Latest Dance News 25 September 2017

Finally I think its the start of Spring

Its that time of the year when couples start planning their spring and summer weddings.

I teach quite a few wedding couples, Fathers of the Bride, Mothers of the Groom and complete wedding parties each year. The songs that couples used have been as diverse as Flume, Talking Heads and Motley Crue through to Frank Sinatra, Jason Timberlake and Elton John. The inspiration for a wedding dance always comes from the music and any style of music is perfect if it means something to you both.

I have lesson times available in Tauranga after work on Monday and Wednesdays.

Last year Aaron and Kelly decided to take up the opportunity to have a wedding dance created especially for them. They wanted a non traditional wedding dance that would WOW their guests. There were also a couple of logistical issues as they weren’t sure of the amount of space they had to dance in, or what the floor surface was going to be.

Despite the challenges they did an amazing job and I am so delighted to be able to show you their wedding dance to Sugar by Maroon 5.


Do consider booking your wedding dance lessons in advance – that means one less thing to worry about closer to the actual day. If you are looking for some help, do call or email.


Elly (027 215 1430) or

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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, Brides and Dads and Grooms and Mums in Tauranga. Its your wedding, contact me if I can help you make it even more memorable.


Elly (027 215 1430) or