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Dancing with Dariusz
4.8
from 148 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 376 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia C.
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I've been around a few NYC dance studios (BDC, Alvin Aileys, etc.) and private instructors so I feel confident in the following assessment of Dariusz. So far I've attended a few private salsa and hip hop dance lessons with Dariusz since this spring and found his style both enjoyable in terms of keeping the mood and feeling positive, while still providing solid technical and engaging feedback that would improve my dancing and general performance. Dariusz rises to the top as someone who puts more than the average amount of thought and preparation not only into his material, but how he delivers his message. His methods, presentation and information are all rock solid. His awareness of technical terminology, basic dynamics, combined with a desire for excellence means he creates lessons that are just challenging enough to help you create a solid foundation and to have fun in the meantime. Dariusz is one of the most well-trained, reliable, and most experienced salsa & hip hop instructors in the NYC Area. I recommend seeing him whether you are an absolute beginner, like me, or a competitive professional. Keep up the good work Dariusz! Best, SC.

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Soul Salsa
5.0
from 100 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca P.
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My wife and I decided to take up dance lessons with Arati for our first dance together at our reception, and we were so glad we did. She was so easy to work with, professional, and made our classes fun and memorable. I would highly recommend her for any of your dance and choreography needs. -Kevin

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MAP 2 RHYTHM
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa D.
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Irina is a true pro, we highly recommend her services! We signed up a few wks before our wedding date looking to learn more abt dancing as a couple, concentrating on Latin music. Irina is warm, patient, understanding and does a great job verbally, and of course physically, teaching the art of dance. She was impressively able to jump back and forth btwn teaching the male vs female roles in merengue, salsa, and bachata, so that my husband and I were able to equally learn and understand consistently throughout the process. Irina was always on time and disciplined with keeping her and our schedule on track. She was even awesome enough to let us bring our dog to lessons and would always kindly remember to bring treats for him. We were super grateful for Irina’s professionalism and will continue to work with her even after our wedding Bc the dance lessons are a great way to spend date nights!

  • 13 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Renato I.
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Although we had just a short time to prepare for our event, Olga taught us the basics of ballroom dancing in no time and we had a lot of fun. Yesterday at the ball we owned the dancefloor;-) We can totally recommend Olga!

Michèle Bowles
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Janine V.
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I've been taking lessons on and off from Michele since 1996. She really knows how to teach her students so they understand. I really love learning to dance from her!

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jack M.
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We have been dancing at the Academy for the past two months. Our instructor Alex is very knowledgeable about a variety of fdance and shown great patience in teaching us to dance. As we learn we are acquiring confidence and more importantly we enjoy learning and practicing at home.

Ernesto Palma
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gabrielle G.
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I have taken Latin Ballroom classes with Ernesto, and he is an excellent teacher, able to clearly explain leader and follower skills, and the proper physical technique for executing the most complicated moves (whether in social or competitive styles of dance). He is always calm and fun in his explanations. As a dance artist, he is a thrill to watch, whether in Modern dance pieces, or Ballroom Latin showpieces, with a strong emotional expression of the music and choreography, and a deep connection to his partners that is mesmerizing.

Andrianna Kourdi
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle G.
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Andrianna was our dance instructor for salsa lessons and the hustle. She is a very patient person, especially when your husband had two left feet. When we decided to choreograph a dance for our wedding, she easily transitioned us into swing with a bit of hustle in the middle. It's great taking classes with her as she knows when to step in and take the lead, pretty much to quell any arguments. And her choreography was so fun! Resort said it was the best dance they'd seen! She was even there to rehearse with us. I cannot recommend her enough! Amazing ...

Cara
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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She has been teaching my wife and me ballroom dancing for the last 15 years, when we began as total beginners. Although her knowledge of underlying dancing fundamentals seems boundless, it is her exceptional teaching skills that make it such a delight to be among her student population. She: . rapidly develops a close relationship with her students, and is always willing to listen to them when there are problems; . is patient, caring, and kind, with a keen sensitivity to her students' differences . has a deep understanding of the pace and capacity of her students, tailoring her instruction to meet each learner's needs - male and female and couples; . loves ballroom dancing and is dedicated to teaching it, always demonstrating a commitment to her students' success. Great teachers are hard to find. She is one of the outstanding few.

TC Dance Club
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 39 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
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I have been introduced to an activity that involves having a good time, learning and making friends. Top it off with the fact that this is good for you too! TC Dance Club is a non competitive dance studio with a social country club atmosphere. I can't get enough of the themed parties among other things. Their knowledge of teaching ballroom and Latin dancing make TC Dance Club an educational, wonderful, warm, friendly and FUN place to be!

Dance Star Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy M.
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I've been taking dance lessons from Alexei for many years and find that each year gets more interesting in what I am able to achieve. He is the most patient, understanding and talented instructor I could hope to find. Although I don't take lessons from Lola, I can attest to her talent and patience also. Further, they are both genuinely interested in their students and the progress they make. I consider them super!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kumi A.
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I had a short period of lessons from Eno, he was one of the best ballroom dance instructors I ever had. Picked up my weak points quickly and spent so much time to correct and answered all my endless questions till I was fully satisfied; hence, I didn't hesitate to ask anything I wondered and could talk openly, which is very important to build a good dancing relationship. By looking at his way to dance and teach, I thought he had danced almost 10 years but actually it was much less surprisingly. He must be so talented. I wish he were in my town, would highly recommend to all levels of dancers!!

