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Look and feel great during your first dance
If you’re looking for an enjoyable way to learn your wedding dance, you’ve come to the right place. While we can help you look absolutely amazing, our priority is for you to have some fun and feel comfortable dancing with your life partner.
We’re Sydney’s leading dance studio and our wedding dance lessons are highly regarded by Sydneysiders not because our staff look good on the floor, but because our dance lessons are all about you. So whether you’re coming to us at the last minute for crash course or you’re planning that fully choreographed routine many months in advance, our staff are eager to help.
But what if you’ve never danced a step in your life? Don’t worry, we will tailor your wedding dance lessons to your needs so that our teaching is matched to your experience and ability.
Wedding dance lessons designed for beginners
Most of our wedding couples have not done any ballroom or Latin dancing before. We use many of the elements from our number one proven Footsteps™ dance program to get our wedding couples started with learning their wedding dance.
We start with the basics in your chosen dance style and work at your pace to build your desired level of proficiency.
On this page
- In person wedding dance lessons at our studio
- How do wedding dance lessons work?
- Should we do the group dance classes and socials?
- How much will in person wedding dance lessons cost?
- How long are the dance lessons and how often should we take them?
- What style of dance or song should we choose for our wedding dance?
- When should we start taking our lessons?
Wedding dance lessons at our studio
So if you decide to take in person lessons, they’ll be at our beautiful modern studio located in the heart of the Sydney CBD. We’re only a short 4 minute walk from Wynyard, Circular Quay and Martin Place train stations. Parking is available next door at 1 O’Connell St.
Why learn to dance for you wedding at William Maslin? Apart from your private lessons, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our group dance classes and social events if you decide to include them in your program. These are great opportunities to just be comfortable with dancing generally, meaning you’ll have no surprises on your big day.
How do wedding dance lessons work?
Please, don’t feel daunted about the process. At William Maslin Dance Studios, we break it all down to small chunks so it’s easier to learn your wedding dance, but most of all, it ensures that it is enjoyable. We’ll do all we can to make the experience comfortable for you.
It all starts with a trial wedding dance lesson. We’ll sit down and have a little chat about your wedding such as clothing, venue, dance floor and whether you’ve chosen a song or not. We’ll run through some options based on what you tell us, and don’t worry – there is no wrong or right answer. It’s all about tailoring your dance and lessons to you.
We’ll teach you one or two dance figures so we can understand what your natural ability is like and how you respond to learning something new. The big advantage is, you’ll experience the way we teach before committing to anything.
At the end of this lesson we’ll provide you with some options and the price to consider, before you decide whether we are the studio for you.
If you enrol, our standard program allows you to:
- schedule your wedding dance lessons when it suits you.
- book your lessons with the same teacher.
- access to the dance floor for practise outside of your class times.
- written dance chart for your tailored dance so you can practise at home.
- free socials to come in and boogie away the fear of dancing in front of an audience.
There are a few extras you can opt to include, depending on your budget and time, such as group dance classes, focused styling or technique classes.
Should we do the group dance classes and socials?
That’s completely up to you. Our personalised wedding packages often include group dance classes and socials in addition to your private lessons.
These offer a great environment to get you stage ready for your wedding dance so you look natural and feel at ease. It’s one thing to learn your dance in the studio environment with only your teacher watching, to performing it in front of your guests.
Want to know a little bit more, head over to our blog for our article on how group lessons can help your wedding dance.
How much do wedding dance lessons cost?
It’s hard to say. It’s a little bit like asking how much does a car cost. What brand, 3 door hatch or 4 door sedan. Leather trim. All of these different variables effect price of a car and it’s the same with learning to dance.
Like cars, all of our personalised dance programs are different. Our price will reflect your dance. That said, if you do have a budget in mind, we’re always happy to work with you to get the most value.
We can promise that we:
- do not charge more for wedding dances. Wedding doesn’t mean ‘ka-ching’ to us, we understand that planning a wedding is expensive.
- will work with you to find a value packed program option for you.
- will be upfront and honest.
If you would like to know a little bit more about how dance pricing works check out our blog article on ‘Are private dance lessons expensive’. We’ve also got an article over at Medium about how to budget for your wedding dance.
How long are the dance lessons and how often should we take them?
The lessons are 45 minutes and we’ll spend about 35 to 40 minutes dancing depending on where you are at in your program. You schedule them at a time and day that suits you. We have full time staff, so you’ll have the same teacher throughout your program regardless of which day of the week you book. And if you need to change your lesson, that’s fine too.
As for how often you should take them, varies from couple to couple, ability and whether or not you are willing to commit to your regular practise. As a general guide, once a week is the minimum. Any further apart than that and you’ll spend the majority of your lesson revising what you learnt in the previous lesson.
What style of dance or song should we choose for our wedding dance?
There are two ways you can approach it. Choose a song that you like or that means something special to you. The music will determine the style of dance. The other option is to choose the style of dance and then pick songs that fit that style of dance. Either way, we’re happy help you.
Still not sure? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Have a look and listen to some of the:
- songs chosen by our wedding couples.
- dance styles we offer.
We teach 18 styles of partnership dance, so we have your wedding dance covered. If you’re still not sure, give us a call or pop in if you want some advice or guidance on the song, style or even what to wear, our friendly staff are more than happy to help.
When should we start taking dance lessons before our wedding?
The earlier the better. The last thing you want to do is leave your dance lessons to the last month and find out you don’t have enough time to take the lessons you need for your dream dance.
As your first lesson is only a $10 trial lesson, take it as early as you can, that way you can better plan your time before the wedding. Imagine needing 9 lessons for your dance and only having 4 weeks to do them, plus all of the stress from the overall wedding preparation in those last few weeks.