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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 instructors, Tais Zhukova and Arthur Nabok, have both been dancing since the age of five and have many years of experience working with children and competitive dancers of all ages. If your child is interested in competing, Tais and Arthur can help guide them along the way, as they were 2022 Open Amateur Ballroom National Finalists and have many other competitive titles themselves. Currently trained by Olga and Dima Sukachov, Tais and Arthur have 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 Lesson, Each 45 Minutes: $425

(discounted to $85 per lesson on package)

Single 1-Hour Lesson: $110

Special Competitive Package:

Package of 5 Lesson, 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

Kid Instrutors
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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.


Arthur Nabok

Arthur was born and raised in Ukraine, where he grew up competing in ballroom dancing nationally and internationally since the age of 5. His titles include Blackpool China Rising Star Champion, Ukrainian Ballroom Champion, USA National Finalist, and others. Arthur specializes in working with kids - in his work he takes great care to raise kids according to proper body mechanics. He holds a college degree in kinesthetics and dance coaching.  He uses his background to educate young students about the demands of being a champion. In 2017 dance brought him to the US, where he has been dancing and teaching since.

Contact Us

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979 Fremont Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94024

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