couples to dance for over a decade…
make it simple, fun and relaxed – so you step into the spotlight with
We will create a beautiful dance customized to your wedding song in only
1 or 2 lessons.
Private lessons that fit your schedule, in your home or in my studio.
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first dance as husband & wife should be filled with all the romance
that brought the two of you together - but couples often feel unprepared
for their wedding dance...Here are some common questions I address:
We put this off to the last minute – can you help us?
With all you have to think about,
you may have put off learning to dance until the last minute...But what
you learn with me will be easy to understand & simple to execute.
be dancing in no
How long does it take to learn how
Every couple learns to dance at a
different pace. It depends on their experience, patience, and how much time
they can practice.
We have two left feet! Can we
really expect to learn to dance comfortably at our wedding?
Any couple can learn to dance for
their wedding with the right instruction and a little patience. It just takes
information and some practice… If you can walk, you can dance.
My future husband is nervous about
dancing at our wedding…
Many grooms are nervous about
dancing. But they usually begin to enjoy it when they realize they are in
charge - they're leading! - and that dancing is just a skill that can be
LEARNING TO DANCE…
How will we be able to relax while
dancing in front of all of our guests?
You will feel most relaxed if you
feel prepared. So make arrangements to start learning with me a few weeks
prior to your wedding; make time to practice between lessons, to your
What should we wear when we
It’s nice to be relaxed when you
practice, so wear whatever you are comfortable in. But closer to the wedding
day, you should practice in the actual shoes you will be wearing. The
bride should consider practicing in her
slip, underskirt or garment that approximates the fit of the wedding
Should we try to memorize a
Probably not. Your wedding day is
likely to be a whirlwind of activity. Do you really want to worry about choreography with all the
other things that will be going on that day? However, it may
be nice to plan a turn or dip at the beginning or end of the dance.
How will we be able to remember
all that we will learn in a private lesson?
I will give you a handout
describing some dance moves and turns. Also, you may want to bring a video
camera to record some of what you have learned.
YOUR WEDDING DANCE…
What do we need to
consider in choosing our first dance?
best to dance to a song that you love, regardless of the dance style
- you are most likely to dance well to something you enjoy. Then I will help you hear the beat in your
song, and find what kind of dancing works
for you and goes with your song. There are no rules except that you both must feel comfortable!
are popular first dance songs?
can provide lists of songs – a good one is available on the internet
We can also talk about the kind of song that would work best
for your wedding.
How can we
conquer our fear of our first dance?
friends and relatives aren't looking at the steps you do - they're looking at the joy on your faces. If
you just keep smiling, no one will notice
any uncertainties. Most of the general public doesn't know how to dance - even if you just remember your
basics, you know more than they do.
How do we start and end our dance
without feeling awkward?
your dance has an introduction - an opening section without a vocal -
you can use that time to walk
onto the floor. If there is no introduction, you can
decide on a point in the music where you will begin, and practice that so you look and feel smooth. A good
way to end your dance is to do a simple dip
or lean - it's easy to learn. Or, the groom can roll the bride into an embrace and you can kiss. If you plan
to have members of yourwedding party join
you on the floor, you don't need to worry about ending your dance in a formal way. Just stop, give each other
a small bow/curtsey - or a kiss - and resume
with the new partner.
should our first dance be?
first dance should last about 3 minutes. (Professional competition dancers dance for no more than this,
so certainly you don't need to dance longer.)
If you go too long it may become repetitive and uncomfortable. Ask your band leader or DJ to provide the
right length version of your song.
can family and guests join the bride & groom on the dance floor?
There are several ways you can invite
guests to join you on the floor. If you
wish to have only parents or wedding party members, arrange it ahead of time; you might even do a run-through
at the rehearsal dinner. If you want to
include all of your guests, have the bandleader, DJ, best man or maid of
honor announce the invitation at the
appropriate time. You might want to ask
a few good friends prior to the event to be "ringers" in the
crowd - friends who are
prepared to leap to their feet at the big moment, so that there's