3 Essential Factors of Wedding Dances Most Couples Overlook

Newlyweds dancing on their wedding

Have you thought about how location, dress, and song versions affect your dance performance? Many wedding dance mistakes are caused by these small elements of the first dance. Most brides and grooms-to-be are overwhelmed and enamored by the choreography. That’s why they don’t give these aspects a thought.

Luckily, we have got your back!

We’ve listed common factors that create preventable challenges on the big day.

Let’s have a look:

Where You Dance

Take some measurements when you survey the reception area and the dance floor. Knowing the size of the ballroom dance floor will give your dance coach an idea of how much space you have to move.

They’ll choreograph your performance accordingly, ensuring you utilize every inch and corner of the floor.

As a result, you will take charge of the room and not bump into guests/tables when you start dancing.

What You Dance To

The rule of thumb is to choose a dance song that is no longer than 3 minutes. That often means, you’ll be swaying to a shorter version of the original track. Inform your DJ or live band about the version you’ve practiced during wedding dance lessons. You can share the music file or title to ensure they know what version you’re talking about.

Consequently, the music is less likely to throw you off your rehearsed routine.  That’s because the DJ/band will know what tempo and beats you want for your wedding dance music.

What You Wear

Wedding dance lessons don’t have dress rehearsals. Maybe that’s why couples overlook the possibility of wardrobe mishaps on the dance floor.  The oversight can lead to trip and fall accidents, torn hems, and fumbles.

You can avoid embarrassment by considering these wedding dance and styling improvisations:

  • Got a mermaid dress? It can limit your movements. Try learning smaller steps to avoid confusion on the big day.
  • Does your bridal gown have a full skirt? It can come in the way and cause your partner to trip/step on it. Practice dancing further away to accommodate the dress.
  • Remember to remove the train when you hit the dance floor. Otherwise, you might get tangled up with it.
  • Switch to comfier shoes for the first dance instead of attempting to keep your balance in high heels. Or, break your wedding shoes through practice sessions to get used to them.

In short, consider how you will feel and move when you have the wedding clothes on. If required, ask your dance instructor to choreograph simple steps based on what you are wearing.

The Bottom Line

In the end, everything from your dance style, song, to what you wear can affect your performance. Don’t let your hard work go to waste by not anticipating these challenges. Your best bet is to ask your dance instructors to add these variables to your dance equation.

Their guidance will ensure that you don’t make any wedding dance mistakes and everything goes without a hitch.

Are you ready for your first wedding dance lesson? Contact us today to schedule your first session.

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