Just to let you know that Sarah [dance teacher] was excellent. Our dance went down a storm and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks
We both found the lessons tremendously enjoyable. Ariane [dance choreographer] has an infectious personality that shines through during her teaching. The Choreography, for the song that we chose, was spot on and fitted us perfectly. Her explanation of the moves was easy to understand which made it easier to execute. The groom's solo spot was the talk of the event. We were especially pleased with the way that Ariane included our young son in the lessons. So much so that he couldn't wait for the next lesson. We both consider Ariane to be an excellent dance tutor who we would happily recommend to anyone
I would highly recommend Donna [dance teacher] she was great, made us feel very at ease and pitched the dance to our standards.
Vicky [wedding dance teacher] was fantastic. We had limited space in the house and this wasn't a problem. She worked hard to give us quite a challenging routine in a short space of time.
Susan [dance teacher] really helped us understand what we wanted and worked through a few options and really giving us the instruction and confidence we needed. On the night it worked a beaut!! We are so delighted and grateful to her for this. Would absolutely recommend her to anyone
Ali [teacher] was fantastic! She really made us feel comfortable and confident and what was a daunting prospect in to an enjoyable part of our wedding day! Thank you Ali for such a great routine. The dance routine really made our day a little extra special
Other great testimonials from our couples…
“Absolutely fantastic teacher! Incredibly patient and knowledgeable. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough!”
Dr & Dr Sheldrake, Nottingham
Married 26th July
“Karen [dance teacher] was wonderful, just what we needed! Our dance was loved by our guests! Thank you so much”
Mr & Mrs Manzi, London
Married 29th June
“Roslyn was amazing! She made me and my husband feel very comfortable and we had a great laugh. In just 2 hours we had a great routine ready for us to practice in the coming weeks so we knew it off by heart for the wedding.
First Dance UK were efficient and had good communication.”
Mr & Mrs Falconer, Aberdeen
Married 22nd June
“Susan [choreographer] was always positive, flexible and cheerful. She adapted her ideas to our personalities and capabilities.
On the day our dance went down a storm and we have subsequently been asked to repeat it!”
Mr & Mrs Finlayson, Edinburgh
Married 21st June
“Louise did a wonderful job teaching us – going out of her way to help us get it right. For example, [as it was close by] delivering our final lesson at the wedding venue”
Mr & Mrs Bell, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Married 25th May
“Highly professional and very friendly and gave us a perfect dance to suit our abilities, which was loved by everyone. We could not recommend strongly enough.
Great service, thank you very much, will recommend.”
Mr & Mrs Waddington, South Wanborough
Married 27th April
“Could not have asked for a more talented, patient and helpful teacher. Great with beginners too!”
Mr & Mrs Cuss, Manchester
Married 22nd December
“Emma was lovely and made the whole experience really relaxing and enjoyable.”
Mr & Mrs Wright, Bromley
Married 1st December
“Sarah [dance teacher] was great and a really good ambassador for First Dance UK! She was professional, approachable, friendly and fun. Always smiling, listened to our ideas and wishes and adapted the dance accordingly, we really felt it was a partnership, thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and had great fun! On the night the dance routine was a real success and our guests were very impressed – it is a memory we will treasure always as part of our special day.
From our experience, First Dance UK provide a professional service from start to finish and we would not hesitate to recommend them. ”
Mr & Mrs Pidgeon, Bedford
Married 29th September
“We’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Lauren [dance teacher] for helping us feel like “Fred & Ginger”.
It was a pleasure to work with her and we had a really good time. ”
Mr & Mrs Thalmessinger, Largs
Married 22nd September
“Karen was friendly and she really helped us and gave us great tips and a great routine and took into all our requests into consideration; in terms of we didn’t want to seem unnatural, which was great.
We think she helped us make a great day!
We are really happy we took these lessons, as everyone enjoyed our dance and we were happy to just not to be mooching about.
So thank you!”
Mr & Mrs Das, Isleworth
Married 5th May
“A huge thanks to First Dance and in particular to Rachel [dance teacher], who was so dedicated to the challenge in hand! We gave you two weeks notice to find a teacher, choreograph and guide two very left footed candidates around a dance routine, which included footwork, lifts and big moves to an unusual song (“Romance is Dead” – Paloma Faith).
On the night, we had our guests in stitches and enjoyed every moment. I’m sure it would have been wonderful to show a foot perfect first dance, but in reality – a fumbled attempt was just brilliant fun, hilarious and definitely better than shuffling around in circles!
We are so glad we booked the lessons. I would definitely recommend to anyone that you should just ‘give it a go’!”
Mr & Mrs Millward, Kent
Married 10th February
“Nicky (wedding dance teacher) was such a lovely lady and put us at ease straight away. We were amazed by how quickly we picked things up and the routine came together. We are so grateful and pleased that we decided to learn a proper routine and all our friends and family loved it.
I would recommend Nicky to all of my friends. She had such a great attitude and so much dancing knowledge that we knew we were in safe hands straight away. She was great at fitting in with our busy family schedule too.
Overall we had a fantastic experience with First Dance UK.”
Mr & Mrs Napier, Warrington
Married 4th February
“Jenny, our dance teacher, was AMAZING! She made us feel totally relaxed and we spent 3 hours laughing and were left really looking forward to trying out our new moves, which went almost entirely smoothly on the day! We only wish she could come and teach us every week. Thank you soooo much Jenny!
Customer service was really quick and friendly,…. after being laughed at by another online service who told me I should have begun 6 months before wedding…. you were great!”
