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Palo Alto Dance Instructors

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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 82 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 146 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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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon B.
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Erin helped teach my husband and myself an amazing dance for our 'First Dance.' The whole experience was perfect, and I loved what she put together for us. My husband and I both want to continue to see Erin for more dance lessons. She's the best and I highly recommend.

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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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If you're looking for Latin or Ballroom dance instruction I highly recommend Jeremy and Carolyn. I've been training with them for 2 years and have only great things to say. They bring amazing technical knowledge and expertise, and wonderful performance skills. They are also personable and fun! And as a successful, professional competitive couple they offer experience you won't find every day. Do it! :-)

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  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Andrew V.
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Our session with Jessica was fantastic. We only had time for 1 lesson before our big day and she was able to help us learn a few new moves to add comfort level on our first dance. She’s very knowledgeable and seems to be able to teach dance at all different levels and styles. She also made us very comfortable and that was important so we didn’t have to hold back on the new moves

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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura B.
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Emily Coles is an encouraging, compassionate, patient teacher! I've taken Latin ballroom and social dance lessons with her, and she has been amazing every step of the way. She adjusts to levels of dance experience and learning styles as needed. Whether you are a dance novice or veteran, working with her on steps, technique, or choreography is efficient and also super fun.

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DinaDance
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Monika C.
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Dina was a great dance instructor and very friendly. My fiancé and I took private dance lessons for our first dance. My fiancé had very little dance practice but she helped both of us perfect our skills for our big day. We didn’t feel pressured nor judged of our skills. Highly recommend any couples seeking lessons. We looked forward to our weekend lessons. Thanks!!

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 25 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)

  • 41 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Asil N.
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Marge is amazing! She knows what she's doing and what you need to focus on once she sees you dancing. She has lots of experience under her belt. She knows more than 15 different dances and loves to dance and have a great time. From just 2 salsa lessons I'm loving it!

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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 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.

Training with Cat
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 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.

Break Right Fitness
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
JD M.
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I had so much fun working with Isaac on my first lesson! The vibe was super friendly and we went over a half-dozen basic steps, giving me plenty of material to practice on. This is exactly what I was seeking from private hip-hop dance lessons.

  • 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.

IT'S ONLY DANCE
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen M.
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I have been taking lessons for about 10 years from Sonly. She is absolutely the best. Not only is she patient, knowledgeable, skilled at teaching, and fun, she’s also so encouraging and positively supportive. I love her class. She has taught me so much , like using my core, etc.

Timba Heat Dance Company
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Marisa S.
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I love Hebert's passion, instinct ability, and charm- a great combination for a positive dance lesson experience. Both my husband and I enjoyed our interaction with Hebert.

Nikolai Tarasov
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ruth M.
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Nikolai is my Latin dance teacher and I have been dancing with him since January 2018. In a short amount of time, I have improved my dancing so much that we competed at the San Francisco Open in April 2018 on the Open Silver category earning 1st places in all single dances (chacha, samba, rumba, pasodoble and jive). Nik is an expert dance teacher who has great knowledge and enthusiasm. He is patient and gives just the right level of instruction and correction. I enjoyed every dance lesson with Nik and I highly recommend him.

Skimelis Dance academy
4.7
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Myda B.
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Professional and great dance instructors. They provide excellent dance lessons and easy to learn.

Ballroom Dance SF
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie M.
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Outstanding dance experience. Sarah and Nikolai helped both our girls improve technique and performance. We recommend them highly.

Santana’s Dance Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Steven B.
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Monica Santana was fantastic. We requested a lesson for our wedding dance and she promptly followed up, had listened to our wedding song before, and gave us a great lesson. She also followed up with written instructions that helped us a ton. I would recommend her to anyone looking for dance lessons. Such a great teacher.

  • 6 years in business
Christiane R.
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What can I say besides she is the VERY BEST! I have been practicing with MaryAnn for 4 years both in classes full of students and in one on one private sessions. She has helped me gain confidence in myself as a yogi and as an individual. She pushes me to push myself but also knows when I need to slow it down and listen to my body (especially during pregnancy). MaryAnn’s love for movement is everpresent in the way she flows and transitions through both her yoga and dance practice. The way she sequences yoga flows on demand is so creative. She helps people explore and play with movement, moving them beyond their comfort zone. I have had many “ah ha!” moments with MaryAnn all because of her “Just try it!” perspective.

  • 12 years in business
Luba P.
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I started with no dancing experience at all. I’ve been taking dance lessons from Ashley Campos for 4 years now. She is a very professional dance teacher. She teaches all ages, men and women. She provides highly qualified personalized instruction, and inspires individual artistic confidence. She personalizes each dance lesson based on your individual needs, desires, and goals. She'll adopt to your pace and take you from where you are, whether you’re experienced dancer or beginner.

Movement Medicine
5.0
from 1 review
    Daniel L.
    Verified review

    My partner and I took dance lessons from Justin for about a year and a half. In the course of 20+ lessons, he took our rudimentary understanding of dance to a competitive level. I always felt like he was sensitive to our comfort level and made very complex styles and moves accessible to us. Few teachers have an understanding of club, international and competitive dance styles in the way that Justin does. He is a gifted, patient and extremely fun teacher.

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    Adults who want to learn to dance, whether to prepare for a wedding or to meet new people, often enjoy taking dance lessons from an experienced dance instructor. Instructors may offer classes one-on-one to individual students or couples, or to small groups. The national average cost for a dance instructor ranges from $30 to $50. Some studios offer a discounted introductory lessons or group lessons, as well as package deals that are more affordable than paying for individual lessons. Some dance instructors will travel to the student’s home, which usually costs more, while others hold small-group sessions in their studios. If you choose a small-group class, expect to pay less than for individual dance lessons.

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