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!

5 Tips for Practicing Your Wedding First Dance

5 Tips for Practicing Your Wedding First Dance

Preparing for your first dance can be one of the most fun parts of the wedding planning process. During lessons, you get to spend uninterrupted time focusing on your partner, and during practice, you get to work through the challenges of learning something new together. It's not always easy to fit it in to your busy schedule, but practicing, when done intentionally and with a positive attitude, can result in major progress. 

Here are a few tips for practicing at home in between wedding dance lessons.

Five First Dance Songs for Laid-Back Outdoor Summer Weddings

Five First Dance Songs for Laid-Back Outdoor Summer Weddings

Hot and sultry summer weddings deserve first dance songs that fit the weather and the mood of summer love. The following are some of my favorite first dance songs for a laid-back summer wedding, preferably outside near a beautiful body of water.