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Santa Monica Couples Ballroom Dance Instructors

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DanceByNadiya
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ruth K.
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As well as having dance coaching with Nadiya, I have observed Nadiya teaching ballroom dance to classes of children as young as 5 years, and of mature dancers, all of whom clearly loved her classes and had fun. Trained in International Standard and Latin in her native Ukraine, and in American Smooth and Rhythm as an instructor in a New York franchise studio, she is an excellent teacher for students of all ages, from social to competitive. She is great at teaching wedding couples and loves to make them feel happy to dance on their wedding day. I learn a lot from her coaching and recommend her as a dance teacher.

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Linda T.
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We hired Mindy to help my husband and me with our first dance for our wedding. She was very dedicated in preparing our dance routine and ensuring that we were comfortable with the dance moves. We had two dance lessons. The first was very helpful in introducing the dance steps and getting used to the foot work. We recorded the dance routine with Mindy which was extremely helpful in observing how natural and elegant the dance is supposed to look like. Our second dance lesson was focused on refining the dance moves and make alterations that was best suited for our level. She had a good eye for the 2nd dance lesson to make adjustments that made sense for us. Overall, we were very pleased with hiring Mindy as a dance teacher and making our first dance a success! She also comes to your home which is a plus and makes it very convenient. She is willing to work with your schedule and is very committed in ensuring you are completely happy with her service. We highly recommend Mindy as a dance teacher!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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I found Mark on Craigslist. My then-fiancee, now-wife, and I were looking for someone to help us prepare a dance for our First Dance at our wedding. We had tried one of the dance studios, but the price was not sustainable. Switching to Mark was a fantastic decision. He was super flexible with times and meeting locations, and his prices are beyond reasonable. He was very patient and an excellent instructor, and he truly seemed invested in getting us to a place where he could kill it on the dance floor. And thanks to him, we did! Thanks again Mark!

Shannon's Ballroom Bliss
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon M.
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My husband and I wanted to take dance lessons for a wedding we will be attending. Shannon Allen has been great! She has worked with our schedules, been on time, has emailed me with tips and suggestions, and she has made this fun for a "nervous" dancer :)

Dancing for Life
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Karen A.
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What a great dance teacher! I am so happy that I found Kathy Levyn. She is amazing. I have had several private lessons and am learning so much. She has so many ways to teach that make it easy and fun. She has a wonderful personality. The best part is I'm gaining more confidence. If you need a dance teacher, I'd highly recommend her. She got me to dance and I'm going to my first ballroom dance to test it out! I also went to a practice dance and I survived! I love it. I plan on being with Kathy for a long time. I love that she has flexible hours, her prices are very reasonable, she is fun to dance with, and is a very nice person. You will learn so much, have fun, and it is great exercise.

Cleo's Dance Training
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Lisa H.
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Cleo is the most amazing teacher who takes the time to impart her wealth of talent and knowledge in the art of dance. I returned to dance a year ago after not having danced for 25 years and having been in two car accidents. I was advised by my Dr to strengthen my body as much as I could to help with healing and support of my now damaged back. Looking back the strongest I ever was in my life was when I danced and I feel very fortunate to of met Cleo. Cleo not only has helped me to develope, gain strength and movement but she has given me back a passion that I felt had been lost long ago in my youth. She is always aware of my injury and works with me to protect that area whilst teaching me the nuances of dance and the itricate details for correct ing posture, steps, technique. Every class taken with Cleo is fulfilling and fun, and she always pushes you to be the best you can be no matter what level you are at. If you are looking for a fanastic teacher of ballet and modern dance then look no further as I cannot recommend Cleo more highly. Shes quite simply the best!

Jenn4dancing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Annie W.
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We are really thankful that we found Jenn! She is very easy to work with and very patient with us as we are both new to ballroom dancing. She choreographed our first dance and it is super cute and fun. Highly recommended! Thanks Jenn!

Sarah Cullinane
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nora B.
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My fiancee and I were looking for a teacher to teach us to dance for our first dance at our wedding. My beloved had NEVER been a dancer and was also reluctant to dance in front of others. We were very lucky to find Sarah. From our very first lesson, it was clear that she is abundantly gifted, easy to work with and perfectly charming. Each lesson with her was a highlight of our week; she taught us very quickly and effectively, kept our lessons fun and light, and gave us exactly what was within our skill set and comfort level. Sarah has a lovely manner and having seen her with students before and after our lesson time; we observed that Sarah is able to tailor EACH lesson to each student. Every dance looked different and simply perfect for the particular student/couple. Our wedding just passed and our friends were impressed, entertained and delighted with our 'performance' and we look forward to continuing our lessons with Sarah now that my beloved and I have the dancing 'bug'! I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about Sarah and he teaching style; she has quite a lot of satisfied students and it is easy to see why that's the case.

