The earlier the better but most couples start somewhere between 6 months before to 2 week before their wedding date. Starting earlier relieves some of the stress of learning a new dance, as well as adding some fun moves to your dance so your wedding guest will enjoy your special dance.
It can be but this might take most couples several months of dance lessons and somewhere in the range of 30 private dance lessons to learn a choreographed routine. Many couples opt for a partially choreographed routine, which doesn't require as much time or lessons.
No, but it is a good idea to pick out a song in advance. Sometimes couples find a favorite romantic song they want to dance at their wedding. We definitely can assist wedding couples in choosing their wedding song from lists of songs we already have in our database of music. Also, there are websites with lists of songs that are commonly used for wedding first dances.
Generally, the wedding dance song should not be between two to three minutes. If the song is longer it can be faded out on a CD or by a deejay. Some couples choose to let the song continue and invite their family and guests on to the floor to join in.
Most wedding couples select a slower, romantic style of music for their wedding dance. We recommend the slower dances like waltz, nightclub two step, rumba and foxtrot. If a couple enjoys a certain type of dance like Latin dance including salsa, merengue or bachata, those work well for weddings too.
First search for studios that offer wedding dance lessons and dance packages on the internet or yellowspages.com. then check out their location. Do not take your wedding lessons in someone's house or garage but rather choose a professional dance studio with a nice facility. Check out their website for wedding lessons. Go and meet the instructor and ask them about the lessons, the fees for the lessons and if there offer any wedding packages. You should have a good feeling about the instructor you choose and enjoy the first couple lessons or else try another place.
Yes, if you have already chosen your music bring it to your lesson on a a CD and also on a Ipod or MP3 player so your wedding dance professional can listen and choreograph parts of your wedding dance to the music you have chosen.
The most important thing in the wedding dance lessons is that you enjoy the lessons together. Let the dance teacher do the teaching, don't teach each other. Also, remember to encourage each other since learning to dance can be stressful. The wedding dance lessons can be the start to a lifelong enjoyable activity that you can enjoy together. This is a good time to learn how to enjoy each other, be patient and compassionate with each other so that every aspect of your wedding dance and going forward dancing is joyful.