(Closed) What kind of dance did you do for your first dance?

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 2
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We did a simple foxtrot. It wasn’t complicated but it did take a little practice to get it down. 

Post # 3
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We didn’t think to practice at all so we stepped back in forth in a circle like middle schoolers.

Post # 4
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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MiniMeow :  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
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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
1610 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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
499 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
198 posts
Blushing bee

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
2610 posts
Sugar bee

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
1707 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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 # 12
587 posts
Busy bee

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. 

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