If you've been to one of my dances, or you had a private party where I brought the dance party to you, I invite you to send a comment about your experience with me that I can post here.
These are all real notes that I have received from my clients:
i apologize that i haven't written sooner!! thank you so much for being the amazing dance caller that you are!!! everyone in my group completely enjoyed their time with you and with dancing!! i continue to receive emails and calls - thanking me for bringing you to the group- and they want you to come again and again :)
thanks again and again!!!!!!!!
Thank you again for helping to make everything run so smoothly on our wedding day! The ceremony [amplification] was perfect, and we loved the dance calling. Or friends loved it, and it was fun sharing it with them. We hope to dance with you again someday!
Katherine & Jesse
[addressed to the hosts of the party]
I'm not the most coordinated of dancers, but I have always thought that Lee Ann Womack's country hit [from the year 2000], I Hope You Dance, was as much about dancing as it is about life.
Last night at Deb's 40th birthday dance party, during the circle mixer, I looked over my left shoulder and saw that my next "partner" was two little girls about five. Their eyes brightened as they saw me, and their smiles said, "We want to dance with you!" My heart melted; my eyes were wet, and we danced!
Almost eight years ago, [my newly-married wife,] Ann's eyes were that bright when she came to me on the dance floor, took my hands, and, as the first bars of California Girls filled the room, we began the swing dance routine we had practiced for months before our wedding day. There's a photo of the final move of that dance on the wall in our office, but it's the beginning of that dance - the bright-eyed purposeful invitation - that lives in my heart.
Thank you for an occasion I'll not soon forget.
I want to second the sentiment from that note - I was SO glad that you were able to come to the party and call. I wasn't sure that we needed to add another element to the party, but I am so glad we did, since it really brought everyone together. I was tickled to see the Mayor of Mountain View dancing alongside our Google friends, dancing alongside our kiddos and our oldest dancing friends. It's really nice to bring everyone together and have something so fun and satisfying that everyone can be part of.
As much as I love the partner dancing that we all do (including impromptu Decadance performances of old choreographies), partner dancing that takes years to learn can end up inadvertently excluding a lot of people. It's really nice to have something that is as all inclusive as [the dances you call.]
And Siena (my older daughter) absolutely loved it. She had a total meltdown that we had the grandparents take her home to bed because she wanted to keep dancing.
Guess we'll have to take her to more dances!!
Thanks so much for your time, and do let me know if I can help you in any way to continue to grow your business.
Hi Andy,Fabulous job. It was super fun to dance to the sounds of your calling and your band’s music. Everyone had a great time. We also got some great photos of Howard, the Founder of our firm, dancing, and a cute one of you dancing with one of the ladies.
Thank you for making the event memorable.
Thank you so much for the amazing afternoon, Andy!
Gina and B G & K
We're still traveling with family and friends that came from Europe for the wedding. So, we haven't yet had a chance to sit down and write emails.
But, we didn't want to wait any longer before writing a quick note to say how much we appreciate you, and everything you did to make our wedding the most magical of weekends. Thank you for sharing all of your talents and skills, for your guidance ahead of time, for everything you did just because you saw that you could help out, and for being a really wonderful person too.
For just one specific example (of many): we're currently traveling with Martin, and he said it was so great that he could "bounce ideas off of you" and collaborate while trying to figure out how to handle logistics around the toasts and dinner.... and had your help with the microphone and cake table and all.
We appreciate incredibly much how kind you are and how much we enjoyed having you as a wedding guest. And that many guests have said that the called dancing was their favorite part of the weekend.
If there is anything we can do to help with recommendations (yelp, etc) or testimonials, we're more than happy to do that.
talk to you soon,
- Zan & Jonas
Thank you, Andy, for making our square dance dreams happen, and for coming far and wide to do so. I hope we made it worth your time and energy. I've never seen bigger smiles on those girls' faces and an urge to keep going. Hope you get home safe and have a wonderful rest of your weekend.
[personal assistant to the mother of the birthday girl]
Thanks so much for the calling and the band on Friday night for Lisa's birthday. It made the celebration a lifetime memory and all of our family and friends have been raving about it. We look forward to coming down to see you and dancing on your home turf soon.
