First Wedding Dance
As the wedding plans progress, up comes the subject of the first dance and the endless list of wedding 1st dance songs. Once an infinite amount of music has been listened too, there is no more escaping that fact that you will be watched dancing alone by a hundred or more guests on the big day! “Me? Dance? At the wedding?! Nah, I don’t do dancing” Sound familiar... ?
Most couples don’t ever dance together (drunk, and to ‘Oops Upside Your Head’ doesn’t count!) so it is no wonder that more and more people are turning to professionals for help now with wedding dance lessons. And with the multitude of styles and inspiration in the media, why not? You can pick something as simple or as adventurous as you dare! Most people go for the simple and stylish option. ‘Just stop us swaying around on the spot for three minutes!’ is a ‘most heard’ phrase!! And of course, some need help to get rid of that annoying disorder of - ‘two left feet’!
Couples can have private dance lessons – just the two of you and your teacher – and they can often be held either in the comfort of your own home or in a local dance studio/hall. Through your first dance lessons you will learn the steps and style to complete your specially choreographed dance to your chosen first dance wedding song.
In lessons equal to around five hours, couples could learn and perform their routine with style and confidence. Most couples may start out in silence, trying to concentrate and calming the nerves but by the last lesson they could be discussing what to have for dinner and giggling about last night’s Corrie whilst whizzing around the floor!
Of course, in this time of the credit crunch, wedding budgets are being squeezed, so a new trend of one to two hour intensive lessons is emerging. In this option, a couple will learn some basic moves and steps to perform with lots of style! They can then use these move in their first dance as they feel appropriate, and indeed to use throughout the night. A great many couples have found this very beneficial.
If you weren't already, maybe we have now got you thinking about the songs for the first dance at your wedding and you are trying to think of the first dance song to choose? There are no rules about your first dance songs, although traditional and romantic is still the most popular choice. But, there are some original ideas out there too.
Most people have seen the re-enactment of Dirty Dancing on You Tube, apart from this Youtube wedding dance there are some more unusual options out there too – ‘I love big butts’ and ‘Thriller’ being two favourites! Music length for the first wedding dance is something that couples don’t think about, but please DO! Try and keep the 1st wedding song to three minutes – the longer it is the more you have to dance and learn (!), but more importantly, the longer you have to keep your ‘audience’s’ attention, which can be tricky when there is lots of champagne around…
Go for it! It really ads something extra special to your wedding, and your guests will love it! You’ll only have the chance to do you first dance once, so why not do it in style?!
You can get a lot more information and advice regarding your First Dance from the specialist First Dance Company
Medleys are increasingly popular, when you just can’t chose ONE song.
First Dance Company are lucky enough to have their own music editor who can make all this possible!