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Wedding Dance Tips: 10 Wedding Dance Tips to Make your First Dance Spectacular!

You’ve got your date picked out for your wedding. Wedding planning is in full gear. You are working on the seating chart for your wedding ceremony, when wham you’ve got to start planning that first wedding dance. Here’s our top ten tips for a spectacular wedding dance!

1) Select a romantic song with a good easy to hear dance beat and a song that keeps a consistent beat throughout the song.  That’s right, this will keep it nice and smooth!

2) Select a song that is less than 3 minutes long. Two or two and a half minutes for your first dance is just right. You don’t want everyone starting for too long – you want to make an impression on the crowd and each other – and then let other people get to it!

3) Big Tip – You must start your wedding dance lessons at least 3 months before your wedding! This will give you enough time to plan, practice, and perfect you dance. It will also allow for unforeseen missed lessons and practice, and will reduce stress.

4) Make your First Wedding Dance photographically interesting so that you will end your wedding day with Video and Still photo’s you will be proud to show off to friends, family, and your children in years to come.

5) Ask your wedding dance teacher for some sexy moves dips, turns, and spins to get memorable and exciting photo’s! That’s right, plan the beginning, middle and end!

6) Having a good idea of the size and shape of your wedding reception dance floor will be important so that you can practice and get used to dancing in that amount of space.

7) Like 5, above, Plan how and where you are going to start (enter), and end your dance. Also, advise you Band leader or DJ how and when you plan to start and end your First Wedding Dance. Also let your Photographers know. Further, plan what will happen when you end your wedding dance. Will you invite everyone onto the dance floor or just your parents and/or grandparents?

8) If you are taking wedding dance lessons (or using a Video) you should plan to practice at least twice a week, a half hour or more each time. Practice is very important (especially for the groom) between dance lessons in order to really feel comfortable and be able to look and feel relaxed on your wedding night. Practice sometimes without the music, especially at the beginning stages, it will help you concentrate on perfecting your steps, and leading or following. Keeping time to the beat of the music is very important-feel the beat !

9) Just for the guys (grooms)…you are going to discover, that once your get over the initial fear and trauma of taking wedding dance lessons, it can be a lot of fun! The best part is you will learn to lead, take control), and your girl will not only enjoy it, she will actually let you lead (maybe)! Remember if you don’t lead she will. Also if you don’t lead she can’t follow. Remember you are the captain of the ship while you are on the dance floor.

10) Become comfortable dancing the steps first, then smoothly combining all the steps and keeping time to the music. Your confidence and lead will improve the most after you are comfortable with the steps. Remember this is a team effort, the cooperation and teamwork you developed on the dance floor while learning and practicing will serve as a foundation for cooperation and teamwork off the dance floor.

Good luck on your first wedding dance!

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Wedding Dance: Wedding Planning your First Dance – From your Wedding Music to your First Dance

Your First Dance, your First Wedding Dance. Whether you are brand new to dancing, or have danced for many years, this is going to be a very special event. Wedding planning has typically taken up most of your time, and plans for the wedding reception is taking up any free hours. So, typically, your wedding dance is not the first thing on your mind as the big day approaches. However, this dance, your first dance, will last a lifetime, and it deserves some special attention!

So lets talk about your wedding dance, and how we can make this special first dance something to smile over, and look forward to. We don’t need any more stresses in our lives, especially iwth the major wedding planning taking so much of your time, so first step, relax. This will be one of the most enjoyable parts of your wedding, and no, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced a single step in your life.

So, what style of dance are perfect for your wedding? How do you envision your first wedding dance? Well, typical wedding dances consist of the four standard ballroom dances. Your first dance might be a waltz, foxtrot, or the ever popular swing dance. In addition, a slow and sensual rumba is always a popular choice. These are the standard choices, but you don’t need to feel constrained by those! Quite the opposite … feel free to make your wedding dance memorable. Choose a wedding song that is really special for you!  

What comes first, the choice of wedding dance, or the chose of wedding song? Honestly, for everyone it’s different. Most people cherish a favorite song, and some have always imagined their first dance to be played to certain styles of music. If you’ve never danced before, it doesn’t really matter what style of dance you choose, it’s going to be your passion for each other, and the fun of the wedding song, that really propels the first dance to be something truly special.

And don’t forget, simply because others have chosen the standard dances to represent their first wedding dance, you should feel free to cut loose! If it’s a fiery, passionate salsa dance you desire, or a sensual and slow rumba, the most important thing is to simply choose it early! Give yourself time in that busy wedding planning schedule to practice, and everything will flow just like magic.

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Awesome Wedding Dance – Mig and Sara First Dance to Salsa

First Wedding Dance to Salsa (May 24, 2009)

This was our wedding first dance. We choreographed it while living in Guatemala where we took private lessons with the BEST salsa teacher in the world Ciomara (Cio).

We had contemplated doing our first dance to “The Evolution of Dance” or something similar to the “JK Wedding Entrance Dance” but after spending 2 months learning Salsa we decided something incorporating our new moves was probably best. We really enjoyed ourselves performing it and hopefully you enjoy watching our first dance!

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Matt & Laurie’s First Wedding Dance videotaped by Shaw Productions Las Vegas

Shaw Productions Inc. Las Vegas presents A Perfect Wedding Dance. Dance instructor Kim Sakren

Duration : 0:3:43

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Jake and Page Surprise First Wedding Dance!

As seen on the Feb. 14, 2008 Rachael Ray Show Wedding Dance Dance-off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-peiBMg8_p0) and the May 7, 2007 episode of ABC’s Nightline (http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3147382&page=1target=”_blank”). DJ – Scott Messina (http://www.mycelebritydj.com/). Videographer – Adam Schreck (www.hitched.tv).

Duration : 0:2:59

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Wil and Shaun’s first wedding dance – Sept 6, 2009

This is the OFFICIAL version of our first dance as newlyweds. We start off jazzy and then we get a little funky! Hope you enjoy!

Duration : 0:3:18

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Helen & Bjorn’s First Dance

All is going well until the CD starts to skip…

Mix:
Shania Twain – From This Moment On
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
MC Hammer – Can’t touch this
Sir Mix a lot – I like big butts
Snoop Dogg – Drop it like its hot
‘N Sync – Bye Bye Bye

Duration : 0:3:16

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First wedding dance

Super surprise first dance at reception. If You want to see how you can incorporate Slayer, Slipknot and Led Zappelin in Your wedding dance watch the movie.
Slide the movie to 3.30 minute if You will be bored by classic waltz.

Iza Gierulska was our teacher. She taught us waltz and jive from the scratch. Fabulous work Iza, thank You!

Duration : 0:7:51

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