Starry Night Dance Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Monica Z.
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The instructor was patient and clearly explained the rationale for every step. I was very pleased that he took the time to make sure I understood how to dance the basic steps.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Ballroom dance lessons are taught by world champion dancers at Arthur Murray Manhattan. Learn the secrets of the best ballroom dancers in the world from the World leader in ballroom dance lessons from Arthur Murray. Want to spice up your love life, your social life or get ready for your wedding dance? Arthur Murray has the most experience in the world at teaching swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, hustle, merengue, lindy, mambo, club dances and more. Our 5th Avenue ballroom dance studio is easy to get know and you will feel right at home. Arthur Murray instructors are specially trained and certified and can put you in touch with today's most popular dances. Check out our classes for new ballroom dance students, click buy now to get started.

Elisa Toro Franky
5.0
from 1 review
    Sonia C.
    Verified review

    I've been around a few NYC dance studios (BDC, Alvin Aileys, etc.) and private instructors so I feel confident in the following assessment of Elisa. So far I've attended a few private ballet dance lessons with Elisa since this spring and found her style both enjoyable in terms of keeping the mood and feeling positive, while still providing solid technical and engaging feedback that would improve my dancing and general performance. I've already learned so much technical terms and improved my overall body tone and posture. Elisa is one of the most patient, well-trained, highly skilled, reliable, and experienced ballet instructor in the NYC Area. Not only does she offer extremely competitive rates, but she is also very accommodating and her schedule is fairly open and flexible. As aforementioned, I've taken privates and group classes elsewhere, but they pale in comparison to Elisa. Elisa carries a commendable etiquette and a soothing personality; she doesn't rush or blaze through the techniques with frustration and arrogance as others have with me. So all in all, I recommend seeing Elisa whether you are an absolute beginner, like me, or a professional dancer. Keep up the good work Elisa! Best, SC.

    About

    I am specializing in salsa on 1/2. I also teach swing, hustle, and freestyle basic house. I am an independent dance instructor as of 2 years ago. My prices are lower than a studio. I teach in homes and studios, so it's convenient for you. On Thursday nights, you can find me at Gonzalez y Gonzalez 192 Mercer St., NYC teaching a beginner salsa class at 9:00 PM. A live band follows right after. It gives you a chance to practice. My students and friends come each week to practice and enjoy live Latin music.

    About

    Angelica Cassimiro is a freelance dance artist, a performer, an instructor and a choreographer. She is a company member of the Melbourne based aerial spectacle performance troupe, Australia's Strange Fruit, where she has toured throughout North America. Angelica is a samba professional who teaches as well as performs. Contact her for group and private lessons.

    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    I am a ballroom and Latin dance teacher. I have been competing in ballroom and Latin dance throughout the US for more than 12 years. World-renowned Blackpool finalists -- Giampiero Giannico, Paul Richardson, Andrew Phillip, and Olga Rodianova -- and dance superstars, Igor Litvinov and Gary and Rita Gekhman (their Robot Showdance was featured in "Dancing with the Stars") are among the many great teachers I have had. I am also a writer of dance and fitness articles as a columnist for an Internet magazine.

    About

    Natraj prides itself in its ability to fuse modern innovations in dance with old-world grace and dignity, all while maintaining reverence for the legacy passed on by Indian artists for centuries. This is what has empowered us to set and continually raise the standard for excellence in our dance community.

    About

    Steven T. Williams began dancing at the age of 9 when an organization decided to take children attending inner city schools and give them a sense of direction, taking them off the street and into a dance studio. The program consisted training in modern, jazz, tap, ballet, ballroom, hip hop, voice, and more. They are called the National Dance Institute (NDI) founded by Jacques d'Amboise of the New York City Ballet. His love for the arts continued to grow as he not only continued his education at NDI, but also attended the theatre department of LaGuardia H.S. for the Performing Arts. He went on to graduate from S.U.N.Y. New Paltz with a B.A. in both technical and performance theatre, as well as a half a year of post graduate work at the acclaimed Moscow Art Theater. Performing has always been at the forefront of Steven's life. He has had the opportunity to work alongside many actors, artists, choreographers, and dancers alike, all of whom have inspired him and the lives of others. Some of his credits include projects for Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Nelly Furtado, Jamie-Lynn, and many others. He has done commercials for Pepsi (Vanilla) and iPod, and was in the off-Broadway production of The Harlequin Studies, starring Bill Irwin. He recently came off tour with Cirque Du Soleil's production of Banana Shpeel. Steven's passion for expression will endure through all trials of life, which he hopes to express within his own art. He considers a classroom full of students as a canvas, and a teacher as its painter. Seize every moment. Continue to love! Never regret; always accept! Enjoy what you have when you have it because you may just lose it. Agape - Aheb

    About

    I will be teaching the basic and improvisational skills of Tribal Belly Dance as a collective group who celebrate life through dancing and camaraderie.

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    Madison, NJ

    • Student age
      18-25
    • Reason for classes
      Developing a new hobby, Other (I want to expand skills)
    • Level of experience
      No experience
    • Lesson type
      Private, Small group (3 to 4 people), As recommended by instructor
    • Session frequency
      More than once a week
    • Lesson length
      60 minutes
    • Day preference(s)
      Monday, Thursday, Friday
    • Time preference(s)
      Early morning (before 9am), Evening (after 6pm), Other (it depends on the instructor's availability. I work only part time. )
    • Details
      I want to dance modern ballet, hip-hop.
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