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What Dance Style Is Best for Your First Spin with Your Spouse? (Part 3)

Hip-Hop Dance
Dance begins at 2:00 mark. If you and your spouse are more interested in modern music than the classics and you’re expecting to get the party going right off the bat, a hip hop dance would definitely do the trick. As a popular dance style in the recent decades, there are many different movements from hit songs to select from. Depending on your dedicated time, a change of attire is essential to get into the moves. The key to hip hop is engaging and you won’t need a choreographer to teach your routine – typically, you can create one out of the movements you already know. Most modern hip-hop, rap, or R&B songs will be the perfect choice to set the right atmosphere for your dance. It makes a great atmosphere for the celebration.

Free-Form or a Mash-Up
If you’re expecting to include a variety of different songs or dance movements, the possibilities to choose are endless. You can select your favorite dances and couple them with different tunes to suit your personal style. No need to hire a choreographer – unless you’d like to – you and your spouse can work out the routine yourselves. This style’s appeal is tailored: decide if you’ll do a quick step, who you’d like to include, and in what order your movements take place.

Flash Mob
As a phenomenon only popular in the last few decade or so, a “flash mob” dance requires the participation of many people beside your partner. If you are not familiar with the concept, a “flash mob” is a type of dance that started with only a few people, and overtime, more and more gradually to be included in. By the end of the song, a whole bunch of loved ones are dancing. Traditionally, these are dace used in public as a surprise to passengers, but your guests will be just as amazed as your routine develops with the participation of bridal party members, friends, and family. Add your own personal movement, spotlight certain individual, have sections of song wherein just small group dances join. Not much different from a mash-up, any song selection or dance style will work, but it requires the participation from others and far more preparation and practice than the other forms!

What Dance Style Is Best for Your First Spin with Your Spouse? (Part 2)

The Swing

A variety of dance styles belongs to this category, such as the Lindy hop, jitterbug, jive, boogie, East and West Coast swing. It’s rather fast-paced style, fun and lively way to kick off your marriage with a few lifts, fast turns, and leg kicks. We suggest you learn with a professional choreographer! Brides should consider changing their wedding gown into a shorter, flowy dress and wearing dance shorts and dancing shoes. Grooms should wear comfortable shoes and suit jacket.

The Foxtrot

Something of in between a Waltz and a swing dance, it is fantastic for a pair featured a medium tempo and playful dance movements that go with a wide variety of classic and contemporary songs. The moves can get complicated, but modern wedding outfits will look very nice as you do a Foxtrot.

The Rumba
This Latin dance is best for a couple looking to ignite a sensual vibe from their first dance due to a lot of hip work and fluidity. Although, it’s not hard to learn as other Latin styles, such as the salsa and mambo, but will definitely require serious practice. There is a limited selection of melodies that suits this style, but they’re not hard to find and very enjoyable. Shoes may need to be changed, and bride may want to make sure her gown can handle hip movement and turns.

Mambo & Salsa Dance
The salsa and mambo are fast-paced dance incorporate some complicated steps that bring a certain sensual, and flair to your first dance. Latin songs are always excellent tunes for this form. Practise with a professional to master this dance and remember that a costume change into more dance-friendly clothing is recommended. A tango dance might also be an excellent choice, though it is a bit too sexual and serious for a wedding dance.

What Dance Style Is Best for Your First with Your Spouse? (Part 1)

You have probably wondering what dance style might be the best for you and your new spouse to perform during your reception. We understand that, engaged couples spend plenty of time choosing their first dance song, without considering the dance style that best fit to perform in this very special moment. In this post, we’ve listed some of the most famous dances to help you decide.

The Sway

This is the most appropriate for those who don’t have much time to spend on preparing for their first dance. Choosing this you might get extra time to focus energy on other aspects of wedding planning. This type of dance is similar to the “slow dance” from high school in which you do a simple sway back and forth with arms wrapped around each other. It can be danced to a variety of slow pace songs which allow light, sentimental chatting between the pair, and a great opportunity to relax the mind after the hectic time of wedding planning.

The Slow Dance

This is a more formal than the sway as it consists of a certain “hold” and “touch” – right hands of the couple held together and their left hands placed on either the spouse’s shoulder/upper back or the waist. To begin, do side steps on particular counts then some pivots. It requires more preparation in order to master certain moves, although the choice of song choice will be similar to those of “the sway”. As long as you master the basic move, you can add in slow spins, dips, and lifts to customize the dance.

The Classic Waltz

Different from popular belief, a Waltz dance is faster than a traditional slow dance which includes a few different forms such as American, International, Cajun, Country Western, French, and Viennese. This style will require a bit of choreography as it involves a set of box steps and turning patterns. The selection of song will likely be sweet, modern ballad type.

Dance Lessons for Couples (part 1)

Here is a list of the top dance lessons for couples; some of which might fit for traditional ballroom dancing while the rest can be best for experimental.

Whether it’s a reason to practice or connect, dance lessons are always best activity for the two of you. 

