Michelle Alonzi - Dance Instructor

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Learn your first dance for your wedding with confidence!

Learn a slow foxtrot, slow waltz or a foot tapping jive or quickstep! Under Michelle's excellent dance instruction. Private lessons catered for your wedding needs. If you have never danced before learn for your special day. Dances will be choreographed to couples choice of song.

Based in South County Dublin, you do need to come to us but many couples have travelled from far and wide and were absolutely delighted as our reviews clearly show. Get in touch, you won't regret it!

Tel - Michelle Alonzi A.I.B.B.D, I.A.D.T. and also U.K.A. on 086-3038593

 Michelle, thank you so much for everything. First dance went perfectly, thank you for being such an important part of our day!

Laura and Jack (and Luna)


We’re back home in Dublin and getting back to reality. Mikey and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help with preparing us for our first dance! We really appreciate it. It was a big hit with all of our guests and we enjoyed it so much. (Mikey even had us do it again a couple of times on the second day too). We won’t get the professional photos back for a few months but here are some sent to us from guests. Thanks so much again. 

Eadaoin and Mikey (August 2023) 


We chose Michelle based on good reviews from this site and were delighted with the service she provided. The first dance routine she choreographed for us was perfectly suited for the song we had chosen yet simple enough for us to learn and remember on the day. Our lessons with Michelle were always great fun with lots of laughing and craic! Michelle is a very patient teacher and her instruction style is both gentle and encouraging. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to other couples seeking first dance lessons.

Simon and Nichola O'Sullivan (Feb 2017)


''Hi Michelle, thank you so much for the dance lessons! It went very well considering we didn't see each other for a month before the big day!'' 

Jessica and Alex, (October 2014)


Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for the dance lessons. It all went great on the night!
Lyndsey and Ciaran (Oct 2014)


''Thanks Michelle for all your help! The dance went great with no mistakes LOL! Thanks again'

Liana and Tim (July 2014)


"Thank you once again for your great help in making our first dance really special!"
Marlene and Rodolfo ( June 2013) 

" We just wanted to write to you and thank you again for all your time and assistance in helping us to prepare for our first dance. We're both delighted and relieved to be able to report just how well it went! We clearly wouldn't have been able to achieve anything nearly so impressive without all your patience.Thanks again for everything, we hope to continue dancing".

John and Catherine ( May 2013) 

