Chad was awesome. We were very nervous about our first dance and thought lessons would be difficult and time consuming, but Chad worked with our hectic schedules and met us at our house for one on one lessons. We ended up taking three lessons each lasting about an hour. Chad was delightful to work with and made us feel very comfortable. After our first dance we got loads of compliments, guests were still talking about how beautiful our first dance was weeks later. If you are looking for lessons for your first dance we would absolutely recommend Chad.
Chad was an amazing instructor! My wife and I were nervous about our first dance so we decided to reach out to Chad and we couldn't have been more pleased. He worked with our crazy schedules and helped us choreograph a dance to one of our favorite songs. He brought a fellow dancer (Brisa) to our lessons to show us the moves, which allowed us to watch the dance be done correctly and then my wife and I could both pair up and feel the correct movements. Neither of us have ever danced outside of incredibly uncoordinated booty shaking but in a few short lessons we were able to move and adapt as needed. Working with Chad was a pleasure and I suggest anyone looking for some instruction give him a call. My wife and I are still talking about going back for lessons just for fun now that the wedding is over! Cheers! -Michael-
Chad is an excellent dancer and teacher. He made us enjoy the process of learning to dance with his infectious humor and easy to follow moves. Brisa was so sweet and patient. We are thinking of going back after the wedding just for more learning to dance and fun.
Chad is an excellent dancer and teacher. He made us enjoy the process of learning to dance with his infectious humor and easy to follow moves. Brisa was so sweet and patient with me and my fiance. We would definitely go back just to learn and have fun after our wedding.
Chad and Brisa were worth it! Wife and I never danced together (except High School), so Chad had "no bad habits to work with", as he put it. We ended up doing a waltz for Beauty and the Beast; entire wedding attendance was AMAZED! Chad even got the Father of Bride to dance (his wife's been trying for 15 years!) Chad is a gem to work with: patient, kind, and caring. He truly cares about dancing and loves to see that joy in others. My wife, her parents, and I all hope to maintain Chad's lessons, as we want to go to local places and dance (2-step, waltz, who knows!). While I know weddings have a lot of costs, I would highly suggest even doing ONE lesson with Chad! You would be amazed and probably re-budget afterwards!
Chad and Brisa were wonderful. In just one hour my daughter and her fiancé learned a beautiful dance. She also learned to dance with her dad. Chad is easy to talk to and explains things in a way that you can easily understand. I would definitely call on Chad again. They were wonderful to work with.
Chad and Brisa were wonderful to work with. Our first dance looked amazing and we got so many compliments on it.
I cannot recommend Chad and Brisa highly enough. They are consummate professionals who manage to make a stressful time of life fun, easy, and manageable! I am a notoriously terrible dancer, and my husband and I managed to pull off a fun first dance after only a few weeks of lessons with Chad and Brisa-- I can't tell you how many people complimented us afterwards! They will work with any experience level, and will set your mind at rest. If you're nervous about dancing in public, you should absolutely give them a call.
Chad and Brisa helped me not only learn to dance well for my wedding, they made dance lessons something my wife and I looked forward to. I struggled to learn to dance in the past, but they were very good at seeing my challenges, and creating solutions to get past them. They are amazing teachers.
Chad and Brisa are truly wonderful dancers and fun and enjoyable to work with! We hired them to create and perfect our first dance and the father daughter dance as well. We simply could not be more pleased with the results. Chad has wonderful teaching skills and makes things that are quite challenging absolutely doable for people from all backgrounds, including those that have no dancing skills! Brisa is also terrific to work with and spent a great deal of time helping us to perfect our dance moves. We came to enjoy our lessons so much and really looked forward to the next one. When our wedding day actually came, my husband and I both felt that one of our favorite parts of our beautiful wedding was definitely our first dance! Feeling confident and knowing we could show off our skills made it so much fun and so very special! I would recommend Chad and Brisa for anybody interested in bettering their dancing skills. They are absolutely wonderful! We will be forever grateful! Jessica Watkins
We contacted Chad and Brisa a few weeks before our wedding. We were only able to meet with them twice before the big day! They were great teachers and we had a lot of fun working with them. We are even considering signing up for dance classes just for fun. Highly recommended. Five stars!
