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Your First Dance By Bud Walters

Cincinnati , OH
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1547 Spring Lawn
Cincinnati, OH 45223 US (map)

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513-542-4064

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We specialize in teaching the bride / groom / father / daughter first dance for their wedding. No contracts to sign. All lessons are one hour private lessons. We will work with your... Read more
We specialize in teaching the bride / groom / father / daughter first dance for their wedding. No contracts to sign. All lessons are one hour private lessons. We will work with your song. Don't have one? We will help you find the right song for you. Three lessons is all you will need for a modified slow dance. easy, fun and affordable. Group classes are available as well. Check out our website http://www.budwalters.com Read less
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
While in town over the holidays, I met with Bud to help prepare me for the father/daughter dance with my Dad. Bud was very flexible with his schedule over the holidays, and was able to accommodate three different lesson times with the week. I ended up taking two lessons with my dad, and one with my fiancé. Both dances are a little different, I worked on a swing dance and a slow dance. Bud was super attentive, and really helped make the most out of the time in the studio. He is a great teacher and I truly enjoyed the time spent learning to dance! He is very patient and has an amazing sense of humor. I would highly recommend Bud to any future bride to be!
While in town over the holidays, I met with Bud to help prepare me for the father/daughter dance with my Dad. Bud was very Read more...
While in town over the holidays, I met with Bud to help prepare me for the father/daughter dance with my Dad. Bud was very flexible with his schedule over the holidays, and was able to accommodate three different lesson times with the week. I ended up taking two lessons with my dad, and one with my fiancé. Both dances are a little different, I worked on a swing dance and a slow dance. Bud was super attentive, and really helped make the most out of the time in the studio. He is a great teacher and I truly enjoyed the time spent learning to dance! He is very patient and has an amazing sense of humor. I would highly recommend Bud to any future bride to be! Read less
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Your First Dance By Bud Walters responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kaitlyn. Glad you made me a part of your special day. I hope you are able to practice with Blake to make Your First dance special. Kudos to your swing with Your dad. i really enjoyed our time together.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Father/Daughter Dance Lessons ...
My daughter and I took dance lessons from Bud Walters recently to learn how to swing for the father/daughter dance at my daughter’s upcoming wedding … what a great experience! Bud Walters is quite the professional with years of experience. He had everything ready to go so that we could get right down to the business of learning to dance. No pressure … no stress … just expert advice with an exquisite eye for detail. Bud kept it light and fun but always on track. As my daughter lives out-of-town, Bud was able to accommodate her schedule on a recent trip back to Cincinnati. Definitely has my recommendation for young or old … thanks!
Father/Daughter Dance Lessons ...
My daughter and I took dance lessons from Bud Walters recently to learn how to swing Read more...
Father/Daughter Dance Lessons ...
My daughter and I took dance lessons from Bud Walters recently to learn how to swing for the father/daughter dance at my daughter’s upcoming wedding … what a great experience! Bud Walters is quite the professional with years of experience. He had everything ready to go so that we could get right down to the business of learning to dance. No pressure … no stress … just expert advice with an exquisite eye for detail. Bud kept it light and fun but always on track. As my daughter lives out-of-town, Bud was able to accommodate her schedule on a recent trip back to Cincinnati. Definitely has my recommendation for young or old … thanks! Read less
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Your First Dance By Bud Walters responded with the following comments:

