Set your big day apart with…

Music, Dance & Style


Hi, I’m Leigh Coburn, and this is my husband (and dance partner) Rich.

Welcome to my website for wedding planning brides-to-be, where you can find first dance tips, unique wedding song ideas and how to personalize your big day with style!

Dancing Brides - Leigh + Rich Coburn

We help couples make a smooth transformation from engaged, to married and dancing with confidence!

We are passionate about helping you achieve a wedding dance that you are comfortable with no matter what your skill level.  

As a matter of fact we designed our courses with the absolute beginner in mind, and believe that lack of dance experience is no reason not to have a beautiful wedding dance!

We also know that not everyone wants and desires the same style when it comes to their special dance.  While some couples want a fully choreographed routine with all the bells and whistles, others would much rather have a dance that is toned down a bit with a more elegant and intimate feel.  

We have taken all of this into account and are dedicated to delivering a dance that is unique to you.


Why we have a soft spot in our hearts for wedding couples…

We've been dancing together for over 10 years and married for over 15, which means?  You guessed it, we did not learn how to dance until AFTER our wedding!  

This resulted in a moment on the dance floor that felt uncomfortable, made us feel nervous, and fell way short of our expectations, especially on a day that we wanted everything to be perfect.  If there was a way to do it all over again and enjoy our special day to the fullest, believe me we definitely would.  (You can read our story here.)

Since then, we have several years of dancing and teaching experience under our belt.  We love spreading our love of dance to everyone from dating couples to married couples, and because of our experience, we hold a very special spot in our hearts for teaching wedding couples.


How we can help you…

The silver lining is that we have been able to gather all the tips, tricks and lessons that we wished we would have had for our first dance, and deliver them straight to you!

We have a better understanding of where you are coming from and the feelings you may be facing, because we have been in your "dancing" shoes.  

We know how to best help you experience a first dance that is achievable (yes, even if you have no dance experience or rhythm) and we have the ability to prepare you for a moment that you can be proud of for your first dance as husband and wife!


Meet some of our wedding dance students…

Wedding Dance Couple - Maeghan + Brian


"My husband and I had zero experience with slow dancing.  We were so nervous that we would look like fools on our big day...but thankfully an hour with Upbeat Dance changed everything!!  So thankful for the lesson.  Our day was perfect!  Thank you so much!"

- Maeghan & Brian G

Wedding Dance Couple - Dave + Stephanie


"We would ABSOLUTELY recommend Upbeat Dance.  Leigh was amazing and so sweet to work with!"  -  Dave and Stephanie M

"Their first dance was a highlight of the evening!!!  We loved watching every moment.  Congratulations Stephanie & Dave!!  And thank you to Upbeat Dance!!!  -  Stephanie's Mom


Grab our First Dance Starter Kit For Beginners!

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