First Dance Ltd provides fun and informal dance lessons for all couples considering their first dance options. Operating since 2002, First Dance Ltd specialises in wedding dance tuition for all couples whatever their age, ability or requirements. Emma & Katie have taught over 2000+ First Dances since they started over 16 years ago.
All lessons are taught in our private dance studio in Woking, Surrey (other locations can be considered) 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 very popular with couples in the area. We work closely with you and your ideas so that your first dance is polished.
The studio is now open and First Dances are allowed as there are only three of us being in the studio. Please note that there are COVID-19 guidelines in place. Please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and dates.
Our initial consultation is completely free and non-obligatory. We will have a 30-45 minute informal chat at the studio 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 a one-off lessons.
We have 4 levels of first dance options for you to choose from so you can celebrate in style. So if you want to simply feel comfortable in hold right up to going all out with “that life in Dirty Dancing” we have a level to suit your abilities.
A 90-minute group session with up to 9 other couples, learning the basics of hold, moving together in time to the music, and the basic steps and turns. Using your own first dance song, and the most popular wedding songs, learn to feel confident in each other’s arms and able to make your way around the floor in style.
A great choice for those that want a quick practice and learn about spacing and dancing around the dance floor.
Timeline – a few weeks before your wedding
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 – starting 2-3 weeks before the wedding
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 accommodate you last minute too.
Top Tier First Dance Choice – Calling all Strictly wannabees, or Flashmob hopefuls! Our level 4 package is for those who really want to show off their dance skills! All abilities welcome as this package means you can work up to a show stopping dance to start your married life together in style.
Whether you want a “show dance” as a couple, or a flashmob to get your bridesmaids/groomsmen/families involved this multi-lesson package will take you through your paces!
Timeline – give yourselves plenty of time!
Choose from the four different levels of first dance for your wedding. We are 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.
If you have any questions please get in touch and see the FAQ’s below. 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!
First Dance studio location: Heather Farm, Horsell, Woking.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 9.30pm and Sat and Sun: 9am – 5.30pm.
If you would like to contact us for more information, or to book an initial consultation, call us on 07966 513 981, email email@example.com or fill in the form below.
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, contact us on 07966 513981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
“We always knew we wanted to do a fun first dance for our wedding but pulling off a mash-up between Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ and Justin Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ wasn’t going to be easy!
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 was very friendly, quick to respond to emails and the rehearsals gave us an enjoyable break from the stresses of wedding planning.
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 were so pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend Emma for first dance lessons.”
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.
Thanks Emma for being a great teacher and for lifting our spirits throughout the covid uncertainties in the run up to our big day! Xxx
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