Mr & Mrs Pritchard, Canon Frome
Married 17th December
“Vicky our dance teacher was fantastic. Very friendly and down to earth, she was able to take our song and give us a routine that suited the song and us as a couple. Everyone was so impressed. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
We were so pleased with the results. It gave us some time out to relax and do something fun together at a hectic time leading up to the big day. Vicky was very keen to give us a routine that we were happy and comfortable with and so we were able to complete it on the day. We loved every minute or our dance and everyone was so impressed and thought we looked amazing! A job well done. Worth every penny!
Mr & Mrs Rosenwink, Aylesbury
Married 26th November
“Rebecca [wedding dance teacher] was enthusiastic, very understanding, patient and able to adapt our dance given our physical limitation and lack of dancing ability. She certainly put us at ease and got the best out of us in the limited time we had.
Thoroughly pleased with the tuition and encouragement given by Rebecca. We found her very pleasant, easy going and understanding and also able to adapt our dance to our needs and ability. We were (and so were the audience) delighted with our first dance. Even though we weren’t perfect, the desired effect was! Thank you.”
Mr & Mrs Owen, Burgess Hill
Married 6th November
“Suzie [dance teacher] was amazing. What a lovely girl! We had great fun learning our routine. Fortunately, she had a good sense of humour! We became good friends and she came to our wedding & saw our performance! I would definitely recommend your company & especially Suzie.”
Mr & Mrs Gough, Henley in Arden
Married 3rd September
“We can’t fault Aby [dance teacher] during our lessons. She made it far easier than we thought it would be, showing great patience whilst we were picking up the routine. We wouldn’t hesitate recommending your service & Aby. Many thanks for making our day so special.
All the aspects of the service, from the website to booking and the lessons couldn’t be faulted. As I’ve stated earlier we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend First Dance UK to anyone wanting to make their day even more special.”
Mr & Mrs Taylor, Crewe
Married 20th August
“Arianne [dance instructor] has been an excellent teacher, always positive, cheerful and very good at encouraging us when things went wrong! She was also very good at picking up our mistakes and suggesting improvements in a kind way, without being strict or patronising. She helped us achieve a good level of performance, in a demanding song and we really surprised our guests; all this after having a near zero previous dancing experience! We are very satisfied and happy with our choice! Thanks Arianne!”
Mr & Mrs Ypsilantis, Orpington
Married 16th July
“Our choreographer was absolutely perfect, we loved working with her. She was friendly, patient, upbeat and clearly excellent at her job.
Everything about First Dance UK was fantastic. Approaching the wedding day everything was quite stressful but our dance lessons were the one thing that really made us feel close and remember why we were getting married – thank you”
Mr & Mrs Archbold-Shore, Luton
Married 17th June
“Our choreographer was brilliant! We were quite clueless and apprehensive before our first lesson, but Claire was extremely helpful, warm and supportive. She came up with a great routine and gave us the confidence we needed.
We had kept our dance lessons a surprise so our friends and family were amazed on the day!”
Mr & Mrs Davies, Cardiff
Married 15th April
“We were extremely pleased with our routine and it really came together in the last lesson despite our four left feet which is a credit to Annette [choreographer]. Our dance on the night went really well and we did impress!”
Mr & Mrs Joynson, Crystal Palace, London
Married 1st April
“Corinda, our dance teacher, was absolutely brilliant. I had lots of ideas about what I wanted and she really listened as well as coming up with loads of brilliant suggestions herself. She managed to be both encouraging and strict, so we felt confident that we could do the dance but knew the areas we needed to work on. We both really enjoyed our lessons as she was so friendly and personable. I would recommend her to anyone.
Corinda put together an amazing routine which really surpassed our expectations. It worked beautifully to our chosen song and as she had used so many of our suggestions it really felt like our dance. We even managed to dance it after a few glasses of champagne!”
Mr & Mrs Self, Reading
Married 25th March
“Gemma [dance teacher] was absolutely lovely and really put us at our ease. She created a brilliant routine that was easy for us to follow and we had lots of fun learning it. She had a great feel for the music we had chosen, despite not knowing the song before. We could not recommend her highly enough.
The overall service was excellent and very convenient, as we only found the website 2 weeks before our wedding!
I spoke to Angela [at First Dance UK] on the phone and she was so helpful and did not make me feel at all bad for only getting with such short notice (and around Christmas). She was really prompt in getting back in touch to confirm the details. ”
Mr & Mrs Hughes, Bexley
Married 29th December
“Karen [wedding dance teacher] was absolutely wonderful, made everything really easy for us and we really enjoyed our lessons. We are so grateful for how patient and fun she was.
Excellent service, got personal emails from Gemma at First Dance UK arranging our lessons. So impressed that you organised them with such short notice.
We looked at lots of companies when researching dance lessons and decided on you for your professionalism, ease of organisation and value for money and we weren’t disappointed. Thanks so much for everything.”
Mr & Mrs Laker, Sutton
Married 3rd December
“Lucy [dance teacher] was amazing. She had a great routine prepared and also listened to us, and adjusted things, so that we felt comfortable and our routine really represented us.
We were really pleased that we made the decision to have a choreographed first dance and that we chose you to help us. Thanks!”
Mr & Mrs Ruszala, Bristol
Married 13th November
“Sarah [dance teacher] was absolutely brilliant. She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable, she made us feel like we could win Strictly Come Dancing!!!! We are considering taking up dancing more often. Sarah was more than we could have ever wished for.
