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Gonzalo (Gonzo)
5.0
from 81 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 148 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Galia H.
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Personable, patient, adaptable, talented, encouraging, energetic, and knowledgable are only some of the words that describe Gonzalo. At our first meeting he made me feel so comfortable it felt like I had known him for a long time. I have always wanted to take private dance lessons but I was always discouraged thinking it would be too expensive and hard to come by. That wasn't the case at all. Gonzalo responded to my request the same day and was able to work with my budget. He is always right on time and is very friendly with my family too. If you see Latin dance lessons in your near future, don't hesitate to call on Gonzalo. There is no way you'll be disappointed.

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Dance With Panache
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mary T.
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Just signed up for my second set of lessons with Jonathan and Uttara - can't wait! So far it has been awesome :)

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All About Dancing
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Andrea V.
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I highly recommend all engaged couples to check out Kat for their wedding dance. She created a dance for us that was perfect for our skill level. She is an incredible teacher, and made learning easy.

Gabriel "Marrs" Thomas
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Juanita W.
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Gabe, as he is known, was hired to choreograph a hip hop dance for a Christian dance studio. He was the first male instructor for the dancers and they immediately liked him. He has such a welcoming and fun personality that it's impossible not to like him. When teaching even the most challenging choreography, he always makes it fun to learn (and watch if you're taking a peek). When the dance is performed it is always looks great and is very entertaining. He is a great teacher and would make a wonderful choice if you're ever in need of dance choreography. Can't say enough good things about this young man. I'm sure you'll be as satisfied and happy to know him as I am.

Clifton DanceSport
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Raymond is one of the very best ballroom dancers in Maryland. My dance partner and I have been taking both private and group lessons from him, in 19 different types of dance, for almost 20 years. I study dance extensively, and find that he is able to answer my questions and point out where and what we need to do to improve. David Moore

BHS School of Dance
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Grace D.
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I just recently began contemporary/modern/hip hop dance lessons with Brandy and I could not have asked for a better teacher! She is knowledgeable, paitient, and highly skilled. I would definitely recommend to everyone! I learned so much in just three weeks and will continue to learn so much as we move forward

OurFirstWeddingDance.com
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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Salsa Lessons. I was nervous because I thought I couldn't dance, but I'm getting it. Everything went great and I would recommend to anyone looking for any kind of dancing lessons.

Judicita Condezo - Ritmo DMV
3.7
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina D.
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The brilliance of Judicita as a wedding choreographer and dance teacher is best conveyed by my husband, Andrew: I am a man who is terrified of dancing. In six weeks, Judicita took my dancing from "baby giraffe immediately after birth" to, as our wedding guests commented, "surprisingly not terrible" and "actually kind of really impressive." I did not want to jump out of a window at any point in the teaching process. Judicita was professional, empathetic, and effective both as a teacher and a choreographer. I am extremely happy with the services she provided and would recommend her in a heartbeat. I proposed to a woman of Puerto Rican/Peruvian background. She lives to dance. I was informed, lovingly and with zero wiggle room, that our first dance at the wedding would involve me doing salsa. Growing up, the blackest nightmares I ever had involved me trying and failing to dancing in front of all of my friends and family. So, choking down the terror, my then-fiancée and I contracted with Judicita to teach us (i.e. me) a choreographed 3-4 minute salsa dance. Judicita is--and I cannot stress this enough--extremely good a teaching. She has all of the normal, fundamental dance instructor skills: she's a talented dancer herself, she's very good at motion analysis and mechanics, and she's able to define and adjust choreography on the fly. But where she truly excels is her raw ability to teach. Rather than the familiar and irritating "Do this. No, like this. Point your toe more. No, like THIS. Watch me AGAIN" style of fussy instruction you get at many salsa rooms, Judicita is genuinely and patiently focused on teaching you to move. "That was great!" says Judicita with what feels like genuine excitement. "If you hold your chin a little higher the spin will be tighter, but you've really got the basic motion down!". She continually explained the "why" behind the motions, and let us learn at our own pace without getting hung up on perfection. We learned exactly what we needed for our dance. More importantly, I didn't feel like I was going to throw up from stress during lessons. I could list out many other positives: her quick and precise decisions on choreography--always listening closely to what we liked and didn't like; her flexibility in dealing with our schedule; her constant positivity and professionalism. In the end, we successfully pulled of an amazing first dance that was exactly what my bride wanted. Was I actually a born dancer? An unpolished diamond in the rough whose amazing skills were simply waiting to be discovered? A modern-day Patrick Swayze, if you will? This is what I'll keep telling myself. But the truth is, the only reason I walked out onto the floor excited, confident, and prepared, instead of nauseous and terrified, is because Judicita guided me there every step of the way. She should be teaching movie stars and professional competition dancers, instead of awkward dudes hoping to impress their partners. But thank God she does.

