Dallas Studio

6526 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240
214-646-3075

Plano Studio

3001 W. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano , TX 75023
214-473-4328

Grapevine Studio

1271 William D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine, Tx 76051
817-488-8338

A Dance To Last a Lifetime

Wedding Programs


Wouldn’t it be great to have the romance of dancing for the rest of your lives together? Arthur Murray Dance Studios have been teaching future husbands and wives to dance for over 102 years. It is our experience that every couple has different needs, preferences and time schedules but everyone has the ability to become a good dancer with enough time. We can put something together that is uniquely yours.

For most couples their wedding day is considered to be the most important day of their lives. It wasn’t so long ago that a couple’s first dance as man and wife was just an effervescent memory—a fact that was no small blessing for couples who happened to lack any experience with dancing. As technology constantly improves, more and more couples are having their most cherished memories documented on video tapes and DVD’s. With the proliferation of the internet and the simplicity of video sharing, a couple can share their special day with people all over the world. The highlight of any reception and the image most guests will remember is that of the first dance. That’s why many prospective brides and grooms want to give a more polished and graceful performance on their big day. They are increasingly opting to take dance lessons to help prepare for what may be the performance of their lives. Don’t be caught unprepared for the moment that will last a lifetime.

Learning to dance is a special gift that you and your spouse-to-be can give to each other that will completely transform your wedding and add joy and romance to your marriage for years to come. A couple who feels confident and poised when they dance together will ensure that their very first dance together and husband and wife will be a memory they will cherish forever.

Your Unique Vision

Your wedding programs will be personally tailored to your needs and desires. Whether your goal is to look like Fred and Ginger, or just to avoid the dreaded High School Sway, your Arthur Murray Wedding Dance Specialist will work with you and your spouse-to-be to create a designer program that will meet your individual needs.

Here are a few things to consider in preparing for your wedding dance:

  • Don't wait until the last minute. Learning to dance well takes time. Remember that your schedule will get very hectic as the wedding day approaches. Arthur Murray recommends starting to prepare four to six months earlier to allow time for practice, especially If you are a newcomer to dancing.
  • If you have already chosen your "wedding song", please bring a recording of it to your first lesson so your instructor can plan your lessons accordingly. It is okay if you haven't chosen a song yet, you can bring a few choices with you, or your Arthur Murray Wedding Specialist can assist you by giving you some options to listen to.
  • Be aware that not every wedding dance will be a Waltz. Most songs that couples bring into the studio range from being a Rumba or Foxy, to even a sassy Swing or sexy Salsa. All of these dances and many more, are applicable to the popular music played at most weddings today. Don't limit yourself to just one dance for the wedding. Be prepared for a variety of dances on your wedding day.
  • Be patient when learning to dance. Remember that dance lessons can actually be a great stress reliever. As time gets closer to the wedding, many couples have more stress In their lives than they have ever experienced. Lessons will 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. Even after the big day, many couples keep up with their lessons to provide them with a fun and relaxing date night.
  • Don't try to teach your fiancé. You'll both have a lot more fun dancing if you let your instructor do the teaching.
  • Practice in the right shoes. Wear shoes that are similar to the ones you'll be wearing on the big day.
  • Be consistent with all of your appointments (privates, groups, and practice sessions). The more often you come in, the less review there will be on each lesson and you will feel more prepared for the wedding. Use the classes and practices whenever possible. Everyone feels more comfortable on a private lesson, but the classes and parties will be closer to what the rest of your reception will be like, and the teachers will be right there to help! Group classes and Practice Sessions also help to solidify the information received on private lessons, making the private lessons more efficient.
  • Don't forget to coordinate with your wedding videographer to get the best "coverage" of your special dance. You'll need to talk to your DJ or wedding band as well so they don't cut your special dance short. They're used to most couples who can't dance so you'll find they quickly get other people onto the dance floor to dance with you so you can "hide in the crowd".

Our Programs

The Arthur Murray Schools of Dance offer special wedding programs designed to help you with learning to dance for your first dance. These dance programs can also be designed to help you in learning some of the most popular social dances to enjoy at your fun-filled wedding reception, nightclub dancing on your honeymoon, exciting date nights during your life together, and romantic dinner/dancing vacations and anniversary celebrations. You may also be considering Father/Daughter or Mother/Son dances at your wedding. Whatever your situation requires, Arthur Murray can plan you a program just as unique as your wedding.

