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San Rafael Salsa Dance Instructors

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Erin Parsley
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Shannon B.
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Erin helped teach my husband and myself an amazing dance for our 'First Dance.' The whole experience was perfect, and I loved what she put together for us. My husband and I both want to continue to see Erin for more dance lessons. She's the best and I highly recommend.

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Dance With Carolyn
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
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Christopher B.
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In short, Caroline is a fantastic teacher and you should absolutely take lessons from her if you're interested in learning Salsa. Caroline is warm, kind, patient, and understanding. I confessed immediately to her that I had "two left feet" and no prior dance experience. This was no obstacle to her. Our lesson included a lot of rhythm work. Though it was my first lesson, I'm already feeling more confident. To top things off, she gave me "homework" to ensure I could continue teaching myself some muscle memory. It is very clear she is very gifted as both a dancer and a teacher!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
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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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Latin Connection Dance
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
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Eric D.
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Ruth was very helpful and professional. I would recommend her if you wish to take salsa lessons.

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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeanne W.
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I selected Emily for private salsa lessons (after having not ballroom danced since high school). We started with a smattering of dance styles to warm up. As part of being a great teacher, Emily was a really good listener. So together, we discovered that although I'd sought lessons thinking I wanted to learn salsa, it turns out I most enjoyed West Coast Swing. I'm going to my first West Coast Swing social event tonight. Thanks, Emily, for giving me the foundation to make this happen!

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Sharda Dance Academy
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

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Stiehler Dance
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ryann B.
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Bertus was very quick to reply to our inquiry about dance lessons. We've only met once so far but I was very happy with our first session! He was very down to earth and really listened to the ideas we had for our wedding dance. I felt very comfortable with him right from the start! Highly recommend.

Desiree May Productions
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Andy R.
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Desiree choreographed my first wedding dance. I showed up as a man without any rhythm or even the slightest interest in dancing. I thought the entire process would be one of the worst experiences of my life. Desiree not only had me enjoying dance on day 1, but I've been taking dance lessons for the last 7 months as a result of her inspiration. She managed to teach me two choreographed dances (Tango and Rhumba) in only a handful of lessons. Desiree is an excellent teacher, clearly explains and demonstrates moves, stays positive at all times, and keeps you motivated as a student. Cannot recommend her highly enough. Our guests were shocked and blown away by the choreography, and that was with someone with no prior dance experience. You will not be disappointed!

  • 8 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Matt T.
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"First Dance" lessons with choreography assistance less than 2 weeks out from our wedding. We started out with 2 and extended it to 3 lessons. Joseph was really helpful instructing the two of us that have no background in dancing. In 1 hour we had the basis for a first dance at our wedding. In 2 hours he got us better at that and added flourishes. In 3 hours he worked on the entire production. He knows what he's doing and has fun doing it.

Caminos Flamencos
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ilan C.
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I have nothing but positive things to say about both Yaelisa and Jason and my experience with Caminos Flamencos. I have been taking flamenco guitar lessons with Jason for a bit over a year now. He is a master musician and his command of rhythm, technique, theory and harmony are second to none. Seriously, YouTube him and see for yourself! And just as important, he is a fantastic teacher. He really knows how to help you grow as a musician and reach your potential, and he cares about his students, so he's actually pushing you for your own good. Every session is a blast, always inspiring and I always come back improved from last time. I have also been accompanying some of Yaelisa's beginner / intermediate classes as a guitarist. The same values mentioned above for Jason apply to her as well (birds of a feather flock together!). She has amazing compás, and provides an incredibly solid foundation for her students, and for me, as a guitarist. She really cares about her students and it's been great to see students progress each week. I know my rhythm and ability to accompany has improved leaps and bounds thanks to her. I am getting an incredible foundation. Whether you're looking to begin your flamenco journey or take it to the next level, Yaelisa and Jason are your ticket!

  • 16 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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These were my first voice lessons ever. Lessons are fun. Deborah has lots of helpful advice and encouragement.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce S.
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Jessica is super encouraging, understanding, and enthusiastic about what she does. I have always wanted to learn how to dance; however, my biggest barrier is my fear to just let loose. Jessica is super patient with me. She teaches me new moves and provides the space to try them out. I'm still in the process of getting over my fear but with each lesson, I feel myself feeling a little more confident than the lesson before. Jessica definitely does a good job of pushing me to get better without making me feel uncomfortable.

Piano and Voice Lessons
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gina R.
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I took voice and piano lessons with Joann. She was very encouraging. She believed in me and pushed me just enough to achieve my goals. Super thankful I got to work with her.

Skimelis Dance academy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Myda B.
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Professional and great dance instructors. They provide excellent dance lessons and easy to learn.

Sierra Joy Varela
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
YA P.
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She has a wonderful personality that lights up the party. Everyone can teach Salsa or any dance , but this girl made our party roaringly successful. She was punctual & very responsive Too!!! All my guest love her!!

Taylor's Dance Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Samantha T.
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Taylor was an AMAZING dance instructor! We used her for our 1st dance for our wedding and could not have had a better experience. Taylor is an unbelievably skilled and patient instructor. We were complete beginners, yet with Taylor's expertise, ended up with a fantastic dance routine. Taylor's vision is fresh, fun, and unique and you will be left with anything but a typical wedding dance routine. We cannot recommend her enough!

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I do dance lessons for all ages. I teach men, women and children in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hula Tahitian contemporary, hip-hop, modern and lyrical. Learn the fundamentals and terminology all by gaining excellent technique and flexibility.

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Dancing is a passion of mine. I do hip hop dancing and i choreograph my own pieces. I would love to be your teacher and after first class if you dont like what i do you are guaranteed that that specific class will be free. We would be working on different aspects of hip hop and learning some of my choreography and doing freestyle to boost up your confidence in doing your own thing. This experience would be a learning process for me as much as it would be for you.

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I teach children and adults piano and guitar lessons. I have 3 years of experience teaching and studying music in college.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We offer Argentine tango classes, private lessons, and performances. Gustavo and Jesica Hornos are 2011 USA tango stage champions.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We hold salsa dance lessons for all levels and dance party events at various venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area!

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