Do you want more than a simple "sway side to side" for your first wedding dance? Do you want a wedding dance that people will remember?
Regardless of it being your 1st dance as a married couple, the Father/Bride or Mother/Groom dance or even a dance by the entire wedding party, Rhythm & Grace has a program for you.
The Wedding Crash course (5 hours)
A very basic course offering simple to do (but pleasant to watch) dance steps set to the wedding song of your choice. Your instructor will develop your dance based on the room size and seating of your room and you will get an entrance and ending to your dance as well, in addition to some information to pass to the DJ and photographer/videographer to ensure they know what to look for when capturing your dance.
The "Romance & Dance" course (10 hours)
Our most popular course that, in addition to the above, allows for more personalized choreography and teaches the couple how to actually dance together (versus just remembering the steps to move together). This gives the couple more confidence and that security allows the couples individual personalities to show through - making for a much more fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
The comprehensive "By Your Side" course (20 hours)
A more comprehensive program that allows for more complex movement and choreography, and covers how to make the dance "feel" like dancing and moving as a team. The course develops more security and confidence dancing together and when complete, the couple will be very happy to stun friends and family with their new found skills.
We have over 30 years experience helping couples learn to dance for their wedding. We have taught people wedding dances that include show numbers from films like "Singing in the Rain" and "Dirty Dancing" to name a few, in addition to the more common simple dances that look nice and move well. All of them fondly remembered. Rhythm & Grace also has many decades of injury-free, successful experience teaching the world to dance at all levels. We stay up-to-date on all our teaching methods and our professional development trainers are among the best the world offers today.
*Don't hesitate to ask about tailor-made programs for dances for the wedding party, or Father/Bride or Mother/Groom dances as well!
7647 Broadview Rd., Seven Hills, OH 44131
Front Suite, Front Studio Room
By appointment only. Call (216) 524 7829 or use the contact form in the teacher link or below.
Commemorate your "once in a lifetime" event by making your wedding dance something you will want to see again with each anniversary, year after year after year!
Rhythm & Grace has extensive (really extensive) experience preparing the groom and bride-to-be (and wedding party, if you so choose) make the dance one to remember and several affordable wedding packages that will suit anyone's needs!
We have taught literally hundreds of couples stunning wedding dances that the feedback has been tremendous for. Don't trust your special day with a newer or inexperienced teacher and utilize our 30+ years of experience to make this worth your investments in time and money. You can come to us with your special song (or we can help you choose one best for you), what you hope to see (and we literally mean what you want to see on video years later - that's how important your event will be treated by us), maybe some idea of what you'd like the dance to look like, etc. Don't have a clue? Not a problem! We can start from below scratch and still exceed your expectations!
Your first lesson will begin with a brief interview where we establish the song, the dance that works best for that song, what your floor will look like, where the guests will be seated, what will you be wearing, and go from there. Generally (and most effective) we will choreograph your dance on the spot and get you doing it immediately.
There are some common misconceptions we have encountered over the years that are quite easily resolved,
I don't know how to dance.
No matter, if you can walk, we can get you doing a dance that you will be happy to perform.
We only want a few steps to get through the dance.
This is actually the hardest thing to do, it is much easier to learn pre-established choreography - this way one doesn't have to think on the floor and learn to lead and follow, interpret music and still try to perform (or even smile).
Ideally, the most natural look is simply learning how to dance well (see our "By Your Side" program here:Wonderful Wedding). Often times, there is simply not enough time to accomplish that. The solution is to have a routine that is easily executed and memorized and repeat it a few times (the guests will never know). If we also make sure there are some nice picture moments for the photographer, you will find you end up with a dance that you'll enjoy on video and picture for years to come. It is this sort of strategy and years of teaching that make our students so satisfied with their final performance.
The moral of this story, don't sell yourself short. Let us help you get on and off the floor on your special day with Rhythm & Grace!
This is easily one of my favorites. The Spencers wanted to dance the Gene Kelly & Debbie Reynolds number, "You Were Meant for Me" from "Singing in the Rain". Marie has a ballet background, however Larry started from scratch. The result...
Angel...I don't know how to thank for all of hours, hard work and patience with us in preparing Marie and I for our first dance at our wedding. Getting it right was extremely important to me and you kept pushing us and honing what was one of the more difficult things that I have ever done (never having properly DANCED before). We are getting SO many comments and we could have never accomplished this very important moment without you. Thank you again, a million times, for your expertise and guidance.
Just to add to this story, Larry is a wedding photographer extraordinaire, and his work is quite beautiful. You can see his own work here at http://spencerphotography.net/home and I hope to have a wonderful working relationship with him in the future. (They actually played the clip from the movie and danced with Gene and Debbie in the background as they did the dance.)
In all, they were a very happy couple with their number, and actually hired me to also teach a 30 minute group class to their guests as part of their reception, to get people up and dancing and to contribute to the period theme they were going for at their wedding.
It was an absolute honor to be part of this momentous occasion.
Thanks again, Larry and Marie!! Looking forward to keeping the love of dance alive in your hearts!