“I found my time learning to dance at Arthur Murray to be instructive, refreshing and motivating . . .and this stated by a student not inclined to seek out a dance floor! I would not hesitate in giving them my fullest recommendation.”
– John S., Father of the Bride
What is a Wedding Consultation?
A wedding consultation is a 40 minute appointment for the couple to discuss with an instructor their vision for their special day. Part of the time is spent learning a variety of basic steps to find a dance that is comfortable and easy to learn to go with your song. It is also helpful in calming any fears about learning how to dance specifically in front of people. If you are having trouble finding a song, the instructor can recommend some or demonstrate different dance styles to help narrow the search. If you are interested in learning dances for the reception or honeymoon, some basic patterns for popular social dances will also be covered. Then the instructor can recommend a program, based on what was discussed, to help your dream dance become a reality! Parents are also welcomed to schedule their own wedding consultation to prepare for a special dance and reception dancing.
Wedding Dance Tips from the Experts:
Don’t wait until the last minute! It is recommended to start lessons 4-6 months before your big day. As the wedding date approaches your schedules will get even more hectic. Avoid the stress, and build memories that will last longer than the flowers! Many couples find the dance lessons to be one of the most gratifying parts of the wedding planning, helping them to defuse stress and reconnect as man and soon to be wife.
Don’t limit yourself! If you have a special song selected we can prepare a special dance to fit the music, even if you don’t think it is “dance music”. But don’t forget that there will be all types of music at your reception. Think of the important people who are coming to share in your special day and make it even more memorable by preparing to dance some simple social dances. Sidestep getting caught knowing only your one dance! After all, no one wants to sit out at their own wedding.
Dancing can be a great way to start and maintain a healthy marriage. Dance lessons are often referred to as “Marriage Insurance” for a reason. They can be the best way to show your spouse how much you value them and want to continue growing as a couple as you start your new life together. When the excitement of the wedding and honeymoon are over you will still have something wonderful to look forward to and share as newlyweds.
Things to consider when daydreaming about your wedding dance:
Types of shoes
Size and location of dance floor
When the dance will take place
Order of the dances
How much time will you have to work on your first dance?
Is it a destination wedding?
Number of out of town guests