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Gonzalo (Gonzo)
5.0
from 83 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 150 hires on Thumbtack
Tina H.
Verified review

My fiancé and I had no formal dancing experience, so we were quite nervous for our first dance. Gonzalo started with the basics and helped us formulate a game plan how we would learn our first dance within our short time frame. Even with our busy schedules, Gonzalo had no issues scheduling dance lessons during our limited availability. He is a true professional that taught with patience, a sense of humor, and valued the opinions of his clients. He recorded clips of our lesson, which was an extremely helpful reference. Thanks to Gonzalo on our wedding day, we were prepared and extremely satisfied how elegantly we danced to our wedding song.

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Dance With Panache
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marty S.
Verified review

In the midst of late-stage wedding planning, the thought came out of nowhere that it might be nice to take dance lessons. I brought this up to my fiancé and his immediate reaction was negative. We were already juggling too many vendors and responsibilities, he said. Where would we find the time, he asked. I reached out to Uttara anyway and scheduled a trial first class. We met her and immediately felt at ease. She asked us what song we had in mind, and when we played it for her (it's very different than the normal first dance fare) she thought about it for a second, remarked that it was different, then told us she knew exactly what kind of dance would go with it. And off we went! At the end of the first class, my fiancé was much more optimistic and we agreed to do the five class package. After the first few classes, we couldn't wait for our next class. Neither of us had any dancing experience but Uttara was always patient with us and never laughed at our clumsy mistakes. Her upbeat and postive energy went a long way to helping us learn, and she made every class so much fun! When it came time to pull off our big dance at our wedding, we somehow pulled it off and no one could believe what we had done! My mom kept clapping her cheeks and saying it was like DWTS (it was not) and the venue coordinator told us that in her ten years there, we were the first couple to do something like that. My friends' eyes were bugging out of their heads! It was so worth it, and a memory that we will cherish for the rest of our lives, and we owe it all to Uttara!

Saanwee Performing Arts
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey G.
Verified review

Priti was kind enough to come to our home and give us dance lessons for our Wedding.

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All About Dancing
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kelsey B.
Verified review

My husband and I are so glad we hired Kat to help us choreograph a surprise first dance routine for our wedding. Neither of us have any dance experience to speak of, and she was very patient with us while we stumbled through what I'm sure are very basic steps. She was able to gauge our abilities and our learning strengths very well, and above all, she was really honest about what we were doing well and what we needed to fix. Our guests were SO surprised to see what we had created with Kat - and we have so much fun with the process, from our first lesson to the final "performance." Would highly recommend Kat to anyone, even those with limited to no experience!

Judicita Condezo - Ritmo DMV
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Christina D.
Verified review

The brilliance of Judicita as a wedding choreographer and dance teacher is best conveyed by my husband, Andrew: I am a man who is terrified of dancing. In six weeks, Judicita took my dancing from "baby giraffe immediately after birth" to, as our wedding guests commented, "surprisingly not terrible" and "actually kind of really impressive." I did not want to jump out of a window at any point in the teaching process. Judicita was professional, empathetic, and effective both as a teacher and a choreographer. I am extremely happy with the services she provided and would recommend her in a heartbeat. I proposed to a woman of Puerto Rican/Peruvian background. She lives to dance. I was informed, lovingly and with zero wiggle room, that our first dance at the wedding would involve me doing salsa. Growing up, the blackest nightmares I ever had involved me trying and failing to dancing in front of all of my friends and family. So, choking down the terror, my then-fiancée and I contracted with Judicita to teach us (i.e. me) a choreographed 3-4 minute salsa dance. Judicita is--and I cannot stress this enough--extremely good a teaching. She has all of the normal, fundamental dance instructor skills: she's a talented dancer herself, she's very good at motion analysis and mechanics, and she's able to define and adjust choreography on the fly. But where she truly excels is her raw ability to teach. Rather than the familiar and irritating "Do this. No, like this. Point your toe more. No, like THIS. Watch me AGAIN" style of fussy instruction you get at many salsa rooms, Judicita is genuinely and patiently focused on teaching you to move. "That was great!" says Judicita with what feels like genuine excitement. "If you hold your chin a little higher the spin will be tighter, but you've really got the basic motion down!". She continually explained the "why" behind the motions, and let us learn at our own pace without getting hung up on perfection. We learned exactly what we needed for our dance. More importantly, I didn't feel like I was going to throw up from stress during lessons. I could list out many other positives: her quick and precise decisions on choreography--always listening closely to what we liked and didn't like; her flexibility in dealing with our schedule; her constant positivity and professionalism. In the end, we successfully pulled of an amazing first dance that was exactly what my bride wanted. Was I actually a born dancer? An unpolished diamond in the rough whose amazing skills were simply waiting to be discovered? A modern-day Patrick Swayze, if you will? This is what I'll keep telling myself. But the truth is, the only reason I walked out onto the floor excited, confident, and prepared, instead of nauseous and terrified, is because Judicita guided me there every step of the way. She should be teaching movie stars and professional competition dancers, instead of awkward dudes hoping to impress their partners. But thank God she does.