Reviews of Michelle Alonzi - Dance Instructor

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Cathriona Butler
5.0
Married on 15th Mar 2024
Michelle is an amazing first dance instructor! We completed three lessons with Michelle & honestly could not believe how much we had learnt within those lessons! Michelle was so patient with us throughout & made each lesson so enjoyable. She really helped put us at ease for our first dance on our wedding night, thank you so much for everything Michelle!
Added 13th May 2024
Aideen Allen
5.0
Married on 7th Oct 2022
Michelle is a friendly, patient and experienced dance instructor and we are so happy that she was available to teach us for our wedding. She created a simple but upbeat routine for our first dance song "Blinding Lights" which went down a storm on the night of the wedding! Her enthusiasm was completely infectious and we had so much fun during the lessons! We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for fun-filled dance lessons!
Added 16th Oct 2022
Ruby H
5.0
Married on 14th Aug 2021
Michelle was a real pleasure to work with. As well as coming up with an amazing (but do-able!) dance for us, she is a gifted teacher and troubleshoots any issues that arise! We were surprised to find we actually had a lot of fun during both lessons and even my reluctant husband said what a great decision it was to choose Michelle! We were totally chuffed with our dance on the big day.
Added 8th Sep 2021
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Peter and Ciara K
5.0
Married on 8th Mar 2020
To anybody considering dance lessons for their big day, what else can I say about Michelle but she?s amazing. I?m Peter and being honest me and dancing wouldn?t have been made in Heaven. But Michelle didn?t care. She created a dance that fitted into the music beat of the song we chose. It was perfect. Once you practice, it will pay off. My new wife Ciara and I secretly loved it. Michelle was so enthusiastic and a great listener and counsellor ;) . Your standard didn?t matter, she just went through it with us and it stuck in our heads. She fills you with confidence and you leave after a few lessons looking forward and not dreading the dance. We were wondering if we made mistakes what would happen? She said just go with it. On the day itself, it was dance time. We made 1 or 2 little errors but it didn?t show on our faces and we enjoyed every second. People clapped and it was all thanks to Michelle. Ciara and myself would recommend Michelle wholeheartedly. She?s fantastic. Peter and Ciara
Added 29th Mar 2020
Ciaran
5.0
Married on 21st Sep 2019
Michelle is a world class dance teacher, myself and my wife Lidia had so much fun in the couple of classes that we had before the wedding!Can't recommend Michelle enough, a lovely professional lady, the best out there!Thanks again Michelle ????
Added 27th Dec 2019
Jessie and Adam Gorman
5.0
Married on 19th Aug 2019
Michelle was brilliant! Myself and my husband are certainly not dancers. We were looking for something nice and simple so that we didn't look like we were at an awkward teenage disco. Communication with Michelle from the start was excellent she replied very fast. The dance she created for us was absouluty perfect. It fit our song so well. Michelle showed a real interest in our wedding and provided very useful tips and tricks for our big day. She was fantastic at putting us both at ease and we had such a laugh with her. We can't recommend her highly enough!
Added 24th Aug 2019
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Nicola
5.0
Married on 1st Jun 2019
We went to Michelle for lessons for our first dance song as neither of us can dance :) Michelle was so responsive when we contacted her initially and was very flexible with times and dates - I think this woman would work 24/7 to fit you in and make your sure your dance is perfect! The hour flew by each time and we had such a laugh. She is the ultimate professional and really listened to us about the song we wanted and how we wanted to do it before teaching us something that would work for us. She was so on the ball, constantly spotting if things weren?t working and suggesting alternatives steps that we were more comfortable with. Her expertise didn?t stop at dancing, she also gave us invaluable tips on photography, my dress and also shoes along with being genuinely excited with us for our wedding. Our dance went without a hitch and we were calm and relaxed doing it - we got so many compliments asking where we?d had lessons! I cannot recommend Michelle highly enough, I don?t know what we would have been at if we didn?t get lessons from her.
Added 24th Jun 2019
Pamela and Mark
5.0
Married on 23rd Feb 2019
We did 2 lessons with Michelle to prepare for our first dance as we both had little dance experience and wanted to be confident for our first dance.
Michelle immediately put as ease and went through a few routines with us in a relaxed and friendly environment. With practise, this helped us approach our first dance with confidence and it all went great. Highly recommeneded, thanks again Michelle. Pamela & Mark.
Added 26th Mar 2019
Alyson and Ian, August 2018
5.0
Married on 8th Aug 2018
We did three lessons with Michelle and we can?t recommend her enough. It?s such a lovely thing to do in the run up to your wedding and Michelle is a laugh a minute. She choreographed steps that fit perfectly with our first dance song while being easy to learn and remember on the night. Michelle was nothing but encouraging which replaced our nerves with excitement for our first dance!
Added 9th Sep 2018
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Tayo and Timi
4.9
Married on 23rd Jun 2018
Michelle is definitely a talented, creative and amazing dance instructor. I couldn?t recommend her enough. We had 2 days and only 2 hours of dance practice in total with her as we had work in the way and we were only able to commence a month before our wedding. She made ballroom and salsa dancing so easy and beautiful for me as a first timer.
Thanks again Michelle.
Added 29th Jun 2018
Marie & Billy
5.0
Married on 8th Jun 2018
Michelle is amazing to work with - she made two non dancers very relaxed and created a lovely dance for our song. We looked forward to our lessons and always came away smiling. Highly recommend Michelle and thank you for making the dance lessons so enjoyable!
Added 10th Jun 2018
Jill and Donal
5.0
Married on 21st Apr 2018
We booked Michelle for two lessons ahead of our wedding in April and we're so happy that we did. She helped with music choice, she made us aware of things we wouldn't have even thought about such as placement on the dancefloor, being aware of where the band/guests would be. She was so practical and realised our ability (or inability more like) instantly and created a dance that was easy for us to perform and remember. She put us
straight at ease. Our guests were very impressed and there are audible cheers in our video at certain points of the dance.

Most importantly we had a great laugh with Michelle,she is hilarious, honest in a good way. It's also a great opportunity to do a fun, light-hearted activity as a couple in the midst of all the planning. Really enjoyed it. I hope our paths cross again. Thank you Michelle.
Added 27th Jul 2018
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Charlene
5.0
Married on 30th Dec 2017
We went to Michelle for two lessons to help us with our first dance. Michelle is so lovely to work with and great fun. She breaks down the steps and builds a routine for you to your chosen song. We really enjoyed the lessons. It's amazing how much you can learn in a short period of time under a fantastic instructor. We would highly recommend Michelle.
Added 16th Dec 2017
Dean & Sally
5.0
Married on 26th Sep 2017
We had three lessons with Michelle before our wedding. We didn't have dancing experience and her teaching was clear. Everyone compliments we done excellent first dance. Highly recommend Michelle
Added 27th Sep 2017
Elaine B
5.0
Married on 10th Sep 2017
We found Michelle through weddings online and dropped her an email. She replied straight decided on a date to meet for 1St lesson. Wasn't sure what to expect but that was forgotten as soon as we met her. We had given her out first dance so she had a simple routine made. She made us feel very at ease and we enjoyed our lessons. We had three lessons. She made it fun , lovely lady and we would highly recommend her
Added 23rd Oct 2017
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Lesley & David
5.0
Married on 8th Sep 2017
We were a little bit nervous at the thoughts of doing our first dance so we thought we better get a few tips.

