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Erin is amazing! I wanted to up my dancing game, and I searched the internet to find someone to help me do that. After reaching out to Erin through Thumbtack, she responded back very quickly and answered all of my questions well. Halfway into the first session, I knew I made an excellent choice for Erin to be my dance instructor. She’s friendly, has a great sense of humor, is articulate, is fun... and this gal seriously knows how to dance and how to teach it. I felt immmediately comfortable with Erin, which is super important when you’re learning how to do some new moves! I happily purchased a package of 6 classes with her - and now after finishing 4 of them, I’m sure I’ll continue with more lessons with her after that. Learning to dance with Erin is an excellent choice. Highly recommended!
I took mostly Carolyn's salsa and ballroom lessons. They are just great. The way how Carolyn explains a structure of a dance is highly analytical and she always goes into fundamentals if you are willing to follow her. She always encourage you to improve a foundation you have, connection you establish with a partner and other principle things rather than to learn and forget in a week some fancy pattern. That doesn't mean, that you don't find fancy patterns at her lessons though, you do. But she is a true teacher and know where is a right emphasis should be. She answers a question behind a question, always generously gives you more than you asked and brings the best from her experience to you. Carolyn is highly oriented towards your personal abilities and current progress and stays with you at your personal level patiently building a foundation for you to step forward. And it's never boring! She shares a lot of her natural fun and charm with students and cares about an individual of any level in a group.
She's an experienced teacher--warm, friendly and unintimidating. (Did I mention that she cracks jokes? It takes the edge off, which is a godsend for a nervous beginner like me.) She helped me work out dance moves for my wedding. Now I'm taking personal rumba lessons. I also enjoy Metronome, the dance studio where she teaches, which is in an old, Italian social club in Potrero. I recommend Emily for anyone who wants to take dance lessons, from salsa to ballroom.
My fiance and I had an amazing dance lesson with Dina! She was super responsive and flexible in scheduling the lesson and it was well worth the money! We look forward to more lessons before and after the wedding!
I don't recall now how I found Desiree but I'm so glad I did! My fiancee did NOT want to do a choreographed wedding dance, but I wanted to have at least part of the dance memorized so we knew when the transitions and dips were. We had a few lessons with Desiree, perhaps at least 5, and Desiree was super welcoming, friendly, and easy to work with. We easily got along with her, which made being her students that much easier. We had a say into how the dance would look like and she styled it with an expert's eye. My fiancee and I had taken salsa classes at CCSF so we were a little bit better than beginners. She took what the moves that he knew and worked with it. We had picked a song we both liked but it had faster beginning so she taught us Bachata and transitioned into Salsa. She also edited the song for us so that the DJ could pay the clip at the wedding. During our class, she took videos with us so that we could watch it later and see how we could improve. She also helped us with the entrance into the room and the ending. I would definitely recommend her!
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!
Excellent instructor who really went the extra mile to teach salsa to novice dancers at our Cinco de Mayo party.
Ruth was very helpful and professional. I would recommend her if you wish to take salsa lessons.
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.
Daniel is so great. We took beginner's salsa lessons. Daniel is a consummate professional - reliable, communicative, knowledgeable, patient, good-natured, flexible, funny, and versatile. He was equally good at explaining things to me in dance terms and to my (beginner) boyfriend using analogies that felt more accessible to him. We made a surprising amount of progress in a short time, and Daniel was super understanding when we barely practiced between lessons, helping us catch back up and still make progress every lesson. Daniel is also just a really chivalrous person and really brings the politesse of being a good dance partner into the lesson. Highly recommend getting a package of lessons with Daniel. It's a good value and those extra few lessons can take you from just-the-basics to having a reasonable set of moves that you can build on and improvise from.
I go there Friday nights for salsa lessons/dancing. I like the atmosphere: a small studio with a good mix of regulars and newbies. After the lesson, the lights go off and the floor opens for dancing. There's a small schmoozing area with snacks and wine, where (some of us) slackers can get a breather and catch up on the latest gossip. A warm friendly place to spend a Friday eve.
Diana has been absolutely fantastic helping teach my wife and I salsa. I leave every class feeling more confident, and she makes the entire lesson very fun!
Ava is a great dance teacher! I have been taking both group and private salsa classes with her in mission. She is very clear and good at paying invidious attention to everyone and calling out exactly what you need. Thank you Ava for the awesome few months, and thank you thumbtack for such great teacher!!
Andreina was great! As someone who has never taken a private dance lesson and has always been a bit shy when it comes to partner dance, I quickly overcame that with Andreina. She is patient and skilled, and constantly wearing a radiant smile on her face. I learned the history of Salsa and its cultural importance along side the basic steps and movements. I will definitely be returning for more lessons. 💃
The private dance lessons are fantastic! I feel great about the skills I've acquired as a result of these lessons...they have been a wonderful gift to myself!
I have taken several private lessons from Ms. Reyes and attend her weekly Bachata and Salsa classes. She is very detailed oriented and breaks down body movement and styling in ways that i can understand. She has been EXTREMELY patient with me and has made me an overall better dancer. She constantly pushes me to go out social dancing to perfect my craft of dancing and is never afraid to correct me so that i can do things right. If you are a beginner dancer or are trying to take your dancing to the next level i would highly recommend her.
Teresa is an amazing dancer and a wonderful instructor. I took salsa and swing lessons from her. She is patient. If I was unsure about a dance move she would review it with me until I got it. Her hourly rates are so much cheaper than other instructors and dance studios. Her lessons are one hour long. I look forward to my lessons.
I teach salsa lessons starting with fundamentals of salsa. I focus on partner work, foot work, and ladies' styling. I believe everyone has a different way of learning and I adapt to your pace. I will answer any and all questions and I believe that patience and encouragement are the most important traits for any kind of teacher/instructor. I have taught salsa for over 5 years. My dance background consists of jazz, Mexican folk dance, belly dance, lyrical, and some ballet.
We offer salsa dance lessons for private groups or events, including two experienced dance instructors, dance demo and music for the lessons. It's perfect for parties, events and celebrations. Other dances include merengue, bachata, tango and cha cha. We can provide a private studio, club venue or travel to your location. All ages and levels are welcome.
I have been dancing salsa on1 and on2 for over 10 years with award-winning dance companies in the Bay Area.
Clear and fun Salsa instruction!