If you’re like most Brides-to-be, you’ve spent countless hours choosing flower arrangements, hand-selecting centerpiece vases, and organizing the perfect seating chart that will have your guests mixing and mingling with ease. But there’s still one detail that you’re afraid might be out of your control: the dance party. How can you make sure you and your guests have a ball at your wedding?
When the heart turns away, even slightly, when one or both partners begin to question the soundness of their love, it can be very easy to lose a relationship to snowballing negativity. The truth is that once trouble starts, it can be nearly impossible to stop and/or reverse that kinetic energy. Let dancing help you solve the troubles between you and your significant other!
Planning a wedding is hard work. Between decisions and meetings, differences in opinion and family pressure, it can really pose a challenge to your relationship. But once the wedding is over, you’re left to navigate your marriage, which can be prove to be more difficult than you may have planned for. The hard work doesn’t end when you say, “I do.” In fact, it’s probably just begun. You can’t expect that your partner will forever be happy just to be married to you. The relationship doesn’t continue developing and growing on its own, just because you put a ring on it. Enter the power of dance!
As dance instructors, it goes without saying that dancing brings us joy. We all know that if we’re having a hard day, we can just get up and dance, and even if nothing is resolved, we at least feel better about it! And we have the pleasure of sharing our understanding of the benefits of dance with our many wedding dancers preparing for their first dance! But, do we just enjoy dancing because it’s a lighthearted, fun activity or does dance actually have the power to make us happier, healthier individuals?
We’re glad you asked! First of all, everyone has rhythm. Your heart beats. Your breath can quicken or slow. There’s even a cadence in the way you walk and brush your teeth. You already have rhythm. You just have to learn to listen for it. Learning to listen for rhythm is really just learning to recognize the regular patterning of beats within music. All it takes is a little awareness, practice, and self confidence!
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