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  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Dorothy C.

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I hired Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events for dance lessons and as a day-of coordinator for my out-of-town wedding. Crystal handled our dance lessons and preliminary day-off planning, and Storm acted as our day-of coordinator. My now husband and I were very happy with the service we received from both. Crystal is especially knowledgeable and was instrumental in ensuring things were taken care of beforehand, and Storm was wonderful at dealing with the hectic day-of events. I even got compliments from both guests and other vendors on Storm's professionalism and responsiveness! I would highly recommend them, as they great at what they do and are very affordable for the area.

Alicia S.

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Crystal was so great to work with! We hired her to help us with our first dance at our wedding and she helped choreograph the whole dance.. She was very sweet and patient and really knew what she was doing.. We really enjoyed working with her and our dance turned out amazing.... especially for two people who in the beginning could barely dance without stepping on eachothers toes..lol.. Highly recommended Crystal to anyone looking for a dance lesson or to brush up on some moves.. She was a pleasure to work with.

Michelle T.

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I loved my dance lesson with Crystal. She is very attentive and made the class fun, upbeat, and easy to follow the steps. I have already scheduled my second session with her and look forward to continuing my dance journey with her.

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  • 15 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Heather B.

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These ladies are great and the instructor was awesome with my daughter. They came to my house and taught my daughter a few basics in dancing and the instructor was very patient and upbeat. I made an appointment for next week and would highly recommend this company.

Lizveth V.

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The performer was great she got here on time and worked the whole time. She made balloon animals for the kids, played games and taught them a dance. Everyone had a blast. I would totally hire her again. Also, it was a great deal.

Bob F.

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They exceeded our expectations. She is an outstanding teacher. We are still receiving dance lessons. Bob & Carolyn Forston

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  • 19 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Jesus A.

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My experience with Jesse and Bianca has been wonderful. Their insight and instruction is invaluable. I learned more in one session with them than I did taking months worth of lessons at salsa nightclubs. They truly go above and beyond for their students. Their love for salsa and teaching are immediately evident upon meeting them. If you want to learn quickly and have fun doing it, then look no further.

Ginger S.

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Jesse and Bianca are amazing! Personable, professional, talented and fun. We began taking classes from Jesse and Bianca with absolutely no history in Latin dancing. In 5 sessions we were dancing merengue and cumbia (to the amazement of our friends). We have enjoyed the experience so much that now we are taking salsa lessons as well.

Dominique P.

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The event was a private party and they were great! Everyone had a lot of fun learning the basics of salsa dancing. They were on time with all the necessary equipment and patience. Thank you guys!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA

Isidor S.

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My wife and I started taking dance lessons with Alexis about one month before our daughter’s wedding two and a half years ago. Although we had no dance experience before we started, Alexis got us sufficiently prepared so that we were able to dance with some confidence. After the wedding we continued our lessons at Alexis’ urging and after about 18 months she convinced us to compete in the newcomer amateur couples division which was quite an accomplishment considering how uncoordinated we were at the start. Since then we competed in a couple more competitions under Alexis’ expert guidance. She is an amazing instructor who seems to know every 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 our 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. She has even taught students with physical disabilities, 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, but not in a heavy handed way. I can’t imagine taking lessons from anyone else!!

Joachim S.

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Never having danced before, I started taking lessons with Alexis in 2012. I find her extremely motivating, and she is very good at breaking down dance moves. Also, her impromptu demonstrations of dance moves make excellent teaching videos for later reference. Without ever taking notes she always knows what was done in previous lessons, and what will be needed next. Alexis’s lessons are very intense and there is no cell phone or any other distractions: she focuses completely on her student and makes him or her work. Her level of technique is very high, and she insists on quality rather than quantity. Thanks to her, ladies are often impressed with my ability to lead. Also, they frequently approach me about practicing with them. After only two years with Alexis I was accepted as a dance host on cruise ships and have had three successful cruises in that capacity. Also, Alexis and I did very well at the Annual Heritage Classic Competition in Asheville, NC, in March of 2015, where we received a first price for performing a custom routine. In conclusion, if you are serious about dancing, you can’t go wrong with Alexis. I regret that she moved to LA.

Jill S.

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No one has had any dance lessons yet (!), but she communicates a welcomed professionalism. She responds quickly and has a genuine enthusiasm for what she does.

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  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours
  • Los Angeles, CA

Garrett G.

