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1. The Dance Institute of Washington

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50 reviews
The Dance Institute of Washington
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 3400 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Telephone: (202) 371-9656

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Review: "Excellent Dance Training and excellent community for dances to ..."

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Cheri Mallory: We have had a wonderful experience with DIW's Autism Acceptance Events.

Angela Ingram: Excellent Dance Training and excellent community for dances to train. DIW cares deeply for their students, faculty and staff.

Daisy Fischer: Positive: ProfessionalismMy Grandson participated in the virtual Theater Workshop on October 3rd, 2020, and he had so much fun. The ladies of Teatro La Bolsa did an excellent job of keeping the students engaged while they provided education in language, culture, dance and geography. Thank you.

Cassie Quick: I don't recommend this school as they are really unorganized. It takes weeks to follow up with parents about questions or concerns. It's pretty ridiculous. I recommend they hire additional help.
Response: Hello, Ms Quick. We are sorry to learn about your experience. As a non for profit organization our number one priority is to have the best positive impact in our youth. Of course we can’t do this without the support of parents and guardians and we apologize for the inconvenience. We would like to share that during the summer of 2019 DIW experienced multiple staff transitions and also began exciting renovation in which we are adding a new studio and student lab to our state of the art building. Although no excuse, please consider these major occurrences as a reason to why our line of communication failed you. Again, we apologize and hope you reconsider our school in the future as we have major exciting changes and upgrades in process. All best!

Zahra Carpenter: Very good quality of dance classes. Although the founder passed away, it is in the staff and teachers heart to carrying on his legacy. Cannot wait what is next for DIW!

Star Clark: I take lessons here sometimes. It's wonderful and cheap. Say hello to Lettie and Mara. Great instructors!

Noelle Hoerrner: I love to dance and the young dancers out there in Washington D.C. I think they have an opetunity here!

claudia Moreno: If it was possible to give less than one star i would. this place is beyond unprofessional and you will get tossed around from person to person trying to get basic information. horrible. horrible. absolutely horrible. customer service is absurd.

Cheryle Crawford: Great teacher for younger " bun heads", continues to use ZOOM classes effectively.

Peter Perkins: Interested in developing skills I'll highly recommend attending The Dance Institute of Washington also I much say many opportunities are available.

2. CityDance - Friendship Heights | Washington, DC

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CityDance - Friendship Heights | Washington, DC
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 5207 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 545-7207

Guy: Dance school


Review: Their website mentions hip hop

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Bronwyn Clark: I enrolled my two daughters in a week long summer camp, and was delighted to see the performance at the end of the week! Students learned a choreographed piece in ballet, jazz, hip hop, African, and modern dance, and students of different skill levels were all able to demonstrate very impressive skills and confidence after only five days. Each day my daughters were excited to share what they'd learned, and looked forward to the next day. It was a creative, expressive, safe place to learn. Ivy and Sabrina were excellent instructors and accommodating of student's unique needs. We will certainly return for additional classes/camps.

Kathleen S.: My first-grade daughter has enjoyed her beginning ballet classes at Citydance POP. The instructors are wonderful at connecting with the young dancers. I’ve also attended an adult workshop, which was a great as well.

Doug Hartley: The organizers do an outstanding job of teaching dance to all children in the DC area

Rebecca Unruh: Fantastic dance studio with amazing teachers. My daughter loves it!

3. Dance Place

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43 reviews
Dance Place
Location
4.9
Price
4.8
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 3225 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 269-1600

Guy: Dance school


Review: Their website mentions classes and hip-hop

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Ryan Delcher: Positive: Communication, ProfessionalismThe Dance Place Studio team is awesome to work with! I worked with Sarah G at Dance Place for a special event they hosted. She was friendly, professional, and a great communicator! Highly recommend this Studio and their team!

Kelly Paras: I came here for their Sunday evening performance and had a blast! However, I wasn't quite prepared for the drink situation...they sell glasses of wine, but you can't take it into the theater area unless you purchase an adult sippy cup (literally a plastic cup with a sippy lid on it) for an additional $5. It was weird and hilarious and I'm saving the cup for next time! The only negative about the experience was that the theater itself got really warm during the performance - everyone was sweating!
Response: Hey Kelly! Thanks so much for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed our fun travels mugs -- all the cool theaters are doing it. ;) Sorry it got toasty in the theater! We'll be sure to take a look at that for next time.

