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San Jose Couples Salsa Instructors

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Daniel Lee Tran Dancesport
5.0
from 79 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nkmnm M.
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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 42 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 42 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
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yan B.
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I took mostly Carolyn's salsa and ballroom lessons. They are just great. The way how Carolyn explains a structure of a dance is highly analytical and she always goes into fundamentals if you are willing to follow her. She always encourage you to improve a foundation you have, connection you establish with a partner and other principle things rather than to learn and forget in a week some fancy pattern. That doesn't mean, that you don't find fancy patterns at her lessons though, you do. But she is a true teacher and know where is a right emphasis should be. She answers a question behind a question, always generously gives you more than you asked and brings the best from her experience to you. Carolyn is highly oriented towards your personal abilities and current progress and stays with you at your personal level patiently building a foundation for you to step forward. And it's never boring! She shares a lot of her natural fun and charm with students and cares about an individual of any level in a group.

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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie B.
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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.

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DinaDance
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Noel G.
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We've been taking weekly ballroom lessons. Dina's been very helpful and patient.

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer S.
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I don't recall now how I found Desiree but I'm so glad I did! My fiancee did NOT want to do a choreographed wedding dance, but I wanted to have at least part of the dance memorized so we knew when the transitions and dips were. We had a few lessons with Desiree, perhaps at least 5, and Desiree was super welcoming, friendly, and easy to work with. We easily got along with her, which made being her students that much easier. We had a say into how the dance would look like and she styled it with an expert's eye. My fiancee and I had taken salsa classes at CCSF so we were a little bit better than beginners. She took what the moves that he knew and worked with it. We had picked a song we both liked but it had faster beginning so she taught us Bachata and transitioned into Salsa. She also edited the song for us so that the DJ could pay the clip at the wedding. During our class, she took videos with us so that we could watch it later and see how we could improve. She also helped us with the entrance into the room and the ending. I would definitely recommend her!

  • 41 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Nina G.
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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!

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  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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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 21 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric D.
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Ruth was very helpful and professional. I would recommend her if you wish to take salsa lessons.

Sharda Dance Academy
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires 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 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 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.

Dance With Daniel
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel D.
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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.

Fredrika "Freddy" Keefer
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Randi K.
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Freddy is fabulous! We hired her for a mom / son dance for his bar mitzvah. This was not a typical slow dance. We asked her to copy the choreography from our favorite video. She showed up at the studio having already broken down the choreography for us. Then she had us go through some warmup dancing and started the choreography. She was incredibly responsive to our needs. I wanted the dance broken down for me a certain way so I could nail the steps. She was supportive of my son, who had never taken a dance lesson. Within the time we booked, we nailed the dance and video'd the choreography. Cannot say enough good things about Freddy. She's upbeat, friendly and makes you feel welcome in a dance studio.

Ro B.
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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!

WJP DANCE
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cynthia G.
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Walter is a wonderful dance instructor. When I started learning dance, I was a complete novice. Walter structured my lessons in a sequential fashion that gradually built my skills to what some label "silver" level enjoyment. I especially like the way Walter took MY goals into consideration. I did not wish to compete, but to become a better than average dancer, focused mostly on smooth dance and some light rhythm, so that I might enjoy social dance opportunities. My weekly dance lessons have become the highlight of my week! 💃

Ballroom Ninja
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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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.

Dance with Diana
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire 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!

Ava Apple
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
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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!!

  • 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. 💃

Teresa Laverde
5.0
from 1 review
    Techy A.
    Verified review

    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.

    Esme's Salsa Lessons

    New To Thumbtack

    • 7 years in business
    About

    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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