The Best Weddings!
For most couples their wedding day is considered the most important day of their lives. It was not so long ago that a couple’s first dance as husband and wife, as special as it was, became an effervescent memory — a fact that was no small blessing for couples who happened to be poor dancers.
As technology constantly improves, more and more couples choose to have their most cherished memories documented on video and DVD. With the proliferation of the internet and the simplicity of video sharing, a couple can share their special day with people all over the world.
The highlight of any reception and the image most guests remember is that of the First Dance. Don’t be caught unprepared for the moment that will last a lifetime.
Call THE BEST Arthur Murray School for your introductory lesson. The Sherman Oaks’ staff is ready, willing, and able to help you craft your perfect moment.
Arthur Murray Dance Schools have been teaching husbands-and wives-to-be to dance for over 100 years. Our instructors are ready to serve with anything from a basic Waltz or Rumba that moves around the floor and ends with a romantic dip, or even a fully choreographed routine for your wedding song.
Of course, the First Dance as husband and wife should not be the LAST! Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks trains couples to attain knowledge and skill to light up the dance floor throughout the whole reception and then on any dance floor for the rest of their marriage.
The romance doesn’t end after the wedding! Learning to dance will be the gift you continue to give each other on every special future occasion or anniversary.
The Best Wedding Tips!
1. MOST IMPORTANT: Don’t wait until the last minute.
Learning to dance well takes time. Many couples begin to prepare for their First Dance six months, to a year in advance. Still, you may be surprised with what our couples can accomplish in a few short weeks.
2. Be patient when learning to dance.
Remember that dance lessons can actually be a stress reliever. It is good exercise, and the lessons help our happy couples put aside the hustle and bustle of the day to spend an hour or so with their loved one. Be patient with yourself AND with your partner.
3. Be aware that not every wedding dance will be a Waltz.
Many people use the word “waltz” to mean simply a “slow dance.” Most songs that couples bring into the studio range from being a Rumba or Fox Trot, to even a Swing or Salsa. No need to limit yourselves to one dance for the wedding! Be prepared for a variety dances on your wedding day.
4. Have a few choices in mind for the wedding song.
If you have a specific song that you would like to use for the wedding, please bring it to your first lesson so your instructor can teach you the appropriate dance for your music. You may bring it on a CD, USB drive or any media-playing device that features a headphone jack.
5. Wear shoes to your lessons that are similar to the ones you’ll be wearing on the big day.
Even better wear the actual shoes; it will help your comfort on that special day to break in your shoes. If you have not purchased a shoe for the wedding, consider a dance shoe to wear all day. They are suede bottomed for better dancing, tend to be more comfortable, and appear exactly like dress shoes.
6. Be consistent with all of your appointments (privates, groups and practice sessions).
The more often a couple is able to come in, the less review there will be on each lesson and the more they can achieve. Group classes and practice sessions help solidify the information received on private lessons, making private lessons more efficient. Use our whole system for THE BEST results.
During your lessons we can recommend helpful ways to coordinate with the wedding DJ, band leader, and wedding videographer to get the best coverage of the special dance.
Learn to Dance for the Big Day!
Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks is part of the internationally renowned Arthur Murray Dance Studios system. The Sherman Oaks franchise teaches hundreds of wedding couples each year with lessons in all the dances featured at Weddings including Fox Trot, Swing, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Ballroom, Tango, Salsa, and others. To schedule your complimentary first dance lesson, fill out our on-site contact form here.