Top service from all I spoke too.”
Mr & Mrs Tyler, Banbury
Married 25th September
“Jade [first dance teacher] was simply fantastic. she made us feel at ease, was very helpful and our dance was extra special because of her.”
Mr & Mrs Kirk, Glasgow
Married 10th September
“Karen [wedding dance teacher] gave us a lovely service and we both loved the routine very much.
We both enjoyed our time with her and would like to thank her very much for all her help.”
Mr & Mrs Rookes, London
Married 21st August
“Roz [dance teacher] was absolutely amazing! We were quite nervous and she didn’t intimidate us at all, she was so so patient and made every minute fun!
She was so professional and very encouraging, and the idea of filming us for us to watch each lesson back was a great idea.
Our wedding day was amazing and all our family and friends were blown away as we kept it all a surprise! I got a few steps wrong at the end but my husband seemed so at ease we just free styled and no-one noticed, they thought it was just the dance. Will be recommending and hope to have dance lessons from now on. Thanks Roz!”
Mr & Mrs Bagley, Haverhill
Married 19th June
“Leanne was fab, fun and very patient! We enjoyed our first dance so much that we were disappointed when there was no need to practice it any more!
Even my husband was leaping up every 5 minutes saying let’s practice our dance. Leanne our choreographer was very professional. She had listened to our unusual music before arriving and already had the moves prepared so we got the most out of our time.
Thank you Leanne and First Dance UK for making our experience so great!”
Mr & Mrs Eldridge-Carruth, Romford
Married 4th May
“Kiri was absolutely brilliant. She was friendly and fun, extremely professional and came up with a fantastic routine for our first dance.
She was flexible and listened to what we wanted and helped us create a first dance that amazed all our friends and family. It even reduced my new husband’s father to tears! No mean feat!”
Mr & Mrs Stallard, Henley on Thames
Married 23rd April
“Lauren [dance teacher] was absolutely brilliant, changed a few bits in the routine that my now husband didn’t feel comfortable doing and on the day. It went better than we could have imagined, our guests loved it. She was excellent.
Everything was great and we would have no problem recommending you to others.”
Mr & Mrs Bryant, Wheathampstead, Herts
Married 13th March
“We described our background and personal style, and also our wedding venue, which was a little unusual (a warship dating back to 1860), with potential obstacles to a smooth dance experience and Sarah, our dance teacher, got it straight away and developed a great routine for us!
I didn’t think that it would be that easy!”
Mr & Mrs Hamlin, Silchester
Married 7th November
“In short Karen was brilliant and we had a great time learning from her.”
Mr & Mrs Hinh, London
Married 31st October
“Karen was the best person for the Job. From the beginning, going through everything with us and making sure she understood exactly what we were looking for within the dance. Once we met shortly after the first meeting, Karen had the dance down to a T. Very impressive! We were able to have a good laugh with Karen and she was very understanding when we couldn’t master a move. Going over the routine until we understood it.
We will always remember Karen and the dance she taught us. Thank you.
We would like to say “Thank you!” to those involved helping us make our Wedding “Surprise First Dance” Karen, our choreographer, was perfectly suited to us. The dance was shown and taught to us in such a professional manner.
None of our Family or friends knew that we were doing an alternative first dance and were very surprised when it all kicked off.
Everyone loved it!”
See their First Dance Video
Mr & Mrs Ayling, Morden, Surrey
Married 17th October
“Gemma was an absolute delight! A true professional and fun to work with. The routine matched our first dance, Stuck On You, perfectly and Gemma made each hour lesson fun. We are complete novices and Gemma made us feel completely at ease. We are so pleased we did it as it certainly added to the magic of the night, a complete fairytale! Thanks Gemma!”
Image © Copyright Zoe Photography 2009
Mr & Mrs Burns, Liverpool
Married 29th August
“Vicki was fantastic and now a really good friend, we even invited her to our wedding day so she could watch us do our first dance. She put so much hard work into it. Thank you Vicki for making our day even more special”
Mr & Mrs Bell, Portsmouth
Married 13th June
“Liz was excellent! She was extremely patient and a real perfectionist which meant our performance on our wedding day truly was the best we could have done. We want her to know that all her hard work paid off.
Have to say it was the most nerve racking part of the day but one of the most exciting parts and so worth the expense and effort. Thank you so much Liz!”
See their First Dance Video
Mr & Mrs Cole, London
Married 30th May
“Vicki was a fabulous teacher – full of enthusiasm and great ideas. Our dance was commented on so many times by our wedding guests and to our surprise we really enjoyed doing it (so much better than a torturous 3 min shuffle around the dance floor). I will be recommending dance lessons to all my friends who are getting married.”
Mr & Mrs Hayward, Harpenden
Married 16th May
“Annette was always super-punctual and made us feel very comfortable right from the first lesson. She was always very patient and only moved on to the next bit of our routine when she knew we were ready. She was also very good at giving feedback, whether it was positive, or more constructive!
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with First Dance UK – the lessons were surprisingly fun and on the night we had even more fun, especially when the bustle of my dress came undone and I had to quickly scoop it up! We only missed a couple of steps and quickly recovered to finish on a high! Everyone was very impressed!”
Mr and Mrs Pearce, Wimbledon
Married 14th March
“We absolutely loved Gemma (our teacher)! We really enjoyed our lessons from her and she came up with a dance that suited us perfectly. We would like to thank her hugely.
I thought the customer service was all excellent and handled quickly & well when we needed to change a date at the last minute. We also came to you quite late at the day so I’ve been very impressed overall.”
