I have worked with Derek during a previous Strictly Fundraiser and he has been great. Full of energy and fun. Constantly updating his qualifications and offering the best. Keep hearing great reviews from friends about his latin moves, jive and Zumba and he is great with schools too. Groups and 1-1 classes. Something for everyone.
Lesley August 16, 2018
So glad we decided to get first dance lessons with Dancing Derek for ourwedding! He was fantastic throughout- so nice and so so patient! He made the steps easy to remember by choreographing them to match with the words of our chosen song. He also let us be very much part of the choreographing process, giving us various options to choose between for the different parts of the dance as we went along. We would highly recommend him and indeed friends of ours who got married a few weeks after us and also got first dance lessons from him likely said how enjoyable they were. Thanks for all your help Derek, Claire & Aidan X
Claire and Aidan August 16, 2018
I very much enjoyed the dance classes that Derek gave. He is great to get a group motivated and get people moving.His understanding of movement, music and rhythm makes for a great experience. For someone who never danced before I would definitely go to Derek for dance classes. To find out more click here...https://www.dancingderek.com/dance-classes-cork/
Jarlath August 16, 2018
My husband and I recently took first dance lessons with Derek in the build up to our wedding. I cannot praise him enough and would highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking of doing a first dance at their wedding. He was patient and enthusiastic throughout the lessons and could tailor the dance to your own specific needs. He can make the first dance routine as difficult or as easy as you like and really puts people at ease- especially those who are not used to dancing of any sort! Overall the lessons with Derek were great fun, they settled our nerves on the day and we enjoyed every minute of them. Derek is very professional, has a great manner and is excellent at what he does. If you are considering getting dance lessons he’s the dance instructor to go with!
Heather & Mark August 16, 2018
Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly) is a British television dance contest, featuring celebrity contestants, with professional dance partners competing in a ballroom and Latin dance competition. Each couple is scored out of 10 by a panel of judges.
Dancing Derek is just an amazing teacher. I have worked with him for the last few weeks and what he has done for the Students in this Strictly Come Dancing competition was just wonderful.His inspiration and teaching was just second to none. i would highly recommend him as a dance choreographer if you plan holding this type of competition as a fundraiser for your school , football club or chosen charity
Bernie Birchill August 16, 2018
Thank you so much Dancing Derek for all your help. We really enjoyed our first dance , and that is down to you. Your lessons took away the stress and anxiety we had about the first dance and allowed us to really enjoy our moment together on the floor. It didn’t even feel as if anyone else was in the room with us. We really enjoyed the lessons also, we both found that during the lessons with Dancing Derek we just switched off and enjoyed each other’s company. We would highly recommend any couple getting married to go to you for lessons before their big day.http://www.weddingdancelessonscork.com
Brid and John August 16, 2018
Fred and Ginger played a blast last night on the dance floor. Thanks a mill for the dancing lessons over the last few weeks. Can you send us on details of your group classes. Thanks again.
Finola and Jerry August 14, 2015
I’m doing very good with your group classes and I will be back in September. Thanks.
Patrick August 14, 2015
Our first dance went fantastically well, so good in fact that the band asked us to dance it again for the last dance. We really enjoyed it. Thanks again for everything.
Donal & Muirin August 14, 2015
1st dance went great Derek. We were so pleased with it and really enjoyed it. Derek was very
helpful and kept checking with us to see were we happy with everything. Thanks for all your help and we will
definitely recommend this service to our friends and colleagues.
Theresa and Michael August 14, 2015
Thanks for everything. Our first dance was great and the jive went down surprisingly well. Everyone complimented us on it. Thanks again.
Niamh and Joe August 14, 2015
Derek, thanks a million for the first dance lessons. Everything went to plan on the night. No damaged toes! Really went down well and we will be delighted to recommend you to our friends.
Martin and Deirdre August 14, 2015
Our first dance was a great success. The routine you put together for so just worked so well. We would like to thank you for the work you put in and the way in which you worked around or busy schedule. Thanks so much Derek. We had great fun learning to dance with you to the song we chose. We would like to commend you on your great patience and professionalism. Best of luck in the further and hope you keep bring joy to couples like myself and my new lovely wife.
