We have been taking dance lessons from Justine for almost 5 years. We love her enthusiasm, her teaching skills, and the fun that we have when we are at the dance studio. We are familiar and comfortable with about 10 dances we have learned in the ballroom and Latin categories. We are learning and practicing from group classes, private lessons, and most importantly from the dance club that is offered every week for 2 hours. Our greatest surprise is that we are starting to improve and retain what we are learning. I had no idea how social this activity is as we have turned many of our dance sessions into “date” nights and dinner following our time at the studio. This is a fabulous opportunity for a new activity with your spouse and meeting new friends outside your normal environment. Give it a try…you’ll get hooked!!
Scott and Lynne Shaw
A wonderfully talented young man and great asset to our studio!
Brendan Degnan Sept. 2017
Every moment I have spent at the studio has been rewarding. My experience allowed me to learn dance and foster good friendships along the way. With no prior dance experience, I began classes to gain confidence dancing with others. I also found it was great exercise. I have participated in private and group classes and always want to come back for more! Justine's positive and infectious personality promotes an awesome learning and fun environment. She enjoys what she does and it shows! Justine inspires everyone – by looking at each individual and understanding their learning style to help them achieve their goal. You leave each lesson filled with a sense of accomplishment. This place is a great studio for all levels of dancing aspirations.
When one takes lessons in dance, there comes a time when movements become instinctual as one step leads to another naturally, without having to think it out. That time comes quickly for some and not so quickly for others. Justine Kawas has unrelenting patience as her students achieve that goal. Her guidance on the dance floor is serious, personalized, and kind, and her sense of humor always makes for light-hearted moments in an hour or group lesson. At a wedding, New Year celebration, convention dinner dance, or any time that calls for a foxtrot, rumba, salsa, meringue, hustle, tango, or swing, thanks to Justine, I feel comfortable enough to hit the floor with my wife and confidently give it a go. No one confuses me with a reincarnation of Fred Astaire, yet, but that's why I’m looking forward to my next lesson. Watch out Fred, Ted’s catching up to you.
Another Happy Wedding Couple!
Ashley & Kevin June 27, 2014,
Justine made what felt like an intimidating prospect, learning a dance to perform in front of 190 guests at our own wedding, a wonderful experience. My husband and I had started to feel like we had two left feet after failing to learn a dance from an instructor who just did not speak the same 'language' we did. Justine to the rescue! She is someone who possesses the intuition to meet you where you are in terms of your skill level and make the process of learning a dance completely enjoyable, relaxed, and FAST! On top of all of this, she is a wonderful person with a good heart who is simply wonderful to be around.
How Dance Changed Waynes World!
Weddings and events requiring me to dance were sheer terror before I started taking lessons with Justine and participating with her dance community. Learning a bit of Ballroom and Latin has been the best thing for my confidence at social and even business events where there are bands or a DJ playing dance. I have found a combination of private lessons and participation in the weekly studio practice to be a wonderful stress reliever and social entertainment that I look forward to each week. There are women of all ages and they are very friendly and gracious and not judgmental in the least if you are a self-conscious beginner as I was when I started. They understand that everyone has to start somewhere and make it a fun journey to learn all types of dance. I give Justine two thumbs up for creating a save environment to learn or improve your dance and a community you will want to come back to over and over again. Thank you Justine for this hidden gem in Doylestown!
Wayne, Feb. 2018
A Father of the Bride speaks out!
Ah Justine, You always remember your first (and your favorite). And since you are, and have been my one and only, I shall never forget!! You are very kind and I am most grateful for your patience and your more than often personal and dedicated attention.
One lesson I brought with me to Kenya last year during my service project was that there is a difference between being an instructor and being a teacher. Although you may learn from both, a teacher reinforces the learning that is retained for the long run which remains impactful, and sustainable.
I am going to have to work on smaller steps to avoid stepping onto her dress. And I’ll be sure to keep a few tissues handy.
Yesterday, you had a chance to see the calculating Einsteinian that I am versus the sometimes ‘loose’ cannon that is Christine suppressed. But our differences are what often makes it fun when we are together. Her challenge in life is to ‘get me’, and she quite often does.
Lo and behold, Musicality (which is what I tell Martin he has!) is actually a word meaning sensitivity to, knowledge of, talent for music. As a pianist, Leah inherited our qualities: Christine’s talent for handling the most challenging pieces and my ability to play that piece with inner most emotion. Doorknob, elbow up, make the connection, back straight, look at Leah, look at the room (my hardest challenge while I am staring at her). All that I reminded Martin to do!
The Las Vegas betting line (actually my good friend and work companion) for the Over/under for number of times I am caught crying is set at 3. Place your bets!!
Most Sincerely, Martin