While it is most common for the bride and groom to take dance lessons before their big day, it is not that uncommon for the mother and father of the bride to do so as well. After all, why should the bride and groom be the only people who can seemingly bust a move? Sure, it might normally take you a …Read More
Ballroom Dancing Lessons For Your Wedding
Weddings are truly special and unique, as every bride and groom have their own vision for their big day. Depending on your personality, you may want a first dance that is simple while someone else may want something more extravagant. We are the wedding masters, and we want your dance to be memorable!
Here are a few helpful tips to remember when planning for your first dance:
- Come in earlier rather than later.
- It takes more than two weeks to learn a first dance, even a simple one.
- Don’t wait until the last minute to come in, since this causes undue stress.
- We want your experience to be enjoyable.
Know Your Schedule
You may want a fancy first dance, but if you can’t come in very often it is probably an unrealistic goal. Talk about the level of commitment you BOTH can make to learning to dance. First, decide on which days of the week the two of you are available for ballroom dance lessons and whether you want to meet once or twice a week. If you are new to dancing, ideally we recommend taking these adult dance lessons twice a week for at least the first four weeks. In the end, though, the decision on frequency is always up to you.
If you have music already picked out bring it along with you, preferably on a USB. If you don’t have music chosen yet, don’t worry. Learning the basics of social and ballroom dancing is very helpful before adding personal touches. Moreover, we can recommend wedding music that evokes the indelible memories which inspire your personal vision for a beautiful wedding.
Talk about your budget before starting your lessons. Although the expense for taking ballroom dance lessons is minimal compared to flowers, wedding cake, etc., most people don’t account for this expense and end up having to settle for what we call our “survival dance package.” This is where coming in earlier is better. Most wedding expenses are due a few weeks before the wedding. Coming in months before your wedding day helps with budgeting for the first dance rather than paying for everything at the same time.
On your first visit to our studio, we will ask you some questions about your wedding and your vision to ensure we can develop a plan for your big day that is truly memorable. The more information you share with us, the more we can help. We look forward to creating a personalized dance just for you, so contact us as soon as possible!