching style was firm but patient at the same time and the lessons were always fun. Our dance turned out fantastic, especially considering the short amount of time she had to teach it to us and the fact that we had no prior dance training at all.

Nina G.

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I had 4 Salsa lessons with Marge so far. This is not my first time dancing Salsa, which makes things progress quickly. She has a great way of explaining steps and rhythm, so that it is easy for me to follow and remember. Also, she is very friendly and goes the extra mile to help and advise me. I look forward to more lessons with her!

Asil N.

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Marge is amazing! She knows what she's doing and what you need to focus on once she sees you dancing. She has lots of experience under her belt. She knows more than 15 different dances and loves to dance and have a great time. From just 2 salsa lessons I'm loving it!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Lawrence D.

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My church wanted to do a program of three Latin Dance lessons over the course of a month. We looked for somebody to do this and we found the most marvelous teacher --- Ruth Caspary of Latin Connection Dance. First of all, she was really professional and easy to plan with. And she had good suggestions for the planning. We were able to fit in bachata, salsa, and American tango. Super! Second, she came on site (we have a great space with a wooden floor) with her equipment and music and was ready to teach. Third, she is a super teacher. She accounted for each person's abilities and was energetic and generous with her time. We all learned a lot and had great fun, too. Last, but not least, she is social and friendly, a good conversationalist as well as a great teacher. There's no question who we'd go to in the future.

Karen B.

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Ruth is a great teacher! Very friendly and accommodating. We took a series of wedding tango dance lessons with her.

Eric D.

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Ruth was very helpful and professional. I would recommend her if you wish to take salsa lessons.

Blake F.

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Eliott is knowledgeable, organized, enthusiastic and a very good communicator. He Is adept at Lindy, Charleston and popular / classic solo jazz moves, and he can lead as well as follow (I am a leader). He is able to quickly dissect things I am doing wrong and offer specific, actionable advice that enables me to identify and correct bad habits before they become permanent flaws. He is also flexible, I.e., he works on steps I want to work on when I have specific things I want to achieve and he always has useful content suggestions when the decision-making is turned over to him. I find Eliott's feedback to be frank & useful; a perfect mix of encouragement and constructive criticism. Finally, he is efficient and I feel he makes good use of my time (and money). I have taken lessons from Eliott for over two years and I would rate him among the very best instructors in the local area.

Jeff A.

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My girlfriend and I signed up for swing dance lessons after taking a number of group classes and feeling like we reached the limit of what we could learn alone. Eliott watched us dance briefly and already had specific suggestions for how to improve. He had a great style of explaining *why* a certain technique was going to be easier, and had concrete advice for how to improve it (e.g. instead of "your leads aren't clear enough", it was "keep your elbow closer to your side"). He was very friendly, and I felt like I had improved a ton after only a few months of weekly lessons.

Don D.

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I had a great deal of fun taking lessons with Eliott for several months. Technically he is spot on and worked with me at my own pace. He broke down moves and was patient with me. Very encouraging also. I miss taking lessons from him.

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  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • San Francisco, CA

Randi K.

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Freddy is fabulous! We hired her for a mom / son dance for his bar mitzvah. This was not a typical slow dance. We asked her to copy the choreography from our favorite video. She showed up at the studio having already broken down the choreography for us. Then she had us go through some warmup dancing and started the choreography. She was incredibly responsive to our needs. I wanted the dance broken down for me a certain way so I could nail the steps. She was supportive of my son, who had never taken a dance lesson. Within the time we booked, we nailed the dance and video'd the choreography. Cannot say enough good things about Freddy. She's upbeat, friendly and makes you feel welcome in a dance studio.

Melissa D.

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Freddy was super responsive to my post and diligently followed up to develop a program and schedule that were perfect for my needs. She was super flexible and came prepared with choreography so we could get going immediately. Even more, she made me feel incredibly comfortable doing something I'm incredibly uncomfortable doing! I still have a couple more lessons to wrap things up, but I couldn't recommended Freddy more for her professionalism, personableness, and results!

Michelle L.

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Fredrika is approachable and clear with her instructions. She's also super on time. She made good use of limited time to dissect and improve my dancing. She's definitely someone I would take lessons from in the future.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Ryann B.

