Tais Zhukova
Tais Zhukova

Tais Zhukova

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Introduction: Hi! I am a ballroom dance instructor who specializes in wedding dance, private event performances, and dance instruction for students interested in learning social and competitive partnered dance. I started dancing in Ukraine at the age of 5. Upon moving to the United states in 2014, I been working in the Bay Area. I have over 10 years of teaching and training experience, so I am a highly qualified instructor in my field. Although I am a strictly ballroom and latin dance instructor, many other forms of dance interest me. In my teaching, I strive to educate my students on proper body mechanics and safe dance techniques. In my lessons, I establish a timeline with my students to help them achieve their goal in the agreed time. Together, we will focus on meeting your goals with consideration for your physical abilities, experience, and time available. My dance partner and I are also available for show performances, and corporate or private group workshops. I look forward to working with you soon!

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Serves San Mateo, CA

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7 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and punctuality.


4 reviews


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Gulmohar C.
4 weeks ago

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Hired on Thumbtack

We worked with Tais for our wedding first dance, father-daughter dance, and mother-son dance. She is so professional, punctual, responsive, and a good listener as we were first-time dancers. She taught us all good moves and made us comfortable with all dances. We did well on our wedding day, and all credits go to Tais for her attention on the small stuff and working on our moves. Thank you to her, and I would suggest if someone wants to hire her or work with her for a dance lesson. I would say it is worth it.

Details: Two (ex. me and my partner) • First dance • Parent dance (i.e., father/daughter) • What my teacher recommends • No, I do not have choreography in mind • No song preference • No experience • At the pro’s location

Wedding Dance Lessons
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Valeriia K.
Oct 12, 2021
I am a longtime student of Tais', and I look forward to our sessions every week! I came in not knowing anything about ballroom and now I am able to go to social dances and salsa nights. I even managed to teach a few things to my husband and now we take some classes together. Long story short - don't hesitate to book her ;).
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Michael B.
Dec 11, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

Great response, but, ... too far. Unfortunately, we must travel from here to Stanford occasionally, so we are familiar with the traffic, time, and distance. Is there anyone you could refer us to, on this side of the Bay? Thank you very much for prompt and courteous reply. Regards, Mike and Lori Bennardo

Details: 46-65 • Two people • Bachata • Beginner • Preparing for an event / performance • 45 minutes • As recommended by professional • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Private Dance Lessons
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Jimsson L.
Dec 7, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

She is passionate with her craft. I enjoyed learning from her.

Details: 26-35 • One person (one-on-one with instructor) • Swing • Beginner • Preparing for a wedding • 45 minutes • More than once a week • At the pro’s location

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

    I offer a flat rate of $85/45min lesson. I also offer a music editing service that might come in handy if you are working on a routine (such as a wedding dance), and need the music to be edited or shortened. I charge $50 for music editing.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I first establish what the goals are for my new customer. and then if there is a particular deadline or budget set. We then create a schedule that can be comfortably maintained for the duration of the whole project. Then there is the choreography and the song, if applicable, and see if any editing needs to be done (I provide a music editing service).

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I work with a wide variety of people in my profession. I have worked with young kids, as well as elderly before, I have also worked with people over zoom internationaly, as well as customers with unique needs. I have experience working with children with learning difficulties, such as ADHD, ADD, and others.

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