How To Choose The Perfect First Wedding Dance

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Nothing makes a wedding more memorable than when a bridal party captivates guests with a choreographed wedding dance. Or when the newly married pair takes to the floor, and leaves their audience in awe with perfectly orchestrated dance moves. If you’re getting married, or are part of a bridal party and feel you have two left feet, you’ve come to the right place. Our esteemed dance instructors are trained to help you perfect your first dance. We know that learning exciting new dance steps may take some time, so we recommend taking our classes three to six months prior to the special day. Here’s a look at some fun-filled wedding choreography ideas.

Choose Choreography From A Popular Movie

If you and your bridal party are movie fans, why not recreate some of the wedding dance scenes from a movie. One advantage of this is that you could familiarize yourself with the tracks and steps prior to your wedding dance classes, and in this way be more prepared.

There are several movies with wedding dance scenes, but be sure to choose a popular one. Your guests will be boasting about your remarkable reception for years to come if you do.

The Traditional Approach

If you’re into something timeless and intimate, our instructors could choreograph you on popular first dances such as the waltz, rumba, or foxtrot. These are romantic and are sure to make a huge impression with your guests.

Starting With Something Fast-Paced

Wedding dance choreography should be based on the couple’s personal taste. So, if you’re not into the classic romantic style, and are more bold and energetic, why not try something more upbeat? A lot of couples opt for first dances with a twist and upbeat tempo. In fact, all they want to do is get the party started right away.

For this, we’ll be happy to teach you how to jive, swing, or twist. And if you prefer Latin choreography, we’d love to throw in some bachata, salsa, samba, bachata, and mumbo for good measure.

Blending Your Choreography

Sometimes a bridal party or couple loves a combination of soothing slow classic and upbeat pulses. Or some may prefer classic and the others just upbeat. In this instance, it’s great to incorporate a bit of both, by blending the two styles into one.

For instance, we’ll teach you how to start off with a slow-paced intimate rumba, and then surprise everyone with a sharply contrasting fast-paced boogie, jive, samba, or merengue. This would definitely make for the ideal surprise wedding moves mash-up. You could even make things a bit more interesting by choosing some personalized props.

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