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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
Ashante H.
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We hired Daniel for 6 wedding dance lessons. He helped us choose a song and prepare a dance. He was always on time to the studio and professional. He makes sure to record the progress at the end of each lesson which is so helpful when you forget your moves! Very creative, and I would definitely recommend.

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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 36 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
  • 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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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!)

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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!

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 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 :)

  • 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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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 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
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 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 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 33 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
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.

  • 8 years in business
  • 22 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.

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Blake R.
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Andreina was great! As someone who has never taken a private dance lesson and has always been a bit shy when it comes to partner dance, I quickly overcame that with Andreina. She is patient and skilled, and constantly wearing a radiant smile on her face. I learned the history of Salsa and its cultural importance along side the basic steps and movements. I will definitely be returning for more lessons. 💃

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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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Are you looking to improve your dance technique, or do you want to acquire one? You have come to the right spot! Sign up with me for a dance jam of your choice. Brandi's Dance Jam is a one-on-one dance lesson via Internet or on-site location of your choice. Choose styles from hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet, and stretching. Receive 10% off your first dance jam. Ask rates to choreograph dances.

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We offer pole dance instruction, from sexy, sensual pole lessons to hardcore pole fitness. Spin Sity caters to each student's needs. Morning and afternoon classes are offered. What's your hidden talent?

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Hi! I can teach guitar, drums, breakdancing, ballroom dancing, etc. I am versatile and have studied music and dancing for 10 years. The first lesson is free!

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Dancing is a passion of mine. I do hip hop dancing and i choreograph my own pieces. I would love to be your teacher and after first class if you dont like what i do you are guaranteed that that specific class will be free. We would be working on different aspects of hip hop and learning some of my choreography and doing freestyle to boost up your confidence in doing your own thing. This experience would be a learning process for me as much as it would be for you.

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