Dance With David

Dance With David

5.0 (16)
1 employee
23 years in business

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Insta: @DanceWithDaveed

David has been working as a professional ballroom dancer for 23 years. Receiving countless awards for his dancing as well as   certifications in the 4 main styles of ballroom (smooth, rhythm, standard and Latin). David also offers his experience in tap, jazz and ballet as well as his ability to create innovative and creative choreography. David works with all levels of dancers so don’t hesitate to reach out for your dance needs.

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Lomita, CA 90717
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16 Reviews


  • David Kartsonis

    David is an amazing dancer and teacher. He took the time to make sure both my wife and I knew the moves - taking time to focus on each of us. Rather than just teaching choreography, he took the time to teach us the basics so once we got to choreography we were able to see how it fit with the dance and improvise if we forgot something.

  • Mia Kartsonis

    David is the most talented ballroom dancer I have ever met! He know's the ballroom like the back of his hand and is an absolutely phenomenal teacher! He taught my husband and I how to salsa and choreographed a whole routine for us to show off to all our friends in less than two weeks! I can't recommend David enough - he's passionate, talented and his patience with new and learners is very comforting. He also works with seasoned dancers and I have personally seen him take them to their next level. As a wedding planner myself, I send all of my couple's looking for first dance lessons to David and their first dance is absolutely magical! Call David now, you won't regret it!

  • Jamie R.

    David is the best! Not only is he an INCREDIBLY talented dancer himself, (one of the top smooth competitors in the country! ) but he is a wonderful dance Instructor as well- Friendly, fun, patient, and extremely knowledgeable on all forms of dance (Ballroom, Latin, Ballet, Jazz, you name it! ) I've loved every session we have had together and I feel like I have learned so much and grown so much as a dancer since taking sessions with him,

  • Icia

    Why aren’t there 6 stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ to rate David ? David not only knows how to dance, but knows how to teach. He has the ability to connect with his students to make them understand how our bodies are supposed to move and feel. He’s creative, fun, and most importantly, very kind. He laughs and has fun in each of his classes and I know he wants to see improvement in his students . He has passion and he is very skilled. I truly love David and what he gives to this world through his passions . It’s more than just dance with David. He shows love through his work.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

With new students I start by taking them through a series of fundemental movements, patterns and exercises to help them understand the systems in place for leading, following and proper form and posture in order to prevent injury and keep the learning process enjoyable and easy. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been a high level competitive ballroom and Latin dancer for 26 years.

I have education and certifications in all 4 major styles of ballroom which include: American Smooth, American Rhythm, international Latin and International Standard. 

I was part of the world championship salsa team in 2009 and 2010 and teach salsa lessons as well as west coast swing, hustle and country two step and other country dances. 

I have also training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Theater arts (partnering and lifts). 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

lesson rates vary depending on if my clients decide to pay lesson by lesson or purchase a grouping of lessons, but your first lesson is $70 and after that initial lesson I charge $100 per single session. Packages and other discounts are available. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started dancing as a child and never stopped. At age 17 I became a teacher and turned pro. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked and continue to work with students of all levels from beginners that have never danced before to helping my coaches and fellow competitors with choreography at a high level. I have also assisted with choreography on 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'Dancing With The Stars' and have done choreography and performances with whe world salsa team as well as other dance troupes. I currently compete with some of my students in various levels of the Pro-Am competitions and train different ages and levels for competition.