Private Wedding Dance Lessons in the comfort of your own home, or studio near you. Our Professional Instructors are here to help you with any of your dance needs. Travelling all over London & South UK


Why would we need help with our First Dance?

Some couples don't think about their First Dance until they are there, at the wedding, in the middle of the dance floor with everyone looking at them. For some couples this can be quite daunting and not knowing what to do leads to 3 minutes of awkward swaying until you can get your guests to come to rescue you from the dance floor! With our help, you won't need rescuing! We can help with some simple steps to get you through your chosen song, or on the other hand, if you love the idea of a big dance with lots of songs all sliced together and something your guests will never forget, then we can help you with that too! We have packages to suit all couples, or bridal parties, Father of the Bride and Mother of the Groom! We can help with any of your dancing needs!

Why choose us?

Because we make the whole thing stress-free! From emailing to book in, we will find the right instructor to fit in with your busy schedule, come to your home or local studio so you don't have to go anywhere. Then we want to make teaching you those basic moves fun, no pressure to get everything right, we will go at your pace. Then we work with you to create the first dance that you had envisioned! Then following up with handy tips for the big day, we want the whole experience to be a breeze!

We haven't chosen our song yet!?

It's not a worry that you haven't chosen your song yet! Some couples like to have a taster lesson with us to learn the very basics before choosing their song, as they find that knowing a few moves can help decipher the songs that are easier to dance to than others. When it comes to choosing your song, my advice would be, try to find something that is meaningful for both of you. A song that reminds you of something special.... or just a song that really captures how you feel about each other. The most typical first dance songs are the soppy slow songs.... your song doesn't have to be that if you don't want it to be. We have done dances to lots of upbeat songs as well as beautiful slow songs and they are equally as good. No song is 'too out there' or 'too soppy' if it's perfect for you. Also, you don't need to factor in the length of the song either because we can edit your music to be the exact right length for you, or communicate with the Band so they play it exactly right. So if you come down to a final shortlist of songs we can always help you with the final decision in your lessons. Can't find the song you want sung the way you like? Why don't you let us get the song re-recored for you, so it's your own personally tailored song for your special moment.

What's included in a Package?

Once you have chosen which package seems right for you and pencilled in the dates for your lessons, everything is sorted. Your personal instructor comes to you. You have consistency with the same teacher, who will have good knowledge of your song and the kind of dance you are after so to make every lesson a productive one. All packages include practice materials to help you between lessons from; Videos of the dance moves, voice recordings of your teacher guiding you through your dance, and on top of this if you would like a write-up of your choreography we will happily email you the notes from each lesson, we want practising to be as easy and enjoyable as possible. You have access to your teacher for questions/feedback between lessons, or after the final lesson with ongoing support up until the big day. If you need to change your lesson date because something important has come up, no worries at all, we will try our best to reschedule your lesson to another date. Or if you decide you need one or two extra lessons to make sure you're feeling super confident on the day, not a problem at all, we will just tag them onto the end of your package. We are a bespoke service second to none - with our main goal being that learning your wedding dance is an easy and enjoyable experience.

When can I have my lessons? Are the lessons during the day?

We understand that most people are planning their wedding alongside having a busy 9-5pm job. So even though we do offer lessons on weekdays between business hours, this is not our busiest/most popular time to offer our lessons. We generally offer a 6pm or an 8pm time slot on a weeknight in our busy season. On the weekend we offer lessons any time between 10am - 6pm. Lessons out of these hours are always achievable on request, it's just about finding the right instructor to fit in with you. Those popular time slots do get filled up months in advance in our busy season so please book as far in advance as you can to ensure you can get lessons at the time best for you and your partner.

What areas do you cover?

