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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher B.
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In short, Caroline is a fantastic teacher and you should absolutely take lessons from her if you're interested in learning Salsa. Caroline is warm, kind, patient, and understanding. I confessed immediately to her that I had "two left feet" and no prior dance experience. This was no obstacle to her. Our lesson included a lot of rhythm work. Though it was my first lesson, I'm already feeling more confident. To top things off, she gave me "homework" to ensure I could continue teaching myself some muscle memory. It is very clear she is very gifted as both a dancer and a teacher!

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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

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DinaDance
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allison H.
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My fiance and I had an amazing dance lesson with Dina! She was super responsive and flexible in scheduling the lesson and it was well worth the money! We look forward to more lessons before and after the wedding!

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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I was nervous about beginning dance lessons, but after a few lessons with Desiree I feel comfortable and confident dancing with anyone. Desiree is professional and very enthusiastic, and she made our lessons really fun! I had a great experience with her and recommend it to everyone!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Lina G.
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Excellent instructor who really went the extra mile to teach salsa to novice dancers at our Cinco de Mayo party.

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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric D.
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Ruth was very helpful and professional. I would recommend her if you wish to take salsa lessons.

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

  • 16 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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These were my first voice lessons ever. Lessons are fun. Deborah has lots of helpful advice and encouragement.

Training with Cat
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 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.

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

IT'S ONLY DANCE
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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I have been taking lessons from Sonly for two years. Her knowledge, skill, professionalism and enthusiasm make going to her classes a true joy!

WJP DANCE
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Cynthia G.
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    Walter is a wonderful dance instructor. When I started learning dance, I was a complete novice. Walter structured my lessons in a sequential fashion that gradually built my skills to what some label "silver" level enjoyment. I especially like the way Walter took MY goals into consideration. I did not wish to compete, but to become a better than average dancer, focused mostly on smooth dance and some light rhythm, so that I might enjoy social dance opportunities. My weekly dance lessons have become the highlight of my week! 💃

    Skimelis Dance academy
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Myda B.
    Verified review

    Professional and great dance instructors. They provide excellent dance lessons and easy to learn.

    Nikolai Tarasov
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ruth M.
    Verified review

    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.

    Ballroom Dance SF
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Yupei M.
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    I love having lessons with Sarah. She really explains things so clearly so I can understand. I’m a competitive dancer, and she’s helped me with posture and styling and many other things needed to perform. I was able to get much more info out of her than I would having a male on my subjects. She’s passionate and patient! I highly recommend her!

    Timba Heat Dance Company
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire 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).

    Sam Weber - Tap Dance
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Michelle D.
    Verified review

    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!

    Flying Dimes Dance Co.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Angelica E.
    Verified review

    I've been taking private lessons in ballet and jazz from Zaire for about four months now, and I can confidently say that this was the best decision that I made this year! My only previous dance experience was five years ago, a beginner's class that my high school offered for physical education. Early this year, I decided that I wanted to try out for the dance team at my college, hoping I could train hard enough to prepare for auditions in September. Zaire has been the perfect dance teacher to help me work toward this goal. Every lesson, she pushes me more to perfect my technique, build up my stamina, and to really perform each movement. She works me VERY hard, but I've gotten in so much better shape and can see and feel improvement in every aspect of my dancing. Zaire instructs with the perfect balance of being tough with high expectations while keeping things fun and creating an environment in which working hard doesn't feel like work at all. She is a beautiful person who truly cares about her students! I am so blessed to have her as a dance teacher, and I recommend her to absolutely anyone who wants to experience the joy in dancing!

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    Oakland, CA

    • Salsa style
      I'm not sure / As recommended
    • Lesson type
      Private/Couple
    • Skill level
      Intermediate
    • Details
      Have taken multiple beginner classes and know basic salsa steps, turns, and cross body lead
    • $107.5
      Average price
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