- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
My fiancee was never a fan of dancing, ever. The only way he would ever get on the dance floor is if he had about 3 too many drinks, and by that point, he would trip me. I love him dearly, just not the dancing skills! Honestly, I’m not a ballernia either.. but I willingly go and dance at clubs and weddings!
So at a bridal show, there was a dance studio who gave out coupons for a free lesson. I dragged my fiancee to the dance studio.. he wasn’t happy to go. I just kept saying, your gift to me is to twirl me on the dance floor on our wedding day without tripping me. So the first (free) lesson went well. I at least enjoyed myself. I think he was still skeptical and not happy that I dragged him there. The dance instructor then tried to sell us a package. I said yes! Sorta, there was of course a price negotiation and a reduction in the number of lessons.
Well after the first paid lesson, I felt good. We sorta knew about 5 steps. And, he wasn’t tripping me. :-). Between the first paid lesson, and second paid lesson.. we practiced. This unfortunately let to a small tissy fit because I think he was just frustrated. Then after the second lesson, I think we just felt overwhelmed. There were a lot of steps to memorize. But then the instructor wrote them all down for us, and we practiced between the 2nd and 3rd lesson. Today we just had our 3rd paid lesson.. and we knew all of our steps! We didn’t each know them all by ourself, but as a *team* we got through it. I’m so happy! So since we knew our steps, the instructor taught us a few little extras to make it dazzel a bit more. And my fiancee can successfully twirl me without tripping me. He twirls me by spinning then dipping to be exact. I’m so proud of my fiancee!
Well after our dance lesson tonight, we got dinner together and talked about the past few weeks. All in all, I think spending money on a single dance at the wedding was a bit silly… but.. this was my favorite part about planning/preparing for our wedding! It wasn’t always fun (the tissy fit) but I really enjoyed learning something together as a team. I’m really proud of how far we’ve gotten over our 4 short lessons (1 free, 3 paid so far). There is one more left… ! Although he won’t admit it, I think he’s had fun too. He now says ‘It’s not so bad’, instead of running the other direction.