Ruby and Zach, who married in the spring of 2017, wanted their first dance to look like the Ed Sheeran music video for Thinking Out Loud. We took some moves from the video, but customized it to match their laid back, romantic style. This was their final rehearsal prior to their wedding.
Sarah and John got married on November 5, 2016. I enjoyed choreographing their dance; especially the polka part. I got inspiration from Mary Poppins! Here is what they said:
"Our first dance was absolutely fantastic! Our guests went totally crazy for it and it was so so much fun! I'm so glad we decided to learn choreography for it, it made it just that much more special and felt like a really fun gift for our guests. Everyone was raving about it after.
~Sarah and John
"My boyfriend and I have gone to Liza for 3 country swing lessons and she is great! She creates a safe and welcoming space for us to learn. She is very nice and helpful and she really broke it down for us and made it easy for us to learn. I would highly recommend taking lessons from her!"
"Liza is a bright light of positivity and energy! She helped me break through my fear of making a mistake on the dance floor, and ensured I found the confidence I needed to go beyond the steps and have fun with the dancing itself. She's a natural teacher who loves what she does for a living which turns the awkwardness of learning something new into something fun."
-Kilby, country dance student
"Liza has a great professional and fun approach to teaching dance lessons. Her classes are relaxed, a goo mix of self learning/practice and instruction with a lot of encouragement!"
~Lindsey and Jim
"My partner and I are absolute beginners at Country Two Step. Liza is an excellent instructor; we have had only three lessons and already feel that we could dance in a club and not feel completely out of place. The lessons are fun and non-threatening - we look forward to them every week."
~Beth and Jacque
"I have been doing Country Line Dancing with Liza for a month now... and it is so much FUN! She always makes it a fun learning experience and we have already tested out our skills at the Country Bars. She is open to suggestions for any line dance you want to learn. I highly recommend her."
~Jill in April 2015
"I have participated in Liza's Country 2-step group lesson every week since May 2013. Liza helped me improve my Country dancing skills tremendously. At Liza's group lesson she added new dance variations every week that I had not learned before. She is a very skilled group dance instructor who successfully leads the group and takes the time to break down the foot step positions in a patient and supportive way.
"Liza participated in our one-week long work wellness fair by providing hour-long line dance classes two of the five days. All of the participants had fun while working to master the dance steps. Liza is a true professional, while maintaining her down-to-earth demeanor and style. I can't wait to try her line dance class at the North Park studio!"
Sharon and Rob, married in 2011, chose "Dancing In the Moonlight" by King Harvest for their first wedding dance. I taught them in their lovely backyard which had an amazing view! Here is what they said:
"Everything was perfect. We got rave reviews on our dance and even did an encore on Sunday's reception. The whole weekend was beyond perfect. Thank you!"
~Sharon and Rob
"Liza was the perfect dance teacher for us leading up to our wedding! She is a great instructor, teaches to your ability, and doesn't give you more than you can handle in the time allotted. She actually helped us with all three dances - the Bride/Groom first dance, Father/Daughter dance AND Mother/Son dance!
We don't live in San Diego but that's where we are from and wanted to get married, so she was very accommodating when it came to our schedule. We only had 3 weeks to learn the Father/Daughter dance, 1 week for the Bride/Groom dance and 1 day for the Mother/Son dance! Our dances were so fun, and going to a few lessons with her definitely gave us the confidence we needed, given that none of us were dancers!"
~Erin in 2017
"Our first dance went SOOOOOO WELL! We lost a few of the last minute details we worked on once we were wrapped up in all the excitement, but everyone was thoroughly impressed and we really enjoyed ourselves!"
~Claire and Nathan
Shari and Ryan, who got married in the fall of 2017, really nailed both their lifts! This video really captures their personalities and demonstrates how important it is to keep going and not get flustered if you trip on your dress or if you make any other mistake.
Julie and Lawrence, married March, 22, 2015, chose one of the most unique songs for their wedding dance: the Jurassic Park theme song! Here is what they said:
"Liza was totally up for the challenge. Liza came to our home each week for 8 weeks and it became a “date-night”. It was a refreshing break from stressful wedding planning for both of us. She also gave our father-daughter and mother-son dances a bit of style and all of us were more comfortable and relaxed on the dance floor the evening of the wedding. Our guests were very impressed with our first dance and we were so excited and proud to perform it for them.
~Julie and Lawrence
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Francesca and Matt started taking dance lessons about a year and a half before their wedding because one of them was going away to grad school and they wouldn't have as much time to practice. Their song was "All I Need To Get By" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Tyrell. Here is what they said:
"We did it!!! And it was AWESOME!!! The dance blew everyone away! And we have you to thank. So THANK YOU!!!
~Francesca and Matt
Abby and Jessica chose a super fun and light-hearted song, Hey Baby, from Dirty Dancing, for their wedding on September 25, 2016. We had such a blast laughing and goofing off during our lessons that they invited me to their wedding!
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Sarah and Devin, who married in the summer of 2017, chose Dan & Shay's hit "From The Ground Up". It turned out to be one of the most beautiful waltzes I've ever choreographed! Here is what they said:
"Thank you so much for the amazing dance lessons for our wedding! Devin and I had so much fun with each other and you!"
~Sarah and Devin
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"Liza was the best and really prepared my husband and I for our first dance at our wedding! We would go every Tuesday and it was such a fun experience! Our first dance was spectacular and we had a choreographed dance! Everyone loved it!!"
~Tal and Ian
"We had a wonderful 8 lessons with Liza choreographing our wedding dance. We had always wanted to take dance lessons and figured this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Liza included many dance genres in our first dance that worked well not only for our wedding dance, but are handy moves to have moving forward whenever we want to dance to any song or music type at any event. Funny, knowledgeable, friendly, and reliable, we highly recommend Liza to anyone. You'll love her! Our wedding dance was a smash success!"
~Tara and Derek in 2018
"The first dance went off without a hitch. This is due to Liza's great advice and skill in choreographing our first dance. She took careful time with us to ensure that we would be prepared for our big day. She is kind, caring, and a lot of fun to work with. She is full of creative ideas and provides constructive feedback."
~Justin and Jenny