Arthur Murray Dance Center of Gaithersburg301-590-0387301-590-0387

604 S Frederick Ave., Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

It wasn’t so long ago that a couple’s first dance as man and wife, as special as it was, was only an effervescent memory – a fact that was no small blessing for couples who happened to be poor dancers. These days almost everyone has a cellphone with a built-in camera. A couple’s first dance is almost always recorded, available down through the years for all of posterity to see.

That’s why prospective brides and grooms who want to give a graceful performance on the their big day are increasingly opting to take dance lessons to help prepare for what may be the performance of their lifetimes. Wedding programs are designed to help ease the pressure of that ‘first dance’.
If you are planning to get married, here are a few tips from the experts on learning to dance in preparation for your wedding:

  • Don’t 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.
  • Remember that dance lessons can actually be a stress reliever. 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.
  • Besides the Waltz and other traditional dances, the Mambo, Salsa, Swing and even the Hustle are all popular at weddings today. If you plan to dance to a special song at your reception, feel free to bring a recording of it to your dance lessons so you can work on it with your instructor. Don’t forget to coordinate with your wedding videographer to get the best coverage of your special dance.

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 with one of our expert instructors. We can help get you started and plan a wedding program that will prepare you for your big day.

Possible First Dances

Many couples have a special song that they want to dance to on their wedding day. However, most couples have a hard time deciding on that perfect song that would make their big day extra special. If you are one of the latter, fret not! Here are some suggestions from our instructors that will make excellent choices for the first dance:

  • 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 Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • I Swear
  • I’ll Always Love You
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • My Girl
  • In Your Eyes
  • It Had To Be You
  • Night & Day
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Smooth
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Stand By Me
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • They Long To Be Close To You
  • Time In A Bottle
  • True
  • 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
  • Your Song

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Arthur Murray Dance Center of Gaithersburg: 604 S Frederick Ave., Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 | Phone: 301-590-0387301-590-0387
Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Sunday: Closed