Every once in awhile a person can be blessed with an
teacher. My wife and I wanted to learn to dance the Viennese Waltz so we could attend A Grand Ball in Vienna on New Year's Eve. Amy was an amazingly kind and talented teacher who took the challenge of this non sports guy and got the job done!
New Year's Eve in Vienna, Austria was wonderful and dancing continues to be our sport. Thank you Amazing Amy. - Stan B.
Amy is just the best teacher. If you know nothing about
dance or if you are one of those famous pros you'll
always find something new with Amy. Her sensitive,
supportive, smart, and dedicated style is a winning
combination. She'll always find time in your busy
schedule, and above all, she makes it fun!!
- Victor S.
I can't say enough about Amy both as an instructor and as someone who
gets her students to love dancing. She has been able to take someone
who was completely fearful stepping into the studio the first time to
levels of dance I never thought I would be capable of achieving. My
time with Amy has truly been life-changing.
- Steve W.
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When My husband and I
first walked in to the dance studio in Manhattan and met Amy, we had a
big goal in mind. We wanted to learn how to dance so we could float
across the ballroom on a trans-Atlantic cruise for our 10th Anniversary.
When I say a "big" goal, I mean humongous. We are both stagehands,
accustomed to being backstage, not on the spot on the dance floor. Amy
took our 4 left feet, and through her patience and perseverance, taught
us how to tango, foxtrot, rumba, and waltz. She taught me how to
follow, which is harder than you might think, and she taught my husband
how to lead. We both felt so comfortable with her, and she always made
our lessons both fun and educational. She listened to our feedback, and
tailored our lessons to what we wanted to accomplish. We were sorry to
lose her to the West Coast, but thanks to her we have had the nerve (and
the ability) to dance at several functions...something my husband would
never have attempted before. I would recommend Amy to anyone,
regardless of experience and dance level. -Moira M.
When I first walked
into the dance studio where I met Amy, I was feeling hopeful
that my husband wouldn't step on my toes and we wouldn't look like kids
swaying at a seventh grade dance during our 1st dance together. I had
no idea how much we would learn and how much more we could hope to
present! Amy Lawrence took our dancing skills from minimal to amazing in
a few months together. Her style of teaching is comforting and
encouraging, allowing us to feel capable and confident. Her enthusiasm
for dancing and helping us to become better dancers made each lesson
exciting and made us want to dance more in between our lessons. Her
approach to feedback allows even the most beginning dancers (me!) to
feel at ease with learning the steps, the style, the roles and refining
the nuances and more of each dance. She made dancing fun, for both of
us! Her support throughout was just incredible. Amy really cares about
each of her dancers -from the times she asked for updates on wedding
plans, to the way she helped us choose dance steps and a song that
helped show who we really are, to the moment she stood clapping and
crying at the side of the dance floor at our wedding reception, she made
sure we knew that we were important to her and that she was there for
us. I am thankful for many things about our wedding, and the choice to
make Amy Lawrence our dance instructor is definitely at the top of that
Amy is an amazing dance teacher. My Fiance and I decided to learn a
waltz for our wedding and we were totally lost on how to find a teacher
and where to start. Luckily, Amy's ad came up and we jumped to the
opportunity to learn from her. She was so inviting, and always had a
smile. Very professional, and at the same time, treats you like her best
friend. On the first day, we were shy and a bit nervous, because people
generally have some sort of a dance background, and we did not. Not
even close! But Amy took us by the hand, literally, and was able to
teach us 'the box step', 'twinkles', 'rhythm', and 'quarter-turns' on
the very first day. She has infinite patience and a strong sense of how
to apply the dance terminology into something easy to comprehend. We
give her an 11 out of 10!!!
I am probably the worst dancer on the face of the planet ( really...no
kidding) but Amy was able not only to teach me a passable waltz for my
wedding in only a few lessons she made me want to learn more. It was
very sad for me when she moved to the Los Angeles area :(. I highly
reccomend her to students of all levels!