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Berkeley Private Dance Lessons

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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 85 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yixuan L.
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Dan reached out to me and offered wedding dance private lessons. He had a very thoughtful list of questions asking beforehand in better preparing himself for the first lesson (which is awesomely free!!). I decided on him since he left me with great impression of customizing to my need & being extremely accommodating. I had fun taking lessons with him. Dan is very patient (and an amazing dancer) to students, and gives very clear instruction especially considering I am just a beginner. I feel comfortable having him as my teacher and will consider hiring him again for future ballroom private lessons! Highly recommended if you are looking for an instructor who can tailor to what you need & offer great instructions!

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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carissa K.
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I had my first contemporary dance private lesson with Erin this weekend and she was incredible. She listened to my needs, took my lack of formal dance training to heart, and started with the fundamentals that I needed to jump in further. She was incredibly hands on with fixing my form -- I've never had a teacher do this before and it was very eye opening to finally understand the concepts every other teacher had tried to previously explain. Erin also has an impressive formal dance and teaching background and it is immediately obvious that she is one of the gems here. I feel so fortunate to have found her. She has a beautiful space in San Francisco that she teaches out of and has excellent communication. After finishing my lesson, I knew I wanted to continue seeing her and bought her 5 lesson package. I cannot recommend her highly enough and encourage others of all dance backgrounds and levels to sign up with Erin.

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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
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Sean K.
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These two wonderful people is like being taught to dance by your best friend. They both have the ability like any good coach to watch what you're doing and correct your style in a way that's relaxed and fun. They both have group classes that are spectacular. The day after you go to one of their classes you can definitely feel the difference in your dance right away. It's like they've given you something that cannot be taken away. You own it now and you can use it every time you're on the dance floor. I've taken lessons from many dance instructors in the Bay Area but both of these great instructors have unique ability to convey complicated styling and dance patterns in a relaxed and fun way. Basically you leave their class sweaty and tired but invigorated.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew V.
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Our session with Jessica was fantastic. We only had time for 1 lesson before our big day and she was able to help us learn a few new moves to add comfort level on our first dance. She’s very knowledgeable and seems to be able to teach dance at all different levels and styles. She also made us very comfortable and that was important so we didn’t have to hold back on the new moves

  • 41 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Lars H.
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Marge was a great instructor. I had no idea about any sort of dance, which wasn't a problem for marge. She was great at showing us how to do any dance we wanted, starting from the very basics to the more advanced steps. Her home studio is very clean, easy to practice in, and has great acoustics/lighting. I would highly recommend marge and fascinating dance school for any of your dance needs.

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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

Sharda Dance Academy
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Training with Cat
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Break Right Fitness
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
JD M.
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I had so much fun working with Isaac on my first lesson! The vibe was super friendly and we went over a half-dozen basic steps, giving me plenty of material to practice on. This is exactly what I was seeking from private hip-hop dance lessons.

Fredrika "Freddy" Keefer
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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Stiehler Dance
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Timba Heat Dance Company
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal C.
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Hebert Aguilar Director of Timba Heat Dance Company is an amazing dance instructor and choreographer! His energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and passion for dancing is very evident and contagious in his form of teaching. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned dancer, Hebert will challenge you and take your dancing skills to the next level while keeping the training extremely fun and highly addictive. Prior to taking private lessons and group classes from Hebert, I had no previous dance background but I can truly say that in a short amount of time he has helped me to become a more confident and well rounded dancer and performer. I am very thankful and grateful to have the pleasure of training under an extremely talented, patient and humble instructor. Whether your goal is to learn as a beginner, enhance your dancing skills, or perform in front of an audience, I would highly recommend Hebert Aguilar. Trust me you will not be disappointed. Check out his videos and performances on Facebook (Timba Heat) and Instagram (@Timbaheat).

Nikolai Tarasov
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth M.
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Nikolai is my Latin dance teacher and I have been dancing with him since January 2018. In a short amount of time, I have improved my dancing so much that we competed at the San Francisco Open in April 2018 on the Open Silver category earning 1st places in all single dances (chacha, samba, rumba, pasodoble and jive). Nik is an expert dance teacher who has great knowledge and enthusiasm. He is patient and gives just the right level of instruction and correction. I enjoyed every dance lesson with Nik and I highly recommend him.

Skimelis Dance academy
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Myda B.
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Professional and great dance instructors. They provide excellent dance lessons and easy to learn.

  • 6 years in business
Christiane R.
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What can I say besides she is the VERY BEST! I have been practicing with MaryAnn for 4 years both in classes full of students and in one on one private sessions. She has helped me gain confidence in myself as a yogi and as an individual. She pushes me to push myself but also knows when I need to slow it down and listen to my body (especially during pregnancy). MaryAnn’s love for movement is everpresent in the way she flows and transitions through both her yoga and dance practice. The way she sequences yoga flows on demand is so creative. She helps people explore and play with movement, moving them beyond their comfort zone. I have had many “ah ha!” moments with MaryAnn all because of her “Just try it!” perspective.

  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elena S.
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Very professional, dedicated dancer and instructor, paying attention to each person’s individuality, motivated to teach and to make the learning process joyful and successful for every student. I enjoy having Stepan as my dance instractor and strictly recommend him to everybody who want to learn ballroom dance.

Sam Weber - Tap Dance
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Guqian D.
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Sam is a great teacher and a master of tap dance. You could probably find teachers for swing dance, Sasa or Samba easily, but not with Tap Dance. Sam is the one. My husband and I decided to do some tap dance for our wedding banquet but we had no experience with tap dancing. We came up with this idea less than a month before the wedding so we weren't really sure whether we would be able to make it. It all changed with Sam's help and instructions. Sam did a great job teaching us from the basics and quickly come up with a choreography that works with the song we'd like to dance to. After 2-3 lessons, we were able to manage the dance - all thanks to Sam's great mastery of tap dancing, careful instructions and patience. Thanks so much Sam - for the patience and wonderful teaching!

Movement Medicine
5.0
from 1 review
    Daniel L.
    Verified review

    My partner and I took dance lessons from Justin for about a year and a half. In the course of 20+ lessons, he took our rudimentary understanding of dance to a competitive level. I always felt like he was sensitive to our comfort level and made very complex styles and moves accessible to us. Few teachers have an understanding of club, international and competitive dance styles in the way that Justin does. He is a gifted, patient and extremely fun teacher.

    Dance by Donna

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      About

      On the dance faculty of Foothill College, I teach all the ballroom and Latin dances plus country line, folk, ballet, etc. My specialty is teaching dance on cruise ships, choreographing dances for wedding couples, and teaching all ages with many styles.

      RoCo Dance

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        About

        I teach adult Zumba and youth hip-hop. Both classes are offered at RoCo Dance, or I can hold private dance instruction when the studio space is available.

        Jon

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          Hi! I can teach guitar, drums, breakdancing, ballroom dancing, etc. I am versatile and have studied music and dancing for 10 years. The first lesson is free!

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          Adults who want to learn to dance, whether to prepare for a wedding or to meet new people, often enjoy taking dance lessons from an experienced dance instructor. Instructors may offer classes one-on-one to individual students or couples, or to small groups. The national average cost for a dance instructor ranges from $30 to $50. Some studios offer a discounted introductory lessons or group lessons, as well as package deals that are more affordable than paying for individual lessons. Some dance instructors will travel to the student’s home, which usually costs more, while others hold small-group sessions in their studios. If you choose a small-group class, expect to pay less than for individual dance lessons.

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