ABOUT PETER JONES & BALLROOM WEDDING DANCE
OWNER, DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER AND COACH PETER JONES HAS TAUGHT THOUSANDS OF WEDDING COUPLES! AN AWARD-WINNING NEW YORK CITY BALLROOM DANCER, TEACHER AND ACTOR. FRED ASTAIRE/ PIERRE DULAINE/ DVIDA CERTIFIED, PETER HAS TAUGHT AND PERFORMED INDEPENDENTLY, AT PIERRE DULAINE, FRED ASTAIRE, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S SWING, The BROADWAY THEATER INSTITUTE, at HB STUDIO, COLUMBIA, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, TRINITY COLLEGE (DUBLIN), WITH CAILÍN HEFFERNAN'S MANHATTAN DANCE/ THEATRE AND AT THE THEATER WORKSHOP.
WE ARE THE BEST AT WHAT WE DO -- BECAUSE IT IS ALL WE DO!
BALLROOM WEDDING DANCE HAS BEEN TEACHING COUPLES TO DANCE FOR THEIR WEDDING (AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS) SINCE 1990. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU CREATE AN ELEGANT, BEAUTIFUL FIRST DANCE - EASILY, AT YOUR OWN PACE, IN PRIVATE LESSONS YOU'LL GET PETER OR ONE OF HIS INSTRUCTOR'S FULL ATTENTION. WE'LL WORK WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, PUTTING TOGETHER ALL THE PIECES OF AN AMAZING DANCE. IT WILL BLOW YOUR GUESTS AWAY!
We teach all ballroom and Latin dances: Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, Swing, Salsa, Mambo, Hustle, Viennese waltz, Tango to name a few.
Peter was selected to assist one of the Inaugural Married At First Sight season couples retrocativewly choreograph their First Dance!
“MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT”: 1ST SEASON DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Jamie and Doug meet at the alter, then (three weeks later / episode 6) take a dance lesson to recreate an amazing First Dance with Peter!
Jamie and Doug use the wedding song Jamie wrote with her friends and create an “official dance” for it. It helps them associate some positive memories with the song and their wedding day.
With seven seasons so far, and with a sequel with the First season's couples: "Married at First Sight” follows brave souls getting married.... the moment they meet!
Naturally those couples first dance isn't planned or rehearsed. That's where Peter stepped in for Jamie and Doug, who wanted to re-do their "First Dance," as they were feeling out whether they would stay together (Note: seven years later, they are still happily married!)
Hand picked supplementary instructors include Stephanie, Valerie, Bibi and Joel
Peter is also director and creator of the American Youth Theater Program