Here is what some of our students have written…….
Doyt Echelberger “” Timothy Nyman’s instruction is highly effective because he is gentle and patient and deeply committed to finding what works for each student. He intuitively senses personal boundaries, individual capabilities and motivation, and he paces the instruction to take advantage of and enhance what his student can already do. He routinely demonstrates how to do it with more ease and grace and joy, frequently with the help of Annessia. Timothy helped us melt away the individual rough spots that slowed our progress. Many of our lessons eventually became something that we mastered through practice and could use in social dancing. We found this very rewarding. We returned year after year for instruction because we observed that Timothy and Annessia cared deeply for each of their students, and for the art they represent. They continue to set a high bar for all BTDS instructors and students at any level. · ·
Tara Tibayan “” I studied ballroom at Black Tie studio with Timothy Nyman as my instructor for several years. Timothy is an excellent and knowkedgeable teacher. His technique is impeccable. Though ballroom dance can be personally expressive, Timothy teaches the correct steps and frameworks , building a strong foundation to allow his students to become dancers. I have been out of dance this past year because I has surgery on both of my hands. The pain in my hands matched the pain of not being able to dance. I am still recovering, and when I am able to dance again there is no question that I will sign up to work with Timothy again. · ·
Jillian Blair Martin “” You’ve been thinking about taking ballroom lessons so what better place to start than Black Tie Dance Studio!! Relaxed and friendly environment with talented instructors that will guide you in private or group lessons. Extremely affordable (what could be better, right?), great exercise, and LOADS of fun! Whether you are 9 or 90, married or single, BTDS is right for you! We’ve been taking group lessons for 3 months now, and I never thought it possible that my husband could be taught to dance! That is a miracle in itself! Hope to see you around! · ·
Diane Cisternas “” Ballroom dancing with Black Tie is my way of lifting my spirits while working my body which causes my mind to focus on positive things. It is affordable in group settings, and during their dance parties. I find it romantic, self-esteem lifting, and the friendships you make respect you. Ballroom dancing with Black Tie Dance Studio is a a rare gem in our turbulent society. Come see for yourself · ·
Tammy Pusateri-Puckrin “” Fantastic environemnt, fantastic instructors! · ·
Jerry Flegal “” Pam and I were Black Tie Dance Studio’s first students when they open the studio in Sandusky over five years ago. Timothy has the patience of a saint and is always willing to review any dance move or technique with you. His teaching style is relaxed and low pressured. Most of our lessons have been with Timothy, but we have experienced Annessia teaching at open lessons and she is also excellent. She has a great sense of humor and is fun to be around. Timothy and Annessia have always been professional in every way. We have enjoyed our lessons at Black Tie Dance Studio and the friendships that have developed over the years. Timothy’s dance knowledge can help you become a social dancer or a winning competitive dancer. Give him a try, you will not be sorry that you did. · ·
Michael Bahr “” Timothy is a technical dancer and can teach a variety of people at all levels of dance, even those with two left feet. His countenance is kind and has a great personality. Someone you’ll love to dance with and learn from. He has decades of knowledge at his disposal and has won several Awards for his ability to teach you how to dance as well as his showcases and Competitions. Give him a call he can make dancing fun again. I have know Timothy for about 20 years and knows he cares for you and what he teaches you! · ·
Sara Ochs Beard “” Black Tie is THE best place in the whole area for ballroom dance! I have taken lessons both with my husband and on my own with Timothy and Annessia. And not only did my husband and I have a blast learning the dances (and getting closer), but the instructors are so insanely knowledgeable and experienced and know dance (and teaching it) so well that they can literally teach ANYONE. They have this uncanny knack for helping each individual person learn – for instance, my husband and I learn differently when it comes to stuff like this, but they had no probem helping us successfully master many steps that I first thought way too difficult. The instructors at this studio are caring people who genuinely do this because they love it and love to help people – and you can tell when you’re in their studio. They have also donated their time and passion to many local causes, from elaborately choreographed fundraisers to simple demos – and that tells me that they care about their community and neighbors, not just about their own business. And they manage to do all this with the perfect blend of professionalism, passion, and fun. If you are at all interested in learning ballroom or latin dance (either on your own or as a couple), Black Tie is hands down your best choice – there is no other studio around with more experienced, passionate, and professional instructors. · ·
Ella Mazursuch a great experience!! loved learning our first wedding dance with Annessia : )) and its a perfect way to bond!
Christina Cruz Timothy and Annessia are amazing! If you are looking for a fantastic dance studio, this is the place. There is no place better in Northwest Ohio. They have a comprehensive program with outstanding knowledge which encompasses multiple syllabi. Their expertise makes Black Tie a wonderful place to learn ballroom. Whether you are looking for fun social dancing or to become a competitor, Timothy and Annessia create a professional relaxed atmosphere where learning is easy and fun. I highly recommend Black Tie. By far the most knowledgeable and respectable ballroom studio in the area.