"I remember being very nervous before the first beginners class - not wanting to make a fool of myself - but needn't have feared. Alison
is so chatty and natural that you can't help but relax. She makes it so enjoyable and easy. Her class is the best part of the week!"
Yvonne (and Ben) from Newbury
(20 August 2020)
Just to say thank you for a lovely tea dance yesterday. We felt we had a good work out, managed to iron out a few dance problems, and had delicious cakes! You do work hard, so thank you.
See you soon.
Diana and David
(24 September 2018)
My husband and I took a few lessons with Alison before our wedding to learn a routine for our first dance. I have to say it was by far the best part of our wedding preparations. We loved it! Neither of us our dancers, but Alison taught us a whole routine in a matter of a few lessons with much fun and humour along the way. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Esther & Andrew
(13 August 2016)
I had intended to write much earlier to say that our time in Botswana was great, the wedding went very well and we survived our dance – even got some applause, thanks to your tuition.
Thanks and regards,
We did it! A few wrong steps along the way.... We were both rather merry by this point! But we are both really pleased with how we did- thank you so much for teaching us! The bands lead singer rushed over to us at the end and said it was the best first dance he's seen this year so far! Again.....thank you xx
Sadie & Ellis
(1 May 2016)
Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your efforts in trying to make us look fantastic on the Dance floor for our Wedding. Despite all your efforts, I still managed to go wrong!! (check out the video!) ;0s
Lots of Love
Craig & Joanne xx
(23 May 2015)
Simon and I had an awesome time with you last night! Thank you for your warm welcome, your enthusiastic personality (which is such a help to nervous people starting something new for the first time), and for your patience! Caspar and Jan posted a photo of themselves on Facebook dancing in the living room when they got home, and Simon even gave me a little twirl in the kitchen! LOL! Such fun!
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our private lesson and look forward to seeing you next week.
(21 November 2014)
Alison was such a wonderful dance teacher, choreograp
Laura & Matt
(17 August 2014)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for working with us on our first dance. It went down really well and both Rob and I really enjoyed it! Plus everyone loved the ending!!
I also found out yesterday that we had various people crying in the audience :)... it was so nice to know that other people thought it was lovely as well.
Please find a few pictures attached :) Plus I will send you a video of the dance once we have one available (it may take us a while to pull the video together though).
Kate & Rob
(18 July 2014)
Just a little pic from our wedding on Saturday. We didn't drop a step! The reactions went from surprised to astounded. I think we pulled it off!
Thank you for all your help
Irina & Owain
(14 July 2014)
I just wanted to drop you a line and say how brilliantly you did putting together a fab dance routine for Chris & Cathy's wedding celebration last Saturday - it was excellent to say the least and really got the party started - I've seen many first dances, and this was the best yet!
Natalie Lovett, wedding planner
(24 May 2014)
"As you might have guessed, we loved Chris & Cathy's wedding celebration that took place at Wick Bottom Barn on Saturday!
It was a massive success, and great big thanks go to: ...... Cheek2Cheek Dance for working with Chris & Cathy and their family and creating the best first dance 'flash mob' routine......."
Extract from Facebook page - Love To Plan wedding & event planner
(19 May 2014)
Just a quick note to let you know that the lessons and choreography you gave us for our first dance worked…… we were both very happy (that does not happen very often :) ) with the dance and the wedding guest also appeared to like it. We will definitely be coming back to you for more dance lessons in the future…..
Mark & Christiane
:-) thank you from me as well ... We used the "boxing" for some other dances as well and people commented on the effortless way we danced :-)
All thanks to your training
(19 April 2014)
Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fabulous first lesson tonight. We had such a great time and you are so good at making us feel welcome and able. A very good teacher. Lively and fun. Can't wait til next week!
Katrina Kerr :-)
(14 January 2014)
Just about to fly off on honeymoon but received this from a guest and wanted you to see! It wasn't 100% thanks to nerves and champagne however it went down a storm, we enjoyed it and we performed it twice more after this!! Show offs....will send you the official video when it's completed!
