Nikolai Tarasov
Nikolai Tarasov

Nikolai Tarasov

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Offers remote services
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$120/lesson
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Introduction: Welcome to my page! I'm Nikolai Tarasov, an independent professional ballroom and latin dance instructor based in Los Angeles! I've had 19 years of experience in competitive Ballroom dancing. I started out in Russia at 6 years old, and after winning many regional titles around Russia, I was invited to move to the USA to continue my competitive career! My partner and I are now currently 4th in the nation! We hold many more titles such as, USA 10 Dance Champion, Blackpool Dance Festival Vice Champion, Disney Cup Champion, top 48 at Blackpool and United Kingdom Championships and many more... I believe my training gives me an advantage over many other instructors in the area, being one of the few who still regularly trains with world champions and updates my knowledge constantly. I strive to give my students the best suited technical advice to make dancing smooth, easy, and enjoyable! I have a wealth of experience in choreographing showcases and performance routines having performed in events all over the world, I also pride myself in training kids at the highest level to give them the strongest start in the ballroom and latin industry! The best thing about hiring an independent dance instructor is that you are not charged the pricey overhead fees that studios and large businesses charge! As well as gaining a better relationship with your teacher, to book lessons whenever you want and negotiate package prices! I would love to hear from you and get you dancing, please don't hesitate to get in touch and ask any further questions! Please check out our website to see further evidence of our work and more info about my dance partner and I!
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Serves Pasadena, CA

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12 years in business

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Cecilia R.

Private Dance Lessons

Nikolai is amazing!! We’ve had two lessons together and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it!! He makes me feel comfortable and confident dancing. I’ve deeply enjoyed learning from him and I am eager to continue taking classes with him :) I would highly recommend taking classes with him for anyone looking to improve their dance skills!!
Apr 1, 2021
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Lucy M.

Private Dance Lessons

Great first lesson! Went out of his way to find a dance studio near our house and work with us on time. Enjoyed our first class and looking forward to learning more. Great patience for beginners!
Mar 11, 2021
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Natalie K.

Private Dance Lessons

Nikolai was quick to respond and easy to schedule with. On our first lesson I was impressed with his knowledge of both latin and standard. I am looking forward to continuing with him.
Jan 10, 2021
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Elizabeth A.

Private Dance Lessons

I took my first dance class with Mr. Tarasov who was very proffesional and patient with me. He has excellent customer service and booked my first dance class within minutes of contacting him.
Dec 16, 2020
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Robin T.

Private Dance Lessons

I Love Nikolai, He's professional, amazing teacher, and I'm learning so much from him. I recommend him for Latin Dancing. He also is also always on time. The value you will receive is way more than being at a studio with multiple instructors.
Jul 13, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have many different lesson packages available, depending on your dancing goals and budgets! The pricing range for lessons is between $90 and $120.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    There is never a typical process when teaching dancing! As every new student has different goals, and ways of learning. We first learn the basic steps and then continue on at a pace that is comfortable to you and your learning style!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been trained by world professionals since I was 6 years old. I have had teachers such as Eugene Katsevman, Bryan Watson, Klaus Kongstal, Lene James, and many many more. I've also been invited to give lectures and group classes in Stanford and UC Berkley on a ballroom and latin dancing.

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