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Areté Dance Center

for Kids and Teens

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Open Level Ballroom for Kids and Teens
(Private Lessons)

We teach Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Jive and more in our ballroom dance program for kids and teens. We offer private lessons for your child or teen to work one-on-one with one of our qualified ballroom dance instructors.

Our youth ballroom instructor, Tais Zhukova, has been dancing since the age of five and now has over seven years of experience working with children and competitive dancers of all ages. If your child is interested in competing, Tais can help guide them along the way, as she and her own partner were 2022 Open Amateur Ballroom National Finalists. Tais also has an excellent handle on technique and how to tailor a dance education to make it fun and engaging for children of all ages.

Our Pricing

Kid Pricing

Private Lessons

Single 45-Minute Lesson: $90

Package of 5 Lessons, Each 45-Minutes: $425

(discounted to $85 per lesson on package)

Single 1-Hour Lesson: $110

Special Competitive Package:

Package of 5 Lessons, Each 1-Hour: $525*

(discounted to $105 per lesson on package)

*Please note that this special package is intended for competitive students only, and the discount offered expects that the student will take 2 lessons minimum per week, compete locally, and participate in some competitions requiring travel (in-state or out-of-state).

Please Note Our Refund & Cancellation Policy

As a small business, we are unable to offer refunds.


Private lessons must be cancelled 24 hours in advance to avoid being charged.

Our Instructors

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Tais Zhukova

Tais started her dance journey in Ukraine at the young age of 5. She was introduced to ballroom dance after an accidental encounter, and has been in the industry ever since. Upon moving to the United States at age 12, she began working with well-known master coaches Dima and Olga Sukachov. Although Tais is strictly a ballroom instructor, many other forms of dance interest her. In her teaching, Tais strives to educate her students on proper body mechanics and safe dance techniques. With over seven years of experience working with children and competitive dancers of all ages, Tais is a highly qualified instructor in her field. Tais and her partner were 2022 Open Amateur Ballroom National Finalists.


Olivia Pritchard

Olivia's dance journey started in gymnastics and ballet at the age of 7. In high school, she shifted her focus to jazz and competitive ballroom, where she earned many gold medals in American Smooth and Rhythm. In college, she found her true love for dance through contemporary, improv, and ballet, where she studied the Vaganova style. At ADC, Olivia uses her diverse dance history alongside her experience working in healthcare to help students grow as dancers in technique, strength, flexibility, and in finding their own voice and expression through their bodies. Olivia teaches ballet, stretch and flexibility, and strength and conditioning classes for dancers.

Contact Us

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979 Fremont Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94024

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