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Tips on Planning your Wedding First Dance

istock_000005697257smallAhhh, your first dance as a bride and groom! How beautiful. How elegant. How…daunting!  “What’s wrong with the 8th grade prom sway?”, your fiancé may ask. The perfect first dance can actually be the highlight of your wedding. As you prepare for your big day, consider how dance lessons will be a wonderful source of stress relief and fun! To help take the pressure off getting ready for your wedding dance lessons, here are a few tips and ideas.

The first thing you will need to do as a couple is discuss the vision you have for your first dance. Do you want to be rock stars on that dance floor and bring the house down with an unexpected first dance, or are you looking for something more understated? Once you have figured out what side of you as a couple that you would like to share with your friends and family, you are half way there!

Next, song selection is key. If you are unsure what would fit the look that you are going for, find a local adult dance studio that will assist you with the prep work and overall planning for your first dance. You may not realize what dance goes with what song. That is where we come into play with helping you to look your absolute best on the dance floor.  Whether your song choices are fast, slow, romantic or playful, it is recommended that you bring several ideas to an initial meeting or consultation to share with your wedding dance choreographer. Keep in mind that picking something that the both of you like and are comfortable with for a first dance will surely leave a lasting impression.

Lastly, it will be helpful to decide whether or not you would like to prepare a dance for the parents of the bride and/or  groom. Honor dances, as they are called, are a superb way to highlight and show gratitude to your parents. Do you have a special father/daughter song that you and dad have been listening to since you were little? Or how about a mother/son dance to show thanks for everything that mom has done for you. If so, let your instructor know so that we can be smart with how we account for your time between when you get started and the wedding date.

Since your first dance represents your eternal love for each other as husband and wife, ditch the back and forth bobbing that you did in junior high and give your guests a dance to remember.

Arizona brides and grooms can visit us at Dance FX Studios in the Phoenix East Valley for all of their wedding dance needs. We will give you an original dance routine that can be simple and elegant or completely outrageous. We have choreographed  first dances for almost two decades here in Arizona to all styles of dance from traditional ballroom to Argentine Tango, Swing, Salsa and Country dancing. Give your guests a memory that they will treasure forever with an amazing first dance!