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Oakland Modern Dance Instructors

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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 45 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.

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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 75 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Danika W.
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We really appreciated learning the basic dance steps.

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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ali M.
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Erin is amazing! I wanted to up my dancing game, and I searched the internet to find someone to help me do that. After reaching out to Erin through Thumbtack, she responded back very quickly and answered all of my questions well. Halfway into the first session, I knew I made an excellent choice for Erin to be my dance instructor. She’s friendly, has a great sense of humor, is articulate, is fun... and this gal seriously knows how to dance and how to teach it. I felt immmediately comfortable with Erin, which is super important when you’re learning how to do some new moves! I happily purchased a package of 6 classes with her - and now after finishing 4 of them, I’m sure I’ll continue with more lessons with her after that. Learning to dance with Erin is an excellent choice. Highly recommended!

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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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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.

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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!)

Break Right Fitness
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
David Z.
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I have taken 2 lessons from Issac and he is just amazing. Issac is not only a good dancer but also a very good teacher. He is very patient and experienced. Also he has a very good studio which provide a good place for learning.

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Sharda Dance Academy
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 20 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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DinaDance
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

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 3 reviews
  • New 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!

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Sierra Joy Varela
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
YA P.
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She has a wonderful personality that lights up the party. Everyone can teach Salsa or any dance , but this girl made our party roaringly successful. She was punctual & very responsive Too!!! All my guest love her!!

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