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  • 9 years in business
  • 109 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!

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

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! :-)

Ben A.

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Simply put, Carolyn was made to teach dance. She's a perfect blend of nurturing and informative, sweet yet disciplined. For something that can be so daunting and uncomfortable Carolyn makes sure the process fun and laid back. She's a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to learn from.

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!

TOP PRO
  • 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!

Karalene B.

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She's been great so far! Really creative and can easily work with us and our dance experiences level.

Noel G.

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

TOP PRO
  • 41 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Sujata R.

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Marge is a lovely person to talk with and will support you in learning to dance. She has tons of experience and knows many kinds of dance. She will teach you what you want to learn and is wonderfully receptive and sensitive to your opinion and what exactly you want to learn or prefer. Especially for beginners, I would definitely chose her. And there was a little bit of inconsistency between prices on her website/thumbtack/in person, but was still a great price!

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!

TOP PRO
  • 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.

Tes A.

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Ruth was amazing choreographer for our wedding dance lesson! She is vey patient, unique and amazing teacher. Thank you Ruth it was fun.

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.

TOP PRO
  • 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!

Scott F.

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Freddy is an exceptially talented dance instructor who has demonstrated incredible patience with me as a total beginner. She has made learning to dance fun and interesting experience. I look forward to me time with her every week!

TOP PRO
  • 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.

Marjorie L.

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Bertus is a really good, knowledgeable instructor. We are having fun learning dance from him!

TOP PRO
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 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!)

Jameson W.

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My wife and I have never taken dance lessons before but if we had we would still say Emily is hands down the best! We started going just to have a few lessons but Emily makes learning new things so fun that we don't plan on stopping anytime soon. She makes us feel comfortable trying new steps and has us laughing and connecting the whole lesson. Couldn't recommend her enough!!!

Laura B.

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Emily Coles is an encouraging, compassionate, patient teacher! I've taken Latin ballroom and social dance lessons with her, and she has been amazing every step of the way. She adjusts to levels of dance experience and learning styles as needed. Whether you are a dance novice or veteran, working with her on steps, technique, or choreography is efficient and also super fun.

TOP PRO
  • 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.

Vittoria E.

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This was our first opportunity to use Thumbtack and I’m impressed by how helpful the site is - it led us to the perfect professional for our 11 year old’s Henna party. Alpa of Sharda Dance Academy was easy and lovely to communicate with in advance of the party. She arrived exactly on time, was very sweet and also astute with the kids. I was only sad I was so busy during the party that I didn’t get a chance to get to know her better and maybe have a henna design of my own! I would give Alpa 5 more stars if I could !!!

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

Tiffany H.

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My daughter was in the 8th grade wanting to try out for the high school cheerleading team. My daughter had no Dance Experience whatsoever, but she had a passion for wanting to learn to dance. She was very shy and didn't have a lot of self-confidence. She was too shy to be in a group dance class with other girls. We found Desiree and told her our goal was to get my daughter ready to try out for the high school cheerleading team which should be sometime in the summer. Upon first meeting Desiree me and my daughter were truly impressed with how passionate she was about dancing and teaching it to others. But it wasn't only just about dance it was giving girls the confidence to be comfortable with who they are. My daughter only had three weeks with Desiree before we found out that her cheerleading tryouts were actually that weekend. My daughter was supposed to try out with two of her friends but they bailed on her. My daughter said that doesn't matter I'm not going to let it stop me from trying out. My daughter went to the high school not knowing anybody in the tryouts. She told me "if it hadn't been for Desiree I would have never tried out by myself". But because of just those three short weeks 2 times a week Desiree gave my daughter the confidence and felt comfortable enough with the skills that she learned in such a short time to try out. Needless to say my daughter made the JV cheerleading team for San Mateo High School for 9th grade. Seeing the confidence and the skills that Desiree had taught my daughter is priceless to me . I definitely recommend Desiree to anybody looking for a dance instructor or private lessons for dance. If I could I'd give her 10 Stars. ~~Thank you for everything Desiree~~ Tiffany & Alexia

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.

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!

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

Tavia M.

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I have been working out at a local gym and was fortunate to meet Caterina. Caterina became my personal trainer as of June 2015. Motivation, breaking a sweat, and various strength training moves makes working out with Caterina so much fun and showing results. She is able to pack in a variety of sets with me in 25 minutes. Did I say I break a sweat? Her method is using your body as resistance, which works me so much harder than just weight lifting. But most important of all is that Caterina is your cheerleader. With the extra boost of confidence, you will be pushing yourself further than you ever thought you could.

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: 8 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!

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.

Loretta Y.

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Jessica is very patient and caters to the level of her students. We had many first time dance students and she took the time to break down all the steps. She had a positive attitude and great energy throughout the class

  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • San Rafael, CA

Andrea M.

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Tatanya is an amazing compassionate mystic. She did a reading for me using cards from many different decks and channeled some divine guidance. She was able to see my challenges from a spiritual place and shed light on the message that was meant for me. I feel so much better knowing that my current situation is part of a transition that is leading me to my higher vision for my life. She suggested some meditations I can do to help me see more clearly and help bring me back into balance and harmony. Tatanya has a generous heart and a gracious gift for seeing your greatness. I highly recommend her services to anyone who is looking for clarity and truth. Linda Addington

Amy G.

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Very, very pleased with Dance Mystic. Her henna work was great and she interacted positively with kids and adults alike. I would hire again without hesitation.

Victoria. W.

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Tatania was very good for our New Years party. Everyone liked her. She was on time and interesting for everyone.

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.

Hip Fit

5

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  • Response time: 7 min
  • San Francisco, CA

Gina M.

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Kelly is an amazing instructor who can adapt her teaching style to all levels. We all had an awesome time in her class and learned a lot in a short amount of time. Kelly is great to work with and very professional. Definitely would recommend!

Alyssa A.

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Kelly is the ideal Hip Fit instructor! She's fun, has great choreography and leaves me feeling energized and with a sweat. I will keep coming to Kelly's class, she's the best!

Katie B.

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I had so much fun dancing at Hip Fit with Kelly. She is so energetic and enthusiastic. It was a great workout!

  • 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!

Xi L.

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I really love Ken's class. He is my first dance teacher, and I have had a lot of good experience from his classes. He knows what he teaches and enjoys his job. He also pay attention to details. I highly recommend his class if you are trying to be a good dancer and really want to learn.

Monica R.

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Ken is an amazing dance teacher! His passion for dance pours out of him. He has fun doing what he does and he's great at it. I started being a timid dancer to feeling confident showing off my moves! Thanks Ken!

  • 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!

God 2 Dance Fitness

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  • 6 years in business
  • San Jose, CA

About

As an ACE Certified Instructor I offer spirit-filled, dance-based fitness and interval training programs done to positive music in your home or an outdoor setting. I believe in positive motivation toward achieving fitness goals. I hold a certificate as a Brain & Balance Specialist for exercisers over 60, so I'm a big fan of proactive lifestyle choices that maintain cognitive health and emotional well-being. Recently POUND Certified so I'm eager to help you Rock-out your Workout. My dance background spans many decades, genres and venues. As a youth I performed in musicals for TheatreWorks and was part of an Improv Company. As an adult I've appeared in SAG movies and T.V. shows, commercials, music videos, and on Broadway. Dance and performance have shaped all aspects of my life and I now pass this skill and craft on to others.

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