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Cristina is a very remarkable person. From the start of my very first lesson I was nervous and did not believe I could improve at the pace I did. Majority of the time throughout my life I have always felt slower at learning compared to many others, yet that was not the case with Christina's lessons. She provides a safe and warm environment, gives encouragement, and most importantly leads with the utmost respect. And with all that she provides me I made it possible for myself to improve my dancing and especially my confidence. Honestly for me, this was a new and great experience that I am happy to have found.

Paul G.

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Amazing experience. Cristina makes you feel comfortable right away... the hour lesson flew by. Would recommend her services to anyone. Looking forward to taking more lessons from Cristina in the future.

Manuel G.

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Made me comfortable. She was patient. Professional. She knows here salsa..2nd lesson n going back..

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 hours

Mina G.

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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!

Jen H.

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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.

Hayden P.

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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

  • 4 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 25 min

Courtney F.

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Shannon was such a joy to work with! She is super sweet and easy to communicate with. She took all of our feedback and created a perfect first dance that fit me and my husband. We are not huge dancers and needed something super easy and classy- she nailed it! I would highly recommend her as a professional in any line of dance. We had extra time at the end of our last session and she taught us other styles and steps to use at our wedding. We just moved to MI from NC and so we could not do lessons in our home- she booked a studio. I needed our cut song via email- she got it to me no problem. Shannon is very accommodating and so fun to work with!

Kai C.

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Shannon is a wonderful instructor. This is my first time learning any kind of dancing. I wanted a 1 on 1 instructor because I didn’t want to embarrass myself in front of a lot of people in a class. She made me feel very comfortable with the lessons. We have had two lessons and I felt I have learned so much already. Her patience made me feel very comfortable with the speed I’m learning. I’m so happy she reached out for my request.

Shannon M.

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My husband and I wanted to take dance lessons for a wedding we will be attending. Shannon Allen has been great! She has worked with our schedules, been on time, has emailed me with tips and suggestions, and she has made this fun for a "nervous" dancer :)

  • 9 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Ashley T.

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Jared is a fantastic dance teacher. I've taken salsa lessons with him. The thing that stands out for me is his ability to communicate the specific things you need to work on in a way that makes sense and that you can understand and begin practicing immediately.

Sheena B.

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Jared is very knowledgable about each style of dance and where you can go out in the surrounding area. We learned the basic steps of Salsa and Swing and feel like we have a lot to go off of. He's fun and energetic and makes you feel comfortable dancing.

Zaybe V.

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Jared is very professional, easy to work with , fun, and very patient to go over steps again and again if needed. So far, km enjoying learning salsa dancing from him.

  • 18 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 min

Ariel S.

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My husband and I hired Arianna to help us with our first dance for our wedding. Neither of us had any background experience with dancing and considered ourselves to have two left feet. Arianna was so kind and patient with us! She really took the time to get to know us and choreographed a beautiful dance to one of our favorite songs. She adjusted the choreography to fit what we were comfortable with and made changes when necessary to make the dance appear more elegant. She was also willing to meet with us either at the studio in Long Beach or where it was the most convenient for us. What stood out to us for our entire experience with her was her passion for us to be successful. Happy to say, by the time we danced for our wedding we felt incredibly confident and gave our guests a huge surprise! We recommend Arianna without any reservation!

Charlie C.

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We never knew we could dance until we met with Arianna. She created a dance for me and my fiancé that blew our audience away. She choreographed our whole first dance. She showed us every step and held our hands through the whole process. I strongly recommend Arianna to anyone looking for instructive dance. She uses a private studio and is flexible with times and schedule. More importantly she is very affordable and will not let a price get in the way. Her passion is dancing and you will see it when you meet her. Please call Arianna. We promise you you will not be disappointed.

Andrea C.

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Arianna was an amazing dance instructor. My fiance and I learned our dance in just three lessons and feel confident that we will do great at our wedding, all thanks to Arianna! I would recommend her in a heartbeat!!

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 22 min
  • Los Angeles, CA

Alex B.

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We had such a great time learning to dance with Amy! She is so passionate , creative and patient. She gave us the gift of being able to dance together . She choreographed our first dance, taught us how to salsa and cha cha , and provided important rhythmic structure and movement for our father-daughter/ mother -son dance . She did such a great job of breaking down each movement and providing quick adjustments. We always felt like we grew so much from each lesson. I would highly recommend her to anyone with any dance level. She made our first dance so special!!! We can't thank her enough for all of help and coaching . Thank you! Alex & Shayna

Christina J.

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Amy was so fun to work with and her instruction was very easy to follow and easy to remember. My dad has been to countless dancing classes, both group and private, but never really felt like there was an instructor to help him understand what he really needed to do... until Amy. We all enjoyed our time with her and recommend her in a heartbeat!

