Learning to dance for your wedding can be a very fun and rewarding experience.  Your first dance needs planning, preparation and practice. Whether you learn just a few moves to get you through your first dance, or an entire choreographed routine, we will help you dance together with both ease and comfort, regardless of your level of dance experience. We will give you as much or as little choreography as you would like, time permitting of course. Guiding you to gain the confidence and skills to achieve a moment worthy of cherishing.

What will we learn?
All couples will learn some of the basic steps of the particular style of dance, corresponding to the music chosen. We suggest that you choose a song that has meaning to you both.  Keep in mind both your personal preferences and the style of your wedding when choosing the music.  If you’re not certain, we can help you choose a song that will best fit you both. Depending upon the number of lessons you’ve chosen to take, as well as your learning speed, we will incorporate spins, dips and turns.  We understand that your first dance can be nerve-wracking, so we’ll also teach you how to enter and exit the dance floor with ease.

How do I know what style of dance we’ll be learning?
Will you choose an up-tempo Swing or Foxtrot, a spicy Salsa, or a classic Waltz? All music has beats, the number of which per measure are determined by the time signature.  Based on the beat and tempo of the music, a specific style is danced to the music.  We will teach you the appropriate style of dance that corresponds to the music you’ve chosen.  If you’re interested in a particular style of dance, please let us know.  We can let you know if your music will work with the particular dance style, or suggest a spread of songs that would be appropriate for that dance.

We waited until the last minute!
Even if you have waited until the last minute…  Not to worry, we have helped many people get prepared for their dance last minute! Contact us, and we will be happy to work something out for you.
Get more out of your wedding by starting the excitement early!  In addition to private lessons for the wedding couple, we also offer semi-private group lessons for the wedding party.  Even if you can hold your own on the dance floor, a few lessons with a professional wedding dance instructor can be just the trick to impressing your guests with your moves. We hope you’ll find dance classes are a great way for family and friends to develop closer relationships in a warm and upbeat atmosphere.

A Few Tips To Help You Get It Right…
If possible, get started at least four to six months early. The sooner the better! This allows more time to practice together and build knowledge and confidence, especially if you are a newcomer.

  • Practice! It is the only way to really get comfortable on the dance floor, allowing you to look and feel good. The more you do it, the easier it is. So try to get as much practice as you can between lessons…. even if it’s only for a few minutes. It really will make a big difference.
  • Decide when you want to do your first dance. Will you be entering the Reception room for the first time, or simply walking onto the floor? Will it be at the beginning of the Reception, after the cake cutting, before or after dinner…?
  • Tell the Band or DJ when you’ll do your first-dance. Make sure they’ll play the song at the tempo you practiced, or one where you are able to dance comfortably.
  • Be sure to tell the photographer/ Videographer when you plan to do your First-Dance, and whether there are any special moments or dance moves you particularly want them to capture: the big ballroom dip, the special turn or that BIG ending you worked so hard on! Remember, no matter what happens, don’t worry…. If you forget a step or miss a beat, keep dancing. Relax, breathe, recover, and enjoy an incredible moment together.
  • Wear comfortable shoes during your lessons that are similar to the ones you will be wearing when you dance on your wedding day. Don’t wear flip-flops or backless shoes: these types of shoes can come off your feet and be difficult to move in. Tennis shoes can be sticky on dance floors and also restrict movements. During your final lessons we highly suggest that you bring the shoes you’ll be dancing in on the day of your wedding, as it helps to avoid any unexpected surprises.