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Dancing with Dariusz
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 356 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 95 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 130 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Max W.
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My fiancée and I took dance lessons with Arati for our wedding. She choreographed a great dance to our song and made learning the steps really easy and fun. We'd highly recommend working with her to learn your first dance!

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  • 19 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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. : )

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  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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

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  • 13 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

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Dance Paradise
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ann H.
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Jose Is a great instructor and person. After only a few lessons I have learned a lot especially that I do not have two left feet. With Jose's encouragement and patience I am looking forward to learning a lot more.

Arts in CT
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
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.

the Dancing Designer
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires 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

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MAP 2 RHYTHM
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
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!

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!

Liz Peterson
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Sean L.
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Paulina is an extremely well rounded dancer. She can slow down her body to near impossible speeds and quickly transition into fast paced explosive hip hop combos. She has an adept eye for control and textures in dance which is key to make any dance stand out. She is super friendly and intuitive to quickly assess your needs and problems. Although she is an advanced dancer, she still has a perfect sense of fundamentals which is ideal for a dancer who didn't properly learn their rudiments. Her personal training background allows her to not only to teach dance appropriately, but also helps in letting you know what muscle groups are needed for certain dances. All in all I would recommend Paulina to ANYONE ranging from a beginner to an expert to just someone who wants to learn a certain dance. I've learned more from her in one class that I've learned in a whole week of group dance classes. If you want to start or further your dance skills, Paulina is the one for you!

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!).

Elegance in Dance
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony H.
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I came in with my fiance unsure if we Evan wanted an organized wedding dance.But after one intro lesson with our teacher at Elegance In Dance,nothing more needed to be thought of or said.We signed up for there program on the spot and the process has been so much fun and easy.We highly recommend this school.We highly recommend there dance programs if you want your wedding dance done right sign up for one of there programs on the spot.It will be the best decision you could make about your wedding dance trust us.

Sehraya Entertainment
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Fernanda D.
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Aasiyah is incredibly beautiful and elegant! She is able to capture the true essence of Egyptian dance, mesmerizing audiences and providing an unforgettable experience for guests. As a teacher, Aasiyah is incredibly knowledgeable not only in dance technique, but in music and culture as well. She is very patient with students, while continuing to challenge them to their maximum potential. I have been her regular student for over 2 years now and I look forward to every class!

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.

abunDANCE with keo, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ellen S.
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Keomi is an excellent teacher who is full of creativity and energy. Her class gives you a full cardio workout where you come out soaked, but it is so fun that you don’t notice how hard you’ve worked. You WILL learn hip hop moves and choreography which is very accessible and gives you a sense of accomplishment and a sense of being part of a community who dances together while accepting our individual styles and talents.

Tendu Dance
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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Tatum has been teaching dance to my daughter for one year. She is an experienced, energetic and enthusiastic teacher. Additionally, she is a caring and genuinely nice person. She goes out of her way to accommodate our needs. We highly recommend her.

Smiling Feet!
5.0
from 1 review
  • 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.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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We took 8 (or so) lessons in preparation for our wedding. Neither of us had ever ballroom danced before... and we had one month until the wedding. Natalie and Tony were AMAZING. Sooooooo nice and friendly - did not making dancing intimidating. And they whipped us into shape in time for a perfect wedding dance. I would 100% recommend Fred Astair Dance Studio of Morristown to anyone looking to learn to dance - including engaged couples preparing for their wedding. We set aside some money in our budget for this and I do not regret it one bit - it was easily one of my favorite parts of the night!

  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Chineta P.
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Olga is a great instructor, down-to-earth, funny, willing to spend time developing your inner dancer!! Each lesson will incorporate technique and routine steps. You will leave confident and ready to perform!!

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