I've really enjoyed this year and feel like my confidence is growing with the great experiences I've had so far.
I love the classes and feel that I've learned a lot thank you so much looking forward to next year. Thanks for everything.
Omg bachata! How I have missed you!!!!
Thanks for an awesome class Warren and Nicola.
Just what i needed after the awesome ladies class with Donna! - :-) feeling fabulous.
Thanks Donna and Warren for the awesome Salsa and Bachata lesson tonight! Great fun!
Bonnie has become absolutely passionate about these lessons.
Of every type of recreational activity that Bonnie has participated in, this is by far the most thrilling for her.
We had an awesome time thank you. I don't think I stopped grinning the whole time. It was incredibly refreshing for me.
We found your class very relaxed and both Cherie and myself came away learning some new "basic" things that really we should have been told/taught a long time ago.
Thank you. We are both looking forward to being there next week.
It was soooo much fun :)
Thank you Donna for the amazing opportunity.
I had a lot of fun and it was great to see all the hard work come together.
It was an amazing experience and I would have not shared it with anyone else.
You are all amazing :)
I wanna say a big huge thanks to Donna Frost for not giving up on me and to the whole latin fire family who gave me the encouragement and support I needed to walk the line tonight.
I had such a blast...... And learnt so much!!!
Donna you are absolutely amazing and our kids are so so blessed to have had you as our dance teacher.
All credit is to you. We were all extremely proud of them and I think the work you did with them is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most of them and something they will always remember and cherish.
(Please give us Donna next year...;) )
Latin Fire Dance Studio, Mid Year Hip Hop kids concert.....
LAST TIME teaching these crazy fun students :-)
Thanks so much Donna Frost for everything its been a pleasure working with you...
Wow thanks Michael Hobbs for putting the video up - was great to be out there with the team.
Thank you to Donna Frost for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.
And what can I say Dave Barret you managed to get me through it:-).
Kathy Reese thanks for all of your help on the day.
Shannon Creighton love you to bits the makeup tips were greatly appreciated.
Michael Hobbs and Warren Frost a big thank you to both of you too, was so much fun to be a part of it.
Thanks Donna, Katie-jayne and I are hooked so you will be seeing alot more of us :)
Thank you for your efforts this term with our daughter.
She has clearly grown as a wee dancer as she's constantly jumping and spinning around at home to any music that comes on and is looking so much more elegant in her movement - that's largely your effort so cheers.
Hi Donna, Warren and team!
It was a pleasure having you guys here's!
Loved your routines and loved having you here!
Thanks again for coming to support Melbourne Latin Festival.
So glad you enjoyed it!
See you next year xxx"
Just hit the sack after 3 hours of much fun on the dance floor.
If you don't do it you need to try it...it's really fun on a social level, physically exhausting (burns way more calories than you'd expect!) but you can't help but smile all the way thru it, and mentally...well, it's medication for the soul.
Your worries are guaranteed to fly out the window while you dance the night away.
What a great night that was on Friday at the Kids Hip Hop Performance Night -
We are both thrilled with what the girls are learning at hip hop class, so thanks very much!
I can't believe that I, a lifelong DANCE PHOBIC, have been dancing for a whole year!
I'm sure I'm not the first, and I won't be the last, but I thought I'd voice my appreciation.
It means a lot to me (even if I still suck hahaha The point is I'm enjoying myself, right?)
I have Donna, Warren, Michael, Shannon, Richard and Nicola, who have taught me, all the advanced students, who have kindly given me feedback, and the whole Latin Fire community to thank for it.
At any point, I was just as likely to run than I was to stay, and I might very well not have stuck with it had it been any other place.
Cheers for laughing with me, not at me (shuddup, Michael Hobbs!) , and thank you for making me feel so welcome!
I would like to thank Donna Frost and Warren Frost for giving me the opportunity to represent Latin Fire at NZ National Salsa Dance Comp.
