Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
Yesterday Fiance and I were practicing dancing to our first dance song. It was a hilarious mess. It’s not a complicated dance at all, just side stepping, but he didn’t really catch on. In fairness to him, it’s a kinda quick song, but there are no steps or moves to memorize. It’s not a choreographed dance or anything. It’s literally just stepping left and right. So we’ll keep practicing and if necessary come up with something else.
What were your dance steps to your first dance? Was it just a kind of easy sway back and forth? Full out choreographed number? Did you just wing it?
Post # 2
We did a simple foxtrot. It wasn’t complicated but it did take a little practice to get it down.
Post # 3
We didn’t think to practice at all so we stepped back in forth in a circle like middle schoolers.
Post # 4
We just winged it after learning a simple tango step and repeating it. So for
So for me it was: step back one right one, left two, and then step to the left with my left on three then pivot to another direction. So for
step back one right one, left two, right three, on four step to my left and then pivot to another direction. And slow dragging my other foot between all three steps.
So for DH it was forward left one forward right two, three forward on the left, right foot step right and turn and repeat. We threw in a few turns and a little dip. We just practiced in the living room.
Post # 5
We are going to take some dance lessons because we think it will be fun and hope to do a simple dance since neither of us are very skilled at dances and want the help to look like we aren’t in middle school.
Post # 6
I’m interested to see what people say on this thread! Fiance and I are taking dance lessons, we’re going to take a bunch of different ones (probably swing, step, tango, chacha, foxtrot, and waltz) and then try to choreograph our dance out of what we’ve learned. It’s going to be a fast song, so we’ll have to practice. I did dance all through my childhood and I have a hard time not leading, so we’ll have to practice a lot! Ha 😊
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2017 - Greenspot Farms
We are taking lessons at a studio and brought in our first song. The instructor listened to it and suggested rumba so thats what we’re doing.
Post # 8
I feel a bit ridiculous in wake of the simple sways, but we’re planning on doing a Viennese waltz! That and the slow waltz are the only ballroom dances my Fiance knows, and I prefer the Viennese.
Post # 9
I am thinking of skipping the first dance altogether for this very reason haha! I know that if we just sway I’m going to feel awkward, but if we do a choreographed dance I think it will just feel so unnatural to me – I did dance all through school, but we’re not very serious people in demeanor. I think the only way for it to work is if we do some kind of silly exaggerated waltz.
Post # 10
We took dance lessons and learned some steps to go with our song. We practiced a lot. But at our wedding, we got nervous and DH skipped a twirl we had been practicing and it threw me off and everything fell apart. (It was ok and I don’t think our guests could tell, but we ended dancing before our song was over)
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
I wouldn’t have guessed that so many people would have taken dance lessons in preparation for the first dance. I thought what were doing was simple enough but it looks like we’ll need quite a bit more practice. Or should I just say screw it and get my sway on?
Our first dance is going to be pseudo-private (we’ll be going off to another part of the property with our photographer for our first dance, but if guests feel like following us to watch, they can. If not they can go to cocktail hour and start eating/drinking) so how we dance isn’t especially critical, but I did want it toto be organized. Guess I’ll see if more practice helps.
Post # 12
We just stepped back and forth in a circle fashion and felt really awkward! Haha. I didn’t see the point in getting lessons. I kind of cringe when i see a couple who have had lessons or made up some cringe worthy dance with steps to follow! Some people may like it, but it wasn’t my style.