Your first dance

If setting foot on the dance floor at your wedding reception fills you with fear...

First Dance Couple

… why not take some advice from the experts by taking some dance lessons in advance? You could surprise yourself and entertain your guests at the same time.


For fun inspiration check out some of these couples who have taken the challenge to extremes…

Wedding first dance – Anita & Patrick, The time of My Life from film ‘Dirty Dancing’. To view the YouTube clip click here

Wedding first dance – Julia & James, The time of my life from film ‘Dirty Dancing.’ To view the Youtube clip click here.

Wedding first dance – Unknown couple, Thriller by Michael Jackson. To view the YouTube clip click here.

Whether you want a showstopper or just don’t want to embarass yourself in front of your guests, it’s a good idea to take some dance lessons several months in advance of your wedding. Twiggy123 from our chatroom says: ‘I’ve had first dance lessons – two lessons so far and it’s been great fun! We have 2 minutes of our 2.3 min routine completed! A studio might actually be better as there are mirrors and you can see what you are doing!’.

Nationwide:Dance Matrix(0870 228 8150).

London: couples can get a basic package of two one-hour lessons from £140. Out of London, couples can get a package of three 45-minutes lessons from £145.

Surrey:First Dance UK (0845 055 0729). A package of five one-hour lessons is £250, or you can start with a one-hour trial lesson for £60 and then upgrade to the full package if you wish.

Northamptonshire:Start the dance (07905 243 262). A 60 minute lesson is £45, a 90 minute lesson is £60. Two other packages are available. Travel charges apply for lessons given beyond 20 miles of Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Midlands:Zig Zag Dance factory (01902 897 900). Classes from £20 per couple for 45 minutes. Bronze, silver and gold price packages are currently being created.

North:2 To Tango (07989 574 724). Price from £25 for a 30 minute lesson and £25 for a 1 hour lesson.

For first dance song inspiration, click here.


For inspiration on music for your reception, click here.