At Your First Dance Co. (YFDC), we aim to offer our individuals, families, and couples a service that is uniquely tailored to their personal style, experience, physical capability and vision. We specialise in offering you your every First Dance experience, from taking Your First Dance class, to Your First Dance at your wedding.
YFDC offer unique and custom classes and choreography for all ages and couples. With the help from our high trained, professional staff who are passionate about what they do, all teachers at YFDC have extensive training and experience in the dance industry, to help push our vision into making Your First Dance experience one to always remember.
Anne Marie is a seasoned dancer, performer, choreographer, and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience. Her journey began when she choreographed her own wedding dance in 2009, igniting her passion for dance. This pivotal moment led to the creation of Your First Dance Co. (YFDC), envisioned by Anne Marie as a dance school offering everything related to dance, distinct from the norm.
YFDC rapidly evolved into a premier wedding service provider, choreographing countless wedding dances. Today, it stands as a leading Wedding Dance provider in the Central Coast and Newcastle/Hunter Valley region with couples travelling far and beyond to see her and to come to YFDC.
Anne Marie is deeply motivated to help couples create unique and personal memories on the dance floor, expressing, “It’s an honor to be part of your dance journey.”
Notably, YFDC has earned numerous awards, including recognition in Local Business Awards, Best Dance Studio, and Unique Services for eight consecutive years in Brides Choice Awards. The Australian Bridal Industry Awards also acknowledged YFDC’s excellence, achieving remarkable scores. And ABIA awards achieving Top 2 National Awards and NSW Winner in 2021 & 2022 scoring above 99%.
In 2014, Anne Marie broadened YFDC’s scope, launching a dance school that provides classes for both kids and adults, with a special emphasis on excellence in tap. Her commitment has led to students earning high distinctions and gold awards, including two achieving perfect scores in Glenn Wood Tap Exams.
With the dance school now having over 100 enrolled students, the special niche being adults and an elite stream, and consistently boasting her goal of choreographing 120 wedding couples each year, Anne Marie eagerly anticipates the ongoing expansion of YFDC in the years to come.
Anne Marie’s work with her tap soloists and group choreography have garnered acclaim at various local competitions, including the Ooh La La Extravaganza Dance Competition, Central Coast Eistedford, City of Sydney, Live to Dance Ultimate, and Abermain Eisteddfod. From winning nationals to securing 1st placings and all-around recognition, her unique tap style sets her apart. Anne Marie is dedicated to pushing her students to excel, providing them with the utmost in training and guidance.
Beyond YFDC, Anne Marie boasts an impressive dance and competition choreography career, with highlights such as performances at the Sydney 2000 Olympics opening ceremony and workshops in Hollywood. As a mother of three boys, she channels her experience and energy into daily endeavors, continuously propelling YFDC’s growth. Anne Marie is undeniably an inspiration and a powerhouse in the world of dance—when you meet her, you’ll undoubtedly feel and love her vibrant energy!