Erin Parsley Dance
Erin Parsley Dance

Erin Parsley Dance

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Introduction: I have ranked as a Top Thumbtack Pro for the past 5 years, 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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    Private Dance Lessons

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

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Olivia S.

Wedding Dance Lessons

My fiancé and I booked Erin for our first dance for our wedding, and honestly did not have high expectations since we both had ZERO experience with any kind of dancing. Erin made it so much fun and comfortable for us, and through the 6 classes we had with her was able to create something completely unique for us which reflected both of our individual personalities! It truly is amazing at how talented she is and I would recommend ANYONE who is wanting to do dance lessons should book with Erin! She is patient and listens to what you want and truly makes it something special for you! It was one of the most amazing experiences ever, and made wedding planning fun!
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
Olivia, it was just so incredibly special to work with you and James and to create your beautiful dance. Remember how it actually brought tears to my eyes when I saw your dance it together? And that was just in rehearsal. I can only imagine how amazing it will be when you dance it together on your wedding day! ~ hugs, Erin
Jun 26, 2021
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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!
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
Dear Michelle and John, it was such a wonderful experience and total pleasure to create your first dance together!! I was so excited that you decided to hire me, because from the moment we had our consultation call, I knew it would be a joy to work with you both! I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed working with me, and how much your loved your dance. That makes my heart sing! Best of luck in all your new endeavors in your new job and home! ~xo, Erin
Jun 12, 2021
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Eleanor H.

Private Dance Lessons

Erin is the dance teacher I was waiting for. She provides a comforting yet challenging environment to learn dance in and has transformed not only my dance technique but also how I use my body mindfully to eliminate performance anxiety and own the stage. She is amazing for any styles of dance and is attentive, charismatic, extremely qualified, and has even become a huge role model for me. I came to her with a lot of past insecurities and trauma around not feeling like I was able to dance, and Erin has begun to transform who I thought I was into a confident and skilled dancer and woman. When teaching a movement, she goes in depth into what muscles to engage and what parts to relax as well as how your body should position and support itself so you can dance your best! She also tunes to your needs and wants throughout the lesson and is eager to answer any questions or take time to explain a movement or combination thoroughly. I cannot recommend her more. If you’ve been aching to find a private dance teacher who will bring you a movement revolution, here she is!
Dec 27, 2018
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Hannah R.

Private Dance Lessons

I just started taking private swing dance lessons with Erin and she is wonderful to work with. She has a great practice space near Forest Hill station, that has a large parking lot as well. I am by no means a naturally gifted dancer, but she is patient and very good at breaking down the steps and explaining them in ways that I can understand. I am so excited to continue working with here!
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
Hannah, it’s been such a pleasure being a part of your surprise lessons for Jared, and now getting to work with both of you! Lucky me. :) Erin
Nov 15, 2017
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Swathi S.

Private Dance Lessons

I have had two classes with Erin so far. It's been an absolute delight to work with her! She is super friendly , puts in a lot of effort to understand the needs of her student and work with them based on what they are looking from her class! I wanted to take some private lessons as I am very conscious about dancing in public and being an adult makes it all the more difficult to shed these inhibitions. I learn hip hop currently from her. She has been very encouraging, fun to be around which is helping me build my confidence! She knows a wide range of dance forms and can teach you a mix of them if that's what you are looking for. Totally worth taking lessons from her! Has been a wonderful experience so far :)
Erin Parsley Dance's reply
Swathi, working with you is a total blast! I love the music you chose, and it's so fun to dance with you while getting you coordinated, out of your head and happily into your body. Yes, you can groove lady!
Apr 24, 2017
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  • 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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