Janine Hightower: The variety of performances that pass through this place is mind-blowing 🤯! A cultural experience for all. Many of the performances offer audience participation/interaction. Tickets are reasonably priced, nice variety of snacks. Also you can often meet performance members after show! Clean bathrooms, friendly and organized staff. Be prepared to give written feedback...😉

dipika: Dance Place is one of my favorite establishments in DC, period. Their site schedule is diverse and offers something for everyone and they really focus on local talent which is special. The classes are also great, quite varied, and the space is good for beginning and intermediate class.
Response: Thank you so much for this amazing review!

Momma Boots: Dance place is awesome. Can't wait to come back in the spring. Miss Princess is the best teacher ever, our child had such a great time. We thank you so much Miss Princess.

Sydney Thom: The drop in adult dance classes are a great price and the modern class was of great quality. Dance Place offers the least expensive adult drop-in dance classes I've seen in the DC/MD/VA area. The class was really fun and challenging for all ability levels and taught by Rebecca Weiss, a substitute teacher for the class. This was my first class so I can't speak toward the regular flow of class with the normal teacher, but if it was anything like the class I attended then it's probably a class I'd recommend taking. I've danced for ~10yrs when I was younger and now about 10 years later I'm in my mid-20s and trying to pick things back up again:) This class was a great class to be in as an almost newbie to adult dance.

ife felix: Delicious!!! I took an African Dance class on May 3 at 1:45 with Sylvia and had the best time ever. The class was great. I live in New York City and take three sometimes fours classes a week and they, the classes in NY could not compare for energy. The other dancers were positive and the Sylvia one of the best. Whenever I'm in DC I will be dropping in. Thank you DancePlace.

Daniel Burkholder: Dance Place is the premier performance space for dance in the DC region with performances almost every weekend ranging from Modern to Post-Modern, World Dances to Performance Art. Highlights include annual Dance Africa, DC festival as well as its complete season of regional, national and international artists. Dance Place also offers a range of classes for adults and youth from beginning to professional. A great place!

Kate Christopherson: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, ValueGreat communication and fantastic customer service provided by Ava. I truly enjoy their professionalism and responsiveness.

Dan W: I went here for a comedy show. What a joke (and I don't mean that in a good way). The theater is fine, but the staff takes far too many liberties in trying to join the show. The staff joined in the audience to fill seats and constantly interrupted the comedian. Tried to join in the act far too many times and I had to walk out. Hint: do not go to this "Dance Place" for a comedy show as much as they advertise it!

4. DivaDance® DC

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18 reviews
DivaDance® DC
Location
4.8
Price
4.9
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 700 Delaware Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 6PM

Telephone: (240) 630-1445

Guy: Dance company


Review: Their website mentions hip hop class

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Chantale love: Before I join diva dance I was working on my confidence and I most say I’m a whole new women after joining. I learn different dance moves and met a lot of good people. I am having an amazing experience.
Response: Omg Chantale!! Thank you so much for this, we're so happy to hear the positive impact our classes have had on you!

Dana Frund: Since moving to DC last year, joining DivaDance has been one of the best decisions I have made! I love the community feel, and all the instructors and members are so sweet and fun! If you’re looking to make friends, join a community, build confidence, or dance your worries away, this is the perfect place!
Response: Thank you so much for this review Dana! We LOVE having you in the community!

April Tran: So happy I joined this community. Everyone is so kind and every dance is well instructed. Definitely recommend if you're looking to build your confidence and relieve some stress with dancing!
Response: Thank you April for sharing what our classes have done for ya!

Whitney Franklin: DivaDance DC has been and AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The instructors, the culture, the support, the COMMUNITY! DivaDance has definitely helped me boost my confidence as a human being, woman, and dancer! I am grateful for DivaDance DC and look forward to future classes!!!
Response: Whitney thank you soooo much! We loveeeee having you in classes.

Melodi McSweeney: I've loved every class I've taken with Diva Dance. I did the 10 week dance course in fall 2019 and absolutely loved every minute of it. I met wonderful people who I am still in touch with. I also had my bachelorette party with Diva Dance and would do it all again in a heart beat. The culture at Diva Dance is to have fun and build confidence, so there is never any critiquing and the environment stays comfortable. The dances are also very diverse, so you can get a little bit of anything you like. I can go on, but in short, I can't wait until the pandemic is over so I can go back to dancing with Diva Dance.
Response: Melodi we have loved having you in the community! Thank you for the positive review!