What can I say but "WOW" what a good student. He applied himself and learned in 2 lessons what many students would learn in 4. I know you will treat all your wedding guests to a great first father / daughter dance. Thanks for letting me part of your daughters wedding day.
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Amber
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I fell a little behind and scheduled Bud the same week as our wedding. Not only was he able to work us in, he was able to make us more comfortable with dancing in just two lessons. Our first dance ended up being above our expectations and we received several compliments on how great we looked on the dance floor together. That would not have been possible without Bud's help. My husband wasn't the bigges fan of taking lessons to begin with but Bud was able to help him feel more comfortable with dancing. If you can take lessons from him, I would highly recommend it.
I fell a little behind and scheduled Bud the same week as our wedding. Not only was he able to work us in, he was able to Read more...
I fell a little behind and scheduled Bud the same week as our wedding. Not only was he able to work us in, he was able to make us more comfortable with dancing in just two lessons. Our first dance ended up being above our expectations and we received several compliments on how great we looked on the dance floor together. That would not have been possible without Bud's help. My husband wasn't the bigges fan of taking lessons to begin with but Bud was able to help him feel more comfortable with dancing. If you can take lessons from him, I would highly recommend it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mr. Walters is an AMAZING teacher and a dancer. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He can teach any type of dance to any level of students. Ours was a basic swing which we've never danced before. His instruction is clear and demonstrations of both parts (leader and follower) are very good and helpful. We are so glad to have gone to him for the lessons. Our first dance couldn't have been any more perfect! I wished he could've come to England to see our dance! Thank you, Mr. Walters!
Mr. Walters is an AMAZING teacher and a dancer. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He can teach any type of dance Read more...
Mr. Walters is an AMAZING teacher and a dancer. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He can teach any type of dance to any level of students. Ours was a basic swing which we've never danced before. His instruction is clear and demonstrations of both parts (leader and follower) are very good and helpful. We are so glad to have gone to him for the lessons. Our first dance couldn't have been any more perfect! I wished he could've come to England to see our dance! Thank you, Mr. Walters! Read less
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lexie
Wedding:
7/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I went to Bud for help with my first dance and father/daughter dance. He did a wonderful job of giving us tips on how to make small changes that make a big impact. He taught us some simple yet aesthetically pleasing steps that made us feel confident that we could remember the moves and still have a memorable dance for our guests. Thank you, Bud!
I went to Bud for help with my first dance and father/daughter dance. He did a wonderful job of giving us tips on how to Read more...
I went to Bud for help with my first dance and father/daughter dance. He did a wonderful job of giving us tips on how to make small changes that make a big impact. He taught us some simple yet aesthetically pleasing steps that made us feel confident that we could remember the moves and still have a memorable dance for our guests. Thank you, Bud! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
What can I say, Bud you are amazing! I was hoping to upload a picture with the review but we are still waiting on the photographer so I will have to mail you a picture and leave this awesome review for now. Bud, you are a great teacher, fun, easy going and professional teacher! I am so glad that I "dragged" Brandon out for lessons! I was more nervous than him but you helped to make it fun and easy even for me. We have received so many compliments which we owe all to you. I have already given your contact info to other future brides and told them you are a MUST! We know that our first dance was so much more then the average Frankenstein Huddle and ill always have that memory thanks to you! The lessons are very valuable and well worth the cost. You have so much experience which gives your students the highest quality because you really love what you do. The scheduling was very flexible and I was so thrilled with how quickly and easily we were able to set up appointments. Thank you for making our first dance such a wonderful memory!
P.S. We even danced on our honeymoon and took over the dance floor!
What can I say, Bud you are amazing! I was hoping to upload a picture with the review but we are still waiting on the Read more...
What can I say, Bud you are amazing! I was hoping to upload a picture with the review but we are still waiting on the photographer so I will have to mail you a picture and leave this awesome review for now. Bud, you are a great teacher, fun, easy going and professional teacher! I am so glad that I "dragged" Brandon out for lessons! I was more nervous than him but you helped to make it fun and easy even for me. We have received so many compliments which we owe all to you. I have already given your contact info to other future brides and told them you are a MUST! We know that our first dance was so much more then the average Frankenstein Huddle and ill always have that memory thanks to you! The lessons are very valuable and well worth the cost. You have so much experience which gives your students the highest quality because you really love what you do. The scheduling was very flexible and I was so thrilled with how quickly and easily we were able to set up appointments. Thank you for making our first dance such a wonderful memory!
P.S. We even danced on our honeymoon and took over the dance floor! Read less
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Your First Dance By Bud Walters responded with the following comments:

Teaching you and Brandon was also a joy. We had a lot of fun and that makes my "Job" a lot easier. So happy to hear YOUR FIRST DANCE went well and you looked beautiful ,of course.
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Allison
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I have never really danced together, and he has NO background in dance or music, so we were at square one. The song we picked has a swing vibe, so Bud offered to teach us some swing dance. He told us it would be a little more involved than the basic slow dance he teaches most couples, but we thought it would be fun to try and more interesting for our guests. Bud was a great teacher, and really fun to meet with! In our first lesson, he taught us 2 basic steps and how to enter the dance floor. Each lesson built a little more, and we learned about 10 steps total, which sounds like a lot for a short amount of instruction, so it will keep things interesting for our guests (we hope!) but really wasn’t too difficult to learn. I will say, Bud is a stickler for things like staying exactly on tempo, your foot hitting the ground the right way, how you carry your arms, the size of your steps, etc (that’s his ballroom dance champion training). We decided that wasn’t so important, because it was difficult for us to get perfect, and he harped on it a little, but also told us to just remember that everyone is there to support you and won’t care or notice if you mess up, which helped with our nerves. He was a great teacher to work with; we had fun and feel confident and prepared! Hire Bud!!!
My fiancé and I have never really danced together, and he has NO background in dance or music, so we were at square one. Read more...
My fiancé and I have never really danced together, and he has NO background in dance or music, so we were at square one. The song we picked has a swing vibe, so Bud offered to teach us some swing dance. He told us it would be a little more involved than the basic slow dance he teaches most couples, but we thought it would be fun to try and more interesting for our guests. Bud was a great teacher, and really fun to meet with! In our first lesson, he taught us 2 basic steps and how to enter the dance floor. Each lesson built a little more, and we learned about 10 steps total, which sounds like a lot for a short amount of instruction, so it will keep things interesting for our guests (we hope!) but really wasn’t too difficult to learn. I will say, Bud is a stickler for things like staying exactly on tempo, your foot hitting the ground the right way, how you carry your arms, the size of your steps, etc (that’s his ballroom dance champion training). We decided that wasn’t so important, because it was difficult for us to get perfect, and he harped on it a little, but also told us to just remember that everyone is there to support you and won’t care or notice if you mess up, which helped with our nerves. He was a great teacher to work with; we had fun and feel confident and prepared! Hire Bud!!! Read less
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Your First Dance By Bud Walters responded with the following comments:

