Ballroom Basics

Needham Heights, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We are able to teach all ages the art of social dancing from kids, teens, adults, seniors and wedding couples. We specialize in beginners and those who have never danced before and feel they have "two left feet".

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love to share the the many positive physical, mental and social benefits of Ballroom Dancing to people of all ages. We are enthusiastic and passion about teaching dance. Dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Health Benefits of Dance: Boost Memory, Improve Flexibility, Reduce Stress, Diminish Depression, Help your Heart, Lose Weight, Balance Better, Increase Energy, and Make Friends

Location

Needham Heights, MA 02494

Times hired on Thumbtack

29

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Helen X. Jun 5, 2017
    Wedding Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Paul is very patient and great at tailoring the lesson to your need.
  • Ruth A. Apr 24, 2017
    Ballroom Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Dance instructor
    Paul is very patient and a great cheerleader for somone with 2 left feet!
  • Kristina M. Mar 10, 2017
    Ballroom Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Excellent Teacher!
    Paul breaks down each element of the dance in such a clear and understandable way! He is worth every minute of his time! We are confident that he will teach us how to master any ballroom dance!
  • Robert B. Mar 3, 2017
    Ballroom Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Excellent experience
    Paul is a great teacher and enthusiastic
  • Josue P. Dec 27, 2016
    Private Dance Lessons (for me or my group)
    Verified Review
    Excellent Experience
    Great teacher, very respectable, makes learning dance simple and easy
  • Brenda M. Nov 8, 2016
    Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Nervous Jitters Gone.
    Paul is amazing. This is first chance i had to leave a review and my husband and myself couldn't be happier with Paul. We were both very nervous but he helped us be comfortable and most of all have fun doing it. We had to stop his class do to circumstances in our personal life but because of him my husband and I have learned to be as one on the dance floor and in our lives. Thank you so much Paul! WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND PAUL as he is not only a professional but a great person who really cares.
  • Emily K. Sep 27, 2016
    Wedding Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Great experience!
    Paul is a wonderful instructor and put us at ease right away! Neither of us had any experience dancing before, but he helped us master just enough steps and routines to feel confident for our wedding day. I highly recommend Paul as a teacher!
  • Skye H. Jul 1, 2016
    Wedding Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Mona T. Jun 14, 2016
    Ballroom Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Bought as a gift which hadn't been used yet but Paul was very helpful in individualizing a the gift certificate and in helping choose which package. He was patient, professional and most accommodating.
  • Anna M. Jun 1, 2016
    Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Paul made our first wedding dance go seamlessly. He presented us with a superb routine, and made sure we were poised and confident! Thank you!
  • Tara P. Jan 11, 2016
    Ballroom Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    We received Swing Dance lessons and were very happy with the service!!!
  • Ericka G. Apr 14, 2015
    Tango Dance Lessons
    Verified Review
    Paul is an amazing dancer and instructor! He is extremely patient and explains the steps in a simple way so that you are able to easily remember. I feel very fortunate to have found Paul and I am so motivated to continue with his lessons. I'm sure he'll be proud of me in no time!
  • Winnie And Ben G. Sep 15, 2013
    Mr. Hughes has been our ballroom dancing teacher for more than a year. He is an excellent dancing instructor and he is the one who inspires me to love ballroom dancing. His way of teaching make dancing very interesting, fun and easy. He is thorough in teaching every single dancing steps, the postures, the rhythms.... In addition, he also further our knowledge on ballroom dancing with reading materials from different resources through emailing students. Mr. Hughes is truly a dedicated teacher whom I would recommend to anyone who would like to take lessons.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attend 4 times a year dance workshops at the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and several Coaching Master Classes.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started ballroom dancing lessons when I was a pre-teen. I have competed in ballroom dance competitions and done dance performances at senior centers and nursing homes to uplift the spirits of the residents.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Ballroom Basics provides classes and private instruction in Ballroom, Latin and Swing style of dances for Kids, Teens, Adults, Seniors and Wedding Couples.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Kids Ballroom Dancing The Kids Ballroom Dancing Program at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin High School. There were 300-400 children from six 5th grade schools that performed in front of their family and friends to show off their dancing talents they learned in the past 7 weeks. They were dancing the Merengue, Waltz, Swing, Tango and Foxtrot as well as the following line dances: Electric Slide, Cotton Eyed Joe and Cha Cha Slide. The energy, enthusiasm and excitement was electrifying!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Is the dance instructor enthusiastic about sharing the many positive physical, mental and social benefits of Ballroom Dancing? Is the instructor patient with you and able to break down the dance steps into basics dance elements so that you can learn quickly and easily?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The many positive physical, mental and social benefits of Ballroom Dancing. Dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation.