Create Your Dream Wedding Dance

If you’re looking for a fun wedding dance lessons with a Down-to-Earth instructor, then let’s get started.

Not sure about your song choice?

No dance experience?

No idea how to get your vision into your feet?

No idea is too wacky.

Book your Introductory Lesson today for only $75!**

Don't let fear of dancing stop you from having the wedding dance of your dreams! 

Who is it for?

Fun Loving Couples. You don't need to have any rhythm or any dance experience. I don't care how old you are because you're never too old to learn to dance. Gender doesn't matter. As long as you've agreed on a leader and a follower, then we can make magic. If you are a nice person then let's connect.

Because loving to dance should last a lifetime.

How Much Does it Cost?

Numbers only reveal one part of the story. The studio rental fee is included in my rate which is $75 for the Introductory lesson. Packages start at $100 per lesson. You do not have to spend 6 months learning to dance or $1,000. Couples have enjoyed working with me not because I'm the cheapest but because I deliver 10 times the value they expect.

Getting Started

First Lesson

To get started we’ll want to meet up to make sure we are a good match. You may book an Introductory Lesson ($75) if you Wedding is at least 30 days away..

Short on time?

If your Wedding is less than 30 days away please book an Emergency Wedding Dance Lesson ($175). You will receive a reduced rate if you purchase a Wedding Dance Package

Want to check availability before booking? Just email me at romanticfirstdance@gmail.com

What to Expect

There are a lot of wedding dance services to choose from in New York City. My method is 2x as fast as the big studios. Things to know…

1) Rome wasn’t built in a day.

2) I’ll help you with your dance skills…

3) I welcome your most outrageous ideas…

4) I give homework…

5) I’m not On Demand, but I deliver for those who demand quality…

I’m a nice person and I like working with nice people. My schedule fills up fast (sorry, not sorry). 

Let's Dance!

Packages

Fun Loving Couples. You don't need to have any rhythm or any dance experience. I don't care how old you are because you're never too old to learn to dance. Gender doesn't matter. As long as you've agreed on a leader and a follower, then we can make magic. If you are a nice person then let's connect.

If your wedding is at least 30 days away...

3 Lesson

This package includes:

3 Private Lessons

1 Brush Up Lesson ($89)

Private Dance Studio Space

Total Package Value $389

5 Lessons

This package includes:

5 Private Lessons

1 Brush Up Lesson ($89)

Private Dance Studio Space

Total Package Value $589

10 Lessons

This package includes:

10 Private Lessons

1 Brush Up Lesson ($89)

Private Dance Studio Space

Total Package Value $989

If your wedding is less than 30 days away...

Emergency Wedding Dance Lesson

This lesson is 90 minutes.

3 Lessons

This package includes:

3 Private Lessons

1 Brush Up Lesson ($89)

Private Dance Studio Space

Total Package Value $449

5 Lessons

This package includes:

5 Private Lessons

1 Brush Up Lesson ($89)

Private Dance Studio Space

Total Package Value $689

Lessons In Studio

Private lessons with Rae are 100% Private. You don’t have to share the dance floor with other couples. You don’t have to wait your turn to play your song. It’s just us and we get right to work on day one. No surprise fees. The studio space is included in your lesson rate.

Studio locations are in Midtown Manhattan:

1026 Avenue of the Americas and 305 West 38th Street

Occasional In Studio sessions can be arranged on the Upper West Side and Astor Place.

Lessons In Home

Can’t get a babysitter, long commute, just can’t handle fighting to get on the subway? No problem. I’ll come to you. If your building has a workout room or you have a decent sized living room, then we can do the lesson at your place. In Home lessons available in Manhattan. No extra cost for In Home lessons.

For Oyster Bay and Stamford a travel fee will be applied to each lesson.

Learn from the very best

Working hours

Lessons available Monday-Saturday

NYC Locations

Fluid Fitness- 1026 Avenue of the Americas
Ripley Grier Studios- 305 West 38th Street
Your Place
Phone:(646) 359-4082
Email: romanticfirstdance@gmail.com

Cancellations Policy

Refunds/ Cancellations/ Rescheduling/ Emergencies: Services are non refundable. The first appointment provides all clients with an opportunity to get to know if I am a capable of helping them reach their dance goals. Rescheduling request must be received no less than 48 hours before the appointment otherwise the appointment will be subject to a cancellation fee. Please note I understand last minute events happen, but non emergency cancellations (stuck in traffic, stuck at work) result in my being charged by the studio in addition to my turning down other clients. Major Emergencies! There are 2 types of major emergencies. One involves the ER. If you experience a major emergency that affects your ability to continue dancing together please let me know and I’ll see what can be worked out.

Below is a small portion of my schedule.

Lessons are available Monday- Saturday.
Last appointment is generally 8pm. Please email me if you need to know about a specific date or time.

Can You teach us the routine from Dirty Dancing?

I love YouTube. I love Dirty Dancing. I regret that I never had a chance to study with Patrick Swayze. One of my favorite parts of the movie is when they practice in the lake... Anyway, I don't have a lake for you to practice in. I am happy to help you with other lifts and to use the movie as inspiration, but I prefer not to copy other people's choreography. Those professional dancers worked hard to deliver moments that we all cherish.

Can we just get 1 lesson?

Maybe you're young, broke, and stumbled upon my website.
Maybe you are insanely busy and need to get something together before you fly out of town for your wedding.
Maybe your wedding is in 3 days and you had an "Oh, Sh&t" moment. Each of these cases have met me on the dance floor. If you only want 1 lesson then book the Emergency wedding Dance lesson at $175.
If your wedding is more than 60 days away and you just want to book a $75 intro lesson and use YouTube videos to guide you the rest of the way, then it is best that you find a groupon and work with someone else. I don't want you to waste your time and you won't get an entire dance in 55 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions...

Where are you Located?

Most lesson happen in Midtown Manhattan. The Upper West Side is also an option on certain days.

Can you come to my home?

Can Ducks fly?! Absolutely. If you live in Manhattan, LIC, Dobbs Ferry, Oyster Bay, or Stamford I can come over.
You are responsible for providing the dance space. It could be your living room, your buidling's fitness room, your garage. Nothing Outdoors, unless you have a private backyard or enclosed area.

Do you teach same sex couples?

Do Vegans like Vegetables? Absolutely! What a silly question. I don't care who you marry as long as you are awesome people and you're marrying for love like hopeless romantics.

When should we Start?

This one is tough. A good rule of thumb is about 3 months before the wedding, but I recommend picking your wedding Coach before then.
My schedule feels up fast so the sooner we know if we're working together, then that's one less thing for you to worry about.

Do You Offer a Free Consultation?

Yes and No. I am happy to answer your questions via email, phone, or text.
I do not offer free lessons, groupons, sales, or free glasses of wine. I love teaching wedding dances and don't want to waste your time by giving you half the information you need to crush your wedding dance. Your investment in our first lesson will not be money wasted. The studio fee is included.
If you have already tried another studio and looking for other options, then contact me. In some cases I do provide a complimentary session for these couples.