Dancing is an integral part of many wedding celebrations around the world. Some countries have specific dances that the bride, groom, families, and bridal parties participate in to mark the occasion. While these dances are extremely popular, not everyone is a dance expert. That is why many dance studios offer lessons for people specifically wanting to learn how to dance at their wedding reception. Some popular wedding dances are:
- The First Dance – This is the bride and groom’s big chance to make their debut as a couple and show off their dancing skills. While it can be a wonderfully touching moment, it can also be a bit stressful for some couples who are not particularly confident in their dancing abilities. Many couples opt to take private wedding dance lessons to make sure they make the best impression possible. Often, this means they will work with a dance instructor to choreograph specific moves that match a song the couple finds meaningful.
- The Wedding Party Dance – Recently, it has become popular for the entire wedding party to get in on the first dance act. This can mean weeks of choreography work and dance lessons to get a stunning, lively, and fun first dance that incorporates a lot of the couple’s friends and family members. These dances have become pretty large displays, and many brides and grooms pay for the entire group to take lessons to ensure the dance looks incredible.
- The Parents Dance – These dances take a moment to honor the bride and groom’s parents and put them in the spotlight. Typically the groom dances with his mother and the bride with her father during these spotlight dances. Historically, parents already knew how to dance and did not require classes. However, in recent years learning traditional dances is less common, and parents often take dance lessons before the wedding reception date.