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Michelle Alonzi - Dance Instructor

Reviews (43) 5/5
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Learn your first dance for your wedding with confidence!

Learn a slow foxtrot, slow waltz or a foot tapping jive or quickstep! Under Michelle's excellent dance instruction.

Private lessons catered for your wedding needs. If you have never danced before learn for your special day.

Dances will be choreographed to couples choice of song.

Based in South County Dublin, you do need to come to us but many couples have travelled from far and wide and were absolutely delighted as our reviews clearly show. Get in touch, you won't regret it!

Tel - Michelle Alonzi A.I.B.B.D, I.A.D.T. and also U.K.A.

on 086-3038593

We chose Michelle based on good reviews from this site and were delighted with the service she provided. The first dance routine she choreographed for us was perfectly suited for the song we had chosen yet simple enough for us to learn and remember on the day. Our lessons with Michelle were always great fun with lots of laughing and craic! Michelle is a very patient teacher and her instruction style is both gentle and encouraging. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to other couples seeking first dance lessons.

Simon and Nichola O'Sullivan (Feb 2017)


''Hi Michelle, thank you so much for the dance lessons! It went very well considering we didn't see each other for a month before the big day!'' 

Jessica and Alex, (October 2014)


Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for the dance lessons. It all went great on the night!
Lyndsey and Ciaran (Oct 2014)


''Thanks Michelle for all your help! The dance went great with no mistakes LOL! Thanks again'

Liana and Tim (July 2014)


"Thank you once again for your great help in making our first dance really special!"
Marlene and Rodolfo ( June 2013) 

" We just wanted to write to you and thank you again for all your time and assistance in helping us to prepare for our first dance. We're both delighted and relieved to be able to report just how well it went! We clearly wouldn't have been able to achieve anything nearly so impressive without all your patience.Thanks again for everything, we hope to continue dancing".

John and Catherine ( May 2013) 



