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  • 13 years in business
  • 330 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10010

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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  • 9 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10018

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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!!!

  • 14 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Laura M.

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My husband and I worked with Rodney to choreograph a first dance for our wedding. We have never had a dance lesson so didn't know what to expect, but Rodney was awesome- he broke down the steps over the course of 3 lessons and videotaped the dance at the end of each session so we could practice. The night of the wedding we felt totally confident and our guests were so impressed! Having a choreographed dance was so much more interesting than just swaying in a circle, but at the same time the moves weren't too "overdone"- it looked natural. I would wholeheartedly recommend Rodney to anyone!

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10018

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!

  • 3 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jersey City, NJ 07302

Meili Mike C.

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With a month left to our wedding day, we were extremely lucky to able to find Shimkiri, who is professional, friendly and empathetic with our situation. After meeting her on the first day, we knew we were in good hands. We wanted a fun and upbeat dance for our wedding and Shimkiri was able to choreograph an excellent dance routine for us in less than a month. Under her watchful eye, we learned and practiced several times a week at the Hoboken and Manhattan dance studios. She is flexible, always able to squeeze us into her schedule, while we worked full time. She was attentive to our movements, saw what worked and what did not. If we have difficulties with certain dance moves she would go above and beyond to help us nail it. By the end of the wedding night, everyone demanded an encore. We were so pleased with Shimkiri that we continued to take ballroom dancing lessons from her.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Glenside, PA 19038

Sylvie B.

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Dance lessons by Jacklyn Shapiro I have been taking lessons with Jacklyn for a good number of years. Jacklyn is not only a very very good dancer, she can teach! She is patient and expects a lot from her students. She is creative and likes to challenge her students. You can tell that she enjoys teaching as she is always smiling and in a good mood.

  • 6 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Matthew D.

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Nanci brings a wealth of dancing experience to us all. A masterful instructor of many genre class offerings to old & young, Nanci shows you a way to stay fit & have a ball doing it at the same time. She has a kind effervescent personality, just what you would want to have in a dance instructor. No matter your level of experience, Nanci will always give you a comfortable learning atmosphere & you will surly dance away with more confidence than before. She is a true gift to us all. Matthew DeCrosta

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jamaica, NY 11432

Lauren G.

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It's been a pleasure working with George so far and we are looking forward to our upcoming lessons! Very accommodating and good communication. George has a tremendous amount of patience and makes his instructions very clear and easy to follow, even for us newbies!

  • 17 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10024

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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11233

Malik J.

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Hi, I wanted to leave a review because Laci is great. I wanted to surprise my wife and her friends and do a dance routine and Laci was great at responding to my email quickly and was very clear. I forgot to mention that she was also very accommodating, she was going to create a piece that was completely custom to what I had envisioned. Once the time is right I'd definitely would be more than excited to work with her. Malik

  • 33 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10010

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Stepping Out Studios is NY's premier ballroom and Latin dance studio. Learn to dance with us, and show off your dance style! Discover Argentine tango, hustle, West Coast swing, zumba, salsa, cha cha, samba and rumba, plus the classic ballroom dances in the heart of Manhattan. If you can walk, you can dance! Let Stepping Out Studios be your diving board. Use this special offer to help you get started now!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Co-founder of Backslide, I teach and choreograph Hip Hop dance. The style varies but it is usually in the theme of pop artists like Usher and Justin Timberlake. I have been called upon to stylize a more robotic or jazzy dance for a theatre company or artist and I always deliver. Breakdancing is not my element but rather group choreography. I keep it fun, sexy, smooth, while maintaining artistic integrity. My goal is to help hip hop dance reach its full artistic and creative potential.

  • Rahway, NJ 07065

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We offer dance classes from ages 3 to adult. Very affordable; tuition fees are priced from $35 - $45 per month depending on the class. We teach pre-ballet / tap combo, classical & contemporary ballet, pointe, lyrical / modern, tap, jazz / hip-hop.

  • Jersey City, NJ 07303

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Want to dance? We meld movement with music. Dance Roots Etc. is a boutique dance, choreography and artist development production house specializing in choreography, artist development, movement coaching, creative directing, and dance instruction in stepping (step dancing), gumboot dance, hip-hop, African, dance hall, and exotic dance fitness. We also provide image and music consultations.

