first dance songs

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."

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.

Testimonial: Christen & Ben

Testimonial: Christen & Ben

Alex met with my husband and me for two lessons about a month before our wedding day. Going into the first lesson, I felt OK with our dance skills and didn’t think we would need much direction. I was almost right. Alex told us that we had the skills we needed for the dance we wanted but we just needed a little direction and practice.

Spotify Lists Top 10 Wedding First Dance Songs

Spotify Lists Top 10 Wedding First Dance Songs

Spotify recently compiled a list of the top 10 wedding first dance songs of 2014 based on analysis of more than 30,000 wedding playlists in their database. I decided to take a closer listen to each of the top first dance songs and re-rank them based on a super-scientific rubric that I made up just for this occasion.

Amy & Jim | Frank Sinatra First Dance Song

Amy & Jim | Frank Sinatra First Dance Song

I had the pleasure of working with Amy and Jim a few weeks before their May wedding. They chose the classic love song “All The Way” by Frank Sinatra for their first dance. I wasn’t very familiar with this song when we began our lessons; however, you can almost never go wrong with Frank and this song certainly does not disappoint. All The Way is a wonderful first dance song for a classic and classy wedding and I’m sure Amy and Jim looked as stunning and dapper on dance floor as a modern-day Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Top 5 First Dance Songs from the Late 1960s

Top 5 First Dance Songs from the Late 1960s

Here are five of my favorite first dance songs that strike a nice balance between meaningful lyrics and a danceable beat. They also all happen to be from the late 1960s, making them perfect for a wedding that incorporates vintage themes.