Written by: Monique A. Maldonado 

Weddings involve making a ton of decisions and a big one is your first dance. If it’s not the most important decision, it’s definitely up there in the ranks for couples. This is the moment you get to enjoy one another without all the wedding chaos. At Latin Rhythms, we do our best to work with each couple to be sure they are getting the first dance that fits their style and personalities.Here are a few things to consider when choosing your first dance.

WHICH GENRE OF MUSIC DO YOU BOTH ENJOY?

Finding a common musical interest is really important. You both may enjoy Latin music but one may love Salsa more than the other. Try to choose a genre that fits you both. Plenty of the couples that come to Latin Rhythms for lessons or choreography choose songs that are outside of the Latin genre as well.

WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONALITIES?

Couples can be in love with one another all day long and not enjoy all the same things, right? Opposites do attract! When choosing your first dance be sure to talk about what you both can handle–Especially when one of you is more bashful than the other. This will help you decide if you want to have a more traditional dance or something a little more out of the box. This  brings me to my next point.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT!

Your wedding day should be all about you! Make sure your wedding dance reflects who you both are. If you both like Guns N’ Roses and “Welcome to the Jungle” is your favorite hit, then let’s do it! Instructors are well versed in other genres of music and can make an exceptionally unique dance that will keep your audience in awe by your style and sometimes “hidden talents”!

CHOOSING YOUR SONG IS IMPORTANT.

Picking your song for your dance can be difficult. Just remember to keep all things above in mind. Another helpful tip is to think about the lyrics. It’s always nice when you can find a song that reflects your story, personalities or a special time in your lives. For example, a song you heard while on an epic vacation together.

If you or someone you know is looking to have an exciting first dance, be sure to speak to our instructors on how Latin Rhythms can help. Here is an amazing couple, Neel & Sheena, who worked with our instructor Blanca Aviles on their first dance. This couple loves Bachata but they took another approach and chose a song of a different genre. It turned out beautifully!

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