You guys put in a lot of work in training people like me and I bet it takes a lot of patience.
And I appreciate that. Thank you very much again, you guys rock.
And the rest of my Latin Fire family you are really a fantastic team.
Massive MASSIVE thanks to Donna and Warren for being the most amazing dance teachers, motivators and inspirers and for sharing your passion for Latin dance with us all!!
Latin Fire is truly a family and I am so proud to be a part of it!!
Congratulations on another successful South Island Salsa Competition!!
Wow!! I am thoroughly impressed!!
That is by far the best shine I've seen from your studio ( all good ones but you get the gist )...
That just wanted me to get up and ROCK with you!
Full of attitude, groove and passion... Loved it!! :)
Thank you Donna & Warren for all that you do for us, your fantastic choreography, support, encouragement, patience & faith!! :-)
Took Dhara dancing today for the first time.
She enjoyed it a lot.
Thank you very much Latin Fire Dance Studio, Donna, Richard & Shannon.
Thank you for your amazing lessons and great fun!
I really loved salsa with your classes.
Latinfire Dance Studio, Congratulations on your placings! Great energy, strong, great outfits as always. Well done. Loved the kids crew too.
Amazing classes 2nite. Had a great time.Thanks Donna and Warren and I wasn't going to go as I was soooo tired from crap shifts at work. So glad I did.Thanks
Awesome to see you and the Latin Fire team on the weekend!
Your performances were spectacular and it was so good to see you all out on the social floor!
Warren especially looked like he was in Heaven!
And I told Saione it was wonderful to also see how much Latin Fire had grown and changed in the last twelve months!
Such a big team coming up to support the Congress and show the rest of NZ that Chch is BACK BABY!
Thanks, Latin Fire, for making my year so much more exciting, especially to my ammmazzzing teachers David and Lisa, and Donna and Warren!! (and to Kendall and Jeff for having me in their classes occasionally and being so encouraging! :) )
It has been really fun meeting so many awesome people, and, of course, learning to dance! I wish you all a great New Year, and hope it brings you more than you ever wished for.
Look forward to seeing you again next year! ♥
Thanks again for the dancing on Saturday night – everyone had a great time!
It appears to have sparked an interest in many of the people there, so hopefully there will be lots more dancing in our near future!
Happy new year Donna, thanku for your generosity, support, warmth, and exciting, fun and wonderful dance expertise. I've enjoyed my time with you and Warren so much. Love,
Recently we held a themed south american evening at our restaurant 'TASTE', in Geraldine, which you provided four dancers at.
We just wanted to email to say that they did an absolutely outstanding job, were the highlight of the evening and well exceeded our expectations.
We have had guest after guest, commenting on how brilliant the dancers were. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with and the costumes were amazing.
We would like to thank them very much, especially for driving down from christchurch to perform & wish them all the very best in the future, and would without doubt use them again for upcoming theme nights.
Beck & Bree McNab
It was so great to see you too!! As always a pleasure seeing you and your teams perform! :) Such fantastic energy and precision!!! :)
Hope to see you both soon, probably Feb! Take care xx
Thanks so much for your amazing input to our Fiesta last weekend.
It was great to meet you, learn from you, dance with you and watch you perform.
You put so much into our event and it was hugely appreciated. I loved seeing the photos of your children and having that moment with you guys upstairs at the Great Northern.
Hopefully you have caught up with everything since your return home? I hope to stay in touch with you in the future, and look forward to seeing the photos that you so diligently took all weekend.
Leyla, Sassy Salsa
We had the best night on Saturday and it all started with Jeff and the others. They were great as they had everyone up dancing and we all enjoyed it!!!
Thanks again and enjoy your week.
Over the past years I have been fortunate enough to travel a fair bit to NZ and spend some very valuable time with long-time friends/dancers.
One thing that always stands out to me is how some schools are more like families.
Latin Fire is exactly this !!!
