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Santa Monica Salsa Dance Instructors

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Crystal Shum
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dorothy C.
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I hired Exceptionally Yours Weddings & Events for dance lessons and as a day-of coordinator for my out-of-town wedding. Crystal handled our dance lessons and preliminary day-off planning, and Storm acted as our day-of coordinator. My now husband and I were very happy with the service we received from both. Crystal is especially knowledgeable and was instrumental in ensuring things were taken care of beforehand, and Storm was wonderful at dealing with the hectic day-of events. I even got compliments from both guests and other vendors on Storm's professionalism and responsiveness! I would highly recommend them, as they great at what they do and are very affordable for the area.

Dance With Alexis
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Isidor S.
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My wife and I started taking dance lessons with Alexis about one month before our daughter’s wedding two and a half years ago. Although we had no dance experience before we started, Alexis got us sufficiently prepared so that we were able to dance with some confidence. After the wedding we continued our lessons at Alexis’ urging and after about 18 months she convinced us to compete in the newcomer amateur couples division which was quite an accomplishment considering how uncoordinated we were at the start. Since then we competed in a couple more competitions under Alexis’ expert guidance. She is an amazing instructor who seems to know every dance style and every detail of footwork and body position. Needless to say she is an accomplished dancer with an incredible flair and personality on the dance floor. Even though she has been our only teacher I have been able to observe other instructors with their students and her teaching style is far superior to anyone I’ve seen. It’s obvious she enjoys both teaching and dancing. Her students range in age from young to old, at various ability levels. She has even taught students with physical disabilities, showing how accomplished and professional she is. If anyone is even just considering taking lessons they should take at least one lesson from her and they’ll be hooked. She’s funny, inspiring, and a perfectionist, but not in a heavy handed way. I can’t imagine taking lessons from anyone else!!

Boogie Bots LLC
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa E.
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Bryan is brilliant! My son has been taking break dancing lessons with Bryan for less then a year & he loves it! He looks forward to going because Bryan makes it fun for him which is awesome because my son is only 4 :) He's also very patient in teaching him new dance moves & has great technique. I know my son is in good hands when he's with Bryan & I couldn't have asked for a better dance teacher!

The Connected Dancer
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Erin K.
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It does not get better than these guys. We left our dance lessons till a week before wedding but still had high ambitions ( go figure) and somehow these two pros (not just in dancing but in kindness and communication...and realism) helped us achieve our dream dance in a realistic and effortless way. As a bride to have a professional actually behave professionally and take a burden off your shoulders and not just meet but exceed your high expectations the way they did is something I will forever be grateful for.

  • 7 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Jen H.
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Mark was an amazing teacher with great energy! I hired Mark for a Salsa lesson for my birthday party. Mark was amazing, being able to teach the people in my small group who some never danced Salsa, some have danced casually in their own Latin country, and some who have taken basic lessons before. He was able to help the beginners while still being able to challenge the ones who were more familiar. Mark's energy, patience, and professionalism is what made my party. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.

Premier Dance Experience
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff F.
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I took Salsa and Bachata classes with Tibor and it's amazing how I was able to reach a pretty good level on the social dance floor in a relative short amount of time. I'm a very shy person and I'm really glad I overcame my fear of dancing in front of others. Tibor helped me a lot on the way, not just with the physical ability but also mentally. He taught me how important the right mindset is and it's incredible that it actually works. I'm even thinking about joining a professional Salsa Team. He recommended for a salsa dance team in Hawthorne and put in a good word for me, because he knows the director.

Would You Like to Dance
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah S.
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Arianna is a great dance instructor. She was very prompt in her communication to me and was able to choreograph a dance with very short notice. I enjoyed my session with her and had a lot of fun learning my dance for my husband on our wedding day. She was very helpful and open to making changes that I needed or wanted. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of dance lessons!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ken A.
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Hiphop lessons. She is the greatest teacher and explains the process well.

Westminster Arts Academy
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Devri Speaks
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My son has been taking piano lessons here for about two months now and he loves it so much! These people are so enthusiastic about music and sharing it with these little souls.

We Dance by Charla
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick E.
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Charla was my Salsa teacher when I was new to the scene. I really mean it when I say that she cares so much about her students and she's truly dedicated to helping them learn. She knows her stuff when it comes to Salsa and even has lots of wise tips to offer to new comers. Ladies, just ask her for a demonstration on what to do of you fall down. Lol don't tell her I told you! I was really sad to see her leave our studio as she's not an excellent teacher, but a wonderful friend. I know that whatever studio she teaches at now will be great, because she's awesome!

