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My fiancé and I had no formal dancing experience, so we were quite nervous for our first dance. Gonzalo started with the basics and helped us formulate a game plan how we would learn our first dance within our short time frame. Even with our busy schedules, Gonzalo had no issues scheduling dance lessons during our limited availability. He is a true professional that taught with patience, a sense of humor, and valued the opinions of his clients. He recorded clips of our lesson, which was an extremely helpful reference. Thanks to Gonzalo on our wedding day, we were prepared and extremely satisfied how elegantly we danced to our wedding song.
I have just started my lessons with Uttara and I'm VERY pleased and excited to begin, first impressions are most important/lasting and I'm over the moon!
I’ve never had any knowledge/experience in dance before I took the class with All About Dancing. Ms. Kinnunen has taken time to give me a basic understanding of different types of dance and helped me to pick one that I like/meets my needs the most. I’ve been learning Salsa with her and I would greatly recommend my friends or anyone who are passionate about dance.
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..
Raymond is one of the very best ballroom dancers in Maryland. My dance partner and I have been taking both private and group lessons from him, in 19 different types of dance, for almost 20 years. I study dance extensively, and find that he is able to answer my questions and point out where and what we need to do to improve. David Moore
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.
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.
Simply an Outstanding instructor. Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago my ability to have rhythm in my hips comes natural to me; however when it comes to Salsa which is brand new to me I have two left feet. Helena and her instructor collogues have made learning Salsa as a beginner as easy as 1-2-3. Though I am still learning and still get nervous the fun and encouraging atmosphere makes it easy to relax and embrace the Salsa culture. I am amazed how slowly but surely I am getting better and more confident with each class I attend. I really appreciate Helena and her efforts through Fusion Urbana. As I continue to progress I dream of one day walking into the Salsa Room ( Salsa Club) and being able to dance with any female with confidence and style. I have a good feeling that if I stay the course I will be able to accomplish this dream with the help of Helena and her staff. Thanks so much!!!!
Great attitude and positive energy. Keeps sessions exciting!
Tammy Hurt is an amazing dance artist, educator and choreographer. She is one of the best in the business.
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
I teach Salsa, Mambo, and ChaChaCha classes at various night clubs, and I also do private lessons. Private group classes for corporations and in-home parties are available.
I will be able to travel, or customers are welcome in my home. I will be able to teach Bollywood and South Indian dance forms to children and adults in the beginner's level. Choreography for a particular song can also be done.
Get hooked on dancing! Now and Then Dance Studios is your best resource for professional dance instruction for any occasion. Are you looking for a dance school that will be able to give you a wonderful environment to take dance lessons? Whether you are looking to learn how to dance for fun, fitness or your upcoming wedding, we have over 35 years of professional and friendly experience in dance instruction. It's fast, it's easy, and it's okay if you don't have a partner. Just bring your desire to learn, and our knowledgeable instructors will teach you how to dance. Call now for your free dance lessons and start having fun. Learning to dance It's not as hard as you may think. You already know you want dance lessons. That's why you are reading this! Your question may be how does it work or why take lessons from us? Let us show you! Now & Then Dance Studios teaches ballroom dance class in Rockville, MD, Silver Spring, MD, and Fairfax, VA. We offer professional Maryland dance lessons and Virginia ballroom dance lessons. Whether you have an upcoming wedding or just a desire to learn, Now and Then Dance Studios (with dance schools in Maryland and Virginia) has the experience and expertise you need to get started!
I am a fitness consultant, barre instructor, and dance teacher who travels to you to help you achieve your personal goals!
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.
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.
I am a dance teacher specializing in West African, ballet, and modern dance. Dance is my passion, and I am an enthusiastic teacher.
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.
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.
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.