Most wedding receptions include dancing. But if you don’t know how to dance, you can miss out on the fun or feel embarrassed about your lack of dancing skills. If you don’t know how to dance, why not consider taking wedding dance lessons.
Group vs. Private Dance Lessons
If you’re on a budget, consider that group lessons are more affordable. If you’re a bride or groom, be sure that whatever wedding song you’ve selected shares the same rhythm as the dance that’s taught in class. For example, you don’t need lessons in waltzing, if your wedding song has the rhythm of a polka. If you don’t know the dance style of your wedding song, you can always bring in a CD of the song to class.
Consider taking private lessons, especially if you don't have much time to learn. This way you can receive undivided attention from your dance instructor, besides learn at your own particular pace. Another bonus is that you can ask your teacher questions privately. The choreography that you learn is uniquely designed to go with whatever wedding songs you've selected.
What Should You Wear to Class?
Don’t wear spike-heels, rubber soled shoes or sneakers to your dance lessons. Instead, wear dress shoes that are lightweight. To move easier, wear stretchy clothing that's both lightweight and comfortable.
Popular Wedding Dances
Some types of dances are more popular at weddings than others.
The cha-cha is exceptionally fast-paced. What's more, it can be done on an exceptionally small dance floor.
The waltz is known for being both graceful and smooth. Because it involves more traveling, it’s typically reserved for larger dance floors.
The Rhumba is perhaps the most popular Latin wedding dance. It features, sensual, slow moves that depict romantic love. It has a relaxed tone, but to sex it up a bit, you can include hip motions. Both contemporary and traditional music is used with the rumba.
If you plan to have wedding guests with a Central European background, the polka is often featured at weddings. This fast, lively dance is particularly popular among older people.
Once you've taken dance lessons, you don’t have to worry about feeling self-conscious on the dance floor. Whether you’re a bride, a groom or a wedding guest, knowing how to dance can make a wedding reception more enjoyable. If you have any questions, please contact us.