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A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most couples. From the cake to the flowers, each detail is important to perfect for this special day. The rush of planning each feature of a wedding makes it easy for couples to forget about the importance of the first dance. This special moment when you get to cherish a few quiet minutes as newlyweds in the midst of the celebration is important to plan. Taking dance lessons will strengthen your relationship while also preparing you to wow your guests when you take the floor that evening.

Try Different Styles
Before settling on what dance you want to polish for the wedding, experiment with different types of couples dances. Try a few Latin dances like the Cha Cha or Rumba, and then sample some more traditional styles like the Waltz, Tango, and East Coast Swing. By trying a variety, you can identify what style fits you best as a couple.

Start Early
Although some engagements only last a few months, couples should begin dance lessons almost immediately. Ideally, couples begin training at least six months in advance. The more time the better! This gives the bride and groom the opportunity to enjoy learning to dance together and more time to perfect their routine for the big day.

Cherish the Time Together
Not all couples are equally enthusiastic about dance lessons. However, as the wedding season becomes busier, many couples begin looking forward to their dance date once a week. It's a fun excuse to sneak away and have quality time together as the anticipation of marriage grows. Couples form new bonds and become closer as they learn new skills together. The perk of dance lessons? There is a spectacular product afterward!

Practice Makes Perfect
Make rehearsal a consistent priority as the wedding draws closer. It is easy to become occupied with other wedding duties, but make dance practice a regular part of the schedule. Like any acquired skill, you become rusty without constant practice. Whether a couple is improving the smoothness of their Waltz or articulating the hip movements in their Rumba, both require concentration and repetition.

Get Ready to Shine
Practice builds confidence, and confidence makes a standout dance performance. Since you only get to share this moment with your new spouse once, make it count and be ready to impress your audience. After months of rehearsal, you and your partner will dazzle the guests at the reception. Although this special memory will last forever, the first dance is only the beginning of a lifetime of learning to move together.
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