It has become a tradition, certainly in this part of the world, for the happy couple to take to the floor in front of family and friends for the first wedding dance at the celebrations. It can be a nerve-wracking experience for some, especially if dancing is not something you are particularly confident about.
Here are some suggestions that might help;
Upbeat tunes and songs are great fun of course, but if you want to keep things simple, a slow track where you can hold each other close and gently sway to the music is likely to be safer. Hugging you partner close will help steady both your own and his or her nerves.
It might feel as if everyone is watching your dancing and that the slightest mistake will show, but in reality your guests will be watching your faces. Look into each other’s eyes, and enjoy the moment. It’s your love and joy they want to see, not whether you could audition for Strictly.
It might sound obvious, but if you and/or your partner are not natural dancers and you spend all your efforts trying to follow the beat of the music, you may well end up out of sync with your partner’s movements. Concentrate on moving with their body. It’s more important to be in time with each other than with the music.
Keep It Simple
Dancing does not necessarily mean you have to do fancy steps. Gently transferring your weight from one leg to the other, in a swaying movement is all that is required.
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