Rhythms of Dance has been preparing brides and grooms for their wedding dance for years. The "First Dance"
should be memorable... relaxed and beautiful!
Tips for "The Big Day":
First of all, don't leave learning your dance until the last minute. The more time you dedicate to learning a dance, the nicer it will look, and the more enjoyable it will be to perform and watch.
Secondly, choose music that you both really like. It should say something about your relationship but it will also determine what type of dance you will do. If your music isn't in 3/4 time, you won't be doing a waltz!
Third, contact us so we can listen to the music, tell you what kind of dance it is, and make a few suggestions about choreography.
Finally, consider how much you are willing to spend on dance lessons and add that in to your wedding budget. Many of our wedding couples enroll in 6 to 12 weeks of beginner group lessons to get the basics down before they commit to private lessons. The advantage to doing this is that you can learn basic frame, footwork, posture and musicality of the dance. This gives you the opportunity to practice, before spending money on private lessons. Your private lessons will then be more focused on the actual wedding dance, and less about teaching you how to dance. If you can't fit a beginner course into your schedule, then private lessons are the way to go right from the start. The number of private lessons you'll need will depend on:
Ability; like everything else in life, people are better at some things than others. Some will pick up dancing quickly, others take a little longer.
Practice time; regardless of how skilled you are at learning dance, you absolutely need to be able to practice. No instructor or studio in the world can simply "make" you a good dancer. You need to budget time to practice.
Your dance routine; regardless of what you have seen on TV, you will not be an award winning waltz or foxtrot routine on your wedding day without a considerable investment of time and money. Chances are, as you approach your wedding day, both of those will be in short supply! It is far better to dance a simple routine well, than it is to dance a complex routine poorly. If you keep it simple, it will look Great!
Adam & Gloria's First Dance...
"I have to say I have never seen such a fun first dance.
Gloria & Adam had a choreographed routine by Rhythms of Dance to
"L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole that turned out perfectly!"
Sophia Dorozio - SodoPhotography
For more information please
Cindy or call: (403) 228-5765