Michelle is an excellent dance instructor and put us at ease straight away. She is patient, encouraging and makes even the most flat footed person feel confident. By the end she had us confidentially dancing a fantastic routine that both surprised and delighted our guests.
Added 2nd Nov 2017
Mark
5.0
Married on 4th Aug 2017
I am a very reluctant dancer at the best of times and that's putting it mildly,so it's fair to say the 1st dance was probably the part of our day I was looking forward to the least, however if you're going to make an effort, then your wedding day seems like a good reason to try. So a couple of months before the wedding, we decided we would do some lessons as a couple and see how things went, we checked some reviews online and called a few dance tutors, we got a good vibe from Michelle so decided to try out a class.. from the 1st moment we walked in the doors, we were made to feel so welcome and relaxed ,we gave Michelle our song choice and she had some great ideas for us to try, she explained and demonstrated everything so well that even I could understand, Michelle was also very patient and it all felt very comfortable, the classes were a great mix of fun and energy, we did 3 lessons in total and I'm happy to report our 1st dance went just as we had hoped it would. I even got some credit from the lads, overall our decision to book the lessons was one of the best decisions we made and I would highly recommend to anyone even considering it. We can't thank Michelle enough for all her effort and help for making it so enjoyable and helping us to have so many great memories of our day.
Added 24th Aug 2017
Anna & Damian
4.9
Married on 29th Jul 2017
We were so glad we got lessons with Michelle, it was one of the most fun parts of the run up to our wedding. She was brilliant at coming up with original but manageable steps and calming our nerves. highly recommended!
Added 15th Oct 2017
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Niamh Lynch
5.0
Married on 13th May 2017
Michelle worked with John and I to get us ready for our first dance. She was super patient as we had never done anything like that before and worked with us to create a fun first dance. We had a great time in the lead up and on the day and I will always look back fondly at those times having fun practicing together. She even taught my parents too.
Our skills have even come into play since at other weddings- so money well spent.
We would both highly recommend Michelle!!
Added 7th Jul 2017
Simon and Nichola
5.0
Married on 11th Feb 2017
We chose Michelle based on good reviews from this site and were delighted with the service she provided. The first dance routine she choreographed for us was perfectly suited for the song we had chosen yet simple enough for us to learn and remember on the day. Our lessons with Michelle were always great fun with lots of laughing and craic! Michelle is a very patient teacher and her instruction style is both gentle and encouraging. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to other couples seeking first dance lessons.
Added 6th Mar 2017
Corinne and Kel
5.0
Married on 15th Aug 2015
We did our dance lessons with Michelle for our wedding day first dance. We had so much fun. Michelle is an amazing dance teacher. We had so much fun learning our dance. On the day itself it went down a treat. We would highly recommend Michelle to any couples who want to learn a wedding dance.
Added 26th Nov 2015
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Amy and Simon
5.0
Married on 15th Aug 2015
Going to Michelle to help us with our first dance was the best thing we ever did in preparation for our wedding. She made us both feel so relaxed from the very start. We had so much fun during the class (you'd the patience of a saint michelle). On the day of our wedding we had the time of our lives during our first dance and everyone was completely shocked when they saw us take off around the dance floor, we couldn't have done it without her. We are both delighted we got in touch with you. Your amazing at what you do. Thanks so much x
Added 2nd Sep 2015
Sarah and Corrado
5.0
Married on 18th Jul 2015
Michelle created the most perfect for us first dance.
Her lessons were so easy to follow and the steps although simple were very impressive.
We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and had such a laugh too!

Walking on to the dance floor as husband and wife we had no nerves, we knew our steps and felt fully confident we could pull it off because of Michelle's expert guidance.
Everyone was so surprised and we got such lovely comments from our guests.

Looking back on the video is amazing, it brings back the happy memory of dancing together with all our family and friends smiling and clapping around us.

Thank you again so much Michelle x
Added 21st Jan 2016
Fiona & Paul
5.0
Married on 30th May 2015
Thanks to Michelle our first dance went perfectly! All of our guests commented on how natural and relaxed we looked!

She was professional from start to finish and an absolute pleasure to work with.
We had great fun at the classes!

I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Thank you Michelle!
Added 15th Jun 2015
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fiona Rooney
5.0
Married on 7th Mar 2015
Thanks again Michelle for our dance lessons, you were amazing, we had so much fun doing our dance class. Michelle you made us relaxed and ensured we enjoyed ourselves.

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On the day our dance turned out amazing, we loved every minute of it. Family and friends commented on how "easy we made it look" but that was all down to you Michelle!

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I would highly recommend having a dance lesson before the big day and Michelle is the best one for the job! Thanks again

Added 13th Apr 2015
Jenny H
5.0
Married on 25th Oct 2014
Thanks so much Michelle for teaching us to dance to our chosen song at our wedding! You were absolutely fantastic, great fun and we learned the dance in record time considering our ability!!!! An absolute pleasure to deal with and a true professional. You thought of the important factors that we would never have dreamt of!!! We are truly grateful and we couldn?t recommend you highly enough!
Added 17th Feb 2015
Sarah Sheehan
5.0
Married on 2nd Oct 2014
We visited Michelle in preparation for our first dance having never danced before. In saying we were nervous doesn't even cover it! From the first moment of meeting Michelle she completely settled our nerves and set about helping us pick our first dance music and teaching us a routine.
Michelle has a great knack of making you feel so comfortable and relaxed . The fun and laughs we had during the classes added to this atmosphere.
Cannot recommend her highly enough , great teacher and a lovely woman.
Added 30th Jan 2015
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