Fundamentals of Dance for Absolute Beginners

Learn the Basics of Rhythm and Movement

With our introductory "Fundamentals of Dance" program for absolute beginners and non-dancers, you will learn how to hear the beat in music, develop a sense of rhythm in your body and learn how to move to music, as you slowly learn how to dance. Our program is designed for people who have never successfully "learned" how to dance and are looking for a slower paced program.

In our fun and friendly program, you will learn at your own pace, as we go step by step, movement by movement. We'll start from the most basic actions and movements, and show you how to develop rhythm in your body, and teach you some simple but effective dance steps that you can use in a variety of situations. 

Our job is to demystify dancing and make it something you can understand.  You'll discover how the different parts of your body can work together in a coordinated and cohesive way.

We understand that even though you might excel at other areas in life, for some reason, dancing continues to elude you and no matter what, you just can't seem to get the hang of it. We recognize that all you need is someone with a little bit of patience and understanding. Dancing doesn't come easy to everyone and we understand that, but we don't let it stop you from succeeding.

We can help you learn how to dance the basic movements from popular Latin dances such as salsa, bachata, merengue or reggaeton. You will learn how to dance music in the style(s) of your choice. If you are not sure, we can help explain your options to you and give you more information about each style. We will custom tailor the program to meet your exact needs, fine-tuning it and adjusting it as your needs change.

This program can be taught in a variety of formats, including "1-on-1" and "1-on-2" private lessons for singles and couples.

We also offer group lessons if you have 5 or more people who'd like to sign up together.  We can teach you how to dance with or without a partner. We can do a mixed lesson (men & women together), or a "women's-only" or "men's-only" lesson.

Introductory Specials for New Singles & Couples

Introductory Dance Lesson for $70! 

Try your first private "one-on-one" dance lesson for $70, with no obligation to continue.  Offer valid for all Singles & Couples.  New Students Only. Regular pricing applies after first lesson. See pricing details below or contact instructor for more information.

Price is for one private 50-minute dance lesson  for 1 individual or 1 couple. 

Solo/Singles Private Lesson Rates & Packages (1 Person/Lesson):

1 Lesson at a Time (No Package): $85/lesson

5 Lesson Package: $375 Total ($75/lesson)

*All solo private lessons are 50 minutes long. Solo/singles pricing is for 1 individual ONLY and includes all studio "floor-rent" fees. Please contact instructor for more information about our lesson policy. 

Couples Private Lesson Rates & Packages (2 People/Lesson):

1 Lesson at a Time (No Package): $105/lesson

5 Lesson Package: $475 Total ($95/lesson)

*All couples lessons are 50 minutes long. Couple pricing is for 1 couple (2 people/lesson) and includes all studio "floor-rent" fees. Please contact instructor for more information about our lesson policy.

Payment Methods Accepted: 

Cash, Check (Payable to: Anya Brodech), Venmo, PayPal, and all major Debit and Credit Cards. 

Beginner Body Isolations

Get control of your body by learning how to coordinate unique and specific movements that you can them combine into total body action to use in your partner dancing.


Merengue is the simplest Latin dance to learn. It is fun and easy, perfect for beginners!


Bachata is a slow romantic dance with lots of opportunities for sensual movement. Great for singles and couples!


Salsa is the most popular Latin dance, with many Bay Area nightclubs hosting salsa nights where you can go dancing!

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Take the first step towards adding dance into your life! We'd love to share this journey with you! 

Anya Brodech Dance

6008 Ridgemont Drive, Oakland, California 94619, United States


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Additional hours are available on an as-needed basis for students who are unable to come in during normal lesson hours.