10 Best Wedding Dance Classes in Australia
It’s easy to forget about your first dance as husband and wife when you’re busy thinking about cake flavours, floral arrangements and menu choices. But your first dance is a big occasion, and all eyes will be on you. Make the moment all the more special with a couple of lessons to warm up your dancing shoes, or a complete package for a dazzling choreographed routine. Here are ten of the best dance classes around Australia to get your two left feet in order (listed in alphabetical order).
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Arthur Murray Dance Studios is a worldwide entertainment company which specialises in social dancing. This well-established dance company now has ten studios throughout Australia. The team at Arthur Murray will work with you to find the perfect song, edit it to a suitable time frame and teach you a choreographed dance or a collection of movements for a personalised first dance. The teachers at Arthur Murray will help you look and feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor while having fun along the way.
Location: New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia
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For a dance that really impresses your guests, Carmelo Pizzano is your man. Carmelo has been dancing since he was a little boy. He has toured all over Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United States as a dancer, and has won many Australian and World titles along the way. After three years as a resident teacher at prestigious dance school, Sydney Dance Company, Carmelo landed himself the amazing television gig as expert dance partner on Dancing With The Stars over a number of series and professional choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance. But Carmelo isn’t all Hollywood. He still values his to-be-wed clients and enjoys being part of their momentous first dance together. Carmelo’s experience teaching new dancers crowd-pleasing routines is just what you need for a spectacular first dance.
Location: New South Wales
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As Adelaide’s premier bridal dance choreographers, First Dance will work with you to help you choreograph a spectacular first dance. Choose from a variety of dance styles, including tango, waltz, salsa, cha cha, samba, meringue, and rumba and trust the team at First Dance to create a routine or some simple steps to match your desired song. With over 10 years experience and three locations to choose from, First Dance is the place to go in Adelaide for your wedding dance lessons. A flexible lesson-by-lesson package is available, as well as a Silver and Gold Bridal packages which are more intense but will give you the results you need for a fully-choreographed routine.
Location: South Australia
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It doesn’t matter whether you wish to perform a rumba, dance the foxtrot, move to the cha cha cha or impress your guests with a waltz, Forever Dance is able to accommodate. Encouraging you to choose a song that is special to you, Forever Dance will devise the most suitable dance to match the tempo and feel of your music. If it’s a specific dance you wish to dazzle with then Forever Dance can also work with you to find the perfect music to accompany the style. Helen Richey, adjudicator for Dancing With The Stars here in Australia, has also adjudicated for dance competitions held by Forever Dance and says “I have always been impressed by the standard of their students and the warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere created by staff.”
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Showtime Weddings are the specialists in first dances. Teaching you in your own home, Showtime Weddings provides the convenience of coming to you and fitting your lessons into your busy schedule. Even if you or your fiancé have never danced before, Showtime Weddings can still work around your strengths and abilities to choreograph a fitting routine. Andrew Mortimer is the choreographer at Showtime Weddings and spent ten years as a professional dancer in London and Europe. Since then, Andrew has focused on his career as a choreographer, working for theatre, film, and TV. Andrew even featured in UKTV’s ‘First Dance’ series. Andrew’s expertise expands into bollywood, jive, rock ‘n’ roll, slow lyrical, salsa, waltz, 70s disco and the classic ‘Dirty Dancing’ duet.
Location: Western Australia
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Smooth Moves Dance
As specialists in wedding dances, Smooth Moves Dance has helped many brides and grooms learn and create the perfect first dance. Choose from a handful of different packages, such as the Wedding Dance Course which involves four 1-hour classes where you will learn a traditional bridal waltz, or private dance classes which you can book any time, create a customised dance and enjoy one-on-one time with your dance instructor. This option also allows you the flexibility to undertake as many classes as you want (and need). Smooth Moves Dance even has an Emergency Dance Lesson package where you will be taught a complete dance including an entrance and finishing dip in just one lesson.
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A swing dance routine is a great way to start off your wedding reception and get everyone in the mood for a night of dancing. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced dancer, TasSwing can help you choreograph the perfect routine. The professional team of dance teachers will put you at ease and have you dancing a fast-paced number in no time.
The Secret Garden of Dance
The Secret Garden of Dance will work closely with you to ensure your first dance as husband and wife is an unforgettable experience. At The Secret Garden of Dance they teach ballroom, Latin, rock ‘n’ roll, street Latin and hip hop/funk, so you are sure to find the best dance style for you and your fiancé. Not only will you receive a complimentary and obligation-free trial lesson, but The Secret Garden of Dance are able to edit your song to suit your desired length and speed, videotape your lessons so you can view your progress, and liaise with your band to ensure the perfect variation and tempo of your chosen song. And they’ll do all this for free!
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The Sydney Dancing School
The Sydney Dancing School specialises in wedding dance lessons. Guaranteeing personal attention in each of your classes, the Sydney Dancing School will help you create a dance that reflects your personality, skill level and music choice. The Sydney Dancing School is taught by Terry Fitzgerald, who has over 25 years experience coaching to-be-weds. The Sydney Dancing School do not have set courses and contracts, which allows their clients that freedom to decide lesson to lesson how many more they wish to enrol in, based on their progress.
Location: New South Wales
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