Mr and Mrs Brown, London
Married 21st February
“Very friendly and accommodating, would highly recommend Jamie to anybody.”
Mr & Mrs McDougall, Winchester
Married 13th Dec
“Fantastic! Our teacher was lovely, bubbly, chatty and we had a good laugh whilst learning our dance.
Great experience, everyone loved our routine, it was a fantastic surprise. We felt confident and happy in our routine and would happily recommend anyone do this.”
Mr and Mrs Idle, Leeds
Married 8th Nov
“Karen designed a fantastic routine, was flexible in taking into account our specific requirements, was endlessly patient and most of all, has a fantastic personality which put my husband at ease and turned his sceptical anti-dance attitude into a passionate want-to-do-more-dancing-after-the-wedding view!”
Mr & Dr Powderly, London
Married 11th Oct
Loved Annette our teacher!
Great service, we enjoyed our lessons and we think everyone else did!”
Mr & Mrs Nurick, London
Married 24th Sept
“Contact was immediate flexible and helpful. I like that you can speak to someone. The personal touch was an assurance of the professionalism of the company. Choreographer was Amazing, our dance is on youtube (tim & kay’s new york wedding dance). Will recommend.”
See Tim & Kay’s First Dance Video
Mr & Mrs Wilson, Leigh, Nr Wigan
Married 18th Sept
“Laura was really easy to get on with and very professional. She was happy to go along with our ideas – not laugh at us – and turn them into a brilliant routine which was suited to our ability as dancers!
Excellent communication from team to make sure bookings suited everyone.
The website is easy to use and has lots of information to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Our first dance was the highlight of our wedding and was exactly what we wanted. We have told everyone that we hired a First Dance UK choreographer and can’t recommend them highly enough.”
See Elaine & Sean’s First Dance Video
Mr & Mrs Anderson, Wishaw, Glasgow
Married 6th Sept
“Jessica was fantastic – she was so patient with us both and choreographed a great routine. We had great fun learning the dance with Jessica! Everyone was very impressed and surprised by our first dance!!
We were impressed by the customer service – organising our first dance lessons was very easy especially as we only decided to go for it a couple of months before the wedding.
The website was very easy to navigate and the log in aspect was very handy.
We were very pleased with the service from First Dance UK as well as our fantastic choreographer Jessica!”
Mr & Mrs Evans, St Albans
Married 6th Sept
“We thought our choreographer was fantastic and really put time and effort into the routine for us.
Overall both my Husband and I were very impressed with the service that was provided. Our guests were very impressed with the dance and are still talking about it!!”
See Daniel & Victoria’s First Dance Video
Mr & Mrs Lowe, Chippenham
Married 8th August
“Fantastic choreographer who put us at our ease instantly. Well thought out routine which was manageable and yet impressive. Really encouraging choreographer. Just excellent.
The customer service was excellent. Very efficient. The website was clear and easy to follow. Good for first dance ideas and good example of routine in the You Tube video.
Overall it was a fantastic experience. Considering taking up more dance lesson as a result. Helped to make our day truly memorable.”
Mr & Mrs Nairn, Glasgow
Married 6th August
“I would like to say how fantastic Naomi was. Our first dance was brilliant, we have been told that it was the highlight of the day for many of our guests. A big thank you to Naomi – we filmed the dance and we also have lots of pictures and it went really well. Naomi was a really lovely girl. Thanks again.
Would highly recommend it to others”
Mr & Mrs Roberts, Wrexham
Married 26th July
“Emily was lovely and understood exactly what we wanted, the fact that my husband (who wasn’t too keen to do the lessons) actually enjoyed himself and started bugging me to practise all the time completely shocked me.
We’re both very grateful as the first dance was an absolute hit, despite the MC telling everyone that we’d had lessons in the speech and building us up, we were able to impress them all.
Having been a dancer myself I loved that we had a proper routine and loved dancing centre stage again but more importantly my husband who initially was very worried was more confident and at ease when going onto the dance floor. Emily got my husband to do something I’d never have been able to.”
Mr & Mrs Baxter Kershaw, Leeds
Married 12th July
“Paul was fantastic we had a great time learning our routine. Paul was very understanding as David’s father died a week before our Wedding and we had trouble remembering our routine, but on the day we managed to pull it off…”
Mr & Mrs Tilbee, Ramsgate
Married 5th July
“Louisa was fantastic she made us feel extremely comfortable and made us laugh rather than argue! We really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Louisa.
We really enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end. The wedding was getting very stressful but our dance lessons made us laugh and enjoy some time together which wasn’t about colour schemes etc! Louisa was really fun and when we did have problems she just thought of ways to change the routine to make us feel more comfortable. It really surprised our guests who have all commented in thank you letters. We will, and already have highly recommended First Dance UK.”
Mr & Mrs Douglas-Hughes, Great Yeldham, Essex
Married 21st June
“Rebecca was friendly and made things easy to understand. The steps she suggested were simple to learn, but gave the impression we’d been dancing forever! It was the lifts, though, that got the most cheers.
A great company, from the first enquiry right through to the final lesson.”
Mr & Mrs Field, Leeds
Married 3rd May
“Emma, from the very first lesson, made us feel at ease. She was professional & made the lessons fun. She listened to our requests & together we put together our dance routine. It was a real pleasure having Emma choreograph our routine & it has certainly given us the motivation to carry on dancing”
Mr & Mrs Baines, Frimley, Hampshire
Married 5th April
“I can’t say enough good things about Bethan. We were very apprehensive about the lesson but she really put us at ease and helped us to get over our nerves. The routine was easy to pick up and since we didn’t want it to look too rehearsed, she showed us a variety of moves we could use in any sequence which was brilliant. And people did oooh and aaah in exactly the parts she said they would!