We have the pleasure of having instructors in all areas of Greater London so that we can help far and wide. Having your lessons in Central London is no problem at all as TLF will get us there. But we also have Instructors who cover South London, South West London, West London, North West London, North London, North East London, East London and South East London. We have instructors that will happily drive to you in Surrey, Berkshire, Kent, Essex, and Buckinghamshire. Couples outside of Greater London may encounter a small travel fee for the instructor to get to you.


Highly recommend The Next Step Co!! We worked with Yvette on our First Dance and Father Daughter dance and we are so happy with it! We thought we had two left feet and no rhythm but Yvette choreographed a dance that was perfect for each of our comfort levels. Her guided videos really helped us practice on our own time which meant that we were able to learn in just a few lessons! Everyone was super impressed on our wedding day! I can't thank her enough and would recommend The Next Step Co to anyone looking for the perfect Wedding Dance!!

Monica & Nichal

Learning our First Dance was one of the things we enjoyed the most about planning our wedding! This is saying something as we both were so nervous about it! Our Instructor was lovely and professional throughout and made it lots of fun. She created a dance to suit our music and beginner skill level. The three session package was perfect as we built up to the full dance which never felt overwhelming. It was so helpful having the recordings from each session with the voiceover so we could get in a little extra practice. One of our most cherished moments in our wedding day was the practice Tom and I did just before we went into our wedding breakfast just us in our wedding outfits. We also loved “the real thing”. I couldn’t recommend Yvette highly enough! My brother and his wife have just been helped by Yvette on their first dance and it was so special to see how relaxed they were. We love The Next Step Co.

Luc & Tom

Thank you Yvette and Emma! Emma choreographed our wedding dance/s. We were both beginner ballroom dancers but after 6 lessons (and some home practice) we were able to perform a Shostakovich waltz - even with a lift! - followed (as a surprise to the audience) by an Earth Wind and Fire funky routine, which they also choreographed for us. Yvette also found a practice studio that was close to our address which made regular lessons a lot easier. This enabled us to have lessons on weekday evenings and helped us to feel confident very quickly. Most importantly we had fun in every lesson - the wedding dance practices were not another chore in the wedding planning, but an activity we both looked forward to, and we felt closer as a couple after each dance practice. We would definitely recommend The Next Step Co. for any wedding dance lessons!

Winsy & Michael

Choosing a First Dance for our wedding was probably the most difficult decision we had to make for our wedding day. Even after moving our wedding twice over the course of 2 years, we still didn’t know what song to pick. We finally decided on something fun (less than 2 months before the day!) but knew this meant we had to do an equally fun dance so that it was entertaining for the guests. After a quick google search, we booked The Next Step Co. for 2 lessons to help us with our dance. Fran came to teach us at our house having choreographed a full routine for us! She made us feel totally at ease and was a fantastic teacher. She recorded the full dance so we were able to practice daily until the big day. Our dance ended up being one of the highlights of the day - I will never forget the surprise, joy and laughter on our guests faces. It was priceless! We felt so happy and relaxed throughout the day knowing that we had a plan rather than just swaying awkwardly in the middle of the room. One of the best decisions we made! Thanks Fran & Yvette!

Krystyna & Jonathan

What can we say about the amazing Yvette! From start to finish, she was incredible. I called her on my commute to work around 1 month prior to our wedding date, and she got straight onto organising her schedule to fit us in to create a dance routine for us. My husband (!) and I both have busy corporate jobs, so the fact that she came to our home was even better! She is like a breath of fresh air, so positive and we always finished the sessions feeling so good! Yvette is the type of person you will immediately feel at ease with! She is so naturally creative, it just comes to her with so much ease. If you are looking to do a dance routine for your first dance, I would absolutely recommend TheNextStepCo! If you are considering it - absolutely do it - you will not regret it. Yvette even mixed our first dance song perfectly for us as well, even our DJ couldn’t quite get it right, but Yvette did it straight away! We will be recommending Yvette to all of our friends, and we need to think of another occasion to work with her again! Thank you, Yvette - you rock!! The Robinsons

Zoe & James

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