I wanted to share an example of how The Love Of Dance has helped a wedding couple to meet their first dance dreams. There’s no one size fits all, which is why I tailor the process of teaching the basics of the ballroom styles to every couple, and develop the first dance with them along the way. I’ve been teaching first dance for almost 15 years (and dance for 20 years!), so I now rarely plan anything until I’ve had the first lesson with my couples – and it’s usually a beautiful process!
Real life first wedding dance couple E&J
This superb photo below was sent to me by the absolute superstars E&J along with their 5* feedback. They had a one day intensive dance EXPERIENCE with me. I can’t even call this process a lesson because the 5 hours were completely collaborative. They wanted some moves for their first dance to the dramatic Killer Queen by Queen. They freestyled together and showed me the powerful vibe they wanted to bring to their dance, I took that vibe, rolled with it and – for those of you who have performing arts knowledge of any kind: we ‘workshopped’ their whole routine. I’d prepped some moves for them, then pretty much just helped them order their own moves into a routine they could remember, teaching them some basics of foxtrot too, so they will still have the skill forevermore knowing how to properly lead and follow. Their final rehearsal gave me goosebumps.
Here’s the glorious feedback from E&J
“Absolutely incredible experience. Alison was fun, casual and incredibly talented. She understood our vision, pitched her teaching at the right level for us and we had a fabulous time. Everyone at the wedding said it was the best first dance they’d ever seen!!”
I can’t wait to share some snippets of the actual first dance with you. Keep an eye out on my socials for more from E&J!I’d love if you could follow me on Instagram or Facebook. As a small business, I really appreciate every time someone comments and it can have a bigger impact on my reach to support more wedding planning couples, thank you!
Ooh, and there’s more!I also offer hen dance parties and did you know I can help with a wedding fitness, wellness and nutrition plan to help get you feeling like your best self for your wedding?! ;)We can chat more when you’re ready…and a reminder it’s really important to book you first dance lessons as soon as possible to give yourselves loads of time to prepare and feel calm and confident on the day! I would usually suggest 6 months in advance of the big day where possible!
🦋We’re emerging out of Lockdown 🤞🏻 from our hermit like existence. Like butterflies from our cocoons!🦋 So if Wedding Day or First Dance Nerves feel out of control after months of minimal human contact, I’ve got your covered.
We have a ‘road map’, so let’s create a plan to physically and mentally prepare for the first dance and for unleashing your gorgeous selves to the wider world beyond your household and soon enough, to your guests at your wedding. There’s no better way to make the final days to freedom count (whenever that may be).
I’ve got a series of blogs to read, starting with the importance of preparing in advance for the first dance. STARTING FIRST DANCE LESSONS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER will mean the dance will become like second nature, just like walking, and the nerves will stay at the door.
I can support you with: 💪🏼 Physical fitness and strength through a bespoke Pilates programme; 💃🏾First Wedding Dance lessons; 🗓 A plan for scheduling in key timeline priorities in your wedding planning,
Which in turn will: 💃🏾🕺🏾improve your self-confidence and 🧘🏻♀️prepare the mind to calm wedding day and first dance nerves.
Amongst so many other physical and emotional health and wellbeing benefits that come with fitness and first dance… and help you leave any anxieties behind with the Lockdown!!
I’m so pleased to have been involved teaching some First Wedding Dance and Hen Dance Party style movement to the gorgeous models (who were really fab!) – you may spot my little star as Flower Girl got featured – she loved it as much as I did. 🤩 I showcased all the feels of having a final first dance rehearsal or hen party in a glorious wedding venue (read here about why this is important for me), to really enhance the gorgeous experience of learning to dance together.
Take me back to this glorious hot summer day please. If anything is going to get us excited about Summer weddings, it’s this STUNNER of a relaxed luxury wedding styled shoot in the countryside organised to a ‘T’ by Mrs T Weddings alongside an incredible team. The photos by Hester Barnes Wedding Photography are outstanding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
FRESH. COLOURFUL. UNIQUE. GLAMOUR. “Almost as though it would have come out of Chanel advert”. Rock My Wedding – read the full edit here.
See who was involved in the incredible team below the images and video.
Maybe you’re sitting on the fence about whether or not to have first wedding dance lessons, or you’re sure you can crack the code to creating a fabulous first dance yourselves, but just don’t know where to start.
You might have even downloaded the free Find Your First Dance Music and Style Guide by now and are feeling inspired.
So I’m giving away my trade first dance choreography secrets in a step by step DIY Your First Wedding Dance Manual and LIVE Online Masterclass.
The guide is download-able and designed to accompany a one hour Masterclass with me! This masterclass will set you up with some clear steps to help you push forward with alllllll the choreographic tools to help you plan your very own first dance! I’ll include: how to find inspiration; how to learn some basic first dance steps; how to listen to your song and put the moves to it; some key practice tips and ways to help with first wedding dance nerves. There is so much we’ll cover – crazy huh?!
You see I think everyone can become a choreographer when we’re considering your own first dance dreams, desires and personalities!
You might have got a first dance song in mind, but don’t know how to move TOGETHER to your song!
And believe it or not many wedding planning couples struggle to find their first dance song.
Or some might love a style of dance they’ve seen and want to find a song that suits the style of dance, whilst
You know you’d like to do something a little coordinated for the first dance, but haven’t got a clue how to start or what style of dance will work with the song. But this FREE ebook – Find Your First Dance Music and Style Guide, written by me, First Wedding Dance Choreographer of 10 years, is the solution for guiding wedding planning couples through the various first dance style possibilities in preparation for their first dance.
Get some clarity on what styles of dance might suit your first dance song, personalities and level of dance skills. Discover how you could take your first dance journey to a whole new level.
This is the perfect starting point even if you’re not yet sure that first dance lessons are going to be for you. Click the link here to grab my Find Your First Dance Music and Style Guide and get inspired today.