“Dance instruction with Val has changed my life. Not only am I able to get out dance and meet people, coaching from Val has given me confidence and poise off of the dance floor as well. My body now moves with ease and fluidity, my posture is much improved, (I think the girls have noticed).
Val has helped me see how the mind/body connection can increase awareness, making my mind sharper which has been invaluable in my work life as well as my personal life. Walking and standing with confidence gives one the ability to command the room in business situations. I have always loved music, but never had the appreciation of music I have now. I can feel the music, my body moves easily with the beat and I can hear nuances in music that I was never aware of before I had lessons with Val. It is rare to find creativity, a sense of fun, and the gift of the ability to instruct all in the same package. Val Cunningham is that package"
- Douglas Jamieson
“I signed up
for salsa by Val and ended up learning a whole lot more. She is reliable,
positive, knowledgeable, and a world-class dancer, but that's just the
- Naval Ravikant
“My husband and I have been taking dance lessons from Val for over 7 years. We were definitely beginners and wanted to learn a dance for our wedding. She not only helped us learn the fundamentals of swing dancing, but helped us choreograph a great dance to go with our chosen "first dance" song.
She made sure we learned some fun, flashy steps so we could really have a great time sharing our new skills with the guests. She made the learning process fun and she always came in with such amazing enthusiasm and energy.
Val has a real gift at explaining principals of dance so that anyone can understand. We have moved on to salsa since then, and plan to continue taking lessons from Val indefinitely! I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone.”
- Carrie Beard
"If I could put in 6 stars, I would. We did a first dance for the wedding and had very little dance experience. We showed up for our first lesson, unsure what to expect, and she put us at ease from the first moments. Also, she is very flexible and worked with our busy schedules and made the lessons something we both looked forward.
Her energy is great and she is a lot of fun to work with. On occasion we would come to the lesson after a hard day at work and not ready to dance, but she has a knack of reading you and your energy and snapping you out of it with her great personality.
As far as our first dance, we kept it a secret from everyone and blew everyone away. We could not have imagined anything more perfect. She tailored our routine to our strengths and personalities. I am sure there are many other great instructors out there, but I will recommend Val to all of my friends! We were so happy and had so much fun that we are planning to take other lessons with Val- like swing and latin dance.”
- Ed & Jennifer