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If you are having the type of wedding reception that involves dancing, especially a formal first dance. You may wish to take advice or a lesson.

Weddings, the First Dance and Choosing the Right Dance Studio for You

You and your beloved are probably relatively good dancers, at least in the modern sense, especially since for the last few generations unlike in the past, people just move in whatever way the music feels to them. However, your first dance as husband and wife is traditionally a more formal style of dancing, in fact it is more like ballroom dancing which most of us unless we've been fortunate enough to have a parent or grandparent teach us do not know how to do. So, because of this you may want to take a few lessons at a dance studio so that you and your beloved can move well together for your first dance as husband and wife.

Here are some tips for choosing the right dance studio.

  1. Start searching for a dance studio at least six months before your wedding. This may sound like a lot of time to give yourself to learn to dance, but remember, you still have to research different studios, and visit the ones who made the top of your list. You may find you don't care for a particular dance instructor and decide to go to a different studio. This could happen more than once before you find the right one, so give yourself plenty of time.
  2. That brings me to the next item. Make sure you like and are comfortable with your dance instructor. If not, don't be afraid to search for another one. There is no reason you or your beloved should have to be taught by someone either one or both of you don't like and are not comfortable with.
  3. While the internet is a wonderful way to search for dance studio options, don't discount referrals from friends and family who have been recently married themselves, or who are taking dance lessons for the fun of it. They may know of someone local that is very good and this could save you time, energy and money.
  4. While cost should be a factor when choosing a dance studio, remember the old adage "you get what you pay for." There are unscrupulous people out there, and you could end up with a dance studio you don't really want no matter what they are charging!
  5. Check out the atmosphere. Are the staff friendly and happy to answer any questions you may have? Is the dance studio in good condition? Is it clean?
  6. Ask what the philosophy of the dance studio and its owners are. Believe it or not this can make a big difference in whether or not you decide to choose a particular dance studio. What if the dance studio and owner's goals are to turn out competition dancers? If that is the case, then you probably will want to pick another studio as this one will be more costly and is less appropriate for someone who just wants to learn to dance properly for their wedding.
  7. Ask what level of training the owners and instructors have. While you are interested in learning to dance for your wedding, it is still important to learn from someone who has had the proper training and experience. If instructors don't have good training and experience they are likely not going to be as good at teaching you as someone who has had the training and experience.

These are just a few things to keep in mind when looking for a dance studio for lessons for your first dance at your wedding. Common sense should always prevail when it comes to looking for a dance studio. If something sounds too good to be true, or not good enough then it probably is, and you should look elsewhere.

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