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4 Things You Need for a Unique First Dance

Don’t want your wedding dance to look like every other first dance you’ve seen but have no idea where to start? We’ve got you covered. Read on to learn about our key elements for thinking outside the first dance box…

  • Hire a choreographer you trust

This is step one to get the creative juices flowing for your first dance. A choreographer who listens and understands who you are as a couple and what you want from your first dance is so, so important. Choreographers do this for a living, so they’ll have MANY more ideas than you do, trust us. And finding a choreographer you click with who’s willing to include you in the process will make sure you create something together that truly feels like you.

  • Stay open minded

Another key for creating something unique. In order to create something people haven’t seen before, you’ll have to try some things you haven’t done before. Maybe start with something familiar and slowly branch out. If you’re feeling stuck, let your choreographer guide you through trying out different songs, poses, and dance styles- you never know what you’ll discover along the way!

  • Choose a theme

It will be a lot easier for you and your choreographer if you know the feeling (or feelings) you want to express with your first dance. Maybe you’re set on a traditional, romantic first dance but you just need to breathe a little life into it to make it uniquely yours. Or maybe you don’t want to go the traditional route at all, but you don’t know where to start since all the first dances you’ve seen have been b-o-r-i-n-g. Your dance instructor has seen it all, and they will be able to help turn your ideas into reality. Just make sure you put some serious thought into what you want as a couple and then communicate those ideas to your choreographer.

  • Start. Early.

There’s no such thing as having too much time to prepare for your first dance! Make sure you plan to start your dance lessons early so you have plenty of time to play around with different ideas and learn different dance styles. Especially if dancing is not in your wheelhouse, the more time you can spend working with your instructor on just getting comfortable moving your body, the better. Once you feel comfortable with the basics, you’ll still need to leave time for learning the choreography and then time to practice, practice, practice!

If you’re ready to start brainstorming on the dance floor, contact us to set up your FREE consultation today! We can’t wait to meet you!

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