Reviews

5.0/5
43 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Peter and Ciara K
Added 29th Mar 2020
Wedding 8th Mar 2020
To anybody considering dance lessons for their big day, what else can I say about Michelle but she’s amazing. I’m Peter and being honest me and dancing wouldn’t have been made in Heaven. But Michelle didn’t care. She created a dance that fitted into the music beat of the song we chose. It was perfect. Once you practice, it will pay off. My new wife Ciara and I secretly loved it. Michelle was so enthusiastic and a great listener and counsellor ;) . Your standard didn’t matter, she just went through it with us and it stuck in our heads. She fills you with confidence and you leave after a few lessons looking forward and not dreading the dance. We were wondering if we made mistakes what would happen? She said just go with it. On the day itself, it was dance time. We made 1 or 2 little errors but it didn’t show on our faces and we enjoyed every second. People clapped and it was all thanks to Michelle. Ciara and myself would recommend Michelle wholeheartedly. She’s fantastic. Peter and Ciara
Ciaran
Added 27th Dec 2019
Wedding 21st Sep 2019
Michelle is a world class dance teacher, myself and my wife Lidia had so much fun in the couple of classes that we had before the wedding!Can't recommend Michelle enough, a lovely professional lady, the best out there!Thanks again Michelle ????
Jessie and Adam Gorman
Added 24th Aug 2019
Wedding 19th Aug 2019
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 absouluty 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!
Nicola
Added 24th Jun 2019
Wedding 1st Jun 2019
We went to Michelle for lessons for our first dance song as neither of us can dance :) Michelle was so responsive when we contacted her initially and was very flexible with times and dates - I think this woman would work 24/7 to fit you in and make your sure your dance is perfect! The hour flew by each time and we had such a laugh. She is the ultimate professional and really listened to us about the song we wanted and how we wanted to do it before teaching us something that would work for us. She was so on the ball, constantly spotting if things weren’t working and suggesting alternatives steps that we were more comfortable with. Her expertise didn’t stop at dancing, she also gave us invaluable tips on photography, my dress and also shoes along with being genuinely excited with us for our wedding. Our dance went without a hitch and we were calm and relaxed doing it - we got so many compliments asking where we’d had lessons! I cannot recommend Michelle highly enough, I don’t know what we would have been at if we didn’t get lessons from her.
Pamela and Mark
Added 26th Mar 2019
Wedding 23rd Feb 2019
We did 2 lessons with Michelle to prepare for our first dance as we both had little dance experience and wanted to be confident for our first dance. Michelle immediately put as ease and went through a few routines with us in a relaxed and friendly environment. With practise, this helped us approach our first dance with confidence and it all went great. Highly recommeneded, thanks again Michelle. Pamela & Mark.
Alyson and Ian, August 2018
Added 9th Sep 2018
Wedding 8th Aug 2018
We did three lessons with Michelle and we can’t recommend her enough. It’s such a lovely thing to do in the run up to your wedding and Michelle is a laugh a minute. She choreographed steps that fit perfectly with our first dance song while being easy to learn and remember on the night. Michelle was nothing but encouraging which replaced our nerves with excitement for our first dance!
Tayo and Timi
Added 29th Jun 2018
Wedding 23rd Jun 2018
Michelle is definitely a talented, creative and amazing dance instructor. I couldn’t recommend her enough. We had 2 days and only 2 hours of dance practice in total with her as we had work in the way and we were only able to commence a month before our wedding. She made ballroom and salsa dancing so easy and beautiful for me as a first timer. Thanks again Michelle.
Marie & Billy
Added 10th Jun 2018
Wedding 8th Jun 2018
Michelle is amazing to work with - she made two non dancers very relaxed and created a lovely dance for our song. We looked forward to our lessons and always came away smiling. Highly recommend Michelle and thank you for making the dance lessons so enjoyable!
Jill and Donal
Added 27th Jul 2018
Wedding 21st Apr 2018
We booked Michelle for two lessons ahead of our wedding in April and we're so happy that we did. She helped with music choice, she made us aware of things we wouldn't have even thought about such as placement on the dancefloor, being aware of where the band/guests would be. She was so practical and realised our ability (or inability more like) instantly and created a dance that was easy for us to perform and remember. She put us straight at ease. Our guests were very impressed and there are audible cheers in our video at certain points of the dance. Most importantly we had a great laugh with Michelle,she is hilarious, honest in a good way. It's also a great opportunity to do a fun, light-hearted activity as a couple in the midst of all the planning. Really enjoyed it. I hope our paths cross again. Thank you Michelle.
Charlene
Added 16th Dec 2017
Wedding 30th Dec 2017
We went to Michelle for two lessons to help us with our first dance. Michelle is so lovely to work with and great fun. She breaks down the steps and builds a routine for you to your chosen song. We really enjoyed the lessons. It's amazing how much you can learn in a short period of time under a fantastic instructor. We would highly recommend Michelle.
Dean & Sally
Added 27th Sep 2017
Wedding 26th Sep 2017
We had three lessons with Michelle before our wedding. We didn't have dancing experience and her teaching was clear. Everyone compliments we done excellent first dance. Highly recommend Michelle
Elaine B
Added 23rd Oct 2017
Wedding 10th Sep 2017
We found Michelle through weddings online and dropped her an email. She replied straight decided on a date to meet for 1St lesson. Wasn't sure what to expect but that was forgotten as soon as we met her. We had given her out first dance so she had a simple routine made. She made us feel very at ease and we enjoyed our lessons. We had three lessons. She made it fun , lovely lady and we would highly recommend her
Lesley & David
Added 2nd Nov 2017
Wedding 8th Sep 2017
We were a little bit nervous at the thoughts of doing our first dance so we thought we better get a few tips. Michelle is an excellent dance instructor and put us at ease straight away. She is patient, encouraging and makes even the most flat footed person feel confident. By the end she had us confidentially dancing a fantastic routine that both surprised and delighted our guests.
