Memorable Bride/Groom’s Special Dance
Why walk thru life, when you can dance?
I am a social partner dance instructor. I teach Swing (Ease Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Jitterbug, Jive), Latin (Salsa, Mambo, Cumbia, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Merengue), Foxtrot, Nightclub 2-step, Country 2-step, Blues Dancing, and line dancing.
Brides and grooms come to me for dance lessons with one simple request: “We just don’t want our first dance to look stupid”.
Sometimes the couple knows the type of dance they want. But often times they don’t have a clue. I take their song and decide type of dance that will best fit. I take them through some simple, basic steps. We practice, and I even choreograph one or two special moves for special moments in the song
Bride, grooms, parents of the bride, and sometimes even friends of the couple, come to me several weeks before the wedding — to feel more comfortable on the dance floor. Every dance comes out different, because I customize the dances to the couples, and their choice of first dance songs. It’s very fun.
I also conduct communication workshops for couples that illustrate good communication, active listening skills and collaboration using dance to illustrate best practices in all of the above. Partner social dancing can be a practical and visible tool for communication techniques. I think it would be great if more engaged couples take partner dance classes to understand the various roles, connection, good frame and active listening techniques that are the cornerstone to good partner dancing and good partnering in life.
Client testimonials and comments
Our nieces wedding was coming up and finally my husband John agreed to take a few dance lessons. Past lessons had intimidated him, so I knew I’d have to find the right instructor this time.
Laura was the best and took a lot of time to understand our needs.
For John, Laura took the few basic steps he already knew and showed him several “moves” based on what he already knew. She showed him how to work them into the music. She had him covering the floor with great “walking” steps. She stressed a strong lead that allowed John to control a person even when that follower tends to anticipate and back-lead (like I do).
He learned several great arm turns that really took his dancing to a new level.
At the wedding we had several people comment on how well we danced. That was a first and, of course, we both knew it was due to Laura’s lessons.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Laura. John has even said he might consider a few more lessons and that’s really the highest compliment.
Lance and Lauren’s Practice and Wedding video: http://youtu.be/181DTM12G5Q