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Should we choreograph our first dance? (Free sample choreography)

Updated: Feb 13

So you and your loved one are getting married and you are probably debating should you be doing a choreographed first dance or not? Welcome to the club! Consider the fact that learning all the right moves will boost your confidence and at least make you feel more prepared but keep in mind that it's certainly not for everyone. Here are few things you'll want to consider before fully committing to a choreography.

Can you actually dance?

The most important question to ask yourself is whether or not you both can actually dance? And not just doing the high school sway simply rocking back and forth on the dance floor… but you know, with each other.

If the answers is no, and you want to have a first dance that’s more than shuffling around in an awkward approximation your dance might need to be choreographed. If you are not sure where to start try taking social dance lessons instead. Consider the foxtrot, rumba and swing or salsa. Social dances will come in handy not only during the reception but also during your honeymoon and even future date nights. No matter the style, having a choreography into your reception is guaranteed to keep guests talking long after the night is over.

It’s a great way to spend time with each other

Once you pick the style matching your song best , you'll definitely want to sign up for some privates if you're doing a choreographed dance. Consider the fact that this can be a great way to sneak in some quality time with your loved one during your busy schedules organizing the wedding. Not to mention, exercise is also a great stress reliever, plus new experiences are known to keep the spark alive in long-term relationships.

How far should you take it?

It can be choreographed in a way that says ‘we took a few lessons so we don’t look too stiff’, and there’s choreographed; you know… like an audition for the J Lo tour. Of course the most important thing is whats important to do. You should be considered of your guest but ultimately the first dance should be a special moment between the two of you. If you both of you have personalities that like to be a center of attention go for it, but if you are more intimate person you might need to communicate to your dance teacher to choreograph something less showy. Either way you will find the right formula and once you start your dance lessons you will discover a whole new sides of each other you didn’t know about.

Check out this sample choreography created and performed by two of Image Ballroom Dance Academy's instructors.

Contact Image Ballroom Dance Academy today and start preparing for you First Dance today!


Image Ballroom Dance Academy's instructors are passionate about dance and helping people learn how to enjoy partner dancing more. We offer ballroom dance lessons, wedding dance instructionand private dance parties. Dance styles we teach include Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba, Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango. Sign Up Today for your first dance class with us.

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