Wedding Dance Consultation
Congratulations on your engagement! Here comes the fun part… planning for the perfect first dance for you and your fiance. Make your first dance one to remember with a customized, choreographed wedding dance or come in for basic wedding dance lessons that will help you to feel comfortable on the most important day of your life.
Our hour-long wedding dance consultation is a great way to see all that we can do for you. Whether it is simple, playful, traditional or the unexpected, we will give you exactly what you are looking for in an original dance created just for you. Consultations are just $20 and include dancing, information gathering and song selection.
Would you like to include your bridal party or parents in a special dance? A wedding dance consultation allows us to get to know you, your vision for your first dance and show you some basic dance steps. We will also customize a package for you to meet your specific needs.
To inquire about and/or to schedule a Wedding Dance Consultation, please fill out the form below. Once we receive your submission, we will contact you within 24 hours. Thank you.
Wedding dance lessons for brides and grooms are available by appointment Monday through Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturdays from 12-5 pm. To schedule your first dance consultation, fill out the form above or call us today at 480.968.6177.
What Others Have To Say About Dance FX Studios…
“We had NO idea what we were signing up for. We knew that we needed to learn “the basics” prior to getting married a mere five weeks away (can we say “procrastination?”). I had tried other dance studios who tried to upsell us leaving us feeling disappointed. Then, we found Dance FX. We jumped right in. Not only did they teach us the basics, but they also coordinated a whole routine that didn’t look “too put together.” One where we sure didn’t look like we were sixth graders swaying. The lessons were packed. Rachel, our choreographer and teacher, knew when we needed a break, when we were stumbling or when we needed a “good job.” They had their work cut out for them since one of us is an engineer and the other a control freak, type A. They did a beautiful job.
The dance went fantastically and really mirrored our personalities. They even edited our song down to 2 1/2 minutes so the dance didn’t go on and on and on (etc). We walked out on the dance floor wanting to make Dance FX proud of us. We never felt like just another student or another upsell. Once we chose our package, there was no pressure. We have a few lessons left and we look forward to going back. I would highly recommend Dance FX. You will walk away feeling confident and accomplished. Thanks!”
How to Prepare for Your Wedding Dance Consultation
Prior to your consultation, please prepare a list of possible song options that may be of interest to you. You may bring in your favorite songs on a CD, ipod, iphone or flash drive for us to hear. When choosing the right song for you, the sky is the limit! Gone are the days where you must dance to a slow, sappy love song on your wedding day. Be creative, we can choreograph to almost anything! Believe us, we have! Whether you like Salsa, Country, Rock, Pop or Argentine tango music, we can give you the first dance of your dreams.
Also, an image of the bride’s dress, dance shoes and dance floor dimensions are very helpful. This way, we can deliver a first dance that is appropriate for you and your surroundings.
Lastly, wear comfortable clothing and bring shoes as similar to those that you will be dancing in as possible for the dancing portion of the consultation. You will be dancing in a portion of your consultation so come in non-restrictive clothing that will allow you to relax and enjoy your first steps together on the dance floor.
We look forward to making your dance experience an exciting and special journey.
Dance FX Studios, located near Chandler, Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona is just off of the 101 highway in Mesa. We are less than 10 minutes from Scottsdale in the East Valley of Phoenix. For a Phoenix dance studio that has over a decade of experience with Arizona brides and grooms, Dance FX Studios is the perfect place to learn to dance for your wedding.
Wedding Dance Lessons
Start your lives together on the right foot with wedding dance lessons. Make your special day even more memorable with the perfect first dance. From simply stated to a choreographed routine, we will help you to create a magical moment that will last forever.
Over the past decade, Dance FX Studios has choreographed thousands of first dances for Arizona brides and grooms. To get started, we offer an hour-long wedding dance consultation which includes getting to know you and your vision for your first dance plus dancing, of course. We will also help with important details like finding the perfect song that suits your personalities.
Rock Your Reception
Want to Rock YOUR Reception?? Kick off the night with an elaborate and unexpected first dance that your friends and family will be sure to remember! Join in the craze and start with something plain and simple and then bust out into a spicy Salsa dance, a tantalizing Tango, a hypnotizing Hip Hop dance, a sizzling Swing or a cool Country Two-Step choreographed dancing routine! Our amazing choreographers will give you a jaw-dropping number that will impress all your guests and leave them with something to talk about for years to come.
