Leading up to our wedding, my then fiance (now husband) and I were really excited about our first dance. We love to dance, but while we excel in enthusiasm and fun, we definitely lack true talent. We wanted our first dance to reflect our fun nature and chose a non-traditional song, Everlasting Love, by Love Affair. Knowing it was lively and the typical first dance slow sway back & forth wouldn't work, I did a little searching on the internet for a place to take a few lessons. As we love dancing, we've taken a few ballroom lessons & not had great experiences. The instructors pushed expensive packages and focused on picky details not allowing us to learn anything we could actually apply on a dance floor, when all we really wanted was a little help not stepping on each other's toes as we try to spin & play on the dance floor. NY Wedding Dance's website intrigued me because their message promoted fun and true enjoyment of dance. We could not have been happier with our decision. Our instructor Leslie was fantastic. She immediately put us at ease with her sense of humor and friendly nature and took time to talk with us to find out exactly what we hoped to gain from our lessons. She listened to our music and taught us a simple 2 step that we continued to build upon, ultimately learning several turns and cuddles and even managed to perfect a dip to end our dance. We looked forward to each lesson as we knew we'd have a great time dancing, laughing and enjoying Leslie's company & expertise. When our wedding day arrived and it came time for our first dance we were both so excited & the moment we began dancing our guests literally started cheering at our "new moves." It was one of our favorite moments from our wedding. Our experience was so great that we plan to go back to try our hand, or should I say feet, at Salsa & Swing. I would recommend NY Wedding Dance to any couple hoping for a fun & special first dance. Thank you so much!
Laura & Michael Horan