Any married folks in the house? My 10 year wedding anniversary is coming up—which got me thinking about our first dance. We took some lessons, and aside from a few missteps that only we noticed, it was beautiful. Especially for 2 people with a lack of rhythm 3 generations deep.

I remember looking for dance instructors. We didn’t want anything over the top. Just a few pointers to let us do more than that little penguin dance where you rock back and forth.

It was tough to find someone who offered just that.

…Well, most instructors did offer just that, but they didn’t market it correctly.

I did a quick search today and I’m happy to report that there are several instructors that showed up for first dance wedding lessons. Some get it right. But I thought it would be interesting to go more future-husband specific.

So, I hopped in the way back machine and remembered what I was looking for. Nothing crazy. Just a few steps to give us a perfect first dance. (And maybe make me not look like that scene in Young Frankenstein.)

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Here are 100 lines I wish were written when I searched for dance lessons 10 years ago:

1For soon-to-be married couples who want to their first dance to look beautiful
2Weddings are stressful. Your first dance shouldn’t be.
3Take your dance skills from “know nothing” to “wow, we’re pretty good!”
4Everything you need to learn to look great for your first dance
5Learn dance just your style (even if you don’t have a style)
6Everything you need to learn to make it through your first dance
7Have a great time learning to dance, and a great time dancing with each other
8What’s your best chance for a great first dance? The answer may be more fun than you thought
9An easy way to become a better dancer
10Just a few lessons to give you the confidence for the most important dance of your life
11New lessons shake off the nerves for your first dance
12These dance lessons will be the only part of wedding planning you’ll look forward to
13You don’t need to move like Usher, but when everyone is watching, you want to do more than the penguin dance
14Learn your first dance and a few wedding basics
15Giving you the confidence to step onto the dance floor as husband & wife
16Take the perfect first steps into a happy forever
17You’re excited about your first dance. But also terrified.
18Dance into married life
19In just 3 lessons, you’ll be confident enough to dance through your wedding day
20Learn a few moves to start your new life on the right foot
21It’s OK if dancing makes you uncomfortable. But you owe it to your future wife to try.
22The first step toward learning all the rest of them
23All you want to do is not look like a fool, and not crush her toes. We can teach you that, plus a few extra tricks for your first dance.
24To the soon-to-be couples who want to look nice on the dance floor
25Wait until they see what you can do on the dance floor
26Learn the steps to your first dance in 3 lessons
27You’ve got your partner. You’ve got your song. We’ll give you the steps.
28So your first dance is really your first dance? We’ll take the awkwardness out of it.
29Tailored dance lessons to your first song as husband & wife
30Learn to dance to your first song, and few more wedding essentials
31You are twice as good of a dancer as you think
32All the confidence you need so you can focus on the one thing that really matters—her
33The difference between dance lessons is stepping on toes while everyone is watching
34Two left feet? We can still make you move like silk.
35Take your first steps with your partner on the right foot
36If you’re want your first dance to be extra special, you’re in the right place
37Even if you don’t know who should lead, we’ll have you confident for your first dance
38Who else wants to a better dancer for their wedding?
39All the training you need to not trip over your own two feet (and not step on hers!)
40Get the lessons to give you confidence for your first dance
41You’ve got a big dance coming up. We’ll get you ready for it.
42Nobody wants their first dance to be boring
43You’re not as bad of a dancer as you think
44Almost everyone has clumsy feet. Here’s how to keep them in line.
45All the dance preparation you need to not feel  self-conscious & stiff for your first dance
46Since all eyes are going to be on you, you may as well give them something worth watching
47Learn to dance your first song as husband and wife, perfectly
48Practice your first steps as husband and wife
49First dance lessons for soon-to-be-married couples who don’t dance
50You’re about to dance the most important dance of your life. Don’t worry. You’ll be ready.
51Your wedding is coming up fast. Better learn that first dance…
52Helping future couples nail their first dance
53Grab her hand. Step onto the floor. Now dance
54You may not have heard us, but we’re going to teach you how to earn the applause you’ll get for your first dance
55Dance lessons for the big events in your life
56We’ll hold your hand through the first dance, until you’re ready to hold hers
57Dance into your new beginning with confidence
58You’re going to look good on that dance floor
59Dance your first dance like everyone is watching
60You don’t need to move to like Fred Astaire. But you don’t want to look like an ox.
61Send me any couple nervous about their first dance, and I’ll show you hundreds of happy couples who started their lives in the same way
62When the music plays, you’ll be ready
63When you start your first dance on the right foot—the rest of the wedding will be cake.
64In 4 practice sessions, we’ll have you feeling confident for your first dance
65Learn the moves to look good for your first dance (and maybe a few others too)
66The “Wow, I didn’t know he could dance like that” first dance lesson
67People know you’re terrified you’re stepping onto that dance floor. But when they see you take you first steps…
68Knowing the chicken dance only gets you so far. Here are the other wedding essentials you need.
69Learn the basic moves for your first dance & all the wedding staples
70First dance lessons for adult beginners
71Don’t let a lack of talent get in the way of dancing your perfect dance
72Dancing may terrify you right now. But come your big day, you’ll be smooth as silk
73How to not look like a schlub for your first dance
74All the confidence you need to dance into your wedding on beat
75Dance the way you want to look for your first dance as husband & wife
76Twirl, whirl & dip toward you new future
77Even if you have two left feet, we’ll show you which one to lead with
78It only takes 3 hours to get your ready for your first dance
79For couples who want their first dance to look fabulous
80Dancing couples off to their life together, one step at a time
81Dance lessons for your first steps as husband & wife
82Don’t worry. We’ll take it easy on you. And you’re not the worst dancer on the planet
83A dance that starts on the right foot is a marriage that starts on the right foot
84You’re not looking to be the next King of the Dancefloor, but you want to look good for your first dance as a husband
85There’s a lot riding on your upcoming first dance. We’ll make sure you get it perfect.
86Make your first dance fabulous
87Wedding dance lessons for the happy couple-to-be
88Everyone’s going to be watching. Let’s step up your game.
89With all the wedding planning you’re doing, don’t overlook the first dance
90By the time it comes to your first dance, you’ll know exactly what steps to take
91We know you’re not comfortable dancing. But you will be.
92Teaching couples who don’t dance how, to dance
93Leave your wedding party with a first dance they’ll never forget (in a good way)
94Where soon-to-be-married couples learn the steps to nail their first dance
95Everything you need to learn about your wedding dance
96How to develop smoother moves, fancy feet, and  sense of rhythm that’s always on beat
97You’re supposed to be nervous for your first dance. But once we’re through, you’ll know what to do.
98The dance instructor for couples with 4 left feet
99Out of all the wedding planning you’ll do, these dance lessons will be the most meaningful
100You’ve got your song. She’s got her dress. Now let’s get you ready to dance.


Overall: I like this list. It felt personal and dialed in to my specific pain. Of course, I’m too close to say if this would work for all men, but I’d be really curious to hear your feedback.

Lessons: Maybe it’s the nostalgia factor, but reading this puts me back in the shoes of a nervous groom-to-be with 2 left feet. The funny thing is, I struggled super hard with this one. Just goes to show you that a little pain goes a long way.

Time: 3 sessions over 1:20