Breanne Stockslager: I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with DivaDance! My group did a Beyonce themed "sip and slay" class for a Bachelorette party and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend DivaDance to anyone who wants to hold a party, event, or even just to go for a fun cardio workout! The package that we purchased came with champagne and fun decorations as well as the instructor emailing us our very own music video which is a pretty fun memory to have for a bachelorette party! The choreography is tailored to whatever level of skill your group has, ours was definitely beginner! LOL. Highly recommend!
Response: Yay Breanne! Thank you so much for this review. We LOVED partying with your group!

THAT EWE GAL: I love it !! Great teachers, great energy, amazing choreographies ! Highly recommended
Response: We love you too! Thank you so much!

Cheryl Somers: It looked like a nice place only went in to check it out
Response: Thanks Cheryl! Come back!

Cheryl Somers: Seemed like a nice place only there for a few minutes
Response: Thanks Cheryl! Hope to see you again soon!

5. Joy of Motion Dance Center • H Street (Atlas)

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Joy of Motion Dance Center • H Street (Atlas)
Location
4.5
Price
4.5
Class
4.6
Facilities
4.5
Teachers
4.5

Address: 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Telephone: (202) 813-9505

Guy: Dance school


Review: Their website mentions hip hop and classes

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James Walker: Great energy from Coexist Group on the Atlas Stage, at the Annual H Street Festival. Thousands ascended on the H Street Corridor in NE Washington, DC, for a day of music, dance, food and more.

Krystle Liggins: Love the Afro-Brazilian & The Beginning Ballet Class!

土居奈緒: I had a lot of fun!!

Jessica Adcock: Clean. Friendly staff.

Rivas Rivas: Good

Lucia Coleman: It was closed.

6. District Groove

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District Groove
Location
5
Price
5
Class
5
Facilities
5
Teachers
5

Address: 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Telephone: (301) 641-6055

Guy: Dance school


Review: "Took hip hop class with Amina for a bachelorette party."

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Tanuja Paruchuri: These dance classes are great! Amina and her instructors are really friendly and you end up making friends in the class. Amina teaches the beginner class which is great because it can even teach the most clumsy dancers (like me) how to be good! i even went on to level 2 with stetson which was definitely more challenging and a great workout! with the discounts, the prices are extremely competitive and i think it's worth the investment.
Response: Thank you so much for the review Tanuja! Currently Stetson doesnt teach there anymore. Now Amina and her assistant teachers teach beginners to intermediate levels.

tommie adams: I have taken one class in the past with Amina and back to seek her help for a piece with some guys from my chorus for an dance art piece we wanted to do for a talent show. And though myself and many of the guys we're not professional dancers and a little nervous, she and her wonderful assistant Kiara, made us feel very comfortable. They were able to break down the dance steps to something manageable yet professional for our group as well as being able to build up our confidence in just 2 meetings. She and her team have the ability to teach you dance in a fun way whether you're a dancer or not and just have a great time. Best of all once we performed the piece not only did we get a standing ovation for our performance, they have asked to do it again for a concert in the future. Many thanks to the amazing Amina to getting us to place of success and accomplishment. I'll be back!
Response: I'm so proud of you all that you WON the talent show!! 🤗 Thank you so much for the compliments and the review! 😊💕

Sam sr Shin: I started taking private lessons from Amina and her assistant teacher David a couple of months ago. They really take the time and patience to show me how to perfect each of the moves they teach me. I have already improved greatly and have gotten compliments on my dancing from club events I have attended. I definitely recommend District Groove for anyone wanting to or learning to dance!
Response: Thank you so much! We love having you!

James Hillis: A bunch of us from the Gay Men's Chorus Washington found Amina (District Groove's primary teacher) to help us with a talent show act for the chorus' yearly bonding retreat. Amina SLAYED! I cannot fully describe how brilliant she was as a teacher in every respect. The way she made us comfortable. The way she made it fun. The ingenious way she broke down moves that made them easy! I can't say enough good things about her. And - We WON that talent show. With a lot of talent in our chorus. It was so fun and exciting for all of us. And it's due to our work with Amina that we were able to put on something we were truly proud of. Thank you to District Groove!!!
Response: Thank you so much! You and your friends were such a pleasure to teach and work with!

alden mackie: My wife and I started out with a single private session with Amina and now I'm halfway through the men's hip hop dance class. The classes are so much fun and Amina is such a charismatic and fun instructor. Amina helps you feel really comfortable (the primary concern on the dance floor for nearly every guy in class) but doesn't let you get away with less-than-great body form on the various moves being taught. My confidence in dancing has already skyrocketed and I've received several compliments about my dancing while out on the town.
Response: Thank you so much!