  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anna A.
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I greatly enjoyed my dance lesson with Darren. I'm a very shy person and have social anxiety, but Darren made me feel very comfortable. I felt like I learned SO MUCH in one hour. He was able to provide critiques while still being nice and encouraging. He was not at all intimidating. I think that's what makes him a great teacher. I had to quit our lessons due to personal reasons but, for sure, once I get things in order I'll be taking more dance lessons from him in the future. Thanks for such a good experience!

  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Molly A.
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Working With Sam Allen was the most amazing experience. Sam gave me private Hip Hop dance lessons and was phenomenal. He was encouraging, patient, and pushed me to my highest potential. Sam was accommodating, professional, and made me feel like a super star. He teaches at your pace and to your ability. I learned so much and had so much fun at the same time. I highly recommend Sam to anyone of all ages and levels of experience. There is no better teacher out there.

Come Dance With Me
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jonathan M.
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Adrienne is an amazing dance instructor. Of course, she can teach you the basics, but what sets her apart is her ability to recognize your strengths and weaknesses and works with each. She clearly understands the nuance of dancing, foot work, weight shifts and timing, and how important they are to become the kind of dancer you want to be, should you want to compete professionally or just feel comfortable on any dance floor. She she has the ability to explain clearly and concisely what she wants you to do and how to get there. Just take one dance lesson with her, and you will never want anyone else to teach you. I guarantee it.

JD Davis
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Sandra D.
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Having had the opportunity to be a student of dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Pasadena CA., I can honestly say that JD Davis is an outstanding professional dance teacher who loves what he does! JD works patiently with his clients and gets to know them on a personal level in order to work with them more effectively. He is passionate about his craft and knowledge of dance. JD helps his clients learn and fine tune the choreography of any genre of dance be it, Ballroom, Fox Trot, Swing, Samba, Merengue, Salsa, to name just a few. JD was often requested as a teacher at our studio as he is approachable, friendly, professional, respectful,encouraging and hard working. What I loved most about JD was his sincere care and desire to make each of his students achieve their dance goals. JD is a promoter of good health and well being. He often encourages his students to set high standards for themselves and he lets his students know he will be right next to them every step of the way. If you ever see him dance you might easily understand why we, his students, all wanted to look like him on the floor! Smooth, with that touch of perfection! So Yes, I highly recommend JD Davis as your next dance teacher and someone you can trust to be available, punctual, and someone who eventually becomes unforgettable and helps you attain a greater sense of pride in your future endeavors involved in the realm of dance. ------------Sandra D. Martinez-Baxter -Teacher for L.A.U.S.D

Artemi Okunev
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
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Artemi was my best instructor. He showed me the basic steps, literally from scratch. Rumba, Salsa were my favorites. He helped me to feel confident with myself and come back the next day. We combined a bit of theoretical with practice. Since the First day he made feel like I was the best dancer.

Ally Vega
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christine T.
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I've booked Ally for a couple 1-on-1 classes and will continue to do so! She has such a fun energy, is soooo patient and encouraging. I'm really shy and a bad dancer, but the way Ally teaches really is empowering. She can break down things in a way that is understandable, to even those who are both musically and physically coordinately challenged. Also, I really like what she brings to the table. She has a lot of different playlists/music styles to introduce you too, and gives you a very broad approach on to dancing so that you can comfortably experiment with a lot of things. She has a lot of integrity as an artist, so she won't recycle other people's dances. Instead, she'll work with you to not only learn the basics, but do something fresh, fun, and unique. You'll never walk from her lessons feeling like you did someone else's work. Rather you'll get the feeling of accomplishment of doing something new, and it almost feels like yours. She really helps you connect you with that budding artist inside of you! Really, she has a fun attitude, and you can learn a lot of life things from her through dance, and she's someone who is a wonderful listener. She can provide you some guidance on and off the dance floor. I really recommend Ally for a well-rounded experience. I know you'll love her as much as I do!

  • 40 years in business
Marjorie E.
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I have been with Phill:s Ballroom Dance Studio for 25 years. This is a great studio if you are thinking of taking lessons. The staff is professional and dedicated to their students. The basic ballroom training is the best you can find. The studio is relaxing and fun. The practice dances give you extra opportunities to get individual instruction. The group classes help you make new friends. I highly recommend this studio.

SoCal Wedding Dances
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ashley P.
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Kelly helped us with basic moves to make us feel more comfortable with our first dance and then worked with our whole wedding party to do a group dance. We love our enthusiastic (even rowdy) wedding party friends, and knew it would take a pro to make it happen. Somehow Kelly managed to get them all to learn the dance. Everyone was surprised and impressed bu both dances, we kept them a secret. It was one of the best things we did to make the reception feel extra special.

Slipper Envy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I teach all levels of ballet, in classes and private lessons. My website and Facebook page is where I sell custom colored ballet slippers.

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