Wedding Lessons . . .
Rhythms of Dance has been preparing brides and grooms for their wedding dance for years! With all the other things you have to stress about, your first dance as husband and wife shouldn't be one of them. Your first dance should be a relaxed and beautiful expression of your love and commitment to one another. As your guests look on, you should feel like the happiest couple in the world.
Advice on getting ready for your first dance on your big day:
First of all, don't leave learning to 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. Like everything else in your wedding, you can spend a little, or you can spend a lot.
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, and practice it, before spending money on private lessons for choreography or additional help. Your private lessons will then be much 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. How many lessons you will need depends on a few things;
Ability; Like everything else in life, people are better at some things then others. Some people 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 call or email Cindy Tymko.