My husband had always wanted to take ballroom dance lessons. One day while shopping in City Center, he walked into Amys Dance Studio and inquired about lessons. Amy discussed the health and social benefits of learning to dance and offered my husband a free lesson. My husband was thrilled and gladly accepted the offer. The hard part however, was how to convince me to take the dance lesson with him. Reluctantly, I agreed and to my amazement, we learned the basic steps to the swing in 30 minutes! The lesson was so fun and we couldnt wait to take more lessons.
There are so many things I love about Amys Dance Studio. To name a few, Amy is very patient and I chuckle over how she handles my husband, who is free-spirited and wants to learn everything now. Sometimes he gets ahead of himself and Amy has to literally pull him back in line; she does it in such a fun way. I have my problems too; sometimes I ask too many questions but Amy reassures me by saying, too much analysis causes paralysis. She never misses anything and sometimes my husband and I joke that she has surround vision. She sees everything, she is so helpful, and her love for dancing shows greatly. For Amy, its not just a job, its a true love and joy.
Also, I admire that Rita, Amys daughter has literally followed in her mothers footsteps. She has been dancing since the age of three and now at age sixteen, dances like a professional. Rita is very knowledgeable of so many dances and often demonstrates new dances with her mother. Another added attraction is the Friday night socials. Rita often leads the line dances during this time.
Another valuable asset to Amys dance studio is Chelsea, who is a student at CNU. She is majoring in theatre and dance, works at the studio, and loves it. Chelsea welcomes all newcomers with exuberant joy and excitement; on Friday nights, she invites the newcomers to dance with her so they may become comfortable and more familiar with ballroom dancing. Chelsea is very dedicated and is available to assist at all times.
As an added attraction, there is Matt, a student at Amys Studio. Matt loves to practice dancing and has progressed to advanced levels in most dances. So ladies get ready
Matt may ask you to dance! If you are new in the studio, dont be shy because Matt will help and guide you on the dance floor during open dance. Matt is very encouraging and If you happen to step on his foot, its ok
Ive done it several times.
Lastly, the dance studio host parties on most holidays which are fun and enjoyable. Also, there are other informative social events such as wine tasting with different wines and cheeses from around the world.
I would definitely recommend trying the group classes or private lessons. Hey, what do you have to lose except two left feet?
Jackie, Hampton, VA