We know taking the dance floor for the ceremonial first dance as husband and wife can be as nail-biting an activity as meeting the in-laws. Everyone you’ve invited will be watching and if you’re stepping on your bride’s white shoes or counting “one, two, three, one, two, three,” no one will be able to tell how happy you truly are. As they say in the old commercials, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
You might not end up starring on Broadway, but by using these resources you’ll be able impress your guests with your fancy footwork.
Here are a few tips to make your experience more enjoyable.
◾Start early give yourself enough time to learn without being rushed. Don’t wait till the last minute to find and book the teacher. It might be one of the things you suggest during the preliminary planning stages.
◾Find a studio that’s near your office or on your way home from work. Nothing can diffuse your initial enthusiasm for learning some new moves like having to rush out of work only to sit in traffic on your way to your lesson.
◾The first dance can take 4 lessons or more depending on the complexity of your dance. It might be worthwhile to learn more than just the basic box step. If you plan to throw off your shoes and dance all night, you might want to learn a few more steps. http://www.Ballroomdancers.com suggests the following: salsa, swing or a country & western line dance, most studios offer a wide variety of styles tailored to fit your cultural background.
◾The first dance can take 4 lessons or more depending on the complexity of your dance. It might be worthwhile to learn more than just the basic box step. If you plan to throw off your shoes and dance all night, you might want to learn a few more steps. www.Ballroomdancers.com suggests the following: salsa, swing or a country & western line dance, most studios offer a wide variety of styles tailored to fit your cultural background.
◾There are advantages to taking a group class. It might help you remember that you’re not the only person who’s never had to dance in front of so many people. Sharing that initial nervousness might lead to you being more comfortable when the time comes to perform.
◾It only takes practice to make the lessons look good. Practice once a week besides the lesson itself.
And remember; look at the time you spend learning to dance as an investment in your future. You can dance with confidence on your honeymoon and all the big events you’ll have as a couple together for years to come.
Here some sites that can get you on your way.
www.Ballroomdancers.com has a nice feature that it lets you search for instructors by region and by gender. If the thought of a suave male instructor teaching your bride-to-be to boogie makes you jealous, search for female teachers.
The granddaddy of dancing lessons is Arthur Murrary International Dance Studios. Their familiar footstep floor patterns and affiliated instructors have been turning hapless hoofers into suave steppers for over ninety years. With hundreds of franchises worldwide and studios in over thirty states, Arthur Murray is a good place to find your inner Astaire. Visit them online at www.arthurmurray.com.
Other web sites, such as www.Accessdance.com, match people who want lessons with the people qualified to teach them.