You're quite an inspiration to all of us in every class. I have been learning ballroom for quite a few years now from some nationally acclaimed teachers and I never before experienced lessons like yours. You're teaching me and the rest of us "real" dancing! Your passion is a “bug” we all want to catch now too! The most important part of this letter is that it’s very clear to us that you are the first teacher out of about 20 big wigs that really cares about us because even though we are becoming better dancers then we ever dreamed of, you’re teaching us so many things that are much more important than the dancing! You’re teaching us life skills including better manners, etiquette, hygiene and better communication and social skills. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear you were teaching cotillion classes!
President, Cal. State University Northridge Ballroom Club and Competition Team
I told you I didn’t have any talent. You told me desire was more important and that everybody had talent in varying degrees and that I was no exception. Twice I got frustrated, cried and wanted to give up. You wouldn’t let me! And then you gently reminded me that I was in no position to judge myself! Then you further reminded me of the promise you made me that no one would ever laugh at me on a dance floor again or judge me harshly like they did in high school if I stuck with it! Well I did stick with it. My hubby and I went to my high school reunion. We danced a lot, had a ball and the laughing has stopped. Thank you, Wiley!
I've from the East Coast and I've been a hobby dancer and amateur competitor for a dozen years. I literally take lessons all over the world because I like to and Wiley, by far has offered me the best dance instruction I have received from anyone, anywhere! I look for every opportunity to get to LA as often as I can for more lessons with this guy.
The Celebration Ballroom is a fantastic place to learn all you would ever need to know to get out there on any dance floor and have a blast. Check it out, meet some wonderful people, get your groove on, and become more than you ever imagined possible. Be it Swing, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, etc... this is a great place to go and learn it all. Wiley is not just a teacher and overall mentor, but is somebody with a genuine passion for helping others reach their full potential, on and off the dance floor and what's really cool is Wiley does this for everyone that comes through his doors and the rest of his staff are just like him!
Everyone of us leave Wiley's classes with a huge smile on our faces. It's not just about learning to dance, it's about coming together and the creation of what Wiley calls, our Dance Family and it is! Wiley is completely invested in our training and it's working because Wiley is making all of us shine! Thanks again Wiley for all that you do for us!
Maria & Carlos
What an amazing experience! If you have a love for dance, this is the place to go! The instruction is suitable for all ages and designed for beginners all the way up to competitive dancing. Coming from the age of social media I was vigilant to find an instructor that was versatile and has the experience to teach many different dancing styles at a pace designed for each individual. In addition to several venues for my convenience, flexible scheduling and competitive pricing, my search was a success! As I continue to grow I couldn't be more thrilled with everything Wiley and his awesome staff does for us!
Michelle & Bruce
The teaching is stellar. This is a relaxed learning environment. Wiley encourages you to make mistakes and ask questions. That means you are learning.
If you are looking to learn and change your life then let Wiley of The Celebration Ballroom help you. You will be surprised on how much fun it can be if you let it.
Men, if you are shy dancing is a "safe way" to learn how to take charge of your life. Besides, women love a man that can dance. You don't have to be Fred Astaire just a good willing partner.
Wiley really knows how to make dancing fun. As he so often puts it, "If you make a mistake, so what?" The Celebration Ballroom is a fantastic place to learn all you would need to know to get out there on any dance floor and have a blast. Check it out, meet some wonderful people, get your groove on, and become more than you ever imagined possible. Be it Swing, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Samba, etc... this is a great place to go and learn it all. Wiley is not just a teacher and overall mentor, but is somebody with a genuine passion for helping others reach their full potential, on and off the dance floor.
I am not a dancer but have become rather inspired by Wiley's ballroom dance instruction. He's funny and extremely knowledgeable. Just started taking private dance classes with my wife and I am very pleased with his attention to all details and concerns I have. What a great instructor and friend!
Wiley is the greatest! He is very patient and makes all of the participants comfortable. We love how he doesn't mind breaking the steps into bite size pieces so that we can pick up some difficult combinations. He starts with the basics and then kicks it up a notch. When we leave a class, we always come away feeling very productive, and the most important thing was that we had a great time!
From the gitgo my husband and I loved Wiley's style and manner of dance instruction. He is thorough all the while mixing fabulous humor, fun and laughs as he guides the class through various exercises. We're committed to learning and improving our moves with his help and just started private lessons with him. Awesome individual, full of surprises and there's nothing better than knowing he's got our best interest at heart 100% of the time. Thanks Wiley! We love Love LOVE you to the cosmos **** Bella
Wiley really has a way of making you feel like part of his family. My fiance and I came to Wiley for private lessons to help us with our first dance. Neither of us had any dance experience what-so-ever. Wiley was very patient with us, and his instruction was very clear. It's absolutely amazing what our finished product was in just 6 weeks. Not only were we really able to rock our first dance (which brought our friends and family to tears) but he also made us fall in love with dance.
Rachael & Terry
Wiley and his crew of other teachers are not only the greatest, they are our friends and they genuinely care about us all! Wiley himself is very patient and makes all us in the class comfortable. We love how he masterfully starts with the basics and then kicks it up a notch at a time and he does it in his humorous and very clever way, which gives all of us the confidence to want to work a little harder. When we leave a class, we always come away feeling very productive, and the most important thing was that we had a great time!
Bob and Candy
Over the last seven years, I have become a pretty darn good social dancer. When I first came to class, I remember my thinking about quitting because I didn't think I could do it. I guess you figured me out because you whispered in my ear that what matters is not giving up. You promised me you wouldn't quit if I didn't. Well I never gave up and became relentless in my learning. I take credit for being relentless. Everything else I owe to you, Wiley. You kept your promise and you never quit on me! As a result, I found out that I have Art in me too!