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  • 2 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 42 min

Jeremy M.

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Started taking lessons here a few weeks ago after connecting via Thumbtack. I have never danced before in my life but was always interested in exploring the art. The team is very accommodating and took the time to really understand what my goals were before we started. Its been a great experience so far and really look forward to each lesson.

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  • 40 years in business
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bethesda, MD

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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

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.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min
  • Woodbridge, VA

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I signed up for personal salsa lessons and she's been extremely patient and knowledgeable. The curriculum she put together is tailored towards my style and there is a well-defined progression. She's easy going in her teaching style and fun to dance with. I highly recommend for lessons.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 17 min
  • Gaithersburg, MD

Robynn S.

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Katie is an exceptional instructor. She is able teach to so many different skill levels very successfully. Her approach is both serious and lighthearted. You always laugh in her class all while learning so much.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Eileen B.

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The studio is beautiful and everyone is welcoming and helpful to new comers. Fantastic Instructors and Owners. Love the people. They are great, professional teachers and have become wonderful friends. Go Dance Frederick!

  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

Francine D.

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I was amazing! Forever Dancing Ballroom is like a partner dance sanctuary, and Fabio has so much knowledge in dance... I have taken private lessons before, but it does not compare. I have just bought 10 more lessons and I am looking forward to them. I feel inspired, empowered and motivated. I am also planning on attending some of their group classes and parties. The studio is clean, spacious, charming and unique. Parking was easy and free. The staff is courteous and the instructors look like “ dancing with the stars” professional dancers. I saw some very beginner students (wedding couples learning) and some very advanced (at least they look like that for me) and they all look very happy. Fabio magically solved (at the first 10 minutes of the lesson) some issues that I have been having with my dance since I started a couple of years ago. I wish I had started my first lesson with him.

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  • 3 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Alexandria, VA

Kelsey B.

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My husband and I are so glad we hired Kat to help us choreograph a surprise first dance routine for our wedding. Neither of us have any dance experience to speak of, and she was very patient with us while we stumbled through what I'm sure are very basic steps. She was able to gauge our abilities and our learning strengths very well, and above all, she was really honest about what we were doing well and what we needed to fix. Our guests were SO surprised to see what we had created with Kat - and we have so much fun with the process, from our first lesson to the final "performance." Would highly recommend Kat to anyone, even those with limited to no experience!

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

About

See website listing for display of very successful services based on eight years of experience with providing tennis instruction for beginner thru intermediate, ages six to eighteen and rusty or beginner level adults. I provide ballroom dance lessons for wedding preparation and private endeavors. I have four years of very successful experience. I also served as ballroom dance instructor at a local community college. I am an accomplished composer and pianist who learned to play at the age of eight with capability to teach beginner and advanced beginner level piano students (any musical style).

  • 17 years in business
  • Response time: 9 hours
  • Alexandria, VA

Luanne B.

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"I have made tremendous strides in a very short period of time and I am proud of my progress. I have quit smoking and drinking cold turkey. I released deep feelings of joy and sadness. I have had a consistent and reliable confidant that I can trust, gotten more organized in my business regimen and made strides in my relationship with my husband. I did it all and Deborah humbly supported me through the process. She surprised me and mailed me a gratitude journal which can be incorporated as a family tradition. She also took the time to research and send me additional holistic resources which can serve as helpful and inspiring tools for myself and others."she goes over and beyond and I am grateful for our relationship and look forward to building our relationship in the future

Marshai

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  • 4 years in business
  • Gwynn Oak, MD

CLARESSA M.

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The question is, what didn't I like? The answer would be NOTHING! Sis. Marquisha was fully invested in studented. She was able to individualize even though they preformed as a group. She is dance! She dances from her mind, then all else follows. Her ability to instruct is natural because she loves what she does and is able to translate it into movement. Those who are blessed to be under her instruction are truly blessed...she will make you a believer...a dancer!!

  • Silver Spring, MD

About

I have been teaching swimming lessons for over six years now, and I really enjoy it! I have taught group and private lessons starting at six months old toddlers all the way until adults. Whether you want to have fun, prepare for a race, becoming a better swimmer, or learning to swim, I can help you accomplish your goal.

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I graduated in dance, arts, drama, classical ballet, folk dance and many others. I am teaching great dance skills to children and adults. Learn and have fun!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Halethorpe, MD

Angie B.

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I am not keen on exercise, but I know how importnat it is, so I look for activities I can truly enjoy so that I'll stick with it. After a demo class on Middle East dancing (belly dancing to most of us), I decided this was for me! Mary made the classes a lot of fun. There was no pressure on those of us who were not the most coordinated or graceful dancers. Everyone was supportive and encouraged others when they did something well. We all got the colorful scarves with metal dangles and felt totally ready for the sultan's harem! The music was exotic and came from many countries, and that was a nice bonus I had not really considered. Best of all, this was great exercise. I was expecting to exercise the tummy muscles, and it did not surprise me that my legs also got workout, but I did not expect to feel the exercise in my arms. It is a full-body workout. I have a broken ankle right now and am not doing ANY exercise, but I miss my dance class and am eager to get back. I can't remember ever feeling that way about an exercise class!

  • 4 years in business
  • District Heights, MD

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.

  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Temple Hills, MD

Camille K.

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My experience dancing with and learning choreography from Brandy has been great. She is skilled in multiple genres of dance and is able to work with anyone from beginner to advanced levels. Brandy has a passion for and takes pride in what she does. She puts in the extra time to make sure you are comfortable with the choreography. Dancing with Brandy is an EXPERIENCE and I would gladly recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning the art of dance.

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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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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockville, MD

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.

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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.

  • Fairfax Station, VA

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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.