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Wedding Dance Lessons – what to expect & how many is enough?

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We often have enquiries form couples that want their wedding dance choreographed but don’t really know what to expect from their lessons. How many lessons should you have to feel confident and relaxed on the big day?

Well, it depends...

If you opt for a simple choreography, 2 - 2 and a half minutes, we would recommend to opt for the Gold Package. Here's why?

It usually takes a few lessons to build up the choreography, meaning steps, positioning on the dance floor, directions and timing on the music. Depending on each couples ability we reckon between 3 and 4 lessons will be enough to learn the steps and feel comfortable with the basics. We recommend that these lessons are done closer to one another. This way, you will have the choreography done and you can keep the rest of the sessions for polishing the edges.

1st Lesson: You will learn a few basic steps to help you further along in developing the choreography, along with very important leading and following advice.

2nd and 3rd Lesson: Your dance instructor will teach you the choreography, directions, timing. They should make a small video at the end of each lesson for you to have and practice before the next session.

4th and 5th Lesson: Depending on how you progress and how quickly you learn the choreography, these last two lessons are kept for styling, presentation and small details that might appear when you start doing the choreography on the music.

If the teacher sees fit, they will recommend another lesson to make sure you practice enough and feel really confident with all the steps.

For couples that want something more entertaining, challenging, maybe a collage of 2 or 3 songs, 3- 4 minutes of choreography, we would strongly recommend to have the Platinum Package.

This offers you enough time to really think the choreography through with all the changes and moments when you need to link the songs. Here is a summary of what you can expect from the Platinum Experience. 

1st Lesson: This will be mainly used to plan the choreography and how the songs will go together, dips and lifts if it’s the case, showing the teacher ideas that you have. 

2nd Lesson: Once everything is clear about how the choreography will look like, it’s time to go to the basics. Your teacher will go through the basics and prepare you for the more difficult steps. 

3rd – 7th Lessons: In this time frame the instructor will teach you the choreography, steps, lifts and dips, going through all the details. We allow time in these lessons for changes as well. So if you feel in any way that the steps are too difficult or do not fit with your personality and style, please feel free to ask the teacher to give you another option. We are committed to providing you with a choreography that you can dance and enjoy 100%.

8th – 10th Lessons: It’s all about PRACTICE. Your instructor will have you repeat the choreography and with each repetition, he/she will signal the mistakes, correct the posture, adjust the timing if needed and so on. 

By the end of the lessons you should feel that you had plenty of practice on the choreography. 

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planing your wedding first dance

30 Minutes Trial Lesson – WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

30 MINUTES TRIAL LESSON - WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

planning the first dance on your wedding day

We want to make your wedding dance a fun, stylish and enjoyable experience and make you look fantastic on the dance floor – FAST! 

Every detail it’s important for us as we know that your wedding day is one of the most important days of you life. We create for you a bespoke wedding dance program and all this information helps us understand what would be best for your first wedding dance. 

Questions to consider: 

  • What kind of music will you have at your wedding?
  • Do you have a band or a DJ? 
  • Will they play your first dance song? 
  • What’s the size of the dance floor?
  • Does your dress or veil have any limitations?
  • What type of shoes will you be wearing? 
  • How would you describe the style of the wedding? 

If you don’t have all the answers, don’t worry, we will advise you on the trial class and find the best possible solution. The trial lesson is also a good opportunity to meet each other.

 

If your lifestyle is very busy or the wedding preparations are taking over, give us a quick call at 07958601294 or send us an email and we can discuss everything by phone or email.

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An experience for two – written by Anna Dima

An experience for two

 

Having the pleasure to work with so many wedding couples, I had the chance to observe how they experience the whole process of taking dance lessons, practicing, deciding on each and every detail and finally dancing in front of their guests on the big day.

Planing the wedding while keeping on with life it’s not an easy job, so I soon noticed that the dance lessons were a great way for our wedding couples to spend quality time together. It was a break for their daily activities and a chance to focus on each other.

Besides receiving videos from happy couples, with the wedding dances I choreographed, seeing how much wedding couples enjoy dancing together is the most rewarding.

Wedding dance lessons are not only a way of preparing to dance in front of your guests at the wedding, but an amazing chance to spend time with your future husband or wife, in a friendly environment, dancing on one of your favourite songs.

questions and answers

Wedding Dance – Answers to your questions

WEDDING DANCE - ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

Your wedding dance is one of the memories that will last forever and we know how important it is to be absolutely amazing and to match your personality and your wedding style. 

Working with numerous wedding couples in creating unforgettable first dances, we’ve put together the questions we are most often asked. 

Wedding couple dancing their first dance in black and white.

1. When is the best time to prepare for your first dance?

It depends on how easily you pick up the steps and how complex you would like your routine to be.

We definitely recommend not to leave it for the last moment, so you get enough practice in order to get used to the steps, therefore when you dance at the wedding to simply enjoy it and all to go smoothly. 

2. What song should we choose?

Your wedding dance should reflect you personally and your wedding style, so we suggest to choose a song that has a significance to you and your partner. 

We offer 30 minutes free introductory lesson, to make sure together that the song is the right one for the day and to help you make an idea of how dancing on the chosen song would look like . 

 

Click Here for some inspiration in choosing your wedding dance song, from Vogue.

 

3. What can I expect from the dance lessons ?

A lesson lasts 60 minutes in which you and your partner will have the full attention of the teacher.  You will listen to the song together with the instructor and  carefully plan how you would like the wedding dance to look like. The teacher will show you some of the steps, danced with your chosen song, so you can have a better idea and make sure the choreography of your first dance as a married couple matches your preferences. 

4. How many dance lessons show we have ?

Again, here it depends a lot on the complexity of the routine and on your song choice. 

The teacher will advise you on the number of lesson after the FREE 30 MINUTES INTRODUCTORY CLASS. 

For a 1-2 minutes choreography we definitely recommend to have at least 3 lessons.

We will carefully plan with you each lesson in order to make sure we use the time in the best way possible and fit everything in before the wedding.  

5. Wedding dance lessons for beginners - Can I really learn to dance ?

Yes. Anybody can learn to dance with a little bit of practice.

Going for a routine that’s within your comfort zone will allow you to elegantly perform your first dance with ease.

We will make sure each step matches your ability and you are perfectly comfortable with it. 

Preparing you wedding dance for the big day is an enjoyable experience and a great way to spend time with your loved one.