We are so pleased we decided to do the dance lesson! The dance went so well and although it was the bit of the wedding we were most worried about, it is now one of my favourite memories from the day. I have recommended you to friends…”
Mr & Mrs Hanson, London
Married 26th March
“Annette was fantastic and pushed us to put as many fantastics moves in our routine as we could learn! We wanted to wow our audience and we did just that – we managed to keep it a secret from everyone and even our parents who are dancers themselves were very very impressed! We have it all on video so will be able to reflect on the moment for many years to come. Please pass on our sincerest thanks to Annette – I’m sure we would have made her proud!
We would highly recommend learning a routine to anyone getting married. It was so much fun learning it and our audience enjoyed watching it just as much as we enjoyed performing it! Many thanks.”
Mr & Mrs Robinson, London
Married 9th March
“Sam was great and taught us a number of steps during the lesson. She was very patient and put us both at ease. We would definitely recommend Sam to anyone in the area for dance lessons. Please pass on our thanks to Sam – our family and friends were really impressed with our first dance!
A great gift for any newly engaged couples!!”
Mr & Mrs Batterham, Nottingham
Married 9th February
“Karen was always punctual (often early!) and she was very good at making us relax. Despite our frustrations at our personal limitations, Karen was patient and fun. The sessions were enjoyable and we ended up with a great dance.”
Mr & Mrs Yates, London
Married 22nd Dec
The couple asked us to forward this to their teacher: –
”We wanted to let you know that the wedding dance went really well. People were really taken in by the first serious minute and were really concerned when the music started to jump. Then when we went to Britney, they just erupted with applause and got really into it. We loved doing it – it was great fun and so many people came up to us afterwards to tell us how cool they thought it was.
We didn’t get anyone to properly record it but it turned out that 3 people did so on their cameras. Two of the films have been put up on YouTube and I haven’t seen the last one yet. and You can hear the crowd but they were much louder on the night!
Thank you so much for your help with the dance. You were really great and made it really fun – even for beginners like us.”
YouTube Videos of their first dance:
Anthea & Jesse , London
Married 21st Dec
“Janey was fantastic. The routine she created for us was amazing. She made us feel very relaxed and taught us so much during such a short space of time. Our dance was a great hit on the night and totally amazed our guests. Everyone at our wedding were up on their feet clapping and cheering while we danced and then ran onto the dance floor to join us when we were finished. The whole experience was HEAPS and HEAPS of fun. Thanks so much Janey.
First Dance UK managed to arrange all my appointments with very little notice.
I would recommend dance lessons to anyone getting married. It is so much fun and not at all scary and hard like I thought it would be.”
Mr & Mrs Cameron, London
Married 24th Nov
“Jane was fantastic, friendly, approachable, had great ideas and understood exactly the mood we wanted to create.
We were a little nervous just before hand but we managed the dance without a hitch. It was a lovely surprise for our guests who were overwhelmed!
Thanks First Dance UK and thank you to Jane for a fantastic experience.”
Mr & Mrs Darcy, York
Married 27th Oct
“We absolutely love Sam! She was so patient with us, made us feel confident and relaxed and was just a total professional. We could not have done it without her, and she is now a firm friend of ours – she will be getting a bit of our cake soon! I would without hesitation recommend Sam to anyone – she is marvellous! Please tell her how great she is! If only the wedding had been in our hometown, we would have happily invited her for the day.
100% happy with all aspects of the service.”
Mr & Mrs Meadows, Derbyshire
Married 27th Oct
“Clare was excellent and really took her time to make sure we knew what she was explaining
The service was 1st class and probably one of the best things we could have spent £250 on to make our day perfect. We live in England but got married in Ireland. My new wife planned everything perfectly and to be able to dance like we did for our first dance was superb, considering I have two left feet and usually get referred to as Virgil out of the Thunderbirds when I dance! We shocked all of our guests and the man doing the video said it was one of the best first dances he had ever seen!! Thank you once again and a big thank you to Clare for teaching us the routine. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.”
Mr & Mrs Shadlow, Luton
Married 6th Oct
“We both agree that Claire did an excellent job with the routine and the training she gave us. The encouragement was outstanding which gave us the confidence to perform the first dance at our wedding. All of our guests were pleasantly stunned and congratulated the both of us on an amazing performance. It really made our day special and one we shall never forget. We would like to thank Claire for all her hard work and support which was second to none.
We could not ask or hope for a better service or choreographer.
Thank You Claire Thank You First Dance UK”
Mr & Mrs Collier, Cardiff
Married 1st Oct
“Bethan did an amazing job with her two left footed clients! She was very patient with our lack of timing and rhythm! We’re so glad we decided to learn a routine. We kept it a total secret from everyone (including the bridesmaid!) and the cheers we got from all our guests certainly made it all worthwhile!”
Mr & Mrs Bulmer, Staines
Married 22nd Sep
“Janey was absolutely fantastic. She choreographed a fabulous routine which got the loudest round of applause afterwards. When we mentioned we wanted to change part of the routine, she came up with an alternative on the spot which looked fantastic and felt right to us both. She was very friendly and made us feel totally at ease. Our first dance went from being one of my concerns to one of my favourite parts of the day.
