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Best Dance Teacher San Francisco 2007 - Amara Tabor-Smith

Amara Tabor-Smith

Amara Tabor-Smith

351 Shotwell

San Francisco, CA 94110

415-621-0643

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Amara Tabor-Smith is one of the few people in the Bay Area who can start teaching a high-powered dance class at 8.30 in the morning and have the entire room shaking their booties with wild abandon five minutes later. As one of the instructors at Rhythm and Motion/ODC Dance Commons, Tabor-Smith brings an audacious attitude and a sassy sense of humor to her Fusion Rhythms dance workouts. She may crank up the speed on all the routines, causing mass exhaustion and sweat among those present, but her clear explanations and extreme physical energy somehow enable even the most club-footed class members to keep up. On occasion, this 20-year veteran of the San Francisco and New York professional dance scenes lays down some of her own moves mid-routine. Whether leaping onto her hands or kicking her torso into a backbend, Tabor-Smith is a hot mover. More than that: She inspires her students to feel like they're hot movers, too.
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Anne Perkins
Anne Perkins

Many congrats Amara! You richly deserve this as you are the best dance teacher in the world! There's a reason we call you "the Goddess of Dance". It's always an uplifting and spiritual experience taking your class. Not to mention it kicks butt and is tons of fun! Love you!

Patsy Dinkelspiel
Patsy Dinkelspiel

Congratulations to you, Amara. You truly are a gem and bring a beautiful love and energy to ODC. xxoo

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition of one of San Francisco's dance scene treasures! Amara inspires and motives in dance and in life - she a true gem, a beautiful woman and a courageous artist. Thanks to SF Weekly for honoring this incredible dance instructor. We love you Amara!

Eyla
Eyla

I have been a student of Amara since 2001 and her amazing energy and wonderful teaching style is what inspired me to become a Fusion Rhythms instructor myself. Amara is the Best Dance Teacher I've ever had. I am so happy that she has been honored this way!!!

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