Your First Wedding Dance
Over the years, the majority of people coming to our studio for dance lessons have been couples preparing for the first dance at their wedding. At Dancing Together We've worked with all levels of students...all with different visions of what they want for their first dance. So, we've gotten pretty good at this.
Here's what we can do for you:
- We will teach you the ins and outs of partner dancing. You will learn the right moves and when to do them. You will learn how to stay on time with the music, and in step with your partner.
- If you haven't chosen a first dance song, we can help you narrow it down. Since the song determines the dance style, each song on your short list may require a different dance. We can show you what the different dance styles are like, and how they fit with the songs you're considering.
- We can create original choreography for you. If you want something a bit fancier, we can create a unique first dance that works beautifully with your song, and we can teach you how to dance it with style and confidence.
- We can keep it simple. If basic partnering skills are all you want, we can teach you to move comfortably together on the floor without having to worry about learning a lot of elaborate steps.
- We can include the family. We know that Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances are important too. Even if your parents can't come in for dance lessons, the skills you will learn in lessons with your fiancé can go a long way towards making these special dances more comfortable and memorable. We can work with the songs you've selected and give you pointers and practice for these dances. And if Mom and Dad can come in for a few lessons -even better!
- We can help you learn within the time you have. Some people have 5 months...some people have 5 days. The difference between a lot of time and a little time is huge when you are learning a skill like partner dancing. More time is always better, but no time is too little. We are experienced in knowing just the right material to teach for the time allotted, and how to get beginners up and dancing comfortably in a short amount of time.
- We will listen to your vision. Our goal is to create the perfect first dance for you and your fiance. It may be sweet and simple, or it may be flashy and over the top. (or somewhere in between...) Either way, we can help you learn the skills you need to learn to dance your perfect first dance.
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Things to know before your first lesson...
On your first lesson, your instructor will review your choice of song with you help you decide on the most appropriate style of dance, and you’ll get started learning your dance right away! If you haven’t yet decided on a song, your instructor can help you with this too. Bring along some of your favorite options, and you can get a sample of the styles of dance that would be appropriate for each.
It's not necessary to wear your wedding shoes to your first few dance lessons. It's best to start off with shoes that you're very comfortable in. (especialy for the ladies) Learning to dance can be challenging enough without throwing in difficult shoes. Once you and your partner are starting to get really comfortable dancing together - and you're through stepping on each others toes - then you can add the wedding shoes to the equation.)
Most couples take between 5 and 15 lessons to prepare for their first dance. Everyone learns differently, and holds different ideas of the perfect outcome. After your first lesson, your instructor can give you a better idea of how many lessons it will take for you to reach a comfortable level with the first dance that you're shooting for.
It’s preferable to begin your lessons at least 2 to 3 months before the wedding. Give yourself plenty of time, so that you can relax and enjoy your lessons. The last couple of weeks before the wedding, when things are beginning to get a little hectic, you’ll be glad that you've learned your dance and are ready to go! (However, if you’ve waited until the last minute, crash courses are available!) Even a few dance lessons before the wedding will serve to help both bride and groom feel more relaxed and confident when they step out onto the dance floor.