Thursday, February 12, 2009

First Dance Song Selection

When picking your first dance song think about what you want your first dance to be. Do you want to just stand there holding each other and swaying? Do you want to impress your guests and foxtrot across the floor? Or do you want to go all out with a choreographed number?

It’s important to pick a song that fits the kind of dancing you and your fiancĂ© have in mind. As our dance teacher at Dance Manhattan told us: There are songs you can dance to and then there are songs to roll over in bed to.

If you’re not sure which category your song fits into then try to dance to it at home.

I always recommend dance lessons – private or group – so that you and your fiancĂ© feel comfortable on the dance floor in front of all of your guests. It’s one of the few things from your wedding that you’ll use again and again. Dave and I – six years later – feel very comfortable dancing at weddings because of the steps we learned at our dance Lessons.

If you don’t want to spend money on lessons just put your first dance song on at home and dance to it in your living room to see how comfortable you feel. There are dozens of Web sites with first dance song suggestions or ask your DJ or band leader for some ideas.


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