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Melissa Rose S.

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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • 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 $60
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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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.
Lyle W.
I enjoyed it. Very nice. Very patient.
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Elodie S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
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Elodie S.

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Interested in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata?

I can help you learn the basic steps to get you started and master all these latin dances.
Lessons with me will help you improve coordination and balance and really understand learn step by step.
Also, not to forget you will get a good work out too!

About Elodie

Hello! I am Elodie. I am 24 years old. I’ve been bellydancing professionally for 6 years now. I was a student in one of the best Bellydance Academy's in Quito, Ecuador called YMADA. I have also attended to various of seminars with bellydance teachers around the world (Egypt, Ukraine, Chile,

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luisa H.
fun, informative and just great person and teacher :)
luisa H.
Great first lesson! Fun and informative :)
Shallu B.
Very easy going person and detail in helping you to learn the moves ❤️
Will recommend to her highly ❤️❤️
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Natalya Z.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $135
  • Speaks Russian
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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 ...

About Natalya

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.
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Alessia B.

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Starting at $109
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Alessia B.

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West End and Broadway dancer who has been teaching professionally for 10 years a variety of dance styles. All ages are welcome! You will learn how to dance or improve your dancing skills in a short time, while having fun and getting fit . Lessons are customized to the goals of each student. Apart from performing in many musicals, I have also performed on TV with artists like Kanye West, Kylie Minogue, Emma Bunton and I choreographed for Kylie Minogue and for many shows.
I teach group classes at Heartbeathouse , in a dance school in Atwater Village and I teach private classes to complete beginners who want to learn how to move to rhythm, to dancers intermediate and advances who want to improve their skills, to kids from 2 years old up. I also choreograph wedding dances , music videos and teach at birthday parties and at bridal showers.

I am very passionate about teaching , I have a lot of energy and I love seeing the quick improvement in my clients , it's such a privilege !

About Alessia

I am a professional choreographer, dance teacher and dancer who performed in London's West End and Broadway and on many TV shows . I have been teaching for many years all styles of dance and choreographing for theatre shows, music vides, weddings, parties etc.. I specialize in any latin styles, Bol

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Kathy
This instructor brings a great deal to the table. I have been in her classes as well as taken private classes from her. She is a professional who has traveled the world dancing. She is extremely talented but she teaches with humility never making anyone feel like they are less than. She will teach you while inspiring you to dance your heart out. I would recommend this intructor to anyone who wants to have a great time while learning something new.
Ruzanna
Alessia is the greatest dance instructor, personal trainer, and influencer. I absolutely adore her because she is very dedicated to her job and to her students. She goes above and beyond to make sure her students reach their goal whether it’s becoming a dancer, losing weight, gaining confidence or just having fun at dance classes.
I know Alessia for over one and a half years now. At first, I was taking private classes with her for about five months and later I started taking her group classes. She was very flexible about scheduling the privates and never cancelled a class. She is a super energetic dancer with amazing personality; she loves teaching and motivating her students to go after their dreams.

Anastassia A.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Russian, English, Dance
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Top Place Florida State Winner Circle Results from Florida State Dancesport Championships
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Anastassia A.

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I'm a professional ballroom dancer and highly ranked female dance instructor. I have over 15 years of experience instructing social dancers 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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Gilia J.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2016
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Gilia J.

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About Gilia

Hello Everyone!! I am a professional dancer, dance instructor, and dance coach! I have been dancing for over 16 years and I have been teaching for 5 years. I graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College with a degree in Dance Education & Performance. I currently work and a dance studio and f

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The average cost of 60-minute salsa dancing lessons is $54. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $80 per hour.
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"Andrew was patient and is a talented teacher. Highly recommended!!"
Adi
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"I am a complete newbie in dancing and Andrew was great in helping me really enjoy dancing. I highly recommend Andrew!"
Raj
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"I had a great first lesson with Andrew. He's an excelent teacher and I look forward to our upcoming classes!"
Amanda
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"CJ is a great instructor! He met us where we were and showed us several new Salsa moves in our 1 hour lesson. My husband and I had a blast and are excited to continue taking lessons with CJ!"
Rachel
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from CJ F.
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"Andrew is truly a professional!
My husband and I are both novice dancers and Andrew has made each lesson fun yet very informative. He is very easy to work with, has lots of patience and has a firm understanding of all types of dance that he teaches. I never thought my husband or I would be able to dance and use real dance moves but with Andrews help we are learning a lot and having a blast doing it. We are learning specific moves and techniques all thanks to our great instructor. I would recommend Andrew in a heartbeat."
Mari
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"First lesson was awesome. Looking forwards to the rest."
Gareth Paterson
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"Such fun! This was my fifth lesson with Andrew. I have learned soooo much. I appreciate how he not only breaks down the physical movements but also breaks down the music and instruments so I better understand how it all comes together! These lessons are worth every penny!"
Verena
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"I have already taken a lot of dance classes including Salsa, but only attending irregular group classes it was hard to retain the basics and my dancing got a little sloppy. Andrew got me up to date with basic fundamentals, all through this online course. I didn't have a lot of faith in the online format at first, but Andrew quickly gave me confidence he could teach me. He carefully observed each of my movements and was patient in helping me improve little by little. My girlfriend (who has a lot of salsa background and was embarrassed to dance with me prior to my classes with Andrew) noticed a huge improvement after I took just a few classes from Andrew. Thanks so much!"
Ryan
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"Andrew was a great instructor. He was excellent at communication as far as coordinating and scheduling the lessons. He was flexible and customized his teaching to fit our needs. He made Salsa fun and interesting and was very patient. I highly recommend working with him. It's an awesome experience!"
Sarah
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Andrew H.
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"She's very nice, friendly and definitely know how to dance salsa. I like Elena, I feel like we are friends because she's a very warm hearted person, I'm like that as well."
Jacy
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Elena T.
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Private Salsa Dancing Lessons Near You

