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Dancing with Dariusz
4.8
from 148 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 378 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
5.0
from 103 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 143 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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MAP 2 RHYTHM
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vanessa D.
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Irina is a true pro, we highly recommend her services! We signed up a few wks before our wedding date looking to learn more abt dancing as a couple, concentrating on Latin music. Irina is warm, patient, understanding and does a great job verbally, and of course physically, teaching the art of dance. She was impressively able to jump back and forth btwn teaching the male vs female roles in merengue, salsa, and bachata, so that my husband and I were able to equally learn and understand consistently throughout the process. Irina was always on time and disciplined with keeping her and our schedule on track. She was even awesome enough to let us bring our dog to lessons and would always kindly remember to bring treats for him. We were super grateful for Irina’s professionalism and will continue to work with her even after our wedding Bc the dance lessons are a great way to spend date nights!

  • 13 years in business
  • 62 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!!!!

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!

Brenda Cruz
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 10 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!!

Anytime Dance studio
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Jeremy T.
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The introductory lesson was awesome. After lots of looking, I've found my pplace for dance lessons.

Michèle Bowles
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Cara
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Ann T.
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Great Latin ballroom teacher. My style, grace and beautiful execution of feet and legs improved greatly under her coaching. If I still lived in NY I would be going to have lessons with her. She is very focused on improving her students dancing skills and making it a lot of fun in the process.

  • 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!

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!).

  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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!

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 ...

Dance Star Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 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!!

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

Ballroom dance lessons are taught by world champion dancers at Arthur Murray Manhattan. Learn the secrets of the best ballroom dancers in the world from the World leader in ballroom dance lessons from Arthur Murray. Want to spice up your love life, your social life or get ready for your wedding dance? Arthur Murray has the most experience in the world at teaching swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, hustle, merengue, lindy, mambo, club dances and more. Our 5th Avenue ballroom dance studio is easy to get know and you will feel right at home. Arthur Murray instructors are specially trained and certified and can put you in touch with today's most popular dances. Check out our classes for new ballroom dance students, click buy now to get started.

About

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.

  • 25 years in business
About

Our price range is from $5-$70 per hour per person, depending on whether you choose private or group class, the number of classes you sign up for, and the specials we are running. We offer private and group lessons in Ballroom and Latin dancing. We also hold weekly dance socials. In addition, we have several special themed dance parties during the year.

About

I teach ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz and hip-hop. I am a choreographer, dancer, teacher and professional. I can teach all ages, shapes and sizes as well as those with physical and mental disadvantages.

About

I've been teaching dance lessons for over 10 years to young children, teenagers and adults. The dance styles I teach most often include hip-hop, modern, contemporary, jazz and break dancing. I really enjoy being a positive role model for dancers of all ages and working to help them bring out their best potential. Not only do I wish to enhance their dancing skills but also their confidence to prepare them in other areas of life as well.

Q & A

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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.

Actual Requests

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Need a Dance Instructor

Brooklyn, NY

  • Details
    We need someone to choreograph our wedding dance and maybe a couple of lessons to practice/guide us. We have some ideas of the styles that we like.... modern/fun Jive, nothing too stiff.
  • $250
    Average price

Need salsa dance lessons

New York, NY

  • Salsa style
    I'm not sure / As recommended
  • Reason for classes
    Developing a new hobby
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Lesson type
    Private
  • Session frequency
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference(s)
    Wednesday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    Looking to go on a first date for a single salsa lesson. If it goes well, very likely to extend it to a weekly thing.
  • $71.67
    Average price

Need salsa dance lessons

New York, NY

  • Salsa style
    I'm not sure / As recommended
  • Reason for classes
    Socializing with others
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Lesson type
    Group (5 or more people)
  • Session frequency
    Other (one time group activity)
  • Lesson length
    60 minutes
  • Day preference(s)
    Friday
  • Time preference(s)
    Evening (after 6pm)
  • Details
    for an adult birthday activity
  • $126.67
    Average price
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