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Bertus was very quick to reply to our inquiry about dance lessons. We've only met once so far but I was very happy with our first session! He was very down to earth and really listened to the ideas we had for our wedding dance. I felt very comfortable with him right from the start! Highly recommend.

Patricia S.

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Bertus is an enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable teacher--and a great dancer! He was quick to respond to me and set up our dance lesson, and worked well with my particular needs.

Carol K.

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Bertus is very professional, very up front about costs, and a very encouaging dance teacher. We have booked 5 more lessons so that we will be able to dance at an upcoming wedding.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Stacy W.

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I know Emily from riding AIDS lifecycle with her a few years back. I reached out to her about 2 months prior to my wedding for First Dance lessons with my fiancé. We have weekly lessons at a studio space on Missouri street in SF. She is easy to work with and schedule lessons. Her prices are very reasonable and she even donates $10 of every lesson to a charity close to her that you pick! (we chose ALC) Emily is great. She is very knowledgeable and very aware of teaching same-sex partner dancing. I knew she would be a valuable instructor for that reason and refused to go to a stock dance studio. We have choreographed an entire song, and every week we get better and better. The hour spent with Emily is full of smiles, laughter and overall great time. My partner and I look forward to dance lessons every week! She is a joy to be around and very helpful. I highly recommend Emily to anyone looking for dance lessons! (We even drive up from Palo Alto to see her!)

Jeanne W.

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I selected Emily for private salsa lessons (after having not ballroom danced since high school). We started with a smattering of dance styles to warm up. As part of being a great teacher, Emily was a really good listener. So together, we discovered that although I'd sought lessons thinking I wanted to learn salsa, it turns out I most enjoyed West Coast Swing. I'm going to my first West Coast Swing social event tonight. Thanks, Emily, for giving me the foundation to make this happen!

Julie B.

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She's an experienced teacher--warm, friendly and unintimidating. (Did I mention that she cracks jokes? It takes the edge off, which is a godsend for a nervous beginner like me.) She helped me work out dance moves for my wedding. Now I'm taking personal rumba lessons. I also enjoy Metronome, the dance studio where she teaches, which is in an old, Italian social club in Potrero. I recommend Emily for anyone who wants to take dance lessons, from salsa to ballroom.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 28 min

Gagan C.

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Alpa choreographed my wedding dance with me and my friends performing. Neither me or my friends had any dance experience before we got started but Alpa got us sufficiently prepared so that we were able to dance with confidence. Getting my friends and me together for a practice was so tough but Alpa managed it all with ease and everybody at my wedding LOVED the dance. It was a big highlight of the wedding and beautifully choreographed and the coordination was superb..All thanks to Alpa's awesome guidance . She is an amazing instructor who seems to know every Bollywood dance style and every detail of footwork and body position. Needless to say she is an accomplished dancer with an incredible flair and personality on the dance floor. Even though she has been my only teacher I have been able to observe other instructors with their students and her teaching style is far superior to anyone I've seen. It's obvious she enjoys both teaching and dancing. Her students range in age from young to old, at various ability levels showing how accomplished and professional she is. If anyone is even just considering taking lessons they should take at least one lesson from her and they'll be hooked. She's funny, inspiring, and a perfectionist. I can't imagine taking lessons from anyone else!!

Henna P.

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We took dance lessons from Alpa for our first dance at our wedding reception. She choreographed the whole thing and even asked us for our input and offered to let us change things based on comfort and preference. She did a great job though and me being the control freak that I am, I'm surprised that I didn't have a single change request! Let me stress that neither one of us are dancers and I was very worried about doing the dance in front of so many of our friends and family. But Alpa was so patient with us and made us feel so comfortable. We feel like we've known her for years yet we just met her a couple weeks ago! We learned the dance in two lessons and we will be back for our final lesson next week just to practice in front of her with my 25 lb lehenga and heels. If you need dance lessons of any kind, she is your girl! Thank you, Alpa! We are so thrilled that you will be a part of our big day in such a big way.

Neha P.

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I had a Diwali party at my house and i hired alpa for an hour of Bollywood dancing and it was the most fun experience ever. Alpa was very helpful and communicated well about the arrangements she would need and was very flexible . All my friends and guests at the party enjoyed dancing to the songs she choose , they were very peppy party numbers . The steps she taught us were simple and she made everyone very comfortable and made sure everyone had fun doing the dance. I would definitely recommend her.

