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Gonzalo (Gonzo)
5.0
from 86 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 152 hires on Thumbtack
Susan D.
Verified review

Gonzalo Zambrana has been my ballroom dance instructor for 16 years. I wanted to work with him because I knew he could teach all styles of partner dancing. He is a patient teacher and uses many different ways to explain and show exactly what he is trying to help his student learn. He quickly picks up on how an individual student learns and adjusts his teaching accordingly. He is also very knowledgeable about how the body works and how to protect it from injury.

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Dance With Panache
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 78 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 33 reviews
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey G.
Verified review

Priti was kind enough to come to our home and give us dance lessons for our Wedding.

MyDance
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany B.
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I will not be able to do Alina justice in this short review, but if you are in need of someone to help you with your first dance, please go see her. My fiancé and I are getting married this weekend, and of course, two weeks ago decided we should probably get dance lessons. Alina responded immediately and squeezed us in for two 90 minute sessions in back to back weekends. We were nervous as we had never done anything like this, but she put us completely at ease upon entering her studio. We picked a pretty fast paced first dance (Luther Vandross- never too much) and Alina, without hearing it beforehand choreographed an entire dance to it in our first lesson on the fly. She sent us home with a video on our phone after the first week to practice from and I was so amazed! We were dancing and we actually looked good doing it! Square steps, swing steps, and other steps I'm butchering the name of, but just enough to look like we could dance, without being too choreographed. She is really the sweetest, and the woman has moves!! If you can let her help you for even one session do it - you won't regret it. We had so much fun learning together from her we want to go back and learn more at some point to sharpen up our dance skills for other weddings we'll be attending! Thank you thank you thank you, Alina!

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All About Dancing
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea V.
Verified review

I highly recommend all engaged couples to check out Kat for their wedding dance. She created a dance for us that was perfect for our skill level. She is an incredible teacher, and made learning easy.

RL Dance and Coaching
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ana V.
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My husband and I hired Robyn to teach us a choreography for a Marc Anthony song to be performed during our wedding reception in Europe. My husband is from Austria and I am from Puerto Rico so we wanted to try something different (bolero and cha-cha) instead of the traditional waltz. Robyn taught us a great choreography during 5 sessions. She was very energetic, friendly and, most of all, patient. She was also open to making changes to adjust choreography to our level. We definitely recommend Robyn for dance lessons and we are planning to rehire her for other Latin dance classes.

Fusion Urbana
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Camille B.
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Helena is amazing! My dad and I learned an incredible father-daughter dance one week before me and my husbands’ wedding. We had a delightful time learning the dance, and did so very efficiently with the help of Helena! She also is incredibly flexible with scheduling, and talented. Helena was a huge blessing to our family and helped make me and my husbands’ wedding so wonderful by ensuring the dance was exquisite! We Praise Jesus for the help of Helena!

Judicita Condezo - Ritmo DMV
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina D.
Verified review

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
Juanita W.
Verified review

Gabe, as he is known, was hired to choreograph a hip hop dance for a Christian dance studio. He was the first male instructor for the dancers and they immediately liked him. He has such a welcoming and fun personality that it's impossible not to like him. When teaching even the most challenging choreography, he always makes it fun to learn (and watch if you're taking a peek). When the dance is performed it is always looks great and is very entertaining. He is a great teacher and would make a wonderful choice if you're ever in need of dance choreography. Can't say enough good things about this young man. I'm sure you'll be as satisfied and happy to know him as I am.

  • 39 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Margie P.
Verified review

I have wanted to take dancing lessons for a long time but my husband refused. He didn't want to embarrass himself and didn't think he had any sense of rhythm. But when Gary agreed to come to our home he finally agreed to try the free lesson. That was two months ago and now we're getting lessons every week and we're both loving it! Gary's relaxed approach and great sense of humor helped my husband overcome his fears. We highly recommend Gary for dance lessons.

BHS School of Dance
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Grace D.
Verified review

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

Crown Dance Studio
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Diana C.
Verified review

I have been looking for a place to learn more about salsa and bachata steps. First, I went to a Herndon place for dancing classes and I was dissatisfied with the quality of instruction, the attention from the staff, and the fact that they wanted to talk first about money; besides, the first lesson I took, I felt I learned nothing. Then, I went to the Crown Dance Studio for my first free class. I was impressed by the instructor, Abraham Sannoh, he was friendly and encouraging, very professional. He danced with me first, taught me about the position of body, hands, feet, movement’s techniques, so many things! I was amazed! Totally different from what I “knew” or have learned before. After long time dancing, he checked out first what my level was, then we sat down, he informed me about what I needed to learn next, he asked about me, my interest in dancing, what I wanted to learn, etc. he also gave me recommendations and gave me different options to pay for the classes. I felt he really care about me and about my personal dancing goals. At the end, I found out I got almost the double of everything I was offered in the other place, more one to one classes, more group classes and more parties, a better deal compared to the other place! For a much lower price! I will take now my third class today, and I am thinking about extending the dancing classes since I now want to learn how to dance swing and tango! So far, so good! This place is great! Excellent flooring, excellent location, excellent professional instructors… I highly recommend Crown Dance Studio.

OurFirstWeddingDance.com
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mike M.
Verified review

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.

Forever Dancing Ballroom
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mary M.
Verified review

My husband and I took our wedding dance lessons with Fabio and absolutely loved our experience! Fabio is a very knowledgeable instructor and makes the dance lessons fun and frustration free! Fabio worked with us to create a wonderful and memorable first dance that flawlessly combined our personalities and skill levels. Jennifer is fantastic and always promptly responded to all our emails and phone calls. We cannot say enough good things about Forever Dancing!

Wellness Yoda
4.5
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Evadín G.
Verified review

I rarely ever write reviews but I simply had to submit this one because Valerie is simply an absolute pleasure to work with and She is a GREAT dancer. Chevy Chase Ballroom & Dance Sport Center provides an amazing, fun enviornment for all dancers.

Mhairi Dances
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Angie B.
Verified review

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Uriya C.
Verified review

The guy is the ballroom world champion , very nice and knowledgeable. Three lessons and I had salsa basic moves under my belt. He is expensive a bit but worth every penny .

LW Dance
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tet M.
Verified review

Linda taught me waltz, fox trot, and some swing for New Years eve. I did 4 one hour sessions with her and it was outstanding. She was very mindful of my limitations but pushed me and we got the basics down and a few more advanced steps so I could negotiate the dance floor with ease. She was patient, repeated steps with me, and showed me moves I could use to successfully have a fun New Years eve.

Imani Dance Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren G.
Verified review

I have been taking ballet lessons with Imani for the past month, and I could not be happier with the instruction that she has given me. Her attention to detail is incredible, and she is always 100% committed to perfecting my technique. She is genuinely interested in helping her students, and she even creates detailed lesson plans specific to her students. She is very personable and introduces new ballet movements and terminology in a fun and encouraging way. Also, my flexibility has greatly improved within only one month as a result of her effective conditioning that she incorporates into her lessons. I highly recommend Imani as a dance teacher!

Ballroom Dance Teacher
5.0
from 1 review
    Audrey T.
    Verified review

    Lasca is hands down one of the most knowledgeable instructors in international standard. She was an accomplished competitor and is a good choice for a competitive partnership or someone looking for technique. I work with Lasca on technique. She is patient and can demonstrate the finer details of movement.

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    Frederick, MD

    • Dance style
      Salsa, Ballroom, Contemporary
    • Lesson type
      Private/Couple
    • Skill level
      No experience
    • Details
      For our wedding in June 2014. May be for me and my fiancé and possible other bridal party or family members
    • $70
      Average price
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