My fiance and I have had four dance lessons with Sara and Joe for the past few weeks in preparation for our wedding. My wife-to-be likes dancing, and I have never danced before. You can probably imagine my apprehension with going to a dance stu...
dio to learn how to.
During our initial consultation and first lesson, Sara made it super easy and comfortable to learn. I felt at ease and found how nurturing, patient, and encouraging she is. My fiance and I really like her, and although the dance moves seemed very basic, as our "skills" progressed, she modified our dance routine to include more elaborate, romantic sequences. We knew she was customizing our dance based on how she felt we were doing, and encouraged creative collaboration.
Our previous lesson added some mind-boggling moves and will require some practice, but we know that we'll be able to pull them off and wow our friends and family. I know I will -- after all, they have never seen me dance before.
Will we screw up the sequences? Possibly. Will it matter? Not really. I just love the fact that I have some basic moves down at least! :)
We have two lessons remaining to perfect our routine and timing as much as possible.
Possible future lessons: hip hop? I need to learn how to do basic moves during non-ballroom type music.
Joe has been great as well. Quite flexible with scheduling, and always welcoming and accommodating. He hasn't pressured us into anything, and we like that.
All in all, Sara and Joe are great individuals -- we had the opportunity to talk a bit about their personal history, dance passion, and various business topics.
Last week, one of my friends pointed out that they had hired Sara and Joe a few years ago to teach them their wedding dance too. And just like us, they liked their instructors as well.
Highly recommended. They also do business as "Time-Out! Dance Studios", Newport Beach.
UPDATE: Seems I forgot to update my review... Our first dance went GREAT! Not bad for someone like me who can't count or hear the rhythm of the somewhat fast-paced song we chose. My wife has a musical background and had no problems -- thankfully, though, Sara customized the dance to my skill level, and to my surprise, we had nothing but compliments from our guests, even from a few couples who are professional dancers. I am VERY glad to have taken the lessons with Sara. Sara and Joe, you guys are GREAT people. Thank you!