How to ease your first dance nerves?

How to ease your first dance nerves?

What you can do to feel better on the day

It’s almost impossible to come across a person that doesn’t get nervous before dancing their first dance. Nerves are natural, and dealing with and embracing those nerves can be difficult! Here are a few tips to help you manage the inevitable pre-first dance jitters:

Move around a little bit before the first dance

We know it’s difficult to sit still when you are nervous! It will help if you move around a little bit just before the big moment. By moving you will release the tension in your muscles and get the body ready for movement. 

Visualize yourself dancing your choreography.

Take that moment just before you are ready to dance to visualise your choreography , your step sequence and really focus on the order of the steps. This will make your mind more sharp and ready to go.

Take deep breaths.

Also referred to as centered breathing, taking slow deep breaths helps slow your heart rate and control your nerves. One deep breathing technique is the 4x4x4x4; breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold it in for 4 seconds, breathe out through your mouth for 4 seconds and hold at the end of the breath for 4 seconds. Following a pattern as such will lessen the effects of your nerves and help you feel calm!

Don’t over practice!

If you had your choreography done with First Dance London, you already should have practiced a lot. We make sure that you are ready to dance your best on the big day. So over practicing won’t make much of a difference. The important thing is to trust the process and to know that whatever happens, you did enough practice and you’ll do great. We recommend to go through your choreography once or twice on the day just to make sure everything is right.

Everyone is different, so what works for you, might not work for others. The important aspect is to enjoy the day and have fun. And remember, you’re surrounded by your loved ones and this is your day. Let’s DANCE!

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  1. Dancing enhances your memory and concentration ability. Many studies have recently proven dance to be a help in improving memory, directly linking it to helping the brain fight against Alzheimer disease.
  2. It improves body coordination, agility, balance, flexibility and corrects posture. Also on this topic, ballroom dancing improves your cardiovascular capacity.
  3. By improving the points at number 2, having regular dance lessons will help you reach your ideal body weight and boost calorie burn to aid in maintaining it. 
  4. Regular practice means regular movement which translates in enhancing muscle toning, strength and endurance.
  5. It helps you sleep better and deal easier with stress. 
  6. While dancing, our bodies will produce endorphins which in turn would promote a better overall mood.
  7. It provides a great opportunity to be creative and express yourself. Through dancing you can really enhance your personal style.
  8. It provides opportunities to meet new people and socialise. 
  9. Dancing can definitely develop your romantic relationship or even start one if you’re looking for a partner.
  10. It is scientifically proven to improve your sex life. according to the Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Florida Atlantic University, dancing as a form of exercise, helps the heart rate and muscle activity, which can enhance sexual performance. 

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Now this is a question we’re being asked on a regular basis. Almost every couple that has a lesson with us, is wondering wether to have a first dance choreography made on the song of their choice, or just to learn a few steps that they can then put together spontaneously on the day.  This article is meant to answer this question as best as possible, so let’s dive straight in.

Choreography - Pros. and Cons.

 Having a choreography done by a professional dance teacher make a choreography for you has it’s good and I wouldn’t say not so good, but stressful aspects. The pro here is that your dance instructor will focus on the song and tailoring the steps so that they fit the lyrics and the nuances of the song. This helps the dance overall enormously because for example during the chorus you can have a fancier move and it will be for sure be timed perfectly with the song, thus looking very good and making you look like you actually know how to dance like a pro. 

On the other hand, having a choreography can be a bit stressful, especially for men as they’re usually more rigid dancers. If you know you aren’t good at memorising or if during the lessons you feel overwhelmed by the number of steps or order, just ask your teacher to help you find a better alternative. 

Learning Steps - Pros. and Cons.

Learning steps that fit your song choice isn’t that hard as it first seems. Your dance instructor will explain you the rhythm you will need to follow and make sure you understand everything there is to know about the song. Usually this happens on the30 Minutes FREE Trial Lesson. They will explain how to count and stay on the beat and then you can learn the steps. with enough practice you will be able to dance smoothly on your big day and feel absolutely great. But what’s the hard part here?