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Exotic Dance Central Dance Studio offers the widest variety of sexy, exotic dance classes and pole dancing classes in New York City. We are open 7 days a week. These are new, exciting and highly effective dance-based classes that are fun and entertaining fitness workouts. We want you to exotic dance your way, get fit, feel sexy and have fun just because you love to dance! We are the first and popular dance studio to exclusively offer exotic dance and pole dancing since 1999! Our rates include: * $25 - One-hour Intro to Pole: For very beginners who are new to pole dancing * $50 - Two-hour Introductory Class: For beginners who want to learn a variety of dance styles: pole dancing, exotic dance, and floor work * $150 - 90-Minute, Four-Week Courses - For students who want to focus on pole dancing or exotic dance and want to progress in levels We also offer one-hour and two-hour private dance parties for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, girls' night out and night club events. Our students love and appreciate our quality of service, flexibility, dance class variety and very reasonable prices.

  • Oceanside, NY 11598

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"Every Woman Can Belly Dance" Intro Class, support and discover your body with Belly Dance. Belly Dance is for everybody and anybody. This is a Beginner Class, no previous Dance skills needed. Evening and Morning Belly Dance Classes on Long Island. Visit the website for more info. Classes in East Rockaway, Oceanside, Lynbrook, and Rockville Centre NY

  • Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Dancewave is a non-profit Brooklyn dance organization that transforms the lives of New York City youth through dance and ballet classes, and unique exposure to world-class, pre-professional performing arts training. Since its inception in 1995 by Diane Jacobowitz, artistic/executive director, Dancewave has created programs that are challenging and artistically substantial, and which addresses young people's needs for individual achievement and group identity.

  • New York, NY 10032

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Robert Taylor Jr. is an American entertainer whose goal is to inspire and spread love and peace to people of all ages through music and dance. Robert was born and raised in Coney Island. Since childhood he had always loved any aspect of music and dance (vocally and physically.) Some of Robert's past credits include the following national TV shows: * American Idol season 3 (as a singer) * So You Think You Can Dance season 2 in 2006 (as a dancer) * MTV's Say What? Karaoke (as a singer who won 2 shows and made it to the finals in 2003 and 2007) * MTV's VMA with Shakira * Kat Deluna's Whine Up music video (as a dancer in 2007) * National tour of "Hairspray" (as a singer, dancer and actor in 2008) In 2007, Robert released his first solo CD entitled "Cloud 9" which is available on iTunes and CD Baby. Robert has graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in dance and a minor in musical theatre, which required him to take acting, theatre, and dance classes (which consists of such dance styles as Graham, Horton, and the Limon technique.) Robert was required to do musicals in school as well. Some of those musicals are "New Girl In Town" and "The Boyfriend" in 1998-2002, where he performed as a singer, dancer and actor. Robert has performed for the late King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, in 2002 at Webster Hall (NY) for Michael's protest party. The group that Robert performed with was called 'Uneti', which consisted of 5 group members who sing and dance. Shortly after, Robert began training with hip-hop with the Amountboyz (Ant Boogie and A Dubz) who have performed for Mario, 3LW, P.Diddy, Keisha Cole, and Madonna, just to name a few. After training with the Amountboyz (studying the styles of choreography as well as the elements of hip-hop), Robert performed with them as an honorary member of the group. Then, Robert began training with Jared Grimes (who is currently teaching at BDC now as an instructor). Jared has selected Robert to be a part of the Broadway Underground company. Robert has also been trained within the elements of hip-hop and choreography by Bam, Brian Green, and Spex. Robert then branched off to train and perform with Jamie Jackson, gaining knowledge of how to extend body movement with musicality by using a series of grooves. Robert has also trained with Future, gaining different dimensions and basics of how to wave and with Ephrat Asherie (a.k.a. "Bounce"), learning the basics and foundation of breaking. Currently, Robert was selected as a choreographer to perform at "Carnival", which is the most prestigious dance show in NY and L.A. for emerging choreographers and/or entertainers. Robert had just won a music showcase 4 months ago, and this made him a 5-time NYC underground music industry's showcase winner as an R&B entertainer. These shows are (2006-present): * Faces In The Crowd (twice) * Mental Supreme (training camp showcase) * Roc The Mic hosted by Monse from Hot 97 * Protege Magazine by Rham Robinson

  • New York, NY 10016

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Dance is not an only source of physical pleasure. It also soothes the mind as it openly expresses feelings and ideas. I offer stretching classes, and I teach exotic (erotic) dances and the art of temptation.