Artemi Okunev
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Karen G.
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Artemi is an excellent dance teacher/coach. He takes the time to listen to his student's needs and goals. From that he bases his lesson plans. His private and group lessons are taught in segments and build on those segments so a beginner or advanced student can learn and grow. As a professional dancer, he has the knowledge and talent to work with his students on proper technique, physical strength, choreography, musicality and much more. He does this in a caring, supportive and fun way. But he also can be strict especially if preparing a student for a showcase or competition. Artemi is trained in American and International Latin and Ballroom dances. He also performs and competes proefssional with his partner pro dancer Erica Arnold. This helps him keep on top of his profession to then share with his students. I have grown as a person and dancer because of Artemi. He has helped me physically and mentally in my life. I look forward to my lessons whether it is to focus on technique, strengthen my core and/or just dance. As such, I would highly recommend Artemi Okunev.

Mireille Gineste
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen L.
Verified review

Mireille is a very good dance instructor. She is patient, thorough, and really is quite knowledgable about all of the dances. Perfect person if you are practicing for a wedding dance, special occasion, or just over-all dance instruction.

Emma Mesrobian Dance
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer I.
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Emma choreographed & taught my husband I & the moves for our first dance at our wedding reception. The moment she said hello she welcomed us with open arms. She's tough, brutally honest, but criticize only for our benefit. She's very graceful and she points out our strength & witnesses. In the end, she said just smile, enjoy, & dance from the heart. Our first dance is one of the highlights of our wedding and it's something we'll treasure forever. Thank you, Emma! ~ Jennifer Ilagan Chu

Edelweiss Premier Ballroom
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Charlene and Mike B.
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We have been taking dance lessons, both private and group, with Edelweiss Studio for some years. It is a marvelous studio run by fabulous dancers, Alla and Alex Novikov. And they are also extraordinary teachers. They know what you can do and how to get you to do it and meanwhile making it enjoyable, fun and exciting. It doesn't matter if you are competing or just dancing socially , they know how to teach you, build your confidence and make you look incredibly good. There are also many wonderful activities and a myriad of events run by the studio. It is like family to be part of Edelweiss. We couldn't ask for a better dance studio or nicer people. How lucky we are!

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kim L.
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Oleg is very professional dance instructor, he will deffinatly is the best in helping you to achieve your dance goals

  • New on Thumbtack
Stacy S.
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Great teacher, very professional very recomanded,

  • 40 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Phill's Ballroom Dance Studio is the oldest Dance School in Orange County. We have been in business since 1978. The studio is a private lesson dance studio that offers lessons in all styles of social dance enabling partners, who never met before, to be able to dance together, as opposed to the flashy stage and competition style that requires both partners to know the choreography ahead of time. We offer Private Dance Lessons / Group Lessons / Private Group Dance Lessons / Wedding Dance Lessons / Same Sex Dance Lessons

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Urban Ballroom is based on the L.A. cha-cha. We teach partner dancing to smooth and easy R&B music. It's easy to learn and offers excellent opportunity for exercise and socializing with the grown and sexy folks.

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I have been dancing Latin for 17 years, 10 of those professionally. I can help with choreography, technique and performance style.

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I offer group classes and private lessons. I offer ballroom and Latin for all ages, from beginners to advanced level. I also teach performance and competition teams as well as social parties.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Our dance studio is known to offer the highest quality of dance in Orange County, CA. Our teaching method is unique compared to other studios because we focus on teaching body coordination and understanding of how to use our body in movement. Other studios focus on teaching just steps, so eventually, students will just know a lot of steps, but don't look like they're dancing or they took any lessons. This is really a downside of teaching only steps....

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Elena Krifuks was born in Belarus but has lived in Los Angeles since she was 3 years old. Elena has been Dancing for over 17 years with a previous background in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Elena was NDCA National Finalist (held in BYU) from 2005-2008 and USA Dance Finalist since 2005 until turning professional in 2013. Maks and Elena hold a Bronze in Professional Showdance Championship 2016, as well as champions of the following competitions : Emerald Ball 2012, Hollywood Dancesport 2012, and City Lights 2010 and over a dozen other local and international competitions,  Elena has been regional Champion for California and representative at many national and international events such as top 13 in the World Professional Ranking and 4th in WDC Embassy Ball 2014. Both Maks and Elena have appeared on shows such as "Dancing With The Stars", "So You Think You Can Dance" , Hell's Kitchen and many more. Together Maks and Elena work a lot with social and competitive students to develop their skills and knowledge on International Latin Dancing both on a technical and performance level. Maks and Elena are currently FOX TV Channel National Ballroom Champions.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Dance Ten is a full-service dance instruction company, specializing in ballroom, Latin, and swing dancing. In-home lessons are available as well as dancers and/or teachers at your corporate or private event, wedding, birthday party, anniversary party, etc.

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