A wedding dance
The dance of the newlyweds is considered one of the important events during the wedding. There is no unequivocal question of which style to choose, it all depends on the preferences of the newlyweds. Waltz is chosen by most couples, as it characterizes the celebration in the best way.
What style to choose?
The first wedding dance of the bride and groom should be easy, relaxed. It is better to stop at one that will not be difficult. However, it can be an incendiary tango, oriental or a dance with a surprise.
As for the waltz specifically, both partners must feel each other, so choreographic preparation may be required. To classical music, a beautiful and unusual dance evokes pleasant emotions among guests. He is trained with support for several days, so that in the end everything turns out as it should. It is especially difficult for newlyweds who have to deal with this style for the first time, but with a good specialist, as a result, all difficulties can be overcome.
If both partners are not afraid to express their own feelings, which are very active in life, then it is better to pay attention to the fiery tango. There is so much fire and passion in this dance that the audience lights up with this spark, and a good mood reigns at the wedding all evening. Don’t think that tango is just a few moves learned for an event. No, this is a real performance, where young spouses act as the main actors. A modern stylish dance will surely cause a storm of emotions, while a gentle and romantic dance will allow you to share your feelings and energy with others. You need to dance as if there is no one around for everything to go well.
Latino is becoming increasingly popular, but it is suitable for temperamental people, since expression and fireworks of emotions reign on the site during performance. But it is not so easy to learn these movements on your own, so it is better to contact a specialist who will help you understand them. Guests will be in awe of this soul-stirring performance.
Young couples want such an event as a wedding to be remembered forever, so they are ready to make a sacrifice and choose not traditions, but something original for the guests. Therefore, more and more often the wedding dance is a real staged show. From the classics they move on to more daring ideas. You can start with a traditional waltz and end up with crazy rock and roll.
In fact, there are many options — you can just show your imagination or contact a specialist who can help. The most fun dances that could cheer up at a wedding are:
- Latin American;
For some, preparation becomes a test of strength, since most young people have never taken up choreography. You need to understand that the traditional outfit is not intended for active movements, which is why the waltz is most often chosen, or the newlyweds need to prepare additional clothes to perform the dance.
Any extraordinary production looks original, the main thing is that the bride and groom feel happy and try to include the guests in the plot.
How to choose the perfect music?
The song is of particular importance because it is remembered for a long time by the newlyweds and guests. Depending on the dance, the choice of composition will differ, but there are no clear criteria, since there is a huge amount of music in the world, and it depends only on the preferences of the newlyweds which particular melody should be chosen.
You can suggest Sin Ti — Olga Tanon as an option for samba, if it is an incendiary tango, then Tango Forte — Duplex Inc. An active couple who decided to perform a rumba as their first dance should better turn their attention to the composition Am Who I Am — Lara FabianI.
When you want to perform a waltz, you should choose between Sans voir le jour — Enrico Macias and Blut — Wiener. Angels — the Baseballs are the best for rock and roll dance.
When choosing a dance style, details play a huge role. This is not only what the newlyweds will wear, but also the wedding venue, shoes and other important issues.
Dancing needs space. If it is not enough, then you should not choose a too active style, as it will be difficult to perform it. On a small platform, the waltz looks beautiful and organic, since in a pair both partners move in the same direction, there is no need to move too far from each other. If the room has a low ceiling, then setting with high support can ruin everything.
Absolutely not suitable for such a space, Latin and rock and roll. The bride will have to jump on her hands, there is a risk of hitting her head on the ceiling, so either such a dance must be abandoned or the number of elements reduced. Be sure to pay attention to the flooring. If it is too slippery, then you will not be able to move quickly, there is a high risk of injury. Particular attention is paid to shoes. It is desirable that it be without a heel, but you need to understand that in this version it is not suitable for every type of dance.
If there is parquet on the floors, it will be great to perform a retro dance, waltz or latino, but before performing, the shoes must be rubbed with a special compound that will prevent the shoes from creaking on the floor.
The wedding dance should not be delayed, because, although the guests enjoy this spectacle, they will want to quickly return to the toasts and fun. Two or three minutes are enough for invited friends and relatives to shoot a short video and take memorable photos. Moreover, the newlyweds themselves can get very tired, shortness of breath will appear, both will sweat. The task of the wedding dance is to show your love and affection, and not to win the relay.
Clothing and footwear
The bride always tries to choose beautiful shoes for a good dress, but it often happens that they do not always fit the dance, so it is better to prepare a spare, more stable pair. It is better to pay attention to ballet shoes, wedges or wide heels, but not to buy stilettos, because inexperience during active movements can cause injury and the holiday will be remembered not by pleasant impressions, but by unbearable pain.
Too big a heel makes a girl taller, so if young people have a slight difference in height, you should be very careful about this part of the wardrobe so that the bride does not seem taller than her partner.
When choosing a dance, you must first find out how tables with guests will be distributed in the room. If they all stand on the same side, then the couple should move from left to right in the dance so as not to turn their backs to those who have come. If people are sitting in a circle, then the dance will have to move in a circle, since everyone should consider the newlyweds.
