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Sasha C.

28 Reviews
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  • Speaks Russian, English, French
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Sasha C.

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I have been teaching dance for over 10 years. In that time I have found that, regardless of what style you are learning, everything is made of a few fundamental principals and components specific to that style. There are only so many ways you can move your feet and body. By understanding these principals & components, you can then put them together in any order with different style to create different dances. By laying the proper foundation, students have an easier time following choreography, learning to apply their own style, and even keeping up with a class. Once a dancer has a foundation to work up on, I introduce new concepts in layers to help dances feel better and develop a nicer aesthetic.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 6 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Carla B.
Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!
Star P.
Sasha was wonderful to work with!
Darlene W.
Sasha was very easy to work with and picked a just right starting point for me! I look forward to good things to come!
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Melissa Rose S.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Anthropology from University of North Texas
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Melissa Rose S.

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*REDUCED RATE until April 7*
Regular rate $95/hr, reduced to $75
Currently offering online lessons only

Learn to dance for your wedding, social dancing, or just for a fun way to stay active! I teach several styles of Latin and Ballroom dance.

My lessons focus on connecting with your partner and being in tune with his or her movements. A proper connection makes it easy to quickly learn new steps, and to move together as naturally as possible.

For online/video lessons: You might think a partner dance would be hard to learn online; to learn to lead or follow well, it's important to have tactile feedback in order to feel the relationship between your movement and the results from your partner, and vice versa.

However, with attention to body mechanics and a focus on alignment and movement technique, you can still learn a lot online. Especially if the thought of group classes is intimidating for you, starting with online lessons can help you learn some basics at your own ...

About Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose is an independent dance instructor in San Francisco, CA and the surrounding Bay Areas. She teaches wedding choreography and social dancing. Styles include: Argentine Tango Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, ChaCha, Swing Latin/Club: Salsa, Bachata West Coast Swing Country Western

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Allyse ..
Malissa was extremely knowledgeable and made tango easy to understand and do! My husband and I can’t wait for our next class!
Becky
So far she is amazing and we look forward to our future lessons. She’s helpful, informative, and makes us very comfortable!
Jack
Great first session! Melissa made us feel at ease and was very nice to work with.
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Anna L.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Master from BSUPC
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Anna L.

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Hello, my name is Anna and I have more than 22 years of the experience in ballroom dancing. I can teach Latin, ballroom, rhythm, smooth dances, including West Coast swing, salsa, merengue, Argentine tango, almost all couple dances, you name it. I have a huge experience working with the beginners with both left feet and with gold dancers, as well with pro dancers; I’m a national champion of my country and World Cup finalist, but as you remember: I have a huge experience with the beginners and two left feeters) I do believe in dancing, both: social and competitive and that’s why along with physical teaching I want to reach to everyone and share benefits of ballroom dancing)
Do you need to have a partner?! Preferably...but if you happen to be alone at home, I’ll teach you using whatever you will have around: tables, chairs, doors, etc.
Solo dancing?! Not a problem, I’ll teach you how to dance on your own
Wedding couple?! Great! I’ll teach you how to beautifuly dance together stress ...

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Conrad S.
Excellent instructor!! Great ability to teach!
Aliceann W.
We are complete novices for ballroom dancing-- Anna was wonderfully helpful in connecting prior to the lesson and preparing to help us get the most out of the hour that we booked. She is energetic, vivacious and has a highly effective teaching style. she is able to break the dance down with cues and rhythms that are easy to grasp and remember. We will definitely go back to her for another lesson.
Victoria
I used to dance back in Russia for a couple years but I forgot everything since then. I’m glad I found Anna who speaks not only my language but also Russian. Just for a couple classes I refreshed my abilities and decided to go further with Anna and this is my favorite thing to do on earth for now.
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Natalya Z.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $135
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Natalya Z.

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Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. With almost a decade of experience, she believes that anyone can dance if they put in the effort, and is excited to be a part of your journey!

Her devoted participation in competitions and passionate performances in shows around the area with her partner and a wide variety of students shows dedication and passion towards the craft.

Aside from working her way up to training with the top Ballroom and Latin coaches in the world, Natalya has explored the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and contemporary dance in order to diversify her training and artistry. She has been a member of the Seattle dance companies "Breed Seattle", "Westsiders", and "Black Floor Collective" parallel to competing at a national level with her partner. She now dedicates her time to mentoring and directing multiple diverse ...

