TIP #1 * How many dance lessons are required for our “First Dance”?
This is usually the first question asked one week prior to the wedding when the couple is considering dance lessons so they can shine on one of the biggest days of their lives. They may have seen the TV show “Dancing with the Stars” and now they figure, if they can do it in one week, so can we. The simple answer is a minimum 5 lesson package, however a 10 lesson package is better and spreading that out over several weeks is more beneficial with lessons twice a week which really helps to solidify what they have learned. Should there be enough time, it is also recommended to compliment your privates with social group dance classes of the same style.
Planning ahead is critical for reducing the couple’s stress level in an already delicate time when you are dealing with a multitude of sensitive decisions. The good news is that a certified dance instructor can really help make a few basic patterns look like you have been dancing forever. If you know the basic steps, dance in time and have a lady in your arms with a smile on your face, its mission accomplished. It’s very gratifying when you see the results of a nice entrance, a beginning, a middle, and an end with a dip or a corté and a proud exit.
Okay back to reality. The next big question is “how much should you expect to pay”? For pricing and fees call Dale directly (604-358-5652).
The most important thing to consider is getting a certified dance instructor. The reason is simple. They are very well rounded in Ballroom, Swing and Latin dance styles including Club dance styles and they will be able to suggest a suitable dance style for the music chosen for the most important “First Dance” song. The dance style has to fit the music, not the other way around.