Wedding Dances

It was not so long ago that a couple’s first dance as man and wife, as special as it was, was only an effervescent memory -- a fact that was no small blessing for couples who happened to be poor dancers. With the advent of home video, a newlywed couple's first dance is almost always recorded on tape, available down through the years for all of posterity to see.

That’s why prospective brides and grooms who want to give a polished and graceful performance on the their big day are increasingly opting to take dance lessons to help prepare for what may be the performance of their lifetimes.

If you are planning to get married, here are a few tips from the experts on learning to dance in preparation for your wedding:

  • Don’t wait until the last minute.
  • Remember that your schedule will get very hectic as your wedding day approaches.
  • Dance instructors recommend starting four to six months earlier to allow more time for practice, especially if you are a newcomer to dancing.

Let us help you make that first dance a dance to remember. We can tailor a program for you to your specific music and needs. We can even design a program for your entire wedding party.


Listed below are some of our wedding packages. With every package, you get a complimentary private evaluation lesson and the assurance that you will be learning to dance from the best.


Give us a call (512) 454-7663 to schedule your first lesson or for more information.


Basic Wedding Dance Package

1 Private Evaluation Lesson
4 Private Lessons 4 Group & 4 Practice classes

Deluxe Wedding Dance Package

1 Private Evaluation Lesson
6 Private Lessons 6 Group & 6 Practice classes
Basic Choreography

Premiere Wedding Dance Package

1 Private Evaluation Lesson
12 Private Lessons 12 Group & 12 Practice classes
Complimentary Music editing
Choreography for your first dance

Wedding Dance Music Editing

We can edit your music.
(Included in Deluxe & Premiere Wedding Package)


Private Group Classes

Let us help get the entire wedding party ready! We can provide private group classes in most any type of dance to get you more comfortable on the dance floor.


Wedding & Reception Hosting

We hope that you will consider the Arthur Murray Dance Studio for more than just dance lessons for that all-so-special first dance. Yes, we have been teaching the world to dance since 1912 and have been in Austin for over 50 years but we are also the perfect location for your reception or party. With over 2,000 square feet and 4 dance floors, we can accommodate up to 120 guests for your wedding ceremony and reception – all in one great location and with plenty of free parking! We can provide full music and light systems to make yours an event to remember. Bring your own DJ or use ours (DJ service is included in your rental).

Call us at (512) 454-7663 for rental rates or to schedule a tour of our facilities.


Remember that dance lessons can actually be a stress reliever. Dancing is good exercise. And lessons pull you out of the hustle and bustle of the day to spend an hour or so with your intended, having fun and working together productively at the same time.


Besides the Waltz and other traditional dances, the Mambo, Salsa, Swing and even the Hustle are all popular at weddings today.


If you plan to dance to a special song at your reception, feel free to bring a recording of it to your dance lessons so you can work on it with your instructor.
(And don’t forget to coordinate with your wedding videographer to the best "coverage" of your special dance.)


Learning to dance for your wedding is a special gift that you and your spouse-to-be can give to each other. Feeling confident and poised when you dance together will ensure that your very first dance together as wife and husband will be a memory you will cherish forever. Arthur Murray has a variety of Wedding Dance Packages available from the simple but elegant to the grand production.