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Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. Born in Russia - but raised in Seattle, she has become well known through her devoted participation in competitions and

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Justin and Abbie L.
Natalya is an excellent instructor and very fun to work with. She's very in tune with our bodies and able to push us further than we initially thought possible. She's firm but fair and offers a very nicely balanced teaching dynamic.
Charles K.
Instructor was great! The web site link did not work with an apple mac book pro using safari, it only worked with Chrome thanks to Natasha's help, so please add that important memo for mac users! regards--charles
Olena
Natalya is a great instructor, very professional, inspiring and encouraging! She is also demanding, which means she really cares about your progress.

Anastassia A.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Russian, English, Dance
  • Ballroom Dance from Kalingrad Dance Academy
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Anastassia A.

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Professional ballroom dancer and highly ranked dancesport instructor. I have over 15 years of experience teaching dance lessons and choreographing routines for Pro-Am ballroom dancesport competitions. My studio offers unique dancing experiences blending fun fitness techniques for all ages with quality and personalized dance instruction.

About Anastassia

I'm an accomplished professional ballroom dancer, dancesport competitor, choreographer and dance instructor with over 20 years experience. In 2014 I opened my Central Florida dance studio - Anastassia Ballroom & Dance - to share the joy of ballroom dancing with others. For me, dancing is an unique

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Donna
Anastassia is a great teacher of dance! She listens and genuinely cares about all her dance students. She has opened my eyes to how dance is not only enjoyable, but can increase your confidence in all aspects of ones life. Going into her studio is feeling like you are part of her family. I moved to Florida six months ago & started taking her classes with my brother ... so happy we found this dance studio!
p.s. I really enjoy dancing & spinning around the floor with Dennis ... Anastassia's other dance teacher too!!!
Vladimir
The best studio in town!!!
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Kārlis T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $125
  • Speaks Russian, Latvian, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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Kārlis T.

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I am 7 times national champion in Ballroom Dancing of Latvia.
Finalist of World & European dance championships.

Ballroom Dancing is my passion and I am an expert in Latin American and Standard dances, as well I am professional choreographer for your wedding or any other dance event of your choice.

About Kārlis

I am an expert level teacher of ballroom dancing. I have more than 5 years of experience in working with some of the best ballroom dancers in Europe. Last couple of years, while living in California, I have been working with adults, focusing on beginners and also advanced dancers who wish to learn

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The average cost of 60-minute ballroom dance lessons is $91. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $39 and $134 per hour.
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"Kay is phenomenal! Her patience and kindess is unreal. She is extremely knowledgeable and I love having her as a teacher! I walked in thinking I'd try dancing for a week and 5 months later I'm so happy!"
Lexi
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"Elena was able to teach someone 500 miles away the basics to a slew of different Latin ballroom dances (salsa, marengue, bachata, cumbia step, etc.) In just a few lessons I was able to feel comfortable enough with the steps and timing to be able to dance in public with others! She was very amazing and was willing to accommodate to my needs as a student. She gave plenty of reference material as well as songs so that I'd be able to practice when not taking lessons. I would highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone who is wanting to learn Latin Ballroom dance, but doesn't know where to start!"
Daniel
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Elena T.
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"Excellent instructor!! Great ability to teach!"
Conrad
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from E&Adance B.
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"Kay is so sweet, but knows her stuff! She keeps everything extremely professional, and easy to learn. My favorite part is that she is down to earth and not up tight like other ballroom dance instructors. Go Kay!"
Maria
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Kay
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"Great instructor. Melissa really knows how to teach you how to dance."
Kelli
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Melissa Rose S.
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"I used to dance back in Russia for a couple years but I forgot everything since then. I’m glad I found Anna who speaks not only my language but also Russian. Just for a couple classes I refreshed my abilities and decided to go further with Anna and this is my favorite thing to do on earth for now."
Victoria
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from E&Adance B.
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"Melissa was very personable and led us thru the lessons at our pace. We had a great time on our first lesson and are looking forward to the next one."
Larry & Victoria
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Melissa Rose S.
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"We are complete novices for ballroom dancing-- Anna was wonderfully helpful in connecting prior to the lesson and preparing to help us get the most out of the hour that we booked. She is energetic, vivacious and has a highly effective teaching style. she is able to break the dance down with cues and rhythms that are easy to grasp and remember. We will definitely go back to her for another lesson."
Aliceann
Took Ballroom Dance lessons from E&Adance B.
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"I started taking lessons with Kay with no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I am teachable and all it took was a little patience. She came highly recommended from a friend and I am glad I followed through!"
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Took Ballroom Dance lessons from Kay
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers probably hold the title for most famous ballroom dancers, and generations have enjoyed watching them perform a variety of ballroom dances in their classic films. Watching them tap, quickstep, and do the Viennese Waltz around a glittering dance floor or up and down a set of stairs makes everyone want to get up and dance along with them. 

