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Erin Parsley Dance
Erin Parsley Dance

Erin Parsley Dance

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Introduction: I am a Top Thumbtack Pro, and I received the award for Best of Thumbtack in 2015 & 2016! Please read my many 5-star reviews to hear from my satisfied clients. I am a dance artist, choreographer, performer, dance educator and dance fitness professional. I have an extensive professional background in many forms of dance, movement and fitness (ballet, modern and contemporary dance,hip hop, jazz dance, ballroom, swing dance, social partner dance, dance fitness, Zumba, yoga, pilates, children and senior dance, flash mobs and choreography). I have been teaching dance and fitness for 2 decades. I have trained at top level schools, as well as performed professionally as a dancer for 3 decades. I have been choreographing for groups, solos and duets for 2 decades. I have a huge passion and enthusiasm for dance, and I love sharing it with my students. I am available for private and group instruction for children, adults and seniors in dance styles including swing dance, ballroom dance, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, jazz, dance fitness and line dancing. I can create exciting choreography tailored to your level (beginners through advanced) for individuals or groups. I have created dances for weddings (both for the bride and groom, father/daughter, mother/son and for the wedding party), surprise dance flash mobs for various events, and over 40 works for professional dance companies, festivals and performance venues as well as training programs. I also provide professional dance entertainment tailored to your specific event, whether you need flappers performing a Charleston dance for your 1920's theme party, country western dancers doing the 2-step along with line dancing instruction for your barn dance, or 1940's style swing dancers doing the lindy-hop and jitterbug. Adding this kind of live entertainment to your event will make it exciting, engaging for guests and unforgettable!! I love to dance and to inspire the inner dancer that lives in every person. I am totally joyful when dancing, and it is my greatest pleasure to spark that joy in others. I also love seeing the positive transformation that occurs in my clients by working with me. Their confidence, energy and happiness soars. And couples find that their ability to connect and create intimacy and romance blossom by dancing together. It's AWESOME! I am passionate about sharing the gift of movement through my upbeat, encouraging and fun teaching style. I want you to have a total blast while learning to dance. YES, YOU CAN DANCE!!

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  • Dance Entertainment - San Francisco 2019

    Wedding Dance Lessons


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

64 reviews


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Michelle H.

Wedding Dance Lessons

My fiancé and I have been working with Erin on our first dance for our upcoming wedding for the past month. From the first lesson and beyond she was professional, encouraging, and extremely intuitive! We are by no means professional dancers, but after just our first lesson with Erin, we felt the confidence to do a choreographed dance that fit out style and personality. She took our wedding song and created a unique, one of a kind dance that felt so special being our own. With video recordings of our session we were able to practice on the days between our lessons and have enjoyed every minute of it! During the process of planning a wedding, there comes some stress. Our dance lessons with Erin have been one of the most unforgettable experiences during our planning process with being able to laugh, try something new, and enjoy each other’s company while being in the hands of a compassionate and knowledgeable dance instructor. We are so grateful for what we’ve learned and are thrilled to be able to take our beautiful dance to our guests at our wedding and beyond for years to come. I whole heartedly recommend any couple who is looking for guidance on their first dance to work with Erin!
Jun 12, 2021
Julia C.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Erin was phenomenal! We had 2 sessions with her to help prepare for the first dance for our wedding. She's a great teacher and we hope to return for more lessons in the future.
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
Julia, I am so glad I could help you and Mike feel prepared for your big day and moment on the dance floor together! I would LOVE to work with you both again! Congratulations, Erin
Sep 25, 2019
Anna F.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Erin choreographed an easy and beautiful dance for my fiancé and I for our wedding. She worked with us to make sure we felt comfortable with it and tweaked it according to our preferences. She listened carefully when we told her what we wanted and needed and made extremely helpful suggestions along the way to help us acheieve our goal. I am very happy with her work and am grateful for the gifts she has given me and my partner. We will use the lessons she gave us for the rest of our lives!
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
Anna, I loved working with you and Will, and I am so happy you love your dance so much. And to hear you will benefit indefinitely from our time together, makes my heart swell with happiness! Big hug, Erin
Jun 21, 2019
Amy K.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Erin is an incredible dance teacher. She was very warm and patient with me and my fiancé, especially considering we were both very new to dance. She choreographed a dance for us which was the perfect balance between “easy to learn” and “exciting to watch”. And she made the whole process very fun for us! I highly recommend Erin to any couple looking for wedding dance lessons!
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
I loved working with you and Dave! Your energy together is just the best, so sweet!
Oct 11, 2018
Matthew I.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Erin way exceeded our expectations for a Wedding Dance instructor. Scheduling was easy, the lessons were relaxed but focused, and she tailored our dance instruction and routine to our novice skill level. I would unconditionally recommend Erin if you're looking for a wedding dance instructor!
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
Thank you so much for your glowing recommendation Matt! It is a pleasure working with you and Yang! Cheers, Erin
Oct 8, 2018
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Erin Parsley


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer great discounts on multi-session package deals. Try one session and you'll probably want more! (Most students do!)

  • 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!

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have literally been dancing all of my life: since I was 3 years old!! I have totally devoted my life to dance. It is my passion!!! I love sharing my expertise with my students and sparking that joy and passion in them!

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