We would strongly recommend both First Dance UK and Janey.
LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!”
Mr & Mrs Tasker, North Finchley
Married 23rd Aug
“Aby was extremely patient and had a good sense of humour (which helped a lot!) Andy is now raring for “Strictly come dancing….”
Thank you for responding so quickly when we’d forgotten a part of our routine and putting us in touch with Aby!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and surprised our guests on the day as we’d kept it a secret. They would never have believed that we would have been capable of performing such a professional-looking dance! Thank you to Aby and to all at First Dance UK for making it so easy and so much fun.”
Mr Taylor and Ms Cartlidge, Stoke-on-Trent
Married 9th June
“Abigail was wonderful. She made us feel completely at ease and made the whole experience fun for us both. She was patient and encouraging, always on time and helped to allay our nerves in a kind and thoughtful way.
The booking procedure was professional and easy to follow. Communications were good and we were kept informed at all times. Good website with easy to follow instructions.
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We were both a bit nervous to start with but we soon relaxed and were thrilled to be able to master the routine which Abigail taught us. On the night, our routine went really well, in fact we were asked to do another before the evening came to a close. Our friends and family were thrilled with the surprise. It made the perfect end to a perfect day!”
Mr & Mrs Kirk, Yateley
Married 25th May
“Absolutely wonderful, nothing was a problem or too much trouble. If we get married again we will definitely be using you!!!”
Mr & Mrs Dearlove, Dunmow
Married 12th May
“Clare was absolutely fantastic as our teacher. She allowed us to work out what we were comfortable with and had absolutely no pressure to be ‘perfect’. Your website and booking system were very easy to work with. ”
Mr & Mrs Tuffin, Southfields
Married 11th May
“Kitty was fantastic. Really enthusiastic and created a routine for us which thrilled everyone at our wedding. Lessons were really fun and she was really responsive to our suggestions and feelings.
We have nothing but good things to say about First Dance UK. We will be recommending you to our next friends taking the plunge.”
Mr & Mrs Morris, London
Married 5th May
“We were extremely impressed with Susie’s ability to get us dancing! She was very encouraging and her enthusiasm was refreshing. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is a little nervous about the prospect about dancing on the big day and would like to thank her personally! Please pass on our thanks and let her know that our guests did think it was amazing! x
Every effort was made to arrange lesson times suitable to us.
Dance lessons were certainly not top of our list when we started planning our wedding. However, having experienced the lessons and listened to our guests feedback afterwards, it was certainly a worthwhile investment.”
Mr & Mrs Davies, Solihull
Married 10th Mar
“Dear First Dance UK,
My husband and I would like to thank you for the fantastic service offered by First Dance UK. Our choreographer was Tor and she was absolutely fantastic: so full of energy & enthusiasm, careful & attentive to what we wanted to do and filled us with confidence for our dance on the day.
The lessons were tremendous fun and we were amazed at what we achieved. On the night our dance had our guests gasping, clapping & cheering and we loved every minute of it!
Thank you for your help in wow-wing our guests – they were so impressed.”
Mr & Mrs Marchant, London
Married 2nd Dec
“Nicola was very enthusiastic and patient. She adapted the dance to our personal learning styles and was very friendly and professional.
The customer service was very professional and the website was easy to follow and use.
Overall a brilliant service. Made our day extra special. A must do for any wedding!!!”
Mr & Mrs Mardon, Leeds
Married 7th Oct
“Eleni was extremely helpful and professional. She ensured that we were comfortable with the routine.
We were quite apprehensive about the lessons, but Eleni put us at ease. It was brilliant that she was a professional dancer/choreographer. We will try and continue with dance lessons as we found it very enjoyable.”
Mr & Mrs Puttick, Welwyn Garden City
Married 23rd Sep
“Hannah was an absolute star and we can’t thank her enough. Through all the stress of the planning having this little bundle of brilliance appear once a week was a huge pleasure for us both – learning our dance was the most enjoyable part of the preparation thanks to Hannah!!!”
Mrs & Mrs O’Kelly, Asheridge
Married 1st Sep
“Gemma was brilliant! We really had a laugh whilst undertaking our lessons, and she came up with some great ideas for our dance. it was a pleasure to be taught by her.
It was great! The looks on our guests faces said it all, and we even had to do an encore at the end of the night people were so impressed! Many guests said that the dance ‘made’ the wedding, and that they would always remember it for that, so thank you for giving us a night to remember!”
Mrs & Mrs Swindell, Warrington
Married 25th Aug
“We would like to thank you helping us to make our day special. The booking process was simple and very efficient. Clare was a brilliant teacher – she was nice and funny, but also very professional. She listened to our needs and put together a routine that worked well. We were very sceptical that we would be able to learn a routine in only 5 hours (no time for additional practice) but we did and it worked. We were very pleased with the result because we felt very comfortable doing the routine, which must have looked nice since many of the guests had tears in their eyes.
Thank you so much for making our wedding a bit more special than it would have been without a lovely first dance.”
Ms Dacyl and Mr Carr, London
Married 1st July
“Dear First Dance UK,
Just wanted to say a big thank you to our choreographer Claire who was great in helping us with our first dance’ at our recent wedding. We booked with First Dance UK because neither of us just wanted to shuffle around the dance floor for the entire song! Claire made us feel totally at ease but also prepared a routine with us that we could both cope with (despite as she said, ‘doing advanced steps’!)
Our first dance’ got a fantastic reception on the night especially as it was to a live band! Moreover, our friends and family are still talking about it now!
