More Adorable Shoes for Dancin'!

More Adorable Shoes for Dancin'!

Anyone who has taken lessons from me knows that I am always wearing sneakers when I teach. What has me excited today is my discovery of an adorable new Keds collaboration with design darlings, Rifle Paper Co. I have long been a fan of Rifle Paper Co. for their beautiful prints and Keds for their comfy, flexible and easy-to-dance-in sneaks.

Three Things I Learned About Marriage During Preparation for My First Dance

Three Things I Learned About Marriage During Preparation for My First Dance

Once we really got started with our first dance, I realized a lot of things about our relationship - what areas we need to work on, where we are completely in sync, when to let things go, and when to change course when things aren't working the way we wanted them to. Dancing together gives you insight into your relationship and can reveal a lot of things about you as a couple and as an individual. Here are three things, among many, that I learned while dancing with my husband. 

Matching Your First Dance to Your Wedding Style

Matching Your First Dance to Your Wedding Style

My article, Mastering the first dance, on how to match your first dance to your wedding style, was recently published on Charlotte Wedding magazine's Bride+Groom blog! Check it out by following the link below.

FAQ: What Should I Expect During Wedding Dance Lessons?

FAQ: What Should I Expect During Wedding Dance Lessons?

Now that spring wedding season is gearing up, many new students will be visiting my home studio for their first wedding dance lesson. Many students ask what they should wear and if they need to bring anything specific to their wedding dance lessons. Besides payment (I accept payment on the day of the first lesson), there is little else you need to bring besides an open mind and a positive attitude. 

First Dance Charlotte Featured on Style Me Pretty

First Dance Charlotte Featured on Style Me Pretty

Very excited to be featured in Emily and Michael's Classic + Elegant North Carolina Country Club Wedding on Style Me Pretty. Captured by the extremely talented Allison Kuhn, Emily and Michael looked breathtaking in their portraits and on the dance floor. Here are a few images of their first dance to Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman."

Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Wedding Dance Lessons for Your Love

Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Wedding Dance Lessons for Your Love

Remember the very first time you ever slow danced with someone you had a crush on? My first experience slow dancing was at a "Trophy Dance" - an end-of-the-summer celebration and award ceremony put on by the pool and tennis club my family went to while I was growing up. I remember running away and hiding in the girls' bathroom after I danced with the boy I liked to "I Swear" by All for One. Although we were both only seven years old, it still felt like a monumental moment in my life.

First Dance Charlotte Wins The Knot Best of Weddings for 2016

First Dance Charlotte Wins The Knot Best of Weddings for 2016

I am very excited to announce that First Dance Charlotte has been awarded the The Knot Best of Weddings 2016! Thank you to all my fabulous students who made this happen. Here's to another wonderful year of dancing, laughter and love!

29 First Dance Songs from Real 2015 Weddings

29 First Dance Songs from Real 2015 Weddings

Does the giant 200+ "greatest first dance songs" playlist that you stumbled across on the internet leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused? While many first dance song lists mean well, they often forget to consider the most important aspect of the first dance song - whether or not you can actually dance to it!

The following list encompasses 29 songs that real 2015 couples and students of First Dance Charlotte danced to on their wedding day. The list runs the gamut from Motown to R&B, Top 40 Hits to Country, well-known to unknown, and everything in between. 

Featured: Charlotte Wedding Magazine's Bride+Groom

Featured: Charlotte Wedding Magazine's Bride+Groom

My article, Wedding dance lessons: boom or bust?, on the top 10 reasons why Charlotte brides and grooms should take wedding first dance lessons, was recently published on Charlotte Wedding magazine's Bride+Groom blog! Obviously, I think they are a boom, but check it out for yourself by clicking on the link above or the image below. Cheers!