The first time I saw Andrea was when we all met up before the very first hip hop class in university. It was obvious that the guy was so looking forward to teaching. He got to know the names of the people who showed up for the class, asked what kind of dancing we were used to, where we all came from, etc. etc. The first impression he made on us was we were going to be taught by an incredibly enthusiastic, outgoing and truly professional coach. And we were never proved wrong. He gave us an 'ideal' to work to and encouraged us to do our best. And people did their best, every single time, simply because they were so motivated.
Andrea never made his class into a contest and never divided the group into winners and losers, Any level, interest, style, anyone's particular craving for a music track - was taken into account and I felt like it was a great place to be at. I truly enjoyed myself and the whole process.
Andrea had a friendly and amazingly simple way of communicating, which he complemented with the amazing styles he demonstrated, his professionalism and his own peculiar warming-up and cooling-down exercises. It was highest ever level of student-coach interaction which I have ever seen in my entire dancing life (and I have seen looooooots). They were definitely the greatest time in my week and really kept up my mood and strength when I needed energy.