At Music Dept we love it when couples have lots of fun with the first dance. In this article we are sharing first dance instruction tips from our guest blogger, Simone Assoboeck.
An instructor for the first dance!?
It is becoming very common for couples to hire a dance instructor to get ready for the big day. Ballroom dancing just isn’t as common as it used to be and it can be nerve-wracking for couples. Oftentimes its not about being a bad dancer or shy person, its just that most of us were never taught the basic steps! A dance instructor can quickly put you at ease.
When it comes to dance instructors in New York my absolute favorite is Simone at Dance Together NYC . My wife and I have even taken her classes. I’d like to turn the page over to Simone so that she can share her expert tips:
4 First Dance Instruction Tips from Simone Assboeck:
Dance Instructor as Day of Entertainer
Aside from coaching and rehearsing for the big-dance, I’ve also seen situations where the couple’s dance teacher attends the wedding and acts like a grown up version of a mitzvah motivator!
Suppose that the groom is from Colombia and the bride’s family is from Minnesota: Half the room will have been salsa-dancing all their lives, but wouldn’t it be fun to have an instructor on-hand to help the newcomers find the steps and bring the dance floor together?
Still not feeling the urge to move and groove?
Some couples love to be spotlighted on the dance-floor, but others would just assume skip the dance entirely. Of course we have done weddings without a first dance and that is OK. For our “dance-a-phobic” couples we make sure that our band or DJ knows how to create a succinct and graceful first dance. We observe the body language of both the couple to know when to fade out. I always tell a nervous couple that we won’t leave them out there too long, but most of the time they end up really loving the moment and dancing to the end of the song.
See you all on the dance-floor!