Taking that first step onto the dance floor as husband and wife is a moment you will never forget. Wedding dance lessons can help you prepare for that big moment as long as you keep a sense of humor and follow some simple hints.
Don’t wait to start your sessions. Most couples need at least four to six months to learn a new routine. This is even truer for those who have never been dancing before. You should start as soon as possible in order to give yourself adequate time to learn the moves and have your instructor choreograph a routine to the song of your choice.
Let the experts handle the instructing. You may have been doing this for years and your fiancé may not. Instead of frustrating each other by trying to teach him or her what to do, let an experienced instructor lead the wedding dance lessons. You both will have a lot more fun dancing than you would if one of you is bossing the other around the floor. It is a sure-fire way to start a fight and lead to bad feelings instead of good vibes.
If you have a song in mind that you’d like use, bring it to your sessions. Your instructor can help to choreograph a simple, yet elegant routine that will be easy for you to remember. If you don’t have one already picked out, don’t sweat it. That is small stuff compared to all the other things on your to-do list. Your teacher will still be able to instruct you on the basic moves and stances you will need to know. He or she may also be able to help you pick out the perfect tune to share that first moment of you have not already chosen one.
Keep your sense of humor. Dancing is a skill that required patience and kindness. You are not going to be perfect the first time you try. You may feel like a fool and probably look a little silly at first. Remember, the more you practice, the better you’ll get. Wedding dance lessons are about sharing this moment with your soon-to-be spouse. Once you actually take the floor at your reception, you aren’t going to care what other people think, because you are in the arms of your special someone.
When you come to your lessons or are practicing at home, make sure you wear the right shoes. If you are the bride, make sure your heels are approximately the same height as the ones you will wear to the reception.
When you come to your first wedding dance lesson, be ready to give the instructor some basic information. You should have an idea of what type of music will be at the reception and if you are hiring a band or a DJ. You should also have an idea of how large an area the floor is. Also, if there are any other special dances like a father/daughter or mother/son dance, let the instructor know, and he or she can help with those, too.