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Benefits of Wedding Dance Lessons & Taking that Step

September 27, 2018

We partnered with Sunshine Ballroom in Ballston Spa for this blog post on four simple reasons you will benefit from taking dance lessons before your wedding day! We’ve included pictures of some our favorite dance moments, too. See what Sunshine Ballroom had to say below!

For a lot of couples, the first dance at a wedding can be a nerve-racking experience, especially for those who feel they have two left feet. Often, people think the solution is to keep the first dance as a married couple as basic as possible, by gently swaying back and forth. However, if your song of choice is more than a minute and a half long, that move might start to feel boring – for both you and your guests! Taking dance lessons with your beloved is a great way to form a more memorable and dynamic routine.

Keep it Simple

It’s common for people to picture elaborately choreographed moves when the idea of dance lessons before a wedding is brought up, but if that’s not your style, it doesn’t have to be the case. An instructor can focus on teaching classic steps that can work for any song – you don’t even have to have picked the song for your first dance before you start practicing. It may also be helpful to bring in your parents, particularly if there will be a father/daughter, mother/son, or similar dance at your reception.

Reduce your Stress

If you’re in the middle of planning your wedding, you know how stressful it can be. Creating the guest list, choosing a catering company, selecting the bridesmaids’ dresses, and numerous other details can take their toll on your nerves. If you’re looking for a break from the stress of wedding planning, consider visiting a dance studio and taking professional dance lessons. Learning from a professional can help you feel less nervous when your guests’ eyes are on you and your spouse during your first dance. Our customized wedding dance program gives you the confidence and skill to perform so that when the magical moment arrives, your friends and family will be mesmerized by your elegance, style, and grace.

Taking dance classes with your future spouse also acts as a built-in date night during the craziness of planning, especially if you pair the lesson with dinner or drinks. You’ll also experience the added benefit of staying fit and reducing your stress levels – dancing is a form of exercise, after all.

Create Memories

Your wedding is a momentous occasion in your family history and should be a lively and memorable event. During your dance lessons, you can have a professional instructor choreograph a special dance that your guests will remember forever. People love to be surprised at weddings and showing off your new dance moves definitely counts as a surprise. If you have a videographer record your special dance, you and your spouse can relive your big day for years afterward: proudly showing them to your friends, family, and children for years to come.

Your Love Will Grow

Wedding dance lessons can be the start of a lifelong enjoyable activity that you can partake of together. This is also 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 is romantic. Dancing, like marriage, is a team effort. The cooperation and teamwork you develop on the dance floor while learning and practicing will serve as a foundation for cooperation and teamwork off the dance floor.



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