Our comprehensive "wedding dance bootcamp" will take you from start to finish, and teach you everything you need to know. Regardless of your current skill level or 2 left feet, our program will provide you a solid foundation of dance steps and technique, so you can dance with confidence and ease on the day of your wedding.
Our wedding dance lessons are structured as a condensed boot-camp style program to get you ready for your wedding in a short amount of time. You will learn a variety of patterns and moves that you can use for your wedding dance routine to perform in front of everyone, as well as for general dancing during the reception afterwards. In addition to dance instruction, our performance coaching will give you the tools you need to shine on your wedding day and get a standing ovation from all of your friends and family.
We can teach you salsa, latin, ballroom, or swing dancing depending on your personal style and song choice. The material is presented in a way that gives you the freedom and flexibility to use it in more ways than one, so that you'll always feel comfortable on a dance floor, matter where you are.
We welcome couples who are interested in learning a First Couple Dance, Father-Daughter Dance, and/or Mother-Son dance. No previous dance experience is necessary and anyone can join. Family discounts are available if you are having 2 or more couples learn how to dance (i.e. First Couple Dance & Father-Daughter Dance).
The program is structured into two halves. The first half of the program is designed to teach you general dancing and the basic steps in a style of your choice, based on the song you will be using. Once you get comfortable with the material and dancing together, we will move onto the second half of the program.
During the second half of the program we will put together a structured dance routine based on the material that you learned, in a way that fits the song of your choice and reflects your personal style and new skill level. The dance will be 1-2 minutes long, based on the proposed difficulty and time allowed to learn it. It will be complete with a beginning, middle and end, including spins and dips, that you will perform in front of your guests on the day of your wedding.
We also focus on performance coaching and training, making sure you present yourself and your dancing in the best way possible, from the moment you start walking onto the dance floor, until you walk back off, and every moment in between.
Previous dance experience is not a requirement for this program; all that is needed is a willingness to learn and time to commit. The program is designed in such a way to offer flexbility based on your personal learning style and rate of learning, previous dance experience, and time available outside of lessons to practice. It is recommended to put aside 1-2 hours every week to practcing outside of lessons in order to learn the material quickly.
For couples with no previous dance experience, we will move through the material a little bit more slower if needed in order to give you a good foundation so that your final dance looks polished and put together, even if it is a little bit more on the simple side. If you learn quickly, or put in a lot of time outside of lessons to practice the material, we will be able to put togther a slightly more complex but still achievable dance.
If you have previous dance experience, we will spend on our lessons focusing on improving and expanding on your exisiting knowledge base and refining your technique in a way that compliments what you have learned already and taking your dancing to the next level. Our final routine will be more intricate and complex, based on your new skill level.
The wedding dance program is 8 weeks long and compromised of 16 private dance lessons. Each session is 1 hour long, with 55-minutes of dance instruction and 5-minutes of note taking/scheduling/administrative tasks.
Prior to starting the program, the wedding couple is required to come in for a 1-hour consultation/introductory lesson in order to discuss the wedding goals in more detail, finalize a song choice and decide on a style of dance to learn. This will be an opportunity for the couple to get to know the instructor, come up with a tentative schedule, and begin learning how to dance the basic step.
The program is designed to be completed by attending 2 lessons per week. You have the option of either attending two 1-hour lessons each week, or one 2-hour lesson each week. The schedule is flexible and will be based on the couple's availability and learning style. For example, we can decide to do a double session one week, and single sessions the following week based on your needs/availability.
Based on previous experience working with other students, we have found that 16 lessons is the ideal number to teach someone how to dance, give them enough time to understand and internalize the material, and put it all together in a dance routine that looks comfortable and natural. Our focus with wedding dance lessons is not just to teach you how to dance, but teach you how to perform in front of an audience and look effortless while doing it, because ultimately that's what the goal is for the day of your wedding.
The wedding dance program is comprised of a 1-hour consultation and 16 private dance lessons.
The consultation is $40/hour and the lessons are $85/hour.
The total cost of the program is $1,400 and is payable by cash, check, credit card or Venmo.
Please contact us to discuss your wedding needs and to learn more about our wedding dance program, or to schedule a consultation.