  • 10 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 20 hours

Van N.

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We booked Desiree to help us with our first dance. She was fantastic! She helped us choreograph a fun fast pace song and a slow song. She helped us edit the music as well. Desiree was really fun to work with and was always on time. She was flexible to changes and asked us how we feel... "do you want it easier? harder?". She pointed out areas of improvements and areas of strengths. Her fee includes the studio that we used which was very helpful. She helped us remember the cues of the dance so we don't get lost in the song. She is very enjoyable to work evidenced by her ability to communicate effectively, to remain calm, fun, and sweet all at the same time. She's able to capture our vision and bring it to life. Overall an amazing dance teacher. My husband and I were talking about having more dance lessons just for fun sometimes in the future all because she was so much fun to work with, and that means a lot because my husband is not a dancer at all, but also had a lot of fun.

Andy R.

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Desiree choreographed my first wedding dance. I showed up as a man without any rhythm or even the slightest interest in dancing. I thought the entire process would be one of the worst experiences of my life. Desiree not only had me enjoying dance on day 1, but I've been taking dance lessons for the last 7 months as a result of her inspiration. She managed to teach me two choreographed dances (Tango and Rhumba) in only a handful of lessons. Desiree is an excellent teacher, clearly explains and demonstrates moves, stays positive at all times, and keeps you motivated as a student. Cannot recommend her highly enough. Our guests were shocked and blown away by the choreography, and that was with someone with no prior dance experience. You will not be disappointed!

Jessica L.

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I am prepping for a wedding dance and my fiance and I were trying to look up moves on youtube, but it just wasn't working on our own. Before I met Desiree, I was nervous about my dancing skills and have little confidence in my moves. Desiree;s skills as a dance instructor are outstanding. She is flexible and able to accommodate for complicated moves. She broke down her choreography down to my level so that I could feel confident in my abilities! Also the lessons are really fun too! I would highly recommend Desiree anyone that wants dance lessons, she will get the job done.

  • 16 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

Angie M.

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Deborah is a truly special instructor. I came open to learn voice and piano, and I'm getting both and more. She really honed in on the work that I need: that in my head and heart. Through music, I'm learning how to dismantle the pride and fear that clouds (or prevents) my music-making. I feel so much more it touch with my inner musician, and free to let her fly. Deborah is easygoing and thoughtful, practical and resourceful. I highly recommend her.

Tatiana Y.

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We have been working with Deborah since December 2014. I have never met a more inspiring and warm teacher. Deborah does not only teach she also finds a unique approach to your child. She carefully listens, tracks progress and provides feedback. My goal was not only to introduce music to my children but also share my love to music with them and Deborah is helping me to achieve my goal with tons of skills and methods. Tatiana

David M.

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These were my first voice lessons ever. Lessons are fun. Deborah has lots of helpful advice and encouragement.

  • 3 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Kavita B.

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I have known Caterina in the capacity of a physical trainer for over 6 months. Before Caterina I have had the good fortune of working with some very good trainers. I started training with Caterina due to my very unusual schedule which only she could accommodate at the time. What I started with serious hesitation, turned out to be one of the best things that has happened to me! Caterina is, by far, the best trainer I've ever had. I'm not exactly the easiest person to train. But, she has been nothing short of fantastic. She is very patient, encouraging, and motivating. At the same time she is very understanding and knows what her clients need. She can push you to your maximum, making sure you don't injure yourself. She does this in a way that makes working out seem like fun rather than a strenuous chore. The best thing about Caterina, though, is that she is very understanding, and flexible too. She's more human than any other instructor I've ever had. I would highly recommend Caterina to any individual looking for a quality instructor. She would be a great asset to have on board.

Julie P.

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Caterina is an outstanding personal trainer. She adapts each training session to my capabilities and goals. She is very encouraging and motivating, which pushes me to surpass my expectations. She incorporates her dance experience to make the workouts fun and challenging. She has adapted exercises to improve my balance and stability. She is a delightful trainer to work with. I look forward to each training session.

Nikhila J.

