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New York Beginner Adult Dance Instructors

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Dancing with Dariusz
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 356 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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Soul Salsa
4.9
from 95 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Monica K.
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Arati was a very hands-on and great teacher for the beginners salsa dance class I took at the beginning of this year. Her music was a combination of bollywood, hip hop and mainstream music that made the class enjoyable and the steps easy to learn! Definitely recommend her dance classes to those interested in learning.

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  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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.

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Dance Paradise
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

Jersey City Ballroom
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Fady E.
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Both as a team and individually, Shimkiri and Werner really inspire me to become a better dancer, and I highly recommend their services for anyone looking to grow as a dancer or to start dancing! I began taking private Latin dance lessons with Shimkiri about two years ago. I was so impressed by her passion for dancing and her enthusiasm in sharing her talent with her students! She has a great way of staying patient as I learn new steps while still pushing and challenging me enough so that I would improve as a dancer. Later on as we began training for a competition and a showcase, her husband Werner began coaching me, too. Like Shimkiri, he was so eager to share his passion with me, and his instructions were so clear even with the more difficult steps. They are a wonderful couple, and I really encourage anyone looking for dance lessons to see that for themselves!

Maximo Almanzar Robles
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Talia B.
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Maximo is an excellent teacher . He will challenge you and want you to push yourself to get better . Whether you’re a beginner or professional dancer ,he will know how to address your needs and make you feel comfortable and relaxed in the process. Maximo has an incredible eye and knows exactly what you need in order to improve as quick as possible. Whether it be musically, spins , turns , partnerwork , body movement etc . If you want to take your dancing to the next level Maximo is the teacher for you. I alwyas have a great time working and dancing with him . Since we have started I’ve been getting nonstop compliments on my dancing . I highly recommend Maximo.

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Yi-Ping Y.
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Just had my first session with Paulina this afternoon and can't wait for our next session! She was super patient with me as I am a total beginner in dance! As the session went on, I also found out that she is a personal trainer! We decided that it would be a great idea to combine both so I can learn the flow of my body motion from dancing and also build up muscles from training! I am glad that I took the first step in being active and also found someone like Paulina to get me into shape!

Anytime Dance studio
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Mark K. K.
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I have been a student at Bienvenue since March 2015. Great studio, great instructors, fun environment. It's more than just taking dance lessons. It's about a fun group of people (instructors and students), a good social experience, great exercise, fun group actitvites and of course top notch dance instruction in an informal relaxed studio. I'm hooked!

Miki Tuesday
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Ciro C.
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Great Great Great Teacher. Very skilled dancer, in many dance styles and extremely pleasant person to work and dance with. Couldn't be more happy!

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.

Global Rhythms
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
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I have been taking dancing lessons on and off for a couple of years with two or three different instructors but didn’t seem to make much progress. It was not until I started taking lessons with Hunter that I made any progress. Hunter has a unique method of teaching dance. He relates the dance steps and moves to an everyday non-dance activity which helps with the learning progress. I can finally dance with confidence with my wife at social functions and she even lets me lead now. I would recommend Hunter for both the beginner and experienced dancer. Tony G.

DANCE SPACE INC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Khadija C.
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Ms. Patrice is an excellent teacher. She is patient with beginners and she is encouraging. I came to Ms. Patrice for tap and salsa and I had so much fun! She is an outstanding teacher.

  • New on Thumbtack
Deborah R.
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Even if you cannot dance at all, and you want to learn to tango, this is the place to go. They offer different levels, from beginners to advanced and are always so eager to help you advance. All the instructors are professional, but they make it fun. I always look forward to going, to learning, and to be greeted with such warmth. Carolina, Diego and Juan go out of their way to make you feel comfortable, and part of the tango family. Although it is taking lessons, you go hom feeling that you've had a great night out!

Arturo Perez
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Nikki H.
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I met Arturo at Swing 46 when I was celebrating a friend's 40th birthday. Arturo taught the beginner dance lesson and was very concise with his instructions and ability to make the patrons comfortable both with the lesson and with their own abilties. I have since taken lessons with Arturo and he is very patient with his teaching and guidance. He is a good lead without being overbearing and my experience when dancing with him is always positive.

Dancing with Joanna
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph G.
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My ballroom dancing experience with Joanna Meller has helped change my life forever. Her teaching style has helped me gain more confidence in my steps and the ability to lead anybody on the dance floor. She is very personable and keeps the lessons very fun and entertaining. I highly recommend her whether you are a beginner or at a higher dance level. She is the best dance instructor that I have ever had, and I have gone to at least 5 instructors in the past. She will work with you to make you the best that you can be on the dance floor.

Crestwood Poplocking
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Latasha K.
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My name is latasha king. I am lathon's friend we been friends for almost 3 years, and lathon is a very great hip hop dancer. He taught me dance lessons for 6 months as a beginner And now im a no longer a beginner. Also lathon taught me rhythm and different hip hop moves such as choreography,poplocking,flexing,waving,and much more and my email is latashaking8123@gmail.

Luna Dance Company
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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!!

Elisa Toro Franky
5.0
from 1 review
  • New 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 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.

Avital Asuleen
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Ann P.
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I took tap lessons with Avi. She’s amazing! I was pretty much a beginner to tap, having only taken random classes at a lot of the more famous studios around NYC. It wasn’t until I had lessons with her that I was really able to nail down all my problem areas & get a sense of what I needed to work on to advance even further. She’s very detailed oriented & has a genuine interest in seeing you improve. She's different from other private teachers because Avi caters the lesson around your individual needs. I also work a lot so it's really great that she's willing to at work around your schedule. Plus she’s a really sweet person too. I ABSOLUTELY recommend taking lessons with her!

Kel's Dance Lessons
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Jason Y.
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A Month of mixed Dance sessions mainly focusing on Basic of Break Dancing. Easy and Fun to learn, Taught at a pace understandable to myself as a beginner. HIGHLY Recommend!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a New York based dancer previously trained at Broadway Dance Center. I'm seeking a route in the professional dance industry but my dream has always been to teach others hip-hop and contemporary movement. I'm eager to work with anyone who is willing to learn a few steps, some confidence, and the art of everything dance. I am also TESOL/TESL/TEFL certified to teach ESL students!

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