Melinda Brand
Melinda Brand

Melinda Brand

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Introduction: I love being able to get people started with a new hobby! It's always wonderful to find common ground with people from all walks of life. Myself, I'm an avid gamer and anime/manga enthusiast, so I'm very open to geek culture, and I believe that ballroom dancing can be intimidating at first glance, so I try to be as inviting as possible.

Hired 2 times

Serves Dublin, OH

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, punctuality, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


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Kevin B.
Jul 21, 2019

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My wedding is coming up and I connected with Melinda about doing a 90-min refresher on some basic dance steps for our Bride/Groom - Groom/Mother dances. Melinda has a very disarming personality and is always the calmest person in the room. For something that I wasn't completely comfortable about, there wasn't a moment when I felt weird about it. She showed us some basic movements, then watched us practice, offering tips. It's pretty amazing what we learned in 90-minutes. I feel ready to dance at our wedding. She's great. This isn't some fake, robot comment. My name is Kevin, I went to a lesson 2 days ago. Give her a chance and you won't be disappointed.

Details: 26-35 • A group of 3-4 people • Ballroom • Beginner • Preparing for a wedding • 60 minutes • As recommended by professional • At the pro’s location

Private Dance Lessons
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Jon M.
Dec 31, 2020
Worked with me to determine what I was looking for, and crafted her lessons around both skills as well as my own interests. Highly recommend.
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Franklin D.
Jun 1, 2019
I have been working with Melinda regularly for the past 8 months. She is a skilled dancer as well as a focused and inspiring teacher who has an obvious passion for the high quality work that she does. On top of all that, she brings a consistently positive attitude and warm sense of humor to the dance floor. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Kevin M.
May 24, 2019
My first time trying dance I was nervous and had no idea what I was doing or what to expect. I planned on sitting in the back and observing to see if this was something I thought I could do, then came along Melinda. Right from the start she was friendly, welcoming, and patient. She got me out on the dance floor in flip flops that first night even though I had never danced a day in my life! The first thing she showed me was the Waltz box and her instructions were clear and easy to understand. I'll never forget how she said that dancing was a journey not a destination, that you have to start by building a strong foundation and learning the basics. That night changed my life forever because I found something that I truly love and am extremely passionate about, Melinda has been guiding me on my journey and I have come so far in a year of working with her. She makes it fun and has her own unique approach to explaining and teaching dance. Her professionalism and passion are infectious and because of all the work she has poured into me, I am looking into competing this year in amateur/pro competitions. I cannot thank her enough for her influence in my life! If you are looking for someone to help lead you on your own journey, she is the best!
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Dana C.
Jun 2, 2019
Melinda was a pure joy to work with! She was cheerful and enthusiastic, was able to teach effectively and very encouraging with us beginner dancers!
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Melinda Brand


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The initial lesson is $30. After that, each session is $65.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Our first lesson is generally an introduction to dance and to each other. I aim to customize lessons for the client to fit their needs, so the first meeting is full of basic steps and a lot of talking to understand what the client wants and needs from dancing.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I'm a theatre major and dance minor currently bettering myself in the ballroom world with some of Ohio's best dance instructors and coaches.

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