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  • 13 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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.

Tammy M.

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I was really nervous about taking dance lessons, I almost cancelled many times, but I am so very glad that I didn't. After meeting Dariusz and spending the first 5 minutes of the lesson I knew I made the right choice in not only sticking to the appointment, but in my teacher. Dariusz not only pays attention to form (mechanics) but to his student's frame of mind and works tirelessly and patiently to eliminate negative thoughts and replace them with only the positive. He is more than a dance teacher, he really cares about his students. This after just one lesson, I can't wait for more. I am going to gain much more than the ability to dance with more confidence than I've ever had, he is going to impact me in the most positive way one person can affect another. Dariusz is a really wise choice. Try it and find out for yourself you will NOT be disappointed.

Lauren B.

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Dariusz made me feel right at home and went beyond what was expected during our introductory dance lesson. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a highly informative private session.

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Soul Salsa

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  • 9 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 hours

Joe Z.

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I bought a package of 4 dance lessons as a birthday gift for my wife. Neither of us had much dancing experience, so we were looking for someone who is good with beginners. Arati is kind and friendly and very patient and I would highly recommend her for anyone, but particularly, and solely because this is the limit of my personal experience, for beginners. My wife and I were looking for an introduction in different steps, and Arati was able to teach us salsa and the waltz. She also offered to teach cha cha and bachata, and I imagine she knows additional styles as well. Overall a great experience with someone who was knowledgeable and able to put both my wife and I at ease as we tried something new.

Swathi T.

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We highly recommend Arati if you're thinking of dance lessons. We are working with Arati for our First Dance. Arati is such a sweetheart, and has a bubbly personality that can make anyone smile. She's been extremely patient, and great to work with for first-timers like us. Even my fiancé, who was lukewarm about taking lessons, really enjoyed the classes!

Milena L.

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Arati is such an excellent teacher. My fiancée and I decided to take up pre wedding dance lessons and to our pleasant surprise we found Arati. She excellent at breaking down the steps and most importantly makes the lessons fun. It was absolutely amazing to see how much fun we had in just one hour! Can't wait for the next lesson : )

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  • 19 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 14 min

Sandra G.

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We hired Anna for our son's first birthday party... She was a pleasure to have as an entertainer for my guests. Everyone enjoyed her amazing dance moves. My guests (little ones & adults) especially loved the dance with the candles on her head. Anna definitely kept the audience entertained. My son was mesmerized by her. We will highly recommend her to our friends and family. : )

Annalisa R.

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Anna is an outstanding, highly skilled belly dancer, who not only wowed our crowd, but gave them an opportunity to dance alongside her. Sensitive to our participants varying levels of physical mobility, she even danced on a knee at one point to be at eye level with our wheelchair using attendees. The guests at our event had a fabulous time!

Karina R.

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I was so happy that I hired Anna to do a belly dance act for my wedding. My guests LOVED the performance! Anna was also so profesional and always available to answer all my questions. Would definately recommend her services to anyone!

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  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min
  • New York, NY

Gaurav S.

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I took Latin Dance lessons with Linda in New York and found her to be a fantastic teacher: very patient, highly knowledgable, and able to explain complex dances in a simple way

Lawrence F.

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Linda is a great instructor, I'm just beginning with my salsa lessons and I look forward to seeing the progress with each new lesson.

Brian K.

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Linda was amazing and after my 1st lesson I feel like I can compete on DWTS. If you want to learn how to Dance, Hire Linda!!!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 44 min

Gillian M.

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My husband and I can't recommend Olga enough to anyone looking to take dance lessons. We asked her to choreograph our wedding song. We wanted a slow song to start and then have it pick up to a fast song. She did such an excellent job. Our guests at the wedding loved it. She was fun to work with and very encouraging. She helped us create such a special moment we will never forget!

Marie N.