Want to know the BEST part of taking Rock the Reception wedding dance lessons? Dancing is FUN!! You and your fiance will enjoy time together away from your wedding preparation stresses. You will also learn to dance together, a life skill that you can use over and again throughout the years. It’s all about the experience and we want you to treasure your time at Dance FX Studios.
See Ally and Anthony Hesano (above), one of our many wedding couples shakin’ their groove thing in their Rock the Reception choreographed first dance. Ally and Anthony did an exciting, personalized 5 minute routine that brought down the house! Their testimonial and video below reveal their wonderful experience at Dance FX Studios.
“As my wife and I were making wedding preparations, we both knew we wanted to do something very special for our family and friends for our first dance as husband and wife. The pressure was on because I rarely dance at family occasions or in nightclubs, so we knew we needed help. From the moment we made our first appointment at Dance FX, we felt very comfortable and confident that Dance FX could help us deliver on our special performance. We provided a mixture of 6 songs and asked our instructor, Rachel, to choreograph a routine that would make us enjoy our first dance, look great, entertain the wedding guests and create a memory that our attendees would never forget. With hard work and the direction of our instructor, we did just that.
To this day, when the topic of weddings comes up with friends, family, and co-workers, our first dance is referenced and how very special it was…and we have the video to prove it. Dance FX delivered on the expectation they set for my wife and I, and we will always have a wonderful memory of our first dance. If they can make me look that good on the biggest day of my life, I am confident they can deliver quality instruction to you. You will have a blast learning from them!”
-Ally and Anthony Hesano
Sweet and Simple First Dances
Why do the “prom sway” when you can touch your friends and family with a first dance that is classic and elegant or sweet and simple. For a more traditional look, or even something that can be put together in a short amount of time, we offer everything from crash courses to customized choreography to give you the perfect, romantic first dance.
Jason and Stacey (left) were married in 2009. We choreographed an elegant first dance for them that gave their guests something to talk about long after their wedding day.
“Learning to dance–becoming dancers–has been a life changing experience for us. It is a part of our lives now. We listen to music differently, talk about what we’d like to dance to–and then we do! Our instructors listened to us from the beginning, understood our goals, and then focused on our capabilities, while pushing us to our best potential. We will always value the investment we made in Dance FX…and ourselves.”
- Loren and Robert Ziegler
Social Dancing for Your Reception
So your first dance is out of the way and now it is time to really get the party started! Why fake it on the dance floor when we can show you how to slow dance or even to dance Swing, Salsa or Country Two Step at your wedding reception?
Social dancing is the perfect way for newlyweds to keep the romance alive beyond your wedding day. It allows for time together, date night activities (other than going to the movies and out to dinner) and a great way to connect on a more intimate level. We would like to consider dance lessons for couples a must-have for a healthy, happy life filled with passion, teamwork and ongoing courtship.
With any of our wedding dance lesson packages, you can get social dance lessons at a discounted rate to keep the flames burning in your marriage. Please ask for details regarding social dancing lessons on your wedding dance consultation.
“Bob and I had a wonderful time learning Salsa. It was such a great stress reliever during such a busy time. We had so much fun! The dance at the wedding turned out beautifully and everyone was so amazed. It was the final touch necessary for a perfect wedding day! We are continuing lessons to learn more Salsa, as well as, Swing and Tango!”
- Bob and Melody Hall
For wedding dance lessons in Arizona, Dance FX Studios is located in Mesa on the border of Tempe and Chandler, just minutes from Scottsdale. We teach Phoenix brides and grooms from Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon and beyond to dance for their wedding. Let us help you to prepare for the biggest day of your life!
Wedding Dance Songs
How do you set the perfect tone for your first dance? With the perfect song, of course! From romantic to exciting, passionate, dramatic or fun, we have thousands of great wedding dance songs for you to choose from in your hour-long wedding dance consultation to compliment your first dance.
Here are a few of our current favorites (although we have many more that we absolutely love). From Country to Rock to your favorite classic hits, we will find you the best first dance music to give your guests a dance to remember.
