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Oakland Dance Instructors

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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sean K.
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These two wonderful people is like being taught to dance by your best friend. They both have the ability like any good coach to watch what you're doing and correct your style in a way that's relaxed and fun. They both have group classes that are spectacular. The day after you go to one of their classes you can definitely feel the difference in your dance right away. It's like they've given you something that cannot be taken away. You own it now and you can use it every time you're on the dance floor. I've taken lessons from many dance instructors in the Bay Area but both of these great instructors have unique ability to convey complicated styling and dance patterns in a relaxed and fun way. Basically you leave their class sweaty and tired but invigorated.

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey C.
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Desiree was such a pleasure to work with! We found Desiree on Yelp after finding out the person we originally wanted to commit to was no longer available and it honestly could not have worked out for the better! Desiree choreographed our waltz + hip-hop dance (~3.5 mins) over the course of 6 45-minute lessons (1 of those lessons was an evaluation for her to test our ability to handle certain difficulty levels and direction). DESIREE THE INSTRUCTOR: She was extremely patient and flexible with our schedules and not once pushed for any extra lessons we didn't need. Her technique made it really easy for us to grasp certain movements that we found difficult to learn. It made us feel good that she took the time to repeat anything we weren't sure of. After we had gotten the steps down, she made sure we took time to focus on hand movements/gestures and facial expressions (another really important part of any dance performance). DESIREE + YOU: It's important to note that learning a dance is a two-way street: you need to put in the time to practice and memorize your choreography, too. Your money and Desiree's time will go to waste if you don't commit to practicing. Desiree got us to feel comfortable in breaking out of our boxes to do something challenging and fun for our wedding -- it was worth every penny invested in these lessons. My husband and I got to bond over trying something new and we enjoyed every moment of it. I hope we never forget the choreography! We will be sending anyone interested in dance lessons her way. DESIREE'S MASTERPIECE: You can find our choreographed dance here: Angle 1 (youtu.be/N1ODzIxOl88) Angle 2 (youtu.be/oXn2FFTHvQ4)

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  • 41 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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We had such a fun time with Marge! It was a great base for our upcoming wedding dance! We're looking forward to receiving a copy of our song from the band so that we can continue more date-night dance classes before the wedding :)

  • 21 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.

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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Sharda Dance Academy
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 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.

Dance With Daniel
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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Daniel has been a great instructor. Love the way he has put interesting dance combinations together for the two dances we wanted to learn - swing and rumba. He is very patient and breaks down each new dance step so that it is easy to learn. It is so convenient and comfortable to have him teach these dance lessons in our home.

Training with Cat
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 23 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.

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Stiehler Dance
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Carol K.
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Bertus is very professional, very up front about costs, and a very encouaging dance teacher. We have booked 5 more lessons so that we will be able to dance at an upcoming wedding.

WJP DANCE
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Cynthia G.
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Walter is a wonderful dance instructor. When I started learning dance, I was a complete novice. Walter structured my lessons in a sequential fashion that gradually built my skills to what some label "silver" level enjoyment. I especially like the way Walter took MY goals into consideration. I did not wish to compete, but to become a better than average dancer, focused mostly on smooth dance and some light rhythm, so that I might enjoy social dance opportunities. My weekly dance lessons have become the highlight of my week! 💃

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.

Dance with Diana
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire 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!

Timba Heat Dance Company
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Sara M.
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Hebert choreographed my daughters dances for her Quinceañera. He practiced each week with the kids until they got the moves down. At the end, the group looked like professional dancers-even the kids who have never danced before. He really goes above and beyond. I highly recommend him.

Flying Dimes Dance Co.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Angelica E.
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I've been taking private lessons in ballet and jazz from Zaire for about four months now, and I can confidently say that this was the best decision that I made this year! My only previous dance experience was five years ago, a beginner's class that my high school offered for physical education. Early this year, I decided that I wanted to try out for the dance team at my college, hoping I could train hard enough to prepare for auditions in September. Zaire has been the perfect dance teacher to help me work toward this goal. Every lesson, she pushes me more to perfect my technique, build up my stamina, and to really perform each movement. She works me VERY hard, but I've gotten in so much better shape and can see and feel improvement in every aspect of my dancing. Zaire instructs with the perfect balance of being tough with high expectations while keeping things fun and creating an environment in which working hard doesn't feel like work at all. She is a beautiful person who truly cares about her students! I am so blessed to have her as a dance teacher, and I recommend her to absolutely anyone who wants to experience the joy in dancing!

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Noonay B.
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Olivia gave me the best introduction to Pilates ever! Having never tried it before, I was very nervous about taking a group class so when I saw a decently priced opportunity for an individual or duet class, I decided to try it out. Olivia was fantastic. She explained thoroughly what we were doing and why. I'm the type of person who prefers to know why. And I'm really glad she took the time to speak with me. Olivia geared our lessons to focus on what each I needed and wanted from this experience. She was constantly showing me what I was doing right or wrong and explaining why it should be done a certain way. One of the main reasons I wanted private lessons and not a class was because I was afraid of hurting myself by doing things incorrectly. I've been known to jump into things before without thinking them through. It has been amazing to have someone who takes the time to make sure you are exercising correctly and taking care of your body. I'm incredibly grateful to have taken classes with Olivia. I pay attention to little details on my body that I never noticed before, and I can see a difference in the way I carry myself and in how my body feels. I highly recommend working with Olivia if you have the opportunity. Thank you, Olivia!

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We give the best dance lessons with the best dance instructors in town who are better than anywhere else in the city.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a Bay Area based dance instructor, singer, performer, model, and health nut who is hoping to give you the tools to burn up the floor with some spicy, hot moves! I grew up with the flavor of Latin music and dance surrounding me, and I want to help you find your own personal flare on the dance floor. I will help you build your strength as a dancer, showing you important body isolations and stretching techniques, while also helping you understand the fundamentals to partner-work and personal styling shines needed to social dance. More importantly, I will help you understand the rhythmic structure in Latin music, so you can feel the music as you dance. My clients range from one-on-one private lessons, partner lessons, and group lessons. I teach styles from salsa to bachata, merengue, kizomba, etc.

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I teach adult Zumba and youth hip-hop. Both classes are offered at RoCo Dance, or I can hold private dance instruction when the studio space is available.

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Learn to dance the hula for your wedding or birthday party! We can teach you and your entourage! Thank you for your interest. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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