My husband and I wanted to book a dance lesson to feel more confident for our wedding in April. We found Studio 101 after reading reviews and could not be more thankful. After a consultation with Amanda on our vision for the day, she helped us choreograph a personalized dance that was elegant yet simple, perfect for us. What we didn’t realize when we signed up is how much we would enjoy the process. Amanda made us feel comfortable and tailored each session around us. She was professional yet fun. Dance lessons became our date night! Our wedding day was everything we imagined and we had so many compliments from guests on our first dance. Most importantly, Amanda reminded us to enjoy the moment and the day. Our first dance was one of our favorite memories.
— Leah Kaplan, Bride
Amanda did an amazing job with choreographing our first dance! My husband and I are not huge dancers and didn’t want to just sway back and forth for our first dance, so Amanda gave us a few simple moves to add in for variety, which worked well since specific moves and twists timed perfectly with parts of our song. She was very kind and patient with us as well. Thank you Amanda for helping us create a unique first dance that will always be memorable!
— Roxanne Roesch, Bride
We loved our experience with Amanda! We had 5 lessons with her and thought it was the perfect amount for what we wanted our first dance to look like. Amanda was such an amazing teacher and made dancing fun and understandable for both of us! We always left our lessons feeling happier, more connected and excited. Plus, we loved our final product and had so much fun doing our first dance at the wedding, and ending it with a lift. We got tons of compliments and are so happy with how it turned out! Amanda even came out to the venue on our wedding day to run through everything with me in my dress and with the bustle in. Seeing her was a great addition to the day and made us feel confident and ready! Overall, I can't recommend Amanda highly enough!!
— Rayna Gross, Bride
"Amanda was amazing!! We had limited time to get a dance together before our wedding and she made it happen!! And she was so much fun to work with! Highly recommend."
— Emily Rosanna, Bride
"Amanda choreographed our first dance and it was fabulous! The lessons were very easy going and fun. Both my husband and I are not dancers, and she was able to help us create something so beautiful and custom to us! We never felt out of place or uncomfortable. I am so happy we decided to take lessons with her! I can not wait for our professional wedding shots! All the ones our guests took of our dance are already fabulous! She is also very experienced and was super helpful with other wedding knowledge that I had never even thought about! Love her."
— Jaclyn Anne, Bride
"I was really nervous at first, because I didn't want to mess up our first dance. However, Amanda made things so easy! She was patient and had so many creative ideas. Everyone at our wedding was so impressed with our dance! It was definitely a highlight of the night! I highly recommend Pittsburgh Wedding Dance!"
Aaron Martin, Groom
"Amanda was wonderful at helping my husband and I plan and learn our wedding dance. She was truly so patient and helpful through the process and made it so much fun!! As very novice dancers we couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!"
— Jessica Mostert Lope, Bride
"Amanda choreographed our 1st dance and it went great. Everyone loved it. Our 1st dance was to the song "All of me" by John Legend. Thank you so much Amanda. I would recommend anyone and everyone to her."
— Timothy Stearman, Groom
"Amanda was so great!!! She choreographed a (simpler) version of the "Dirty Dancing" ending dance performance for our first dance. She did a wonderful job making our wishes come true, and was so patient with me and my husband when we were learning. Would recommend her to any friend!"
— Lindsay Hamilton Montoya, Bride
"Amanda was absolutely amazing! She choreographed a beautiful first dance, we even included my daughter in the dance. She worked so well with our daughter and gave her a skirt for her to wear during the lessons to help to make it more fun! We had so much fun and I highly recommend taking the time to do this everyone loved it! It also adds something fun to all the stressful planning!"
Erin Matuch-Blasko, Bride
"Amanda is truly THE BEST and we can not recommend her highly enough as a dance instructor and specifically Wedding First Dance instructor! Leading up to our wedding, my wife and I wanted to take some lessons to get comfortable with our first dance song - nothing overly scripted but enough that we'd feel confident and enjoy the moment. Amanda took the time to understand what we were hoping to get out of the lessons, and then put together the PERFECT routine of moves that fit exactly right with our song And although neither of us has any previous dance experience, Amanda was an amazing coach and helped us master each move in an easy and fun way.
Amanda was even completely flexible with adjusting down the number of classes we had purchased, because we and she both felt that we were totally ready a week quicker than planned. I can't tell you how DIFFERENT this experience is from some of the other bigger studios that we explored before finding Amanda, where they were trying to sell us on the most expensive packages available and making it feel way too forced and transactional compared to the friendly comfortable relationship we built with Amanda.
Again, 5 stars all the way (I'd give 10 stars if I could), and hope you enjoy your dance lessons with Amanda as much as we did, as well as the big dance on Wedding Day!!"
Scott Blumenthal, Groom