Get Started with a Complimentary Lesson
The complimentary class offer does not apply to couples who book their first class 21 days (Three weeks) or less before their wedding day or, in the case of a destination wedding, departure day.
Please keep in mind that the following topics will come up during our first and successive wedding dance lessons.
It would greatly help if you know the information beforehand but don’t worry if you are uncertain of anything, we can always start working together first. We will be more than happy to help you come up with solutions and ideas as we move ahead.
Get Started – Your Information (Get Started)
1- Both the groom and the bride’s names
2- Contact info: cell phone numbers and e-mails
In case you are also planning a father-daughter dance or mother-son dance, we will also need their names and contact information.
3 – Wedding day (Get Started)
The actual wedding day. If it’s a destination wedding, the departure date.
4 – Music for your dance (Get Started)
A file of the wedding song you will be dancing to and the same copy you will be giving your DJ (often the same song may have different arrangements, singers and sound quality).
Some couples prefer to perform their first dance to a live band, but please keep in mind that live music performances will be different from a recorded copy. This makes it harder to adapt to for beginner dancers and might lead to unnecessary emotional stress on both dancers and create mistakes.
5 – Wedding gown (Get Started)
Once we exchange e-mails, we will ask you to send us an email with a picture of the dress or a link to the page online where it can be viewed. This is to get an idea of how to choreograph the dance with the dress in mind. Some dresses make certain dance moves easier or harder and our ultimate aim is to make this as safe, easy and pleasurable for both dancers on their wedding day. We are also going to teach you how to use your dress to make your first dance even more impressive!
It would also be very helpful if you could bring to your classes a similar type skirt to practice various techniques of using it. This is purely optional and just to boost your confidence on your wedding day.
N.B. If you are worried about your groom seeing your wedding dress we promise we will keep your secret!
We have also had brides come in for a private class with their actual wedding dress and shoes to try all the dance moves and embellishments. This is entirely up to you and your groom.
To get started for your first lesson please bring any clean, comfortable shoes to dance in because we need to keep the dance floor as clean and dust-free as possible. After a few lessons we recommend starting practice wearing actual shoes. You will get used to your new shoes, break them in, adapt if they slippery or sticky and get your balance.
7 – Size and shape of the dance floor (sitting arrangements) (Get Started)
We will need to have an idea of the dance floor size and layout so we can choreograph your wedding dance. It is also useful to know what the dance floor is made of (wood, tiles, carpeting or stone).
A dance routine that does not cover much space is easier to fit onto a large dance floor than the other way around. If we work on a larger dance routine and the floor is smaller it will be hard to adjust on the wedding day.
It would also be useful to know where your guests will be located during your wedding first dance so we can prearrange the direction of your dance.
If possible please refrain from using perfumes as the studio is a public place and people who use it may have allergies. Thank you!
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