First Dance Nerves? Help Is Here!
“I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words.” (Ruth St Denis)
Whether you want a few steps to put together yourselves or a choreographed routine for your first dance, help is here.
Ideally the newlyweds dance alone for about three minutes - it really isn't that long and you'll get great photos!
If you’ve got a particular track that you’d like to use that’s wonderful. If not, have a listen to the Weddings Song Ideas playlist in Youtube.
Remember to check the lyrics of your song to see if they’re right for your big day. A clear beat will make it easier to dance together but we can work with any type of song. Let your DJ know that the song should be played from the start, if you have a choreographed routine. And if you've got a live band then we need to know the arrangement they'll be playing.
Style of Dance
The style of dance depends on the music so have a think about what you'd like your first dance to be. There are always moves that look great even if you've never danced before.
Your dance is tailored for you both and works with the size of your dance floor and whatever you're wearing!
If you want to segue into a flashmob then we can do that too - very simple routines with about 20 people can take as little as 2 hours to learn & practice.
For just a few basic steps, 1 or 2 hours of lessons is enough. For a relatively simple choreographed routine then you need 3 to 4 hours. An hour at a time is usually the best way to take lessons.
Ideally start your lessons in the last 6-8 weeks before your wedding but if time is short we can still put together a lovely dance.
What will we cover in your lesson?
- Your entrance onto the dance floor
- How to take up dance hold
- Looking natural and confident while you’re dancing
- The steps – of course!
- What to do if you forget what comes next
- How to finish the dance
What do you need to bring/wear?
- Bring a CD, music player, smartphone or tablet with your music
- Wear your wedding shoes (or similar) for at least one of the lessons
- Price per hour = £40
- Price for block 4 x 1 hour = £140
Booking & Payment
- To book, please email Alison at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pay total amount at booking by BACS or PayPal invoice (new dancers)
Terms & Conditions
- Wedding couple only may attend
- Cancellation < 1 week's notice £15 per hour
- Refunds charged as cancellations
Times & locations
Subject to availability
|Thursday||EAST CHALLOW||after 2.30pm|
LAMBOURN (1st Sun)
EAST CHALLOW (3rd Sun)
TEA DANCE :
The Green, OX13 6RR
Rood Hill, RG20 8DD
BYPA Village Hall
6 Manor Lane, SN8 2JE
Portway, OX12 9BX
Main Street, OX12 9ST
Baydon Road, RG17 8NU
Main Street, OX12 9ST
Classes start on 17 May 2021 - please check for changes.
Ballroom/Latin start dates:
Baydon - Tue 7 Sep 2021
Wantage - Wed 8 Sep 2021
East Challow: tbc
Sun 7 Nov : 6.15-8.15pm
Sun 17 Oct : 6.30-8.30pm
Sun 17 Oct : 4.15-6.15pm
Bossa Nova / Samba