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Dancing with Dariusz
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 362 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
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shuchi N.
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Arati taught my husband and I basic Salsa steps to Bollywood tunes. We wanted to do a fusion performance for my brothers wedding in India, and asked her to do private classes with us. Not only did we have oh-so-much fun while prepping for it, Arati made the steps easy to follow and broke down each part so two-left-feet people like us could end up looking like novices on stage. We left with a applauding crowd, a bag of memories and a new friend! Highly recommend trying her classes in NYC or hiring her for a private dance lesson.

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the Dancing Designer
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I recently decided to take dance lessons for the first time. I was a bit nervous, as I'm a terrible dancer, however,  I wanted to at least try it once. My first lesson with Tonisha turned out to be so much fun, and I felt very comfortable! Tonisha has an amazing talent and is knowledgeable about dance, assesses your level quicky, and begins to teach you how to move so that you see improvement with your first lesson! The first night, she choreographed a dance routine that I was able to learn that night!  She has given me inspiration and confidence that I can actually do this! I would recommend  Tonisha to anyone who is trying for the first time or who is experienced, but wants to take it to the next level! ~ D

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MAP 2 RHYTHM
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Benjamin B.
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I came to Irina with two left feet and a whole lot of trepidation. I had only danced a few times previously, and because I really had no clue what I was doing, I was a bit uncomfortable. Irina helped to change that. In just a handful of lessons, Irina taught me the basic steps, how to lead, and a few showy moves so I can make my date look hot on the dance floor! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to learn to dance, and will be returning myself for salsa lessons! Thank you Irina!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ian F.
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I am brand new to Salsa and Paulina approached our lesson with patience. She is a phenomenal teacher and I feel like I've learned so much after only one lesson already. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Paulina and learning Salsa!

Aliya Dance Consulting
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie E.
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Ive had many dance teachers in my life time, all have been constructive and great but none have ever really touched my life in a way that opened my eyes to the world. Then I met Aliya and everything changed! She pushed me to my full potential! She made me love dance more than i already had, and i never knew that was possible! I wish she was still in LA teaching her classes because i would be taking them consistently. You would be a fool not to work with her. She doesn't just teach dance, she teaches you how to LIVE!

Elegance in Dance
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony H.
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I came in with my fiance unsure if we Evan wanted an organized wedding dance.But after one intro lesson with our teacher at Elegance In Dance,nothing more needed to be thought of or said.We signed up for there program on the spot and the process has been so much fun and easy.We highly recommend this school.We highly recommend there dance programs if you want your wedding dance done right sign up for one of there programs on the spot.It will be the best decision you could make about your wedding dance trust us.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Irina N.
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Great teacher, small groups, family athmosfere, lots of attention, feels like you have private lessons, learning a lot of different dances upon our request, great, pleasurable experience, would highly recommend!

Michèle Bowles
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Alan S.
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Michele is a great teacher who not only improved my dance skills, but my golf game got better with my increased flexibility as well.

Ernesto Palma
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Ann M.
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As a 58 year old woman I was amazed at how patient and full of enthusiasm Ernesto was teaching my group of family members to dance Latin dances for my daughter's wedding. He made the lesson so fun and got us all into it. The best of all was watching his moves...omg what a great dancer! Since I love to dance, I would love for him to take me out on the dance floor and lead me around at an event. You could not ask for a better dance instructor (and he is super handsome also!).

Dance Star Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 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!

Starry Night Dance Studio
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa P.
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Achiko is a great instructor for beginners. Highly recommend. Prices are reasonable for private lessons.

Fernanda Bellydance
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kal N.
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Well I own a restaurant and I hired a lot of belly dancers to dance in my place and Fernanda is simply the best. Hire her, you won’t be disappointed, she is the real deal.

  • 9 years in business
Scott S.
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Travis is a true teacher: Passionate, patient and fun! Travis conducted a class of 50 Honors students at my school, teaching them 5 different dances in a two-hour period. What was remarkable was that none of the students had ever danced before, and they came to the event terrified. Within 20 minutes, he had the students engaged and enjoying themselves ... By the end of the evening, they were dancing confidently, having the best time, and eager to know when he could come back! What's unique about Travis' style is he incorporates dance history into your lesson, making for a truly engaging experience. Cannot recommend him highly enough! Hire him to chereograph your wedding dance for a truly magical memory!

Kelsey’s Dancing Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Phuong L.
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Kelsey is so much fun. She's makes learning very easy. She has awesome energy and loves to keep it simple and professional. Would recommend her to anyone intersected in learning any type of dancing.

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Caterina Rago is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, personal trainer, and artistic director of the Caterina Rago Dance Company. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.

  • 8 years in business
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I have been teaching dance of all levels and all styles for over 14 years. I offer private lessons and group classes in NYC and the tri-state area in: N.Y. Salsa/Mambo "On 2", Salsa "On 1", Casino Rueda Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha, Cumbia, as well as Ballroom Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Samba, Swing, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Country/Western 2-Step and Polka. Dance instruction also available for quinceanera's. No partner necessary. We make learning to dance fun and easy!

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Hi! I am more than willing to work with all ages and supply knowledge of various types of dances. Dancing is more than a hobby; it is art and takes a great deal of athleticism. However, dancing is fun, so everyone should enjoy dancing even if it is recreational. My pricing is reasonable, and I am willing to meet all your expectations. My bio is below. Angelica Lopez is a 17-year-old dancer from Queens, N.Y. She is a Hispanic of Colombian decent who started dancing since the age of three. At the age of seven, she started dancing at Broadway Dance Center’s children’s program and became the youngest to be accepted to their dance company (Arts in Motion). She has performed with the company in many popular venues, including The Macy’s Day Parade and Good Morning America. As a flamenco dancer, she has participated as a featured dancer in the Hispanic Day Parade in NYC. Angelica has been the recipient of many dance scholarships through The Pulse On Tour Dance Convention, including Protege, 2009-2013. She has also been awarded a fully paid scholarship by StageDoor Productions for their Broadway Dances workshop where a select few get to learn music and choreography from current Broadway actors. She has appeared on BET's 106 and park on several occasions including once as a featured performer for Willow Smith. She was hired by Microsoft to take part in a massive launch for the XBox Kinect game in Times Square dancing with Ne-yo. In 2011, Angelica played dancing Dora in the animated movie for Nickelodeon, called Dora and the Explorer girls, starring Shakira and choreographed by Luis Salgado. She danced in the half-time show at the Miami Dolphins game with Enrique Iglesias. She also took part in Beyonce’s/Mrs. Obama’s campaign called “Let’s Move.” She was also chosen to take part in the instructional portion of the video. Angelica also took part in the commercial for Google Chrome featuring Lady Gaga. She appeared in an episode of Are We There Yet? TV series and recently took part of a PSA campaign calling for world peace. She is part of "Ashle Dawson's Latin Fusion Dance Company". Most recently, Angelica was hired by Hasbro Toy Company for a commercial of one of their most popular toys, "Britney Spears' Twister Dance Rave." During September and October 2013, Angelica played "Ava" in Dead Man's Party, an annual show that takes place at Six Flags Great Adventure as part of Fright Fest.

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Providing quality design solutions to my customers is most exciting. I step in to bring visual life to high impact business ideas and I love it!

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I am a ballroom, social, fitness and dance instructor and choreographer. I do wedding dances, school functions or just for fun.

  • 4 years in business
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I teach a wide variety of hip-hop dances. You can request a song, or I have several to choose from, at different levels. Some artists I like to choreograph are Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Drake etc.

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