Mark
Added 24th Aug 2017
Wedding 4th Aug 2017
I am a very reluctant dancer at the best of times and that's putting it mildly,so it's fair to say the 1st dance was probably the part of our day I was looking forward to the least, however if you're going to make an effort, then your wedding day seems like a good reason to try. So a couple of months before the wedding, we decided we would do some lessons as a couple and see how things went, we checked some reviews online and called a few dance tutors, we got a good vibe from Michelle so decided to try out a class.. from the 1st moment we walked in the doors, we were made to feel so welcome and relaxed ,we gave Michelle our song choice and she had some great ideas for us to try, she explained and demonstrated everything so well that even I could understand, Michelle was also very patient and it all felt very comfortable, the classes were a great mix of fun and energy, we did 3 lessons in total and I'm happy to report our 1st dance went just as we had hoped it would. I even got some credit from the lads, overall our decision to book the lessons was one of the best decisions we made and I would highly recommend to anyone even considering it. We can't thank Michelle enough for all her effort and help for making it so enjoyable and helping us to have so many great memories of our day.
Anna & Damian
Added 15th Oct 2017
Wedding 29th Jul 2017
We were so glad we got lessons with Michelle, it was one of the most fun parts of the run up to our wedding. She was brilliant at coming up with original but manageable steps and calming our nerves. highly recommended!
Niamh Lynch
Added 7th Jul 2017
Wedding 13th May 2017
Michelle worked with John and I to get us ready for our first dance. She was super patient as we had never done anything like that before and worked with us to create a fun first dance. We had a great time in the lead up and on the day and I will always look back fondly at those times having fun practicing together. She even taught my parents too. Our skills have even come into play since at other weddings- so money well spent. We would both highly recommend Michelle!!
Simon and Nichola
Added 6th Mar 2017
Wedding 11th Feb 2017
We chose Michelle based on good reviews from this site and were delighted with the service she provided. The first dance routine she choreographed for us was perfectly suited for the song we had chosen yet simple enough for us to learn and remember on the day. Our lessons with Michelle were always great fun with lots of laughing and craic! Michelle is a very patient teacher and her instruction style is both gentle and encouraging. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to other couples seeking first dance lessons.
Corinne and Kel
Added 26th Nov 2015
Wedding 15th Aug 2015
We did our dance lessons with Michelle for our wedding day first dance. We had so much fun. Michelle is an amazing dance teacher. We had so much fun learning our dance. On the day itself it went down a treat. We would highly recommend Michelle to any couples who want to learn a wedding dance.
Amy and Simon
Added 2nd Sep 2015
Wedding 15th Aug 2015
Going to Michelle to help us with our first dance was the best thing we ever did in preparation for our wedding. She made us both feel so relaxed from the very start. We had so much fun during the class (you'd the patience of a saint michelle). On the day of our wedding we had the time of our lives during our first dance and everyone was completely shocked when they saw us take off around the dance floor, we couldn't have done it without her. We are both delighted we got in touch with you. Your amazing at what you do. Thanks so much x
Sarah and Corrado
Added 21st Jan 2016
Wedding 18th Jul 2015
Michelle created the most perfect for us first dance. Her lessons were so easy to follow and the steps although simple were very impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and had such a laugh too! Walking on to the dance floor as husband and wife we had no nerves, we knew our steps and felt fully confident we could pull it off because of Michelle's expert guidance. Everyone was so surprised and we got such lovely comments from our guests. Looking back on the video is amazing, it brings back the happy memory of dancing together with all our family and friends smiling and clapping around us. Thank you again so much Michelle x
Fiona & Paul
Added 15th Jun 2015
Wedding 30th May 2015
Thanks to Michelle our first dance went perfectly! All of our guests commented on how natural and relaxed we looked! She was professional from start to finish and an absolute pleasure to work with. We had great fun at the classes! I would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you Michelle!
fiona Rooney
Added 13th Apr 2015
Wedding 7th Mar 2015
Thanks again Michelle for our dance lessons, you were amazing, we had so much fun doing our dance class. Michelle you made us relaxed and ensured we enjoyed ourselves.   On the day our dance turned out amazing, we loved every minute of it. Family and friends commented on how "easy we made it look" but that was all down to you Michelle!   I would highly recommend having a dance lesson before the big day and Michelle is the best one for the job! Thanks again
Jenny H
Added 17th Feb 2015
Wedding 25th Oct 2014
Thanks so much Michelle for teaching us to dance to our chosen song at our wedding! You were absolutely fantastic, great fun and we learned the dance in record time considering our ability!!!! An absolute pleasure to deal with and a true professional. You thought of the important factors that we would never have dreamt of!!! We are truly grateful and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough!
Sarah Sheehan
Added 30th Jan 2015
Wedding 2nd Oct 2014
We visited Michelle in preparation for our first dance having never danced before. In saying we were nervous doesn't even cover it! From the first moment of meeting Michelle she completely settled our nerves and set about helping us pick our first dance music and teaching us a routine. Michelle has a great knack of making you feel so comfortable and relaxed . The fun and laughs we had during the classes added to this atmosphere. Cannot recommend her highly enough , great teacher and a lovely woman.
Fergal and Martha
Added 6th Oct 2014
