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The Ultimate Guide to a Perfect First Wedding Dance - Part 1

Posted by Igor K on Jun 24, 2016 7:22:23 PM


     After months of dreaming, fitting after fittings, shopping, and more shopping, you probably can’t wait to finally wear your gorgeous wedding gown. However, before the first dance, there are a few things you should keep in mind for obtaining the perfect wedding day experience.  

     In this Ultimate Guide to a Perfect First Wedding Dance, we’re going to show you how to quickly and easily learn a dance you always have dreamed of. You'll also learn how to add personalized styling to your first dance to rock your wedding reception.


1. Schedule Dance Lessons 3-6 Months in Advance

     Once you're engaged, you’ll need to plan carefully when it comes to dancing with your fiancé. A successful, choreographed  dance requires a professional to get the job done.

     Certified dance instructors will help you prepare in advance for any surprises. This is why we recommend scheduling your dance lessons at least three months before the wedding date so we can ensure you have enough proper time set aside for everything to run smoothly.  

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     You will be so relieved that you are confident with your dance by pre-scheduling your dance lessons multiple months before the wedding, instead of being rushed and nervous because you waited two weeks before your big day.

     Once you start your dance lessons with your future spouse, the rest of the reception will be a piece of cake. You will find that dance lessons are not only a wonderful way to celebrate at your reception, but also will bring you two closer since it is a great hobby for couples to partake in as they learn together. 

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2. Find the Right Dance Studio

     It is a good idea to choose the right studio so you feel at ease with who will be helping you and your fiancé with your first dance. Arthur Murray, being around for over 100 years, is known as the best and only wedding expert in the dance industry.  They are the most experienced and give precise attention to every detail of the students wedding dance.

     Dance instructors may need some assistance to help you and your fiancé put together the perfect dance to your favorite song, if you have one. It would be optimal that you take the opportunity to pick two backup songs that tell the world about your special relationship, in case your first choice of songs does not coordinate with a dance you like the look of.

3. Make It Fun and Stress Free

     Since you're probably going to be overwhelmed by a lot of final set ups and appointments with your vendors at least one to two weeks before the big day, it's smart to have the whole dance in your pocket comfortably for you and your fiancé. 

     There is nothing wise about starting your new life together by just winging it.  So before you proceed onto the dance floor, remember to make your appointments at least 2-3 months before your wedding day. 

4. Dance in Your Wedding Shoes to Practice

     Practicing in real situations is ideal. Try to create the opportunity to rehearse in front of a crowd.  To practice in a similar dress is preferred; you will get a feel for what it will be like to dance on your wedding day.      Remember patterns are easy; the key to dancing is to walk with grace. By practicing in your shoes and dress, you will have reassurance that you will avoid mishaps at the reception. 

Final Thought:

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the step by step Ultimate guide to a perfect first wedding dance, along with bits of advice, for all the brides and grooms taking the most important first step toward a fabulous wedding dance and reception.


Topics: Wedding, New Students

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