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Extremely reliable and knowledgeable instructor. Olga, always puts 100% effort in helping her students, no matter what their dancing experience may be, achieve their personal goals. Overall, a very pleasant and approachable instructor who makes learning to dance fun and challenging!!!

Nancy N.

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good coach!ifun and nteresting lessons! recommending!!!

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  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 27 min
  • New York, NY

Ana S.

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I am extremely happy with hiring Jose as my dance instructor. He is an amazing teacher!! His professionalism and work ethnic is superb. His passion for dancing and music makes a student want to dance and learn as much as possible. I have taken a few lessons with him and have learned so much from him. He is very honest and determine to teach you to be the best you can be. I am so happy I hired him and hope to become a professional dancer and keep learning from his dance expertise. This was the best choice I have made! I am very confident that as my dance instructor and teacher he is that I will continue to grow in this passionate career in dancing. Dancing is truly an art and if you really want to learn from the best please call Jose. He has a great sense of humor and want you to succeed to the top. Thank You Jose for giving me confidence and truly taking the time to teach me what I have always loved which is dancing!!!

Mary T.

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Jose has the ability to make you feel like you can really learn how to dance even if you're only a beginner. His decades of experience are irreplaceable. His enthudiasm for dance is unmatched. Jose got me out of my shell and brought me from a beginner to someone who won't miss my weekly lesson for any reason . I have so much fun, have gained so much confidence, have met so many wonderful people in the dance world. Thank you Jose for a gift that keeps on giving!

Arts in CT

4.7

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  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours

Sophia S.

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I am having a wonderful singing lesson experience with Ms B. Alexander. I have learned so much is 3 wks such as voice control, voice Thai Chi, and most importantly voice control. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Ms. Alexander. I believe that she will successful help me achieve my goals as a singer.

Scarlett A.

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Barbara is an excellent music instructor. I have had 3 sessions so far and feel like I have learned so much from her. I can't wait to see how much more I will improve in the next 3 sessions. I'm glad I signed up for singing lessons at the Alexander Music Studio!

Tia S.

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My child has just started taking singing lessons. Due to Barbara understanding and knowledge she's making it a very good experience.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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!

Brianne M.

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Irina is an amazing instructor who was able to work well with a group! She was very communicative and flexible in our planning stages and brought lots of fun to our salsa class. I would absolutely recommend Irina (MAP 2 Rhythm) for your dance instruction needs. I know I will be reaching out to Irina in the future!

Thumbtack Customer

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I loved working with Irina.She is very professional,taught me dances that I was not familiar with and had improved my confidence while I learnt new dances having fun at the same time.The quality of her teaching was excellent and I highly recommend her to everyone who is new to Latin/dances

  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

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

Thumbtack Customer

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My friend and I have a strong passion for dance and wanted to exceed our level of dance and express it wherever we go. We had our first dance lesson with Miss Tonisha and was impressed in how much we learned in such a short period of time; we learned a mix of hip hop, Latin and modern dance. We loved her passion and enthusiasm in empowering women and making them come alive and strive through dance. She was so much fun to be around and personable, and her professionalism was impeccable. ~ Andrea

Preet P.

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Tonisha is very personable, easy going, and has fun with you during the dance lesson. I feel the one on one attention is great! She will send videos of each class so you can practice at home. Couldn't have asked for a better dance instructor especially for a first timer in dance period.

  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Joanna Z.

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Candice helped us with our wedding choreography and she is such a pleasure to work with. Our whole group had so much fun! Shes super patient and can work with any skill level and choreograph any dance genre. Definitely recommend!

Jeffrey J.

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Candice was amazing. She came up with a super fun routine for us to use with our first dance. Her high level of energy kept us going late into the evening. I would highly recommend Candice to anyone.

Brian S.

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My fiancé and I wanted some tips and tricks for our first dance at our upcoming wedding. Our lesson was very helpful!!

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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.

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!

Alex S.

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The great dance class for all ages. Alexei recognizes your strongness and weaknesses and works on improving your dance skill. Groups are small and private lessons are available.

