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Your Day. Your Dance. Uniquely You.

Dance is about connection, expression and a story. I want to tell yours.

PNW Wedding Dance offers dance instruction and choreography for your special day! Your imagination is the limit. We can create anything from a customized first dance for the bride & groom to full on flash mob performance with professional dancers. We can take your reception from a 7 to an 11 with party dance instruction on site the day of your big day (think line dancing, with or without the country). Father/daughter dances, groomsmen dances, a sexy garter belt tease? We’ve done it all and we thrive on unique, original concepts that are true to you and highlight what you love.


5 Years

Woman-Owned Business

PDX Flash Mob

Photo by: Till Death Do We Adventure, Venue: Columbia River Gorge Hotel

PDX Flash Mob

Photo by: Lily Marie Images

PDX Flash Mob

Photo by: Dino Gomez Photo, Location: Mt. View Orchards

PDX Flash Mob

Photo by: Lindsay Blair Photography


My mom found Nikki less than a month before my wedding, inspired to get dance lessons for my dad and I for the father-daughter dance. We had been planning to just do the stand-and-sway, but Nikki transformed it into something really special for us by teaching us a basic elegant waltz step, and a few turns and tricks to take it to the next level. I had so much fun that I scheduled a lesson for my now husband and I for later that week! Each pair did 3-4 lessons in those last few weeks before the wedding. Our only regret is that we didn’t start sooner! Nikki transformed our first dances from something that would be special to us into something that was memorable and special for all of our guests. We felt totally confident on the dance floor, and best of all, we all have a newfound enjoyment of dance, and the tools to make it a part of our future. Each lesson was a blast, and Nikki’s supportive energy made us feel confident that we would pull it off — and we did! I can’t recommend strongly enough that you go see Nikki for lessons before your wedding!
Georgia V

Nikki is great! One of the best decisions we made to “splurge” on our wedding was getting our first dance choreographed. Not only did it mean we had a nice dance prepared but practicing gave us a fun and meaningful activity to do together during the otherwise stressful time of wedding planning. Nikki put a lot of effort into making our dance look really nice while keeping it manageable for two people who had never really danced before. She was also always open to any ideas we had and helped us incorporate those. It was such a fun experience (my husband ended up actually enjoying it even more than me despite the “eye roll” I got when I first mentioned wanting to go to dance practices LOL) and I highly recommend Nikki! We did both the virtual lessons and in-person lessons so I can attest that you can learn either way. We are both so thankful and happy with our decision: 5 Stars!”

Danielle J.

The second we walked up to the stage for our first dance we looked at each other and we knew it was “ON”. Everything just fell into place and it felt like she & I were literally one. There’s no doubt in my mind that Nikki loves what she does and does what she loves. She is not only dedicated to helping people achieve their breakout dance goals, she is vested in you to make sure your dance embodies YOU and your partner! Words cannot express how grateful my wife and I are that we were put in contact with Nikki to help us with our breakout dance. If you’re looking for the best breakout dance instructor this side of the Mississippi and possibly all of the United States, look no further as Nikki is the real deal Holyfield.

Taylor M.


Let loose and have some FUN!
I’ve been told time and time again that dance lessons were the favorite part of my clients’ wedding planning. Planning a wedding can be stressful. Take time to connect with your partner and enjoy each other through your first dance sessions.

Wow the crowd
9 out of 10 of my couples have no previous dance experience whatsoever. I tailor each dance to the strengths of my couples to ensure you will SHINE on your big day.

We offer such a wide range of services here at PDX Flash Mob that it is unfortunately impossible for us to list out all of our pricing.  Pricing varies based on several variables, mainly duration/quantity of private lessons desired, availability and location.

    Wedding – Choreographed Dances

First Dance

Father/Daughter Dance

Mother/Son Dance

Bridal Party Flash Mobs

    Wedding – “Day Of” Dance Instruction at Reception

Wedding party dance instruction the “day of” at your reception for your wedding guests to get the dance party started.  (YouTube “The Wobble Wedding” for examples of this.)



We are your go-to business for any kind of wedding dance instruction in the Portland area. PDX Flash Mob creates everything from couples dances (bride & groom first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/son dance) to larger flash mob productions that include bridesmaids, groomsmen, or all your family and friends! We also offer party dance instruction at wedding receptions, where you can rest assured that everyone will be up and moving and having the time of their lives at your celebration! We want your wedding day and dance to be FUN and STRESS FREE, so we work with your budget, availability and skill level to tailor each dance to your needs and dreams. We typically hold lessons out of a clean, professional studio setting but are willing to travel. Start working on your dream dance today!

Nikki Gaither – Founder/Choreographer/Instructor

I started dancing in the small coastal town of Newport, Oregon at the age of 4 and never stopped. My training originated in ballet, but grew to encompass many other genres as I got older, including (but not limited to) hip hop, break dancing, cheer, jazz, tumbling, hula, and Tahitian. I’ve always been passionate about dance, but considered it a hobby until 2008 when I was given the opportunity to teach at The Dance Factory in Eugene, OR.  I was originally hesitant to take on the classes, as I already had a full time job, but was told it would just be a temporary fill to help out the dance studio owner while they searched for a permanent instructor.  5 years later, I was still teaching there.

In 2013 I decided to move to Portland and pursue dance as a career. I started teaching at Studio One Dance Academy, where I still teach today, and after a year or so I started getting all these wedding dance and flash mob opportunities sent my way. The more of them I did, the more I realized how much I enjoyed them. Dance is filled with emotion and bringing that expression into a wedding environment, on potentially the most important day of ones life? Or helping someone surprise the one they love?  Well, the feeling of watching that unfurl is indescribable. I fell in love with watching LOVE through movement and decided I wanted to do more and more of it. And then I started asking myself “WHY are people contacting a studio for 3-18 year olds when they need wedding or special event services?” And after searching around I didn’t feel like that niche was filled in Portland, so I threw my hat in the ring and started my own business, PDX Flash Mob.

I love creating flash mobs and wedding dances because the motivation and intention behind the projects are simply to have fun and to bring happiness to others. I get people up and moving who don’t usually dance and get to work on the most unique, creative projects with the most fun people!  I can’t wait to see what gets thrown my way next and to watch this business continue to evolve.