Your Wedding Day is one of the biggest days of your life. And your bridal dance is one of the most remarkable moments that you and your guests will remember for years to come – so why not let the Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company help you make it even more special?
Our Bridal Choreographer can help you to achieve splendid wedding dance lessons that will makes you fabulous on the dance floor with your partner, even if you have no experience and you feel like you have two left feet. So if you want to impress your guests with more than a bridal “shuffle”, read on!
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Why Choose Ceroc Modern Jive For Our Wedding Dance?
This style of dance is one of the easiest partner dances to learn, so is great for new dancers, and you can achieve quite a lot in a short amount of time and create a great dance that wedding guests are always impressed with!
The thrill you will get from the look on your guests’ faces when they see that you can actually do more than just rock from side to side will be one of the highlights of your wedding day!!
With Ceroc & Modern Jive Dance Company, you have the benefit of the experience of our Director and Bridal Choreographer Julie Gunn, who makes learning to dance fun and stress free!
There’s also convenience of us coming to you for your lessons if that’s appropriate – organizing a wedding dance classes at your location to save traveling time for dance classes, then that is extra time to spend on organizing the many other things you have to do in the lead up to the big day!!
When Should We Start?
Ideally, if choosing the Wedding Package (see lesson options below), you should work backwards 6 to 8 weeks from your wedding date, and schedule one hour per week, finishing on the weekend prior to your wedding. This allows for the inevitable stresses of the final week to take priority, when all dance lessons have been completed.
Having said that, our experience extends from teaching an entire bridal party over a nine week period, to a couple cramming 5 hours into the last two weeks before their wedding, and even one couple calling us two days before the wedding for a last minute crash course, so anything goes!!
What Would We Learn?
Of course this would be dependant on your experience and ability, but we can structure your dance around what you want.
You might want to learn something basic like a series of around 4 to 6 moves, which you could repeat and also dance in any order (hence it doesn’t matter if you go wrong!). Usually you would also learn a very safe “dip” to finish your dance off with an impressive flourish for a great photo opportunity at the end!!
On the other hand, if you are the type of learner who likes to know exactly what they should be doing and when, then we can set the order of the moves so that you lock them into your memory before the big day and dance them exactly as rehearsed.
Or, if you are a bit more ambitious; willing to put in a bit more time; and want to look like a true professional, you could take the option of having us choreograph a set routine which exactly matches your choice of music. This could also include fairly basic moves, but the impressive part is that you will hit the highs and lows of your music at exactly the right times.
But What About The Dress?
No problem! Our Bridal Choreographer is experienced in teaching moves with the dress in mind, so whether it be a tight skirt that will inhibit leg movement, or a large circle skirt that will need to keep the groom at his distance, anything can work!
Our Bridal Choreographer has often been seen rehearsing in secret with the Bride in her dress just to reassure her that it’s all going to be alright on the night!!
Can We Choose Our Music?
Absolutely. We recommend that you do choose your own music, as your bridal dance song should be something that is personal and special to you and your partner. As long as it has a consistent beat and is not too slow, it will be easy to dance to. Talk to us for advice on what kind of musical structure works for Ceroc.
On the other hand, if you have no idea what song to use, we can offer you some suggestions from our library. Popular choices include:
- Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – various artists have covered this one
- It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jnr
- My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
- Hero (dance version) – Enrique Iglesias
- You’re the First, the Last, my Everything – Barry White
- Sway – Michael Buble
- Marry Me – Jason DeRulo
- Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Who Will Be Teaching Us?
Julie Gunn is our Director and Bridal Choreographer, and she looks after most of our couples. When Julie is fully booked we have a number of other specialist teachers trained by Julie and experienced in working with the needs of brides and grooms for their special dance.
Julie has been teaching Ceroc since 1996, and specializing in our wedding packages for much of that time.
She has taught many couples, in addition to entire bridal parties and parents, each time using different choreography ranging from the most easy to learn moves for novice dancers who claimed they had two left feet, right up to precise choreography that matched certain parts of the music and was danced as a cabaret style performance.
Julie can also teach very basic waltz, and sometimes couples do like to start with their dance with this traditional style before they launch into Ceroc Modern Jive to modernize the dance and to surprise their audience.
Julie focuses on the fact that your wedding dance is a very special part of your day, and that it has to be right for you. She will discuss at your first lesson what you want to achieve, and will make sure that you learn something that you are comfortable with, that is going to surprise and impress your guests, and that you are going to look back on and remember as one of the highlights of your big day.
Pricing and Package Options
You have a number of options, depending on what you want to achieve and how much time you have:
Option One (the most popular option):
The Ceroc Wedding Package of 5 hours of private lessons. Most couples purchase one package, but you can of course choose to do more than one if you wish, or to top up the package with some single lessons as detailed in Option Two.
The cost per package is $450, payable at or before the first lesson. Prepaid lessons are not refundable if only part of the package is used.
The five hours can be structured according to your preference – eg five single hours over five weeks, or over a shorter period by doing 2 x 1.5hours and 1 x 2hours.
Single private wedding dance lessons at $95 per hour. This can be paid as you go, so you can decide from lesson to lesson how many more you would like to have.
Top up lessons to extend the Ceroc Wedding Package (option 1) are $90 per hour.
Note both of the above options may attract an additional venue hire fee of up $15 to $20 per hour depending on where the lessons are conducted. Most of our lessons are conducted at Willoughby, however contact us for more options including receiving the lessons in your home (subject to a suitable floor space and a travel time fee may apply) and sometimes at one of our existing class venues in the early part of an evening before our regular customers arrive.
Group classes at any of our venues at the casual rate of $17 per person per night. Please check the classes page for up to date information on our venues across Sydney.
Please contact us for information and pricing on other options to include lessons for your bridal party and/or parents.
Not getting married yourself, but you’d like to give something a little different as a wedding gift? Gift certificates for Wedding Packages are available. Contact us for more information.
Customer Comments & Contact Information
For more information on our Bridal Ceroc Options please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0418 426 401 for more details.