- June 17, 2016
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1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT INSTRUCTOR:
Next to your planner ,this is the ‘supplier’ you spend the most time with on a more one on one basis. If you do not feel comfortable with the person, it will reflect in your dancing.
2. WEDDING SONG:
Choose a song that you love and connect to. Any good teacher can adapt any song to work in with a dance. Not the other way around.
3. GIVE YOURSELF TIME:
A great all round package is anything from 8-12 hour lessons. Give yourself time to absorb what your teacher is telling you. The more practice time you have the more natural you will look on the floor.
4. DON’T OVER CHOREOGRAPHY THE DANCE:
I like to teach the couple to ‘dance’, know your variations and how to get in and out of the different sequences. This “forces” the gent to lead and the lady to follow- creating a natural feel to your dance. By all means choreography a beginning and an end – by let the body flow.
5. PRACTICING IN YOUR SHOES (AND DRESS):
I always recommend my couples (both bride & groom) to practice in their wedding shoes for atleast 2 lessons to get used to feel, hell & grip of the shoe. (takkies feel & move differently to leather soles). Brides also practice a couple of moves in your teacher for tips & tricks.
6. VENUE RUN THROUGH:
I always like to teach one of the lessons at the venue. This assits the couple to get a feel of space for the big day.
7. HAVE FUN:
No matter what happens on the day, remember no one knows your steps, so what if there is a mistake-if you look like you are having fun, many will see few would even notice.