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Ruth - Prof dance - Oakland
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  • (3 reviews)
M
Medya
« Perfect! Very good tips and great critic on both salsa and bachata to improve... More »
M
Medya
« Perfect! Very good tips and great critic on both salsa and bachata to improve your dances »
$100/h
1st lesson free!
Verified teacher profile
Response Time 13h
Lessons offered by Ruth
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Dance
  • Salsa
  • Latin Ballroom Dance
  • Bachata
  • Samba
  • Waltz
Levels
  • All Levels

Learn to Salsa with Patient and Creative Bay Area Latin Dance Teacher

Methodology

I am one of the best at learning how students learn within the first lesson, so I can devise a plan of action allowing my students to gain skills and confidence quickly in order to get out on the social dance floor sooner.

Background

20 Years teaching group lessons, private lessons, wedding lessons, fitness and movement, festivals, private parties, corporate events and more in both Latin and Ballroom social dances. All skill levels and confidence levels welcome! Take your first steps today!

Rates

Transportation Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $75/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $80

Details

The $100 rate is for one hour and a half lesson. The packages would be six and 12 hours. Note the rate for six hours purchased is $90 per one and a half hours and for twelve hours purchased, $80 per one and a half hours. If students enjoy the lesson I ask them to optionally pay a $10 travel fee. For packages of 6/12 lessons, I allow the student to pay in half and half. This is to allow for 2 week paycheck cycles and students financial aid. Not many pros do that! ;)
May 2021 students may join me locally at my home garage studio for private or small group lessons up to six people. Please inquire.

Lessons offered by Ruth
Individual
The lessons will be held
Chez le professeur
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Dance
  • Salsa
  • Latin Ballroom Dance
  • Bachata
  • Samba
  • Waltz
Levels
  • All Levels

Ruth's resume

RUTH CASPARY
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OBJECTIVE Teach Social group Latin and Ballroom dances from Beginners up to Advanced/Team level.
SKILLS & ABILITIES 24 years of Salsa instruction from L.A. to the Bay and all around the world. 14 Latin Dance instructional cruises, Berkeley classes at YWCA ongoing 4 years. Group and private lessons, wedding lessons, socials, parties, festivals, corporate, club nights, public events.
EXPERIENCE Latin Connection Dance, Owner 2014 - present
Devise program, create classes in locations, outreach to community, marketing, promotion, graphic design and team manager.
Salsa with Juan, Partner/Instructor 2001 - 2014
13 years managing a dance business and acting as dance partner
Freelance teaching at venues such as restaurants, clubs, dance studios, festivals, private homes, corporations, etc. 2000 - present
EDUCATION UCLA / FIDM
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES / FASHION DESIGN AA DEGREE
COMMUNICATION Having been a major artist and manager working in visual FX computer graphics for 20 years I led many teams and have excellent communication skills. In my teaching I use many communication methods such as cognitive practices to get my students to feel what I am talking about.
LEADERSHIP I have my own dance promotions company, Latin Connection Dance. I also run a Meetup Group, Oakland Salsa and Bachata Lovers, 4,200 members. I have great ability to market and promote. I am a natural leader and motivator, an excellent communicator and understand priorities and responsibilities.


Please visit (concealed information)
and my Facebook group and page Latin Connection Dance

The 3 reviews on Ruth
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
M
Medya

Perfect! Very good tips and great critic on both salsa and bachata to improve your dances

Ruth's response

Media is very good at applying the knowledge immediately. A good sense of technique and now all he needs to do is keep practicing.

2 recommendations

P
Paul

Awesome salsa trainer

H
Hans

Knowledgeable, kind and willing to teach all those that wish to learn and enhance there lives and relationships. You can't go wrong with her program.

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