Amira H.

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Amy jumped in on short notice and choreographed our first dance for our wedding. She worked with us to create a dance in the style we wanted and was an efficient instructor. We highly recommend her!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min
  • North Hollywood, CA

Yana S.

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Philippe is a wonderful teacher. Always fun, committed to his art form, passionate and helpful. Very knowledgable about swing and dance in general. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

Denis F.

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Our daughter loved her lesson with Philippe, who is able to transmit his love and high expertise in tap dance to her. Looking forward to many more sessions with him!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Los Angeles, CA

Kimie Z.

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Shyrelle has been working with my daughter for about a month now. My daughter needed hip hop & jazz lessons so that she could perform in her talent show at summer camp as well as try out for the dance team next year. I've seen her vastly improve in such a short time. Shyrelle implements discipline & fun & is so great with teens. Highly recommended!

Maritza G.

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She choreography my quinceañera & we did a dance to despacito. She was so nice & so good. My family loved it

Chelsea H.

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She helped me with my wedding dance. It turned out great

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

Paul O.

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Jenn is amazing! We've been going to her for about a month now and both myself and my partner have come on in leaps and bounds with her help! She manages to make the lessons both interesting and fun and is an expert at pacing them to our abilities! We look forward to our lessons so much...they've quickly become one of the highlights of our week! We can't recommend Jenn and the studio highly enough and would have no problem referring her to any of our friends! Looking forward to many more lessons over the coming months! Thanks Jenn! :-)

Annie W.

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We are really thankful that we found Jenn! She is very easy to work with and very patient with us as we are both new to ballroom dancing. She choreographed our first dance and it is super cute and fun. Highly recommended! Thanks Jenn!

Sydney T.

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Had a blast learning how to salsa with Jenn. She explained the steps thoroughly, she had a great personality and made our dinner party that much more fun!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Arcadia, CA

Adam W.

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Lisa Marie gave us dance lessons for our wedding, and we could not have been happier! She was professional and fun. She helped us improve our dancing, but also made the whole process a real pleasure. I would recommend her to anyone looking for dance lessons for their wedding. She is wonderful to work with and you will not only have a great looking first dance, you will have a fabulous time in the process.

Sara B.

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Lisa Marie has been a pleasure to work with. My fiance and I have loved working with her so far and are excited to continue taking dance lessons. Lisa Marie knows exactly how to explain dance to people with no experience, and is energetic and helpful throughout each lesson.

Gloria R.

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I loved dancing foxtrot, East Coast swing, and jitterbug with Lisa Marie!! She's so nice, patient, and knows all the moves !! I'll be on Dancing w the Stars soon with her guidance!! (Ha ha!) I highly highly recommend her!!!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Maria M.

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Maddy taught my twin daughters piano. They were 11 years old at the time and one has a learning disability and ADHD. Maddy was an energetic and skilled teacher. She was able to teach to the learning style of both girls. Maddy is patient, talented and able to tailor her lessons to needs and ability of each child. She was/is a fantastic teacher. We were sad when she moved to LA.

Deborah A.

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Maddy Reese is an excellent piano teacher! She is thorough, professional and encouraging, not only with regard to lessons, but recitals and NYSSMA prep. as well. My daughter benefited tremendously under Maddy's instruction.

Amy B.

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Maddy is amazing!! My niece had so much fun and is looking forward to her next lesson. Thank you Maddy!!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Van Nuys, CA

Leead D.

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I can honestly say that Erica is one of the best dance teachers I have ever had. I started taking dance classes with her a few months ago in latin ballroom. She is so knoweldgable in technique as well as style and really takes the time to make sure you know what you are doing. Erica also is very intuitive with people which helps because she realizes that people learn in different ways. She always has tricks up her sleeve to make you understand any dance move and helps you to become the best dancer you can be. Also she's an awesome choreographer!! IErica is always on time, always willing to go the extra mile to help you, and will always make sure that your dancing is the best!

S. B.

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Erica is a fantastic ballroom dance teacher! She has extensive knowledge of all types and styles of dance, and has provided both me and my teenage son with invaluable technique in an easy-to-understand manner. She is always professional - prompt, communicative and consistent, but also fun! I feel she is vested in our success! I highly recommend Erica to all age groups looking for solid dance instruction!

Melvin A.

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Erika is a very well communicator, and understands we went to lessons because we did not know how, accomdated our appointment multiple times because of my work schedule and most important I was very happy with the way she made my wife feel, because my wife is not fully bilingual, we highly recommend her any time , and left her studio with a high level of satisfaction

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Karen G.

