The first dance is notorious for being one of the biggest wedding stressors! A lot of couples don’t relish the thought of strutting their stuff in front of all their favourite people, which is why the pros can offer a little guidance. If you’re dreading being in the spotlight on the Big Day, taking some dance lessons with qualified dance instructors can make all the difference.
It’s a great way to learn some basics steps or perfect your moves. Plus the practice will help you build your confidence. It’s also a great way to spend some quality time with your partner during the planning having some fun, as well as learning a new skill that will stay with you forever!
There are several Irish companies that offer one-to-one lessons where you can learn the basics or a fab full-on choreographed routine. You can book dance lessons with Viva School of Dance and Michelle Alonzi. Find out more below…
“No matter what you want to do, we will help you, together we can get there.”
Viva School of Dance have customised wedding dance programs to give you the confidence and skills to perform a variety of dances. In a short amount of time, their dance instructors can help you learn a few basic steps or choreograph the whole dance for you. You can choose from their Bronze, Silver or Golden package – learn the basics with the Bronze package which includes one or two lessons, the Silver package includes three lessons while the Golden package includes five lessons with a choreographed routine exclusively to suit you.
“These guys are fantastic! They are great to work with and really set your mind at ease ahead of the notorious ‘first dance’. I would recommend them to any couple as they can work with any level and your guests will be ultra impressed when you step out on that dance flour!” – Susan
Michelle Alonzi – Dance Instructor | View Profile
“Learn your first dance for your wedding with confidence!”
Based in South County Dublin, Michelle Alzoni offers private dance lessons, catered specifically to your needs. Her aim is to help you learn your first dance with confidence – even if you’ve never danced before! Whether you want to learn a slow foxtrot, a slow waltz, a foot tapping jive or the quickstep, Michelle’s excellent dance instruction will help you master it. The number of lessons required will depend on your choice of song and dance. Dances will be choreographed to your own choice of song and if you don’t have a special song in mind, Michelle can help you find the right one.
“Michelle was brilliant! Myself and my husband are certainly not dancers. We were looking for something nice and simple so that we didn’t look like we were at an awkward teenage disco. Communication with Michelle from the start was excellent, she replied very fast. The dance she created for us was absolutely perfect. It fit our song so well. Michelle showed a real interest in our wedding and provided very useful tips and tricks for our big day. She was fantastic at putting us both at ease and we had such a laugh with her. We can’t recommend her highly enough!” Jessie & Adam
Main photo from Michelle & Liam’s real wedding by David Duignan Photography
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