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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. Wedding First Dance photo Arthur Murray Coquitlam

It wasn't so long ago that a couple's first dance as husband and wife, as special as it was, was only an effervescent memory - a fact that was no small blessing for couples who happened to be poor dancers. With the advent of home video, a couple's first dance at their wedding is almost always recorded and available down through the years for all of posterity 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 numerous couples look great on their wedding day.  Check out our
 Wedding Dance Photo Album.

Wedding Dance Tips from the Experts:

  • 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 hustle and bustle of the day to spend an hour or so with your intended, having fun and working together productively at the same time.

  • Besides the Waltz and other traditional dances, the Tango, Mambo, Salsa, Swing and even the Hustle are all popular at weddings today for a first dance. If you plan to dance to a special song at your wedding reception, feel free to 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?
Lesson packages make thoughtful wedding or shower gifts, click to go to our  Dance Gift Certificates page for more information.

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.

Call us now to schedule an appointment to start your wedding dance preparations with one of our expert instructors at 604-552-3052 or e-mail us at info@dancecoquitlam.ca.

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
Forever and Ever, Amen
Groovy Kind of Love
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
Our Love is Here to Stay
Someone to Watch Over Me
Stand By Me
They Long to be Close to You
Time in a Bottle
The Way You Look Tonight
We Belong
When I Need You
Wonderful Tonight
You are the Sunshine of My Life
You Give Good Love
You'd be so Nice to Come Home to
Your Song

Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule a free introductory dance lesson with one of our trained instructors. During that lesson, your instructor will determine your current level and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue. To set up your free introductory lesson now call us at 604-552-3052 or e-mail us at info@dancecoquitlam.ca.

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