Wedding ‘First Dance’

Learning to dance for your wedding is a special gift that you and your spouse-to-be can give each other. Feeling confident and poised when you dance together will ensure that your very first dance as husband and wife will be a memory you and your family will cherish forever.

It wasn't so long ago that a couple's first dance as husband and wife, as special as it was, was only an effervvideo camera2escent memory - a fact that was no small blessing for couples who happened to be poor dancers. As video has become so pervasive, a couple's first dance at their wedding is almost always recorded and available down through the years for everyone to see. That's why prospective brides and grooms who want to give a polished, graceful or comfortable looking performance for their first dance are increasingly opting to take dance lessons to help prepare for what may be the performance of their life.

We help couples look great on their wedding day.  Check out our Wedding Dance Photo Album.


Wedding Dance Tips from the Experts


Most importantly - Don't wait until the last minute. Remember that your schedule will get very hectic as your wedding day approaches. Dance instructors recommend starting four to six months earlier to allow more time for practice, especially if you are a newcomer to dancing.

Remember that dance lessons can actually be a stress reliever. As you go through the stress of your wedding preparations the dancing lessons are going to be a welcome respite. Dancing is good exercise and lessons pull you out of the frantic busyness of the day to spend an hour or so with your intended, having fun and working together productively at the same time. Besides Waltz and other traditional dances, Tango, Bachata, Salsa, Swing and even Hustle are all popular at weddings today for a first dance.


If you plan to dance to a special song at your wedding reception, bring a recording of your music to your dance lessons so you can work on your first dance directly with your instructor. (Don't forget to coordinate with your wedding videographer to get the best "coverage" of your special first dance.)

Dance lessons can also be a great idea for your wedding party or for parents who want to be comfortable dancing at the wedding of their son or daughter. What father doesn't want to be able to lead his "little girl" in a dance at her wedding, comfortably and confidently? Arthur Murray Studios have helped literally thousands of wedding couples prepare successful first dance performances. We can help get you started and plan a program of learning that will prepare you for your wedding dance, no matter what dance style you choose.


Lesson packages make thoughtful wedding or shower gifts, click to go to our  Dance Gift Certificates page for more information. Call us now to schedule an appointment to start your wedding dance preparations with one of our expert instructors at 604-544-5008 or e-mail us at

Some Wedding 'First Dance' Song Ideas...

  • Almost Paradise
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Could I have this Dance
  • Crazy for You
  • Don't Know Much
  • Endless Love
  • Fields of Gold
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Fascination
  • Forever and Ever, Amen
  • Groovy Kind of Love
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • Have You Really Ever Loved a Woman
  • Here and Now
  • How Sweet it is to be Loved by you
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • I Swear
  • My Girl
  • In Your Eyes  It Had to be You
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • Night & Day
  • Lucky
  • All of Me




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