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If the thought of dancing with your new husband in the center of a crowded room makes your heart race and palms sweat — you're not alone. But, fear not! New Jersey has great options when it comes to wedding day dance lessons that will not only help you nail the first dance, but also have fun through the process. Check out our list of the best NJ dance studios for wedding dance lessons.
Continental Dance Club (Bloomfield)
Located in Bloomfield, the Continental Dance Club will provide you with custom wedding choreography for your first dance on your big day. In business for over 55 years this dance studio has helped thousands of couples create, rehearse, and polish their wedding day routines before their big day — and is a preferred studio of many celebrities, event planners and TV producers. While their work can be seen on TLC, News 12, Univision and the Style Network, they are open 7 days a week and are even willing to accommodate couple's schedules as they to turn couples into dancing stars, one "step" at a time (pun intended). Read real brides' reviews!
Starry Night Dance Studio (Garwood)
Understanding the special, magic moments that surround the traditional first wedding dance, Starry Night Dance Studio strives to provide couples with a solid foundation in technique and fundamentals to instill confidence AND fun in your big-day dances. Offering a special bridal package that includes 5 one-hour private lessons with an instructor, and custom choreography you can also opt to add elements of modern, freestyle, or hip-hop instruction to your package for some added flair and fun.
Anchor Dance Studio (Oradell)
Whether it be for your first dance, parent dances, or both, Anchor Dance studio in Oradell is dedicated to helping you create a memorable performance and experience. Dancing their way into couples hearts since 1978, this studio features two ballrooms for dance practice and instruction and employs professional dancers with extensive teaching experiences. Procrastinate much? No worries — Anchor Dance Studio also provides wedding dance "crash courses" that last minute couples can attend 2-3 times a week to prepare quickly and efficiently. Read real brides' reviews!
Grand Ballroom Dance Studio (Midland Park)
Whether you dream of an over the top choreographed performance while the spotlight shines on you as newlyweds, or are just looking for some simple tips to have a better, more polished first dance Grand Ballroom Dance Studio has got you covered. (Maybe your soon-to-be spouse has two left feet?) Offering 45 minute lessons and wedding dance packages, this studio will have you feeling more confident in your dancing abilities quicker than you can say 5-6-7-8. (Bonus: for the stressed out brides — they also offer emergency wedding services close to your wedding day to give you a bit of reassurance and poise.)
Dance A Lot Ballroom Studio (Fair Lawn)
Founded by Two-time National Dance Champions Adriana Bezmenova & Georgi Kanev, Dance A Lot Ballroom Studio offers a wide variety of dance lessons and experiences including unique wedding dance instruction as they personalize your experience to your level of dance experience, budget, and personal style as a couple. Working closely with you both, this studio will carefully plan and create each dance related detail from the initial consultation process (choosing a song, designing a plan) through your wedding day performance. Read real brides' reviews!