Your first dance as husband and wife is incredibly special, but can also be quite daunting. This is especially so if dancing isn’t something you do on a regular basis. Getting dance lessons can therefore be an excellent idea, not to mention an excellent way to spend time together during the stressful planning stage.
When choosing a dance instructor, it’s important to first have a rough idea of the style of dance you’d like to learn, since certain instructors tend to specialise in particular dances. Will it be something traditional and romantic like a waltz or a foxtrot, or are you thinking of something a bit more upbeat like swing or jive?
Over and above learning a choreographed dance, there are other ways to make your first dance extra memorable:
- Ask a friend or family member to write you a song for your wedding.
- Do a quick outfit change, just for the dance – a shorter, more comfortable dress will enable you to do more elaborate moves.
- If you’re still stressed about dancing in front of people, ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to join you on the floor halfway through.
- Choose a song that takes you back to the night you first met.
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