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Steven R.

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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Steven R.

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My name is Steve and I offer Private Online Dance Lessons. I specialize in teaching beginners and I enjoy watching my students progress quickly and meet their goals. If you have always wanted to learn a specific type of dance but never knew where to start then I think my services would be a perfect fit for you. I teach both singles and couples and I look forward to getting you dancing ASAP!!

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About Steven

My name is Steve and I offer Private Online Dance Lessons. I specialize in teaching beginners and I enjoy watching my students progress quickly and meet their goals. If you have always wanted to learn a specific type of dance but never knew where to start then I think my services would be a perfect

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Gregory T.
Steven was just awesome! He's so positive and fun. He's super patient, and his way of teaching is very clear. He follows the pace my wife and I wanted, and tailored what we learned to what we liked. We didn't know what we would like, but he helped us figure that out too! I highly recommend Steven.
Ashlyn
We’ve only done our first class but Steve has done a great job of going at a pace to match our learning and explained the steps very well. We’re very excited to keep dancing with him!
Sharon
Excellent! Friendly, patient, professional. Can’t wait until my next lesson!
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Rachel C.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Rachel C.

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Dance is music made visible.

My teaching is around dancing and musicality rather than particular dance styles although I can cater to the needs of the customer.

I have a broad experience on varied dances. I have trained in Los Angeles and San Francisco and I have attended numerous festivals. I have always focused on free style dancing and connecting with the music. Later on, I trained for salsa, bachata, hip hop and heels.

About Rachel

I have a broad experience on varied dances. I have trained in Los Angeles and San Francisco and I have attended numerous festivals. I have always focused on free style dancing and connecting with the music. Later on, I trained for salsa, bachata, hip hop and heels.

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David
Rachel is extremely knowledgeable about dance fundamentals. I am new to dancing and Rachel was already able to help me feel comfortable with freestyling and self expression in our first session. I look forward to our future lessons together!
Hugo
She is really talented and passionate about dancing. She has a very hands on approach to dancing from the first minute. I really enjoyed her style, enthusiasm and caring about my dance learning.
Mike
As a new dancer I was nervous, self conscious, and overthinkinh everything. Rachel was able to break down all of that apprehension and show me how fun dancing was! I would 100% reccomend Rachel as a teacher.
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Melissa Rose S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Anthropology from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2008
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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. Melissa is currently only offering online lessons, in-person lessons are discontinued until further notice. Styles include: Argentine T

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Emily & William K.
Melissa has filled all our expectations and more! She is a great virtual teacher and it feels like she is actually there teaching you. She has been helping us with our first dance off wedding and we just completed our 5th lesson: we already have a lift, diol, multiple turns, and feel comfortable with this dance!
John T.
Melissa is an awesome teacher, very patient, skilled and insightful. I would highly recommend selecting her if you have the chance!
Allyse ..
Malissa was extremely knowledgeable and made tango easy to understand and do! My husband and I can’t wait for our next class!

Tanya A.

17 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Honors BA-FPA Theatre from Saint Louis University
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Tanya A.

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Private Salsa Dancing Teacher

All levels

About Tanya

I am a professional performing artist with major credits in acting, voice over, directing, spoken word, dance, and choreography. I have taught all ages in all the above genres (K-12 and adults).

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Devi
Keeps my child interested and excited about the next lesson.
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My first lesson was great! Tanya provided lots of information and techniques excited to learn more.
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Stephanie S.

7 Reviews
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Starting at $100
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Georgia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Stephanie S.

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Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I look forward to working with you. Salsa - Latin dancing is so much fun and can be as laid back or as energetic as you want....

I teach both Salsa on 1 and on 2 - very similar and yet very different in mannerisms. And let's not forget the Merengue, and Bachata.

I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students feel good about what they are learning, and accomplishing the goals they set forth.

About Stephanie

Hi, there! My name is Stephanie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students move, feel good about what they are learning, and accomplishing their goals they set forth. I am currently available to teach lessons at your home, virtu

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Bill C.
Stephanie is an absolute pleasure to learn from. She is kind and competent and will very quickly have you at a level where you can comfortably dance on your own.

She is a genuinely nice person and takes the time to learn the way that you learn so that she can teach you in a manner best suited to the way you learn. I had so much fun in my first few lessons with Stephanie leading up to a trip where I wanted to be able to do some swing dancing with friends. On the first day I briefly outlined my objectives with her and over the next handful of lessons we achieved them all. I am so happy to I decided to move forward with Stephanie and look forward to being her student for a long time!
Erika
Stephanie is amazing. She is so sweet and patient and I highly recommend her and her class. She is very talented and knowledgeable for the advanced dancer and she also explains and demonstrates the dance steps in an easy to understand way for complete beginners like myself.
Aaron
Phenomenal teacher!!! Very patient, kind, and thoughtful...really helped me understand how to become a better dancer. Superb!
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Sophie C.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded 1st place showcase from French open west coast swing
  • Latin and Rhythm dance from Vibeke T., Jose D., Armin K. and more
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Sophie C.

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No experience needed, Sophie will help reach your goals by sharing her knowledge and passion for partner dancing.
We ll work as a team and go to your own pace.
You will feel set up for success and ready to burn the dance floor ( or your kitchen floor in the meantime that social dancing starts again :-) !!)
Solo movement or with a partner If you have one at home !

About Sophie

After several years of intensive training & performing in acrobatic swing and social dancing in her home-country of France, Sophie wanted to bring her Standard and Latin dancing to a new level. Having always been a creative and curious dancer and interested in a wide array of styles, it was natural

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Ryan
Sophie is the absolute best teacher!!! She went at a pace that was perfect for us, she was punctual, and she knows how to teach dance! Can't wait for our next lesson.

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Average Cost of Salsa Dancing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute salsa dancing lessons is $89. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $117 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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"Stephanie is amazing. She is so sweet and patient and I highly recommend her and her class. She is very talented and knowledgeable for the advanced dancer and she also explains and demonstrates the dance steps in an easy to understand way for complete beginners like myself."
Erika
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Stephanie S.
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"Super first lesson and cannot wait for my second one!"
Tracey
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Elodie S.
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"Rachel is an excellent teacher and an AMAZING dancer. She's very lively, sociable and friendly and never makes you feel embarrassed to ask questions."
Dean
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Rachel C.
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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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"I loved my 1st lesson with Elena. She’s so fun to learn from! She’s kind and patient and knowledgeable!"
Jessica
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Sapphire A.
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"After meeting a girl that knows how to Salsa, I was compelled to find a class and learn the basics as soon as possible.
I'm super impressed with how simple Mercy was able to guide me via online video chat! She made me feel comfortable with myself which was a big step for me! (Pun intended). I was successfully able to learn the basics pretty quickly and with consistent lessons have the confidence to hit on the dance floor no problem!
If you're new and unsure, take the first step - worth every cent!"
Caleb James
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Mercy H.
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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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"I found Rachel and I really liked her displays.

I have taken several lessons in different dance's styles. I really value technique, and Rachel is talented. I bet she is.

As usual, best is to give it one try and to see if there is connection. In this case, the odds are pretty good..."
Olivia
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Rachel C.
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"was an excellent dance session She makes me feel comfortable and that made me learn better and faster I really enjoy the sessions with her she is amazing."
Carlos
Took Salsa Dancing lessons from Mercy H.
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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. 

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ial 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!