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Well, I already have a Str-based arcane duelist bard. I was thinking Dex for a change of pace.
Also, disable device keys off dex and I am planning on being the trap-handling guy.
On the other hand, Clever Explorer adds half your level do Disable Device, which makes the difference between (say) 14 and 18 DEX kinda small, you know? Side note: Don't forget to take a trait to make that a class skill! :)
Anyway, if you stick with the DEX plan, then yeah, Weapon Finesse is definitely your first feat. After that... well, what are your trait plans? If you take Fate's Favored, the luck bonus will be +2 from the get-go, which means I'd recommend Lingering Performance at 3rd and then DDance at 5th. Getting +2 to attack and damage (and saves and skills!) for 3 rounds at a time seems juicier (to me) than getting... what, +3 to damage (if you have 12 STR and 18 DEX)?
Also, remember that Weapon Finesse does not apply to scimitars on its own, so if the concept is about a scimitar, you don't get to play your concept until you have DDance.
Another option would be a 1-level dip in fighter. This gets you your weapon proficiency and a bonus feat. So you could (for instance) start with bard at level 1 as a human and get both Finesse (using something other than a scimitar) and Lingering Performance, then at 2nd level dip fighter to take DDance.
Hope that helps!