My wife Laura and I got married 14 years ago and we took Lessons with Chad. Our wedding was two thousand miles away and the event was largely shaped by our families that were close to the venue where it was held. Our first dance was a waltz that turned out to be the pinnacle of our evening. It was the one thing that Laura and I could work on together remotely while the others prepared for our wedding back home. It was nice for us to work on something together and no one back home even knew we were taking lessons. When we swept out onto the floor and swooped around with “under arm turns” and even a “lunge”, people were gob-smacked! One little niece even asked her grandma, “is that Cinderella”. Since our wedding, my wife and I have kept up a love of Ballroom dance and have taken classes all over the world. We’ve appreciated the ability and skill that Chad has, which is second to none, and we appreciate his ability to teach at the finest levels and our level, which was just some beginners who wanted to have a special day, be a little more special thanks to a little preparation with a one of a kind teacher. Thanks Chad! Don Purcell
Dance with Chad is the best! We needed a first dance song for our wedding. My fiancé and I have never danced before, but from our first lesson Chad made us feel extremely comfortable and at ease, not to mention EXCITED to learn! He is great at communication; quick and thoughtful responses every time. I called around to other places but Chad by FAR offered the best price around - and I don't think we would have gotten anywhere near the personalized attention, flexibility, and just downright niceness from any of the other dance companies. Thank you for everything, Chad!
DanceReviewed on 10/29/2015
He did a wonderful job with my husband and daughter. The Father Daughter Dance was beautiful.
My husband and I were referred to Chad through out DJ SKM. We wanted to do a waltz as out first dance. Chad was AMAZING! It was almost like couples therapy where he really goes beyond just teaching you dance moves. He really is passionate about dance and will teach you in the way that best suits your learning style. He is very flexible and professional. Everyone loved out first dance and mentioned how we looked like pro dancers. I hope we can take some fun couples dance classes now that the wedding is over.
I ran across Chad and Brisa at the 2014 Bridal Show when I saw Chad and Roni dancing to my favorite song by Hunter Hayes called Wanted. What caught my eye about the two during the performance was the elegance of the routine. Later that week I emailed Chad and got a response that was very quick, and left me with a very warm feeling. He had not only answered all of my questions but made me feel welcome to join. This was important because taking dance lessons was something my husband and I had never done before. It didn’t help that we were planning a wedding at the same time, so I was thinking would it even be possible to learn a new dance for our first dance at my wedding reception. When I got to the class the first time I got my answer. We met another couple who was on their fourth or fifth week and their routine was almost done and it was inspirational. My husband and I were both wowed by the experience. Each and every week for 8 weeks we showed up and step by step worked with Chad, Brisa and Roni on our customized choreographed routine. On our wedding day we were able to showcase the dance which was one of the most memorable parts of our wedding. What I love most about the Dance with Chad experience is the price! Taking dance lessons in my mind seemed like it would be very expensive but their pricing was more than reasonable. He was always flexible with us when it was time to make payments which came in handy especially since I was paying off a wedding at the same time. Ultimately, I have to say that Dance with Chad was fun, memorable and was a part of the memories we built through our wedding process. We love them so much and feel this was the best vendor to deal with!
Chad and Brisa are an exceptional dance instruction team. I was a seasoned ball roomer and my fiancé u to dancing and eager to learn. Chad instantly made us feel comfortable together and new just how to approach our different levels. He is warm, funny, personable and makes every lesson fun. We know that we will have a beautiful wedding dance but more importantly, are learning to dance together for the rest of our lives which is what it's really all about. You couldn't do better than learning to "Dance with Chad"
Our wedding coordinator suggested that we try Dance with Chad to choreograph a first dance for our wedding. We came in on the 2nd week of an 8 week (1x per week) lesson and mid way through the lessons, knew enough basic moves to put them together to a song of our choice. We walked away with the perfect dance to our perfect song. Chad, Brisa and Roni were great instructors. The only reason I gave 4/5 stars was that it the location was very far for us and the classes were a bit late for the distance we had to drive. Also, since it's a group class, you have to kind of wait for everyone in the group to catch up to speed and that can slow the couples that actually practice at home down a bit. Overall, I would HIGHLY suggest Dance With Chad!
