Amy Lawrence Ballroom Dance

Amy Lawrence Ballroom Dance

5.0 (3)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

Hello! Thanks for stopping by!  I have been dancing for thirty years and teaching for fifteen. My mission as a dance instructor is to help you develop a strong practice that will enhance all areas of your life. I will offer you the guidance to help you reach your dance goals fast through fun and stress-free instruction. My lessons are tailored to fit your needs whether that be for your first dance, social dancing, exercise, or competitive training. Most importantly I like to kid around and have fun in my lessons because if isn't fun, why dance? To read reviews from clients, visit https://www.yelp.com/biz/amy-lawrence-ballroom-dance-los-angeles-8

Since I was very young I have been performing in the arts and I knew that I wanted to pursue this career for the long run. As a dance teacher I have the opportunity to combine my love of music and dance for each one of my students teaching rhythm, partnership, expression and technique. It gives me such fulfillment seeing my students progress and improve every day. It gives me great joy to bring my students joy.

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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Robert Schmermund

    100% Recommend Amy for dance lessons - regardless of dance level. I decided only three weeks before my wedding to get dance lessons for my fiancé (now wife) and I. We found Amy through an online search and feel incredibly lucky for finding her. We had zero background in dancing and no idea what type of dance we wanted, just the songs. Amy was amazing in helping us pick the dance styles that fit what we wanted, coaching us through two dances (to two very different songs ... back to back), and getting us ready to perform in only 3 weeks! The biggest thing we loved about working with Amy was her ability to make us feel comfortable and relaxed - not something either of us felt going into the first sessions. Without her personable and humorous nature, we never would’ve been able to make our first dance as special as it was. Our guests still talk about how amazed they were at the dance. Can’t thank her enough! Again, I highly recommend Amy for anyone, regardless of dance level.

  • danny & alex

    We had an incredible experience with Amy. She taught us so any new things in a fun and great way and we are so happy we found her. You will not be disappointed and she will prepare you well for any dance you choose! Fingers crossed this COVID situation ends soon and those studios can get packed up again!

  • Jeff P

    Amy tailored the dance to our skill level and made the whole experience fun!



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

If you are just getting started, don't feel nervous! You are in the right place to learn how to feel more confident on the dance floor and most importantly, to have fun! Before starting lessons, I would like to meet with you for an initial 30 minute session so that you can meet me, make sure you feel comfortable and learn some basic elements of dance. If you are getting ready for a wedding and already have something specific in mind, I can outline how long you'll need to realize your vision. If you are throwing your hands up in the air in confusion, I can help with suggestions and recommendations to make the process easier. Whatever your dance goals may be, I will direct you in the right direction and create a game plan for you. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a certified ballroom dance instructor and took my dance exams through Fred Astaire Dance Studios. I have been dancing since the age of 4 in ballet, modern and jazz and became an instructor after I graduated college from the Boston Conservatory.  I studied dance at Steps on Broadway in Manhattan among others. I competed in professional ballroom competitions on the east coast for 4 years and trained with of the top ballroom dance proffesionals in Massachusetts and New York. I have taught for Fred Astaire Dance studios in Boston, New York City and Pasadena.  Additional education: 

LA Country High School for the Arts graduate

Boston Conservatory Graduate

USC graduate


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Intro to Ballroom/Wedding Dance Consultation: 30 minutes $30

Drop in Rate: $110

Private lessons range from $85-$100 per lesson with the purchase of a package.


What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students of all ages 9 to 90! and at all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. I have many students learning to dance for their wedding and learning to dance salsa, west coast swing, lindy hop, tango, foxtrot and other popular social dances. I also dance in a wheelchair dance company and have worked with dancers in wheelchairs.