It is our experience that every couple has different needs, preferences and time schedules but everyone has the ability to be a good dancer with enough time. Wouldn’t it be great to have the romance of dancing for the rest of your lives together? We will put something together that is uniquely yours.
Here are a few TIPS from the experts on learning to dance for your big day:
Don’t wait until the last minute. Remember that your schedule will only get more hectic as the wedding day approaches. We recommend starting four to six months before the wedding to allow time for you to become truly comfortable with your dancing, however we will work with whatever time you have, planning material accordingly to ensure your dance feels great.
It’s okay if you haven’t chosen a song. On your very first lesson we will introduce you to the most popular dances chosen for first dances. We can help make suggestions based on which dance you like most or feel you do best. There is plenty to learn about dancing – how to move yourself, with music, and with a partner – so no matter what you start learning it is sure to benefit your first dance once chosen. On the other hand, if you already have a song chosen, bring it with you and we’ll get you started right away!
Be patient when learning. Let’s face it: we don’t quite learn as fast as adults as we did when we were kids! That said, dancing is a great stress reliever and a fun date night, so enjoy the process and cherish the time together!
Avoid trying to teach your fiancé. You hired us for a reason! You’ll both have a lot more fun dancing if you let your instructor do the teaching, as hard as that may be from time to time!
Practice in the right shoes. Wear shoes to your lessons that are similar to the ones you’ll be wearing on the big day.
Be consistent with your lessons. The more often you come in, the more you’ll remember from lesson to lesson and the more you’ll have to show for your investment. We will work with whatever your schedule allows, however most of our couples feel best when they are able to schedule 2 or more private lessons per week.
Make the most of the group classes & practice sessions when possible. Everyone feels most comfortable on a private lesson, but the classes and parties will be closer to what the rest of your reception will be like and provides great movement exercise to enhance the quality of your first dance. To top it off, when your in-laws ask you for a dance, you’ll have the confidence that you can indeed dance with someone other than your spouse!
Learning to dance for a wedding is a special gift that you and your spouse-to-be can give to each other. A couple who feels confident and poised when they dance together will ensure that their very first dance together as wife and husband will be a memory they will cherish forever.
Possible First Dances
- Almost Paradise
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight
- Could I have this Dance
- How Sweet it is to be Loved by you
- Crazy for You
- Don’t Know Much
- Endless Love
- Fields of Gold
- Fly Me to the Moon
- Forever and Ever, Amen
- Groovy Kind of Love
- Have You Really Ever Loved a Woman
- Here and Now
- I Just Called to Say I Love You
- I Get a Kick Out of You
- I Swear
- I’ll Always Love You
- In Your Eyes It Had to be You
- I’ve Got You Under My Skin My Girl
- Night & Day
- Our Love is Here to Stay
- Someone to Watch Over Me
- Stand By Me