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Your first dance is something that every guest at your wedding is anticipating. All eyes will be on the newlywed couple as you dance to your wedding song. If you feel uncomfortable dancing it is a good wedding idea to check out your local dance studio that offers wedding dance lessons. Remember that you need to be hard-working, patient, and focused while learning a dance. This may be a bit extreme for a first dance at a wedding, but those rules still apply.

The bride and groom need to make sure they are patient when learning their first dance. It may come natural to you but some dance moves may be a little frustrating. Not everything will feel right, so if one move isn’t working then ask to change the step.

Practice with the shoes you will be wearing on your wedding day. You will feel more comfortable on the big day if you are used to them.  It may also be a good idea to practice while wearing a long skirt and grooms wearing a jacket. Keep in mind that if your wedding dress is in the mermaid style you will have to take smaller steps!

Decide on the wedding song version you will be dancing to. If a band is playing it, make sure you check with them to see what version they will play.  They may also throw in their own variation, so it is a good idea to get a recording of the band playing it to practice to.

Practice in a space that is similar in size to your wedding reception area. If you are having an outdoor reception, consider placing a floor down so that your wedding gown does not get dirty and makes it easier to dance and spin.

Remember, no one at your reception will be expecting perfection. As long as the newlyweds are comfortable and happy, you will look great dancing!


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