J Gor: We hired Amina to choreograph our first dance for our wedding and she was so fun to work with! She turned our crazy ideas into a great dance that we both love. Our idea was to start with a slow/romantic Taylor Swift song and then switch to a bhangra/hip hop song, so not an easy feat to make that work. Amina is personable, works with your strengths (and weaknesses), and helped us to come out of ours shells. We are looking forward to showing off at our wedding what we learned from Amina!
Response: Thank you so much! :) Loved working with you!

GWASH UNIVERSE: My experience exceeded my expectations. Amina was well prepared and made the dancing and learning experience fun. Her, along with her assistant David were great teachers. I’m excited to learn more steps in the future.
Response: Thank you so much! You are such a pleasure to teach! :)

MyJelleo: Amina was able to help me overcome my fear of dancing. This was something I thought no one would be able to accomplish, but thanks to her and her class, I'm able to go to the club and not be that guy standing in the corner or sitting down sipping on a drink. The class has a very friendly atmosphere and everyone works together to become better. I've taken the class twice and something new is learned every time. I cannot recommend Amina enough.
Response: Thank you so much Dennis! Loved having you in class and hope to see you back again soon! :)

Danielle Adamson: District Groove is such an amazing dance studio. I absolutely loved the first class and look forward to taking many more! District Groove's manager and dance instructor, Amina Vohra fosters such a fun, comfortable, and supportive environment for all of the dancers in her class regardless of their experience or skill. If you want to learn the latest dance moves, meet new friends, get a great workout, and have a blast all at the same time, look no further than District Groove!
Response: Thank you so much! Loved having you in class! :)

Zaria Qadafi: I LOVE my District Grove family! When I'm in class with them, it's like a home away from home. The vibe is so warm and Amina gives us what we want: fun, but challenging classes. My favorites are the Beyonce choreo classes without a doubt!
Response: Thank you so much! Love having you in class! :)

7. The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio

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110 reviews
The Salsa With Silvia Dance Studio
Location
4.8
Price
4.9
Class
4.8
Facilities
4.8
Teachers
4.8

Address: 3232 Georgia Ave NW #104, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM

Telephone: (202) 643-1870

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Kat Cap: Was visiting DC for the weekend & felt like I wanted to do something else instead of museums and found Silvia's event on Eventbrite for their first ever Saturday morning Yoga & Salsa Social Dancing event! One can either choose to do just the yoga, or social OR best of both worlds! I had a flowy strengthening fun yoga class with Anya & enjoyed DJ Aldo's amazing music & dancing! I've started learning a bit of salsa on 2 and despite them being a salsa on 1 studio, they welcomed me so kindly! We all enjoyed dancing with each other, had met such fantabulous people with great vibes! I recommend this studio so0o much! I can only imagine how awesome their regular classes are!
Response: Omg, Kat, thank you SO much for the super kind words! This was the first time we tried this format and we’ll only be getting better! So glad you stopped by and we hope to see you again soon. We also offer classes on 2. Cheers, Silvia

Summer Brouwer: There’s a reason why they have 5 stars! I never had the luxury of attending dance classes. I just moved here cross country and wanted to try a new experience. I was very hesitant, and very nervous, but I bought the new student pass for $100. The pass allows you to attend unlimited group classes for the month. It’s about a week into the session and I am in love with dance! They have many different instructors and many different styles of dance. I felt at ease learning with other students of my skill level and the energy of my instructors helped me feel so comfortable as well. If you’re on the fence about whether you want to try it or not, GET OVER IT! I love it here and you will too!
Response: Wow, Summer! I have tears in my eyes after reading your review! It makes it all worth the hard work! Thank you so much! We are here to show people that dance heals and helps physically and emotionally. We are so happy you love dance now! Silvia