Michelle, thanks so much for your instruction. Martha and I really enjoyed the lessons. Thank you so much for your time. Martha and I were commenting afterwards how we would love to have had the time to chat more with you but both your time and ours was precious (and my steps so bad:-)) that time was needed to focus on the steps. You have a very pleasant teaching technique that made us both feel at ease. Thanks again and God bless you!
Liana and Tim
Added 27th Jul 2014
Thanks Michelle for all your help! The dance went great with no mistakes LOL! Thanks again.
Marlene and Rodolfo
Added 11th Jun 2014
"Thank you once again for your great help in making our first dance really special!"
John and Catherine ( May 2013)
Added 21st May 2014
"We just wanted to write to you and thank you again for all your time and assistance in helping us to prepare for our first dance. We're both delighted and relieved to be able to report just how well it went! We clearly wouldn't have been able to achieve anything nearly so impressive without all your patience.Thanks again for everything, we hope to continue dancing."
Juliane and Christian
Added 1st May 2014
Thankyou for teaching us our perfect dance into married life as Mr and Mrs Smith. We really enjoyed our lessons with you!
John and Catherine
Added 8th May 2013
Hi Michelle, We just wanted to write to you and thank you again for all your time and assistance in helping us to prepare for our first dance. We're both delighted and relieved to be able to report just how well it went! We clearly wouldn't have been able to achieve anything nearly so impressive without all your patience. Thanks again for everything, we hope to continue dancing!best regards,
Lea and Shane August 2012
Added 28th Aug 2012
We were working with Michelle on our first dance and we have to say she was just brilliant! Her friendly atitude, lovely approach and clear explanations made is so easy for us to dance on the day after only two classes with her! I would definitely recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a great dance instructor for their wedding day! Thank you Michelle!
Emma and Shane
Added 15th Jun 2012
Thank you Michelle for teaching us our first dance for our wedding. You are a great teacher and we really enjoyed the lessons we had with you. On the night it all went off perfectly and our guests were amazed with what we did - it was a great surprise! Taking dance lessons is great as it's something you can do together before the big day. It is so nice to having something ready for your first dance and I would highly recommend Michelle for the task! Thanks again Michelle
Denise & Karl
Added 31st May 2012
Thank you Michelle for a wonderful 'Fox Trot' experience, we had so much fun on the run up to the wedding. We enjoyed every minute of it and you made us feel so comfortable and enjoyable for our first dance together. You were a brilliant dance teacher and we will surely be recommending you.Thank you so much Michelle
Amanda & Niall
Added 6th Apr 2012
Michelle made us feel so relaxed and confident about our first dance, It was the only thing we were both nervous about for the wedding but with Michelle's lessons everything went smoothly not just in the first dance but for all the dancing for the wedding night. Thank you Michelle for everything.
Helena & Brian
Added 30th Dec 2011
Michelle was great, from our first lesson she made us feel at ease and created a fun and relaxed environment. Our first dance was great and people were talking about it weeks after the wedding!I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone who wants to make their first dance a special one.
Richie & Kate
Added 11th Aug 2011
Hi Michelle, Just wanted to say a quick thank you for the lessons. We had a great dance at our wedding and it was all thanks to you. Thanks again
Nichola
Added 4th Aug 2011
Michelle was brilliant. We had 2 lessons before our wedding and our lessons really paid off. We really enjoyed our first dance considering I can't dance and I was really worried about it. Michelle gave us a simple but upbeat routine and she was great to work with.
Damaris & Alan
Added 23rd Apr 2011
Michelle was brilliant. My husband was very nervous about learning to dance but Michelle listened and put both of us completely at ease. She listened to exactly what we wanted and tailored the dance perfectly. Many thanks Michelle. I might even persuade Alan to take up regular classes!
Anne Marie & John
Added 5th Dec 2010
Myself and my husband got Michelle to teach us our first dance for our wedding. She was just amazing. She put us both at ease and made the whole experience so enjoyable. We had such fun and we pulled it off on the night. Michelle is a talented girl and I would highly recommend her if you were thinking of lessons for your first dance. Everyone was amazed with our Foxtrot.
Mary & Paul
Added 27th Jan 2010
Michelle was wonderful! She was so nice, really patient and friendly and we couldn't recommend her enough. We both really enjoyed our lessons and it really made such a difference to our day!
Kate & Stephen
Added 19th Oct 2009
Well i said i would just have to add a testimonial for michelle, she is the most relaxed and friendly person we could of asked for. with us both with two left feet it was a big challenge and she made us feel totally at ease, giving us advise and with just three lessons she had us dancing. we thououghly enjoyed the lessons, even my now husband looked forward to going!! she is a lovely lady, warm and friendly, with a brilliant talent to teach and make people feel totally at ease. thanks so much michelle for helping to get us moving!!!
Avril O'Brien
Added 3rd Jul 2008
I just had to add a testimonial for Michelle. The whole experience was so brilliant. Michelle is really down to earth and instantly put my husband and me at ease. We could not dance one bit before we went and were really nervous about our first dance. Our song was a waltz and Michelle was so patient with us. It only took 4 lessons!! At our wedding it was a total surprise, and to be honest it made our reception!!! we had so much fun, and I can't say enough about her. She is just lovely. I would highly recommend it.
Avril O'Brien
Added 3rd Jul 2008
I just had to add a testimonial for Michelle. The whole experience was so brilliant. Michelle is really down to earth and instantly put my husband and me at ease. We could not dance one bit before we went and were really nervous about our first dance. Our song was a waltz and Michelle was so patient with us. It only took 4lessons!! At our wedding it was a total surprise, and to be honest it made our reception!!! we had so much fun, and I can't say enough about her. She is just lovely. I would highly recommend it.
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