How much do wedding dance lessons cost?

National average: $55 See National

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$55

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The average cost for a wedding dance instructor is $55. You are likely to spend between $30 and $110 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated March 1st, 2017

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Couples will probably never have as many eyes on them while dancing as they will at their wedding. This first big dance as a couple is also often filmed for posterity. Fortunately, wedding dance lessons from a skilled instructor can help couples make a memorable impression, regardless of skill level. Most wedding dance instructors offer lessons for set lengths of time and base their pricing on a per-lesson basis. The number of lessons a couple needs or wants will vary. Some couples are fine with one lesson. Others may really want to become more skilled and may take more than a dozen lessons.

Private lessons

Private instructors offer the highest level of service for wedding dance lessons. Most instructors base pricing on the length of each lesson, and many offer multilesson packages—some with discounts to the single-lesson rate. Here are some pricing examples:

  • My Dance of Chevy Chase, Maryland, charges $70 per 45-minute session.

  • Rubi First Dance of Downingtown, Pennsylvania, charges $85 for a one-hour class.

  • Miami Dance Fitness of Miami Beach, Florida, offers instruction at the students’ location for $99 per one-hour session. The company also offers a $360 package that includes two two-hour sessions, a $799 package for five two-hour sessions, and a $1,199 package for eight two-hour sessions.

  • The Connected Dancer of Altadena, California, offers three packages: The Turnaround ($595 for seven one-hour lessons), The Moment ($1,190 for 14 one-hour lessons), and The Showstopper ($1,785 for 21 one-hour lessons). All of the company’s wedding packages include a free consultation, custom choreography and complimentary music editing.

  • Your First Dance-Wedding Choreography of Philadelphia charges $75 an hour, but also offers multilesson packages with upfront payment: $200 for four lessons, $400 for six lessons and $500 for eight lessons.

Group lessons

Group lessons are a good option for couples who want to get the entire family or wedding party involved, or if they want to learn some choreographed moves to present as a group. For example, Miami Dance Fitness offers a family package for $249 that includes two 90-minute sessions. Your First Dance-Wedding Choreography charges $100 an hour when the entire wedding party is involved.

Travel

Some dance teachers charge an extra fee for travel to the students’ location.

Cost-saving strategies

Some instructors offer discounts for purchasing multiple lessons upfront. For example, My Dance offers $3 off per session when students purchase 10 lessons at once. If your budget is tight, look into group lessons at a community center. Ask whether the studio or teacher offers a free introductory session.

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Recent reviews

MyDance

Alina was wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for wedding dance instruction. Not only did she tailor the private lessons perfectly for me and my fiance's needs, but she also kindly worked around our busy schedules. The lessons were low pressure and suited to our complete lack of dance experience-- Alina helped us feel confident for our first dance in front of our family and friends. It was a really fun experience that my fiance and I will look back on fondly-- thank you, Alina!

Miami Dance Fitness

We hired yamilah for our April 9 2016 wedding after having to drive for at least 20 min to get to Arthur Murray dance studio which is a highly rated facility for a non complimentary 30 min trial. There we had to share the dance studio with numerous people and share the radio, no pravicy or comfort. Plus top it off the price was ridiculous for what they had to offer. I'm thinking they had to charge us for their rent. I decided to do some research, and I was referred to yamilah by Tumbtack. So far we have had two 2 HR sessions with her at the comfort of our home, no need to drive and spend time in traffic or driving. She is very professional, pays close attention to details and punctual with reasonable price packages.

North American Dance Academy

Laura was amazing! Patient, kind and worked very hard for us in the short period of time we had to learn our wedding dance! My husband had never danced a day in his life! The compliments that we received from our wedding guests on our dance were plentiful! I highly recommend Laura!