Each person in the team supports the other. They dance together, they party together, they hang out together. It’s like they live for each other. It’s no wonder that success breathes through such strong dance families… and I mean success in a bigger sense than competition success.
Ok, so you are probably sick of getting thank you emails but really - WHAT A SHOW!
It was fabulous, you and your team were fabulous - the kids were fabulous!
Mine have come back raving and even my son piped up that he wanted to do it next term which is very unusual for him.
So - thank you so much for being an awesome teacher and flicking on a switch for a love of dancing for the kids - you are much loved by our group.
The certificates were great too.
Thanks a million from me and the other mums, Caragh.
We just wanted to thank you for helping us prepare a salsa routine for our wedding, which was already six months ago!
It was a great success and no-one really expected it and was very impressed, especially with Thurstan who really didn't know a lot of salsa beforehand, so lots of credit to you for getting us there!
I really enjoyed your classes, your tips and you energy! And I would like to thank you guys for welcoming me with open arms into the Latin Fire Family!
Thank you Donna and Warren for allowing me to come to Sydney Latin Festival and perform with guys.
You both did a fantastic job and the team pulled off a brilliant performance.
Wow! What more can I say?
Awesome weekend at Sydney Latin Festival 2015!
Huge thanks to the rest of the Latin Fire team - Donna & Warren, Maryanne, Edwin, and my fab partner Michael!
Always fun performing with you lot, and great to give the Cha a good send off!
Great classes tonight!
Thanks Donna and Warren!
What a workout!
Neat moves, can't wait til next week's edition, though might take me that long to recover! =)
A great big thanks to everyone!
You've all been really warm and welcoming to me, and certainly restored my sanity after all those long hours at work!
I'll miss you all!
I had a good time and even got a chance to lead in Latin fire and met some amazing friendly people specially Donna Frost such amazing women can't wait to have a go next week love;)
You are awesome, u are like a mum to all the kids, u deserve a medal. A living angel xx
What can I say about the fantastic family that is Latin Fire?
The last 4 years have been an incredible journey for me - when I first started learning salsa, I was quite under confident, and my self esteem had just taken a massive hit.
Donna and Warren and the rest of the crew were welcoming, fun, and slightly nuts, but I knew I needed to reconnect with dance.
It has been a long hard road, full of blood, sweat, bruises, and tears!
I wouldn't have made it out onto the stage without some amazing support.
My team mates from Latin Fire, especially Kathy Reese, Brenna Ogier, Mellinda Fitzgerald, Holly Hobbie, Nicola McCall, & Maeve Gresham.
Thanks to my flatmate Michael Hobbs for helping with my music and calling me moose!
Thanks to Donna Frost for your support and guidance.
Warren Frost thank you for kicking my arse when I wanted to throw in the towel.
And finally to my family, especially my husband for picking me up whenever I was down.
I love you all.
I always knew that one day you would be a champion. Why? Because you never give up. So well done.
Awesome routine Donna, loved it. Also Shannon was awesome. Her routine was so emotional. Fantastic results for two fantastic ladies
Now that I have finally revovered from last weekend, it's time to reflect on NZ Salsa Solos and to dish out some well deserved thanks.
To my wonderful teachers, Donna and Warren - thank you thank you thank you - I could not do this without your continued support and encouragement.
Love you guys.
3rd in NZ - not too shabby!
Look out Brisbane!
First of all, the decision to put our daughter in your class has been a hugely beneficial. I understand she's been very full on in your class, but Phil says that you guys handle it really well. She's enthusiastic, regularly practicing her new moves at home and having the trophy this week - she has not failed to tell every person she comes into contact with about it - including strangers we pass on the street on the way to school. Its certainly lightened the mood a bit in her life, and I am soooo grateful.
I'm enjoy having class here !! Definately a place to enjoy learning and family friendly .. !! :))
Warren Frost and Donna Frost oh and the rest of the Latin Family have all made a huge difference in my life!! Love you all xx
I love the atmosphere at LF, and just simply that you care.