The hard part is the lead and follow. Usually in Ballroom Dancing the two parts of a couple are the leader and the follower. The leader is usually the man and the lady is the follower. If we’re talking about a same sex couple, the role will be mutually agreed. The leader will have therefore a certain posture and has to follow certain principles in order to signal to the follower what will the next step be and the follower has to be sensitive to the lead, in order to respond appropriately. This is a learned skill and it’s doable with the right guidance from a teacher, but it takes a bit of practice to get used to each others bodies and steps, maybe a few more dance lessons, but practice is key.

Our Conclusion

Of course in this case there isn’t a right answer for everyone, but we recommend generally to have a choreography made if you have less time on your hands as it’s an easier option. If you are confident on your dancing skills( you can also consult with your teacher on this), then give it a go and try to learn a few steps and put them together in a nice way. Also the teacher will advise you on what figures go best where in the song so, for example, you can have one or two figures that you keep for the chorus part and maybe one for the end. This way you have a perfect mix of both choreography and spontaneous steps.

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Online Wedding Dance Lessons – Dance safely at Home

ONLINE DANCE LESSONS

Dance safely at home guided by the best

During these uncertain times, we understand that everyone is postponing or changing their wedding plans. These are definitely unprecedented times, but we say, keep your hopes up, we will get through this together. 

We are here to help you achieve your first dance goals and for that, we moved our lessons online. If you have a bit of spare space at home, First Dance London will get you dancing in no time. Even though we aren’t able to have you in our studios because we must respect the government’s guidelines, us and our teachers are still able to access the studios in order to teach online dance lessons. 

We are very flexible in organising your dance lessons, so we can start dancing online and eventually, after the restrictions are lifted, we can meet face to face in a safe environments in one of our studios. 

So how do we manage online dance lessons?

Firstly, we will need to chat with you, and get a bit more information about your vision and from there we can choreograph your dance. For that, we will have the Free 30 Minutes Trial Lesson. Details like size of the floor, dress and how you want your dance to look, coordinated with your wedding theme, are one of the most important to us. 

After the initial lesson, you can book the remaining lessons directly with your teacher, or by e-mail at contact@firstdancelondon.co.uk.

On each lesson, your teacher will take you step by step through the choreography, explaining both the male and female steps. This way, even if you aren’t in the studio with the teacher, you will be able to understand each step easily. After making sure that you understand the step, you will be able to practice together on the music.  We will guide you to perfect each move and make sure you are comfortable with them and relaxed when you dance as it would be second nature.

Whatever your song choice, we are able to choreograph the perfect dance for you, taking into consideration every aspect of your wedding and your dance ability and the end product will be a first dance to be remembered for the rest of your life.  This is our guarantee.

 

Match your First Dance to your Wedding Style

MATCH YOUR FIRST DANCE

WITH YOUR WEDDING STYLE

Through the years we’ve had many couples wanting their first dance to be in tune with their wedding style. We find this aspect very important and not only your first dance should match your wedding style, but it should match your personality and reflect your story. That’s why we’ve put together a few ideas to help you decide what dance style you want to perform for your first dance. Let’s start with the wedding types.

Traditional Wedding - Waltz and Tango

For a traditional wedding reception we usually recommend a more traditional dance style, like English Waltz, Tango or Viennese Waltz. The reason we recommend this is that these dance styles are usually slower paced and thus easier for any wedding dress. Of course you can opt for any dance style you want and we are here only to advise and also it depends on your song choice, but generally couples that tend to go for a traditional wedding, are also inclined to chose a more romantic and slower dance.

Rustic Wedding - Swing or Blues

Rustic weddings are fun and full of vintage relaxing colours. We had quite a few couples opting for a rustic wedding and most of them like a more relaxed dance in which they don’t necessarily think about posture and steps that much. The important thing is to have fun. So then most of them will ask us to choreograph some appropriate steps for their song and teach them how to lead and follow and they’ll do the rest, alternating and chasing the order, resulting in a spontaneous fun filled dance.  Other great choices for a rustic wedding dance are Swing or Blues where the steps can be easily alternated to create the choreography.