Reema Bhardwaj: Salsa with Silvia is THE PLACE TO BE. Whether you’re looking to improve your dancing, rent their beautiful studio for your private event, or bring your kids for an experience. You will leave feeling satisfied and happy that you took the step to come in. There is a reason this studio is the #1 Latin Dance studio in the DMV. You can feel the love that was put into the studio from starting out in just a basement to two studios! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The teachers are patient, understanding, and energetic. The adult dance classes are always so much fun and filled with great material you can take with you. They even allow videos to be taken so you can look back to review. And the owner Silvia, she is a boss lady. Very friendly, helpful, and fun. If you’re looking to have a great time with your friends, learn, teach your children dance, or have a private event, come here & don’t waste your time calling other studios!
Response: Much 💗 for you! Thank you so much for your support!

Margaret Houck: I have been taking classes at Salsa with Silvia for about 6 months now and I'm nothing but grateful for everything this studio has brought me! When I started I was recently out of college, new to DC, had zero dance background, and was nervous to be putting myself out there. But there was no need to be nervous because everyone at the studio provided such a welcoming, comforting, safe environment for me to learn and explore my new love for dancing. I've taken classes with multiple different instructors at SWS and have truly enjoyed them all! I tend to go to Joffre's classes multiple times per week and absolutely love them. He and his assistant, Keelin, provide such a fun, safe environment for everyone to learn and challenge themselves. I always feel welcomed in their space and am so thankful for all of the great experiences that they and everyone at SWS have given me. Can't wait to keep learning new moves, making new friends, and connecting with the salsa community through SWS :)
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! It means a lot!

Zey: Salsa with Silvia is more than a dance studio. Lots of magic happens there. You’ve got all the basics- amazing instructors, good variety of classes in style and level, a professional business, and a safe and reliable environment. In addition, you learn how dancing is about much more than just moving your body. By joining the studio you enter a community, so you meet amazing people and make new friends. The owner Silvia is always engaged and she is always willing to help. I have been going to the studio for about 2 years now, and the instructor I have taken the most number of classes with is Joffre. I always had a thing for salsa, but he is the one who really made me love it. Joffre is technically very competent, and he is also a great teacher (which is not always a given). He is also a warm and genuine person, who is very open to feedback. And as a bonus, he has the best taste in music, I learned the best songs/ artists I know from him. In short, if you are interested in entering the world of latin dancing, SWS is the place for you!
Response: Wow! ❤️ Thank you! We love our students so much! So happy that you are part of our community! People like you are the reason for us to fight and survive last year! Thank you!

Marcia de Jesus: I joined Salsa with Silvia in its Georgia Avenue location in January of 2018. During the first 5-6 months of 2018, I was at the studio pretty much every weeknight and all day on Saturday. The studio offers an unlimited-class plan, and you bet I signed up for that and took full advantage of it. My plan of taking as many classes as possible in a short amount of time to improve my dancing skills fast was one of the reasons why I was at the studio all the time when I first joined. The other reason was the people I found there – and they are the reason I keep going to this day. Incredible human beings have worked at SWS over the years, who have helped me feel comfortable as I engaged in a new and at times challenging activity. Among the front-office people, I must give a shout out to Gary. For a long time, he was the face of SWS for me, the person I reached out to if I needed anything. I miss you at the Georgia Avenue location! Among the instructors, I’m sorry for picking favorites (all instructors are great in their own way), but Joffre has always been my guy. Not only is Joffre a very good dancer, but he is also an excellent instructor. He knows how to break down and explain the moves (including teaching how to respect personal space and make sure nobody gets hurt while executing moves); he meets the students where they are (skill-wise) so nobody feels discouraged nor bored; and he tries to make sure everyone is having fun as they work on their dance skills. I felt challenged in Joffre’s classes, but also reassured whenever things got difficult and potentially frustrating. He has certainly helped me become a better dancer and I am grateful for that! Finally, SWS is the place where I found a safe, fun, open community and made very good friends. SWS has become a part of my life, a place I associate with happy things!
Response: Thank you so much Marcia! Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

