- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For private dance lessons, I offer great discounts on multi-session package deals. Try one session and you'll probably want more! (Most students do!) For wedding dances, I have several packages that are sure to meet your unique needs. Let's have a chat and talk about what level of support is best for you!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to get to know my clients so I can determine the best fit for them, and how I can best support them in meeting their dance goals. For engaged couples, I offer a complimentary consultation call where we can discuss the vision for your wedding dance, and you can ask me any questions you may have. Then I share what is the best fit for you and how we can work together to create the dance of your dreams! (yes, even if you have "two left feet"). If you aren't getting married, but want to learn to dance, you can also book a quick call with me, or just go ahead and book your first private session and we can figure it out when we meet. I promise you, you'll have a blast, and I can help you become confident dancing no matter how you feel now!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
BIO: ERIN PARSLEY - Dance Artist, Educator and Choreographer Erin has danced professionally for ballet, modern, and jazz companies across the country, including Labayen Dance/SF, Ballet Chicago and the Chicago Ballet, and for choreographers such as Yannis Adoniou, Robert Sund and Brian Carey Chung. She trained at schools including the San Francisco and Joffrey Ballets and LINES Ballet School, and Broadway Dance Center in NYC. She is an award winning dancer receiving honors from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, who has performed at the Tanz Theater International Dance Festival in Bonn and Bielefeld, Germany. She has choreographed over 40 works in diverse styles that have been shown around the country and in Canada. Most recently, she has been seen appearing in her own work, for the FREEdom DANCEfest at the Cowell Theater, The San Francisco Movement Arts Festival at Grace Cathedral, and West Wave Dance Festival at Z Space. She has been a featured educator at various dance academies across the nation, including the ODC School, Rhythm and Motion, the Alameda Ballet Academy, and the Ruth Page Dance Center; and is an in-demand teacher at several Bay Area studios, including her current position at the Peninsula Ballet Theatre. She mentors aspiring professional dancers and her students have been accepted to schools such as Joffrey Midwest Dance, LINES Ballet School, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, The Ailey School Professional Division, InnerSpark (California State Summer School for the Arts), and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre Professional Division. She is recognized as a Top Pro on Thumbtack, receiving numerous accolades and 5-star reviews from her clients - who come to her for private dance lessons, choreography and wedding dance coaching. Erin has been a featured speaker and performer, leading flash mobs and entire rooms of people in powerful group dance experiences, in the worldwide movement "One Billion Rising”. Through her passionate, clear and empowering teaching style, she provides students with a solid foundation of excellent technique, guides them into a happy harmony with their bodies, and inspires them to awaken their mind-body connection and vibrant joy through their dancing!