Not everyone feels comfortable getting up in front of their friends and family and dancing and many brides and grooms will try and get around this by either not having a first dance or encouraging their friends and family to quickly join them on the dancefloor to take the attention off them.
But whether you’ve got two left feet or a little bit of stage fright, it shouldn’t put you off enjoying your first public moment as a married couple. In fact, you should want to own the dance floor! It’s your big day, after all.
Dancing isn’t something that necessarily comes naturally to everyone, so that’s why Arthur Murray offers bridal dance lessons to help you pull off a spectacular first dance.
This not only gives you the confidence to get out there on the day and tear up the dance floor, it’s also a great way to connect with your partner on a more intimate level during the otherwise stressful weeks leading up to the wedding.
When you come into Arthur Murray to learn how to dance, it can help if you have a bit of an idea of what you’re hoping your first dance will look like. There are several dance styles from salsa to the waltz and even swing dancing that you could learn to make your bridal dance unique to you as a couple.
It can be difficult to choose a style so we recommend you consider potential songs that you believe best represent you as a couple.
Picking the perfect bridal dance song
While you may be tempted to Google the most popular first dance songs (Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud is currently number one), we think that the best way to pick a song is to look at your own Spotify and iTunes playlists to pick out something that is perfect for you, even if that ends up being Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud.
Once you have a song (or a shortlist of songs) selected, it can be easier to pick a dance style to go with the rhythm of the song. For instance, an Ed Sheeran song isn’t suited to swing dance, but there are lots of other modern love songs that are, including songs by Ariana Grande and Christina Aguilera.
We love it when you come in with some song ideas as it helps us better understand you as a couple so that we can show you some moves that will encapsulate that.
We recommend allowing time for at least eight dance lessons before the big day to ensure you feel confident in your footwork, regardless of what nerves might hit on the night.
Father and Daughter dance
We also offer dance lessons for the father/daughter dance and find that dad’s love spending the time with their daughters having a good laugh while they move from stepping awkwardly on each others toes to gracefully moving across the floor in a way that will have your mother wishing she’d dragged your father into dance lessons years earlier!
If you’re looking to give your day the perfect bridal dance, contact us today to discuss private or group dance lessons for your wedding day.