Wedding dance lessons in Sydney

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Wedding couple learning to 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.

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.

We deliver our wedding dance classes both in person in our Sydney CBD studio or online, giving you the ability to learn the way that best suits you.

In person 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. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our group dance classes and social events if you decide to include them in your program.

How do in studio 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 in a dedicated 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 and in 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 will in person 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’.

How long are the dance lessons and how often should we take them?

The lessons are 50 minutes and we’ll spend about 40 to 45 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 optimum, but fortnightly is doable. Any further apart than that and you’ll spend the majority of your lesson revising what you learnt in the previous lesson.

Online, self paced wedding dance lessons

If you live too far away or just prefer to learn at your own pace and in your own time and space, we offer online wedding dance programs.

How do your online wedding dance lesson work

Our online wedding dance programs are flexible, depending on your needs.

You can simply choose a dance style and purchase that program. This is a quick and easy way, especially if you already have a song and dance style in mind.

Another option if you are not sure where to start, is to contact us for a chat or initial consultation to help you decide on which program to buy, or help build a program for you.

Once you’ve enrolled in a standard or tailored online program, you will receive:

  • hours of instructional video
  • tips and tricks videos to support your progression
  • online syllabus charts
  • monthly in person socials at the studio
  • virtual or in-person lesson with a William Maslin Dance Studios teacher to cover off on everything you’ve learnt and ensure you’re ready for your wedding day.

Help is just a click away

If you need some help during your course, don’t worry, we’re only a click away. You can live chat with your instructor or even arrange a virtual lesson to work on aspects you’re having difficulty with. We’re right beside you every step of the way.

Should I take an in person dance lesson

There is no better way to support your dancing than to have some one on one time with a dance teacher. It is in this time that you can really refine the steps you have learnt online with a little more styling and technique.

We can provide a virtual class with our dance teacher if you prefer also.

How much do online wedding dance lessons cost

The price of the courses are pretty standard, but it will depend on which program you decide to go with. We’ve broken them down below.

Personalised online wedding course – as this is a personalised online course, the price will reflect what ends up being included in your program, so it is variable.

  • Simple wedding dance – $300
  • A turn and dip – $600
  • A little bit fancy – $900

We also have some addons that you can purchase for your course:

  • Entrance for your dance – $120
  • Ending for your dance – $150
  • Match your steps to the timing of your chosen song/ add the counts your song – $150
  • Choreograph your dance figures to your song – $200

How long does each lesson take, and when should I start the program

For our online courses, we have split lessons into smaller chunks, but the overall lesson is around 50 minutes also.

Just like our in person wedding dance lessons, we recommend you start as soon as possible. Waiting until 1 month before your wedding may be too late and cause more stress and pressure you don’t need so close to your wedding.

In fact, learning online means you’ll need a little extra time to learn.

What style of dance or song should we choose for your wedding dance

For both our in person and online wedding dance programs, 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 we’ve loved to dance to with our wedding couples.
  • dance styles we offer.

Don’t worry, we teach 18 styles of dance, so we have your wedding dance covered, whether you choose an in person or online wedding dance program with us.

So 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 our lessons

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.

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