• Wedding Dance Lessons

The First Dance of the Rest of Your Life

From traditional to hip, simple to spectacular, after you’ve picked your song, we’ll create a dance that is personally tailored to you. If you don’t have a song yet, we’ll find one together. Sophia in Sapphire offers ballroom and other wedding dance lessons in the San Jose, Las Vegas, San Francisco & San Mateo areas.  At your wedding dance lessons, you will learn moves and end up with some solid dance skills you thought you never could. Your first dance can be any variety of Ballroom dances, including but not limited to Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Swing and more, depending on the tempo and style of your wedding song. In addition to your first dance, we will cover some go-to basics of other dances, so that you can look great out there and enjoy dancing to other songs on your special day.  Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced – contact our instructors today!

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Package Options

Please note that these are only sample packages for our wedding dance lessons. We will customize all of our packages and wedding dance lessons based on your needs and budget.  To recieve a customized quote, please take a moment to complete our brief online Inquiry Form.  Smaller package options and a la carte options are available.
  • 6 Lesson Package
  • 6 lessons is our smallest package, and manifests itself as a good option for anyone under a time constraint. By the end of this package, you will get some survival skills, and the muscle memory will just start to kick in. If you are strapped for time and have got to make a good impression, go with this package. Although, to be honest, you will get a lot more out of our 10 lesson package, which is our friends and family favorite.
  • 10 Lesson Package
  • The 10 Lesson Dance Challenge gives you a fair chance to check out what dancing is all about. You will have enough time to start developing muscle memory and get a set of moves under your belt. Use your wedding dance lessons however you’d like, learn several dances or polish up your favorite dance! Your dance specialist will help guide the way with a personally tailored plan for your dancing, right after your first lesson with us.
  • 11-20 Lessons
  • You are Dance Partners for life– So why not invest time into your dancing and put on an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Get from stiff-legged and nervous inexperienced dancers into confident and poised wedding reception SHOWSTOPPERS. If you want to look like you absolutely know what you are doing or perhaps going for a Dancing with the Stars look, this is for you. Here we go!

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Give the Gift of Dance

Purchase a gift certificate in any amount, for someone you love. Gift certificate amounts for wedding dance lessons can be purchased in any amount and applied towards a package of choice. It's going to be “The First Dance of the Rest of Your Life...” And the Gift of Dance-- priceless.

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Why Choose Us

  • We break it down – Our Beginner Experts make it fun, easy & comfortable
  • We’re like Dance Superheroes – Breaking down walls of fear & intimidation
  • Tons of 5-Star Reviews on Yelp!
  • No dance lessons are the same – We find your learning style & tailor your experience
  • Professional Expertise – Our instructors continuously train & compete nationally
  • Flexible schedule – We are able to teach at a studio closest to you, anytime
  • Passionate – We strongly believe that dance has healing powers! Ask us!
  • Company Culture – Playful, Big-hearted, Driven, Enthusiastic, Empathetic
  • Keen on setting logical, yet fresh and exciting milestones for our students
  • Like no other – We’ll challenge you and transform your life through dance lessons!

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Our Wedding Couples are Saying About Wedding Dance Lessons

