During your wedding preparations, as your thoughts turn to the first dance at your reception, chances are you will be picturing it to be a magical moment between husband and wife, and one that both you and your friends will always remember. To help it go as smoothly as possible and ensure you feel confident and, in turn, that you enjoy it, there are some simple preparatory measures you might want to consider.
All dance instructors advise starting your lessons early so as not to feel rushed or stressed as the wedding approaches. Consider what type of dance you want to perform and think about what sort music (or particular song) you want to do dance to. Ballroom is very popular for weddings at the moment so if you want to really wow your guests you might consider whether or not you and your partner are up to something extravagant like a short tango show. You will find lots of different dance classes in London, with many companies specialising in helping couples prepare their wedding routine, so whatever type of dancing you want and whatever your level, there is sure to be a class that is perfect for you.
It also really helps to know the dancefloor you will be performing on – mainly its size and surface. If the dancefloor is smaller than the area you have been practising in, you may need to alter your routine, and the surface of the floor may affect what type of footwear you will be best off wearing to avoid either of you slipping.
Finally, practice dancing in the outfit you will be wearing on the day. New shoes can pinch so wearing them in during some of your dance sessions may make you more comfortable, whilst knowing in advance whether parts of your outfit could interfere with the dancing will allow you plenty of time to make alterations.