Wedding dance: how to prepare
What could be a wedding dance?
There are no strict requirements for the first dance. This can be a smooth waltz, sensual tango, slow foxtrot, passionate rumba, and maybe a free dance that does not fall under one of the dance styles. Particularly creative couples can choose a “wedding mix” – a dance consisting of several melodies of different tempo, abruptly replacing each other. The choice is determined primarily by the “character” and temperament of your couple.
Choosing a melody for a wedding dance
Often young people choose one of the most popular “proven” songs for the wedding dance. Someone, on the contrary, in the pursuit of originality goes through lists of rare and unknown compositions. For some, the choice of a melody has a symbolic meaning (music that sounded during the first date, a kiss, etc.). If you are at a loss with a choice, a professional choreographer will always come to your aid.
Especially popular are such compositions:
Aerosmith “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”
Rod Stewart “Have I Told You Lately”
Richard Marx “Right Here Waiting”
Michael Bolton “When A Man Loves A Woman”
Maria Mena “Just Hold Me”
8mm “No Way Back”
Elvis Presley “Always on My Mind”, “Only you”, “Love Me Tender”
Mylene Farmer “Innamoramento”
Amel Bent “Le Droit A L’erreur”
E. Doga – Waltz from the movie “My tender and gentle beast”
Por Una Cabeza – Tango from the movie “Scent of a Woman”
If you are confident in your abilities, possess certain skills and a sense of rhythm, then you may well invent a dance yourself. To do this, you can use useful tips from the Internet, download relevant video tutorials, view videos from real weddings. However, if you want the dance to look perfect, it is better to resort to the help of professionals.
Most dance schools and studios, some fitness centers, private teachers (contact information you can find in our catalog) are engaged in setting up a wedding dance.
As a rule, future newlyweds study with a choreographer 2-3 times a week, but depending on your desire and time limit, the frequency of classes can vary. The number of classes is determined by your abilities, as well as the complexity of the dance. To prepare and rehearse the first wedding dance, on average 3-5 lessons are enough. The number of lessons depends on the difficulty of setting and preparing the pair. Getting started is recommended 3-4 weeks before the wedding.
In conclusion, a few helpful tips:
1. You can train in any clothes that are convenient for you, but you should spend several last lessons in conditions close to real ones: the bride and groom should wear wedding shoes, the bride should wear a petticoat, make an imitation veil (if it is long enough).
2. Remember, the effect of the performance is determined not only by the beautiful melody and clarity of movements, but also by the emotions that you express during the dance. Faces should not be tension. Even if you are very nervous and keep an internal account, outwardly you should remain natural and unconstrained, with a slight smile on your face.
3. Do not be discouraged if something does not work out in the first classes, the knowledge of an experienced choreographer and your diligence will definitely do their job!
4. To make the dance more spectacular, you can use various special effects: smoke and lighting effects, confetti, rose petals, soap bubbles, outdoor fireworks and other techniques.