(Closed) These feet werent made for dancin’….

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
527 posts
Busy bee

part of enjoying dance is letting go and enjoying moving freely in space as well as…confidence.  i would suggest you just crank up some music at home and go.  no need to be embarrassed because it’s just you and your ipod (believe me, i do this all the time).  you could also look into taking actual dance classes.  most major cities have classes for people of all age and experience ranges.  if you try it and it’s not for you, then there is no harm in having a dance free wedding.  i’ve been to quite a few weddings with no dancing that were equally as memorable and fun!

best of luck!


Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Are there any places that have local dances in your area?  Around here, you can go out for a night of dancing and it usually comes with a free dance lesson!  I honestly think that practice, practice, practice is the only thing that will make you more comfortable on the dance floor.  It sounds like you are too worried about what you are looking like vs. not enjoying dancing itself.

I think you should start off small.  Just start at home and sway back and forth to the beat.  If you really are as bad as you say you are (ie: stiff, not able to move) I think it would help if you took a class (even city colleges should have something!) so that you could get some experience and pointers on how to move with the music (so you are comfortable).  I really think listening and just bopping to the music is a good start…. 

Post # 6
439 posts
Helper bee

Youtube is the most amazing resource, ever.  I learned how to put on makeup from youtube.  We learned the “classic” dance steps from youtube.  We watched the video a couple times and then practiced.  The best thing about it is that it’s free!

Post # 7
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You could also not have dancing at your reception. I’ve been to one wedding where the bride and groom did not have dancing for that very reason…bride hated to dance and was very self-conscious about dancing, and was afraid that people would force her to dance if they had dancing at all.

That said, I love dancing at weddings, and I think that sometimes weddings without it tend to fizzle out earlier than they otherwise would. Just be prepared that if you don’t have dancing at all, the reception will probably not be as long because there just isn’t as much for people to do.

Post # 9
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some of our local clubs have free lessons early in the eveningbefore the crowds arrive.

Also check out local social dance organizations in your area. Many of them also offer free lessons

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