Industrial Wedding - Waltz, Foxtrot

Industrial weddings tend to have a minimalist style, geometric shapes and soft lighting. This is why we would recommend a slow romantic dance. Similar to a traditional wedding but with less accent on the steps and figures and more accent on the connection in the couple. We always advise our couples to act natural and dance how they feel and this is why a Slow Waltz or a Foxtrot might be the best choice here. Again it is very important to mention that you should chose your song first without necessarily thinking if it fits the wedding theme because we can help you with that. There’s  more than one way to dance to a song.

Beach Wedding - Salsa - Latin

Definitely one of our favourite types, beach weddings are all about being on that sunny party wedding vibe. For a beach wedding we would recommend a fun but passionate dance like salsa or merengue. For sure go for a summer dance where you can show off your hip movement. You can dance bare feet if the reception is on the beach so even more to enjoy.

Garden - Outdoor Wedding

This type of wedding can range from smart casual dress code to formal, so the options are plenty. We recommend picking the song first here as a starting point and then based on that a dance teacher can advise you what dance style fits the song. Sometimes you can dance more than one dance style on the same song so your teacher will be able to show you some moves and you can chose. As an example, we recently choreographed a dance on Pharell’s Happy song and the guests were absolutely amazed. The couple entered the dancing space alongside a band playing the song, so you can be creative and add elements to your dance.

Fantasy Wedding - No limits

You don’t see many fantasy inspired weddings but when you see, you will also be amazed by the creativity and imagination and thought put into creating a wedding like this.  This is why we would advise on a special choreography with inspiration from your theme and usage of decor and props.  The sky’s the limit, or universe.

Hope you enjoyed this article and if you found it helpful, please share it with a friend !

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Wedding Dance – Pro Tips

Wedding Dance Pro Tips

Today’s article comes from a thought we had in mind for quite some time and is inspired from all the couples we worked with so far. We noticed that almost all the couples we have in our studio starting their wedding dance make at least 3 or 4 of these common mistakes. So here we gathered them in form of tips to keep in mind when starting your first dance lessons. The main reason for these is the fact that most of them are beginners so they might have some wrong notions about dancing or just excited to dance that they forget a few obvious things.

Posture - you can relax

One of the first topics we talk about when starting the first dance is the posture. Many people think that if you want to look good when dancing you need to have a very good and rigid posture. But that’s quite far from the truth. If you want to do a wedding dance which in the ballroom dance world is categorised as a social dance, you don’t need to have a stiff back with elbows high and robot like movements. Your arms around your partner need to feel comfortable and you can even hold each others waist and elbows can and should be dropped lower than the shoulders. The purpose of the dance is to be enjoyed, so having a stiff, uncomfortable posture, is not very enjoyable. Remember, you are not competing, you won’t be judged, so let’s have a bit of fun. 

STEPS, Not Lunges

Another common mistake beginners do, is making steps very big. And again this is understandable because when you see dancers on TV they tend to make the steps bigger. But that is firstly because they are trained to do so and also their choreographies tend to cover much more space than a first dance choreography. The best advice we can give you is to make each step shoulder width. This way, your legs will stay always beneath your body and the body won’t need to move too much to compensate.

stay on the beat

This might not be very easy. Especially as a beginner, your ear is not trained to pick up every nuance in the music and how it changes. This is why on the very first lesson we make sure you understand the music and count and you can follow along while doing the steps. Once this is in place, you will find it actually helpful to practice to the music. 

Act Natural

It’s important to us that you look natural when dancing. This is why  we need  to make sure this happens from the first lesson. Look at each other when you dance. When walking on the dance floor, hold hands and walk as you wold on a normal day. Take a breath or two before starting to dance, this will calm the nerves and help you focus on the steps.