Almost every wedding today is attended by a photographer and a person with a camera, so everything needs to be done in such a way that everyone has the opportunity to take the best shots, which will then remain in memory.
How to learn?
In order to get the maximum pleasure from the production, both guests and newlyweds, you will need to memorize all the elements well and work out each one. The sooner you start training, the better the dance will be, as there will be more time to correct mistakes. It is advisable to contact a choreographer, because only a specialist will be able to teach you how to move correctly in a short time. In addition, it is the specialist who can find an individual style for a couple and a dance in which it will be easy for both. On average, rehearsals begin one and a half months before the wedding. This is enough, even taking into account the employment of both, to learn everything to the smallest detail. The original dance takes up to six lessons, but only if the newlyweds then repeat the movements at home.
If the budget is limited, you can try and learn the performance yourself. Numerous video tutorials will help with this. These activities have many benefits:
- no need to adjust to the time;
- no payment;
- no embarrassment;
- you can choose any according to the complexity of the movement.
The only negative is that no one will be able to point out shortcomings, give advice and show how this or that movement can be simplified. When studying dance on their own, both in a pair can feel confident, focus on details. Men especially do not like to look stupid, so training at home is one of those pastimes when young people can become even closer to each other. Such a fascinating creative process draws in, fills the future dance with life.
Any room in the apartment is suitable for rehearsals, you just need to clean the space as much as possible and remove excess furniture. If we talk not only about the pros, but also about the cons, then the couple should be as motivated as possible in order to bring the matter to the end. It is not so easy to calculate your strengths, sometimes it happens that a couple chooses something very difficult at first, but after a few weeks they realize that it is impossible to perform the dance due to the poor preparation of both. As a result, both are upset, time is lost.
It is not easy and with the selection of a composition, it takes a lot of time to find it. It is not always clear from the video how this or that support, turns are performed. When difficulties arise, not every couple reaches the end and most often just gives up. If one of the partners has at least some experience in dancing, then everything is easier, it takes up to two weeks to study the production with constant rehearsals. But it’s not enough just to pick up good music, you need to put all the movements together so that they look harmonious. By excluding complex supports and other elements from the dance, the learning period can be reduced.
It becomes clear over time how and when to dance, but it is not always easy to figure out on your own which style is best for a couple. Partners must necessarily take into account their temperament, physical fitness, the character of each. It will be difficult for a man who has a larger woman to catch her in flight, this must be remembered and must be put in the first place.
If there is not much time left before the wedding, then it is best to master the waltz, it always goes well with wedding clothes, it can be performed in almost any room and no extra effort is required. You can choose any waltz:
- slow Viennese;
If a couple has already danced before, it is better to take the Viennese version as a basis, since it will require plasticity, flexibility, and good endurance from partners. Boston is ideal for romantics, which is very elegant and discreet. For those who want the dance to be remembered forever, there is simply no better option than tango. As for the figured waltz, it can be described as a dance with amazing, but uncomplicated movements. It is suitable for girls who are planning a fluffy outfit with a wide skirt.
If you want the celebration to be incendiary, then all attention is on rumba, salsa or cha-cha-cha. Everyone can remember these rhythmic movements, and their implementation does not require special training. It is these dances that are able to demonstrate the whole gamut of feelings that newlyweds have for each other. Most importantly, if one of the couple suddenly forgets one of the elements, you can easily improvise, and no one will guess anything
There are no special requirements in this case for the outfit and shoes. Enough elegant loose dress, comfortable shoes and clothes for the groom.
Couples who want something unusual can be offered classic styles and retro, the movements of which will be combined in one production. Mix always surprises and pleases with its originality. If you make a selection of music, then the dance will turn into a real performance for guests, bright and exciting. Active and abrupt movements are especially good for those couples in which the girl is small and petite, and the man is big and strong.
If you want to learn the dance, be in time for the wedding date and not forget it, you need to rehearse at least once every three days. If you do less, then each time you have to return to the beginning. As clothes and shoes, you will need to choose the most similar to the wedding outfit, because in this way both partners will get used to feeling the other half and coordinating their own actions. If there is a train in the outfit, then it is necessary to train the dance performance, constantly holding something in your hand. A beautiful dance is always a lot of work, including correcting mistakes. Of course, none of the guests will demand perfect performance from the couple, but I want everything to be as harmonious as possible on the video and photo.
If possible, each rehearsal should be filmed so that later at home you can correct the shortcomings yourself. They analyze not only turns, but also the quality of support, the location of the legs and arms.
Almost all newlyweds make the same mistakes while learning the wedding dance. In order not to encounter them, you need to listen to the following tips:
- if one of the partners does not like something in the dance, then you should think about choosing another element;
- it is necessary during the performance not to get hung up on the guests, but to enjoy interacting with a partner;
- do not make a speech longer than three minutes;
- before the wedding itself, they must train in the clothes in which the dance will be performed at the celebration.
If the couple takes the rehearsal responsibly, then the dance will turn out beautiful and spectacular. Then guests and relatives will remember it, and the video can be shown to children. No need to try to surprise those who came, the most important thing is that both in a pair should feel comfortable and not constrained.
For information on how to learn a wedding dance on your own, see the following video.