**This list will change periodically so keep checking in for the song that may be just right for you.**
Classic Wedding Dance Songs:
You Make Me Feel So Young- Frank Sinatra
At Last- Etta James
Hallelujah I Love Her So- Ray Charles
I’ve Got You Under My Skin- Frank Sinatra
L O V E- Nat “King” Cole
My Girl- The Temptations
It Had To Be You- Frank Sinatra
Baby (You’ve Got What it Takes)- Michael Buble
I Could Write A Book- Harry Connick Jr.
Love and Marriage- Frank Sinatra
Country Wedding Dance Songs:
Without You-Keith Urban
I Didn’t Want A Woman Like You- Lee Brice
Cowboys and Angels- Dustin Lynch
God Gave Me You- Blake Shelton
She’s Everything-Brad Paisley
Love Like Crazy- Lee Brice
Livin’ on Love- Alan Jackson
Honey Bee- Blake Shelton
Making Memories- Keith Urban
(Kissed You) Good Night- Gloriana
Sweet and Romantic Wedding Dance Songs:
Better Together- Jack Johnson
Matrimony (Happily Married)- Raymond Gregory
Everything- Michael Buble
Joy of my Life- John Fogerty
Life is Beautiful- Keb Mo
Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Israel Kamakawiwoole
The Way I Am- Ingrid Michaelson
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Hold You in My Arms- Ray LaMontagne
Current/Pop Wedding Dance Songs:
Marry Me- Train
I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz
You and Me- Lifehouse
You Got Me- Colbie Caillat
Always Be My Baby- David Cook
31 Flavors- Trevor Hall
Pa Ti- Santana
The Way I Am- Ingrid Michaelson
Stolen- Dashboard Confessional
Lucky- Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
What Others Have To Say About Dance FX Studios…
We came to Dance FX for choreography to our wedding song. I’m happy to say we got more. Leah was very personable and her sincere interest in helping us and making us feel comfortable contributed to our perfect dance. Leah took the time to get to know us and she certainly captured our love in this dance. Thank you Leah! We’ll be back.
- Elvia Sierra and Paul Barbosa
Learn to dance at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, AZ for your upcoming wedding. Dance FX Studios is close to Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale and Gilbert and is in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Make your first dance unforgettable with wedding dance lessons at Dance FX Studios.
Wedding Dance Videos
Dance FX Studios has choreographed thousands of first dances since 2001 for Arizona brides and grooms. Enjoy a sampling of Dance FX Studios’ one-of-a-kind first dance, bridal party and special occasion dance choreography with video that we have taken over the years. For more videos of wedding choreography by Dance FX Studios as well as special event footage, please visit our YouTube channel.
Rock Your Reception Wedding Dance Choreography
“My husband and I did a “rock the reception” dance and Rachel choreographed it for us. It was so much fun. We loved every minute. Even on days when we weren’t in the mood her energy completely changed us around (and she put up with my husband’s crankiness and frustration with such grace it would make anyone who knows him proud). If we had shown up with low energy levels, by the time we would leave, even late at night, we would be really pumped up and excited. The guests at the wedding commented that it was the best dance they had ever seen. They all loved the back flip in it, which Rachel called “the flippy thing.” Oh yes, and not just Rachel is great. Both Nicole and her husband, Adam, are awesome people. They were welcoming, very nice, smiling, greeting us every time we went in. They always asked how things were going and wanted to see what we learned. It was well worth the money.”
-Melissa and Brian Rambo
Sweet and Simple Wedding Dance Choreography
“Rachel was absolutely wonderful…Fun, Patient, Sweet, and easy to work with. Whether you are just beginning or an expert, everyone here is very nice and welcoming. We will definitely come back to learn more dances after the wedding!”
- Jana Lemau and Kraig Kubicek
Special Event Dance Choreography
“We decided to get married with less than a month to prepare. We both wanted to impress our friends and family with a special dance. We were referred here by a friend, and it was immediately just what we needed. Dirk’s expertise and experience was evident and his teaching technique is unparalleled. We don’t know what we would have done without Dirk and Dance FX Studios.”
- Sharyn Pohera and Rob Weinheimer
Bridal Party Wedding Dance Choreography
“Our entire experience at Dance FX was great from our first day. We were always looking forward to our next practice. As a couple, planning our wedding dance with Rachel brought us closer together and we had so much fun doing it. The most memorable part of our wedding for everybody there was our first dance which is something everybody will remember. Thanks Rachel and Nicole! You guys are awesome.”