Best of all, you practiced a lot to help you get where you are. Thanks for all your hard work and putting up with my constant reminders on arms, tempo, step sizes etc. That is what made you the best students ever. Loved your song, "Hallelujah I Loved Her So," by Ray Charles.
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My Dad and I wanted to do something a little different for our father/daughter dance at my wedding since we don't like to take things in life too seriously, so we wanted a dance that showed our fun, adventurous side. That is when we went to Bud for help! We started off with a cha cha and ended up doing the swing! It was so fun learning the different dance techniques. My Dad has bad knees and Bud was so helpful, catering to my Dad's needs by altering the moves to take as much pressure and pain off of his knees as possible. Bud also helped us pick our song to dance to, which we were struggling with. Even when my Dad and I continually had two left feet, Bud was patient and helpful. He was great to work with! When it came time to wedding day.. we were able to swing all around the dance floor! Thanks Bud!
My Dad and I wanted to do something a little different for our father/daughter dance at my wedding since we don't like to Read more...
My Dad and I wanted to do something a little different for our father/daughter dance at my wedding since we don't like to take things in life too seriously, so we wanted a dance that showed our fun, adventurous side. That is when we went to Bud for help! We started off with a cha cha and ended up doing the swing! It was so fun learning the different dance techniques. My Dad has bad knees and Bud was so helpful, catering to my Dad's needs by altering the moves to take as much pressure and pain off of his knees as possible. Bud also helped us pick our song to dance to, which we were struggling with. Even when my Dad and I continually had two left feet, Bud was patient and helpful. He was great to work with! When it came time to wedding day.. we were able to swing all around the dance floor! Thanks Bud! Read less
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Your First Dance By Bud Walters responded with the following comments:

You both were great when you left the studio and I knew you would be awesome at the wedding. Your dad was such a trooper. He plowed on thru his pain and frustration and really learned how to do the swing.
He truly said" Hallelujah I love her so!" Thanks for having so much fun with me!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
ATTENTION ALL BRIDES: Bud is the absolute BEST dance instructor out there! Not only did Bud help my fiancé and I learn a dance for our wedding he took the time to get to know us and our comfort level and tailored the dance to us. Bud makes the dance lessons fun and easy. I enjoyed my lessons so much that I signed my Dad and I up for our father daughter dance and it was so much fun! My Dad loved every minute of it! All in all, go see Bud he is a true delight!
ATTENTION ALL BRIDES: Bud is the absolute BEST dance instructor out there! Not only did Bud help my fiancé and I learn a Read more...
ATTENTION ALL BRIDES: Bud is the absolute BEST dance instructor out there! Not only did Bud help my fiancé and I learn a dance for our wedding he took the time to get to know us and our comfort level and tailored the dance to us. Bud makes the dance lessons fun and easy. I enjoyed my lessons so much that I signed my Dad and I up for our father daughter dance and it was so much fun! My Dad loved every minute of it! All in all, go see Bud he is a true delight! Read less
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Your First Dance By Bud Walters responded with the following comments:

Lindsey & Matt
Had such a good time with all three of you and you did a great job. Hope all went well. Always love your new venture with each other for better or worse.
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Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Bud was a great instructor to me and my husband. He listened to our needs and gave us honest feedback on our dancing techniques. He was very professional and didn't pressure us into signing a contract. It was stress-free and not restricting. I felt at ease learning how to dance from Bud. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends wanting to have a memorable first dance! It's the no-stress way to having a wonderful first dance.
Bud was a great instructor to me and my husband. He listened to our needs and gave us honest feedback on our dancing Read more...
Bud was a great instructor to me and my husband. He listened to our needs and gave us honest feedback on our dancing techniques. He was very professional and didn't pressure us into signing a contract. It was stress-free and not restricting. I felt at ease learning how to dance from Bud. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends wanting to have a memorable first dance! It's the no-stress way to having a wonderful first dance. Read less
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