7 great reasons to learn a wedding dance

Why you should have a first dance
Wedding couple dancing Sydney

Start your new life together with the person that makes you the happiest in the world by gaining a new skill together that you are able to use as a couple for the rest of your lives.

Everybody aims to create a perfect wedding. Perfect dress, perfect venue, perfect décor. Why should you first dance be any different?

The perfect first dance should be something special, something that has meaning to you both as individuals, and as a couple. Which is why the friendly staff at William Maslin Dance Studios will work their hardest to assist you in the process of creating and achieving a perfect and personalised first dance. We can assist from something as small as choosing the right song to teaching you both how to master your dance.

Nervous about dancing? Never danced before? Have two left feet? Not to worry! We like to take things nice and slow to ensure 100% confidence and comfort.

Whether you envision your special day as something simple and basic or big and extravagant, we will work together to start planning your perfect wedding dance.

How we make a recommendation

During your trial lesson we will look at some factors that we consider when making a recommendation for you.

  • Natural ability
    Discovering the way your body naturally moves while dancing with someone will make it easier in understanding how many lessons are needed.
  • How much time we have until the big day
    It is easier to achieve the perfect first dance with time to spare.
  • Wedding attire
    An important factor to consider, ensuring you can move comfortably and easily.
  • Budget
    If the dance itself is personalised, why should the price be any different?
  • Song
    A special dance requires a special song.

Having difficulty in picking a song? We can help. It is often best to use a song that has meaning and significant to you both as a couple.

If you are still indecisive on a song, we can work the opposite way. By choosing a style of dance you both like and find a song that suits that style.

Teaching 18 styles of dance means we can find a dance to go with nearly every song.

Looking to get started or looking for some extra advice? Take your obligation free trial lesson as early as possible. That way, you’ll know exactly what needs to be done and you’ll have time to do it. You don’t have to take your remaining lessons straight away.

Not convinced?

Here are 7 great benefits that come with learning to dance with your special someone.

1. Learning a new skill that you both can do together for years on end

Learning to dance is a little bit like learning to ride a bike. Once you have developed the skill, you never really lose it. Whenever your favourite song comes on while you’re out on the town, or celebrating your anniversary, you’ll be able to get up and enjoy another special moment.

2. Create the opportunity for beautiful photos

If having the perfect photos of your wedding day are important to you, then jazz up your photo album with some pictures of you breaking out those show stopping dance moves. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your hard work pay off through photography.

3. Surprise family and friends with amazing dance moves

We’ve all been to that wedding where the room is full of buzz following the first dance with comments from close family like; ‘never knew they could dance like that’, or ‘wow! I didn’t expect that’. Your dance doesn’t have to be extravagant to excite the room. Just well executed and with an air of confidence. You’ll feel awesome afterwards.

4. Spend some more time together – dance lessons the new date night!

Life can be quite demanding and limit the opportunities you get to spend some special time together. Whether you schedule your private dance lessons weekly or fortnightly apart, it is a time for just the two of you. Whether you have been dating for years or a short period of time, you’ll learn new things about each other through your dance journey that you might not through other activities. But most of all, it will be a fun and rewarding experience. Make your dance lesson your new date night.

5. Do something different

Many couples today decide to wing their wedding dance. They sway on the spot (the duck waddle as we call it) to a few seconds of the music, only to look back on their day and have a level of regret. Your wedding dance doesn’t have to be traditional, just a special, intimate moment that you share together in front of your guests. It can be long or short, and whichever style you’d like. Just make it special and it will be unique.

6. Stress relief from both wedding planning and life in general

Back to back phone calls with suppliers, food tasting and numerous other appointments all take their toll on you during the wedding planning stages. Plus there is life to live as well. Oh boy, what a time to be alive! Guess what, you can check out and ignore the world, hassle free for 50 minutes during your dance lesson. It’s a great time to just be with your partner, while putting the hassles of the world to the side for a brief moment. You’ll be recharged and ready to conquer the world again after your lesson.

7. Increase confidence

The dance floor can be a daunting place, but so too can many other things in life. Worried about getting up and speaking in front of a crowd? Learning you wedding dance will give you a newfound confidence. And it is not confined to your dancing. It will translate to many other areas of your life. The simple act of improving your posture can make an immediate and impactful difference to the way you project, which will be noticed by all.

The benefits are endless, but at the end of the day it’s up to you how much you get out of it.

What some of the men have to say

If I had have known it was going to be this much fun, I would have started much earlier.” John

I kind of came here kicking and screaming, because to be honest, I didn’t think I could dance. The complimentary lesson was great. The way these guys break it down and keep it simple, really surprised me. I ended up enjoying it.” Drew

I thought I had two left feet and couldn’t dance. The team at William Maslin Dance Studios proved me wrong. If I can dance anyone can. Their approach of keeping it simple but fun at the same time, really does take the stress out of learning.” James

Our dance lesson is one of the highlights of the week. With our busy jobs, it the one time in the week when we can just enjoy each other’s company while doing something fun.” Roy