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Private Salsa Dance Lessons (for me or my group)
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.Aug 6, 2016Verified
Wedding Dance Lessons
Mark is an expert at the subject was very knowledgeable on Dancing and I would highly recommend him for anybody considering getting lessonsJun 9, 2016Verified
Ballroom Dance Lessons
Mark is the greatest! So fun and talented as a dance instructor.Dec 4, 2015Verified
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!May 3, 2015Verified
I found Mark on Craigslist. My then-fiancee, now-wife, and I were looking for someone to help us prepare a dance for our First Dance at our wedding. We had tried one of the dance studios, but the price was not sustainable. Switching to Mark was a fantastic decision. He was super flexible with times and meeting locations, and his prices are beyond reasonable. He was very patient and an excellent instructor, and he truly seemed invested in getting us to a place where he could kill it on the dance floor. And thanks to him, we did! Thanks again Mark!Mar 2, 2015
- 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!