When it comes to your first dance, it’s important to know that you have options.
I know, it might seem like you’re destined for that old rock-and-sway that teenagers do at high school prom. But this is your wedding day, and your first dance as husband and wife calls for something a little more special and exciting.
In this post, I’m going to walk you through three types of wedding dances, so you can pick which one is best for you and your fiance.
Now, before you start thinking, “that’s great, but my fiance and I can’t dance,” I want you to know that the dances I’m going to share with you can be as simple, or in depth, as you want them to be.
So, even if you have two left feet, this is your chance to pick out a wedding dance you love, so you feel comfortable, confident and beautiful in the spotlight.
Let’s take a look at the three wedding dance options below!
First Dance Option #1: The Choreographed Routine
A choreographed routine simply means that your dance moves will be set up in a particular order, from the beginning of your song, until the very end.
The benefit of a choreographed routine is that, since your dance will be created ahead of time, you’ll have a chance to practice it several times before your wedding day.
This means that you’ll feel prepared and confident, because when your DJ announces you and your husband onto the dance floor, you’ll both know exactly what to do.
Now, since I’m giving you the benefits, I also want to include the drawbacks as well, so you feel well informed.
The drawback to a fully choreographed routine is that it can be pretty time consuming to memorize.
Some couples get excited to take on the challenge, and have fun working as a team to learn their dance.
But, if you’re the type of couple that is busy, and you don’t have the time to practice regularly, then this might not be the best option for you.
First Dance Option #2: The Lead And Follow Dance
The best way to describe a lead and follow dance is that it’s the direct opposite of a choreographed routine.
Basically, your husband will be leading you around the dance floor and giving you signals on what moves to do on the spot.
So, in other words, instead of having a dance that’s planned out ahead of time, you’ll be figuring it in the moment.
The benefit to a lead and follow dance is that you won’t have to worry about sticking to a structured set of moves, and you’ll be free to make it up as you go along.
This can be an exciting experience since you’ll be living in the moment and won’t know what’s coming next.
The drawback to a lead and follow dance is that it can take quite a bit of time to develop the skills needed to dance together on the fly. And since you won’t have a prepared game plan, it also increases the risk of something going wrong.
With that being said, if your leading and following skills are strong, and you’re the type of couple that craves a thrill, then this option could be perfect for you.
Now, if neither the ‘fully choreographed routine’ or the ‘lead and follow dance’ sounds right for you, then my third option might be a good fit.
First Dance Option #3: The Partially Choreographed Dance
A partially choreographed dance means you’ll learn a short sequence of dance moves, that can be repeated throughout your song.
The benefit of a partially choreographed dance is that you’ll only have to learn a few moves, and won’t have to worry about remembering an entire routine.
You will also be able to practice your dance in advance so you feel prepared, but you’ll still get the excitement of dancing on the fly, because you’ll be repeating the sequence over and over in the moment.
I don’t see any drawbacks to the partially choreographed dance, other than your dance may become a bit repetitive since you’ll be repeating the moves. But, quite honestly, it’s unlikely that anyone will notice or care.
If you ask me, it’s kind of the best of both worlds, without the time commitment.
How To Rock Your First Dance With Confidence (Even If You Have Two Left Feet)
Your first dance as husband and wife should feel just as special as every other moment on your wedding day. But most couples feel uneasy and nervous because they’re not prepared and don’t have a plan in place.
If you and your partner are non dancers with two left feet and want to look and feel your very best on the dance floor, you will have to prepare ahead of time so you can relax and enjoy it.
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