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"It is often quite rare to find the combination of an exceptional artist and a meticulous teacher. That is why John has surpassed my expectations during the past two months of individual Latin dance lessons. I have found in him, an inspiring dance role-model and a motivating teacher.

My lessons are always well planned and personally tailored according to what I want to achieve and what John believes I can aspire towards. So while they are always enjoyable, I feel comfortable in the space he provides for me to also extend myself. He is extremely patient and offers the most insightful feedback about my progress. In just two months, I am really excited about I have been able to achieve, having had no previous experience of formal dancing. John’s guidance and example has helped me realise a dream that has waited for far too long."

– Merlin Ince

"My name is Storm, I am 12 years old, and I love to dance! I used to do hip hop, but since having travelled South America a lot I have now fallen in love with Lain American dancing. It is such a beautiful and energetic dance style. There are many different dances, each with its own musical beat and rhythm, so it never gets boring. It feels much more precise and graceful in its movements than other forms of dancing like the Modern and hip hop. Arriving back in South Africa I found that there are not a lot of dance professionals skilled in that type of dance form and even less seem to offer it to younger people like myself, which is strange considering it’s such a universally popular dance style and overseas there are lots of young children doing it! So my mom and I were really pleased to find John and his school.

When I first went to see him dance and watch him give a lesson I was like “wow, I want to dance like that!” John is so relaxed and unstressed in his manner and is happy to repeat things as often as I need. He is patient so I can relax and enjoy myself while I’m learning. He seems so passionate about what he does…both the teaching and dancing and always seems to be having fun.

In just a short time I have learnt basic moves through repetition and patience. I now have to learn precision and perfecting them. I have developed a much better posture (everyone has noticedJ) and I feel much more confident in myself. I enjoy it so much and my mom says it’s a really good form of exercise for me, but I don’t feel like it’s hard to do because I’m having fun while I’m doing it.

I think Latin dancing is a style of dance you can keep doing for the rest of your life , it doesn’t matter ones age as one will always use it."

– Storm Morze

“Hey John,

Prior to the lessons and considering my 32 left feet, I must admit I was a little apprehensive about this dancing thing, but knew it was important to Claire so I went along with it. After the first lesson I already felt more confident about the dance, you really broke down the steps very well and made it simple to do. We also had a good laugh through it all. Thanks, we may even come back and do your Survival Dance Course after things clam down…that’s if I can convince Claire!”

Mark and Claire

Hello John

"Daniele and I want to thank you for the dance lessons you gave us for our first dance on our wedding day. Our entire experience with you has been superb and the dance you choreographed for us went down so well with our guests that they are still talking about it as the highlight of our wedding! We felt fantastic, we looked fantastic and best of all….we had FUN! Thank you for teaching us so well. Your talent in selecting dance moves that were right for us, and your ability to switch teaching so quickly from my steps to Daniele’s steps, was impressive and we felt extremely comfortable with you. You always made time for us with our hectic schedules leading up to the wedding and because of you, we want to learn to dance on an on-going basis.

You have the perfect balance of creativity, flair, professionalism and fun. We would highly recommend you to any couple who wants to learn dance.

Thank you for playing a part in our wedding preparation and for giving us such a wonderful memory of our day."

Kind Regards
Wendy and Daniele

(opening dance: Mambo to Dirty Dancing Soundtrack,” I’ve had the time of my life”)

“John spent a lot of time with us helping us to choose a song that suited our level of experience (none!) and our personalities. He then choreographed a dance for us and it ended up looking really good on the night! I would really recommend the lessons – not only does it give you confidence for the dance, but it was a really great experience for the two of us which we enjoyed immensely!”

– Bern and Michelle

Dear John,

Everyone LOVED our dance! Even the DJ said afterwards it was the best dance he has ever seen at a wedding. Just after we finished the dance he said on his mic, “James and Sarah will definitely NOT be voted off tonight!”

Thanks again!
James and Sarah

Hello John,

Brandon and I would like to thank you once again for everything you did to help us make our wedding dance as memorable as it was. It was amazing and added a special touch to our day which will long be remembered. Being a surprise, the guests were blown away by our dance moves. We thoroughly enjoyed our lessons and really appreciated your patience and professionalism. We would definitely like to continue dancing and will be in touch as soon as we are ready to do so.

Wishing you all the best for the future.

Kind regards,
Celeste and Brandon

Contact Us

Contact us for more information and to book your first lesson!

CALL +27 72 203 6581
EMAIL info@johnhammanballroom.com

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