Ballroom Basics
Ballroom Basics

Ballroom Basics

starting cost

Select a service
Zip code
Dance style

Responds within a day

Introduction: 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". 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

Hired 61 times

Serves Needham Heights, MA

Background checked

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app

Top pro status

Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.

All year

All year

Featured Projects

11 photos


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

28 reviews


Read reviews that mention:

Stephanie L.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Paul has been a lifesaver for me and my fiance in learning some foxtrot for our upcoming wedding day! When preparing for our big day only a few weeks away, we realized that we needed some serious help to look great on the dance floor for our first dance. I submitted a request for dance lessons late into one evening in desperation for some emergency help (and my hopes weren't very high being so last minute), and Paul responded immediately! He is thorough in teaching basic steps, and has adjusted the complexity and built on prior lessons to make us gradually learn and improve our dance skills with each lesson. He is patient with us and has a wonderful way of explaining steps and movements to make our learning the choreography so easy. We would highly recommend Paul for dance lessons, particularly for those who are looking to add some special moves for their first wedding dance!
Jul 27, 2021
Brizi C.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Paul was an excellent teacher. We had quite a specific dance we wanted to do (for our wedding), and Paul was very willing to help us achieve what we were looking for. He was patient and very encouraging. We felt at ease and enjoyed the experience. Thanks very much for being our dance teacher Paul! David & Brizi
Nov 13, 2020
Sarah S.

Paul has been wonderful to work with so far. The first class was full of information, tips and tricks and we look forward to our next lesson!
May 23, 2021
Oralia C.

Private Dance Lessons

It was the most fun time that we as group have had in a long time. We learn some dancing moves, had fun during the process and enjoy the time together. He knows how to teach the group, he brings his own music, he is very professional. We totally recommend him for any event you are planning, you sure will have fun.
Jun 23, 2019
Marc M.

Private Dance Lessons

Ballroom Basics dance is a great! As they can help people with all talent-levels, my wife and I received lessons through Paul to help with our first wedding dance. As we both were horrendous dancers, Paul was able to teach us the basics and incorporate a more sophisticated style of dancing for our first dance. In total, it took us 4 dance lessons at 1 hour a piece. Paul was, most importantly, patient with us. He is a professional dancer with many accolades behind him. At times we got frustrated because were that bad but Paul incorporates his decades of expertise and teachings to make the transition flawless. Lastly, upon showing off our hard work at the wedding, we got ample compliments on how we “great dancers” we were. Thanks again, Paul!
Jul 5, 2018
Background Check

Paul Hughes


  • 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.

Not what you’re looking for?

No problem: we have pros for every job.