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  • 5 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Ronald N.

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At this point I do not know much, but our initial conversation for lessons was very good. They seem to be very flexible and understanding and have a great deal of experience with giving lessons in Ballroom Dance. I'm looking forward to our first lesson.

Amy S.

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Absolutely LOVED our first private dance lesson with Natalie and SO happy to have found her and Move the Beat through Thumbtack!!! Definitely recommend!

Rachel T.

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It was our first dance lesson ever.. We had so much fun and learned a lot! She was professional, fun, and a great teacher!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Melissa B.

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Lessons are fun yet challenging. My husband has no prior dance experience but I am a former dancer - both of us are having fun, learning so much and getting better every lesson! Aleks is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend North Shore Dance lessons to anyone.

Leslie J.

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As a Valentines gift, my husband surprised me with dance lessons. From the moment we met Aleksander, we knew we were going to have a blast. He meets everyone at their level and skillfully teaches us with outstanding music. We have signed up for many more and can't wait!

Edna H.

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I've wanted to take ballroom lessons for a while and I'm glad Aleksander is my teacher. He's very patient and uplifting. I'm looking forward to more dance lessons with him.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Steve S.

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I believed that I would not be able to dance with any amount of instruction. However, after 20 years of seeing my wife miss out on her love of dancing, I figured I would give it a try and signed us up for salsa lessons for Valentine's Day. After only 2 lessons, I knew the minimum needed to take my dancing and have fun! We plan to have at least 2 more lessons, and may continue with additional after that. I could not believe how comfortable I could be doing something I have always been self conscience about! I would highly recommend U Dance for anyone interested in learning how to dance.

Kaitlyn K.

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I take hip hop classes with Elizabeth and I love the whole trying something new thing. I am a beginner and Elizabeth really goes over the steps to the choreo until I get the hang of it. I highly recommend anyone who wants dance lessons to give her a call/email! Thank you!!

Jim R.

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Elizabeth is great at explaining and teaching the dance lessons. I get excellent feedback from her at every lesson. The best dance teacher to date for me.

  • 6 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Ciria S.

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Brittni is an exceptional dance instructor. She is great to work with. She took my non salsa dancing boyfriend and created a monster. He now has the confidence to dance anywhere we go. I knew the basics of salsa dancing and she helped me improve my moves. She has the patience to guide every step of the way. I highly recommend Brittni. We will definitely be calling on her again!

Debbie K.

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Brittni is my husband and my dance instructor and she is wonderful. Brittni has a skill to make you have fun while learning to dance. She explains and shows you each step. She is very patient with a wonderful smile. You can tell she loves dancing and teaching. Best teacher I ever had.

Jason W.

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Brittni Thorne is a fantastic dance instructor! I have really enjoyed each and every lesson. Not only is she a reputable person, but she also helps you with your goals! Couldn't ask for a better instructor!

  • 15 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portage, IN

Tiffany B.

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I have had a wonderful time learning some of the different types of ballroom dancing. They take the time to break it down into small sections at a time and then put it all together after that, which I find is very helpful in learning a dance. I have had a great time every time I have took class with them!! I would rate my experience with them as outstanding! !

Maureen M.

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I took over 6 weeks of Latin Dance classes with Mary and she is a patient, kind and gifted teacher. Most of our class was over 50 years old and had never taken lessons before. Mary made the experience fun and instructive. She is awesome!!!

Brian H.

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Mary is a very patient and professional instructor who makes learning to dance fun.

  • 26 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 hours

Margaret M.

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We had our first class when ms. Kim and we loved it! She made us feel so comfortable and we feel she is really interested in us as a couple and what we are looking for for our special day.

Catie K.

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Kim was wonderful. Fun, professional and made it about us.

Matt M.

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High quality instruction, well priced

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Vernon Hills, IL

Kaoutar G.

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Great instructor, serious, motivating and fun. spacious clean studio, flexible schedule. I look forward to my lessons. I am happy with my decision and I highly recommend this studio.

Michael L.

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My experience was very welcoming for a beginner the staff is very knowledgeable

Royanne M.

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Professional environment and instruction.

  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min

Melissa J.

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If you're looking for a great dance community where the owner and staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and included, 'May I' is it! I’ve been going there since 2000, and it is hands down the best social dance studio I've been to. Best of all, they are located just off the Edens/Kennedy split about 15 minutes north of downtown Chicago, they have FREE PARKING, and the dance floor is huge! The lessons before the social dances on Fridays & Sundays are a great way to start the evening and get to know fellow dancers, while the group classes are the best way to become a good dancer. No partner and no previous dance experience necessary! The prices are much cheaper than other studios I've looked into. Join their mailing list to receive discounts, or check out Groupon for special offers. Stop by the studio on a Fri. or Sun. night and tell the staff at the front desk you’re there for the first time. They’ll give you a run down on all of the classes they offer as well as let you observe the dance party. I assure you, you’ll see nothing but smiles on everyone’s faces. I love the diversity, too.

Teresa Q.

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Did not end up signing up for private lessons, but instead took advantage of the studio's group lessons. My fiance and I just completed Salsa I and are taking Country Two-Step in May. We may still get private lessons for our first dance at our wedding, but for now this is great. I appreciated Nino's no-pressure, non-salesy attitude and the flexibility and variety of options at May I Have This Dance. Their social dance nights are a lot of fun too!

Scot B.

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Denita was amazing! She inspired me as a beginner Salsa student with her presentation and demonstration of the dance. She also made me feel comfortable with her communication of the steps. Her style and technique of teaching along with her passion for Salsa shines through in her professionalism. Denita is a gem and I highly recommend her to all! Scot

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Alison W.

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My boyfriend has no previous dance experience and mine is very limited. She was patient, encouraging, and funny. She also did an excellent job teaching him how to lead, which is hard to do but makes all the difference.

DAVID S.

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Outstanding dance instructor. A true professional whose passion for the dance really shows. Highly recommend.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Park Forest, IL

Brandon D.

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We haven't met yet, but her demeanor and professionalism have me excited to work with her. Kudos!! Definitely recommended.

Demetrius H.

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Haven't started working with her yet but I think she's going to be a very good teacher

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Winfield, IL

Bill T.

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Sarah has been a great piano teacher to our son. She shows strong professionalism and our son looks forward the the next class each week. We highly recommend her.

Donald S.

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Sarah's been a wonderful teacher for our 6 year old grandson, Quinn. He's loving the lessons and practices! We couldn't ask for more!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Winnetka, IL

Teresa W.

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Sylvia has an excellent teaching and coaching style. She explains and demonstrates dance moves very clearly. She is very encouraging and is a pleasure to work with. The studio is bright, clean and inviting.

  • 8 years in business
  • Chicago Ridge, IL

Katie V.

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Rita is an incredible teacher! She does weekly lessons at a local country bar I have been going to for the last 3 years. She is extremely patient and breaks every move down to its simplest form. She works with a variety of skill levels, from non dancers to advanced levels, she is always able to match her lesson to her audience! She also has an infectiously positive attitude that makes you want to keep learning. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn country line dance.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Chicago Ridge, IL

Nancy G.

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There are misconceptions that line dancing is all about cowboys and country and western. Yes, there is country and western but Rita Svane makes it look cool, and easy. Rita's style is encouraging and you feel she is talking just to you. Her teaching is excellent in its clarity; steps are taught in short blocks that are gradually put together to create the main frame of the dance, which makes it easier to learn from. I always enjoy the different sorts of music Rita chooses for the dances and her instruction moves are very well thought out. I believe she shows a true reflection of what line dancing is today.

  • Bolingbrook, IL

About

With me dance is never restricted!! I take all styles and aspects of dance and fuse them together although I am primarily hip-hop you will learn everything from ballet moves to contemporary, jazz, jive, modern and so much more!! While also getting a great workout and thanks you know your body a lot more while learning great health tips!!

  • 4 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

About

At Chicago Academy of Pole and Dance we implement the ICE method (Italia Cordaro Experience). Named for our founder, the ICE method is an extensive, time-proven method that incorporates a lifetime of study and professional experience for an all-encompassing approach to the pole dance workout that will have you seeing results. You will build STRENGTH, boost your SELF-CONFIDENCE and explore a new side of your SENSUALITY.

  • Buffalo Grove, IL

About

We provide dance and performance training at its best! We also offer ballet, hip hop, poms, jazz, preschool dance, acting and children's theater, top competitions team program, boys-only hip hop and breakdancing, birthday parties with 2 state-of-the-art locations in Highland Park and Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

  • 6 years in business
  • Chicago, IL

About

I offer personalized dance courses designed to let you have fun while getting and staying fit! I also offer choreography for shows or events. I also do performances for events, and I instruct at birthday, divorce, anniversary, and bachelorette parties, so invite friends to experience this! Find me on Facebook, InstaGram, and Twitter.

  • Carpentersville, IL

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I teach wedding dance, social (ballroom, country couples), waltz (travel), fox trot, chacha, rhumba, swing (2 kinds), and also slow dancing technique.

About

I provide vigorous dance instruction and innovative choreography. I do broadway, burlesque, theatrical, hip-hop and pop concert performances, drawing from my background in theater and dance when I'm teaching my styles. My method is to create concepts for my students with a clear vision of how I want my choreography presented. I believe musicality is very important for dancers to listen to and become the movement to whatever instruments are being played in the song. My goal is to inspire and uplift spirits within my circle of students from the moment they enter my presence.

About

I teach jazz/lyrical/contemporary, ballet, and hip-hop dance lessons. I have experience as a choreographer and a background in competitive dance. If you think I might be able to help you out, contact me! I'll let you know if it's within my capabilities.

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