Bride Mellie D. was so thoughtful to YELP about my services in 2007, capturing the ONE session experience ~ better than anyone.
Yelp filtered bride Alice's review posted on July 8, 2011 - it says it all !!Thanks Alice!
She really can teach you to dance in 1 session! Our wedding coordinator recommended Cynthia to give my now-husband and I a quick dance lesson for our first dance. My husband is not a born dancer by the way and our wedding was literally 3 weeks away. We were curious how she'd be able to teach us a dance routine in 1 session. Well, she did!! Her motto is "If you can walk, you can dance." So true. We told her what song we wanted to use, met up on a Sunday at her studio, and she taught us a routine in 2 hours. We had to practice but all the basic elements were there.
The session was also really fun and Cynthia is a riot. She's energetic, humorous, encouraging, and a great teacher. She provides follow-up notes and pictures to help refresh your memory when you're practicing. We got so much praise after we did our first dance and our friends/family were amazed that it only took 1 session. The biggest compliment was when my friend who was also getting married said that she and her fiancee had already taken 3 lessons (from another instructor) and were no where close to doing what we did. Naturally, after 1 session my husband and I won't be at the level of Dancing with the Stars. But if you just want to learn a quick, impressive dance for your father/daughter dance or first dance, I highly recommend Cynthia. You get results. She was pricier than what I expected for a dance session, but she was worth every penny.
Yelp filtered bride Shaun's review posted on May 2, 2010. Thanks Shaun!Cynthia was recommended to us by friends who had used her to prepare for their wedding 'first dance'. We were told she could help us prepare adequately in just a single lesson and she did just that, even though neither of us have taken any kind of dance lessons before. She is bubbly, patient, easy to work with and we both enjoyed the lesson. She even helped us pick the song. At the end at the end of the lesson, we had the routine down and were both looking forward to the big day even more.Like most soon to be married couples, we were really busy, and this lesson helped us quickly knock one more thing of our list. Thanks Cynthia...
I know when we left your studio, you made a believer out of Chris. However, the true test was the day of our wedding. eedless to say, our dance was a hit. Your suggestion of entering the Julia Morgan Ballroom and leading into our first dance was pure genius! The crowd was energized and our song worked out perfectly.
As you suggested, we told our photographer that we will dip in the beginning and kiss at the end and they were there to capture the moment. Thank you so much for your skill and talent. If you have other non-believers out there, tell them about us. You gave us the basics and we were able to entertain and "wow" our guests.
Thank you for making our wedding memorable and fun!
I am pleased to report back to you that your students were exceptional dancers at the wedding!
It was such a wonderful moment as everyone watched them dance. Thank you for all that you do!
Nick looked like he had been dancing for years.
You are amazing! All my clients love you, and so do I. You make dancing seem effortless and they feel so much more confident on the wedding day which makes for great photos, video, and audiences! THANK YOU! Jubilee Lau Certified Wedding Consultant
Photos courtesy of Todd Rafalovich Pictured are Candice and Adrian
Your style is very genuine, approachable - certainly explains why the famous and the not-so seek your counsel on this kind of thing.
Your lesson to us was fantastic and your lesson to the group was exactly what the wedding needed. It couldn't have worked out more perfectly. Thanks again for everything, our wedding would not have been the same without you.
I had the honor of guiding and assisting Bill (88) and Edna (90) for their first dance. After being confined to a wheel chair for 5 years, Edna dreamed of dancing again. After falling in love with Bill, Glinka's student, Edna vowed to dance again. For three months, they worked with Cynthia and a physical therapist to prepare Edna for her long awaited dance. The couple danced at their wedding reception with Cynthia in the wings.
The 3 month preparation for this special moment was captured on film by Gatlin Photography.
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how wonderful Lauren and Brandon's first dance was. It was so beautiful, and yes I cried in pleasure. So many people commented about how impressed they were with how Brandon presented her. Not only did we have a fun evening together learning to dance, and the wedding dancing was beautiful, Lauren and Brandon had fun dancing on their Honeymoon and will remember your instruction forever.
It was a wonderful experience and we're so grateful to you for your support, enthusiasm, and world class teaching. Thank you for making this happen for us. It was wonderful and we are very appreciative.
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