Wedding First Dance Lessons Banbury
At Take The Floor Dance School we want to make sure that your wedding first dance is memorable for all the right reasons. Wow your friends and family with your moves – even if you think you’ve 2 left feet, we can guarantee to make you move with grace and style!
No time left? Our first dance lessons can teach you all you need for a fabulous wedding dance in just a couple of sessions.
Lessons are usually held in couples’ homes. A couple of strides in either direction is usually fine. Alternatively we can look into a hall if you felt you wanted more space. We also have some spaces we use in Banbury or North Yorkshire.
There are various price packages to suit most budgets and ambitions! Most couples have 2 – 3 hours. Ideally aim to have your first lesson around 1 – 2 months before your wedding so there is enough time to practice but still fresh in your minds for the big day. Don’t worry if there is only a couple of weeks to go though – there is still time to fit in a session to avoid the ‘wedding shuffle!’ As the lessons are one to one and tailored specifically to you and your song, we cover a lot – the sessions are intensive but you will have a lot of fun too!
We work with your song choice either either with a full routine or just a few steps to help you through. We teach the man to lead and girl to follow, although usually couples learn a routine or sequence of steps so it helps on the big day by you both knowing what is coming next and so you can help each other remember.
Style wise it is totally down to you and your song choice. Some couples want to learn a formal waltz, quickstep or jive etc; other have their perfect song but have no idea how to start moving to it; other couples have a whole routine in mind to a collabouration of songs – sometimes even involving best men, bridesmaids and even parents! Whatever you have in mind we aim to make your lessons a really enjoyable part of your wedding preparation.
Sessions are flexible with days, evenings and weekends available. They are a lot of fun and there is no pressure. I guarentee we will find something that both suits you and you are comfortable with, and that will also really impress both your guests and yourselves at what you can achieve in such a short time.
Package 1: 1 hour Taster session: £60. This will give you a few steps to work with and an idea on whether First Dance lessons are for you.
Package 2: 2 hours session: £100. Many couples find that this is enough for a complete simple routine to their song. Steps are mixed with traditional styles suited to the song, and a few fancy moves thrown in to make sure you wow your guests!
Package 3: 2 X 90 minute sessions. £150. The 3 hours can alternatively be split into a 2 hour session plus refresher hour if preferred. We are usually happy to play this by ear on the night of the lesson if you are not sure. This package is ideal if you feel you may want a little more practice than just the 1 session.
Package 4: 2 X 2 hour sessions. £190.
Package 5: 3 X 90 minute sessions. £210.
Top up sessions of 1 hour are £50 per hour if a previous package is booked.
While most dance schools can teach you how to dance, we specialise in teaching you your dance to your song for your wedding. Whilst we can and do include the ‘technical stuff’ such as teaching the man how to lead and lady to follow and the names of the steps; the emphasis for our wedding dance lessons is finding you steps that work for you and that you can perfect, and that you look good moving as a couple. We don’t have to stick to one style – many song choices do not fit into any specific ballroom styles and so we mix and match styles and steps to make the perfect first dance routine that suits you. This is why we only need 1 or 2 sessions where most dancing schools have many more. You truly will be amazed with what you can do after just one lesson! Your first dance is our specialty!