We first were introduced to Dance with Chad at the Arizona Bridal Event held at the Phoenix Convention Center. We were very nervous, needed alot of work, and were on a very strict budget. Chad and Brisa won us over right away. They were professional, patient, and flexible meeting us at odd times and different venues in order to meet our crazy schedules. The gave us basic dance skills boosting our confidence immediately and then built on those skills allowing us to have a beautiful first dance we will always remember. Did I tell you Chad is hilarious! Our classes became a much needed date night were we could laugh, look adoringly into each others eyes, and forget the stress that seems to come with planning a wedding. This duo is so invested not only in their craft but in the individuals themselves. I am in tears as I write this as Chad unexpectedly arrived at my reception and danced with in place of my father was unable to attend. Thank you Chad and Brisa!
Chad and Brisa were nothing short of a dream to work with. They were flexible and helped us to have the dance we wanted without forcing their ideas on us. The instruction itself was superb! Insightful, entertaining, supportive, are just a few words that come to mind! We've learned so much and we can't wait to go back and keep learning more! Also, to call them LGBT friendly would be a huge understatement. They were extremely good to us and made us feel welcome every step of the way. I'm extremely proud to call them friends! If you want to have a beautiful first dance at your wedding, or just learn to dance in general, go with Dance With Chad... you'll be so happy you did!
When it came to planning for our big day we knew where we wanted to get married, our wedding theme, our colors, who was to be in our wedding, how many guests we were going to invite, etc... The details of our wedding came together easily but there was only one thing both my husband and I were stressing about and that was our dance. Neither one of us liked to be the center of attention, neither one of us really thought we could dance and with some physical challenges on my part (wheelchair bound) we were both dreading this task and even considered foregoing any 1st dance but before doing so we made an appt with Chad. I had picked up his info at a bridal fair and thought it couldn't hurt to try. Not only did Chad and his team not run away from the challenges we presented before them but they took on that challenge and made us feel very comfortable with the whole process while making it fun for us every week. They were extremely flexible with our schedule, worked within our budget and the final product of all our hard work was beautiful. There was not a dry eye in the whole room, including the venue staff. We are very appreciative of all the time and effort Chad and his team put into working with us and we really couldn't have put a more beautiful choreography together without them... and to think that we almost chose not to do a dance at all! It was the best money we spent and it has almost been a year since we wed and people are still talking about it! Thank you Chad and Brisa! Forever family! -The Zimmermans
Chad and Brisa totally saved my husband and i! We worked with them for several months leading up to our wedding, and they really are the best in the business. They tailor everything to you, are super flexible and really want to get to know you! They did a lot more than help us learn our first dance. They were supportive along the crazy wedding planning process, they listened to us, and they helped us improve our overall relationship. Best experience ever!
My Fiance and I are having a GREAT time learning our first dance moves with Chad and Brisa! They make it easy and comfortable to learn. They have been guiding us and our four left feet every step of the way. After our first lessen we left with steps and plans to work on from home which has been such a blast for us! I just happened to be a wedding professional myself, and I have heard from several of my own Brides and Grooms that they have had the exact same experience with Chad as we have. I would highly recommend Dance with Chad to anyone!!
When it comes to weddings, the details are very important. However, usually most of the details are not noticed or remembered by the guests unless they are bad. But with regard to the Wedding Dances, the opposite is true. The guests only remember the dances if you amaze them. For my wedding, I was dancing with the last two people anyone expected to actually be able to dance, my wife and my mother. Let’s just say the bar was set low, and I knew this, so I decided lessons were necessary for both dances. I chose Dance With Chad for their skill, but more importantly for their unmistakable passion. The preparation was a lot of fun and since there was only one of me, we even brought my Dad out to the lessons and made a bigger family event out of it. When the wedding rolled around we were ready, and we definitely amazed the guests. This would definitely not have been possible without working with Chad, Roni and the rest of the team. I still hear comments about our dances, they definitely remember.
We've known Chad for many years as we (hubby and I) took classes from him at the Parks & Rec several years ago. Then, since we are also in the events industry we'd see him and his crew at various things around town. It is always a pleasure to see him! When our daughter got married in August 2012 there was no other choice to help hubby with the Father/Daughter dance AND Son in Law with their Bride&Groom dance! (Our daughter is already an accomplished dancer.) Chad and his team helped both men dance with her really well and have fun at the same time! If you want a team that will do their best to help you dance your best - then Dance with Chad is the first and only place to look!