Sure, most weddings involve attendees boogying down on the dance floor. There’s hardly a better way to celebrate a new union. But many weddings also include special, traditional dances that spotlight honored guests.
There's the first dance, where the couple takes their first spin on the dance floor. Whether you simply want to feel more confident in your coordination as a couple or you want to bust out some serious moves on the dance floor, it’s a good idea to consider dance lessons before your wedding day so you don’t end up with four left feet in your debut as a duo.
Plus, not only are you practicing this special moment for your wedding by taking lessons, but this dance adventure is something you can enjoy throughout your lives together. You’ll always have a little something to show off as a couple at future events.
Many couples want to perform a unique routine designed by a professional. While it’s obvious that everybody has a different learning curve, we always recommend starting early since things can get crazy as the weddings get closer, We also want people to feel confident and comfortable performing which comes with practice. We recommend starting 2-3 months before the big day.
Some tips before we get to work:
Know the Size of Your Floor:
Understanding the dimensions of the dance floor is crucial for planning your routine. It will help you allocate space for different moves and formations.
Know Where the Audience Will Be Seated:
Being aware of the audience's location allows you to choreograph your dance to make the most impact on your viewers. Plan your moves and positions accordingly.
Know If You Can Walk Backwards in Your Dress:
If your dance involves walking backward, ensure that your dress or attire allows for comfortable and safe movement. Practice in advance to avoid any mishaps.
Know If You Like How You Look When You Lift Your Arms (for Suits/Tuxedos):
If you're wearing a suit or tuxedo, check how you look when you lift your arms during certain dance moves. Adjust your choreography if needed to feel confident and elegant.
Know If Your Song Will Be Played by a Band or DJ:
Determine whether your dance will be accompanied by live music from a band or a pre-recorded track from a DJ. Communicate your preferences to ensure the music suits your choreography.
Insure they play the song at the same tempo as the song you practice to.
Know Your Entrance Point:
Identify where you will enter the room or dance floor. If it's a significant distance from the entrance to the dance area, consider having a "walk-on" song to build anticipation and set the mood.
Inform Your Photographer:
Coordinate with your photographer to ensure they are positioned in a way that captures the best moments of your dance. Let them know when you'll be facing the audience for great shots.
By considering these tips and planning ahead, you can ensure a successful and memorable dance performance for any occasion.