James & Orlagh Ryan August 14, 2015
We hired Derek to help us with our first dance for our wedding. We had an upbeat song and wanted to do a dance that would give people something to remember. The only problem was that neither of us were born with dancing feet. Derek was fantastic to deal with. Although he could see that we needed a lot of work he never said! He was always patient and encouraging and showed great faith in us. The routine he gave us was fantastic and worked a treat. The first dance was a great success and definitely left out guests with something to talk about! Thanks a million Derek.
Davina & Eamonn August 14, 2015
We were absolutely delighted with everything Derek showed us. He made us feel at ease and we really enjoyed the experience so much so we're still taking dance lessons long after the wedding. We were such a mess at the start, two left feet is an understatement! We found Derek to be very patient with us and he always reassured us that it would be alright on the night despite our own lack of faith! Our guests were completely blown away on the day as our 1st dance was a jive, very fast and not the traditional waltz. There is no way we could have had our chosen song without the lessons. We would highly recommend Derek to anyone wanting an extra special memory for their big day.
Lisa & Padraic August 14, 2015
We asked Derek to teach us to dance for our 1st dance at our wedding.We gave him our song of choice and he came up with a routine for us. At first we thought we would never master it, however with Derek's endless patience, encouragement and enthusiasm after 4 lessons and plenty of practice at home we were ready. Derek was very accommodating arranging the class times around our schedule. We were delighted with our 1st dance on the day of our wedding, we surprised all our guests with our routine, so much so that we ended up doing it twice.Thanks Derek we could never have managed it without you.
August 6, 2015
I thought your group classes in Newmarket CYMS were great. I am delighted I have learned the basic figures in Social Foxtrot and Slow Waltz. I never danced these dances until I started the classes with you in October 2013 so I am very pleased and I think it was a great idea to continue as a beginner again since January 2014. I like the music you play and you are a great teacher. Thanks Derek
Nora July 30, 2015
Choosing a song we loved to have as our first dance song was easy, figuring out how we were going to dance to it was not so easy until we found Derek. Having listened to our choice of song he choreographed a wonderful routine for us and worked with us with such patience and enthusiasm until we were ready. He is a fantastic dance teacher and we thoroughly enjoyed our dance lessons the weeks running up to our wedding.
Derek thank you so much, you ensured our first dance was truly memorable! We would recommend you to anybody.
Lisa & Pat July 30, 2015
We hired Derek for private dancing lessons for a specific song that we wanted to dance to at our wedding. Derek took the song, and designed a dancing style and routine for the 3 minutes. Having 4 left feet between us at the time, we were skeptical about our chances of success. However, Derek managed to get us where we needed to be in the time we had. He demonstrated the utmost of patience and professionalism, and we are truly grateful for the dedication and faith he showed in us. It was great fun learning the steps and routine. The practice routines at home were particularly colourful!
Success thanks to Derek!
Elaine & Reinhold July 30, 2015
Derek is an excellent teacher. We have been attending his classes for the last two years and really enjoy the experience. Derek has been teaching us a range of dances to suit a number of different occasions. We got married this year and Derek gave us some private lessons at the hotel in the weeks running up to the wedding, helping us to develop a routine for our wedding dance which went down very well on the night.
Meabh and Dale July 30, 2015
I was in urgent need of some one-on-one ballroom dancing lessons prior to a summer engagement.
Derek very kindly accommodated me to fit in as many classes as we could before my summer party. Derek's manner was very friendly and perfectly professional. He made me feel at ease immediately. His skill and way of teaching was just right for me.
Firstly explaining each dance, and the movements and then going on to doing it in front of me himself, and then dancing with me. The step by step approach was just right for a beginner and I seemed to catch on quickly enough to feel confident to dance one or two dances at my summer party.
Thank you Derek, I would definitely come back to your classes when I am able to.
Barbara Barrett July 30, 2015
Hi Derek, Thanks a mill for such a great dance lesson at our Hen party during the Summer (June13) We had an amazing time. Dancing Derek was brilliant from the selection of music to the section of different routines it was certainly a great and energetic 1.5hours for us ladies...
Hen Party July 30, 2015