Hope you have a wonderful christmas and hope to see you in the new year.
Also My Aunty was very pleased and wants a lesson when she come to visit! Xx
Lauren & Rob
(16 December 2014)
"Always a great evening even if the memory lets us down every week. Don't know how many times I need to be taught the same steps before I actually remember them."
(12 July 2013)
Thank you for all your help preparing our wedding dance. You were very patient with me and my two left feet and Charlie trying to lead the way!! We very much enjoyed our Thursday evenings you made the whole experience very enjoyable! Who knew dancing could be fun!! Although we missed the timing to start I managed to use what you had taught us and lead the way. I even managed to convince Charlie to do the lift. Thank you again! And we hope to join you in September for your beginners ballroom and latin classes.
We will send you over some pictures as soon as we get the DVD.
David & Charlie
Thanks again for a brilliant evening dancing, we so look forward to our Thursdays.
The sequence class really is an anti aging cure; we need full, concentration there, ‘great’ fun. Followed by our Beyond Beginners dance course; you make it so enjoyable Alison, I’m sure we do more laughing than dancing, but this of course, makes for a relaxed atmosphere which helps immensely with the constant new routines you teach us. God knows where you get your patience; you certainly need them with us.
We are all pleased you have decided start tea dances; it’s difficult to get to Wantage on a regular basis.
Bye for now Alison, see you next Wednesday for the new Latin Line dance class, now this also sounds like fun.
(9 May 2013)
"For anyone wanting to have a fun filled evening where you can learn a new skill in a light hearted atmosphere and enjoy a good workout, I recommend joining Alison's dance classes."
(3 January 2013)
Here are some photos from our dance at our wedding.
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to teach us something that would work on the day. Dancing a waltz to "We have all the time in the world" by Louis Armstrong which should have theoretically been a foxtrot obviously presented you with a bit of a challenge as a dance instructor. On the day however it all went off perfectly. Probably one of the rare times we have both managed to get all the steps right, at the same time and we put it all down to your wonderful instruction, time and patience with us.
It was such a shame you had to leave because of your car and the taxi arriving when it did. Anyway, we both hope you enjoyed the day and once again, thanks for adding your bit that helped made the day so extra special. We would both be more than happy to recommend you and your dance classes to anyone who might need some help prior to their own special day
Bryan & Janice Miller
We are writing to thank you for your time and patience in teaching us our wedding dance, from a fun and adventurous couple but who both have two left feet you really did have your work cut out!!!
When we started coming to your lessons on a Thursday evening we had no idea what to expect, but loved every min of it, you made it such fun, which in turn made learning to dance a whole lot easier. We decided to go for the Tango as our wedding dance, we knew our friends and family would think we were mad but also it was really the only dance that we BOTH felt very passionate about the min that we heard it, it was definitely our song!!!
We decided to go for private lessons to learn our dance as I for one wanted a set routine so we both didn't mess it up on the night with well over 100 friends and family watching us!!! Your taught us such a fab routine that was so right for us we really cannot thank you enough, I was so nervous on the night that even receiving a little prep talk from you outside the room just added to the amazing service you provided, not only did we gain amazing ballroom dancing experience and confidence we also gained a wonderful friend. We hope to be joining you again soon for dancing lessons!! I just need to get my exams out of the way first!! Thank you so much Ali.
Tracy and Nev (aka Mr and Mrs Willoughby) xx
TEA DANCE :
The Green, OX13 6RR
Rood Hill, RG20 8DD
BYPA Village Hall
6 Manor Lane, SN8 2JE
Portway, OX12 9BX
Main Street, OX12 9ST
Baydon Road, RG17 8NU
Main Street, OX12 9ST
Classes start on 17 May 2021 - please check for changes.
Ballroom/Latin start dates:
Baydon - Tue 7 Sep 2021
Wantage - Wed 8 Sep 2021
East Challow: tbc
Sun 7 Nov : 6.15-8.15pm
Sun 17 Oct : 6.30-8.30pm
Sun 17 Oct : 4.15-6.15pm
Bossa Nova / Samba