Mhairi Dances
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lori J.
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Mary Krause was wonderful!!! She conducted a Zumba session recently at our Health Fair and everyone had a great time--still getting compliments. I will definitely recommend--she had all ages (kids, teens, adults) doing Zumba. The lesson was performed so that everyone could participate. Thanks so much.

Fusion Urbana
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua H.
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Helena is an amazing instructor. When I began working with Helena I knew the basics on how to dance. Not only did she move me above and beyond what my dancing had been, she also helped me develop my dance etiquette. Things like how to dance in a crowd, how to approach ladies to dance with, and ooohhhh…. how to stay on step (which I still struggle with sometimes). I have been around the Latin dance scene for many years now. I have performed in many different places with many different teams. I’ve had many different instructors, but to this day I have never had a better, more dedicated instructor than Helena Hassan. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to learn the beauty and passion of Latin dance.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Bee E.
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Tammy Hurt is an amazing dance artist, educator and choreographer. She is one of the best in the business.

Venyci Dance
5.0
from 1 review
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Great attitude and positive energy. Keeps sessions exciting!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I provide individualized instruction. I teach ballet, easy/relaxing stretching, jazz, and musical theater dance. I will work with adults or children and just for any reason and if you need to relax, improve your strength and flexibility, choreography for college auditions, unique wedding "first dances", etc.

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I will be able to travel, or customers are welcome in my home. I will be able to teach Bollywood and South Indian dance forms to children and adults in the beginner's level. Choreography for a particular song can also be done.

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I am a fitness consultant, barre instructor, and dance teacher who travels to you to help you achieve your personal goals!

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I am a trained dance professional for the last 18 years. I've trained with Dave Bugnosen, and now works with Tom Woll in the Montgomery Department of Recreation.

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Get hooked on dancing! Now and Then Dance Studios is your best resource for professional dance instruction for any occasion. Are you looking for a dance school that will be able to give you a wonderful environment to take dance lessons? Whether you are looking to learn how to dance for fun, fitness or your upcoming wedding, we have over 35 years of professional and friendly experience in dance instruction. It's fast, it's easy, and it's okay if you don't have a partner. Just bring your desire to learn, and our knowledgeable instructors will teach you how to dance. Call now for your free dance lessons and start having fun. Learning to dance It's not as hard as you may think. You already know you want dance lessons. That's why you are reading this! Your question may be how does it work or why take lessons from us? Let us show you! Now & Then Dance Studios teaches ballroom dance class in Rockville, MD, Silver Spring, MD, and Fairfax, VA. We offer professional Maryland dance lessons and Virginia ballroom dance lessons. Whether you have an upcoming wedding or just a desire to learn, Now and Then Dance Studios (with dance schools in Maryland and Virginia) has the experience and expertise you need to get started!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a dance teacher specializing in West African, ballet, and modern dance. Dance is my passion, and I am an enthusiastic teacher.

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Are you looking for the latest in ballet, tap, jazz or hip-hop? Have you seen dancing moms and want the talent without the drama? Well, you've come to the right place!

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We offer joy and excellence through the arts. We are a not-for-profit arts education organization. We teach dance and music to children in schools and community centers throughout the District of Columbia Metropolitan area.

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A belly dance instruction from an award-winning belly dancer in Baltimore, MD. I teach beginner to advanced level. I travel to studios in Catonsville and Fallston and can come to you anywhere in between. My classes focus on technique and encouraging self-confidence.

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