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Your first dance

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

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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.

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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.

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For inspiration on music for your reception, click here.