Getting married is one of the most significant milestones in your life. You plan every detail to reflect your personalities. Don’t forget your first dance. Elegant, fun, sexy? It can be anything you want, but if you don’t plan for it you’ll end up doing the “prom hang” and looking like two kids at a middle school dance. Think of the video! And don’t forget that unlike the flowers, cake, and pretty much everything else purchased for a wedding, you can use what you learn in dance lessons together forever.
Once you’ve picked your song we can help you choose an appropriate dance, edit your music (most songs are too long!), show you how to enter and exit elegantly, and of course, teach you enough steps that you will feel smooth and confident while on the floor. Of course if you want elaborate choreography, group numbers with the whole wedding party, or mother-
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Wedding Dance Tips
Start Early. Waiting until the last minute is probably the number one mistake that couples make regarding their wedding dance. It leads to stress (and usually arguing) and makes something that should be fun into an ordeal. If you leave yourself plenty of time to learn, practice, and polish your dance, you will enjoy it much more and impress your family and friends with how smooth and confident you are.
Assess Honestly. Ask yourself what you really want. Do you want a fully choreographed extravaganza or do you just want to learn a few basic steps? Can you take lessons frequently or will they be spread far apart? How much can you afford? How much time can you dedicate to practice? How large will the dance floor be? Does the sty of your dress allow you to move freely? Take some time to discuss what you want and what you can realistically achieve and then plan accordingly.
Seek Guidance. When you choose an instructor, look for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced. He or she will help you pick a dance that fits your song, teach you steps, and polish everything from your grand entrance to your final dip. It should definitely be someone that you feel comfortable with and that you trust to help you achieve your goals.
Practice. Have you ever seen people dancing awkwardly with stern faces and no conversation? They didn’t allow themselves enough time for practice and they’re too busy concentrating to relax and enjoy themselves. Practice frequently, even for short periods of time, and you won’t have that problem. You will also progress more quickly (and save money!) because you won’t have to spend the first half of each lesson reviewing.
Have fun. Dancing together should never be a chore, so treat your lessons like a date. Go to dinner. Have a glass of wine (only one!). Take a romantic stroll in the park. Whatever you like. The point is, relax, laugh, and have fun!