When should we start taking lessons?

I recommend at least 2 months prior to your wedding date for maximum comfort on the dance floor. However, couples have come to me for 1-2 hours right before the big day and we’ve worked with the time efficiently and effectively!

How many lessons do I really need?

Again, that depends on you both, your willingness to practice, and how comfortable you want to look and feel during your dance. Most of my regular couples take 2-4 lessons. My couples doing unusual first dances take 4-6 lessons.

What kind of music should I use?

Use music that means something to you both; I will work with whatever you bring in to me! Your song is your special expression of your love for each other and I am here to help you create a dance that fits your personalities and your song. Click here for some ideas.

My fiancé/fiancée "doesn’t dance", can we actually move together like this?

Absolutely! Often I find it is the partner that “wasn’t so sure” that turns out to be really into the lessons. I will teach you some basic dance technique and easy-to-learn steps in a relaxed, one-on-one fashion that will be fun for you both.

Are there benefits to private lessons?

Private instruction offers individualized teaching geared to your specific needs, abilities and your special song.

What about the dance with my Dad, Mom, or soon to be Father-in-law or Mother-in-law?

I've taught hundreds of father daughter dances and mom son dances. Everyone will probably dance with everyone else at the wedding so it's a great idea to get all the moms and dads in for even one lesson or a part of a lesson to make them feel confident on the dance floor... bring in the whole wedding party – you’ll be surprised at how much everyone loves to dance!

What should we wear and bring to our dance lessons?

Please wear business casual clothing that you can move in easily and comfortably. A lot of my ladies like to wear full skirts so they can see how their clothing will move to the steps and music. Ladies need to wear flats and gentlemen leather soled shoes to work on the wooden dance floor. Remember to bring your special song or songs on your phone and lots of water to keep hydrated with while we practice!

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