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Amazing to work with, we have been taking our wedding dance lessons with Dan and he is very knowledgeable and experienced. Very creative with his choreography and shoots for perfection in his work.
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!
I had 4 Salsa lessons with Marge so far. This is not my first time dancing Salsa, which makes things progress quickly. She has a great way of explaining steps and rhythm, so that it is easy for me to follow and remember. Also, she is very friendly and goes the extra mile to help and advise me. I look forward to more lessons with her!
We've been taking weekly ballroom lessons. Dina's been very helpful and patient.
Ruth was very helpful and professional. I would recommend her if you wish to take salsa lessons.
She's an experienced teacher--warm, friendly and unintimidating. (Did I mention that she cracks jokes? It takes the edge off, which is a godsend for a nervous beginner like me.) She helped me work out dance moves for my wedding. Now I'm taking personal rumba lessons. I also enjoy Metronome, the dance studio where she teaches, which is in an old, Italian social club in Potrero. I recommend Emily for anyone who wants to take dance lessons, from salsa to ballroom.
My [then] fiancée and I took lessons from Eliott for our first dance. Eliott was patient, fun, and an excellent teacher. We recommended him to our friends who also took lessons for their first dance!
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.
I was nervous about beginning dance lessons, but after a few lessons with Desiree I feel comfortable and confident dancing with anyone. Desiree is professional and very enthusiastic, and she made our lessons really fun! I had a great experience with her and recommend it to everyone!
Daniel is so great. We took beginner's salsa lessons. Daniel is a consummate professional - reliable, communicative, knowledgeable, patient, good-natured, flexible, funny, and versatile. He was equally good at explaining things to me in dance terms and to my (beginner) boyfriend using analogies that felt more accessible to him. We made a surprising amount of progress in a short time, and Daniel was super understanding when we barely practiced between lessons, helping us catch back up and still make progress every lesson. Daniel is also just a really chivalrous person and really brings the politesse of being a good dance partner into the lesson. Highly recommend getting a package of lessons with Daniel. It's a good value and those extra few lessons can take you from just-the-basics to having a reasonable set of moves that you can build on and improvise from.
Joseph taught me and my fiancee to dance salsa. In six lessons I went from a beginner who doesn't know a single to turn, to being able to dance a whole song chaining a series of moves. He was providing very actionable and specific feedback which helped me improve my technique and timing. I'd be happy to work again with him in the future. Thanks!
Jessica was skilled and lively, and was able to help me get my body moving! As someone who's always been shy when it comes to partner dance, I felt at ease with Jessica as she taught me the techniques to lead in salsa. I already feel like a much better, more confident dancer after just one lesson! 🙌
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.
Shortly after I started dancing I met Jeremy who introduced me to competitive dance and I really got the bug. Jeremy makes training fun! His skill with story-telling through dance, character interpretation, and emotional expressiveness are his special gifts. It's been a fantastic experience to go from knowing almost nothing about ballroom dance to having a fun and challenging practice, quite a few competitions and even a world-title under my belt. All thanks to the commitment and skill Jeremy brings to his teaching! I have seen Jeremy work with beginners, wedding couples and a variety of levels of competitive dancer...he puts everyone at ease with his good-natured personality and is wonderful at helping dancers of any skill level improve and have fun in the process. As a high-level competitive professional dancer himself he has a wealth of experience and a great ability to inspire with his grace, strength and expressiveness.
Ava is a great dance teacher! I have been taking both group and private salsa classes with her in mission. She is very clear and good at paying invidious attention to everyone and calling out exactly what you need. Thank you Ava for the awesome few months, and thank you thumbtack for such great teacher!!
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. 💃
I go there Friday nights for salsa lessons/dancing. I like the atmosphere: a small studio with a good mix of regulars and newbies. After the lesson, the lights go off and the floor opens for dancing. There's a small schmoozing area with snacks and wine, where (some of us) slackers can get a breather and catch up on the latest gossip. A warm friendly place to spend a Friday eve.
Teresa is an amazing dancer and a wonderful instructor. I took salsa and swing lessons from her. She is patient. If I was unsure about a dance move she would review it with me until I got it. Her hourly rates are so much cheaper than other instructors and dance studios. Her lessons are one hour long. I look forward to my lessons.
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I teach salsa lessons starting with fundamentals of salsa. I focus on partner work, foot work, and ladies' styling. I believe everyone has a different way of learning and I adapt to your pace. I will answer any and all questions and I believe that patience and encouragement are the most important traits for any kind of teacher/instructor. I have taught salsa for over 5 years. My dance background consists of jazz, Mexican folk dance, belly dance, lyrical, and some ballet.
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I have been dancing salsa on1 and on2 for over 10 years with award-winning dance companies in the Bay Area.
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Clear and fun Salsa instruction!