1.    Wedding Dance

This is the biggest reason for you to take partner for dance lessons – your wedding. There are many options such as Waltz, Rumba or something completely unexpected; the trainers could have you dance ready for your lifetime event in 5 lessons max!

2.    Salsa

Absolutely hot, flirty and mostly fun, Salsa is one of the most famous dance lesson choice for couples. There are different range of dance moves such as Street Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, and the Argentine Tango as well as Merengue. Furthermore it’s perfect for social mingling, networking, the dance is so much fun to dance the evening away!

3.    Jive and Rock n Roll

Elvis and the Beatles are calling! No different from a Swing or a Jive, this form of dancing is great way to make your tummy tauter and burn all the belly fat away. It’s an amazing Aerobic exercise, the fitness aspect increases with every level and Dance Floor that eliminate any negative physical impact to your ankles and knees!

4.    Kizomba

Salsa is the foundation for building your sexier, sultrier cousin Kizomba! Kizomba is a type of dance and a style of music that created in Angola in the late 1980s. No different from Caribbean quick rhythm, this dance is great to help you connect with your better someone.  A very close movement, suggested very little or almost no distance between you and your partner – and not the type of dance that suite for trying with strangers. Although if you do, it’s great to enjoy making new friends while grooving!

Three best ballroom dancing for couples

There are numerous dancing style which involve two partners moving together around the dance floor; however, the most traditional type of couples dancing is ballroom dancing which is also the most romantic. Ballroom dancing includes the Waltz, Cha-Cha, the Fox Trot and so on. These dances come from different areas all over the world featuring smooth flow and classic elegance bringing 2 souls closer together.

In this article, we will briefly introduce to you these 3 dances so that you can choose the style suits you and your partner.

The Waltz

Most couples dance begin with the basic box step in which dancers will be moving theirr feet in the shape of a square in six movements. Both dancers will begin with a bit of open space between them and their feet together, then they will mirror each other’s movements. The leader’s right hand is placed on the partner’s waist, and the left hand hold the partner’s right hand. The follower’ left hand is on the leader’s right shoulder with the right hand grasping the leader’s open hand. The leader starts with the left foot stepping forward, then the right leg steps out to the right followed by pulling the left foot to meet the right, both feet together. For the second set of movement, the leader will step back with the right foot, then the left foot steps to the left followed by bringing the right foot to meet the left.

Cha-Cha

The Cha-Cha is danced to the beat of 2-3-cha-cha-cha. In this dance, the leader will begin with a small forward step with the left foot on the second beat of the music, then rocking back onto the right foot on the third beat. In simpler terms, the move is left step-together- left step and vice versa in which one foot catching up to the other every other step. If the leader starts with a step to the left, it is referred to as a chasse left, and will alternate to chasse right in the next steps.

Foxtrot

The foxtrot is another classic ballroom dancing, with a simple slow-slow-quick-quick rhythm, making it a great dance for couples of all levels. Beginning with both partners facing each other and follow the traditional box step dance. The leader starts with walking forward with the left foot (slow), walking forward with the right foot (slow), stepping aside with the left foot (quick), and stepping together bringing the right foot next to the left (quick). The follower in turn will follow the same pattern with the opposite foot.

These are just a few dances couples of any level can master among various other kinds of exciting dances inculding Salsa, Tango, Two-Step, and Swing. It is a great way to build teamwork and trust, and serves as a great exercise…while having a great time together.

Dancing – Great way to strengthen your romantic relationship

Doing sports is not only help you stay healthy, but also a great way to strengthen your romantic life. Sports can help your relationship in certain areas such as building trust, sharing your emotions and bringing more energy into your love life.

There are various types of sports that you can do together such as cycling together, running, playing tennis, golfing, swimming… The list can go on and on. But, we would specifically recommend Dancing.

You may ask why and here are our answers:

  1. It’s a wonderful cardio workout that boost your physical and mental health. Dancing incorporates movements from all plans, including lateral and rotational. It helps grow your muscle, increase your strength at the same time improve your flexibility and balance.
  2. It boots your emotion by reducing stress, decreasing anxiety and boosting your confidence. Dancing keeps you entertained for hours. It’s so much fun, you can enjoy the rhythm, the movements, the sensations when interacting with your love on that you won’t even tired or notice how fast time goes by.
  3. Dancing is a great way to ignite the flame and builds up romantic life. No matter what kind of dance you learn, you and your spouse will grow stronger and closer. You can do comtemporary dance like Zumba, Hip-hop, Quick-step or traditional dance like Waltz, Ballet,…it is up to you. Despite of the different technique, you have to communicate to make sure you doing it right. Moreover, you are coordinating every fiber of yours to theirs which leads to strong emotional connection.

However, one thing to keep in mind that when you staring to dance, you might feel like you are the clumsiest person on earth, don’t be ashamed and give up. Everyone was once like you. Just keep practicing and you will soon see the improvements both in your steps and your relationship.