  • New York, NY 10001

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HipHotic meets all of your personal training, dance fitness, and entertainment needs. HipHotic carries the name that ensures quality assurance and great customer service, to make us your one-stop shop to meet all of your fitness and dance entertainment needs, by our qualified professional team of experts. If you are looking to get results through personal training services or within a group setting, HipHotic can get you there through our "top-notch" services. You don't need to know how to dance in order to become one of our many success stories. It is your time to shine, so what are you waiting for? Let's get it!

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The Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, a non-profit organization, is committed to extending the dream, indomitable spirit, and dance legacy of Isadora Duncan. The Foundation is located in New York City and sustains the work of its resident performing company, Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company. Every year, the company provides hundreds of presentations of Isadora's original choreography as handed down over generations of Duncan dancers, as well as educational workshops, new works, and creative programs that nourish the soul and lift the spirit. Our mission is to preserve, present, and teach the work of Isadora Duncan by means of the performance, community-outreach, and educational plans of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company.

  • New York, NY 10003

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I offer group classes at the Ancram Opera House in upstate New York, highlighting the Alexander technique's principles of ease and natural breathing. All students thrive with individual attention, evolving their practice and changing dramatically with my gentle hands-on coaching. In New York City on Union Square, I offer private sessions at my office in yoga and the Alexander technique, known to be one of the best approaches to solving back problems. My experience in teaching dance, exercise and yoga, and 23 years of Alexander technique private practice all give me the foundation to help each student reach his or her full potential.

  • 8 years in business
  • New York, NY 10001

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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!

  • Bayside, NY 11361

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Special offer for new students! Come try a free trial class at Queens Dance Project. We offer classes to students ages 6 months and up. Beginner - advanced We offer the following classes: *Pole Fitness *Pound Fitness * Zumba * Belly dance * Hip hop * Tap * Ballet * Lyrical * Modern * Jazz * Pointe *Hot Hula Fitness *Yoga *Mommy and Me *Break Dance *Acrobatics *Wedding Dances Group and private lessons are also available.

  • Flushing, NY 11358

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Miae (formerly of Chuli and Miae), is an accomplished performer, choreographer and instructor. She has professional skills in R&B, hip hop, funk, jazz, house and club. She teaches all levels, from beginner to professional. She also has a diet dancing class for 5 night a week in Flushing Queens. Have fun, get in shape, and lose weight!

  • Long Island City, NY 11101

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We offer private and group dance instruction, from belly dance to Latin dance. We offer weekly and monthly classes and workshops.

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Tais is a professional belly dancer based in Long Island. She offers top quality dazzling belly dance shows for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, and other special occasions . Tais teaches weekly belly dance classes in Long Island.

  • New York, NY 10007

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Moving Visions Dance is the best dance school in Tribeca, New York City. If you want kids' dance classes and adults' dance classes, this is the place.

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“Need Hip Hop Dance Lessons for a Birthday Party on June 1, 2013”

New York, NY

Hip-hop style
I'm not sure / As recommended
Lesson type
Small group
Skill level
Beginning
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bday party for 6 and 8 year old girls june 1st in nyc
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“Need a Hip-hop Dance Instructor for a Beginner”

Farmingdale, NY

Hip-hop style
Other (I want an instructor to work with my daughter on her hip hop routine that she's gonna be doing at competition.)
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Private/Couple
Skill level
Beginning
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She's nine years old and loves to dance. She's been dancing since she was 3, competing since she was 5, and started hip hop last year.
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“Need a Belly Dance Instructor”

Jersey City, NJ

Belly dance style
Egyptian / Raqs Sharqi, Egyptian / Baladi, Turkish
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Class
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Beginning
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I would prefer weekend or late evening classes.
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