Operating since 2002, First Dance Ltd specialises in wedding dance tuition for all couples whatever their age, ability or requirements. Emma and her first dance teachers have taught over 2000+ First Dances since they started over 20 years ago. First Dance Ltd provides fun and informal dance lessons for all couples considering their first dance options.
All lessons are taught in one of our satellite dance studios at a convenient time for you and we offer all couples a FREE Initial Consultation at the studio or on Zoom.
We have also been featured in Surrey Wedding Magazine and are very popular with couples in the area. We work closely with you and your ideas so that your first dance is polished.
Our initial consultation is completely free and non-obligatory. We can either chat with you in person or on Zoom for about 30-45 minutes so we can discuss your first dance wedding options and get an idea of the type of lessons you would like – choose from our classic packages or one-off lessons. Take a look at our video to see what options sound best for you both.
We have 3 levels of first dance options to choose from so you can celebrate in style. If you simply want to feel comfortable in a dance hold, or you want to go all out with “that lift in Dirty Dancing” we have a level to suit your abilities.
A 60-minute private lesson learning the basics of hold, moving together in time to the music, plus the basic steps and a turn or two. Dance to your own chosen first dance wedding song which will give you the confidence to move around the floor and dance your own way!
If you are choosing this option, it’s best to book one about 2-3 weeks before the wedding, just in case you need a follow-up or a refresher closer to the big day.
Timeline – We’d recommend starting 2-3 weeks before the wedding/event.
This package consists of three one-hour dance lessons, where we teach you a routine to a song of your choice and take you through the basics – step by step. Learn a dance choreographed specifically for you on your big day. Build your knowledge over the lessons, feel yourselves move around the floor as “one” and dance with confidence. A polished performance. The choreography can be as natural or as flamboyant as you like! This is perfect for couples that need a bit of structure and would feel happier learning a routine, rather than just winging it.
Timeline – Ideally you will need to start your lessons around 4-6 weeks before your wedding day, however, we can do our best to accommodate later requests.
Couple Confidence Group Dance – £35 per couple (MAX. 10 couples)
One-off group dance session to learn to dance in hold, build your confidence with dance steps & basic turns.
Perfect for first dances, bridal parties, formal dances, cruises, Dad & Daughter. Bring yourselves, some comfy shoes or shoes for the dance party and let’s dance!
Submit an enquiry using the form below and chat with us about your thoughts. We’d love to guide you through and are so proud to have taught many couples to dance their first dance at their wedding. We aim to provide steps, confidence and joy in moving with your partner as you take to the floor. We consult with you so you can get the dance you are looking for on your big day.
You might also find the FAQ’s below helpful. We go through music choices, hairstyles, outfit choices as well as shoe choices as well and music and mood selection. All this so that you can dance the day away at your wedding!
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This year we have seen so many lovely couples and we look forward to next year for dancing with you.
EMMA, you were 100% right, the dance floor went OFF!!!
Thank you so much for being such an excellent teacher, we both loved working with you!
Charlotte and Paul, 2021
From our very first contact with Emma, she put us at ease and we knew that she was the right person to make our dream a reality! She personalised the choreography based on our abilities and we managed to learn a huge amount of content in 3 lessons thanks to her patient and fun teaching approach. Performing our first dance was a real highlight of our wedding day, plus a big surprise for our guests!
We just got back from honeymoon and we wanted to drop you a message with sincere thanks for all your help with our first dance routine. I’m so pleased we got in in touch with you – you made what was something we feared into one of the most brilliant highlights of our day! Thanks again for helping to create such great memories!
Adam and Sarah, 2021
|Would 100% recommend Emma at First Dance studios for your wedding first dance. The lessons made our first dance much less daunting and a more fun experience than we expected! My other half was less enthusiastic about getting lessons beforehand but really enjoyed it, I didn’t have to drag him to lesson 2! Emma is a lot of fun and a great teacher who gave us a simple formula for our dance which she made and tailored for us!
Danielle September 2021
Thank you so much for teaching us. We really loved the lessons, had so much fun and was a welcome break from the wedding planning stresses.
Mike and Liz December 2021
I can’t say enough good things about Emma & Sarah – we were very nervous about our first dance, but from the first meeting they put our mind at ease, making the whole process of learning the dance feel very easy, even for a pair of complete novices! They were supportive and encouraging throughout, and their willingness to adapt their ideas to our level of ability was greatly appreciated. The photos and videos we got from the first dance are amazing, and I give full credit to Emma & Sarah for this – thank you both very much!
Tom and Hannah, June 2022
We have throughly enjoyed our time learning our dance with you, thank you so much for everything. It definitely has been the most enjoyable part for Jon and I. I have loved seeing Jon so happy and enthusiastic and when practicing at home it’s given us time to stop for a minute and focus on each other which has been lovely.
Jon & Carole, June 2022
Just a quick message to say we had a fantastic wedding day and were so lucky with the weather. We managed to get a few practice dances beforehand and our first dance went very well. Above all you gave us the confidence to really enjoy a part of our wedding day.
Elizabeth & Ben, August 2022
Thank you for teaching our first dance. Our dance lessons have genuinely been so much fun and the highlight of our wedding planning.
Maya & Andy, August 2022
Thanks so much! We would 100% recommend you to anyone getting married – it was an amazing experience. Loads of people said how lovely it was!
Michelle & Tom, August 2022
Thank you so much, we wouldn’t have done it without you!
Francesca & Konstantinos, September 2022
Got a question about your First Dance? Well, you might find the answer in our FAQs below…
You should ideally think about starting lessons anywhere around 4-12 weeks before the wedding. If you start any earlier, you could forget everything – or get bored of it.
If you’d like to book the package, then we can split the 3 x 1hr lessons into 2 x 1hr 30mins lessons to save on travelling – or if you live even further away, we can teach you the whole thing in one day! We can also do the consultation over the phone to save you coming in to the studio too.
Yes! Everyone is always surprised at how quickly they pick it up – even those with two left feet!
Of course! We’ll never turn anyone away! If you’ve left it a bit too late, then you can come in for an hour or more of tuition. We’ll keep it simple and effective – but give you some moves to take away with you!
We’re not expecting much, but obviously the more you practise (especially in the beginning after the first lesson) then the easier it will be in the end. Ideally, you’d want to practise 2-3 times a week for about 10mins each time.
The majority of our couples don’t want anything too staged, and we can choreograph it specifically so it looks nice and natural. Every couple has input into how they want their dance to look.
Don’t panic – we give you all the advice you need at our free Initial Consultation or you can always email us and we can help you decide which would be best / give you tips on how to choose the perfect song for your day.
Not at all! We suggest that you bring in similar shoes to practise in on the last lesson – as it makes quite a difference! If you’re worried about the style of your dress / formal wear affecting how you dance, let us know before the lessons begin and we will choreograph your first dance accordingly.
Yes – and they make great presents for nervous couples! Although, most couples like to keep it a secret, so don’t go round telling too many people! For details on vouchers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.