I've never felt like a number, but part of an extended family.
Like the others said,
Thank you, Donna Frost and Warren Frost for a frickin AMAZING experience!
I can't believe I just did that! :o
Never in a million years did I think I would
c) come second.
Also, I thought we were just having fun - nobody told me to expect a placing!
Thank you to everyone who helped and organised, and most of all the wonderful Latin Fire Ladies Team!
I love that we're all ages, all sizes, and all levels of madness ;) ).
When I started dancing, I thought I'd learn some steps.
I didn't expect the friendship, camaraderie and support that I have encountered in the past three years.
It's a pleasure and an honour to dance with you all. xx
Thank you Shannon and Richard, it would have been impossible without your teaching - 2nd Place Beginners at South Island Salsa Competition!
It's coming up a full year that I've been at Latin Fire, and with the finishing of SI Salsa Comp, I wanted to thank you both for all your work with me this year.
I have immensely enjoyed your lessons, and have been able to learn so much more this year than all the other years I've been dancing combined.
And completing my first competition has been such an amazing experience!
Just a little bit hooked now, looking forward to the next SISC and more!
A huge thank you for the wonderful performance on Saturday.
I have had so many compliments regarding the entertainment.
Once again many thanks.
Amellia actually joining in dancing and loving it...thank you Donna Frost you are amazing with children xxx
THANK YOU! for all the kind and patient teaching you do for the kids - so appreciated and has given my daughter so much more confidence!
I have to say i had the best salsa dance tonight at Latin Fire twas' challenging for my first class in intermediate but nailed it(i think lol) :) thanks Donna Frost for the wonderful class and that shines gotta practice it :)
So Warren gave me my mission for 2016 last night: "Don't doubt yourself".
Thank you for building my confidence up and up and up, Donna and Warren - I'm working on it ;)
My daugher..loves her hip hop with her wonderful teacher Donna Frost from Latin Fire!
To Donna & Warren, Our dance group is very very lucky to have you both, and I'm proud to be part of it. I've wanted to say this for a while. Simply, thanks. You're both a couple of wonderful people. I seriously can't lay it on thicker! LOL! Have a great break. Take care xx
Big hug to all of Latin Fire peeps for being such enthusiastic, supportive and accomplished competitors/performers/people. I feel like you all participated in every possible aspect of this year’s Brisbane Latin Dance Festival…. youth, adult, masters, teams, duets, couples, freestyle, choreography, competition, performance, support crew, volunteers.
You won trophies, medals, titles, places….. and you definitely won me over as an absolute lifelong fan.
Go Latin Fire!
What fun we had at my friends Hens Party.!
Donna did an amazing job of rarking up the non dancers in our group and making them feel comfortable. She choreographed a routine that we could all follow and we had such a fun time!
Looking forward to flash mobbing the wedding reception now.
Thanks Donna for such a great afternoon!
Donna, thank you for being such an inspiring, cool, fun and generally awesome dance teacher!!
I absolutely LOVE, your dance classes and you've inspired me to work hard, always work towards being better and now dance is my favourite thing to do!
I just wanted to remind you as the pressure comes on for the dance competition...you provide such an positive environment for the girls, easy communication for parents and are flexible with times too.
My daugter really enjoyed last year and the concert at the end of the year gave her great confidence and enthusiasm to perform again some day. I think you do a fabulous job in your role and it was wonderful to see all the different groups on that hot hot day!
Many thanks for your lovely way with the children and everything she learned.
Thank u for sharing your time and passion for dance with us. U have given me the Bachata bug!!
Awesome classes tonight! Thanks, Donna, Mark and Hobbs! Also, thanks, lovely people, for the dances and company! If you weren't there, you missed it :p ;) xx
Unfortunately the girls had their last dance class with Donna (for now anyway! ).
There were so many tears! :-(
You are so loved by your students, lovely lady.