Wedding Dance Lessons
Our dance studio got an "A" rating and Super
Service Award on Angie's List, only awarded to 5% of all businesses. (And check out our informative
article in Boston Weddings Magazine, or click
here to read it.)
"Rich and Karen were married November 6, and our dance lessons certainly paid off! I was so proud of my son, Rich, as he twirled his new bride on the dance floor. This is a guy who does not like to dance! Well, he does now. Our mother and son dance was just as impressive. You make dancing fun. I've highly recommended you to all our friends. Thanks so much." Rosalie Kelleher
Dance at Your Wedding, Stress-Free!
can make your wedding dance the most joyfully memorable dance
of your life, no matter how many left feet you think you have;
at the award-winning studio of OUT to Dance, we can guarantee
you'll gain the basic dance skills and confidence you'll need
to look great and feel relaxed on the dance floor when all eyes
are on you. Plus, dancing is a superb stress-reliever as you count
down to the Big Day, and our 20+ years of experience prove we will
make learning to dance a wonderfully fun experience.
You can bring your first song if you've chosen one, and learn
the specific dance that will work beautifully for your song. You
may also want to learn what to do for the “parents' dances”
and last dance, or for other music you'll be enjoying at the wedding.
There are several ways to learn to dance for your wedding:
- Group dance classes- 6 Mondays
- Private dance instruction
- Our 1 1/2 hour wedding dance workshop, "OUT to Dance
at the Wedding"- (info below.) Most of last season's workshops
filled up, so please book early!
- "Your Best Dance Ever"- our 3-session
wedding dance semi-private class (2 to 4 couples) happening
Wednesdays in the summer and fall. (See juicy details below.)
- Our fun "Nine Dates" Package! (Info below.)
- Or, custom design your own dance lessons with any combination
of these options. Call Liz to discuss your wants and needs for
your dancing, and she'll help you look at the possibilities
so you can choose the best plan for your learning.
Check out your options above and contact
OUT to Dance to discuss how we can help you meet your goal
and make your wedding dance the best moment ever.
Need more info? Read the article The Groove Master,
where Boston Weddings Magazine interviewed our director Liz Nania
on preparing for your first wedding dance. (Click
here and scroll down page).
OUT To Dance At The
Wedding: Our 1 ½ Hour Dance Workshop
Instructor Liz Nania, Director of OUT to Dance. This
workshop will give you the skills and confidence to dance your
first dance of your wedding, or any slow to mid-tempo song, with grace and
simplicity. Bring your song! You'll learn creative slow dancing/schmooze foxtrot,
(an improvisational ballroom dance,) enough to allow you to look
and feel natural and spontaneous; you'll learn the secrets of
leading and following smoothly; you'll experience the fun and
romance of partner dancing, and you'll leave with a sense of relief
and triumph, (and a surprising desire to hit the nearest dance
floor as soon as possible!) No dance experience necessary. (You
may also combine this workshop with any private dance lesson package,
counting this 1 1/2 hour workshop as one hour of your total private
wedding dance lessons for some savings.) Most of last season's workshops filled with
waiting lists, so book early. OUT to Dance at the Wedding Workshop $89 per couple paid at least one week in advance; $95 regular registration.
Our spring OUT to Dance at the Wedding workshops of 2013 will take place Wed. March 20, 8-9:30 pm, Tue. Apr. 23, 8-9:30 pm, Sat. May 4 from 1-2:30 pm in our private Roslindale studio at 6 Quarley Rd., Roslindale. Email us for dates of future workshops.
(A minimum of two couples is needed to run the workshop. If fewer
than two couples register, you may apply your tuition to private
lessons, if you choose to
do so. Most of last year's workshops filled, so register early.) Held at our Roslindale studio; directions will be emailed to you upon registration.
Your Best Dance Ever:
a fun 3-session semi-private workshop on creative wedding dancing.
Create your beautiful first dance in just 3 weeks! You'll look
forward to Wednesday nights and your first wedding dance once
you experience this fun, amazingly informative and exciting semi-private
workshop. Bring your slow or mid-tempo song (or songs) in any
genre; any kind of music is danceable! Join us for three Wednesdays
8-9 pm in our Roslindale studio. You'll
leave with a believable personalized dance, uniquely yours, ready
for the big day! (Hint: no memorized choreography necessary: you'll
leave with a toolbox of natural well-executed movements and spins,
initiated by your new leading and following dance skills.) Absolutely
no dance experience needed. Space is limited to two to four
couples. Most of our last season's wedding workshops filled up, so register
early to avoid disappointment!
$150 per couple if registered at least 7 days in advance; $170 regular registration. 3 Wednesdays 8-9 pm. (Session 2 is on Tuesdays.)
2013 dates: Session 1: May 29, June 5, and June 12; sorry, Session 1 is full. Session 2: (Tuesdays) May 21, 28, June 4. Session 3: Wed. July 17, 24 and 31; Session 4: August 7, 14 and 21; Session 5: Sept 4, 11 and 18: Session 6: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, and 9. Workshop will be held at our private studio at 6 Quarley Rd., Roslindale.
See Registration Page to register. Directions to our private Roslindale studio will be emailed to you after you register. (A minimum of two couples is needed to run the workshop. If fewer than two couples register, you may apply your tuition to private lessons during the same hour as the workshop, if you choose to do so. Most of last year's workshops filled, so register early.)
