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Dancing with Dariusz
4.8
from 143 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 363 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 99 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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Samantha C.
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Arati was so wonderful to work with! We hired her to help us learn a few basic dance steps for our wedding since both my fiance and I have two left feet :) We only purchased the 4 pack of lessons, but she ended up choreographing our entire first dance for us! We were so pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had at each lesson and how quickly we were able to learn. Arati was great at teaching us as beginners and very patient with us as we fumbled through a few steps. Her communication was also excellent - always quick to respond and very personable! I would definitely recommend her to any couple looking for wedding dance lessons, you will not be let down. Thank you Arati!!!

  • 13 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly W.
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Olga was awesome to work with - my husband and I wanted to get some lessons for our first dance at our wedding and we're SO happy we found her. She knew exactly what style to do once she heard our song, and choreographed the whole thing for us from start to finish. Within the first lesson, she knew exactly what she wanted to teach us and have us do. And to top it off, she was so fun to work with! I think she probably had us laughing more times than not throughout our lessons - we highly recommend her!!!!

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MAP 2 RHYTHM
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Klaudia G.
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The best thing about our wedding dance lesson with our teacher Irina was the confidence she gave us. Neither of us are dancers and the difference in our dancing from the start of the lesson to the end was amazing. The style of our first dance was suited to our ability and needs and Irina made us both feel really comfortable. All the guests loved it! Irina is very professional, friendly and patient ! We highly recommend her as a dance teacher !

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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

Brenda Cruz
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kayo K.
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My daughter has great experiences working Brenda and loves to work with her! Brenda has been in ballet business for many years and has experiences. She can customize and indivisualize the lessons based on the level. My daughter has developed and refined many skills since working with Brenda. We highly recommend Brenda for ballet private lessons!!

  • 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.

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 ...

Michèle Bowles
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
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!

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.

  • 14 years in business
Mary C.
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My fiancé and I had two private lessons with Carmen for our first dance. She was fantastic! Neither one of us is an experienced dancer and yet within a couple of sessions, we were able to do a short choreography and ran through the dance several of times to our chosen song. I thought it would not make a big difference to have a private room but turned out, it was! We were very productive. The two lessons went by quickly probably because we were so occupied by learning all the new steps. It was a delightful experience and we will come back for more lessons on social dance!

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.

Smiling Feet!
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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She is awesome! I hired her to make me presentable (dance wise) for my daughters wedding. Focused on the father daughter dance and swing. Extremly skilled,professional, patient and great personality.

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!

  • 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!!

Stepping Out Studios
4.5
from 2 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Rose P.
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We are very happy with the lessons we are taking for our upcoming wedding. The people that run the studio are professional and Bibi our dance instructor is incredible! I highly recommend Stepping out Studios!!!

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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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We are highly qualified and dedicated professionals. We are instilling passion for dance in a friendly environment.

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I teach and choreograph for all ages in the styles of jazz, ballet, tap, pointe, contemporary, musical theatre, gymnastics and acrobatics.

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I teach actors, singers and personalities who need movement training. I teach dance movement to professionals, semi pros and children for the stage, opera, television and film.

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How much do dance lessons cost?

Adults who want to learn to dance, whether to prepare for a wedding or to meet new people, often enjoy taking dance lessons from an experienced dance instructor. Instructors may offer classes one-on-one to individual students or couples, or to small groups. The national average cost for a dance instructor ranges from $30 to $50. Some studios offer a discounted introductory lessons or group lessons, as well as package deals that are more affordable than paying for individual lessons. Some dance instructors will travel to the student’s home, which usually costs more, while others hold small-group sessions in their studios. If you choose a small-group class, expect to pay less than for individual dance lessons.

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