The wedding dance is one of the most important parts of the wedding day, the most important day of many individual’s lives. On the wedding day, attention to detail is paramount if the bride wants everything to be perfect and the wedding dance is no exception. During the wedding dance, all eyes will be on the bride and groom enjoying their first dance as man and wife and it is only proper to showcase your union in the best light possible.
By planning the wedding dance along with the rest of the wedding details, the bride and groom can ensure that they will have a wedding dance that they can be proud of. Planning ahead will ensure that the happy couple is able to find the best professional dance instructor for their needs and will have enough time before the wedding to learn the dance of their choice. Then, when the time comes to show their friends and family members their dance, they will be confident and secure in the knowledge that they have rehearsed the dance before.
Traditional wedding dances are typically a waltz or other slow classical dance that are often taught by teachers that use to be classical dancers. The instructor will teach the couple how to do the steps of the dance and can create alternate steps if any of the dance steps are too difficult for the couple to master before their big day. Perfecting the classical dance for the wedding reception will take multiple lessons spaced out over several weeks so couples should be sure to plan enough time for each of them to attend a number of lessons together.
Some individuals choose to dance a more unconventional dance for their wedding dance. These dances often include the tango, the salsa, and the cha-cha along with other frequently seen, non-classical dances. Many dance instructors are also able to provide the bride and groom with lessons to perform these dances to a song of their choosing.
If a couple has a specific song that they would like to dance to for their first dance, the dance instructor can modify a dance or create a new dance to complement the song that was chosen. Virtually any song can be used for the couple’s first dance and the dance that is created to go with the dance will be designed to match the tempo of the song perfectly. When choosing a song, couples may want to stay away from songs that have a fast tempo because no one wants to spend their wedding reception hot, sweaty, and miserable in formal clothing.
The wedding dance should be something that both the bride and the groom are comfortable performing. Both parties should be involved in the planning from the start, from choosing the song to choosing the dance instructor to scheduling the dance lessons. The wedding dance is the first dance in a long life together and you want it to be as perfect as the rest of the wedding.