Shadi & John were getting married in June 2017. They wanted to create something really special and meaningful to both them as well as entertaining for the guests. The pick of the song was very inspiring – Christina Perri “A thousand years”. And their enthusiasm and dedication and desire to push the limit were inspiring too! (more…)
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…)