Answer these six questions and discover if dance lessons are for YOU!
1.) Do you feel comfortable dancing in front of others?
On your wedding day all eyes will be on you, including during your first dance. If everyone watching you dance makes you nervous, taking lessons can really ease the anxiety of it all! You will learn steps, how to lead & follow, all to the beat of the music. Lessons prepare you so that you feel confident and relaxed!
2.) Have you thought about what you want your first dance to look like?
If you have put thought into what your dance will look like chances are you should take dance lessons. Whether you are motivated by fear or joy dance lessons can help you achieve what you have been dreaming of. Don't want to stand there and sway for two minutes? Take lessons. Don't want to embarrass yourself? Take lessons. Have dreams of becoming a youtube sensation. Take lessons. Don't care at all? Don't take lessons!
3.) Do you and your fiance dance together often?
So you like to boogie out on the dance floor on your own, does that mean that you can slow dance together easily......? unfortunately not. Partnered dancing takes real skill/practice and if you aren't used to dancing close to your partner then dance lessons can really help! Building a connection with your partner is essential when it comes to feeling comfortable for a first dance!
4.) Are you the type that likes to improvise or have a plan?
If you are the type of person who likes to be spontaneous then dance lessons may not be as useful! Dance lessons are better suited for those looking to learn how to navigate a dance floor. During the lessons you will learn new steps, how to lead & follow, all in time to the music! Doing so will give you fabulous results, but it's better suited for those who like to have a little structure!
5.) Do you like the idea of learning something new together?
Most couples who take dance lessons for their wedding have little to no prior dance experience, making it a new experience for both of you! Dance lessons become a great way for couples to unwind, learn a new skill, and enjoy a shared hobby. It can become both a stress reliever and date night :)
6.) What stage of wedding planning are you in?
In order to feel comfortable and confident you need to give yourself time. If you are a week away from your wedding, I wouldn't recommend dance lessons. When you are crunched on time the lessons become stressful, and don't typically yield good results. Consider taking dance lessons at least two months before the big day so that you feel confident, prepared, and excited!
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We are thrilled to feature a guest blog from one of our favorite friends at DB Studios. In case you didn't know, DB stands for Dancing Buns, which is exactly what owner Kendall Sealey encourages all of her students to have. Enjoy these tips for your first dance (or any dance) and be sure to read to the end for something just for you!
Nicole Chan Photography
#1 Bustle Your Dress
he follower will walk backwards, and a long train can be cumbersome or cause you to trip.
#2 Wear The Right Shoes
onsider purchasing a dance heel for your first dance and reception. The sole of dance shoes is padded and made of suede which is incredibly comfortable. A dance heel is a beautiful and comfortable option that will keep you dancing until the wee hours of the night (or morning)!
#3 Keep Your Feet on the Ground
eaders should always keep their feet on the ground... literally! It's important to slide your feet on the floor during your first dance. This ensures that your feet will glide beneath your partner's dress, avoiding any mishaps or trips!
#4 Plan for Photos
Make sure to talk with your photographer about what shots you want to get of your first dance. There are important moments like twirls, dips, and tricks that you will want to be sure they capture!
#5 Capture Those Moves
If you don't have a wedding videographer, make sure that you ask a few different friends to video your dance. It's a moment you will want to remember forever so getting it on video is important. Ask a couple of friends to video... someone is bound to forget :)
#6 *Bonus* Take a Free Lesson!
For a limited time, friends and clients of Without A Hitch can take a 45-minute introductory lesson at no charge, with no strings attached. Just contact Kendall and mention Without A Hitch to redeem. Check out all db's success stories here.
About Dancing Buns
Kendall Sealey adores working with wedding couples. She believes that working on a first dance is the most fun item on the wedding to-do check list! Dance lessons at her studio are spent laughing, learning, and connecting. She lives for the moments when her couples grin from ear to ear after learning a new step, nailing their dip, or simply getting lost in each other on the dance floor. She believes that no matter how you feel about your dance skills, she can get you to a place of ease and comfort for your first dance! She has worked with many couples in New England and is excited to meet you!
