Preparing for a wedding can be a very stressful time with so many details to attend to. If you are planning on a 'first dance' as husband and wife and would like to be able to do something other than the 'high school shuffle,' taking a few dance lessons can be fun and make you feel confident on the Big Day.
What I offer is a package of four 1-hour private lessons to learn whatever dance is appropriate for the song of your choice. (If you have not chosen a song, I have a list of appropriate, danceable songs and would be happy to forward it to you upon request.) The cost is $175, which is a savings of $25 off my regular price for four lessons. In four lessons, I can teach you a simple routine that you will be comfortable with. Many couples decide to take an extra lesson or two for more confidence. I recommend that you start lessons approximately two months prior to the wedding. If you wish to learn a fancier routine, you would need additional lessons (at a cost of $50 per lesson) and you would need to start sooner.
I have worked with other members of wedding families, such as father-daughter, parents of the bride or groom, and wedding parties. I recommend that music be chosen in advance so that lessons can be geared to a specific type of dance.
"Dear Betty, Never in a million years did we imagine our first dance together as husband & wife would be so magical, so much fun. Our dance was a hit, and was raved about by our guests during our reception and even still to this day! Your lessons and guidance were a very special gift to us and we both thank you with all of our hearts. With love and gratitude, Amy & Mike" (see picture at right)
"We first met Betty when a friend of ours gifted us two free dance lessons leading up to our wedding. Betty worked with us to put together a swing dance routine for our first dance over the course of four one-hour sessions. Neither of us had ever taken dance lessons before, but under Betty's guidance we learned the basics of swing and a routine that we really enjoyed and felt comfortable with. Everyone at the wedding really loved our dance, and for months afterward people were still telling us how impressed they were. We enjoyed our time with Betty so much that we have continued our lessons with her and have had fun learning new styles like hustle and cha-cha. Betty is very kind and a wonderful teacher and dancer. Her passion for dance is apparent in the enthusiasm she brings to every lesson. We would highly recommend Kitchen Dancing to anyone looking to learn dance for their wedding or just for fun!" - Evan and Alex
"Betty was a great instructor who taught us a lot in a very short period of time. The atmosphere of her studio and her personality made lessons fun and comfortable. She is the epitome of a professional dance teacher!" Andrew and Maddie
"Dear Betty, . . .The dance went excellent. We made it through the whole dance without a hitch and people gave us a ton of compliments. We could never have done that without you. Thank you so much for your time and effort." Shailey and Graham
"Dear Betty, Thank you so much for your kind note and for teaching us the bachata! We really wowed our guests and we nailed the routine. enclosed are some photos of us doing our favorite move, the cuddle. We will keep you in mind when we are ready for another dance lesson! All the best, Allie and Jeff"
"Dear Betty - . . . Our wedding was amazing and the first dance was SO special. We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful dance lessons and for your patience and creativity! You turned what could have been a stressful disaster into something we had a blast doing. We will definitely be reaching out for our dancing needs in the future. All the best, Olivia & Will"
"Dear Betty, We did it! And I only stepped on Rob's foot once (I don't think anyone noticed). We are so happy we did this. Everyone was cheering and they loved the 'fan.' Thank you for everything, and once we get professional photos we will send one your way. Thank you again! - Robert & Nikki"
"Dear Betty, We want to thank you for the helpful dance lessons in preparation for our first dance as husband and wife. The reaction from our family and friends at the wedding was priceless. We pulled it off and did a fantastic job. Our friends Mark and Holly were so impressed, they will be seeing you soon for dance lessons in order to prepare for their first dance. Thank you for your time and patience. Love, Laura and Zack"
"Hi Betty, . . . Our first dance was fabulous!! It went off without a hitch, and everyone was very impressed with our performance!! Even more so when they found out we learned it in two weeks!! . . The first dance was definitely a highlight for us, and we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks so much for teaching us in such a short amount of time. We are eternally grateful. Jason & Kristi"
Betty - Well, we did it! How about that dip?! Our dance routine went amazing and everyone was so impressed . . All thanks to you! We can't thank you enough! You are an amazingly kind, patient and talented dance teacher. It was a true pleasure! - Vinny and Molly
Working with Betty was great! She was able to teach my husband and I our complete first dance in 4 lessons. Neither of us have any experience and she was so patient and made it so easy for us to learn. We did practice at home a few nights a week before our lesson, and that helped a lot too. Let's just say, everyone's jaw dropped at our wedding! ... If we ever need to take lessons again I would definitely go back to Betty. Her prices were much more affordable than anyone in our area. Thanks, Betty!