Takaya Abdou Lloyd

Takaya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you're new and want to start having fun dancing immediately, or have had some experience and want to brush up on your skills, you and I can work together to make that happen!
Lessons available include social dancing, salsa, swing, waltz, and tango, with a specialization in Latin styles such as cha cha, rumba, and jive. Pricing is reflective of private lessons.

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Takaya teaches



Takaya delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:

Hey there!

I’m Takaya. I’ve been teaching private lessons since 2013 and have loved helping my students stand out at their local social dancing club, perform for weddings and quinceañeras, polish their technique and routines for competition or auditions, and even achieve their health goals. I started training at the age of ten and through 11 years of experience competing in ballroom, Latin, theatrical, and showdance styles I have trained with some of the best performers in the ballroom world including Victor da Silva and Jerry and Virginia LeNoir. I hold two 2nd place Showdance titles in the World and a 1st place Latin dance title in the state of Florida.

It's my pleasure to work with people of all ages and approach every lesson with a focused, informative, patient, and fun attitude. Plus I just like to bust a move.

I've recently relocated my practice from Florida and am offering reduced new client rates to learn more about the great community here. I look forward to talking with you and helping you reach your goals,

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Ballroom, Latin, and Theater Arts Dance
Aug 2006 - Present
2nd Place Showdance World Champion

(See photo section for performances, training, and competitions.)


Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
University of Central Florida


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


2nd Place, Showdance World Champion
Sep 2014
United States Dance Championships (USDC)
1st Place, Triple Crown Gold Latin Dance Champion of Florida
Aug 2011
DanceSport Championships

Photos & Videos

A fun recent training revisiting some old moves and polishing new ones.
My performance at the 2012 United States Dance Championships where I placed 2nd for the World showdance title.
From the United States Dance Championships (USDC) 2014. Also used on the cover of Dance Vision Magazine.


3 Reviews

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Wilhelm Jun 28, 2018
Salsa Dancing · In studio

I’ve known about Mr Takaya’s achievements during his teenage years, and I was very pleasantly surprised to find out he teaches aswell! I’ve always loved his salsa dancing, I mean he does amazing Latin ballroom dancing aswell, but salsa dancing is what I was particularly interested in. Mr Takaya is a very patient and calm teacher, humorous too! After receiving lessons from him, my salsa dancing has increased! I can now dance with my new wife while not embarrassing myself in front of her family. In fact, I’m almost better then them now.

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Reno Jun 28, 2018
Dance · In studio

Wanted some good lessons to help me feel more confident for social dancing. Takaya was great, I learned a ton, and definitely got a huge confidence boost from this. Would easily recommend!

Mina Jun 27, 2018
Dance · Online

Takaya has got to be one of the most ambitious individuals I've known; he has always been serious about dance & has competed in ( & won) various competitions since I've known him. Dance is something that can take a lot of practice, therefore having an instructor like Takaya is ideal due to his very attentive & personable nature. If you are struggling with a specific type of dance he is most definitely going to help perfect whatever it is! I really couldn't recommend him more. Plus he's a goof, so I guarantee every lesson will feel more like a hang out while still learning some sweet moves!

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