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Training with Cat has been awesome - it's been a few classes but I'm making steady progress. Her sessions are a good mix of short routines that repeat so you build 'muscle memory' and improve as well as new routines that help keeps it interesting. And her traveling to my apt gym makes it so much easier for me to stick to an exercise routine without any excuses! Well, I can keep going... Thank you, Cat!

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Assal T.

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Joann is a wonderful knowledgeable piano instructor. I stared my son in weekly piano lessons with Joann at age 6, last year. I was very impressed with her ability to teach the basics in a way he understood and connected to. He likes and respects her and is eager to learn. Joann is very relaxed, patient, and positive with him. I am very pleased! I would definitely recommend her to other potential students, young or old.

Jen M.

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Joann taught me piano lessons for over three years, and she worked on and off with my children for over a year. I started as a beginner, and she was instrumental in teaching me everything I know about piano. She was always on time, focused, and knowlegable. Joann works really well with children as well. She is positive and encouraging. She has fun and creative ways to engage the kids.

Gina R.

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I took voice and piano lessons with Joann. She was very encouraging. She believed in me and pushed me just enough to achieve my goals. Super thankful I got to work with her.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • San Francisco, CA

Olivier C.

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Jessica is an excellent dancing tutor, I have a lot of fun with her tutoring session. She has taught me the moving techniques and basic dancing skills. I really enjoy to work with her, I can't wait to start another dancing tutoring sessions with her again. Awesome experience and she will teach you alot if you continue to take lessons with her. You are just great teacher, Jessica!

Blake R.

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Jessica was skilled and lively, and was able to help me get my body moving! As someone who's always been shy when it comes to partner dance, I felt at ease with Jessica as she taught me the techniques to lead in salsa. I already feel like a much better, more confident dancer after just one lesson! 🙌

David B.

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Jessica has a profound technique. She shows her passion for dance through her instructions and charisma. She meets her clients where they are at (skill wise) and works with them to develop their own technique. She maintains a balanced professional and casual approach to her instruction.

Lisa-Anice

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  • 35 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 min

Kerry H.

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Lisa-Anice did a great job getting the crowd up and dancing in no time at my daughter's wedding. Everyone was able to learn a few steps and enjoy dancing to the swing band music. She explained things well and encouraged everyone. I would recommend her to anyone that wants to learn to dance!

Mary L.

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Very knowledgeable and obviously an experienced teacher

Elisa A.

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She taught us a lovely dance for our wedding reception.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Francisco, CA

Blake R.

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Andreina was great! As someone who has never taken a private dance lesson and has always been a bit shy when it comes to partner dance, I quickly overcame that with Andreina. She is patient and skilled, and constantly wearing a radiant smile on her face. I learned the history of Salsa and its cultural importance along side the basic steps and movements. I will definitely be returning for more lessons. 💃

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 58 min
  • Brisbane, CA

Jorge S.

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Taking dance lessons with Ken was such a marvelous experience! He hosted his lessons at his home atop a hill overlooking the Bay, which really set the stage. We had taken dance lessons before, but felt awkward and out-of-sync trying to mimic a series of "fancy" moves. Instead, Ken started us off by making sure we were comfortable with the fundamentals and built up from there. He is a very patient and accommodating instructor, who worked around our schedule. He listened very closely to our feedback and gave us a completely customized experience. His experience, professionalism, and overall friendliness are what make him a superstar instructor. We can't wait to showcase our newly acquired skills during our first dance!

Louise B.

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Ken is something very rare in dance, not only is a master of dance he is a master instructor. He truly takes the time to build foundations and is incredibly patient, which is hard to find with such a technical dance as the Argentine Tango. His enthusiasm and passion is the icing on the cake. If you want to love dancing and excel at the same time look no further than Ken!

Richard G.

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Learning tango and other Latin American dance forms from Ken Delmar has been a great experience. His teaching is very thorough and at the same time loads of fun. His knowledge is deep and he passes it on in an encouraging way, never lacking a sense of humor.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 hours
  • San Rafael, CA

Alison K.

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The private dance lessons are fantastic! I feel great about the skills I've acquired as a result of these lessons...they have been a wonderful gift to myself!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours
  • Rohnert Park, CA

Chris A.

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Very experienced , great composition mentor, lots of performance under his belt which there is no substitute for - I got a great teacher/mentor

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