In order to make sure we have a true understanding of what you want to accomplish during your lessons, we start each Bride out with a complimentary Bridal Consultation. After we have determined your needs, you'll experience an Introductory Dance Lesson to give you the opportunity to work with one of our instructors. A Dance Program Counselor and your Arthur Murray Professional Dance Instructor will work with you to determine how you want your special dance to look.

How many lessons you will need depends on your learning style, the amount of practice you do, and how good you want to become. Our focus on private lessons allows you to learn at your own pace according to your schedule. There is no "per person" charge at Arthur Murray, our programs are all carte blanche (all inclusive). It doesn't take long to learn the basics. After that, spend a little more time polishing your technique or learning a choreographed routine. You can make your special dance as simple or as elaborate as you like. It's up to you!

It is never too late to start learning. If you find that you have forgotten about learning to dance until the last minute...it is possible, in just a few lessons, to learn the basics, a turn, and a dip.

Things you may want to know for your first lesson...

  • What kind of music will you have at the wedding?
  • Will a band or DJ play your first song?
  • Will you have a Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, or bridal party dances?
  • Will your honeymoon have dancing? (Latin/Tropical getaway, Cruise, etc.)
  • What is the size of the dance floor at your reception?
  • How many other weddings will you attend this year?

Song Selection

The song you choose is just as important as your first dance. Your song will set the mood of your reception; it also represents your relationship and leaves a lasting impression with your friends and family. If you already have a special song, please bring it to your consultation on a CD or IPOD. If you haven't selected a certain song yet, use the suggestions below to set you on the right path. We have listed songs that range from Classic to Contemporary, from Jazz to Country, not only because they are great songs, but also because they are easy to dance to. The best thing to do is to select several songs that you both like, and narrow it down from there as you begin to feel more comfortable with the dancing.

Bride & Groom

  • It Had To Be You
  • Lost in this Moment
  • The Best is Yet to Come
  • At Last
  • Endless Love
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • With This Ring
  • A Groovy Kind of Love
  • I Can't Help Falling in Love with You
  • Don't Know Much
  • How Sweet it is to be loved by You
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Crazy for You
  • Someone to Watch over Me
  • I've Got You under My Skin
  • I Get A Kick Out of You
  • I'll Always Love You
  • Fascination
  • In Your Eyes
  • Here and Now
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Almost Paradise
  • Forever & Ever, Amen
  • Our Love is Here to Stay
  • Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You
  • Fields of Gold
  • Night & Day
  • Could I Have This Dance

Father/Daughter

  • In My Daughter's Eyes
  • My Girl
  • A Song for my Daughter
  • I Loved Her First
  • You Can Let Go Now Daddy
  • Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  • You're my Hero
  • Daughters
  • Father & Daughter
  • Dance With My Father
  • Daddy's Little Girl
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • There Goes My Life

Mother/Son

  • I Hope You Dance
  • Because You Loved Me
  • My Wish
  • Stand By Me
  • The Greatest Love of All
  • A Song for Momma
  • I'll Always Love My Momma
  • Momma's Song
  • Mama
  • You Raise Me Up
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  • My Guy
  • I'll Be There

Frequently Asked Questions

When Should We Start Taking Lessons?

Don't wait until the last minute. Learning to dance well takes time. Remember that your schedule will get very hectic as the wedding day approaches. Arthur Murray recommends starting to prepare four to six months earlier to allow time for practice, especially If you are a newcomer to dancing.

What Should We Do If We Waited Until The Last Minute?

It is never too late to start learning. If you find that you have forgotten about learning to dance until the last minute...it is possible, in just a few lessons, to learn the basics, a turn, and a dip.

How Should We Select A Song?

See Song Selection in previous section.

What Should I Wear To My Lessons?

You should dress comfortably for your lessons. Our instructors are always dressed in business professional attire. Our students come as they are, some in suits straight from work or on their lunch break, others in jeans. We only recommend that you don't wear anything too restrictive of movement or that you are uncomfortable in.

Do I Need Special Shoes?

That depends. If you have shoes for your wedding, you can wear something similar so you will feel comfortable on the big day. If you haven't bought your wedding shoes yet, you may want to consider buying dance shoes to wear for your wedding. They are typically very comfortable and come in a wide variety of styles. Dance shoes will make your learning experience easier because they give your feet the flexibility and freedom to move. We can recommend some stores and styles for you.

How Long Will It Take Me To Learn?

How many lessons you will need depends on your learning style, the amount of practice you do, and how good you want to become. Our focus on private lessons allows you to learn at your own pace, according to your schedule. It doesn't take long to learn the basics. After that, spend a little more time polishing your technique or learning a choreographed routine. You can make your special dance as simple or as elaborate as you like. It's up to you!

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