Specialists in Teaching in Wedding First Dance Choreographies

Teaching Wedding First Dance Choreographies

Wedding Dance Lessons

Wedding Dance Lessons

Wedding Dance Lessons Overview:

  • Designed for beginners - No dance experience required.
  • Taught in a single session (approx 3 hours).
  • Supported by our Online Tutorial. Clients get access to the tutorial BEFORE the class so that they can get ready for the class and extract more value with their time with their choreographer and they will keep access to it until their wedding day, hence making sure that they don't forget anything they have been taught and can practice with confidence. 

Your Wedding, Your Choreography, Your Choice...


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We will give you a wide range of dance options to match the song you picked and together we will create a choreography that suits your style.

Whether you choose to take a workshop or a private lesson your choreography will be individualised. No two couples will have the same choreography.

Your dance teacher will make sure that you have the perfect dance routine for your special day and that you feel confident stepping on the dance floor. 

Not only that we can guarantee that you will have lots of fun learning!

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Impress Your Guests!

3 Options:

You can get private lessons, you can join one of our workshops or even online.

Pick the option that suits you best!

Private Lessons

tailored to you

2.5-hour Private Lesson 

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Online Tutorial


1-  The Preparation:

You will be given a few simple exercises to do at home in order to prepare for your lesson with your choreographer.

2- The Lesson:

Your lesson will be 2.5 hours long. Just you and the choreographer.

3- Practice:

After your lesson you will need to practice.

You will be given access to our Online Tutorial where you will find recorded lessons of all the moves, patterns and techniques you learned with the choreographer.

Workshops

BUdget Friendly

3-hour Workshop 

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Online Tutorial


1-  The Preparation:

You will be given a few simple exercises to do at home in order to prepare for your lesson with your choreographer.

2- The Lesson:

Your class will be 3 hours long, with up to 5 couples participating.

3- Practice:

After your lesson you will need to practice.

You will be given access to our Online Tutorial where you will find recorded lessons of all the moves, patterns and techniques you learned with the choreographer.

Online Course

convenient & Efficient

4 to 6-Week Online Course


The course is lead by a choreographer and delivered through pre-recorded lessons.

You will learn exactly the same thing as with the other 2 options.

Your choreographer will follow you up for the entire course, offering advise, guidance and feedback through video analysis and chats.

You will be asked to send videos of your progress on regular bases.

The online course comes with a guarantee: Fully satisfied or money back!

Triona's first dance testimonial


Absolutely brilliant teaching from Anthony, very good at explaining and demonstrating the choreography and gives great advice.


Also love the online tutorial that we have access to in the lead up to the big day.


Would highly recommend!


Triona and Jason


We were both very nervous about our first dance but we wanted to do something nice.

Anthony was amazing, very relaxed but yet he got us dancing at a level way beyond what we were expecting. 

We are very grateful 


Caroline and Brian

Joanna


Highly recommend First Dance Academy! We were dreading our first dance as we’re both very uncoordinated and so signed up for the one-day workshop. We received a fantastic online tutorial that went through the basics with us ahead of time and then met Jen for our workshop. She put together a gorgeous routine for us which looked a lot harder than it was. I was amazed we managed it but she was so patient with us and we left feeling confident we could do it on the day. Thank you so much for giving us that moment to remember!


Joanna and David

Our way of teaching has evolved over the years. We now use a mix of online lessons and face-to-face sessions with choreographers.

There several benefits to this:

  • It saves precious time. By looking at pre-recorded lessons and doing simple exercises at home you can drastically cut the amount of time you will need to spend with your instructor or choreographer. Not to mention commute time.
  • This will obviously lead to significant savings. In a face-to-face lesson, not only you pay for the choreographer's time but you also pay for studio time. Not to mention that commute again!
  • It also offers a lot of flexibility. You practice and learn at home at your own rhythm and at a time that is convenient to you.
  • By preparing before your time in studio, you will find that you will extract a lot more value of that time in studio. Use the choreographer's time for the complex stuff, not the silly stuff! 
  • No need to waste more time filming the moves and patterns during the lesson, it's already done for you.
  • No fear of forgetting anything, the lessons have already been filmed. 

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Getting Ready for Your First Lesson

To maximise your time with us, we always recommend preparing for your lessons. This allows you to get the most from your practice.

Once you are booked in - we will send you some simple exercises to be done at home. We will provide most of this material in video format so you can follow along accurately every step of the way.

Top Tips to Make your First Dance as Special as Possible.

Ensure your first dance stays under three minutes - while most songs are longer than this to begin with - it is a more manageable task to put together a dance routine that is roughly 2 and a half minutes. If your chosen song is over this time frame - For those with a  DJ, we recommend using a resource such as Audacity to cut the track. For those who have hired a band - communication with the musicians is key - you need to be clear on exactly what you are looking for in the track.

We always advise picking a point in your song where your wedding guests will join you on the floor. This is a great way to get your guests feeling involved and also ensures a smooth progression from day to night time celebrations. 

Stick to a plan

Besides learning your routine in the run-up to your wedding - you should have a concrete time where the first dance will be announced to your guests. You should also plan your entrance in advance - whether this will be taking to the floor together or meeting in the middle of the dance floor. 

Part of this plan will also clarify when the music will begin - for example, if this is before or after the couple makes their entrance onto the dance floor. Communication is the key to perfecting these little moments in the run-up to the first dance - ensure all parties and musicians are clear on their role at this point. 

Once your song is over - ensure you know your next move here. If your wedding party is joining you at this point - be sure this is clear to everyone. If you would like to take a bow and then signal to your guests to join you - make sure this is clear to all partners. We always recommend assigning a specific guest to make sure everyone is ready to take to the floor at the same time.

Know your venue - when visiting your venue be sure you focus on the ballroom and the organisation of the room. Will your guests be standing at one part of the venue or will they be spread out? These minor details will inform your routine and attention to detail is important.

Posture and Smile

Maintaining your composure regardless of what happens is the most important thing. We always recommend you continue to smile throughout your whole routine - this will not only make you appear calm but also help to actually fend off any unwanted nerves. If you are smiling with your shoulders back and head tall - this is half the battle - If you have been practicing the rest will fit together naturally once you have these basics covered. 

Spend Some Time Working with a Professional Choreographer

This is particularly important where your dancing experience is limited or you are nervous about your first dance. You would be impressed by what you can achieve in a short few hours with a dancing professional. Not only does a professional offer concrete dance tips, but also offers invaluable advice on staying calm and composed on your special day.

We understand taking a dance class could be uncharted territory for some couples - but not only is it a way to avoid feeling awkward or embarrassed on your big day - it also allows you to spend quality time together as a couple in the run-up to your wedding.

Practice Makes Perfect

Practicing your routine inside out is the surest way to have you feeling ready and confident when your first dance moment arrives. If you know the routine well - you can focus on enjoying the moment and staying present with your partner. Just a few minutes every day can help take the pressure off and can also turn out to be lots of fun.