Wedding Dance

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Your Wedding Dance

Imagine a picture-perfect beginning to your life in partnership as glide gracefully across the floor together while your family and friends look on. And all without tripping over your train!

We will help you to become skilled, relaxed and able to enjoy the fun at your reception as your friends videotape your special moments. Let DanceWell PDX help make that day special, graceful and elegant, too…

DanceWell Ballroom offers classes for:

  • Individuals
  • Private Groups
  • Open lessons at your reception site
compliments of Guy Perkins Photography

Dance lessons can actually be a stress reliever and together time. Dancing is good exercise. And lessons pull you out of the hustle and bustle of the day to spend an hour or so with your intended, having fun and working together productively at the same time. Learning to dance for your wedding is a special gift that you and your spouse-to-be can give to each other. Feeling confident and poised when you dance together will ensure that your very first dance as husband and wife will be a memory you will cherish forever.

Call us now to schedule an appointment. We can help get you started and plan a program that will prepare you for your big day.

Wedding Dance Tips

 Best not to wait until the last minute. Remember that your schedule will get very hectic as your wedding day approaches! Dance instructors recommend starting four to six months earlier to allow more time for practice, especially if you are a newcomer to dancing.

  • The song you pick for your first dance can and should be meaningful to you both. However, some songs are “danceable” and some not so much. Strong, clear beats are so much easier for dancing partner style! Though we can always make something fun happen to any music, it’s best to bring a few different songs with you to your first lesson to find the best dancing song for your wedding dance.
  • Besides the Waltz and other traditional dances, the Mambo, Salsa, Swing, Tango, Nightclub Two Step and even the Hustle are all popular at weddings today
  • Remember to bring a copy of your music with you to each lesson, on either cd, your phone or an ipad so the dance can be specially choreographed to your special music.
  • And don’t forget to coordinate with your DJ so he knows when to start and stop your music; and with your wedding videographer and photographers so they know where your best “kodak moments” will be!

Possible First Dance Songs

Here are some song ideas for your special date:

    • Almost Paradise
    • Can You Feel the Love Tonight
    • Could I have this Dance
    • Crazy for You
    • Don’t Know Much
    • Endless Love
    • Fascination
    • Fields of Gold
    • Fly Me to the Moon
    • Forever and Ever, Amen
    • Groovy Kind of Love
    • Have You Really Ever Loved a Woman
    • Here and Now
    • How Sweet it is to be Loved by You
    • I Just Called to Say I Love You
    • I Get a Kick Out of You
    • I Swear
    • I’ll Always Love You
    • In Your Eyes
    • It Had to be You
    • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
    • My Girl
    • Night & Day
    • Our Love is Here to Stay
    • Smooth
    • Someone to Watch Over Me
    • Stand By Me
    • They Long to be Close to You
    • Time in a Bottle
    • True
    • The Way You Look Tonight
    • We Belong
    • When I Need You
    • Wonderful Tonight
    • You are the Sunshine of My Life
    • You Give Good Love
    • You’d be so Nice to Come Home To