Wherever you are baby, that’s where I want to be.

couple turning to look at each other playfully - a line in Hayley & Max's first dance

So darn cute!

I know they got tired of hearing me say it, but this couple is just so adorable! You can see just by looking at them that they’re sweet and bubbly, so we tried to make Hayley & Max’s first dance just as fun as they are. A mashup of bachata and push-pull swing with a sprinkling of quirky lines did the trick.


Hayley & Max's first dance - couple dancing at wedding in gown and tuxedo

Hayley & Max’s First Dance

They looked so gorgeous (but still cute) in gown and tux. Plus she gets extra credit for being able to dance in that dress!


Hayley & Max's First Dance - she is facing him and smiling

Look at that smile!

You can tell they put in the work by how happy and relaxed they looked while dancing. The biggest difference between a good first dance and a great first dance is practice.


Having fun while preparing for their first dance.

Even when they’re concentrating on picking up the steps, you can see how much fun they’re having, and how much they enjoy working on it together.


It’s all starting to come together.

I included this video of one of the practices after the choreography was complete so that you could see the whole first dance. Notice that we have Hayley wearing a practice skirt so they both can get used to the feel of fabric swishing around their legs. 


Hayley & Max’s First Dance 

Seeing them happily dancing together while hearing Max speak his vows brings a tear to my eye every time (sniff), but as you can see from these clips, their first dance turned out beautifully.


So, is it what your expected? 

I love how Max admits that he expected lessons to be a big waste of time, and then quickly came to enjoy them. They both ended up looking forward to dancing as a way to blow off some steam when wedding planning was too overwhelming.


Thanks to the dream team!

Venue: Speed Art Museum (Louisville, KY)

Photographer: Bella Grace Studios

Videographer: Films by Tatiana

Wedding Planner: A Thorough Fare


Three easy ways to find out how we can help you with your first dance.

Visit our Lessons page. 

Contact us at (901) 359 – 6467 or cat@catsballroom.com

Try a free lesson to see if you like it. We know your will 😉


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Dancing in the moonlight…

Our first free couple’s class in the Downtown Memphis Commission Sunken Mall was a hit! (The decorating plans not so much. Outdoors. Candles. Breezes. Should have seen that coming.) Four intrepid couples came out for some dancing and romancing. We started smooth and sweet with slow lounge, and then kicked it up a notch with some push-pull swing. There were lots of smiles, a few missteps, some pretty good dancing, and no broken toes. I call that a win!

Socially distanced fun for all!

But everything’s gonna be all right …









This couple is a total swipe right – fun, photogenic, and fabulous! They brought a lot of joy to their lessons, and you can see it in their super fun first dance.

Lifts are tricky, but with lots of instruction and practice they can be worth it.


I think I just met my wife.