Arizona brides and grooms…Congrats! You’re engaged! Now it’s time for the wedding planning to begin. One aspect of the planning process that sometimes gets left for last is learning your first dance. While it may not seem to be a key aspect of your wedding, it can be the highlight of your big day for your friends and family.
Most couples who visit our East Valley dance studio have never danced together before their first lesson with us. Learning to partner dance takes time, so it does make tons of sense to get started with Wedding Dance Lessons sooner rather than later.
Now that you know why Wedding Dance Lessons need to be bumped to the top of your list, there are a few tips that we have for you as a couple…
1. Pick out a wedding dance song that speaks to you. Whether it’s traditional or not, with professional dance lessons under your belt, you’ll know the appropriate dance that fits with your music, as well as how to stay on time with the beat (two very important things). If you’re thinking of something out-of-the-box, like a Country Western Two Step dance, or a Salsa dance, we can put together a playful and unexpected first dance that reflects who you are as a couple. It’s wonderful when your guests are talking about your dance long after you’ve been married!
2. Take time to practice your first dance. Go to your dance lessons often, once or twice a week if possible, and ask if you can take notes and even video so that you can rehearse your wedding dance routine as “homework”. Your instructor should be open to this as long as you are ready to practice without supervision. Lots of dancing the “wrong” way will not ultimately help, of course, so ask when you can begin studying without your instructor’s supervision.
3. Set up a consultation before your lessons begin. A Wedding Dance Consultation can really help to get your vision straight, not to mention save you time and money when it comes to the investment you will be making in your dance lessons. Your instructor will need to know many factors, including the dimensions of your dance floor, what you’ll be wearing, and the look you’re going for. Be as open and prepared as possible, but don’t hesitate to ask for guidance as we are the pros.
If you live in the Phoenix East Valley, come try out a Wedding Dance Consultation at our studio. We are minutes from Chandler, Gilbert and Tempe, AZ, and just off the 101 highway for your convenience. Congratulations again, and we hope we can help you to look incredible on the dance floor on your wedding day!