Originally posted on weddingdancepro:
You truly made our wedding so very special. We received a
standing ovation from all the guests as Patty and I went through
our first turn on our first dance to our wedding song. It was totally unexpected, my brother who was video taping had missed it because he had re directed his camera, thinking that we’d just be performing a constant slow dance as everyone else does.
Then he immediately swung back the camera to film us once he had realized that we were performing fancy dance moves.
That in itself was a major hit with the crowd, I guess you can say we showed off.
Deb the weeks of practicing with you and going over all the sequences really paid off big time!!! Thanks Again!!!
Gayle, (channel 8 news)
My husband and I are so excited that you are doing a story on the Dance Designer, Deb K. Deb was instrumental in helping us make our wedding day, November 22, 2003 even more special. We have attached a couple of photos of the two of us dancing on the tundra in Key West at the Southernmost House. Deb designed our wedding dance to “What a Wonderful World” within only three weeks. She then trained two very “left-footed” dancers over a six week period of time. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the dance tapedor we would send it to you.
The lessons were designed specifically for us and it made us feel very special. Deb was patient and we enjoyed our sessions very much. She helped us to know that a “well choreographed” wedding truly needs a choreographed dance by the bride and groom. She was very patient with us and gave us the confidence to know that while the dance would be viewed by all, it was “our” dance that she designed just for us and for our song.
Since that special day, when we hear the song, “What a Wonderful World”, we not only know that is our song but is our “dance in life” as well. We appreciated so much all that she did for us.
If we can provide for you any other feedback or information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Jean Strickland and Jim Bacon
Hi Gayle, (channel 8 news)
I just heard from Deborah Kee that you’re going to be doing a story on
her and her business, 1st Wedding Dance Lessons.
I first met Deb at an international dance competition last fall where she was a judge. I asked around for recommendations for a good dance teacher and everybody there recommended her.
So, my fiance and I, Hank Campbell, are currently taking lessons from Deb and are having a blast doing so. We’ve been taking lessons from her since early December (our wedding is at the end of March), and we both feel like we’ve vastly improved. We both had little experience and little confidence (especially my fiance), and now we’re just about ready to dance in front of 200 people with ease. It’s going to be amazing. She’s spent countless hours with us in choreographing our dance and has shown an incredible amount of patience with us as we’ve made mistakes. Plus, she’s really funny and fun to be around. I hope you have fun doing the story.
On a side note, she has a really interesting story as well. From being in the Hustle Hall of Fame, to being ina victim ofa crime that left her in a wheel chair for 2 years, to her desire to work with troubled teens, she’s incredible.
Debra Kee is a very talented and creative dance instructor. A few weeks before the wedding she gave us our moves and choreographed our opening dance for our wedding reception which was held on St. Pete Beach Aug 2003. Our opening dance created quite a surprise sensation for our guests. To this day our family and friends still talk about how memorable our first dance together was.
All in all the wedding reception was a major success, and we really appreciated her contribution. We have known Deb for quite some time now, she is a really lively and interesting woman.
Once given the opportunity, she will add a very new and dynamic dimension to your show, and she will see to it that you are provided with very interesting footage This project is very important to Deb, and we would like to take this opportunity in wishing her all the best of luck and success….
Please let us know when the segment will be aired so that we can be sure to watch it.
“Our experience with Debra was simply fantastic.
She painstakingly crafted the perfect dance for us, gradually increasing its complexity to match our ever-improving dancing skills.
We kept the “big dance” a closely held secret, and our wedding guests were absolutely stunned!
Jon and Sarah Beth Perry
“My husband and I took ballroom dance lessons from Debra prior to our wedding. She did a wonderful job choreographing our wedding dance, a rumba.
We enjoyed the experience so much that we continued to taking lessons after our wedding.
Debra is a talented dancer and a patient teacher. We really enjoyed our time with her!” Debra is personable and creative…a real expert.
Crystal and Atty Robert Bruce
Anyone who hasn’t treated themselves to one of Debra’s group Lessons…she makes learning to dance easy & fun & chances are you’ll cry “uncle” before she will. You get more than your money’s worth & a lot of laughs in the bargain. We really enjoy Debra’s teaching style & humor. Her sessions include plenty of practice time & all the individual help & critiquing you can handle. Debra makes it a point to create an atmosphere of freindly, comfortable camaraderie amongst participants, encouraging everyone to get involved.
Looking forward to the next time,
Thanks for all your time, work and effort to bringing us as usual a great dance, and notwithstanding,sharing a dance with you is the icing on the cake.
I appreciate as myself dancing as a student of dance, you truly exemplify yourself as the accomplished professional in that you never prompt my leads, whether good, mediocre or bad and honor my role of the leader.
Many kudos to you.
I am forwarding announcement of new Salsa Club in Clearwater
where my good friend (and dance teacher) Debra Kee will be
conducting Salsa lessons starting February 2.
A “fun” diversion like this might help balance your busy
Debra is currently teaching me the East Coast Swing and a
real task master covering the basics and style”. She is
recognized in several national Halls of Fame for Dance and
judges many dance competitions in Florida.
If you have that lifelong ambition to learn to dance or learn
a specific dance, call Debra at 727 342 3842
She has a studio in her home in south St. Petersburg and will work with you on time for lessons.
Keep in mind that she works with engaged couples to teach them to dance and/or choreograph their ”wedding dance”, as well as other dances played during their reception.
From: Mary at AccessDance.com
Date: 10/12/2006 2:12:04 PM
It was great speaking with you yesterday. I was browsing your site when I came to the section about your philosophy of dance and life.
I loved it!! Remain Teachable!! Continue taking lessons and learning and developing.
The one thing working for AccessDance and computers I have learned is for every one thing you know there are ten more you do not know.
It is all about attitude. Keep up the positive vibes and thank you for
sharing. You made my day!!
“Debra knows dance and knows how to teach it and make it fun! There is nothing better than being able to dance with your loved one. Try it!”
Mindy McCortney H.S.N.and T.V. spokesperson
THIS IS THE LADY WHO INSTILLED THE LOVE OF DANCE IN ME. I WAS 550 LBS. HAD WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY. AND EVEN LEARNED TO DANCE ANS TEACH IT. BUT MY KNEES ARE SO BAD NOW.I HAD TO QUIT TEACHING IT. I TOUGHT AT THE CHRISTIAN SINGLE DANCED IN TAMPA,BRANDON,LAKELAND, AND ALL AROUND ORLANDO.I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to Deb for opening up a whole new world to me! I came to St. Petersburg this last January as a traveling nurse. I had always wanted to learn how to dance, but didn’t know where to begin. Thank goodness I ran across Deb’s website!
From the beginning she was absolutely wonderful! Deb is such a interesting person and so fun to be around. My goal was to be able to go anywhere and be able to dance comfortably. Deb was so professional and patient with me! She taught me as much as my brain could handle, bless her! Our lessons covered West and East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Hustle, Waltz, Cha-Cha and more! If you want to learn, she can teach it!
Deb was great at breaking it down in small sections so that I could conquer it. Next thing I knew we were making it through an entire dance! She was so encouraging when I wasn’t quite feeling the same.
The best part is I was able to walk away with a solid foundation that will carry me wherever I may go. I have a acquired a skill and a dear friend also. Deb gave me a gift I will carry forever in being able to dance and I am so thankful for that! Lori Forte