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Lose the Wedding Stress with First Dance Lessons

Lose the Wedding Stress with

First Dance Lessons

The first dance is a popular wedding tradition. It’s a great way to celebrate your love through dancing and also start the party. Being the groom and the bride everyone expects you to open the party and have a first dance before everyone else. Because a lot of couples don’t have almost any dance experience, they think that doing a first dance will be stressful, but when you actually do it you might find out it’s quite the opposite. The preparation of the wedding can be stressful indeed but having dance lessons during this time can help alleviate this. So how to get started with wedding dance lessons?

Hire a teacher

As we said before, most people are not trained dancers, so it will feel challenging trying to choreograph a first dance. Also dancing in front of an audience can be a seen scary to many.  This is where a teacher can help you put your ideas together and give them a shape on the dance floor. A teacher will guide you through the process from beginning to the end and help you decide on the song, steps, entrance, and many other elements you might otherwise neglect. We offer our clients a 30 minutes free trial lesson to speak with a teacher, go over the main details and even learn a few steps to get started. After that you can decide what’s the best option for you.

Chose a choreography that's perfect for you

When speaking about choreography we’re essentially speaking about a dance style that you like. Based on this style, your teacher will then build the choreography. Different styles have different levels of difficulty so based on the style you chose and the teacher advises you, it will take more or less time to perfect. If you want a mode classical style you can opt for a Viennese or English Waltz, if you want a more creative choreography that challenges you a bit, you can opt for salsa, bachata or even swing. Tango is another popular romantic dance style. Whatever style and song you chose, we can make it happen.

Start to practice

Once you have the initial lesson and you get a better idea of your dance, you can start practising the learned steps straight away. It will take a few lessons to have the choreography together but even before that you can start to practice after every lesson and make sure you remember what you did on the previous lesson. This will help you progress quicker and when you come next time you can enjoy it more. The more practice you get in, the more confident you’l feel if you enjoy it, might become a new hobby for the two of you.

We know this period might be a bit stressful but in the end you will have the wedding to enjoy and make the most out of it. First Dance London is here to help you make sure your first dance is the best in every way and you enjoy the process as much as the end product as well. 

Hope this article was helpful and can’t wait to have you in one of our studios!

 

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Ultimate Wedding Dance Guide | 10 Steps to Your Perfect First Dance

THE ULTIMATE WEDDING DANCE GUIDE

10 Steps to Your Perfect First Dance

If you’re reading this post, first of all thank you very much! Also this means you’re getting ready for your big day and you want everything to be perfect. One of those things being your first dance. Probably you don’t know that much about the first dance and this is where our help comes in. We want you to have a great first dance so we’ve put together our 20 + years of dance experience to help you achieve it. In this article you will be able to find every aspect relating to your first dance and preparation to that moment, including ideas related to music , dress, shoes and how much it takes for a normal person with no dance experience to get there and feel comfortable dancing. So without further ado, let’s get started! 

1.Understand your final goal

The first thing that you want to think about when planning your first dance is having  a goal, an intention. What do you want to achieve with your first dance? Do you want to be able to just move freely on the dance floor and be relaxed with your partner? Do you want to go all in and learn a more challenging routine? Or maybe you want a group dance that you and your bridesmaids can perform. Whatever you decide on this, it is important to have this in mind and tell this to your dance teacher so they can help you achieve that 

2. Decide on a feeling

Pick a feeling for your first dance. Wether you want your dance to be romantic, funky, fun, classic, this is an important aspect. Again your dance teacher will be able to help you with this therefore you need to tell her/him this. When you know what you’re going for, its easy for the teacher to recommend you moves or steps that fit your specific requirements. 

Wedding couple dancing their first dance in black and white.

