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THE FIRST DANCE

CREATING UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS WITH CONNECTION

Working with couples on their first dance has been my signature service since 2012. Thru the process of dance instruction, I help couples show up to their wedding day feeling connected, confident, and ready to celebrate. I also ensure that my couples are dancing well and create an unforgettable moment that is worth capturing! All couples will start the wedding dance journey with a initial 90 minute session which includes an hour of dance instruction and a thorough consultation to go over your wedding dance desire and the best session plan to help achieve your wedding dance goals. 
The following factors will determine the amount of sessions I recommend to a couple: the wedding date, song choice(s), scheduling, and the details of the desired outcome. Here is a list of my most popular recommendations:

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TEN SESSIONS

Go All Out

For couples who want to go all out and surprise their guests with an elaborate routine, this 10-session dance package is the appropriate choice for you! This is also a great option for those who want to move at a slower pace over a long period of time.

FIVE SESSIONS

The Popular Choice

The 5-session dance package  is the most popular choice for couples who want a beautiful and simple dance with an elegant entrance and ending. Give me your song choice and I’ll teach you a dance style that fits, along with tips that will help you look smooth and feel relaxed.

ONE SESSION

The Last Minute Session

In 90 minutes, we will cover everything needed to navigate your first dance. Although I never recommend just taking one session, this is the best option if you are down to the wire.

 

ADDITIONAL WEDDING SERVICES

These additional wedding services were designed with the entire family in mind.

Weddings are a family affair and I offer instruction that will help everyone involved show up to this day feeling and looking their best. Please contact me if you have any additional questions about my wedding dance services of have a special request that is not listed here. 

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HONOR
DANCE

This session is especially designed for the parents of the bride and groom. A few sessions will help get any nervous jitters out of the way and help families do whats most important-honor and celebrate each other on this special day.

PREPARE
WITH YOGA

Wedding planning can be extremely stressful on couples and their families. I offer yoga sessions to help destress and reconnect families to each other and the meaning of the occasion. Each session will include breathing exercises, yoga poses, and meditation. Your session will be customized to meet your needs.

 
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WEDDING DANCE
TESTIMONIALS

I am so grateful for all the testimonials and media shared by my wedding couples and their families.
Down below are a few featured reviews for you to check out:

We love dancing with Christine! Christine was very fun to work with, easy to talk to, and very creative.  We ended up using some of Christine's choreography and adding some of our own moves for our choreographed dance.  The COOLEST thing about Christine is that she has the ability to mix different songs together and come up with an awesome medley.  Her dance choreography is great but her DJ/music mixing skills are amazing!  :)  Not only is she great at slow dances, but she is also one cool girl who knows her pop songs and cool hip-hop moves.  She rocks! If you are looking for someone to help you with dance lessons or want someone to choreograph your first dance at your wedding reception, contact Christine.  She responds quickly to emails and phone calls and her fees are very reasonable.  We are so glad we found her and if we ever need choreography or more music mixes, we will not hesitate to contact her.  Thanks, Christine!

Annette H.

For our wedding this year, we resolved to have a First Dance. We had never danced before and were intimidated, yet excited. We found Christine through excellent reviews on Yelp and The Knot and are so happy that we did. We took ten dance lessons with Christine starting in November to prepare for our wedding in March. Christine put us at ease. She was patient, encouraging, and broke the routine into small manageable steps. Christine helped us pick the slow waltz, "Moon River." We learned basic steps in the first three lessons and practiced routines at every session. Christine choreographed the dance based on room layout, size of the dance floor, and the location of camera and guests. She helped us find good dance shoes and helped us with a rehearsal with the actual wedding dress.The most important suggestion she gave us was to always look at each other, be connected and engaged, and enjoy! Guests at the wedding were surprised that we could dance. Family and friends who were not able to come for the wedding commented on the photos and how we embraced each other with our eyes. The dance lessons were fun. We plan to take more lessons with her to learn more about social dancing.  We give Christine our highest recommendation.

Nina W

Christine is absolutely fantastic. My husband and I went to her to get help with our first dance for our wedding and also a mashup dance we planned as a surprise. We had no prior dance experience. In only 6 classes she had choreographed everything and we were dancing like pros. She's so patient and fun. She doesn't over-complicate the moves so everything looks natural. Our dances were the highlights of our wedding and guests were so impressed! We highly recommend CM Dance Company and Christine!!

Tricia L.

My sister was getting married and I was trying to organize a SURPRISE dance for her.  My idea was to do a flashmob and have as many of her guests participate in the dance as possible.  I needed help with the choreography.  I called several dance studios and most places seems a little confused with what I was trying to do but not Christine.  Once I called CM Dance Company, Christine called me back right away.  That was a positive sign.  She was so responsive.  Once I talked to her, she knew exactly what I wanted.  She did the choreography of a dance in one week and we did a few dance lessons to learn the dance.  She was so AWESOME.  Thank you Christine.  My sister said the flashmob was the highlight of her wedding and she was so surprised. Anyone wanting to dance, call Christine.  She is a great dancer but also organized and you can count on her.  I will be recommending her to anyone looking for dance lessons in silicon valley.

Neda S.

For wedding dance photos, videos, and reviews from my most memorable wedding couples, check out my media gallery. 

 
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