Derek is a fantastic teacher - enthusiastic and professional. Would highly recommend. Myself and my husband had 4 lessons before our wedding - we learned a routine to our first dance song. Derek created a brilliant dance, considered the size of the space as well as our start and finish positions. We loved our lessons and hope to be back again in the future!. Thanks so much Derek
We were dreading our first dance, but from the start to the finish, Derek made it so relaxed and fun , and our first dance turned out to be one of the major highlights of our day. I would highly recommend Derek. From our hearts to yours, thank you so much for everything you did to make our first dance so memorableRona and Jan
We did 4 sessions running into our wedding. Derek was great fun, read our ability and worked with us. He was also super accomodating when covid hit. Thank you. We had so much fun.
We had 4 lessons before our wedding where Derek helped us learn some steps to the song we had chosen. It was definitely an enjoyable experience and we enjoyed doing our first dance on the day.
We took lessons with Derek for our first dance at our wedding. He was brilliant was very committed and really arranged a great routine for us!. Mix of foxtrot, cha cha cha and jive! Loved doing the lessons. They were great fun and no pressure!.
We took lessons with Derek for our first dance. Derek is a patient, kind, and knowledgeable instructor. He was flexible with dates, times and locations. He choreographed a routine for us that perfectly fit our song choice and our ability. He pushed us out of our comfort zone and we are really happy with the end result. We really grew in confidence with his support and putting in the practice. We are very happy with our experience overall. We highly recommend Derek for dance lessons. Thank you for everything Derek
My husband and I contacted Derek ahead of our wedding in an attempt to do more than just shuffle around the dance floor for our first dance and we were thrilled with the result. In just four lessons we had a routine that included the Quickstep and Cha Cha Cha, twists and turns. It gave us so much confidence, especially my husband who, before this, was allergic to dancing. Now he is talking about taking it up as a hobby. We put our trust in Derek and he did not let us down.
Derek helped us out with some dance lessons before our wedding recently and it was a very enjoyable experience. He was very patient and his touch of humour made us really relax into it and enjoy it. Derek was very open to our suggestions and met us where we were in terms of our experience. We would highly revommend him, particularly if you are a nervous about getting started like we were.Darren and Aoife
We loved our time with Derek! He gave us a great dance for our first dance at our wedding and it made the night so special!. He has a really positive and patient attitude and i could not recommend him enough!
We sought the help of Derek for our first dance for our recent wedding and are so glad we did. Within a very short time he had us confident with our dance and it is something we would recommend highly. Thanks, DerekSinead Loughnane
Derek is such a nice person!. He was super patient when me and my spouse kept messing up our dance. Really helped us, gave us awesome ideas for the dance and overall, such a brilliant man! We would recommend if anyone wants to have a laugh while dancing!
For someone with 2 left feet, Derek showed me some moves that actually fooled people into thinking we could dance well on the day of our wedding .He is very patient and even did the last class at our wedding venue prior to the wedding which we both found very helpful.
16th September 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
Hi Derek,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.
Hi Derek,I’m doing very good with your group classes and I will be back in September. Thanks.
Hi Derek,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.
Hi Derek,Thanks for everything. Our first dance was great and the jive went down surprisingly well. Everyone complimented us on it. Thanks again.
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.
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!
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.