The ballroom dancing Fred and Ginger mastered includes a variety of partner dances that are danced both socially and competitively around the world. When you learn how to ballroom dance, you can go on to enter competitions or have fun twirling at a social dance, wedding, or other party. 

Since ballroom dancing's sometimes called social dancing or partner dancing, many believe you have to have a partner to take lessons, but that's actually not the case. Sure, you and a partner can learn together, but you can learn ballroom dancing with or without a dance lesson partner. So, if you've always wanted to waltz, swing, tango, quickstep, foxtrot, or rumba at a social dance, wedding, or salsa party, then don't let anything hold you back from signing up for ballroom dance classes. 

Why Learn Ballroom Dancing?

Fun is the first reason to learn ballroom dancing! You can practice on your own, dance with a partner, or dance with a group. If you like dressing up, then learn ballroom dancing purely for the clothes and costumes.

While dancing, you'll also be doing a lot of good for your body. Not only is ballroom dancing a great workout, it also improves coordination, muscle memory, brain memory, and stamina. You'll gain confidence as you grow stronger and become more and more comfortable with the steps and movements. 

Ballroom dancing is also a great outlet for socializing, meeting new people, and making new friends. As you learn from others, and they learn from you, you'll forge lasting bonds of trust. You'll begin to work better with others, while you blow off steam with your favorite dancing partner. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Ballroom Dance and What You'll Study in Lessons

Sure, you can find lots of free ballroom dance lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is studying one-on-one with a private ballroom dance tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive personalized instruction and immediate feedback that simply isn't possible with online classes or in a larger group setting. You'll learn fast and also get to focus on the dances that interest you most. 

Plus, no two private lessons are alike. Your teacher will completely customize each class to keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at the pace and level that's right for you. For example, ballroom dance lessons for children differ greatly from ballroom dance classes for adults, in terms of content and teaching methods. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Ballroom Dancing

If you've never ballroom danced before or only have a little prior experience, then beginner lessons are right for you. In these lessons, you'll be introduced to ballroom dancing and learn some basic steps to the most common dances. Your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Leading and following
  • Proper dance posture
  • Basic styling
  • Introductory waltz, swing, and rumba dance steps

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Ballroom Dancing

If you've already had some experience ballroom dancing, then you'll be most comfortable in intermediate lessons. In these classes, you'll learn to follow more complex choreography and tighten your partner dancing techniques. Your ballroom dance teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Increase elegance
  • Expression through dance
  • Learn complex routines and sequences
  • Dance conditioning

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Ballroom Dancing

Advanced lessons are intended for students who're already highly experienced dancers. Advanced students should have a firm grasp of the various types of ballroom dances. In advanced lessons, you or you and your dance partner will have the opportunity to fine-tune your techniques while working with a professional. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend on the interests and goals of the student, but your ballroom dance tutor might cover the following:

  • Advanced choreography
  • Incorporating acrobatics
  • Audition coaching
  • Competition and performance preparation

How to Find a Ballroom Dance Teacher Near you

If you're ready to earn a set of fancy feet, then it's time to start working with a private teacher. Finding a ballroom dance tutor on TakeLessons is easy! With a quick search, you'll find pages of experience and qualified ballroom dance teachers who offer private lessons both online and in-person. Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other aspiring dancers. 

The price of ballroom dance classes varies, but most teachers charge fees based on the length and frequency of lessons. You'll find that the cost of private lessons is well worth the investment. You'll learn new steps and dances quickly, while having a great time getting to know your ballroom dance teacher.