The wedding dance is one of the most celebratory moments in life for bride and groom alike.
You should definitely have your First Dance choreographed because it’s a tradition and it’s a beautiful moment for you and your guests. Not to mention, it gives you and your second half a moment to hold each other and just be alone on the dance floor, in the middle of your reception hall, with all your friends and family watching. But don’t stress… you’ve come to the right place!
- Whether you’re dancing to one song, a medley of two songs or a mash up of multiple songs
- How simple or fancy you want your dance to be
- If you have previous dance experience
- Your learning speed
- How much you’re able to practice at home between lessons, etc.
As soon as possible! You’ll have more fun and will learn easier if you’re not stressed of time. Plus, the more time you put in, the better you’ll look and the more relaxed and confident you’ll be on your big day!
How soon you start usually depends on how ambitious your dance is. In general, we recommend starting:
- 2-3 months before your wedding for a simple dance
- 3-4 months ahead for a more elaborate dance
- 4-6 months ahead for a fully choreographed dance
However, once you’ve learned most of your dance, we may choose to do lessons less frequently (every 2-3 weeks). This gives you time to practice at home and to make sure your last lesson is as close to your wedding as possible.
On lessons closer to your wedding, we recommend you both bring your wedding shoes for a trial dance run. Of course, you’re welcome to wear your wedding shoes sooner if you’d like more practice in them.