First dances taking center stage
By Sara Doerrier
October 19, 2011
With the popularity of shows like Dancing with the Stars, a lot of bridal couples have taken to learning professional dance to impress on their wedding day. And who could blame them? What an amazing way to wow your guests than breaking out in a perfectly choreographed number.
Many couples are turning to the classics when it comes to preparing for their first dance as a married couple. Ballroom dancing seems to take the lead here. Couples are learning dances from the Foxtrot, Mambo, Waltz, and many other classical stylings.
On the flip side, many couples are looking to heat up the dance floor in a sultry numbers like the tango and samba. This will undoubtedly set the tone for the whole evening. Starting off with a bang will knock the socks off your guests.
Brides and grooms are always looking for ways that they can set their selves apart from the crowd; the first dance is no different. If you search wedding dances on YouTube a whole slew of videos pop up. Increasingly more and more choreographed pieces are taking notice. Recently, a YouTube sensation featured the whole wedding party grooving together, surprising every guest, as they came down the isle. In other videos, you can see brides and grooms kicking up their heels, hiking up their wedding gowns and pulling out all the stops.
Its best to prepare for your first dance as you would any other aspect of the wedding. Start planning at least six months prior to the wedding. This will give you a leg up on the practicing and also allow you to choose that special song. Private lessons are the best way to go, as you can practice with your own music. Remember, dont forget to practice with your wedding attire on so you can get comfortable for grand performance on your big day.