9 Wedding Dance Lessons in Cincinnati to Learn New Dance Moves

Start married life off on the right foot.
Raven McMillan
by Raven McMillan
Updated Jul 02, 2024

In this digital era of cell phones and social media, if your first dance goes viral, you want to make sure it's for all the right reasons. That's why you'll want to turn to the pros to brush up on your moves before the big day. If you're looking for wedding dance lessons in Cincinnati, you've come to the right place. To find dance lessons in your area, use the Cincinnati dance lesson section of The Knot Vendor Marketplace by typing in your location then sort by distance, award winners, music genres or diversity to pick your perfect professional match. Get started here with our expert selection of dance pros in Cincinnati to ensure your first dance is unforgettable in the best way.

Dare 2 Dance in Cincinnati, Ohio

Owned by ballroom champion Marco Mechelke, Dare 2 Dance offers a first dance introductory special starting at $59, which includes one basic lesson, a consultation and a practice video to take home. This studio offering ballroom dance lessons in Cincinnati is a The Knot Hall of Famer and a Best Of winner for five consecutive years.

  • Years of Experience: Decades of collective experience
  • Dance Style: Latin and ballroom
  • What Couples Love: Marco listens to your needs and knows exactly how to adjust the choreography based on your dance skills.

Your First Dance by Bud Walters in Cincinnati, Ohio

At Your First Dance by Bud Walters, all lessons are private with no contracts or high-pressure package commitments. For $85 per hour per couple, learn a complete dance with show-stopping turns and dips in just three lessons. This LGBTQIA+-owned business has been a The Knot Best Of winner for 10 years in a row.

  • Years of Experience: 66 years
  • Dance Style: Inquire for more details.
  • What Couples Love: You'll learn so much, so fast, you'll only need three lessons.

Ohio Ballroom Studios in Franklin, Ohio

Michael Scoggins, a seasoned Broadway veteran, guarantees a stress-free first dance thanks to Ohio Ballroom Studios. The $240 wedding package lets you choose from a single three-hour session or three 45-minute sessions. Either way, you'll receive private instruction, practice videos to keep up your moves at home, a special acronym for easy recall and a custom final pose to nail that picture-perfect moment on the dance floor.

  • Years of Experience: 17 years
  • Dance Style: Swing, waltz, rumba, cha-cha, salsa, merengue, tango, foxtrot and country two-step are all part of Michael's repertoire.
  • What Couples Love: Michael is professional, encouraging and patient. Plus, he demonstrates each move step-by-step and gives a bit of history about each dance.

Let's Dance Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio

Let's Dance Cincinnati is a woman-led studio that specializes in social and wedding dance lessons in Cincinnati, Ohio, offering choreography to fit your chosen music. After each lesson, Melissa, the founder, sends you home with a video breakdown for at-home practice, ensuring you master every step with confidence.

  • Years of Experience: 20 years
  • Dance Style: Inquire for more details.
  • What Couples Love: Melissa explains the steps in a way that is easy to understand and she teaches at your pace.

The Ballroom Tutor in Dayton, Ohio

Located in Dayton and owned by experienced choreographer Stacy Lynn, The Ballroom Tutor, offers customized packages for couples and parent-child pairs. This woman-owned business focuses on making your first dance memorable with personalized instruction and choreography for each couple.

  • Years of Experience: 20+ years
  • Dance Style: From a classic ballroom waltz to an energetic tango, Stacy tailors her skills to fit your specific goals.
  • What Couples Love: Stacy helps fine-tune each step and records each lesson so you can practice at home.

Cincinnati Ballroom Company in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Ballroom Company, a veteran-owned business led by Brian McNamee and Leigh Bradshaw, offers private couples dance lessons in Cincinnati Mondays through Saturdays. Their basic wedding dance package starts at $515 and includes personalized choreography, a polished routine and proper dance floor etiquette for your first dance.

  • Dance Style: Brian and Leigh focus on teaching International and American-style ballroom dances.
  • What Couples Love: The lessons are so fun they become one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning.

Wedding Dances by Marquessa in Springboro, Ohio

Marquessa, a former NBA Chicago Bulls dancer and founding instructor at Wedding Dances by Marquessa, leads wedding dance lessons in Springboro. Her $400 package includes four lessons and choreography for the couple, parent dances or group routines for up to 20 dancers so the whole wedding party can get in on the fun.

  • Dance Style: Inquire for more details.
  • What Couples Love: Marquessa's routines are easy to follow but never boring.

Dance Manor in Cincinnati, Ohio

Led by six-time Top Teacher of the Global Dancesport Series Josh Tilford, Dance Manor offers a range of Cincinnati wedding dance lessons. They cater to all needs from a four-session crash course to a 20-session YouTube sensation package. Appointments for private lessons are available Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Years of Experience: 15 years
  • Dance Style: Specializes in ballroom styles
  • What Couples Love: The studio is beautiful and Josh is a thoughtful instructor who makes everything easy to learn and remember.

Salsannati in Cincinnati, Ohio

Salsannati, owned by husband and wife Frederic and Alex Bowden Angus, specializes in Latin dance styles. They offer customized salsa classes in Cincinnati with lessons that start at $85 per couple and they work closely with several local Latin DJs to enhance your wedding experience with a sizzling performance.

  • Years of Experience: 14 years
  • Dance Style: They teach salsa, bachata, merengue and cha-cha.
  • What Couples Love: The instructors have a knack for breaking down each step in a simple, understandable way.
Up Next
  • Bride and groom dancing to their first dance song in ourdoor reception venue
    The 90 Best First Dance Songs for Your Wedding