We found Elma online when looking for a dance instructor to help us with our first dance. Like a lot of couples, we didn't want to be rooted to the spot, swaying back and forth in a dull and lifeless fashion, however, neither of us are particularly confident dancers. This did not make a difference to Elma!! From our initial meeting, right through to the final lesson, Elma remained friendly, approachable and willing to help us create a dance we wanted and felt comfortable with. After we told Elma what song we were wanting, she devised a simple, yet romantic routine for us to perform. Elma remained patient with us throughout all the lessons, and her easy going, likeable approach helped dispel any nerves very quickly. We were allowed an input on the routine and any proposed changes that she wanted to make, but Elma did not try to force any elements onto us that we were not comfortable with - after all , she made it very clear that it was OUR first dance! A true professional to the end, Elma did not try to make us book un-needed lessons in a bid for more money, and only asked to see us for a half lesson as we drew closer to the big day, in order to make sure we were happy with the finished article. She also worked her schedule around to suit us, which was a huge benefit given that we both work shifts, and getting time off together was complicated enough!
Elma, you made our first dance something to cherish, not fear and for that we will be forever grateful.