Join us for a beginner group lesson, and then an hour and a half of social dancing! Enjoy meeting new people, learning a new skill, and dancing the night away with db studios!
Our Ballroom Dance Social is held at 1912 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA 02421
$15 per person which includes group class, social dance, drinks and light snacks!
The word fun doesn't even do Scott and Julia justice. When you meet them you instantly want to smile- they are positive, eager to learn, and oh so in love!! It was my absolute pleasure to work with them on their first dance.
What started off as a simple Foxtrot became an elaborate and playful two part sensation. Scott and Julia came up with the idea to dance the Foxtrot when SCRAAATCHHHH.... the music breaks and silence ensues. Sweeping Julia off her fee Scott brings Julia to the center of the floor. Here Salsa music fills the room full of stunned and surprised guests!!!
You know a couple is fun when they want to punk their guests with a fake music catastrophy and break into salsa. Here are some of my favorite pictures that they so generously sent me!
Photos by Hitched Studios
TOP 5 TIPS!
1.) Get your dress bustled! The follower will walk backwards, and a long train can be cumbersome or cause you to trip.
2.) Consider purchasing a dance heel for your first dance and reception. The sole of a danc shoe is padded and made of suede which is incredibly comfortable. A dance heel is a beautiful and comfortable option that will keep you dancing until the wee hours of the morning!
3.) Leaders should always keep their feet on the ground... literally! It's important to slide your feet on the floor during your first dance. This ensures that your feet will glide beneath your paretner's dress, avoiding any mishaps or trips!
4.) Make sure to talk with your photographer about what shots you want to get of your first dance. There are important moments like twirls, dips, and tricks that you will want to be sure they capture!
5.) If you are NOT having your wedding day professionally videotaped- make sure that you ask a few different friends to video your dance. It's a moment you will want to remember forever so getting it on video is important. Ask a couple of friends to video... someone is bound to forget :)
Friday, September 30th:
4 pm: Check-in to Surfside Hotel & Suites - 543 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts 0265
7 pm: Welcome party and cocktail reception held at the Surfside Hotel & Suites
Saturday, October 1st:
4pm-7pm: Charitable Dinner at Tin Pan Alley. More info here:
7 pm: Provincetown Dance Trophy
Provincetown Town Hall - 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA 02657
- Showcase Competition
- The MoodSwings Orchestra performance, part 1
- Single Dances Competition
- The MoodSwings Orchestra performance, part 2
Spectators tickets online: purchase them here:
Or you may purchase tickets at the Crown & Anchor box office (247 Commercial Str., Provincetown, MA) for $30 a ticket.
On the day of the event you can buy tickets at the door - $30/person
Host hotel for the 2016 Ptown Dance Trophy is Surfside Hotel and Suites. The rooms are available for all participants through the Registration FORM.
*Studio owners, please e-mail us at KalinMitov@BostonOpenDanceSport.com for studio packages.
DANCE WITH THE MOODSWINGS ORCHESTRA
Enjoy a fabulous Big Band show and dance the night away to live music with the 20 piece all women Orchestra.
Please print out the registration forms, fill it in and send them to us. Deadline is September 15th
db Studios now has a team jacket available for purchase!!! The jackets are a perfect warm-up before dance lessons, great for wearing in the ballroom at competitions, or just on a chilly New England night.
The jackets are a premium black and white zip up made by Under Armor. They are perfect for keeping you feeling fresh and dry while working hard on the dance floor.
- Custom embroidered to make it your own!
- db Studio's logo on the back
- Under Armor's Signature Moisture Transport System
- Soft knit construction with a brushed interior for extra warmth.
- Contrast fabric overlays on the sleeves and collar.
- Secure zippered hand pockets with a binding detail.
Interested in ordering one? Fill out the form below!