Thank you very much.”
Mr & Mrs Murphy, Frodsham, Cheshire
Married 24th June
“Cheryl was great fun and very patient throughout the course of lessons and we enjoyed practicing in between and it even helped relieve stress!
The reaction we got was amazing. Whoops and cheers and thunderous applause, especially when my new hubby lifted me in the air, they just roared! Our photographer took a great shot and has now used that as his centrepiece for his website’s homepage!
I would highly recommend this to anyone and it gives your guests such a fantastic surprise as they expect you to just to fall asleep on each other’s shoulders!”
Mr & Mrs Oliver, Reading
Married 17th June
“Gemma was great and made us feel relaxed and comfortable so that we could do the routine she choreographed. She made it great fun and gave some good tips. It was well worth having a lesson!
The booking and payment was easy even though it was short notice.
We would definitely recommend First Dance UK to anyone. It was a fun experience and even made us think we would like to take up dance lessons not just for our wedding!”
Mr & Mrs Desborough, Farnham
Married 9th June
“Clare was extremely lovely and made the whole experience brilliant even though we were very tired most nights she came along. Absolutely brilliant! We were very proud on the day.”
Mr & Mrs McNamara, Earslfield
Married 3rd June
“Jo was excellent, we cannot recommend her strongly enough. She put us at ease immediately as though we were old friends and made the whole experience really fun.
Brilliant service, one of the highlights of the wedding planning process.”
Mr & Mrs Shaw, London
Married 27th May
“Karen did a fantastic job in a very short space of time (3 lessons in 1 week!).
We’ve never seen such a fantastic reaction to a first dance before and the fact that we were made to repeat the performance again later in the evening, is testament to just how good a job Karen did!
It was all arranged very ‘last minute’ everyone involved did a fantastic job.
We would recommend First Dance UK to any couple, the service could not be faulted and the reaction from our guests was worth every single penny!”
Mr & Mrs Flowers, Surbiton
Married 19th May
“Our teacher was lovely. She was patient and kind throughout and accommodating to changes of dates and venues for practice. She was encouraging through out.”
Mr & Mrs Race, Bedford
Married 29th December
“Liz was very friendly and listened to exactly what we wanted. she explained things simply and went over things we were unsure about until we were comfortable with it.”
Mr & Mrs Jessop, London
Married 27th December
“Our choreographer was very accommodating and flexible”
Mr & Mrs Clark-Wilson, Littlehampton
Married 27th December
“Fantastic. Diane took a personal interest in us and made what could have been an embarrassing situation relaxed and comfortable”
Mr Kirk & Mrs Bright, London
Married 12th November
“Conor understood our (my) limitations and set a routine that suited us perfectly!”
Mr & Mrs Dunnett, London
Married 29th October
“Kiersten was fabulous – she was extremely patient, thorough in her explanations and really easy to get along with. We really enjoyed our lessons with her!
I was so delighted with my whole experience – I spoke to Gemma and she just organised the whole thing for us, and made it all really easy.
I have recommended you to 3 or my other friends who are getting married this year!”
Mr & Mrs Looi, from Bedfordshire
Married 2nd November
“Our lessons with First Dance UK were the best money we spent on our wedding day. We kept our dance a secret from everyone and once we started, everyone was cheering, clapping, taking photographs and completely blown away and wowed by what they saw. Many commented to us it was the highlight of the day/evening and we were asked for an encore later.
On the second performance the atmosphere was electric – people were just clapping and cheering all the way through. It is a memory we will never forget and people are still talking to us about it a month after the wedding.
I would highly recommend taking the time to learn a first dance routine as not only does it give you more to do than the standard shuffle on the dance floor but it is a memory you and your guests take away forever. Both of us had never danced before and learnt quite a complex routine in the standard five hour package.
Our instructor was fantastic and created a perfect routine not only to match the music we wanted, but to impress the audience, even with our lack of dance experience. The only sad part of the experience was that our lessons finished as we really enjoyed them. We still do our routine today as we never want to forget it.
Thanks Gemma and First Dance UK – you made our wedding day”
Mr & Mrs England, Married at PennyHill Park, Surrey
Married 8th October
“Our choreographer was very friendly and immediately put us both at ease. She was always willing to take on board any ideas we had of our own, or to change any part of the routine we were having difficulty with.
We had a lot of fun during the lessons and the reaction from our guests when we performed our routine was unbelievable, it was definitely the highlight of our day. At the end of the night we were back to perform it a second time by popular demand.
Three weeks later and our guests are still talking about it! We would thoroughly recommend it to any future couples wanting to make their big day memorable.”
Mr & Mrs Tomlin, Liverpool
Married 16th September
“Our teacher was an absolute joy to work with and changed what could have been a potentially embarrassing dance, and equally the longest 4 minutes of our lives, into one of many highlights to our wedding.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her to my friends.”
Mr & Mrs Peck, Clapham, London
Married 27th August
“My fiancé and I had a so much fun learning to dance with our choreographer. She was very personable, enthusiastic, extremely competent and experienced, and had lots of patience with us. We knew we were in good hands with her. We can’t wait to keep dancing once the wedding is over!
Wedding planning is such a stressful time and I worried that learning a choreographed first dance would be another stress! In fact it was the opposite. My fiancé and I laughed, learned to communicate a bit more with each other, and dancing helped us focus on how much fun we will have on our wedding day, not the stress of planning! Thanks also to you for responding so quickly to my request for lessons. I left it quite late so I was thrilled that you could find an instructor and some dates that suited our very tight schedule.”
