Dirty Dancing Style Wedding Dance

As wedding season is approaching here in Memphis, we can’t help but look back at the Tingley’s first dance choreographed by Ms. Sandra Korpitz at Fred Astaire Dance Studio and get the warm and fuzzies.  When the Tingley’s came to the studio, they requested a completely choreographed routine to the “Dirty Dancing” movie song, I’ve Had the Time of My Life.  Ms. Korpitz worked with them to create not only the steps, but the look and feel they were going for with this one.  It seriously gives us chills every time we watch it and they did an absolutely fabulous job!

Sometimes our wedding couples come in to learn a completely choreographed dance like the Tingley’s and other times they come in simply to learn some basic moves.  Our staff is the best in the city at working with wedding couples to make it a fun and easy process.  We have had many of our wedding couples return after their wedding because they loved the experience so much.

Because our couples are normally right in the middle of planning their weddings, their experience with their dance lessons give them a moment to just relax and simply be with one another.  We promote our studio as the “happiest and friendliest spot in town” and we live up to that!  Taking a break from everyday stress to enjoy a fun environment together is part of the reason why we teach more than one-hundred wedding couples per year and we love what we do!

Thanks to Erin at Meant to Be Productions for sharing this video with us.



We know how important your wedding day is and we want to help you make it even more special. Our customized wedding dance program gives you the confidence and skill to perform a variety of dances. When that magical moment arrives, your friends and family will be amazed by your elegance, style, and grace.

In a short amount of time, our qualified instructors can help you learn a few basic steps or choreograph the whole dance for you. Whether you want simple instruction or choreographed dances for the entire wedding party, we’re here for you! This is a great way to have fun and relax, enjoying time together while learning how to dance. Your first dance is such an everlasting expression of love and commitment. So come to Fred Astaire’s and give everyone a dance to remember.

Videos below show Fred Astaire Memphis students showcasing their first dance and father/daughter dance.

We can choreograph your first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance or something for the entire wedding party!