  • 39 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Margie P.
Verified review

I have wanted to take dancing lessons for a long time but my husband refused. He didn't want to embarrass himself and didn't think he had any sense of rhythm. But when Gary agreed to come to our home he finally agreed to try the free lesson. That was two months ago and now we're getting lessons every week and we're both loving it! Gary's relaxed approach and great sense of humor helped my husband overcome his fears. We highly recommend Gary for dance lessons.

BHS School of Dance
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Grace D.
Verified review

I just recently began contemporary/modern/hip hop dance lessons with Brandy and I could not have asked for a better teacher! She is knowledgeable, paitient, and highly skilled. I would definitely recommend to everyone! I learned so much in just three weeks and will continue to learn so much as we move forward

BlacKatz Jam Productions
5.0
from 1 review
    Miriam R.
    Verified review

    I wanted to learn to dance in order to be more social and mingle. I choose BlacKatz Jam because i heard what an EXCELLENT instructor Chyna is. And she certainly is!! She's engaged and excited about teaching, knows ALL the moves, and had me dancing in real dance shoes from the very beginning. Now i go dancing at least once a week!!! Learning to dance with Chyna was the best training i could have imagined. I've now moved on from salsa to ballroom and can't wait to add that to my outings! If you really want to learn the moves, understand the music and be comfortable in your shoes, give BlacKatz a try. She really is wonderful!! Miriam Rudder

    Allison Lenore
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Abraham S.
      Verified review

      Allison is one of the hardest dedicated professional in our industry. I'll highly recommend her service to anyone and everyone looking for dance professional!!

      • 4 years in business
      Bee E.
      Verified review

      Tammy Hurt is an amazing dance artist, educator and choreographer. She is one of the best in the business.

      Belly Dance by Rubia
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Thumbtack Customer
      Verified review

      I am having great time learning belly dancing. As a beginner it's tough but i will get the hang of it with practice.

      About

      I am a trained dance professional for the last 18 years. I've trained with Dave Bugnosen, and now works with Tom Woll in the Montgomery Department of Recreation.

      • 6 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      The Ferocity Dance Company was founded in 2012 and focuses on Bachata Fusion pieces: mixing ballroom as well as other dance styles with Bachata to create a distinct viewpoint and style. The Ferocity Dance Company houses three other franchise bachata dance teams, and has also grown to have a competitive group that performs Bachata pieces to compete in National and International competitions. The mission statement of the Company is: Fierce Is For Everyone. It is our hope that through constant support for the dance community, friendly behavior on and off the dance floor, and a distinct respect for all dance styles, that we can create a safe environment for all to learn and enjoy dancing. Whomever wants to be family, can be. Most of the students that attend Ferocity are currently performers or striving performers. Students can be seen anywhere from once a week to seven times a week - it depends on how many teams and workshops they attend! We pride ourselves on offering teams that have different bachata styles so that our dancers learn new things, new styles, and new perspective!

      About

      A belly dance instruction from an award-winning belly dancer in Baltimore, MD. I teach beginner to advanced level. I travel to studios in Catonsville and Fallston and can come to you anywhere in between. My classes focus on technique and encouraging self-confidence.

      About

      Are you looking for the latest in ballet, tap, jazz or hip-hop? Have you seen dancing moms and want the talent without the drama? Well, you've come to the right place!

      About

      I graduated in dance, arts, drama, classical ballet, folk dance and many others. I am teaching great dance skills to children and adults. Learn and have fun!

      About

      I am a fitness consultant, barre instructor, and dance teacher who travels to you to help you achieve your personal goals!

      About

      I provide individualized instruction. I teach ballet, easy/relaxing stretching, jazz, and musical theater dance. I will work with adults or children and just for any reason and if you need to relax, improve your strength and flexibility, choreography for college auditions, unique wedding "first dances", etc.

      About

      I do belly dancing classes for all ages and all styles. I am willing to teach all levels and even more experienced dancers.

      About

      We offer ballroom, Latin, swing, and tango dance classes. We're a full-service dance studio serving Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland. At Dance Bethesda, we offer social dance parties, social dance classes, and private lessons, where you can work out your steps, as well as find others just like you who desire to dance, and enjoy doing it. If you're getting married, our wedding dance experts will make your first dance a dream come true. Dance Bethesda offers great classes for you to learn in a confident and fun manner, with no pressure, and just a lot of encouragement.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I am a dance teacher specializing in West African, ballet, and modern dance. Dance is my passion, and I am an enthusiastic teacher.

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      Need a Ballet Instructor for a Beginner

      Henrico, VA

      • Dance style
        Ballet
      • Lesson type
        Class
      • Skill level
        Beginning

      Need Pole Dancing Lessons on December 24, 2012

      Fort Washington, MD

      • Goals
        I'm not sure
      • Lesson type
        Small group
      • Skill level
        No experience
      • Details
        This is an annual event my friends & I have each year. Thought this wud be something fun to experience on our "Diva Eve".
      • $180
        Average price

      Need a Pole Dancing Instructor for a Birthday Party on November 17

      Hyattsville, MD

      • Goals
        I'm not sure
      • Lesson type
        Small group
      • Skill level
        Beginning
      • Details
        Birthday Party
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