It is our experience that every couple has different needs, preferences, and time schedules, but everyone has the ability to be a good dancer with enough time. Wouldn’t it be great to treasure the romance of dancing for the rest of your lives together! It will begin with your wedding dance. We can work with you and your significant other to choreograph something that is uniquely yours.
Tips from the Experts
Don’t wait until the last minute. Remember that the schedule will get very hectic as the wedding day approaches. Our dance instructors recommend starting four to six months prior to the big day to allow more time for practice, especially if our students are newcomers to dancing. Also, it’s OK if you haven’t chosen a song.
On your very first lesson, we will introduce you to the main dances most couples use. We can help make suggestions depending on which dance you like and feel most comfortable with. If you already have a song chosen, bring it with you!
We ask that you be patient when learning. Dancing is a great stress reliever and a fun date night, so don’t put too much pressure on each other. Similarly, don’t try to teach your partner. You’ll both have a lot more fun dancing if you let the instructor do the teaching. We advise all couples to practice in the right shoes. Wear shoes to your lessons that are similar to the ones you’ll be wearing on the big day.
For marked improvement, be consistent with your appointments. The more often you come in, the less review there will be on each lesson. Plan at least once a week to get the most from your lessons. We also advise couples to use the classes and practices when possible. Everyone feels most comfortable in a personal lesson, but the classes and parties will be closer to what the rest of your reception will be like, and the teachers are there to help!
Learning to dance is a special gift that you and your spouse-to-be can give to each other. A couple who feels confident and poised during practice will forever cherish the memory of their very first dance together as husband and wife. Schedule your very first lesson with the Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Cranford and Hillsborough today!
Things to Know Before Your First Lesson
- What kind of music will you have at the wedding?
- Will a band or DJ play your first song?
- Will you have Mother/Son, Father/Daughter, or bridal party dances?
- Will your honeymoon have dancing? (Latin/Tropical getaway, Cruise, etc.)
- What is the size of the dance floor at your reception?
- How many other weddings will you attend this year?
Our Favorite First Dance Songs
- Almost Paradise
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight
- Could I Have This Dance
- How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
- Crazy For You
- Don’t Know Much
- Endless Love
- Fields of Gold
- Fly Me to the Moon
- Forever and Ever, Amen
- Groovy Kind of Love
- Here and Now
- I Just Called to Say I Love You
- I Get a Kick Out of You
- I Swear
- I’ll Always Love You
- In Your Eyes It Had to be You
- I’ve Got You Under My Skin My Girl
- Night & Day
- Our Love is Here to Stay
- Someone to Watch Over Me
- Stand By Me
- Have You Really Ever Loved a Woman
Contact the Arthur Murray Dance Centers of Cranford and Hillsborough to learn more about our dance programs. We hope to see you on the dance floor!