Nikki Mammano: Finally after some time, I feel ready to write this review. I took Silvia's salsa teacher training course back in 2019 with an excitement to take my dancing to the next level. I have been dancing salsa since 2014 and I wasn't sure if I wanted to actually take the next leap and teach yet, but I was curious to start building a teacher foundation. After the experience however, I realized it was a mistake. And now, I cannot recommend this studio. The course itself I think was the first time Silvia and David were hosting it, it was extremely disorganized and not thought out. Some of the material was okay, but they threw so much at us in a short amount of time (7 weeks) and expected us to be experts by the end without any support. Silvia is also one of the coldest and most unsupportive people I have ever met. For the last class, she told us we were having a "test." I remember the week before I asked her who we would be teaching and how I should prepare, she did not give me very much information. When I walked in the week, I expected we would be teaching the other trainees like we were the 6 weeks prior. Nope. She threw actual student volunteers at us without informing us or letting us prepare. For me, it was very nerve-racking. She placed me to go last and by the time it was my turn, there were more students in my class than the trainees before me, which made the experience even worse. During our feedback session at the end, with both her and David, Silvia looked me cold in the face and told me I was too insecure to be a teacher. Mind you, I paid a lot of $$$ to take this "teacher training," just to be torn down as a dancer. I suggest Silvia does NOT host a teacher training again. Also, there is a lot of great dancing in DC. While you can learn some great foundations here and some of the teachers are wonderful, I do suggest looking elsewhere to become an advanced dancer.
Response: Thank you for the honest, review Nikki. I apologize if we've hurt you in any way. Teaching indeed is nerve wracking any way you look at it so it takes a certain personality to be able to be a good teacher. Teachers are always presented with difficult situations and they have to know how to handle them whether they are ready or not. Part of the training was a personality test to see if people can handle situations like that. The goal of the training was to provide the knowledge as to where the information was, the rest was on the trainees to study and prepare. As with all other trainings. You are completely entitled to your opinion of course and again, I apologize. Most of the trainees ended up teaching classes at the studio and that's the only negative review we've received. My advise would be if you really want to be a teacher, you should keep trying and working at it because it takes really hard work and it's mostly on you, not so much on the training, anywhere you get it. I, for example have never had a formal training but I've worked incredibly hard on studying, preparing and practicing so I can be ready to teach. Cold is something I haven't been called just yet but if that's what you think of me, I cannot argue. Hundreds of our students may disagree with you and I am always open to meet and talk to any of them, which is how I built the largest Latin dance studio in the DMV. Again, best of luck Nikki and I am sorry it didn't work out. Regards, Silvia

Darniesha Beach: Took my 2 year old to the babies dance class and the teacher was great. Very good with little ones and my daughter took to her immediately. The class was empty just 2 little ones including mine... but she still managed to fill the time and make it fun. Everything was very clean and location is nice if you want to make a day of it. My only complaint is the time; my daughter has to skip a nap to attend. She was super cranky so I don’t think we’ll be back until a different time slot is available or she no longer needs her afternoon nap. A class between 9&12 or at 5 would be cool.
Response: Thank you 💗 what time would work for you?

Caoilfhionn Roche: I am a former student of Mario, Joffre, and Cat's classes, and Joffre's current dance partner and assistant of 2 years now. The Salsa with Silvia studio has been my home for 2 years, as it has been home to many others. Particularly considering the global pandemic that we have collectively gone through, I think that one of the greatest lessons the last year has taught us is that we are social beings, and we need community, which is what the studio has brought to everyone that has walked through the doors. I have spent majority of my weeks over the last 2 years at this studio - truly nonstop - and I have never felt anything other than respect, care, and professionalism from Silvia as a studio owner and Joffre as an instructor and partner. His classes and teams are a joyful, fun, safe space, where I, among others have learned and laughed together. I have continuously heard from people how Joffre's classes and practices are the highlights of their days (and mine as well). Through a global pandemic and beyond it, Joffre has been a constant for his classes and teams, always respectful and responsible, cultivating a safe space for people to come, from wherever someone's day is bringing them, and be their authentic selves. This has created nothing but a community filled with honest, kind, caring people, that I have encountered. This has been my continuous experience with SWS over the last 2 years. The bottom line is: Silvia, Joffre, and the entire SWS community is a wonderful place to be, and I truly encourage you to come and see and feel it for yourself. - Keelin
Response: Thank you, Keelin!

Mia H: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, Quality, ValueTook a private salsa lesson for 2 and it was AMAZING! Joffre was so kind and knowledgeable that he made learning to dance easy! Perfect for if you're looking to try something new or for a date night!
Response: Thank you so much, Mia! We are so glad you loved the lesson.