Mr & Mrs Duff, E3 London
Married 5th August
“I want to send you a thanks for our teacher and her brilliant and patient tuition. It was perfect for us – she choreographed an ideal routine and it went brilliantly on the night. Karen was superb and we did manage to do her good work justice – the audience was cheering and amazed by the whole thing.
Thank you very much indeed. It was well worth it and a treasured memory of laughter and fantastic fun.”
Mr & Mrs Stainer, Kingston Upon Thames
Married 23rd July
“She was a wonderful Choreographer who provided our dance lessons with energy, fun and positivity.
An asset to First Dance UK . Go Suzie!!!”
Mr & Mrs Lissemore, Birmingham
Married 23rd July
“Our choreographer was absolutely fantastic. The routine was far, far better than we could of imagined. Our audience reaction was amazing, everyone still talks about our first dance. It was a real pleasure to have our dance lessons with our teacher!”
Mr & Mrs Pratt, Bexley, Kent
Married 2nd July
“Our choreographer was brilliant, she was an excellent patient teacher and made us really enjoy the lessons. The dance was a big hit on the day……. thanks very much X”
Mr & Mrs Bickford, Mappledoram
Married 7th May
“Our choreographer was absolutely wonderful. He was great fun, showed infinite patience and was very accommodating of us changing a couple of session times.
Everyone really was surprised by our dance and it really went down well as well as both my husband and myself having a great time. Some fab photos have come out of it and you can really tell we were having FUN!
Thanks to all of you and especially our choreographer for allowing us to have a proper “first dance” rather than hugging in the middle of the dance floor and swaying a little bit!
Excellent fun from the lessons themselves, practicing all the way to the dance itself!”
Mr & Mrs Mifflin, Norbury, London
Married 23rd April
“We had 5 hours of lessons and went from absolute beginners to wowing everyone at our wedding. Our choreographer was very good, extremely friendly and didn’t make us feel silly. The dancing was a total surprise for our guests and when the DJ invited them to join us half way through our song, no one did they just all stood there with their mouths open (as we saw on our video) cheering and clapping at all our moves.
It was absolutely fantastic and has been a talking point for everyone that saw it and those that didn’t have requested to see our video. Also friends that have already got married said they wish they had thought of dance lessons.
We definitely recommend having a special song choreographed for a first dance.”
Mr & Mrs Lewis, Sevenoaks, Kent
Married 23rd April
“Our Choreographer was always very cheerful and motivational. We really enjoyed our lessons as we had the perfect teacher. She was very patient when we made mistakes and full of praise when we got it right. Cannot thank her enough.”
Mr & Mrs Hall, Darwen, Lancashire
Married 19th March
“I wanted to let you know how the day went – fabulous!!! It was truly amazing and the highlight of the day was our first dance, believe it or not! It really was. We put it right to the back of our minds until we cut the cake as we did it directly after that and it went down a storm. Everyone was about to carry on drinking but had to do a double take when they saw us leaning and turning!! Everyone was totally blown away by it especially my Mum who said we should take it up professionally…! We were on such a high afterwards and wanted to carry on all night. We actually did do it again later, when we were getting ready to leave.
Thank you so much for all your help, it really made the day.”
Mr & Mrs Towers, Manchester
Married 12th February
“Our Choreographer was totally fantastic. My husband has two left feet (he won’t mind me admitting that!) and we booked First Dance UK because neither of us just wanted to shuffle around the dance floor for three minutes! She made us feel totally at ease but also prepared a routine with us that we could both cope with but, at the same time, made us look like we knew what we were doing!
Needless to say, the first dance got a fantastic reception – in fact, our friends and family are still talking about it now – three weeks after the event!
Thank you very much.”
Mr & Mrs Bullimore, West Yorkshire
Married 20th December
“Our Choreographer was absolutely fantastic and made 2 complete beginners feel at ease and comfortable. We were so relaxed and happy with the routine that it went perfectly.”
Mr & Mrs Anstee, SE London
Married 4th December
“Our dance teacher provided us with a perfect routine through a well thought out and considerate manner of teaching us. We are keen to continue dancing and hope our choreographer will get the opportunity to help more couples make their wedding day even more special.”
Mr & Mrs Goodfellow, London
Married 9th October
“Please can you pass on our special thanks to our choreographer as she was superb. She created a great dance which many of our guests were very impressed with and suited the song and us totally. We would definitely recommend your services to others.”
Mr & Mrs Killer, Wandsworth
Married 4th September
“I would like to say that we found your service excellent. It was very easy to book with you. Our choreographer was brilliant, we found her very patient and therefore it seemed to be easier to take things in.
As for our routine, it capped the day off perfectly. Nobody would have expected us to do anything quite so flamboyant, there were a lot of shocked and smiling faces on our friends and family.
A big thank you to you and our Choreographer for such a great service.”
Mr & Mrs Buckman, Chiddingfold
Married 14th August
“First Dance UK was utterly professional in all their dealings with us. Our choreographer was an excellent teacher and created miracles with us. I can’t believe we learnt an entire routine – AND we didn’t miss a beat on the day!”
Mr & Mrs Billings, North London, Married 7th August
“Our teacher took plenty of time and care to ensure that we got the best out of our first dance. Her patience and encouragement were greatly appreciated.
Mr & Mrs Cook, Married 10th July
“Professional, friendly and gave us a great dance”
Mr & Mrs Adams, Putney Hill, London, Married 26th June