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San Rafael Salsa Dance Instructors

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Erin Parsley Dance
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 39 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
  • 47 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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Emily Coles Dance SF
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 30 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!

Desiree May Productions
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 29 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!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
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Asil N.
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Marge is amazing! She knows what she's doing and what you need to focus on once she sees you dancing. She has lots of experience under her belt. She knows more than 15 different dances and loves to dance and have a great time. From just 2 salsa lessons I'm loving it!

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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 19 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 39 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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Sharda Dance Academy
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 18 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.

  • 16 years in business
  • 41 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.

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Stiehler Dance
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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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.

IT'S ONLY DANCE
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy M.
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I have been taking lessons from Sonly for two years. Her knowledge, skill, professionalism and enthusiasm make going to her classes a true joy!

WJP DANCE
5.0
from 7 reviews
    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! 💃

    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.

    Nikolai Tarasov
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Ruth M.
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    Nikolai is my Latin dance teacher and I have been dancing with him since January 2018. In a short amount of time, I have improved my dancing so much that we competed at the San Francisco Open in April 2018 on the Open Silver category earning 1st places in all single dances (chacha, samba, rumba, pasodoble and jive). Nik is an expert dance teacher who has great knowledge and enthusiasm. He is patient and gives just the right level of instruction and correction. I enjoyed every dance lesson with Nik and I highly recommend him.

    Ballroom Dance SF
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    Yupei M.
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    I love having lessons with Sarah. She really explains things so clearly so I can understand. I’m a competitive dancer, and she’s helped me with posture and styling and many other things needed to perform. I was able to get much more info out of her than I would having a male on my subjects. She’s passionate and patient! I highly recommend her!

    Timba Heat Dance Company
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Vinamrata S.
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    Hebert is amazing to work with! I really enjoyed my private lesson with him. He's really good at breaking things down, explaining things, pointing out mistakes and gently correcting them, and practicing practicing practicing. His personality is also really great, and I'm looking forward to continue to work with him!

    Sam Weber - Tap Dance
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Michelle D.
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    Sam is a great teacher and a master of tap dance. You could probably find teachers for swing dance, Sasa or Samba easily, but not with Tap Dance. Sam is the one. My husband and I decided to do some tap dance for our wedding banquet but we had no experience with tap dancing. We came up with this idea less than a month before the wedding so we weren't really sure whether we would be able to make it. It all changed with Sam's help and instructions. Sam did a great job teaching us from the basics and quickly come up with a choreography that works with the song we'd like to dance to. After 2-3 lessons, we were able to manage the dance - all thanks to Sam's great mastery of tap dancing, careful instructions and patience. Thanks so much Sam - for the patience and wonderful teaching!

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    I provide easy to understand instructions on many different styles of dance and can provide choreography for performances, weddings, competitions and more. I can work with your child to catch up to their dance class or to get ahead for an audition. I can work with you and your partner on a first dance or just basic steps to enjoy at a friend's wedding. I have a master's degree from Mills College and have been teaching movement and fitness for over a decade. I can also help you get in shape, recover from injury, or identify and strengthen any asymmetries you may have.

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    I teach adult Zumba and youth hip-hop. Both classes are offered at RoCo Dance, or I can hold private dance instruction when the studio space is available.

    • 5 years in business
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    I don't just love what I do, I live it :) I started teaching dance because I want to share this passion that I have with other people, whether it is for fun, exercise, or passion. I think that when I teach dance, I gain more knowledge about dancing. And we just have fun most of the time.

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