Wedding Dance Lessons
Let us help you make your wedding dance a truly memorable experience.
Book an appointment today!
Book an appointment today!
For Couples (3 people is fine too):
flat rate of $50 an hour
For Groups (minimum of 4):
$15 per person per hour
The First Lesson
When you meet your instructor for the first lesson, he/she will ask you some questions regarding your wedding, and what you want to do:
1. When is the wedding?
2. What song have you chosen, or, if you haven't selected one yet, what choices have you narrowed it down to?
3. What do you envision for your wedding dance? Do you want it choreographed or partially choreographed, or would you rather just improvise?
4. What is the floor plan at your reception? What's the floor size?
5. What kind of wedding dress will the bride be wearing? What kind of shoes will you both be wearing?
Once the instructor knows the details and what you're hoping for, you can start learning how to dance to your song! You can choose to schedule subsequent lessons all at once, or you can schedule as you go.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Should We Start Taking Lessons?
Dancing always needs at least a little practice, so the sooner you start lessons, the better.
We recommend starting lessons at least 3 months before your wedding date.
If you want something intricate, elegant, or flashy, we recommend starting at least 6 months before your wedding.
Getting married within a couple of months? Not to worry! You can still have a great wedding dance. We will work with your schedule, no matter how tight it is.
How Many Lessons Will It Take To Get Comfortable With Our Dance?
That depends on you and what you're learning. Simple wedding routines don't require many lessons to learn and fine-tune, while more complicated routines will require more lessons to perfect it.
We recommend that you plan on taking one private lesson every week until your wedding day. If we see that you don't need as many lessons, we'll let you know.
We also recommend practicing at home whenever you can. Even just 5 minutes of practice will help improve your dancing.
Do I Need To Bring My Wedding Shoes?
Not at first. We usually recommend bringing in your wedding shoes (or a similar pair) for the last few lessons, when dancing to your song starts to feel really natural and easy.
I Worried About My Wedding Dress, Messing Up, Etc....
Don't worry! Our instructors are experienced performers, and our favorite saying at Hartford Ballroom is: "it's not the mistake, but the recovery that's important".
We will prepare you as best we can for every scenario that might happen on your wedding day.
Worried about the dress getting stepped on? We'll have you bring in a full-length gown or skirt so you can practice working around annoying fabric.
Worried about messing up? We'll help you figure out how to recover gracefully from mistakes. Anything in the choreography that proves to be a constant problem, we'll just tweak a little to feel more natural.
Worried about the size of the dance floor, or about dancing in front of people? We'll replicate the floor size at our studio. If you want, bring your friends or family with you for your last couple of lessons so you can get used to having an audience.
We also recommend practicing on the actual floor, preferably when you go to the ceremony rehearsal, or the final reception visit, so you can get used to the space you'll be dancing in.
We're Having Trouble Picking A Song. Any Recommendations?
Sorry, but we try to avoid recommending music. There are thousands of songs to chose from, with new songs being released all the time. If you're having trouble narrowing down your choices, bring in the songs you were thinking of, and we'll help you come to a decision. We will even create a song mash-up for you, if you still can't decide!