Dancing at our daughters Sweet 16 Masquerade Ball was a dream come true. Thank you so much Laura! We couldn’t have it done it without you!” “A gift of dance lessons is a present you can open again and again throughout your life.”
Sara, Trace, Mariya, and Andrew
Laura Taylor (far right in mirror), dance instructor for Dance with Us, teaches a private lesson to engaged couple Jason Sheridan, 33, and Kate Boucher, 27, to prepare for the first dance at their wedding. The couple, of Eugene, has been together for four and a half years and plans to get married on September 12, in Terrebonne, Oregon, where Boucher is originally from. (Mary Jane Schulte/The Register-Guard)
Members of the South Side Swing Club joined us at our Saturday Dance. They enjoyed participating in the Swing Dance Class offered this night. They learned some new steps that included “The Sweet Heart Strut” and how to get into and style up the “shake hand position” for more variety in Swing! Their positive energy and enthusiasm were a welcome addition to this fun evening of dancing.
“Wes and Joanna are such a delight to know. Their humor, wonderful relationship, long standing successful marriage and passion for dancing are very inspirational. When we asked Wes what the secret to a happy marriage is, he said he offers the following advice. .
“Hi Laura, I have offered this free advice to numerous men on occasion. I point out that taking your wife or girl friend to a dance is a smart move. I tell them that since I decided to escort Joanna to dances, my home life has been heavenly. No longer is a forgotten bath towel on the floor a source of any complaint from my spouse”.
“If I spring for ballroom dance lessons, I am even free to make unsolicited comments about my wife’s driving (which she ignores). Joanna is more likely to laugh at my jokes if we are returning home from a rumba lesson. How’s that for a recommendation”?
“Laura was a joy to work with. Thanks to her wonderful sense of humor it was fun and easy to learn our wedding dance, and it made our special day unique and memorable. We looked forward to every lesson!” – David and Kellyclare
Tim took some of our dances classes. We encouraged him to attend some of the local dances so he could practice what he had learned. At one of those dances he met Michelle. As all good love stories go, it was love at first dance. They were married a short time later! They continue to take our classes and are still happily dancing and madly in love.
“Learning to dance is hard work and, like so many other men, I find it downright embarrassing. I actually dread most dance classes I go to. But I gain so much confidence learning from Laura. Every class I take with her, I become more convinced that I can learn to dance! She is so well organized, so clear, so encouraging and so much fun. She presents the information at a pace I can keep up with and helps us practice new steps right there in class, before they evaporate from my brain. With Laura’s instruction, in spite of my embarrassment, I can actually dance. It’s true; just ask my wife”.