3. Pick Your Song

This is the part where couples spend either lots or very little time . Your song can be one that means something deeply for both of you, like the first song you danced together on , or the song you heard on your first date, or a song that symbolises your relationship. We definitely recommend to be something you both agree on , you both like and you both enjoy dancing on. This is your song so this is the most important aspect. Based on this, your teacher can recommend a certain dance style if it’s not obvious from the song. ( Songs like traditional waltz songs have a clear rhythm different from others or swing songs are more clear as well but more contemporary songs are not straightaway clear to an unexperienced dancer).

4. Dance experience

Based on our experience with newlywed couples , over 90% of them do not have previous dance experience/training. And that is absolutely fine. We are here to help you build a first dance that you will enjoy and feel comfortable dancing within a few lessons. As First Dance London teachers work mainly with unexperienced dancers, they have knowledge to build the choreographies for beginners and intermediate levels as well as advanced, so no matter your level, you will be able to dance and learn the steps easily in a few sessions.  We will show you the steps and even make videos for you to have an practice when not in the dance studio. 

5. Get inspiration for choreography

A very useful step after choosing your song, is to have a look online to see what other couples dance on that song. This way you can find inspiration and see what you like and form a better opinion before actually starting to dance yourself. If you see something that you like but it feels bit too challenging, we can help you modify it to suit your ability, so don’t get in anyway discouraged. We can make it happen.

6. Know the venue

We take a few aspects of the venue into consideration when choreographing your first dance. Aspects like:

  1. Space on the dance floor;
  2. Your entrance. If you are on the dance floor already or you will come onto the dance floor when announced;
  3. How will the venue be arranged on the day;
  4. Where will the guests be seated, or if they will stand up around you;
  5. If you can make use of a feature of the room like stairs or a special set of doors etc.
  6. Also if the music will be played by a band or DJ.

7. Know when your dance needs to be ready

This is important for us and for you. For us because we want to book your lessons with enough space in between so you have time to practice relaxed. For you because you will have a very busy period a few weeks prior to the big day and you don’t necessarily want to be stressed by learning how to dance and perfect it. You want everything to be ready 2-3 weeks before your wedding. This way if anything unexpected happens, as they do… you will be able to deal with it. This means ideally starting to prepare your first dance a bout 2 to 3 months before the wedding. 

8. Pick the right package of lessons

The reason we have this step towards the end of the list is pretty obvious. First you want to know as much as possible about your first dance, then take an informed decision, especially because it involves payment. This is why we recommend having the 30 minutes free trial lesson. If you’re not yet decided or don’t know everything before this, speaking to a professional will help you and then you will be able to make a better decision. The available options we have are the 5 and 10 lessons packages. Most of our clients prefer the 5 lessons if they go for a simple first dance. By simple I mean having only one song choreography which can be about 2-3 minutes long. If you chose to have a more elaborate dance, song 2 or 3 songs, we can do it in 5 lessons but it will be very rushed. We then recommend having the 10 lessons or the 5 lessons plus an extra 2 or 3 lessons.  This will give you enough time to have the choreography ready and plenty of time to practice supervised by a teacher.

9. Booking the lessons

When booking the lessons we recommend as mentioned before to have the 30 minutes free trial lesson and then go from there. After the initial session, you can book the rest of the lessons directly with your teacher or with Ana. The process is very easy. After sending us the information via our contact form, Ana will contact you via Email or WhatsApp to book the lessons. After the booking has been made, you will receive a final email with all the details of the location and services provided and we’ll see you in the studio.

10. Practice Practice Practice

I’ll say it here one more time: Practice makes perfect and that why we insist on you doing it. We recommend booking the lessons with a few days in between to give you enough time to practice before the next lesson. We also record a video of the learned steps so you can have it as a reference at home. This way, next time the teacher sees you, you can continue an improve on what you learned on the previous lesson. 

In terms of practice gear, you can use whatever shoes are comfortable for you . As a man it won’t be a very big difference between trainers and dress shoes but as lady it might be. Therefore we recommend wearing something similar if not exactly your wedding shoes for at least a session, so you can get comfortable with dancing in them.

