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El Cerrito Ballroom Dance Instructors

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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 74 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jeffrey H.
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Working with Dan was one of the best and most positive experiences we have ever had. My wife and I saw the music video for Ed Shereen's Thinking Out Loud and we wanted to do the dance for our wedding. We came to thumbtack to look for an instructor and luckily we came across Dan. At first I was skeptical that an instructor could choreograph a routine we would like and could perform well, so we told him we just wanted to follow the music video. However, Dan let us know we could do something much more elegant than the video and put together an even better routine for us. And it turned out amazing. Lesson by lesson he custom tailored a routine for us that was simply incredible and far exceeded our expectations. He listens to what you like and dislike and will change things around for you while also giving you his good suggestions. We both came into this with no experience in ballroom dancing, me having no dance experience at all. I was definitely extremely nervous that I could pull this wedding dance off at first as I consider myself a pretty bad dancer. But after every lesson I came out feeling more and more confident. Dan is not only a great instructor, but also has a very positive attitude that kept me motivated that I could do this. In the end, the dance turned out unbelievable. My wife and I would both highly recommend him if you are looking for an instructor for any kind of dance and level. We will definitely go back to him in the future. Thank you Dan!

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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 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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DinaDance
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Noel G.
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We've been taking weekly ballroom lessons. Dina's been very helpful and patient.

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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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If you're looking for Latin or Ballroom dance instruction I highly recommend Jeremy and Carolyn. I've been training with them for 2 years and have only great things to say. They bring amazing technical knowledge and expertise, and wonderful performance skills. They are also personable and fun! And as a successful, professional competitive couple they offer experience you won't find every day. Do it! :-)

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  • 41 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 26 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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Sharda Dance Academy
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

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Stiehler Dance
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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I went to a solo introductory class with Tara and she was very professional and understanding of what I was looking for, she introduced me to different forms of ballroom dance and allowed me to choose those that I liked and was comfortable with. I have to admit to an amazing first experience and signed up for more classes right away.

Desiree May Productions
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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!

  • 20 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Matt T.
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"First Dance" lessons with choreography assistance less than 2 weeks out from our wedding. We started out with 2 and extended it to 3 lessons. Joseph was really helpful instructing the two of us that have no background in dancing. In 1 hour we had the basis for a first dance at our wedding. In 2 hours he got us better at that and added flourishes. In 3 hours he worked on the entire production. He knows what he's doing and has fun doing it.

Training with Cat
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 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.

Dance with Diana
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Matt H.
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Diana has been absolutely fantastic helping teach my wife and I salsa. I leave every class feeling more confident, and she makes the entire lesson very fun!

Skimelis Dance academy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Myda B.
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Professional and great dance instructors. They provide excellent dance lessons and easy to learn.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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. 💃

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Dance Magic classes focus on ballet and creative movement. Creative movement and improvisation are given to enhance self-expression and the imagination. Children will learn ballet stories and associate the music that accompanies the ballet.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I do dance lessons for all ages. I teach men, women and children in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hula Tahitian contemporary, hip-hop, modern and lyrical. Learn the fundamentals and terminology all by gaining excellent technique and flexibility.

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Whether you need dance instruction or entertainment for your Event or Party, we are ready for you and your group! Along with a variety of dance instruction available we can also set the stage with amazing talent and exciting dance fusions that keep audiences mesmerized and asking for more. Our exclusive performances can be customized to add variety, fit a theme and can include audience participation (the guest of honor maybe?) Thanks to years of experience as dancers, teachers and entertainers, our team provides the ultimate, elite experience to put that finishing touch on your event.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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My goal is to be able to get my students comfortable dancing at social events. I help students get in tune with their bodies and the music. Groove, musicality, creativity, and expression are core values I teach. I am able to teach choreography and freestyle.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Dance Styles Include: Modern Belly dancing, Bollywood, Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia. Singing Lessons: worked in the music industry in London, UK, produced many songs, two songs played on the radio and performed in three different countries at various places. Career/Fitness/Life Coaching: Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with over 10 years of experience. I look forward to working with you!

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