When Should We Start Wedding Dance Lessons?

September 11, 2019 by
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If you’ve ever asked yourself how far in advance you should begin your dance lessons before your wedding, you are in the right place. The short answer to the question, ‘when should we start wedding dance lessons’ is: as soon as possible! We always recommend you begin your dance lessons right away. However if it’s not possible to start wedding dance lessons right away, take these items into consideration:

Your Current Skill Level

If you and your partner consider yourselves to have “two left feet” you may need longer to work with an instructor to really get the muscle memory down. However, if you already have a concept of rhythm and have experience, it won’t take as long for you to grasp the concepts involved.

The Skill Level You Want to Be At

Think about your wedding dance. Really visualize it. This will help you decide and answer the question of ‘when should we start wedding dance lessons?’ If you can see a simple, swaying dance with minimal twirls and dips then you won’t need as much time to learn. More like 2-3 months. However, if you’d like a more choreographed and extravagant dance you’ll need more time. If you picture a complicated ballroom dance with a real “WOW” factor, we would recommend you book dance lessons out as far as a year.

Your Busy Schedule

If you happen to know your schedule will be really crowded during a certain part of the year, especially if that is closer to the wedding, start as soon as you can. Even if you can’t take lessons during that busy time, you’ll know what you should be practicing at home from previous lessons.

In general we would recommend starting lessons at least 3-6 months before your wedding. We understand that planning a wedding can be incredibly stressful but we believe the dance lessons should be the least stressful part. Let us ease some of your worries and check that box off your checklist. During our introductory lesson, your dance instructor will go over all your package options. No matter your situation or time frame we can collaborate with you to create a dance that you and your guests will remember for a long time.

We hope to see you soon!