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San Francisco Ballroom Dance Instructors

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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeffrey H.
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Working with Dan was one of the best and most positive experiences we have ever had. My wife and I saw the music video for Ed Shereen's Thinking Out Loud and we wanted to do the dance for our wedding. We came to thumbtack to look for an instructor and luckily we came across Dan. At first I was skeptical that an instructor could choreograph a routine we would like and could perform well, so we told him we just wanted to follow the music video. However, Dan let us know we could do something much more elegant than the video and put together an even better routine for us. And it turned out amazing. Lesson by lesson he custom tailored a routine for us that was simply incredible and far exceeded our expectations. He listens to what you like and dislike and will change things around for you while also giving you his good suggestions. We both came into this with no experience in ballroom dancing, me having no dance experience at all. I was definitely extremely nervous that I could pull this wedding dance off at first as I consider myself a pretty bad dancer. But after every lesson I came out feeling more and more confident. Dan is not only a great instructor, but also has a very positive attitude that kept me motivated that I could do this. In the end, the dance turned out unbelievable. My wife and I would both highly recommend him if you are looking for an instructor for any kind of dance and level. We will definitely go back to him in the future. Thank you Dan!

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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Camila L.
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My fiance and I signed up for dance lessons with Erin and we couldn't be happier. I started out with zero background in dance and after only a couple lessons my fiance and I have our first dance choreographed. I'm actually excited to dance at my wedding which is saying a lot. Erin is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable right away. I would highly recommend her!

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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 47 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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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeanne W.
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I selected Emily for private salsa lessons (after having not ballroom danced since high school). We started with a smattering of dance styles to warm up. As part of being a great teacher, Emily was a really good listener. So together, we discovered that although I'd sought lessons thinking I wanted to learn salsa, it turns out I most enjoyed West Coast Swing. I'm going to my first West Coast Swing social event tonight. Thanks, Emily, for giving me the foundation to make this happen!

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DinaDance
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noel G.
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We've been taking weekly ballroom lessons. Dina's been very helpful and patient.

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Andy R.
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Desiree choreographed my first wedding dance. I showed up as a man without any rhythm or even the slightest interest in dancing. I thought the entire process would be one of the worst experiences of my life. Desiree not only had me enjoying dance on day 1, but I've been taking dance lessons for the last 7 months as a result of her inspiration. She managed to teach me two choreographed dances (Tango and Rhumba) in only a handful of lessons. Desiree is an excellent teacher, clearly explains and demonstrates moves, stays positive at all times, and keeps you motivated as a student. Cannot recommend her highly enough. Our guests were shocked and blown away by the choreography, and that was with someone with no prior dance experience. You will not be disappointed!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joanna A.
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Marge was very friendly and understanding making it easy for a couple of non-dancers to begin learning ballroom dancing for the first time ever. We only had 4 hours with her since we decided on choreographing a ballroom dance so late in the game, but she was able to bring us up to speed quickly and professionally. She would get sidetracked sometimes and begin telling us stories but it was charming and she didn't stay off track for too long. Her teaching style was firm but patient at the same time and the lessons were always fun. Our dance turned out fantastic, especially considering the short amount of time she had to teach it to us and the fact that we had no prior dance training at all.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Raul L.
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Super fun class,make me want to practice every day,very professional and fun to work with,can wait for next class

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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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
4.8
from 19 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.

Training with Cat
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 35 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.

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Stiehler Dance
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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I went to a solo introductory class with Tara and she was very professional and understanding of what I was looking for, she introduced me to different forms of ballroom dance and allowed me to choose those that I liked and was comfortable with. I have to admit to an amazing first experience and signed up for more classes right away.

IT'S ONLY DANCE
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Yi Qun Z.
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I have been learning dance from Sonly for more than 10 years. She is a great dancer ( simply a professional dander in my eye as I see at dance show/contests) and at a same time a great teacher. Her passion for teaching is so strong that you are inspired to learn and to improve (I was a person who was too shy to dance when I started with Sonly and become one who has good confidence of myself). What makes her exceptional is her insight of music and lead you to dance with understanding of music. I am also very impressed by her teaching ability that she sees exactly and precisely in each individual what to work on. She is also sensitive to feelings of students and coach in way you feel comfortable. I love Sonly!!! Trust me, you will lover her to be your teacher!!!

WJP DANCE
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Sharon S.
    Verified review

    Walter is an exceptional teacher who has endless patience and is able to instill a faith in his students abilities to reach their goals. I have been a student of his for a little over 2 years and am always treated with respect and each lesson is productive because he has a plan for my dance journey. He wants me to be the best dancer that I can possibly be. He always arrives on time, neatly groomed and ready to work, yet each lesson is fun, too. I have seen he and his partner dance and know that I am being trained by a real professional. I am getting true value for the time and money spent. I highly recommend Walter as a ballroom dance instructor, and on top of that, he is a fine person and has become a friend. Sharon

    Skimelis Dance academy
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 1 year in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Myda B.
    Verified review

    Professional and great dance instructors. They provide excellent dance lessons and easy to learn.

    Nikolai Tarasov
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Liz L.
    Verified review

    If one is interested in learning ballroom dancing, it is very important to seek a knowledgeable teacher who possesses great integrity and who will not exploit students for financial gain (by pushing competitions or by selling a large number of lessons.) Nik is such a teacher. He is not only an expert in both Latin and Ballroom dancing, but also he is very patient, kind and encouraging. I recommend Nik highly and without reservation.

    Ballroom Dance SF
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Kate C.
    Verified review

    I loved Sarah, she is an amazing teacher for my 10 year old daughter. Her energy is infectious, she's so good with kids. Really she's just such a people person. I really like that she is still competing and continuing to get lessons with international coaches. My daughter is getting international ballroom and latin training without having to travel overseas. Love her!

    Timba Heat Dance Company
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Marisa S.
    Verified review

    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.

    Sam Weber - Tap Dance
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Michelle D.
    Verified review

    Sam is a great teacher and a master of tap dance. You could probably find teachers for swing dance, Sasa or Samba easily, but not with Tap Dance. Sam is the one. My husband and I decided to do some tap dance for our wedding banquet but we had no experience with tap dancing. We came up with this idea less than a month before the wedding so we weren't really sure whether we would be able to make it. It all changed with Sam's help and instructions. Sam did a great job teaching us from the basics and quickly come up with a choreography that works with the song we'd like to dance to. After 2-3 lessons, we were able to manage the dance - all thanks to Sam's great mastery of tap dancing, careful instructions and patience. Thanks so much Sam - for the patience and wonderful teaching!

    Flying Dimes Dance Co.
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 8 years in business
    Angelica E.
    Verified review

    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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      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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      Need Tango Dance Lessons

      Lafayette, CA

      • Tango style
        American
      • Lesson type
        Small group
      • Skill level
        Beginning
      • Details
        We know some basic steps
      • $80
        Average price

      Need Tap Dance Lessons for a 2-Year-Old Girl

      Carmichael, CA

      • Dance style
        Tap
      • Lesson type
        Private/Couple
      • Skill level
        Beginning
      • Details
        Abigail almost 2 and a half years old, is a natural tap dancer. We need to develop and encourage that, minus the ballet and all that Pointe stuff...
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