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A perfect first dance for a lifetime of romance

Wedding Dance Lessons

Learning to dance for a wedding is a special gift that you and your spouse-to-be can give to each other. A couple who feels confident and poised when they dance together will ensure that their very first dance together as wife and husband will be a memory they will cherish forever.

If a couple is planning to get married, here are a few TIPS from the experts on learning to dance for their big day.

  • Don’t wait until the last minute. Remember that the schedule will get very hectic as the wedding day approaches. Dance instructors recommend starting four to six months earlier to allow more time for practice, especially if our students are newcomers to dancing.
  • It’s OK if you haven’t chosen a song. On your very first lesson we will introduce you to the main dances most couples use. We can help make suggestions depending on which dance you like and do the best. If you already have a song chosen, bring it with you!
  • Be patient when learning. Dancing is a great stress reliever, and a fun date night, so don’t put too much pressure on each other.
  • Don’t try to teach your fiance. You’ll both have a lot more fun dancing if you let your instructor do the teaching.
  • Practice in the right shoes. Wear shoes to your lessons that are similar to the ones you’ll be wearing on the big day.
  • Be consistent with your appointments. The more often you come in, the less review there will be on each lesson.
  • Plan at least once a week to get the most from your lessons.
  • Use the classes & practices when possible. Everyone feels most comfortable on a private lesson, but the classes and parties will be closer to what the rest of your reception will be like, and the teachers will be there to help!

Your Wedding Dance Specialists

Your first dance is a quintessential part of your wedding ceremony. All eyes are on the two of you, bulbs flashing and cameras rolling. Let us help you make this occasion the least stressful part of your wedding planning – at Arthur Murray we work together with you to create the perfect celebration of who you are –  we’ll help you choose the right dance for your song, venue, dress, and personalities!

We recommend starting 6 to 8 months before the big day so that we can not only ensure that you know the steps, but that they’re very comfortable in your body and muscle memory. We know that the months and weeks leading up to your wedding can be hectic, so remember that wedding dance lessons can actually be a major source of stress RELIEF.

Beyond the First Dance

Your first dance together as husband and wife is an exciting event, but it doesn’t have to stop there! You may have dancing at your reception, and likely opportunities will arise on your honeymoon as well. Your life together may hand you date nights, other weddings and cruises, among many other occasions where music is playing and dancing is encouraged. In addition to your first dance, Arthur Murray instructors can help you learn other dance styles that will always have you on the dance floor at any event.

Wedding Dance Lessons Registration

Register now for your complementary wedding consultation! You don’t even need to bring your fiancé! Grab your maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man or mom and come on in to learn about what’s involved in a first wedding dance!

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Things you may want to know
for your first lesson…

  1. What kind of music will you have at the wedding?
  2. Will a band or DJ play your first song?
  3. Will you have Mother/Son, Father/Daughter or bridal party dances?
  4. Will you honeymoon have dancing? (Latin/Tropical getaway, cruise, etc.)
  5. What is the size of the dance floor at your reception?
  6. How many other weddings will you attend this year?