Wedding First Dance

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Great First-Dance Ideas
You can always wing your first dance with a basic grade-school–inspired slow dance, but here are a few more strategies for the uncoordinated:

· To choreograph the dance yourself, choose an easy one, like the box waltz, for which you can pick almost any song. Need inspiration? Log on to www.youtube.com and type “wedding dance” into the search box. You’ll find (often hilarious) footage.

· Contact a ballroom-dancing teacher and begin lessons three to six months before the wedding.· Create a unique routine with the help of a professional. Consider hiring a local dance teacher or a member of a dance troupe at a nearby university. I highly recommend Rachel Braun (rachel@rachelsdancelessons.com).

Tip: Personalize your ceremony music, too.You don’t have to stick with the classics for your processional. Consider having a jazz combo play “La Vie en Rose” or a dj spin “Dancing Queen.” See what other brides walked down the aisle to: http://simplystated.realsimple.com/nearlywed/2008/08/making-an-entra.html?xid=weddingsnews