Some couples cringe at the thought of slow dancing to a sentimental love song for their first dance. If that’s you, take heart! I have worked with lots of couples who have chosen less traditional songs to dance to at their wedding. Whether it’s a song that you both love dancing and singing to in the car, or a song that gives off unmistakable party vibes, these non-traditional songs are fun and easy to dance to and a great way to kick off the reception.
When you hear the lyrics, “you’re just too good to be true...can’t take my eyes off of you...,” who else immediately thinks of the scene from “Ten Things I Hate About You” where Heath Ledger serenades Julia Stiles over the PA system during soccer practice? 🙋♀️
It would be impossible to come up with ten things to hate about this first dance song! Keep reading for my recommendation as well as photographic inspiration for those of you considering this song for your first dance.
Have you been dreaming of a first dance where you and your partner float gracefully around the dance floor Disney princess style? Or maybe you want to get the party started with an energetic and less traditional song choice (I’m looking at you, St. Paul and the Broken Bones!) Either way, a choreographed dance is a great way to kick off the reception and create memories to last a lifetime.
Choreography doesn’t have to be elaborate or scary, I promise! Follow the link to check out my top five reasons to learn a choreographed first dance.
Some wedding dance lifts are super simple to pull off and are a great way to end your first dance or highlight a particularly beautiful moment in your first dance song. They also look amazing in wedding photography! Keep reading to learn how to incorporate an easy, yet beautiful wedding lift into your first dance.
Take a listen to Mean to Me by Brett Eldredge and check out my pros, cons and recommendation after the jump. And if you are hoping to dance to this song for your wedding and don’t live nearby, check out my online course for beginners. The steps you learn through the course go perfectly with this song!
Whether you live in Charlotte, NC or on the other side of the world, First Dance Charlotte is launching its first online wedding dance course in the summer of 2019 designed specifically for couples who have very limited time and no experience dancing together. Learn how to create a simple, relaxed and romantic first dance even if you are an absolute beginner. This course uses the same methodology and clear instructions that Alex uses in her private, in-person lessons that have resulted in hundreds of satisfied students and five-star reviews.
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.