Wedding Lessons

More people than ever before are taking dance lessons for their wedding. Let me help make your big day even more special. From fun and funky first dances that allow your charisma as a couple to shine through, to just swaying comfortably in each other’s arms (and not on each other’s feet!) I have been teaching couples to dance for their wedding for many years, and can help you get through all your ceremonial dance obligations without looking awkward or smashing a toenail. In addition to first dance preparation, I can also introduce you to some popular social dances so you can dance to the music at the reception mixed by your DJ or band.

Call 205-835-9337, or email me to set up your first wedding dance lesson.

    Things to consider before your first lesson:

    • What kind of music will you have at the wedding?
    • Will a band or DJ play your first song?
    • Will you have Mother/Son, Father/Daughter or bridal party dances?
    • Will your honeymoon have dancing? (Latin/Tropical getaway, Cruise,etc.)
    • What is the size of the dance floor at your reception?
    • How many other weddings will you attend this year?

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    Top tips to get ready for dancing on your big day:

    • Don’t wait until the last minute. Remember that your schedule will get increasingly hectic as the wedding day approaches. I recommend starting lessons at least four to six weeks before the wedding date for a simple routine, but  earlier if both partners are complete newcomers to dancing, or wish to learn more intricate choreography.
    • It’s OK if you haven’t chosen a song. On your first lesson I will introduce you to the primary dances most couples use. I can also help make suggestions depending on which dance you like and/or feel the most confident with. If you already have a song chosen, bring it with you! An ipod, smartphone, etc. is OK.
    • Be patient when learning. Dancing is a great stress reliever, and a fun date night, so don’t put too much pressure on each other.
    • Don’t try to teach your fiance’. You’ll both have a lot more fun dancing if you let your instructor do the teaching.
    • Practice in the right shoes. Wear shoes to your lessons that are similar to the ones you’ll be wearing on the big day.
    • Be consistent with your appointments. The more often you come in, the less review there will be on each lesson. Plan at least once a week to get the most from your lessons.
    • Use additional group classes and go out dancing when possible. The group dynamic will be a more realistic analogue to the wedding reception. Get used to dancing around other people.