  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cortlandt Manor, NY

Jim S.

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I'm a longtime student of Liz Peterson's, so obviously I think she's wonderful. She's very articulate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and a great dancer! She's also very patient, has a great sense of humor, and wants her students to be the best they can be. She makes simply taking a dance class as enjoyable as an evening out dancing. My one bit of advice for new male students (female students don't seem to have this problem)-- is just relax and trust Liz. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but Liz just wants to make sure she's giving you all the information you need to do well. But think about it-- if you tried to use words to explain how to stand up and walk, it would sound far more complicated than it actually is. So, just try to absorb what she's saying-- you don't need to memorize everything-- relax, and have fun! Oddly enough, the more you relax, the more you'll learn!

Julie N.

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Liz Peterson is truly the best dance teacher my husband and I have had--and we've taken ballroom/latin dance quite a number of times. She is a GREAT communicator and demonstrator, a great dancer, steeped in knowledge of the dances and their history and culture, and a wonderfully warm, caring and funny human being. And I know that everyone else in the classes we've taken with her has felt the same way. Can't recommend her highly enough.

Thumbtack Customer

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We hired Liz because our daughter was getting married and we needed some help on the dance floor! Liz was a delight to work with. She was patient with us and we enjoyed our weekly lessons. We would definitely recommend her!

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Suzanne F.

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Hi, My son who is 8 years old recently started classes at Mind Your Body. He has never taken any formal instruction before. Since he was a tot he always had a desire to dance whenever he heard music either in the car, at social events or in our home. Since taking these lessons it gave him an opportunity to be creative, enthusiastic and confident expressing himself which is not incorporated in the other sports he currently participates in.. What I enjoy about this facility is that the instructors tailor the music and type of dance to my son's interests. They are dedicated professionals and we are very pleased to be at Mind Your Body! Best, Suzy

Manvi S.

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I hired Mind Your Body to teach my parents a slow dance for their 25th anniversary party! They had a diverse staff ready to teach them Bollywood songs. They were extremely patient and the dance came out great!

Dalibor M.

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So far so good .. pleasant and engaging people .. relaxed atmosphere .. one visit so far, very enjoyable lesson..

  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Kaitlyn C.

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What a beautiful young and talented lady Jes Ann is! She is an amazing dancer who loves to show others the art of dancing. She helped my husband and I learn our first dance for our wedding. She did all the choreographing of the dance and then taught us both, our parts of the dance. I can honestly say from experience, she is a great teacher and even if you believe it won't go well because your husband has two feet... Jes Ann will figure out a way to help you because she is smart, talented and loves to dance.

Jenna D.

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My boyfriend and I took swing dancing lessons from Jes. To say that we are klutzy would be an understatement. However, Jes was always so patient and made the dancing so much fun. My boyfriend was pretty reluctant about it until he met Jes and then he was on board. Jes was always so sweet and remembered what we had told her on previous visits. She's also an AMAZING dancer and I'm always so impressed by her skills.

Tyler J.

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My Dance lessons with Jes were some of the best I've ever had. She got me off my feet and showed me what West Coast Swing was all about. She was always, always professional, on time, and for a great price too. I now think of her as a good friend and I'm always excited when she comes to Texas.

  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Anishah K.

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Dear Monika, Thank you so much for helping to make our first dance such a hit. Our guests went crazy when they saw us break into a routine. We are so glad that we found you. We wanted to create a routine to Michael Jackson’s PYT and tried to teach ourselves since we have some basic moves on the dance floor, but we had trouble learning MJ moves. After taking 5 hours of classes with you, we felt like we had the moves down and felt much more comfortable performing in front of our family and friends. You were such a great teacher. You broke down the moves into small parts to make it easier for us to learn and you created a routine based on our skill levels. We had a lot of fun in our lessons and would recommend you to anyone looking for a private lesson. Thank you for everything!