A good idea would be, if you can, to practice once on the actual dance floor as well. This will help you get your bearings so you don’t feel as nervous on the day.

That’s it from us! Hope the article was useful and e can’t wait to welcome you in our studios!

Leave us a comment if you have any questions and we’ll try to answer as best as we can.

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5 Things to Avoid Doing at Your Wedding

5 THINGS TO AVOID DOING AT YOUR WEDDING

In this article we share with you some of the things to avoid doing/ avoid having at your wedding . Some might not seem that terrible but when you look at it from a different angle, it will actually be pretty obvious you shouldn’t try these things. As we are a company that provides first dance services,  most of these tips will be regarding dancing.  So let’s go straight… to number one!

1. OVER THE TOP FIRST DANCE

Try to avoid having an over complicated first dance. Especially if you’re a beginner and haven’t had any proper instruction. In these cases it’s better if you don’t go with the flow and you plan your first dance to be something that you can actually pull off. We’re not saying have a boring dance for sure. But try not to over complicate your day by adding lots of spins or acrobatic lifts and stunts, especially if you haven’t consulted with a professional first.  If you need any advice and training for your first dance, our team is here to help you achieve that in just a few lessons. We actually like having couples that push their limits a bit, but you have do it in a safe manner so that everyone can enjoy the party.

 

2. INDOOR FIREWORKS

We really do not recommend having fireworks indoors. If you can get away with having a few small torches here and there, it’s definitely clear that you shouldn’t try having fireworks indoors. apart from being disturbing to your guests, it can be properly dangerous if something lights up and suddenly firemen are involved in your wedding. If you really want fireworks during your first dance, have the dance outside and the fireworks in the background to compliment your moves.

3. HIRE A NON PROFESSIONAL DJ

We can’t stress this enough. You need someone that can play your first dance song and all the other songs as a matter of fact, with out any interruptions. Things should go smoothly all the way. If you have to stop in the middle of the dance like the couple below, your nerves will skyrocket and you will feel embarrassed. So hire someone that you know can do the job. Ask them for testimonials if they don’t already have them on their website. Just do this right. You worked so hard to plan your wedding and it would be a shame to have someone ruin it.

4. HAVING AN AWKWARD FIRST DANCE

Like the couple above, you don’t want to have a dance that says I’m boring. Not to say that it should be over complicated because we don’t want you to go to mistake no.1 . But we think a simple , tasteful first dance should include at least a few turns to show off the bride and maybe even a dip or two. It definitely should be romantic but also fun to dance and watch. 

5. DRUNK GUESTS OUT OF CONTROL

As a last piece of advice, just don’t let this happen.. By any means, please don’ t let this happen. Or at least if it happens, send it to us so we can have some fun as well. Enjoy!

Any other things we should avoid at weddings? Please share your thoughts!

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TOP 10 SALSA SONGS FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE

TOP 10 SALSA SONGS FOR YOUR FIRST DANCE

If you want your first dance to be Salsa, then you’re in the right place! We’ve put together a list of popular salsa songs for you to chose from. But first, let’s learn a little bit about Salsa. 

Historically Salsa appeared in 1950 – 1960s New York. It was a mix of other popular dances of the time, such as cha cha, mambo and swing. These days New York Salsa has a distinctly Puerto Rican sound ‚ smooth, polished, classic salsa. It tends to follow the jazz structure, incorporating lengthy instrumental breaks to showcase the ability of particular musicians. 

Cuban-style salsa, also known as Casino, is popular in many places around the world, including in Europe, Latin America, North America, and even in some countries in the Middle East. Dancing Casino is an expression of popular social culture; 

Although salsa is still a popular social dance, it is generally overlooked when it comes to wedding first dances. However, this is a great style for couples looking to do something unexpected, romantic, and fun! Think you won’t be able to find a romantic salsa song? These are selected to be easy to follow and slow enough to feel comfortable dancing on them.  Click on the links below and listen to our selection. Enjoy!

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