Dancing at your wedding – Tips for the bride and groom
A moment as special as a couple’s first dance as husband and wife used to be documented through one simple photograph, often reminding the couple the emotions involved in that moment. Family and friends could only imagine what the dance actually looked and felt like. Nowadays, everything is immortalized on video, almost instantly uploaded on social media and forever available for viewers to relive the moment or enjoy it.
Couples are increasingly opting to take dance classes in order to ensure their first dance is polished and flawless. Whether it is an intricate choreography or a few simple steps, professionals will make sure that dancing, and the first dance especially, does not increase the stress of the big day.
Tips to help you prepare for your wedding dance:
Don’t wait until the last minute. If you don’t already know it or anticipate it, your schedule will get very hectic as the big day approaches. We recommend starting at least 6 to 12 months in advance in order to give you plenty of time to practice. Whether you are new to dancing, or experienced, have a long choreography or just three steps, the more time you have to practice, the more comfortable you will be on the day of the wedding, with so many eyes just on you and your partner. With time, there are always more options available for extra lessons, supervised practices and rehearsals.
Dance is a fun way of exercising. Beside the physical exercise and movement, dance is also a stress reliever. The dance studio environment, the teacher and other students can pull you away from the mundane while still ensuring productivity.
Learn more than just one dance. We’ve specifically designed our wedding packages to give couples the opportunity to learn more than just the one dance that they will be performing as their wedding dance. Chances are you will be dancing the night away and may want to move comfortably to a few different popular dances such as Merengue, Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Salsa, Swing or Cha Cha.
Choosing your song. If you have a hard time choosing a song or deciding on one from multiples songs, one of our instructors can help you out. They can suggest a few popular songs or help you decide on a song by dancing a few steps on each of them. Sometimes, the type of dance might help you make your decision.
www.weddingwire.com has a wonderful list of popular wedding songs to choose from.