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Gonzalo (Gonzo)
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra W.
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I just started taking private tango lessons with Gonzalo. He is very insightful . He delves into teaching the steps but also brings to light many aspects to the tango including the attitude and posture. He is very articulate yet very patient. My advice is to "always arrive early "to put on your shoes and "then" have the pro mark his clock with you as soon as he starts the class , because the pro wants to end the class when the next student arrives even though you may not have received 45 minutes of instruction. And don't chat about the world when you arrive, because that counts against your 45 minutes.

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Dance With Panache
5.0
from 46 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marty S.
Verified review

In the midst of late-stage wedding planning, the thought came out of nowhere that it might be nice to take dance lessons. I brought this up to my fiancé and his immediate reaction was negative. We were already juggling too many vendors and responsibilities, he said. Where would we find the time, he asked. I reached out to Uttara anyway and scheduled a trial first class. We met her and immediately felt at ease. She asked us what song we had in mind, and when we played it for her (it's very different than the normal first dance fare) she thought about it for a second, remarked that it was different, then told us she knew exactly what kind of dance would go with it. And off we went! At the end of the first class, my fiancé was much more optimistic and we agreed to do the five class package. After the first few classes, we couldn't wait for our next class. Neither of us had any dancing experience but Uttara was always patient with us and never laughed at our clumsy mistakes. Her upbeat and postive energy went a long way to helping us learn, and she made every class so much fun! When it came time to pull off our big dance at our wedding, we somehow pulled it off and no one could believe what we had done! My mom kept clapping her cheeks and saying it was like DWTS (it was not) and the venue coordinator told us that in her ten years there, we were the first couple to do something like that. My friends' eyes were bugging out of their heads! It was so worth it, and a memory that we will cherish for the rest of our lives, and we owe it all to Uttara!

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Saanwee Performing Arts
4.8
from 34 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise M.
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My fiance and I hired Priti for our wedding dance classes and could not be happier! If we could give her more stars we definitely would!! She has been amazing and showed my fiance and I many cool and different moves. My fiance has never danced any Spanish music, but yet she was able to make him feel comfortable enough to learn some Bachata moves. We definitely recommend her!!

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All About Dancing
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kay S.
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Had loads of fun taking bachata lessons from Kat. She is a wonderful teacher. I kept her as a friend when I moved out of town, because she is also very nice and has a great sense of honor.

Fusion Urbana
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Andy F.
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I received both salsa and bachata lessons from Helena and every lesson was outstanding. Helena is very professional and extremely helpful. My dancing has dramatically improved thanks to Helena and I would definitely recommend her to everyone, from beginners who are interested in Latin dance to very advanced dancers looking to improve. Helena is the best teacher one could ask for.

Judicita Condezo - Ritmo DMV
4.6
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.

Gabriel "Marrs" Thomas
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Antonia W.
Verified review

Gabe aka Mr. Gabe is awesome. He taught my daughter who at one point I thought she had no rhythm but a year please with him and few private lessons after for her competitions showed out and still continues too. I myself have started as an adult to take few classes with for my upcoming competition and can't wait for more. Thank you Gabriel for all you do!! Keep it up and keep grinding. I still want to be on your dance team lol..

BHS School of Dance
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 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.

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.

BlacKatz Jam Productions
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Miriam R.
    Verified review

    I wanted to learn to dance in order to be more social and mingle. I choose BlacKatz Jam because i heard what an EXCELLENT instructor Chyna is. And she certainly is!! She's engaged and excited about teaching, knows ALL the moves, and had me dancing in real dance shoes from the very beginning. Now i go dancing at least once a week!!! Learning to dance with Chyna was the best training i could have imagined. I've now moved on from salsa to ballroom and can't wait to add that to my outings! If you really want to learn the moves, understand the music and be comfortable in your shoes, give BlacKatz a try. She really is wonderful!! Miriam Rudder

    • 12 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    For TENNIS volume of students I teach per week during the peak of summer in classes and small groups is 80 - 100. In BALLROOM DANCING student evaluations of past classes have praise our instruction skills. Class size has grown consistently from 8 originally to over 20. In PIANO I can incorporate simple composing technique (if desired) into the lesson structure to enhance learning in a creative way. Sharing knowledge with enthusiastic students, guiding them and seeing them develop new skils and enjoyment.

    • 4 years in business
    Bee E.
    Verified review

    Tammy Hurt is an amazing dance artist, educator and choreographer. She is one of the best in the business.

    About

    Saffron Dance been the leading school for teaching belly dance in the DMV area since 2007. Specializing in adult beginners and dancers from other dance genres, Saffron Dance introduces Belly Dance through a defined methodology where movement is broken down and each week so that EVERYONE can learn it. After only 4 weeks, dancers can perform a full dance complete with shimmies, accents, undulations and traveling movement. All faculty has undergone rigorous teacher training and teach from consistent teaching curriculum. As a recovering lawyer, Saffron Dance was created as a safe space for women to nurture growth. Women come to Belly Dance for so many different reasons, including adding physical activity, feeling better about one's body, improving posture, finding grace, finding a social environment or just having fun. One thing is certain, irrespective of what brings people into the studio, students remain for years, because we are a warm, welcoming, non-judgmental and accepting community.

    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.

    About

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

    About

    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.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

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

    About

    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.

    About

    I have been teaching dance for 17 years to inner city kids. My specialty is ballet, modern, tap, hip-hop, jazz, African, and choreography.

    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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    How much do dance lessons cost?

    Adults who want to learn to dance, whether to prepare for a wedding or to meet new people, often enjoy taking dance lessons from an experienced dance instructor. Instructors may offer classes one-on-one to individual students or couples, or to small groups. The national average cost for a dance instructor ranges from $30 to $50. Some studios offer a discounted introductory lessons or group lessons, as well as package deals that are more affordable than paying for individual lessons. Some dance instructors will travel to the student’s home, which usually costs more, while others hold small-group sessions in their studios. If you choose a small-group class, expect to pay less than for individual dance lessons.

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