Do you dream about your wedding day, but worry about the first dance? This will be your first dance as a husband and wife. You will have all the eyes of your family members and friends on you while you glide around the room with your new spouse. With the average number of wedding guests at 165, this can be overwhelming for some, especially those with little dance experience. Follow these tips to have the best bride and groom dance.
Understand your partner
You will need to truly understand your partner and their dance style and preferences to select the best first dance. Some people are more comfortable with a traditional first dance, while others would prefer something more entertaining and outside of the box. Discuss your first dance options with your spouse to be. Watch a couple of first dance videos and get an idea of what each person likes and dislikes. This will give you a great basis for choosing the type of first dance.
Choose a first dance song
For some couples, the choice of the first dance song has already been decided for many months. This might be a song that reminds you when you first met them or it might be the song that was playing during the proposal. For other couples, it takes a lot of exploration and discussion to choose that perfect first dance song. Choosing the first dance song can help you narrow down your dance choices. Once you have chosen a song, you can work with a professional dance instructor at your local dance studio to create a dance.
Consider dance studio lessons
Couples with little to no dance experience may struggle with creating a first dance. Beginner dance programs can be especially helpful in designing a first dance that both spouses are comfortable with and are able to perform. Although dance studios are specialized in teaching ballroom dance styles, they can also help you create a first dance that is more customized to your chosen song and preferences of dance styles.
Decide on a dance style
It can be helpful to explore different types of dance before choosing one. You can see which one is most comfortable to you and your dance partner. Ballroom dancing has many different styles of dance available. Ballroom dance refers most often to the ten dances of International Ballroom (or Standard) and International Latin, though the term is also often used interchangeably with the five International Ballroom dances. Your dance studio professional can introduce you to the different types of ballroom dances.
Use it as a bonding exercise
The wedding planning process can be very stressful for some. It is expensive, there are a lot of details to be made, and family conflicts often arise during wedding planning time. Ballroom dance lessons can be a wonderful time to let go and reduce stress, while also bonding with your partner during this especially stressful time. Couples can use the ballroom dance time as a time to reconnect and remember why they are getting married in the first place. You will find entertainment, humor, and romance in the process.
Dance as exercise
Dance, regardless of the type of dancing that you choose, is also a wonderful exercise. Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Receiving the recommended amount of exercise is already difficult, but becomes almost impossible when you throw the busy task of wedding planning in. Use your ballroom lesson time to incorporate exercise into your already busy schedule.
The first dance is a special moment for couples. It is a celebration of love and of the marriage vows that just took place. It is also a stressful moment for couples who not prepared. Prepare for the perfect first dance moment by choosing a song and type of dance together, working with a professional dance studio on ballroom dance lessons, and using it as an important bonding time with your future spouse.