Wedding Dance Lessons in Atlanta

When taking their Wedding Dance Lessons in Atlanta, brides and grooms are usually offered memorization of rigid, 100% choreographed steps of a certain dance (be it Cha Cha, Rumba, Fox Trot, or other), with their song playing only occasionally. This is not the way to learn an elegant and confident First Dance for your reception.

Also, chances are your fledgling choreography will fall apart during the actual dance, as few (if any) wedding couples have a lot of time or budget to dedicate to learning their First Dance at a near professional level. It makes sense, they are not planning to become professional ballroom dancers.

On the other hand, every couple who took my 6.5 hour package was well prepared for the occasion.

They even got more than expected (call 404.754.8272 for details).

To see their testimonials click on this image or the link below.

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This cozy private dance studio is conveniently located to Atlanta, Marietta, GA; Roswell, GA; Alpharetta, GA; or Kennesaw, Smyrna, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Norcross, and other parts of Metro area. It is easy to get to from I-75, I-285, or GA 400.

Don’t waste your time and money on “standard” First Dance lessons in dance studios! I’ve witnessed plenty of them… Discover what can be possible in just 6.5 short hours (only 5 visits) here. Schedule your first lesson now: 404-754-8272 or ilya (at) tangobohemia (dot) com

Wedding Dance Package Details :
Limited time special: $350 for 6.5 hours of instruction /5 sessions -if agreed to provide a review after the last session ($54/h). Reg. $375
Song editing is included (if required) $50 value
Additional lessons (if desired) are at $55/h
Availability: flexible and accommodating
***NEW*** “The Last Minute” Intensive: $150 for one  session (between 2 and 2.5hr) – for those couples who waited till the Last Moment and realized, just like all other untrained couples, they Can Not wing it :)
404-754-8272 or ilya (at) tangobohemia (dot) com

Gift Certificates for Wedding Dance Lessons are available as well. Just ask!

A Better Way to Learn Wedding Dance

1. First, dance lessons are taught out of a private studio space in a nice, quiet residential area in East Cobb. I stopped teaching wedding couples in public dance studios over 5 years ago. Sure, for regular ballroom lessons it would be just fine. However, there is a special requirement for a Wedding Dance – you have to get intimately familiar with the music/song you chose. In any dance studio your song can’t be more than a few times during a lesson, as you have to share your music time with other dancers. This is confusing and frustrating for Your learning. (Not to mention distractions coming from other dancers on the same floor.)

2. Secondly, your scheduling flexibility is nearly unlimited, provided there are no bookings by other couples for the times and days requested. I am available weekdays and weekends, some holidays, mornings, afternoons, and evenings. We could start at 8am or 9pm, if you have to. If something happens and you have to change your appointment, I do not recall an instance when I couldn’t accommodate the rescheduling.

In fact, as I was writing this I got a call from one of my couples who were on their way for the 6pm lesson, but got stuck in traffic in a thunderstorm. They decided to re-schedule the lesson after “fighting” traffic for over 30 minutes, so they’d be in a better state of mind. That was no problem, we found a new suitable time and day right then.

3. A song editing service is included in the package (studios do not offer that!). Quite often you have selected a special song with a sentimental value attached and would love to dance to it. Sometimes it works right “out of the box”, but more often a certain “tweaking” has to be done to it to make sure it is suitable for dancing (as opposed to just listening). I will analyze the song, offer advice on what may need to be done to the song, and then implement it using special software. To date I recall of only one or two songs we could not make dance-able, and those couples had alternative choices.

4. What type of a dance will we be learning? Let me explain my view on this. Please do not be confused by the website title – we do Not need to learn Argentine Tango (unless this is what you request). The important point here is that you dance to your song, not a specific dance. Therefore we do not have to attach the song to a specific dance. We will tailor the dance to your song. Quite the opposite from what ballroom instructors offer at studios.

This unique, effective, and fun approach will enable you to create a natural dance to your song without feeling “boxed in” into a specific dance type. As an added benefit, by the end of our training you will discover how to dance to different songs without spending precious time and effort on learning it. And if you are not quite sure yet what to make out of it, it is fine. All you need is to contact me and start your lessons. Wonderful things will happen… :)

(Father-Daughter dance and Mother-Son dance lessons available as well)

You do not have to SHARE Your music, Your space, and Your attention by taking Wedding Dance Lessons at a regular dance studio. There is a better way:

Call 404-754-8272, email, ask questions and schedule your first dance lesson.

(check out how Chilli (of TLC fame) took a dance lesson with me on VH1)

Wedding Dance Package Details :
Limited time special: $350 for 6.5 hours of instruction /5 sessions -if agreed to provide a review after the last session ($54/h). Reg. $375
Song editing is included (if required) $50 value
Additional lessons (if desired) are at $55/h
Availability: flexible and accommodating
***NEW*** “The Last Minute” Intensive: $150 for one  session (between 2 and 2.5hr) – for those couples who waited till the Last Moment and realized, just like all other untrained couples, they Can Not wing it :)
404-754-8272 or ilya (at) tangobohemia (dot) com

All it takes is 5 sessions, 6.5 hours, and not much strain on the budget for you to have an exciting experience. You will learn more than just the first dance, you’ll learn a secret to dancing TOGETHER. You’ll get to know each other better, it will make you happy on a dance floor at your reception, and as an added bonus, at any party or event from now on.

We will pay careful attention to your chosen music, edit it if needed to the right time, speed, and volume, and use just the right dance elements / steps to fit it. In the end we add an elegant beginning and a meaningful closing to make sure you look good for photo and video opportunities.

How does it sound to have:

No stress while learning your First Dance
No boring memorization of steps for one occasion
No looking awkward on the dance floor :)

Imagine: the feeling of moving to music and with music, the feeling of a connection to your partner, the desire to continue dancing even after the song is over… It can happen when you learn your first dance with me.


Your First Dance Lessons Package in More Detail

Package description: 5 sessions (6.5 h). The first one is 2 hour-long. We will cover the fundamentals of a partner dance. The other four will be 60 minutes each. We will decide on elements (from various dances) that suit your particular choice of music and make a flexible routine, with an opening and closing for photo ops and added impact. You will be able to vary the main part of the dance to your liking. It takes the stress out of you and allows you to focus on each other, as the bride and groom should during their first Wedding Dance.

Should you decide to enhance your Wedding Dance with more fancy steps, you are welcome to take extra lessons at a discounted rate of $50/h. Optional: 2 hour private, $140. You could also request an individual lesson ($75/h), although it doesn’t help much with the wedding dance.

Additional services (included in the package):

  • advice on song selection, related to dance
  • song editing for time (around 3 minutes is best)
  • song editing for tempo (to get to the right ‘bpm’ for you)
  • photos of your lesson (for your scrapbook if requested)
  • short video clips for practicing at home (if requested)

Studio location: East Cobb, easy to get to from I-285, I-75, and GA400

Convenient to Midtown, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Woodstock, Smyrna, Acworth, Kennesaw, Tucker, Norcross, Doraville, Chamblee,  and other towns in Metro Atlanta Area. (see studio photo below)

I am so confident in my approach to teaching you Wedding Dance that I offer a no questions asked money back guarantee should you find the approach not working for you no later than 1 hour into the first session. See some of our first dance lessons testimonials. More to come.

Call 404-754-8272 or email and lets start!

wedding dance by michelle and tom

Wedding Dance Lessons – The Approach

The secret to success is in applying certain principles of partner dancing to your learning – how to lead, how to follow, how to stay with the music, how to connect with each other – and come up with a relaxing and enjoyable dance. More importantly, my method will allow you to improvise during your dance at any time and any place. You can choose any song you like, for as long as it has a clear danceable beat. There is no need for memorization of complex choreography.

Your First Dance will be elegant, relaxed, and memorable. It’s memory will last a lifetime because everything you learn with me about dancing will stay with you, and can be put to good use at any Reunion, Party, Dance Club, or Social Event.

Important side benefits of our training are (among others):

  • learning to connect better with your partner Off the dance floor as well.
  • learning the true meaning of leading & following (they’re equally important)

Contact Ilya via email, on |Contact| page, or call 404.754.8272

Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Dance

The father of a bride and the mother of the groom should be ready for a dance with a daughter or a son at the wedding.  Our lessons can help you prepare for this exciting moment. With the Wedding Dance Lessons package the cost is $50 an hour with no minimum. We use the same method for a Father-Daughter dance and Mother-Son dance as for the Bride and Groom. Often an hour is all you would need.


I hope that even after your wedding and a successful First Dance you decide to continue this wonderful activity – dancing. You will get to enjoy great music, light exercise, acquire new friends, and a wonderful pastime.

(written by Ilya Bohemia)

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