Sway with Mark Ballroom Entertainment
Sway with Mark Ballroom Entertainment

Sway with Mark Ballroom Entertainment

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Introduction: I take the time to really focus on connection and fun -- the true heart and soul of dancing. Perfecting technique is for competitive dancers. Dancing is a social art. How can I be the best "me" on the dance floor and connect with the best "you"? Turning complete beginners into people who love to dance.

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Serves Los Angeles, CA

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11 years in business

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Jen H.
Aug 6, 2016

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Hired on Thumbtack

Mark was an amazing teacher with great energy! I hired Mark for a Salsa lesson for my birthday party. Mark was amazing, being able to teach the people in my small group who some never danced Salsa, some have danced casually in their own Latin country, and some who have taken basic lessons before. He was able to help the beginners while still being able to challenge the ones who were more familiar. Mark's energy, patience, and professionalism is what made my party. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Private Salsa Dance Lessons (for me or my group)
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Jessica S.
May 3, 2015

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Hired on Thumbtack

Comes to your home, teaches you not just how to dance but how to balance and connect (in a non-hippie way). Breaks down your music line by line and charts it to create the perfect dance. We're so excited to be working with him!
Dance Lessons
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Hayden p.
Jun 9, 2016

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Mark is an expert at the subject was very knowledgeable on Dancing and I would highly recommend him for anybody considering getting lessons
Wedding Dance Lessons
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Daniel H.
Oct 26, 2015

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Hired on Thumbtack

Mark was a joy to work with. Always prompt with his arrival and often stayed longer than promised to make sure we "got it". His technique is a nice blend of patience and pushing you to new limits.
Ballroom Dance Lessons
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Mina G.
Mar 24, 2015
Mark taught my husband and I our first dance for our multicultural wedding. My husband and I had no prior dance training, and are both definitely the "wallflower" type. Thinking of the first dance caused both of us a lot of anxiety. Until Mark came in and changed our whole world and whole perception of how fun dance can be. Mark was always patient, an outstanding teacher, and truly made our first dance special. Our wedding was a multi-day event with numerous ceremonies and traditions from families of two distinct cultures. But dance lessons with Mark were a welcome respite from the hectic planning of the wedding. Mark taught us more than just dancing, he taught my husband and I to establish "connection", teamwork, and trust through dance! Now, my husband and I love to dance and it has become part of our lives, all thanks to Mark. I highly recommend Mark. He is an excellent teacher and you will love every minute of your dance lessons!
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Mark Estrella


  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Before I learned to dance, I remember being at a salsa club and seeing a salsero do his thing with an attractive, young woman with no experience. Initially she was timid, but he twirled her and dipped her and made her look like a million bucks. She was literally blushing on the dance floor. Afterwards, he walked her back to the place he found her, thanked her for the dance and moved on. I told myself, "I wanna be THAT guy!" I can make ANY woman blush on a ballroom floor. : )

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Wedding couples for first dances. Couples who just wanna dance. Single dancers who want to improve their skills.

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    Last summer, I was teaching two wedding couples each of whom had Labor Day weddings. One had a foxtrot/swing to Nat King Cole's L-O-V-E and the other had a nightclub two step to Jason Mraz's I'm Yours. They were spectacular on their wedding day!

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