-Heather and Jeff
Bridal Party/Honor Dances
Beyond dance lessons for the bride and groom, wedding party and honor dances add an extra element of family and fun to any wedding reception. The days of swaying back and forth are long gone as weddings have become an all-inclusive affair.
Get your party kicked off with a high energy Salsa, Swing or Hip Hop dance routine with your bridal party and groomsmen or show respect to mom and dad with a sentimental honor dance-or do both-on your big day!
Either way, dance lessons are a fun way to spend time with those you love in preparation for your wedding.
Put on a performance that includes your bridesmaids and groomsmen to really kick off the night! Private group dance lessons are a fun addition to any wedding party and will surely bring your group closer together and create lasting memories.
Wedding dance lessons for bridesmaids, groomsmen and even extended family members of the bride and groom are a great way to de-stress from wedding planning and enjoy this special time in your lives together.
Over the years, we have choreographed everything from Hip Hop dance routines to Salsa, Swing and even Tango performances for an extra fun surprise and added element to your wedding reception.
Hour- long packages are personalized for your time frame, dance ability and overall vision. All packages include music editing for you and your deejay.
See our Create-A-Class options for rates and availability on private group dance lessons. It is recommended that planning for group dance lessons begin at least 4-6 months prior to the wedding.
At Dance FX Studios, we offer everything from the sentimental to the silly for dads and daughters and moms and sons. One last dance as daddy’s little girl or mom’s man will ensure special memories that you can treasure forever.
A wedding dance consultation with all participating family members will be a great starting point for information as to how many dance lessons are needed, etc..
“Neither me nor Eric are big dancers, and we envisioned doing a first dance that was easy, yet classy and elegant. Adam was a tremendous instructor, helping us feel both comfortable and confident. Once we chose our song, each lesson got us closer and closer to a beautiful performance! We felt very well prepared to ‘show off’ our spectacular dance on our wedding day!”
- Julie and Eric Trappen
“Ryan and I both really wanted to thank you so so much for all your help in making us dancing pros! Our wedding went so well and our first dance went even better.
We got so many comments after our dance saying, ‘you looked so natural’, ‘have you been taking lessons?’, ‘that was amazing!’, etc.. We are so grateful to everyone who helped us to make our first dance so special! Hope to see you around soon for some more fun dance lessons.”
- Kelsey and Ryan Sonnabend
Bailey and Greg’s First Dance
Frequently Asked Questions from Brides and Grooms
How far before our wedding should we start taking our wedding dance lessons?
We recommend starting your lessons about 4-6 months prior to your wedding. This way you can look and feel comfortable and natural on the dance floor in front of your family and friends. For couples who are looking for something simple and elegant, less time may be required.
Dance FX Studios also offers wedding dance “crash courses” for those brides and grooms in a crunch for time. Of course, the more elaborate you would like your routine to look, the more time you will need.
When do you offer wedding dance consultations?
Private wedding dance lessons are available by appointment Monday thru Friday from 12-8 pm and on Saturdays from 12-5 pm. To schedule your first appointment, call us today at 480.968.6177 or CLICK HERE to contact us by email.
What can we expect on the wedding dance consultation?
Your “first dance” wedding consultation will consist of both information gathering and dancing. We will get to know you and your vision for your first dance as well as assess your rate of learning on the dance floor.
Don’t dance? No worries! We’re here to train you in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. At the end of the consultation, your wedding dance consultant will recommend the appropriate amount of hour-long dance lessons needed to get you prepared for your first dance.
Do we need to bring anything to the consultation?
Please bring any song selections that you are considering to the consultation in the form of a CD or on an ipod. We will assist you in choosing a song if you are unsure as to what type of music you would enjoy for your first wedding dance.
A photo of your dress, the dimensions and a layout of your dance floor, and the type of shoes that you will be wearing will also be helpful to bring on your wedding dance consultation.
What do we wear on our wedding dance consultation?
Come in comfortable clothing and shoes. Flip flops are not recommended.
What do your wedding packages include?
All of our wedding dance packages include our “satisfaction guaranteed” policy. Your vision for your routine will be discussed in the consultation and planned out for you accordingly. We guarantee that you will receive quality wedding dance lessons to help you shine on the dance floor on your wedding day.
All choreography wedding dance packages include music editing. We will cut your music to your liking as part of any of our personalized programs.