Doug - You dance like a gentleman, You have good taste in clothes, and you have a creative entreprenuerial spirit. I really admire your image. Keep up the good work. When I get younger I want to be just like you.
- Willie Brown, Dancer
This weekend at Bridgetown Swing in Portland Karla did extremely well, and she got 1st place in the Intermediate Jack & Jill competition. It is almost a year you guys are her instructors, and she is constantly improving under your guidance. We want to thank you again for everything you are doing for her. Your constant care for your students, and passion for dancing give confidence and joy to everybody around you. Karla is lucky to have you as instructors, and we are lucky to have you as friends. You are mazing people and, amazing dance teachers. Thank you again.
- Eddy and Miky Catana - Temecula, CA
Thanks so much to both of you bringing your dazzling personalities and dancing to the High Desert!!! You guys rock!!!
- Lisa Sandoval, Director of the High Desert Dance Classic - Lancaster, CA
Doug and Nicki - It was fun to take the class last night at Atomic with both of you - I don't always go on Thursday nights - but went b/c you were both teaching. I remember being at Halloween Swing thing last year and Doug asked me to dance - I was so shocked that an instructor would social dance and even though I am only intermediate - was honored, flattered and made me think what down to earth people you are - and not at all snooty instructors! Thanks! Enjoyed the dance last night Doug - even though I messed up a bunch!
- Jan Tamble, Dancer, Garden Grove, CA
I have been working with Doug and Nicki for years and love dancing with then. Doug has a great way to break down the moves so that I understand and remember what he teaches me. Nicki is a joy to dance with and I enjoy a followers perspective on this learning process.
- Steven Shulem, Dancer, Santa Barbara, CA
Doug, Nicki ... I just arrived at home but i just want to say : 1000 thanx...... your lessons where awesome! It was so much fun and you gave us a lot to work on...THE SILTONS ROCK yeah!
- Greetz Maarten "The Crazy Dutchman", Dancer, Holland
Just wanted to thank you for all the dance instructions and videos and competition tips.....you guys are awesome!
- Michael Caro, Dancer, Thousand Oaks, CA
I have been their dance pupil for a few years and have learned so much, especially in West Coast Swing, Hip Hop, Lindy and even a little Salsa and Line-Dancing thrown in. The important part of learning to me is technique.and style. My dancing improved so much on both counts. The lessons were fun and I learned so much each lesson. Doug an Nicki are great dancers, great teachers, super nice, down to earth. and adorable. They can make you the best you can be, in dancing that is.
- Carol Ardura, Dancer, Los Angeles, California
You two are absolutely totally amazing. I am one proud mama (and mama in law :-)
- Laurie Silton, Arcadia, CA
Energy, positive feedback, knowledge, excitement, fun, committed, encouraging attitude. These are some of the words I think of when I think of these two people. The room is brighter when they are in it; it's such a pleasure working with them.
- Tish Varletti, Dancer, Placentia, CA
The Siltons are our favorite dance teachers. Their energy and enthusiasm convinced us we could be better dancers, and their skills and patience made it happen.
- Russell Benson & David Kalmanson, Dancers, Los Angeles, CA
Doug and Nicki are great teachers. I was lucky enough to have several privates with Doug and not only did I learn more than I had with other teachers, but I had SO much fun. It was great to see Doug and Nicki show me some of their styling moves, and feel supported by both of them as I continued to learn. A key thing for me: when I saw Doug at various dances, he made a point of dancing with me, rather than stick with people at his own level (as I've seen with other teachers.) I found this very generous. It contributes to a growing and happy dance community. One memorable night I even danced a threesome with Doug AND Nicki They are terrific.
- Nicki Nash, Dancer, Conan O'Brien Show, Los Angeles, CA
I met Doug five or six years ago when he substitute taught for a group West Coast Swing class in Pasadena. Right away it was evident he was an amazing teacher, and I was somewhat I disappointed he lived in West L.A. at the time since that would limit any opportunity to take classes with him. I was thrilled a couple of years later when I found out he was moving to Pasadena. Doug is an amazing teacher able to convey subtle lead/follow techniques easily, and he is able to pack a ton of information into an hour lesson. I have taken mainly Westie with him, but have done a little Lindy and Shag as well, and have always come away with tons of things to work on. A single session with Doug can give you weeks or months of material to practice. If you have an opportunity to take from Doug, either at his studio or an event, I highly recommend it!
- Kevin Mooney, Dancer, Los Angeles, CA
I met Doug about five years ago. My first group lesson was at a local dance studio on his birthday. I knew then that he was a great instructor and that he could help bring my dance to the next level. I was thrilled when he moved to Pasadena because it was convenient and I started taking private lesson from him. Doug is an amazing teacher and with every session he helps me with technique, new moves, and a lot more than I could expect. Now I get to have lessons with both Doug and Nicki and their energy and passion is contagious. It has been a joy learning styling from Nicki, and she has helped polish my dance. Doug and Nicki make learning a fun event.
- Clarise Okwach, Dancer, Altadena, CA
Dear Doug: I was delighted to receive your DVD on the Lindy Hop. My wife and I have a date night each week, and my plan is to stand with her in front of our television set and learn a little bit of dancing from you. I am delighted that you are seeing great, and it is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with your vision.
- Robert K Maloney, M.D., Los Angeles, CA
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