Tais Zhukova

5.0 (12)
From San Mateo, CA
SinceJanuary, 2022

As a ballroom dance instructor, my expertise lies in teaching wedding dance, performing at private events, and providing dance instruction for those interested in social and competitive partnered dance. My passion for dance began at the young age of 5 in Ukraine, and since moving to the United States in 2014, I have been teaching in the Bay Area, accumulating over 10 years of teaching and training experience.

Although my focus is ballroom and latin dance, I am intrigued by various forms of dance. My teaching philosophy prioritizes proper body mechanics and safe dance techniques. Together with my students, I establish a realistic timeline to achieve their dance-related aspirations while prioritizing their physical abilities, experience, and time constraints.

As a 2022 US National Open Amateur Ballroom Finalist and top-ranked dancer, my dance partner and I offer our services for show performances and corporate/private group workshops.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you soon.
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Service as described 5.0
Communication 5.0
Punctuality 5.0
Courtney H.
My spouse and I recently had the privilege of taking wedding dance lessons from Tais, and I can confidently attest to her exceptional teaching abilities. Not only is she a remarkably talented instructor, but she is also passionate about imparting knowledge and has an astute eye for detail. Learning our wedding dance to Etta James' "At Last" with Tais was an absolute delight. Her patience, positivity, and encouragement made us feel at ease and confident on the dance floor. She meticulously deconstructed each step and movement so that we were comprehensively trained on how to perform them flawlessly. What struck me the most about Tais was her meticulous attention to detail. She meticulously scrutinized and pointed out even the smallest mistakes we were making and provided an effective feedback mechanism for us to improve. Her advice was always supportive and inspiring, never judgmental or disheartening. Thanks to Tais' expertise and professionalism, we were able to execute our first dance with poise and confidence. The entire process was carefree and enjoyable, thanks to Tais' skills. I would highly recommend Tais to anyone seeking the services of a wedding dance instructor. She is undoubtedly a rare gem and embodiment of her profession.
April 20, 2023
Joshua S.
Tais is amazing! She assisted my wife and me in getting ready for our initial dance. Her teachings were very informative, and we gained a lot of knowledge from her. She was punctual and handled herself in a professional manner. Tais demonstrated a few moves that were impressive and guided us in organizing the sequence. Additionally, she was gentle while correcting our form. Our close friends recommended Tais, and we would do the same for any other friends who are planning their weddings!
November 14, 2022
Jacob T.
Tais did an outstanding job assisting us in preparing for our initial wedding dance. Our bachata performance received numerous compliments! We are extremely grateful, Tais!
September 14, 2022
Lauren G.
The preparation Tais provided for our wedding dance was exceptional! She choreographed the dance and provided custom music. We still reminisce about the enjoyable time we had learning with Tais. I highly recommend her services!
July 1, 2022
James L.
Tais is absolutely fabulous! Seeing her was always a delightful experience! She aided me with my initial dance along with the father-daughter dance during my wedding. She made herself extremely accessible and went the extra mile. The choreography was fantastic and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it! She meticulously assisted in selecting the music too! She is an authentic professional. We were novice dancers, and I am appreciative of her patience with us. Despite our reservations, Tais persevered! Tais, your brilliance and the happiness you bring into our lives are deeply appreciated! Thank you so much!
June 25, 2022