Kate W.

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We went to Monika mostly for first dance choreography and some basic instruction on dancing together in general. She was such a patient and fun instructor, and helped us nail a somewhat unorthodox, fast song (cold water by Justin Bieber/major lazer) in just 5 lessons. She listened to us and changed things around when certain steps weren't working, and the end result was a dance we both had a blast performing at the wedding. All our guests loved it and said it was one of the highlights of the whole weekend. We would totally recommend Monika or use her again if we ever need more dance help!

Marzena W.

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I was so nervous for my wedding dance class. Me and my fiancé have never taken any dance lessons and we were terrified about dancing in front of other people. Monika is super patient, she wasn't rushing us, explained the movements until we got them right which was super encouraging! I'm honestly surprised how well our first dance is looking. Highly recommended instructor, thank you Monika xo

  • 29 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 9 hours

Sarah M.

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We worked with Brenda for a brief period to prepare my 10 year old daughter before a round of ballet auditions. My daughter had taken a few months break from dance, and Brenda was wonderful in helping her with specific areas she needed to focus on, to regain her confidence, and to look forward to getting back into the world of dance! My daughter felt very comfortable with her from the start and we were impressed with her responsiveness and professionalism, especially taking into account the need we had for a quick turnaround time. From our brief experience with Brenda, I would recommend her!

Yoselin R.

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Ms. Brenda is a Fantastic Teacher, my daughter who is 13 years old never did Ballet before. When she started to go to ballet class with Ms. Brenda, I noticed how quickly she learned especially since Ballet is very difficult. Ms. Brenda puts in so much effort in all her students! I highly recommend Ms. Brenda Cruz. Yoselin my daughter, who needed to learn Ballet in such short time because she had auditions for school, I'm very pleased with Ms. Brenda work. If you're looking for a dance teacher please look into Ms. Brenda.

Emily B.

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Brenda truly knows ballet, which is surprisingly to come by in dance teachers. I loved taking lessons with Brenda really wish I was in a financial position to continue!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Garwood, NJ

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.

Marissa P.

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Achiko is a great instructor for beginners. Highly recommend. Prices are reasonable for private lessons.

  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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!

Fran B.

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Dance Star Academy is a fantastic place to learn to dance. The teachers are amazing and caring and knowledgeable. I've had lessons at other dance studios but none that compares. I recommend DSA to anyone that wants to dance.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours
  • Astoria, NY

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!!

Barbie B.

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Eno Young is a talented dancer and his instructional skills are surpass the norm. While patience is one of his strong attributes as an instructor, he strives to make his students the best they can be. He is creative, passionate, personable and very professional. An experience well worth having in your dancing life.

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Excellence personified

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours
  • Rutherford, NJ

Shelly M.

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Aasiyah performed at my older sister's birthday celebration last fall and she was wonderful! After a stunning entrance with veil work and a great performance, she encouraged as many people as she could to join in. I'm easily embarrassed when pulled on stage (even in front of friends and family), but Aasiyah showed me how to move my hips right and felt so much better. She's even great with kids! And she's very approachable. At the end of her show, I took a card and brought a couple of friends to see her at a restaurant in Parsippany. Another great performance! As her website states, her dancing is truly transfixing.

Joan H.

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The whole experience was perfect. She listened to my request, and delivered it perfectly. It was my daughters birthday party. She was appropriate in every way.(dressed beautifully, danced and taught) after her performance I asked she teach the girls a small routine. And she did just that. And the kids performed at the end. What a great addition to the party!

  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Catherine R.

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We absolutely loved working with Luna Dance Company to choreograph both an introductory and first dance for our wedding. Imani was so patient and kind and is such a talented dance instructor. She understood the type of dance we wanted from the beginning and was able to teach us the steps in only a few short weeks. Our dance is amazing and we can’t wait to share it with our wedding guests next week. We highly recommend this company especially for any beginners! Thank you both so much for everything!!

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