Dance With Samara

Dance With Samara

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16 years in business

About this pro

I am a professional Ballroom and Latin Dance Instructor in the Cleveland area. I teach all levels of dancers from the beginner to the advanced in both American ...and International Styles of Ballroom and Latin dancing. I have over a decade's training and experience in dancesport and over twenty years of overall dance training and experience.
I have competed around the country in American Style Rhythm and Smooth dancing and placed as a U.S. Amateur Nine-Dance finalist and am a former U.S. Amateur Rhythm Champion. I have taken first place in many Pro/Am Rhythm competitions throughout the United States. 

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Cleveland, OH 44113
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We can talk about your specific goals i.e. wedding, social, competitive and establish a timeline that works best for you.

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

I have several years training in ballet and modern dance and over twenty years training in ballroom and Latin dancing.

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

A single lesson costs $75/55min

Packages are available.

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching in 2006 for Case Western Reserve University Ballroom Dance Society.

What types of students have you worked with?

My students are very diverse.  I teach all different ages, ethnicities, abilities etc.  If you want to dance I want to teach you.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently choreographed a wedding dance for a couple at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  It was lovely.  The ladies danced to a live band with all of their family and friends there.  It was such an honor to be included in their special day.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure your dance instructor has the same goals for your dancing that you have, someone with several years experience, and someone you enjoy spending time with.  Your instructor is also your partner and friend. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How long has this person been teaching?

Does this person still take coaching/and they still training themselves?

What is your goal?  Do you want to perform, compete, or just social dance?

How much time and money are you willing to invest in your dancing?