All the best,
We really enjoyed having you here. You and the band were the perfect addition to the event!
Thank you so much! I'm sure that our paths will cross again, and I will DEFINITELY plan on contacting you in the future! You were amazing and you really did get everybody to dance!!
Thanks again and I know I will be in touch!
We are so excited for your dance calling at our wedding celebration. Thank you for answering all our questions, your patience, guidance, & expertise. We think having our friends dance with you and your band will be the highlight of the weekend.
Mandy & Sean
Wow! You and the band brought so much joy and connectedness to our wedding reception. Many of our friends commented upon the amazing job you did as caller -- you were warm, inviting, funny, and made it easy for everyone to participate.
Thank you so much!
Ahna & Brad
Thank you so much Andy!!
It was certainly a blast, and everyone really enjoyed themselves.
You really did an incredible job. Thanks again!
Thanks so much for Friday night. That was excellent fun and the music/calling were a big hit.
Andy - you were really fabulous. You delivered in a big way!! Everybody just loved the dances. I can't believe how many compliments I got. Also, people thought it will be the most memorable part of the evening - something quite different. I know it took a lot of work more than the normal dance, and I want you to know how much I appreciated it. I was so sad when it ended.
Please pass along my thanks to the musicians. They were all so wonderful - they just radiated good cheer, in addition to clearly being very talented.
Thanks again. I hope to see you again soon at Pie Ranch!
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!! The joy and positive energy that filled out campers on your dance floor was incredible!! I might go so far as to say that it was the best year yet! I am praying that you will be available to join us again for next year's camp and I am going to delegate more next year so I can finally get on that dance floor with my bride and enjoy the square dancing myself!!
You are truly a huge blessing to our organization and our weekend and you are a key ingredient to helping our campers forget about their cancer and simply enjoy life and each other!!
Thank you for another wonderful year! We hope to see you back for Camp Challenge 2016!
Well, you did it again! More dancers than ever AND a smaller than usual dance floor. And STILL you made it such a great event!
Camp next year will be July 8, 9 & 10 - can we reserve you for the 9th?
Thanks again, Andy!
Having you at our reception was the perfect touch to our day. Everyone had so much fun and the square dancing was such an unexpected surprise to everyone.
Thank you so very much for calling at our barn dance! Everyone had so much fun, and we've even been told by people from other dorms that our event was the best. You and the band were a large part of the fun. So thank you!
What a great time! Melinda and Lyle's wedding was darned close to perfection. And you all were huge contributors to how much fun it was. Many, many comments from guests saying how much they enjoyed the calling and the music. And you've been so kind and accommodating and patient leading up to the wedding. A joy to work with. Thank you for everything.
A very happy mother of the bride
Thank you so much for making our evening so great! Our whole dorm had a ton of fun and many people have approached me and said the dancing was phenomenal. I can't thank you enough for making this such a memorable event!
And I will definitely try to make it out to [your public] dances soon! Our whole dorm government is wanting to celebrate the end of the quarter with an evening out, and I think dancing at Pie Ranch or Emma Prusch Park would be awesome!
Thank you again,
You made my 75th birthday bash so memorable. Everyone I talk to says it was the best party they had ever attended. Your ability to read the crowd and provide just the right directions to have them dancing is the best. And then for you to stay and help with the straw bales was so generous of you. I hope you get some more gigs from this. I look forward to dancing with you [at Pie Ranch] on Saturday. There are at least 3 people from the party who are coming for the first time.
Once again, thank you.
Thank you for being such an important part of our wedding celebration. We have had many compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the dancing. We are so grateful for the quality and spirit of your work.
We hope to be on the dance floor and see you again soon!!
Kevin and Amy
Thanks for making our party a fabulous success! It was SO FUN -- & perfect for the group. I will recommend you highly!
I wanted to let you know again how much we enjoyed your dance calling and the band at our company party. That party was so fun – and one that will be talked about for a long time! We certainly couldn’t have done it without your guidance (and patience!) I hope to assemble a picture album of the evening and when I do, I will be sure to get you a copy.
All the best,
Andy & the Band,
Thank you all so much for your role in making [our event] a huge success. You guys rocked the house.
Much respect & appreciation,
Matt & the UCSC crew
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