Salsa dance is a lively, an upbeat form of social (ballroom) dancing that originated in Cuba and has Afro-Cuban origins. Salsa has evolved in a variety of locales around Latin America and within the United States, where regional styles and steps have emerged. These regional styles include salsa from Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Cuba, and Columbia.

At its heart, salsa combines several Afro-Cuban dances, such as the son, rumba, mambo, cha-cha-cha, and danzón to create a unique partner dance. Set to music between 150 to 250 beats per minute, salsa features a syncopated style, with three steps paired to every four beats of music. Within eight beats, a dance couple will have completed one combination and can either start over or begin another salsa combo. 

An international social dance, salsa dance nights are common in dance clubs, ballrooms, outdoor festivals, and social clubs around the world. Festivals and competitions built solely around salsa dancing can be found everywhere. When you learn how to salsa dance, you can participate in any of these events. Paired with vibrant, up-tempo music, this spirited dance is well-worth learning. You'll work up a sweat and have fun making friends while you move to the enchanting rhythms. 

Why Learn Salsa Dance?

Salsa dance is very healthy. Thanks to the fast tempo of salsa music, this type of dance will help you get into shape and complete your cardio exercise for the day. You'll tone all of your muscle groups. Plus, salsa's considered a low-impact workout, meaning you'll relieve joint pain and increase your flexibility as you dance to the rhythm. 

Apart from its physical benefits, salsa dance is also a great social activity. It's a fun way to bond with a partner and a great way to meet new people. As you learn salsa dance, you'll gain confidence, have fun, and improve your self-esteem. 

The Best Way to Learn Salsa Dance and What You'll Practice in Lessons

Sure, you can find plenty of free salsa dance lessons and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is by studying with a private salsa dance teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your instructor's undivided attention and the sort of personalized instruction that can't be found in a larger class setting or in online videos. With immediate feedback, you'll overcome personal challenges and improve quickly, while practicing in a private atmosphere. 

Plus, every private lesson is different. Teachers customize each lesson with the student's interests, goals, previous experience, and preferred learning styles in mind. For example, salsa dance lessons for adults differ greatly from salsa dance classes for kids in terms of course content and teaching methods. Your teacher will keep you motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Salsa Dance

If you have little or no previous experience salsa dancing, then beginner lessons are for you. You can sign up with or without a dance partner and start learning the basic steps to dance to salsa music. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn the four basic salsa steps
  • Introduction to turns
  • Learn a few basic combinations
  • Introduction to salsa etiquette

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Salsa Dance

If you're familiar with some salsa moves and steps, then intermediate lessons are probably right for you. In these lessons, your salsa dance tutor will teach you some more complicated combination steps and challenging moves to add to your repertoire. Your teacher might cover the following:

  • Complex salsa combinations and patterns
  • Technically challenging moves
  • Expressive dancing

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Salsa Dance

If you're already a skilled salsa dancer, but want to train with a professional, then advanced lessons are for you. You'll have the opportunity to improve your strength, posture, flexibility, and style. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend on the student's interests and abilities, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Improve your stage presence
  • Work on improving balance and posture between you and your dance partner
  • Endurance, strength, and flexibility training
  • Performance preparation and coaching

How to Find a Salsa Dance Teacher Near You

If you love salsa music, then you'll love salsa lessons. Luckily, TakeLessons makes finding a private salsa dance tutor easy. A quick search will take you to a long list of experienced, qualified salsa teachers who offer private lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other aspiring salsa dancers. 

The cost of salsa dance classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding someone whose classes fit your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private lessons pays off fast, as you pick up new movies and learn new steps quickly. With private instruction, you'll be dancing like a professional after just a few lessons!