FAQ - How choreographed a dance are you looking to have?
- Some context: most of my students have never danced before. Most often, I will work with a wedding couple for 3-5 lessons on a simple-to-intermediate first dance.
- The song determines our dance style choice. We'll work on the basic step of that dance style.
- Then we'll work on between 3-6 or so steps in that dance style (depending on how much the couple wants to learn, the amount of time we have, etc). We'll also work through the start of the dance and an ending (often a dip). Either the couple will decide they want to do their dance lead-and-follow, we set a loose order to the steps, or we set a firm order of steps. This is generally the limit of "choreography" for this number of lessons. We can set an order to our steps, and possibly arrange them to specific parts of the song if there's the time/desire for that, but we aren't adding choreographed dance elements.
- Sometimes, I will work with a couple that wants a much more choreographed dance: either learning many more steps in their chosen dance style, adding choreographed elements, or both. This will take more lessons. My ballpark would be 8-10 lessons, but it all depends on how much time we have and how complicated the couple wants their routine.
- Other things to keep in mind: how frequently you'll be able to practice together in between our lessons, how frequently you are able to/would like to have lessons, how much time we have until your wedding (or between when we begin lessons and the date of your wedding)