Ballroom Wedding Dance
37 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway, ninth fl. 917-375-3027; ballroomweddingdance.com
This studio helps couples to nail their first dance, whether it’s the rumba or the fox-trot. Private lessons are $60 to $85 per hour.
Bovard New York Dance Instruction
(various locations) 917-617-9597; bovardnewyork.com
Eilecia Bovard teaches swing, salsa, waltz, and tango. Wedding packages of five lessons start at $345, and the first 60-minute lesson is free.
39 W. 19th St., nr. Sixth Ave., fifth fl.; 212-807-0802; dancemanhattan.com
Most couples opt for five private sessions ($400) with this studio’s instructors, who can school you in styles like the Argentine tango.
Dance Times Square
156 W. 44th St., nr. Broadway, third fl.; 212-994-9500; dancetimessquare.com
Wedding packages, such as three private lessons and two group lessons for $420, include gratis Champagne and chocolate.
Manhattan Ballroom Society
(various locations) 917-734-4778; manhattanballroom.net
Teachers at this company can choreograph a routine to any song and help couples rehearse other big-day dances. $95 per hour-long lesson.
NY Wedding Dance
1261 Broadway, nr. 32nd St., Ste. 510; 646-742-1520; nyweddingdance.com
Take lessons on-site, then leave with personalized-instruction DVDs so you can practice at home. Get six sessions for $528.
Sandra Cameron Dance Center
439 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl., second fl.; 212-431-1825; sandracameron.com
Private lessons are $90 to $110 per couple, per hour. The studio’s wedding package ($400) includes seven hours of instruction.
Stepping Out Studios
37 W. 26th St., nr. Sixth Ave., ninth fl.; 646-742-9400; steppingoutstudios.com
The award-winning staff can teach anything from the country two-step to the Viennese waltz. Five-lesson packages start at $540.
Wedding Day Dance
(various locations) 917-796-4960; weddingdaydance.com
Instructors here focus on ballroom and Latin dance for all skill levels. Packages offer three lessons for $204 or five for $335.
Zack’s Dance Loft
37 E. 28th St., nr. Park Ave., Ste. 206 212-464-7506; zacksdanceloft.com
Private lessons ($75–$90 per hour) start with a cocktail; three-hour group “happy hour” classes ($25–$50) include an open bar throughout.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide