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    Your First Dance

    Unique approach with rapid results

    No Contracts or sales pitches
    No need for formal ballroom moves
    Specializing in reluctant partners

    Cynthia will give you crowd-pleasing confidence worthy of your special day in just ONE SESSION!

    Find out more below...or Contact Cynthia
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    Your First Dance

    Unfortunately a lot of newlyweds

    have one trip before their honeymoon.

    You may think you or your partner have two left feet, but don't despair! Cynthia knows how to help you be the star at your own wedding and it's not that hard and doesn't take that long!

    In fact, Cynthia can work dance wonders with you in just ONE SESSION!

    Find out more below...or Contact Cynthia

Weddings - Your First Dance and Beyond

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Client's comments say it best.

My goal for you is to become comfortable and confident, look natural, and have FUN on the dance floor
 in just ONE session - guaranteed you'll be dancing out the door!” 

wedding-dance-sessions-first-dance-instructor-bay-area Cynthia offers a unique approach to dance instruction with rapid results.

Spin, dip, and dance your way down the aisle!

 I offer a unique approach that guarantees you’ll be dancing after just ONE session.  If you can walk, you can dance.
After our session, I'll email your personal Glinka's Guide to assist recall so you can refer to the notes when you get home.
Along with a series of digital photos to prep you for your photo memories.


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 Kitchen Cuddle Before and After

From their kitchen to the Spotlight
Wedding Dance Couple Before and After Jillian and Eric Before and After

Is this ballroom dancing? Well, yes AND not really!

I encourage clients not to choreograph, but to have a sense of spontaneity on the dance floor.
Competition or extensive training is not our goal.
Ballroom Schools focus on steps and takes time. 

I focus less on footwork and emphasize upper body posture and elementary steps that are easily led and comfortably followed.
Specializing in shy or reluctant partners.

After our time together, you'll be able to dance to any tune or tempo.
I guarantee you'll be dancing for a lifetime.

What do women want?  Ask me to dance?

Swing, Fox Trot, Tango, Rumba, and Waltz are also offered.

Glinka provides personal service

At your convenience, let's chat on the phone. I'd love to hear about your vision, gather details, and we can discuss pricing.
You'll notice I do not post pricing.  Every client is unique.
I respect your time and return calls and emails within 24 hours.

Learning to dance can be the best part of preparing for your wedding day!

Hosting couples in a beautiful and comfortable studio in Corte Madera, CA (Marin County).
Available to travel to your location upon request.

When you book with me, I'm your guide. Our session is private and not shared with other couples as typical in many studios.

  • 4 Blocks off of Hwy 101
  • Air Conditioned
  • Plenty of Parking
  • Creekside and Palm Trees
  • Mount Tamalpais is the backdrop
  • 2 blocks from The Town Center and The Village for dining & shopping

A L beforeA L AFTER

Call to schedule your Private Session

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Consider Dance Lessons for more than just your First Dance!

  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
  • A fabulous gift for guests at your reception
  • Father of the Bride and Mother of the Groom
  • Invite your family members to our session
  • Gift certificates available

Cynthia Glinka’s instruction in partner dancing does not discriminate
between who leads and who follows, based on gender.


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"I first met Cynthia Glinka about 5 years ago, at an industry networking event. I still remember quite vividly her amazing energy, and the spark in her eyes when she described herself as a dancer. Thereafter, I began to send her my clients that needed dance lessons. As I saw the way she transformed my clients' confidence level on the dance floor, I was in awe. Even the shyest of the grooms who swore they had two left feet could be seen gracefully spinning his beautiful bride on the dance floor after just ONE lesson with Cynthia! It was magic!"

Jubilee Lau Events


Cynthia Glinka with Groom Talk

Glinka and Groom Talk with You are Videos – What do women want? Ask me to dance!

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Cynthia Glinka and Fanfare Wedding Pros at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame

Segment featuring View From The Bay reporter Nick Smith mastering dance moves in just ONE session.
A great peek into Glinka's guidance.

Boost your confidence on the dance floor with Cynthia Glinka - live!
Cynthia Glinka makes an encore appearance demonstrating how to boost confidence on the dance floor and
coaches View from the Bay hosts Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang on basic do's and don'ts.

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