Don't forget to put Ballroom Step by Step in your wedding planner! Most
wedding guides suggest you start dancing lessons 3-6 months before your
Unfortunately, most people wait until the last minute before
thinking about booking their lessons.
ballroom dancing is another activity which you can do together. Don't
miss out on the fun (and the excuse to be in each other's arms)! You may
even find this is an activity you would like to continue long after you
your wedding dance consultant, Ballroom Step By Step can give you tips
on how to enter the room, present the bride, and exit the floor. We will
make sure the band plays your music as you intend so your choreography
is not wasted. You will be poised and confident as you are presented to
the world for the first time as husband and wife!
if you do not have much time left before your wedding day, don't despair.
Call Ballroom Step By Step to
see how we can help you.
lessons are an excellent engagement gift. Also, add Ballroom Step By Step
to your Bridal Registry so that you may continue to dance after you are
some of our wedding couples on our Testimonials Page!
are shopping around for wedding dance lessons. It is hard to know
what to ask, especially if you have never had any dance instruction.
Therefore, we would like to suggest the following questions:
are getting married, how long before the wedding should my fiancée
and I prepare for our first dance?
The sooner the better, but as a rule-of-thumb
try to allow enough time for 8 lessons. Most wedding planners suggest
you start your lessons 3-6 months in advance, giving you plenty
of time to practice. Please call so that we can discuss the details
and tailor a plan specifically for you.
Remember, dancing is a skill and a pleasure which should not be
rushed. The longer you wait and the closer you get to your wedding
day, the harder it gets to fit things into your schedule. You may
be able to fit other events in at the last minute, but dance lessons
take more time. If you are prepared, dancing should take away some
of the last minute stress! And the dancing will give you a sense
of preparedness which will help the day run more smoothly.
fiancée and I have chosen the perfect song for our wedding,
will we get to learn and practice while listening to that song?
franchise situation requires you to share the music with other couples
learning to dance, often listening to music which is not related
to your song. When you are already under the usual "Wedding
Pressures", the last thing you need are additional distractions.
If you are planning a wedding and want to learn to dance to your
wedding song, you will be able to listen to your song the entire
lesson, not share music with others.
you listen to our song, and tell us what dance it is?
spend the first part of the first lesson evaluating the couple’s
wedding song. If it is not danceable, we try and pick another one
from my selection of recommended wedding songs. If nothing else,
I demonstrate various dances, and we pick the dance. I require a
copy of the wedding song so the choreography can be correct, and
I can work it out before the next lesson. How can an instructor
choreograph a routine for the wedding couple when he/she does not
have a copy of the song?
type of instruction will you give a wedding couple which is different
studios give a “wedding special”, defined as five lessons
where the studio will guarantee five steps will be learned. While
the students are having their “private” lesson under
their “wedding special”, they are sharing their music
with others on the floor, and have to wait until their “private”
instructor has access to the music. Therefore, if the couple is
doing a wedding dance which is a foxtrot, they may only hear their
particular foxtrot (or any foxtrot, for that matter) once or twice
during their lesson. You cannot learn as fast when you are not listening
to the correct music.
lessons are truly private. The students learn foxtrot to foxtrot
music, not foxtrot to tango music. Listening to the correct music
allows my students to learn enough steps to go around a floor (usually
five steps) on the first lesson, not five steps in five lessons.
don’t know when the first dance should be, when it should
be announced, how to get on the floor,etc. And I have a band or
DJ to coordinate with. Can you map out the whole event for me?
course I can!!! Unlike most studios, I walk through the entire event
with you – we plan!!!
have been dreaming about my wedding day, and I know how I want my
dance to look. Can I have a say in the choreography?
couple has a say in the choreography. If they do not like a step
or a step is not comfortable for them, we change it – simple
as that. The whole goal is to make them as comfortable as possible
on the dance floor.
want my videographer and photographer to capture my dance perfectly.
How will I insure that happens so my memories are perfect?
provide instruction on where the photographers and videographers
should be located in order get the best shots and lighting. If at
all possible, I try and schedule 1-2 lessons at the reception site
where the wedding will take place. Then the couple can become accustomed
to the floor and the room, and any adjustments to choreography can
be made before the wedding day. For one wedding, I met with the
couple at the reception area (which had a stage) and worked with
the lighting specialist, the videographer and the photographer so
their wedding memories would be perfect (and they were).
dress is long, I am afraid I will step on it or can’t dance.
How will I make sure I won’t trip?
you include me early in the process, I can advise you on what type
of skirt to have and the proper length. However, even if you have
already bought the dress, I am sure we will be able to have you
dance in it. If you can walk, you can dance!!! I would be happy
to speak with your seamstress if need be.