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Wedding Dance Lessons
Ilia is the best! We hired him for dance lessons for our wedding, and he has helped two VERY beginner dancers put together a routine and made it look great. He is patient, explains dance concepts/combo clearly, and has made dancing fun for us. His wedding package price is also the best around. It would be a mistake to not take dance lessons with him!Aug 21, 2018VerifiedWHYM Dance + Movement + More's reply
Hi Marsha - thank you so much for the kind words. We're so glad to hear you and Roman like your routine ! You look great doing it ;) Hope to see you soon.
We found WHYM Dance through Thumbtack about 1 month ago. WHYM Dance was one of 3 responses received and was chosen based on the willingness of Maria to put together a special affordable fee for the unique short term needs of our group of 6. Our instructor, Ilya, agreed to a series of weekly late evening sessons and has done exactly what we asked - teach 6 non-dancers the basics and at the same time concentrate on the bride and groom. We are about 1/2 way through our sessions and Ilya has been great. We will accomplish what we set out to do and we had a blast doing it. There's a good chance part of the group will continue to participate at WHYM after the wedding is over. We made a great choice!May 27, 2015WHYM Dance + Movement + More's reply
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you are enjoying your lessons and having a fun time together as a family - that's the most gratifying thing for us!
I've been to several dance studios in the Cleveland area, and I can say without a doubt that WHYM is the absolute best. Ilia and Maria Volokh, the owners, are absolutely phenomenal teachers whatever level of dancing ability you have. I compete at the collegiate level, and working with them this summer has truly transformed my dancing. Even if you don't compete, you absolutely will become a better dancer if you go to this studio and really listen to what they teach. They are the best instructors for social dancing I have ever met. Ilia knows how to teach guys to really lead and teach girls how to really follow, a trait that is rare and difficult to find in studios in the area. And as an added plus, the dance floor in the studio, which Ilia installed himself, is the best dance floor I have ever stepped foot on. The ambience of the entire place is absolutely flawless as well. The entire experience of going to WHYM for dance lessons is absolutely phenomenal. Their prices for private lessons may at first appear higher than other studios in the area, but if you actually do the math based on the instruction time, you get more time for your money at WHYM than comparable studios in the area. Add in free attendance at group classes on top of that (a perk that other studios do not generally offer) and the simply superior quality of their instruction, and WHYM also becomes the best value in the area for dance instruction. If you want to learn ballroom dancing and live within 30 miles of Chagrin Falls, you simply have to go to WHYM. It's worth the drive!Jul 26, 2011
Private Dance Lessons
Very professional. Made lesson enjoyable. Plan to go back for another lesson.Aug 12, 2019VerifiedWHYM Dance + Movement + More's reply
Thanks much for the kind words! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your lesson! Looking forward to next one.
Wedding Dance Lessons
So far we’ve had 1/5 classes and it’s looking like it will be a wonderful experience for my fiancé and me! Such a wonderful teacher and easy to work with! Very flexible as wellOct 17, 2018VerifiedWHYM Dance + Movement + More's reply
Thank you so much for the kind words! We are super happy to hear you are enjoying your dancing experience with us! Looking forward to the next 4 lessons :)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We offer an introductory package to our new clients. You will get 2 private lessons (55 minute each) for the price of 1 or $89. This cost is for up to 4 participants (we add $10 per participant for groups larger than 4). We also offer lesson packages or you can purchase one lesson at a time.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We want to know your goals and aspirations and we adjust our teaching approach and lesson content to your style and preferences.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Ilia brings with him over 30 years of dancing, teaching and performing in the United States and Russia. Ilia’s career began with the formal ballet training and a Master of Dance Education degree from the Moscow’s Institute of Theater Arts. Ilia is THE MAN of the studio.