Testimonials

Don’t just take it from us, see what others have to say about First Dance Leeds!

Jess and Chris

Thank you James, we loved our dance and have had so many compliments! We are so proud of ourselves for pulling it off!! We keep watching the video (below) on repeat. I have a massive smile on my face ? thank you so much for putting it together, we had a fab time doing it (Chris got a bit of abuse from me as I wanted it perfect, but I have been forgiven ha). All the best and enjoy our video!

[vimeo width=”960″ height=”540″]https://vimeo.com/178814114/764f19294b[/vimeo]

Jess and Chris
Gold Package. Leeds.
August 2016

Mike and Katy

Thank you to you both so much for all your help with the dance- you made the lessons so enjoyable and we now have some signature dance moves if ever needed! We had amazing feedback about the dance, and the hotel staff told us we were their favourite couple ever because of it. We are definitely recommending you to our friends!

Mike and Katy
Platinum Package. Leeds.
July 2015

Emma and John

emma and john
The dance went well and everyone was suitably impressed… we got a big cheer at the end.
We got through it well which was surprising given how much I had had to drink by this stage!
Thanks both of you for making it possible for us.

Emma and John
Platinum Package. Pontefract.
October 2014.

David and Flic

Thank you so much for the Ice Breaker dance lesson – it was absolutely the perfect way to kick off our evening celebration and got everyone up and moving ahead of the live band starting.

Also thank you again for the dance lessons, we couldn’t have wished for a better teacher.

PS: The video of the dance was awesome! We watched it on a 40 inch TV last night :D”

David and Flic.
Ice Breaker and Gold Package. Leeds.
September 2014

Scott and Jess

The First Dance was amazing thank you James. Thank you so much for all you hard work, it really added to our day. Hopefully we will be able to come to some of your classes when our lives settle back to normal a bit more! 🙂

Scott and Jess.
Gold Package, Leeds
August 2014

Nicola and Dewi

We absolutely loved our sessions and it became something we really looked forward to! We came to James with our vision of our first dance and he helped us create our dream first dance.

Thank you James!

Check their dance out here:
[youtube width=”480″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg6GZADXg8Q[/youtube]

Nicola & Dewi
Gold Package. Leeds.
April 2014

John and Kate

A week before our wedding we decided that we wanted a quick last minute lesson before our big day as we didn’t want to just stand there and shuffle! We didn’t have a song but we ended up choosing ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra with the help of the songs page! As you can see it was all very last minute!

James and Emma came round to our house and gave us a dancing 101 in 90 minutes.

Which at the end we had plenty of moves to use for the day, they advised us well in what to use and where and giving us all the information we needed so that we felt comfortable on the day. Finally they recorded everything we had done and put it on their YouTube so that we could get some practice in during the week! Thankfully the day went really well and everyone loved our new moves.

Thanks guys!
John and Kate
Selby, August 2013

Jennifer and Kyle

Thanks James and Emma.

The dance went very very well on our wedding day. Everybody loved it. They were surprised and impressed with our routine, and

the applause at the end was almost deafening!

Really big thanks to both of you for teaching us so much in such a short space of time. You really help to make our day that extra bit special.

We are going to perform the same dance in our Chinese Wedding next month. We are sure they are going to love it too.

Thank you very much guys. We could not have done it without you. You have introduced us to salsa, and I am sure we will visit your class very soon.

With kind regards,
Jennifer & Kyle
Leeds Centre, July 2013

Marie and Mark

We can’t thank James enough for the help he gave us on our First Dance. We had no previous dance experience and neither of us had ever slow danced before but James was brilliant.

He made us feel at ease and expertly guided us through learning the steps and putting them together.

On the day itself we felt confident, performed our first dance without any hitches and enjoyed every minute of it. Afterwards we had lots of comments from guests who were very impressed with our dancing skills! Thank you James we couldn’t have done it without you!

Thanks,
Marie & Mark Spencer
Cleckheaton, December 2012

Kate and Neil

Only months before we had no idea how to dance and ended up pros!

Neil was petrified of doing a first dance, he had even mentioned not doing it

because of this I got in touch with First Dance Leeds and let them know the situation. From minute one James put us at ease and made Neil feel confident in his dance abilities. It took a couple lessons but by the end Neil actually enjoyed dancing and could do it well. James, Emma and Michaela worked hard with us to build our confidence and by the end we had something to be proud of. It was perfect. We can’t stop thinking about it. Thank you so much guys.

Kate and Neil
Bramley, December 2012

Jenna and Dave

We wanted to do something special and unique for our first dance, something that everyone would remember. We went to James and Emma with some idea of what we wanted but with their help in the consultation we put the dance together.

We started with a traditional dance moving into a fun routine which encouraged our guests to join in

towards the end with an easy line dance. They were very understanding and made sure that we were comfortable with what we were doing and we had the perfect dance. On the day it went to plan and everyone was talking about it for weeks. We still can’t stop smiling! Thank you 🙂

Jenna and Dave
Alwoodley, September 2012

Kyle and Charlotte

Jake came to our rescue with a few weeks before our wedding! Having been recommended through our friend Olivia he gave us the basic steps and guidance for our first dance. In such a short space of time

we went from nervous wrecks to actually looking forward to our first dance!

Thanks Jake you’re a life saver!

Kyle and Charlotte
Leeds, July 2012

Mark and Jo

We came to James and Jake with the idea of choreographing a routine to I should have known better by The Beatles. Jo and I had no prior dance experience and were looking for some inspiration. James and Jake were fantastic from the off, making us feel at ease with the task at hand and making dance fun!

We looked forward to our sessions every week

and by the end of it all we had a first dance to be proud of!

Mark and Jo
Wakefield, May 2012

Sam and Jo

We had been inspired by a YouTube video of a couple swing dancing at their wedding. Once we had seen the video we instantly knew what we wanted to do for our first dance! We contacted First Dance Leeds and they came over for a consultation and we talked through our vision. Despite our lack of dance experience Mike was confident we could pull it off. Over a series of months we trained and our dancing got better and better! When it came to the day we wowed everyone. Even ourselves!

We had gone from complete novices to actual dancers!

We can’t thank Mike and the First Dance Leeds guys enough. We look forward to seeing them on the dance floor in the future.

Sam and Dave
Wakefield, August 2011

Maryam and Saeed

We could not have asked for a better service, Jake and James made sure the lessons were pitched perfectly, they were indeed great!!

Very passionate, very entertaining and very energetic.

We loved the whole experience and we’d highly recommend them to anybody getting married.
Thank You Guys :).

Maryam and Saeed Abdipour
Meanwood, July 2011.

Jonathan and Clare

As a couple having never danced properly before, and about to Marry with the daunting task of the “First Dance” in front of all our friends and family, we wanted to make sure could enjoy this symbolic and loving dance, remaining confident and calm despite the centre stage expectations.

James and Jake were fantastic at preparing us with not only a natural looking and classic routine, but also with the basic background dance knowledge and steps in order to improvise, should on the day we miss the odd step or have a mind blank. They ran the sessions in the comfort of our own home, and did everything possible to help make us feel relaxed and at ease with the situation from lesson 1.

Myself and my wife really looked forward to our weekly lessons to the extent that its now something we think we will look to take up as a hobby in the near future.. James watch this space!

I would highly recommend them to any prospective couple looking, like us, to learn a routine or basic steps for a forth coming wedding or event.

Many thanks again James and Jake for all your help, patience and perseverance.

Jonathan & Clare Marsden
Leeds, June 2011

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