8. AVA Dance Company

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AVA Dance Company
Location
4.2
Price
4.2
Class
4.3
Facilities
4.2
Teachers
4.2

Address: 2377 S Dove St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Sun

Telephone: (631) 793-2950

Guy: Dance company


Review: Their website mentions hip hop

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Sarah Phippen: I went to one class at AVA Dance Company. I think that if you are already a skilled dancer and grew up taking a lot of dance classes, then AVA is a great way to meet people and have fun. I, however, was not a dancer in high school and felt that the class moved way too quickly for my skill level. Classes are only offered by dance type (hip hop, jazz, etc.) so if you're not already a trained dancer then you will fall behind quickly. No one really took time to stop and make sure I truly understood the moves and completed them correctly, which was disappointing and made me feel uncomfortable. I'm also a pretty fit person who works out regularly, so I have no issues with flexibility or intense physical activity.

Venus Terzella: The jzz and hip hop classes were fun, challenging, and instructors super helpful

9. Dancemakers

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Dancemakers
Location
3.7
Price
3.6
Class
3.6
Facilities
3.6
Teachers
3.6

Address: 9901 Business Pkwy # L, Lanham, MD 20706

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Telephone: (301) 731-0003

Guy: Dance school


Review: Their website mentions hip-hop and classes

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Vicky “Vicky” Silven: My daughter is going into her second season with Dance Makers and she loves it. The teachers and staff are always pleasant and knowledgeable. They remember the dancers by name and you can tell the dancers love them. I always recommend Dance Makers to my family and friends.

Shevine Roberts: It has been an amazing first year for my daughter and I. The front desk staff are friendly, and respectful. Keep up the good work!!!

Laura Shumway: My 4 yr old loves her ballet/tap class at dance makers! This is her first introduction to organized extracurriculars and it has been such a smooth transition. She counts down the days until dance every week and has learned so much! Plus, they navigate covid so well. The girls are on separate mats on the ground to keep them separate and sanitize diligently. We also get to watch the girls once a month on zoom. I can't recommend them enough!

Hvy Chevy: This is a horrible place and it starts with the Director! Read the reviews all of the bad ones are true and good ones have no creditability. Review the reviewer. I wouldn't be surprised if the others were written by Robin Pitts herself. This studio is the perfect example of everything that glitters isn't gold. You pay 1000s of dollars into a place that markets turning your child into a star just to find out that they won't even make it amongst the stars. Dance was suggested to me because my daughter was having social issues (well she wasn't speaking). I brought her to DanceMakers on a Groupon. Worst 40.00 and year and a half I've ever spent. Starts off good but it’s bad like the owner’s weave

Michelle Silver: My daughter has been attending Dance Makers for a little over 4 years. It has been a pleasure working with the administrators, staff and dance instructors. Dance Makers has given my daughter the opportunity and confidence she needed with dancing and WE THANK THEM FOR THAT. Bring your daughters and sons to Dance Makers and lets have a DANCING GOOD TIME.

janay burn: This place is great they accept everyone for who they are they can be expensive but it’s way worth it we have so much fun the teachers/administrators are great and kind and I have on my been going a little over three months but it has been great they make you feel like family and so much fun

you have the right one: PLEASE DO NOT COME HERE. STAY AWAY. ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU AS A PERSON, A PARENT OR CARE ABOUT MY CHILD. BEWARE OF THE FRONT DESK AND THE CHAOS OF THE ENTIRE ESTABLISHMENT. THEY ARE SO UNORGANIZED THAT IT HAS PROMPTED ME TO LEAVE THIS REVIEW. TELL A FRIEND.

Jury Flores: this place is only trying to get the money /NOT even doing thier job right. charge me late fees with out me even knowing .No courtesy call manager is the worse "Beverly " had spoken to the receptiosnist to have the manager call me which she never did ,this was 3 weeks ago i had to call myself today to f/u . just a horrible business . Never again going to this place and def letting my friends and family know .

HappyWorkinMom: My daughter loves it here!

Darleen Jacob: Positive: Communication, Professionalism, QualityMy daughter loves to dance at the studio, it is like a second home for her.
Response: Ms. Jacob, We're so GLAD to hear your daughter loves DanceMakers (DMI)! We LOVE having her here! Thank you for entrusting DMI in the "Process". We're elated you have given DMI the opportunity to be apart of her "Dance Destiny"!