"My fiance and I went to Ylva at Pick Dance for our first dance at our wedding. Ylva was great! We are not exactly great dancers, but she was patient and on top of everything, and was very good at explaining things in a way that made sense to us amateurs. I highly recommend lessons with her." -Rebecca T. San Francisco, posted on Yelp: 8/19/14
"We worked with Erin to get our first dance for our wedding just right. Over three incredibly inexpensive private lessons, Erin taught us some basic swing and foxtrot moves, but more importantly, choreographed a wonderful dance for us!
I'm a terrible dancer and it generally fills me with anxiety but as soon as Erin got me to move my feet I was able to relax -- it was clear that by the time our wedding came we would have a really fun dance!
"Erin was very willing to work with our schedule -- we live in the city but don't work there so all of our appointments were in the evening. She was also quite helpful in working with our song selection (Concrete & Clay) which was quite a bit faster than we were expecting! Songs don't seem as fast until you start dancing...
But, after about 5 minutes it was pretty clear that Erin could bring us up to speed and we were able to give our guests a great show! We definitely couldn't have done it without her and the next time we're inclined for a lesson I know we'll give Erin a call!" - Matt N. San Francisco, CA Posted on Yelp: 5/12/2014
"I was terrified of the notion of having to do a first dance at our wedding, and when my first strategy of just plain cutting the dance didn't pan out, we signed up for a free first swing class. We skulked in, terrified of discovering how our brains might try to communicate with our feet, and how embarrassed we might be to have to move in unison in front of other humans. Duh, I realize everyone feels this way. But we quickly felt at ease and we left our first class saying, wow, that was... fun?
We went ahead and signed up for the remainder of the four week session and learned a handful of swing moves, and then took a wedding workshop to learn some basic foxtrot. Our wedding was a month out and panic was setting in, as we still didn't know how we'd assemble a whole dance from our limited repertoire. So we picked a song and reached out to the studio and said, hey, can you help us figure this out? After two private lessons with Rose we had a loosely choreographed dance, and in the end, our first dance proved to be one of my favorite moments of the night.
If you're even remotely thinking about taking a dance class, pull the trigger and try a free class at Pick. Rose is a great teacher as well - she's lovely and kind and positive, and when we asked her how we were looking, she didn't hesitate to tell us where we could improve. Post-wedding, we're looking forward to signing up for more classes again soon." - Megan K. San Francisco, CA Posted on Yelp: 1/22/2013
"The Pick facility is pretty unremarkable (no frills), but parking on weekends is easy. We've been taking private lessons with Rose and I've been extremely impressed. She is very patient, positive, and knows exactly how much to push you with every lesson. Whether you're interested in salsa, swing, ballroom, or tango she's got you covered. Also hours are very flexible so you can come on weekends or evenings... you've got absolutely no excuse!
Pro tip for dudes: a package of private dance lessons makes for a pretty killer birthday or Valentine's day gift." - Jeremy S. San Francisco, CA Posted on Yelp: 7/24/2012
"This is an easy review to write. When it comes to dancing and teaching, Erin Pick is the best in the West. Her monthly rotation of classes covers a wide array of Ballroom and Latin rhythms in both the American and International styles. It is a super experience and many of her patrons just continue on month and month.
Erin loves people and loves to dance. And the prices are reasonable. Even if you are a novice you will fit right in. Don't by shy about trying out a series like the salsa or foxtrot. You will not be sorry.
Her coworkers are also excellent. No doubt about it. You cannot miss with the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing. It is one addiction I do not want to lose. I have attended her classes for several years and have no regrets. It just gets better.” – Jeff C. Mill Valley, CA Posted on Yelp: 8/10/2011