Latest Dance News 18 August 2016


Looking for advice for your wedding dance?

Every couple has some specific questions, however these are two of the more common ones:

How much time do we need to put in?

This depends on what exactly you want your first dance to be. If you want something that’s fairly formal, or with complicated moves or a very slick performance you will need to put aside about 3 months of weekly lessons. If you want something a little more casual you could set aside 4-6 weeks. If you just want a few simple moves you could have just one lesson.

You do need to be able to practice between lessons too. Not hours and hours, but enough so each lesson can build on what you both already know. Practice also gets rid of the need to count, look down and all those things that will make you look unconfident.

When should we start?

Its a good idea to have your choreography done at least 2 weeks before the big day if you can – then you have less to stress about. You can also learn your choreographed wedding dance well in advance and come back for a final run through in the week before their wedding – and that works well for some couples.

Do consider booking your wedding dance lessons in advance – that means one less thing to worry about closer to the actual day.

Dance Company teaches Wedding Couples, Wedding Parties and Brides and Dads in Auckland and Tauranga. Its your wedding, contact me if I can help you make it even more memorable.


Elly (027 215 1430) or

Latest Dance News 1 August 2016

Its official


Dance Company has found a great Tauranga venue for wedding couple lessons.  Auckland lessons still continue in Panmure and Kingsland.

Studio162 ( at 162 Durham St, Tauranga) meets all the requirements for wedding couple lessons. The venue is easy to find, with great off street parking. The studio we are working from is small, most wedding venues don’t have large spaces available for your first dance, with a wooden floor and mirrors. Its also private, so the doors will be closed and there wont be people watching when you have your lesson.

Limited numbers of private lessons for couples are now available on late Sunday afternoon into the early evening.

Elly usually teaches around 90 wedding couples a year and each couple has had their own choreography. The songs that couples have used have been as diverse as Motley Crue, Talking Heads and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers through to Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra and Elle Goulding, wedding party flash mobs to salsa, tango, chacha, modern and Viennese waltzes.

Recent Comments:

Jess and Sol







“Elly was amazing to work with. She put my rather reluctant husband at ease from our very first lesson (Like a lot of men, Sol had never partner danced before) and made the whole process easy and most importantly fun. I would highly recommend Elly for any couple wanting to impress the guests at their wedding.”

Kirsty and James







James and Kirsty are Auckland Wedding Showcase finalists:

They say that learning their first dance was one one of their top 3 wedding moments:

“We wanted to make our first dance special so we went for 6 lessons with Elly at The Dance Company. She was incredible – she managed to give me more confidence and James his chance to have fun with a choreographed dance to INXS Never Tear Us Apart… not your standard choice but it meant a lot to us! With the chaos that came in the 2 weeks preceding the wedding, we hardly had a chance to practise but we manage to pull it off and had a lot of fun!”

So if you wish to have a first dance/wedding dance created just for you contact Elly (027 215 1430) or