When Ming and Ara first came to our studio and said that they chose a song by Pink Martini “Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love”, I thought the song is beautiful, but is an American Rumba with a very strict tempo – God, help us all! How can people without experience just within a few lessons learn how to dance Rumba and present a “wow” show routine?! But we decided to try anyways. My doubts were cleared and faith strengthened when they came back to their 2nd lesson and showed what they remembered from their 1st. When they danced the 1st 30 second intro part of the routine, my jaw dropped… It looked really good! I got so excited realizing how much potential they had and how sophisticated their routine can be. They said that they practiced for several hours in between the lessons. And they kept doing it every week, coming back prepared and that allowed to make their wedding routine pretty complicated.
Check below the video of this beautiful performance at the wedding that took place in June 2017. (more…)
Dennis and Emily came to Dance with me Toronto just one month before the wedding. Their pick was Celine Dion’s “A New Day Has Come”, which is a slow version of Viennese Waltz – not an easy choice if you have absolutely no ballroom dance background. But they said “We want this to happen, no matter what, we are ready to work hard!”
And they did! For example, 1 entire lesson was spent just working on 1 lift! After a while I said let’s find an easier option and got a response “We never give up!” And they did not drop this move and it became the highlight of the whole routine. The hardest part was to actually learn how to do those classic Viennese Waltz turns – they seem easy when professionals dance, but it is so hard to make them look effortless and smooth and keep a presentable shape. When I was watching the video I thought “We all did a good job”!
And now you have a chance to enjoy their classy Wedding Dance! Check the video below. (more…)
When we were looking for teacher to choreograph our wedding dance – an Argentine tango song, we wanted someone who was experienced and professional. He/she needed to be extremely patient with us as both my husband and I had no tango experience at all. We met with at least five teachers before we finally found Egor. During the first trial class, Egor choreographed part of our song on the spot while he listened to it and performed it to us with his student. It gave us a clear picture of what he was capable of doing and his style was exactly what we were looking for – fun and professional.
Our song was not an easy one. Egor choreographed the dance to suit our level while incorporating a lot of classic tango moves into the song. He would dance with each of us first before letting us dance with each other. By dancing with one of us while letting the other person to videotape the dance, we were able to practice at home after each class. Without a doubt, the dance was a success and we got so many compliments from our guests after our performance.
Thank you Egor for guiding us to be so comfortable and confident on the dance floor. Most importantly, thank you for making our big day extra special!
I met Egor 2.5 years ago when I was looking for lessons to help me dance with a “new man in my life.” We had gone on vacation with my boyfriend (now husband) and I could not dance with him. I had no idea how to dance the typical social dances – salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bachata.
On the first lesson Egor had me dancing the basic steps to my surprise. It was fun. So, I started (more…)