My wife and I wanted to do a first dance at our wedding and my wife found Sophia online. We had a total of ten lessons over about two months and Sophia helped us put together a routine that was easy for us to learn, tailored to our first song and that made us look good at our wedding. She was very patient and taught us the dance moves progressively and in a way that even someone with no dance experience (like me) could still learn it and make it look good. Thanks Sophia!
Marat M., 10 Lesson Package for a routine that was easy to learn.
Sophia is an amazing dance instructor. My husband and I wanted to surprise guests at our wedding with a fun dance to “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer. When we first approached Sophia we had no idea what we were doing. After 12 lessons we had a beat and could dance to “Hot Stuff”. Our guests went crazy when we danced at our wedding. Sophia is professional, positive, patient, and has a true gift for teaching dance. My husband and I are continuing to take dance lesson with Sophia even now that we are married. Sophia makes it so much fun.
Kirsten K., Danced a total of 12 Lessons and continued with Dance Lessons for Date Nights after the Wedding.
Everything you will read here about Sophia is 100% true. She is such a gifted instructor: patient, kind and fun!! She did such an amazing job choreographing our first dance for our wedding. My husband who was very apprehensive and nervous in the beginning about doing a dance at all, ended up loving it. Our dance was a huge hit at our wedding!!! I highly recommend Sophia for any type of dance lessons!!!
Chris M., 10 Lesson Package was used to learn 2 dances to 2 different songs-- one slow and romantic, the other more energetic and fun
We did it June 1 in Nashville! We are the parents of the bride. We started out stepping on each other, no rhythm, no style, no clue! We didn’t exactly tear up the dance floor, but that wasn’t the point! We really had no idea how to dance when we started lessons with Sophia, but after just 5 times, we were able to pull it off! Tom was able to dance well with our daughter Laura to “The Sunshine of My Life,” and we were able to enjoy dancing together. It was a great wedding and we didn’t have to worry. Thank you, Sophia, for instilling a level of confidence in us, so that we could have a good time. You were so patient, helpful, and a lot of fun! We liked it so much, we want to continue with the social opportunities that you have. Really appreciate your support! Read the other reviews as well…Sophia is a great teacher!
Susan G., 5 Lessons for the Parents of the Bride
We signed up for 14 lessons with Sophia for our wedding 1st dance. Our 1st dance was definitely the highlight of the wedding and we’ve gotten tons of compliments from the guests. Sophia was amazing! She was fun and patient and the lessons were paced just right for our skill level. Also, how the routine matched the music was incredible. We felt like performers in “dancing with the stars”. Her attention to detail such as facial expression and hand postures made the dance extra special and this was noticed by many of our guests. Many raved that it was the best 1st dance they’ve ever seen. Best of all, she paced the lessons perfectly so that we had enough time to practice and perfect the moves. Even though both my now wife and I had plenty to drink, the dance went without a hitch because we felt so comfortable with it. On top of that, she built in moves into that dance that made for amazing photo ops. Our photographer was blown away. Highly, highly recommended!!
Mark Y., 14 Lessons to build in confidence, amazing phot-ops and have everyone raving!
My husband and I took dance lessons for our wedding (first dance). We were able to fit in 5 lessons before the big day. Sophia is a great teacher. She is very patient and makes the lesson fun. My husband and I were super busy at the time (wedding planning and finishing up a dissertation), so we probably weren’t the best students (read: should have practiced more) but we always had a great time during our lesson. We should have taken more advantage of Sophia’s offer to record us while we were practicing (we finally did it in our last lesson) but it makes a difference seeing how you look (and it’s easier to visualize why Sophia is giving you the feedback that she is). The 45-minute lessons went fast so be sure to utilize every minute if you take lessons there! Oh, and the first dance went well! Not sure if it was recorded (we’re not a very sentimental couple) but we had a great time dancing and I think we surprised some people!!!! :) In summary, I highly recommend Sophia!
Mary K, Enough lessons to have a great time dancing and impress people.
My husband and I had a total of 12 private lessons with Sophia during which she choreographed 2 dances to the 2 songs we were planning to dance to at our wedding. We left each lesson having learned at least a few new skills that built on previously learned skills and that were creatively integrated into our routines. Sophia set an excellent pace for our learning, kept diligent notes on our lessons to keep us moving forward, and always responded thoughtfully to our own ideas or concerns to make sure we felt happy, comfortable, and excited about our special dances. All this led to a wedding reception at which pretty much every guest expressed to us how our first dance was the best first dance they have ever seen. One of my favorite parts about looking through the pictures of our dance is not looking at us, but rather looking at the awe on the faces of the guests standing around the dance floor watching us.Even though our wedding is over, we both would love to continue taking dance lessons because of all the fun we had throughout this process and we cannot think of anyone better than Sophia to work with in our future dancing adventures.
Laura B., 12 Lessons had every guest express how their first dance was the best first dance they have ever seen
Sophia is beyond a fantastic dance instructor; in fact, she is nothing short of a miracle worker with the way she turned my fiance and me from stiff-legged and nervous inexperienced dancers into confident and poised wedding reception showstoppers. Sophia’s friendly nature, great sense of humor, and kind critiques quickly foster a very comfortable, positive, and close student-teacher relationship. It is also clear from the start that Sophia’s personal dance talent and expertise effectively combines with her experienced eye for understanding her students’ talents and experiences to allow her to create personalized lessons and choreography that challenge the student to strive for advancement in skill and technique while also assuring successful attainment of reasonable goals. With a keen eye for detail and creative strategies for instruction, Sophie also takes the time to point out even the smallest areas of style or technique to polish and helps you do so through simple and understandable demonstrations, analogies, explanations, and tips.
Andrew B., 12 Lessons turned this wedding couple from stiff-legged and nervous inexperienced dancers into confident and poised wedding reception showstoppers.
Sophia is amazing. She is very creative in developing the choreography that fits us. All our guests love our first dance. It was my husband’s first time to learn dancing but Sophia made it very easy. We had a great time learning the dance together and will totally recommend her to any couple for your wedding dance! As we had a tight schedule, she also managed to use one lesson to teach the mother and son dance so they could dance through the whole song. Thank you Sophia.
Liz W., 10 Lesson Package with a couple lessons used for the Mother/Son Dance

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It’s Time for Dance Lessons

It’s now, OR NOW!

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them!” Welcome from Sophia in Sapphire! Turn to us to jump-start your dancing journey; We are ready to inspire you and transform your “First Dance” experience! Look amazing out on the dance floor—exude confidence, style and feel like you know what you’re doing. Get the basic survival skills and moves that will be more than just a one time thing. Sophia in Sapphire will give your the opportunity to experience dance chemistry, a true release of stress and a surge of endorphins. Discover bliss and reconnect with another human being; celebrate life. Dance Lessons with Sophia in Sapphire will transform your dance experience into an expression of what makes you, you!

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