412 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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About Us

Empire Dance is proud to have taught many couples in preparation for their wedding dance. Couples generally take a series of Private Lessons where they focus on their wedding dance and also develop the skills to have a blast dancing at their reception!

Couples are encouraged to bring their wedding music to class to tailor the dance to their first song. (Our instructors can help advise couples on choosing music if needed).

We make learning fun! Couples often report that their dance lessons were the most romantic, relaxing moments in the midst of hectic wedding preparations!

We understand that, simple or fancy, your first dance should reflect your style. Whatever the dance -- from a basic waltz to a show-stopping tango -- you will learn the skills of lead and follow, to make your first dance, truly, 'A Dance to Last a Lifetime!'

Special: Mention MyNewYorkWedding and get your first one hour lesson for only $61 (regularly $82).

4 Private Lessons: $300
10 Private Lessons: $700
20 Private Lessons: $1,350

Gift Registry: The Wedding Couple registers with Empire Dance for a package of dance lessons. Friends and families may purchase all or part of the package.

More about Private Lessons:

Private lessons make your goals an exciting reality. Whether you are preparing for the social dance floor or special event, you will achieve your goals faster with one-on-one attention. One private lesson gives the concentrated learning experience equal to four group lessons.

Lessons are scheduled at your convenience. Dance style is your choice - choose from Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Belly Dance, and more, or a combination of dance styles.

Private Lessons may be taken individually or shared by two people with no extra charge.

Empire Dance can also arrange a "Private GROUP Lesson(s)" for your Wedding Party, family or friends in the dance(s) of your choice. Lessons may be held at our studio, and may also be arranged at your location. We can even bring a fun lesson or show to the reception itself!

Our attractive Gift Certificates are a perfect shower or wedding gift, and a perfect thank you gift for your wedding party members. When you give the gift of dance you give a lifetime of pleasure on the dance floor!

Our Students Say:

"…It was wonderful! People were so impressed with our skills. I think we surprised a lot of folks. Thank you so much for working with us to create a truly personal and creative wedding dance. It set the tone for the rest of the evening." Lisa & Noam

"Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all that you have given and shared to make our wedding celebration so very special" Anne & Chuck

"We had a wonderful first dance and kept going all night! Everyone was so impressed and surprised. Thank you again for your help and encouragement. We had a great time learning with you...and we hope to be back at Empire Dance for more fun." Melanie & Doug

"THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your wonderful contribution...I never thought anyone would get the whole room dancing; you succeeded with flying colors!" Melissa

"Without your instruction we would have never dared to dance together in front of the crowd!" Vivian & Fred

"We appreciate your turning our four feet into a dance number! We had a wonderful time dancing at the wedding and thank you for giving us the tools and the confidence!" Amy & Jim

"We danced the night away, thanks to your help!" Ashley & Alex