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Artemi is an excellent dance teacher/coach. He takes the time to listen to his student's needs and goals. From that he bases his lesson plans. His private and group lessons are taught in segments and build on those segments so a beginner or advanced student can learn and grow. As a professional dancer, he has the knowledge and talent to work with his students on proper technique, physical strength, choreography, musicality and much more. He does this in a caring, supportive and fun way. But he also can be strict especially if preparing a student for a showcase or competition. Artemi is trained in American and International Latin and Ballroom dances. He also performs and competes proefssional with his partner pro dancer Erica Arnold. This helps him keep on top of his profession to then share with his students. I have grown as a person and dancer because of Artemi. He has helped me physically and mentally in my life. I look forward to my lessons whether it is to focus on technique, strengthen my core and/or just dance. As such, I would highly recommend Artemi Okunev.

Debbie S.

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Artemi was my best instructor. He showed me the basic steps, literally from scratch. Rumba, Salsa were my favorites. He helped me to feel confident with myself and come back the next day. We combined a bit of theoretical with practice. Since the First day he made feel like I was the best dancer.

Leyla B.

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Artemi is a great dance instructor, my husband and I took classes with him for our wedding, he has a lot of patience, he taught us very well. We are very satisfy with him and planning on taking more classes with him. We highly recommend him.

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

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Most dance instructors have no organization to their courses and lessons plans for their individual students. I believe that this "random" lesson plan type of teaching is very unproductive and not beneficial for the students. If the students are not using what they learned from the previous lesson, then they are not growing as dancers.

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 55 min

Patrick E.

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Charla was my Salsa teacher when I was new to the scene. I really mean it when I say that she cares so much about her students and she's truly dedicated to helping them learn. She knows her stuff when it comes to Salsa and even has lots of wise tips to offer to new comers. Ladies, just ask her for a demonstration on what to do of you fall down. Lol don't tell her I told you! I was really sad to see her leave our studio as she's not an excellent teacher, but a wonderful friend. I know that whatever studio she teaches at now will be great, because she's awesome!

Abel T.

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The job salsa dancing took place at studio 65 in Fresno CA. it took 8 weeks she help me with the Cross body lead and progressed turn,I was impressed with the consistency,above and beyond,, she was all ways on time.the quality of work was assem..I Experience the best, I only dance what she teach me and most girls like how i dance... Charla Wells Smith is a berry good instructor,, I personal recommended...

Hollie E.

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I had my first lesson with Charla last night and it was incredible. I am completely new to dance, in any form, and she made me feel comfortable and confident. I can't wait to go back! Thank you Charla!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Los Angeles, CA

Matt H.

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Melanie's been teaching me salsa for 2 years now, and she's helped me grow tremendously as a dancer. I used to be extremely self conscious when going out dancing, but no longer. Now I'm able to go out on a dance floor and truly enjoy myself. Melanie not only taught me the techniques to properly dance salsa, but also instilled the self confidence I needed. Whenever I go out salsa dancing, I now have other people complimenting me!

Linda R.

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I'm so happy I found Melanie on thumbtack!She helped my fiance and I with our wedding dance. I always wanted to have a memorable first dance at our wedding and she prepared us for that special moment.

Jess L.

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Very patient teacher that makes every lesson fun.

  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 min

Cristina J.

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Awesome place for kids to learn and master the art of music... My daughter took guitar,piano and voice lessons... Unfortunately we had to move and she can no longer attend... I wish they would open a location near Riverside so my daughter could continue with her art education... If you're looking for professional and affordable music classes for your kids then Piano Place Music and Arts Center is the right place for them. I am happy that my daughter had the opportunity to be a student at this family owned music school and I hope she can come back in the near future..... Beautiful family and very nice/professional teachers!

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Aliso Viejo, CA

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Skill level
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I am interested in learning salsa dancing and to become competent enough to go to local clubs. I have no experience in dancing salsa. I would like private lessons and I can either travel to the instructor or instructor can travel to me.
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“Need a Dance Instructor for a Beginner”

Studio City, CA

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I'm 18. I took dance lessons from ages 2-7. I didn't pay much attention, but I know how to follow choreography. I was also in cheerleading in high school. I'm an actress and I sing, but with no real dance experience. I want to be at a musical theater level of dancing at the very least. I'm willing to commit to practicing as much as I can. Think Natalie Portman preparing for The Black Swan status.
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Inglewood, CA

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