"I just wanted to tell you how much Jason & I enjoyed the "Your Best Dance Ever" series. What a difference three classes can make! We were both shocked at how much we progressed in such a short time, and how much fun we had doing it! You're a wonderful teacher and made the entire endeavor stress-free and lots of fun. I love that your method has left us looking natural on the dance floor and that our first dance isn't going to scream, "We've been taking dance lessons!" We signed up just hoping to make it through our first dance, and now we're both talking about expanding our repertoire. I'd love to be on the mailing list for your fall schedule." Elizabeth Dayton
"Nine Dates With Your Fiancee" Dance Package
...a romantic stress-reliever! Learn to dance
confidently while enjoying nine fun dance nights out with your
fiance(e). Choose one six-week
group dance class on
Monday nights, and schedule two one-hour private dance lessons
at your convenience, plus a one-and-a-half hour wedding dance
workshop, (or three private lessons and a six-week class.)
Nine and a half hours of dancing and romancing, (not to mention
tremendous learning!) for you and your sweetheart for $395 per
couple; that saves you $55 off individually priced lessons
and classes. Then check out our Date
Night suggestions for local cozy places to eat and drink after
your dance lesson. :)
Nightclub Freestyle Dancing
If you feel awkward when faced with a dance opportunity in a
club, party, or social event, you can find relief in just one
private lesson in club dancing. This is the informal, popular
dance where you're not touching your partner, just boogieing freely--
or not so freely, if you're currently feeling like a dork! You'll
learn the simplest basics of shifting weight and what you can
do with your feet and arms; after a one-hour lesson, you'll have
the skills to finally break the ice and get out there and party.
You won't be memorizing any patterns;
you'll be learning some simple, natural movements where you can
blend in with the dancing crowd, feel relaxed, and have fun. We
offer Nightclub Freestyle Dancing only as a one-hour
private lesson. That's all you'll need!
Are you pretty much ok with the basics and just really want to impress on the dance floor? Join our 6 week Hip Hop or Pop Culture dance class and pull out some hot moves from the choreography you'll learn.
The Three Most Popular Wedding Dance Questions:
What style of dance should we learn for the song we chose?
Very slow-tempo songs (i.e. "At Last" by Etta James)
will require you to learn a mellow slow dancing technique, sometimes
called "schmooze foxtrot". If your song is not that
slow, (perhaps more mid-tempo) you could use a variation on the
slow-dance styled footwork we'll show you, or you may want to
learn foxtrot, a classic ballroom dance which is a bit more structured
than slow dance/schmooze foxtrot. However, couples dance to all
kinds of fresh, contemporary music or vintage classics which may
turn out to be a swing dance, cha cha, rhumba, waltz, two-step,
or something completely different. You can choose your dance style
based on either your song, or by the amount of time you want to
devote to learning.
Should we choreogragh our dance? Unless you
are a seasoned dance performer, we don't recommend choreographing
(meaning completely memorizing) a "routine"; that's
tremendously time-consuming and usually ends up looking stiff
and unnatural. (We won't allow you to end up dancing robotically
while moving your lips, resembling a deer in the headlights, as
your guests look on with morbid fascination. Where's the fun in that?) You'd be
surprised how easy it is to look impressive and polished with
a simple repertoire, danced smoothly and creatively, with little
or no memorization of sequences or counting.
Can we dance to something really different? Absolutely!
We guarantee you: if it has a beat, we can teach you to dance
to it. Your first dance is a unique expression of you, and you
don't need to to fit any mold. You want to love your dance!
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"Who knew that two novice, nervous dancers
would acquire enough skill and confidence to pull off a swing
dance to Natalie Cole's L-O-V-E as our first dance? Our family
and friends cheered in the middle of it when we did
the fancy move you taught us! We can't thank you enough for
helping us learn to dance, trust each other, build confidence,
and then let go and have fun. We've never danced so much or
had as much fun as on our wedding day- it was just what we were
hoping for! We will be recommending OUT to Dance to everyone
Jamie and Ashley Davis, Somerville, MA
"Honestly, our dance lessons were the most
fun part of all our wedding preparation; we looked forward to
Sarah and Jeff, Jamaica Plain, MA
I dreaded having to dance at my wedding;
now I'm actually excited about it. Unbelievable. Jason
K., Boston, MA
"We had a great time in our dance lessons
and will now feel much more at ease dancing in front of everyone
at our wedding, and I'm sure we'll look a lot better in our
wedding video, too! We will definitely recommend you to our
John and Amy Perry, Boston, MA
We were afraid the song we
picked would be hard for us with four left feet. But, all it
took was one lesson from you and our wedding dance was awesome.
You helped calm our nerves by teaching us the basics like
leading and following (who knew that two leads is one too many!).
On the Big Day we remembered your instructions and we looked
elegant. We even slipped in the twirls you taught us and people
cheered! Thank you, Liz!
Director of the film "The Gay Marriage Thing"
My wife Katey and I took dancing lessons with you recently in June. Katey and I wanted to send you a thank you email for the class. It made us so much more relaxed and more confident out there on the dance floor during our 1st dance. Everyone was complimenting us and telling us how well we danced out there and how natural it looked. Jerry and Katey O'Neill, West Roxbury, MA
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When booking your wedding private dance lesson or class at
our OUT to Dance studios in West Roxbury and Roslindale, note
that our studio locations are within twenty minutes of downtown
Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston,
Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood,
Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville,
Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton,
Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.