Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cranford
  • 03/31/2017
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The First Steps To Your First Dance

Congratulations – you’re getting married! It’s a big step to take, and it’ll be full of fun, excitement, and plenty of new things… and maybe some apprehension. Wedding plans have a lot of working parts, after all, and everything may seem like it’s happening at once.

But not to fret, because we’re here with good news for you: your wedding dance plans don’t have to be another thing to agonize over. Our wedding specialists will help you every step of the way, regardless of how much you do or don’t know about dancing; trust us, we have the experience of thousands of wedding dances behind us, and we’re happy to share.

Arthur Murray Dance Center of Cranford

Here’s what to expect from the complimentary wedding consultation we offer at our Arthur Murray Cranford and Hillsborough locations.

First, we need to get in contact with you, but we don’t know you yet. So whether you fill out our online form, or give us a call, let us know you’re getting married! We’ll get in touch with you the same day (and we will answer any and all questions about what to expect).

Here are some of the questions we’ll ask you, to get a better sense of your vision. It’s alright if you don’t have the answer to all of these, or even any of them – we’re here to help you, after all, with everything about your wedding dance. (Or dances!)

  • When is the wedding?
  • Are you looking for a first dance, or to learn some general dancing as well?
  • Do you have a song selected?
  • Is it a surprise, or are guests expecting this?
  • How large will your dance floor be?
  • What style of dress will you have? (Don’t worry, we’ll keep it a secret!)

The next step is to schedule your complimentary consultation. With whatever information you’ve given us – even if it doesn’t seem like much, we can help you fill in the blanks you need – we’ll be prepared to give you a personalized lesson. So if you want to take the plunge now, give us a call – (908) 272 7955 – or keep reading to find out a bit more about how we get you started.

On the day of your lesson, you may wonder what to bring. The most important thing is yourselves, of course, and we also enjoy an open mind and positive attitude. You may also bring your wedding shoes, at any point in the program, but they aren’t necessary. (Helpful tip: If your shoes are white, bring tape to cover them! The last thing you need is to go shoe shopping again because they got scuffed.) Arrive a few minutes early, if you can, and treat it like a date night – you’re here to learn, but also to have fun!

Your lesson will begin with a short consultation with our wedding director. We’ll go over your song choice, what you’d like the dance to look like, any other dances you may want to learn, and get a good sense of what you’re looking for. We’ll get a good grasp on your vision, and figure out how to best personalize your lesson.

Our wedding dance specialists are trained to work specifically with wedding couples. We will lead you both through basic steps in a couple different dances, and to your chosen song, if you have it already. (We can help you pick one out based on your vision if you don’t have one just yet!)

We can work within any budget, and will do our absolute best to make your wedding dance vision happen no matter what kind of budget you may have. Dancing is a lifetime investment! We even have special classes called First Dance, Second Glance. Those nights are dedicated to married couples dancing their wedding dance again, to bring back the memories as well as show off a dance that otherwise many don’t ever repeat. We want to ensure you get the most mileage possible, even if you only dance your special dance a few times. At least it’s more than just once!

Here at Arthur Murray we are prepared to help you through your first dance – and help prepare YOU for that special moment. Don’t procrastinate on such a fun part of your wedding planning. The important thing is that you call us as soon as you can. Three years, three months, or three weeks – it’s never too early to schedule your first complimentary lesson! Come in today!

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