If you are feeling a little nervous about your first dance, or maybe dancing during the reception as well, put your mind to ease. Dancing is supposed to be fun! Always keep in mind that it is okay to make mistakes. Nobody expects you to be an expert dancer at your wedding. Chances are, your guest are dancing like fools anyway, and that’s okay because it's all about celebration and enjoying yourself. If you're feeling very nervous, then take some dance lessons. Easier said then done. Finding a dance studio can be a little tricky. If you follow this simple guide you fill find the best studio for you without the unnecessary stress.
The first thing you should consider is what you are looking for in a dance studio. What type of skills are you trying to attain? Do you just want a basic class? Or something a little more evolved? Remember the skills you learn will stay with you for the rest of your life. They go above and beyond your wedding, any party you attend you will at least have basic skill and be able to truly enjoy yourself.
If you know anybody such as friends, family, or co-workers who have taken classes before ask them for advice on a good studio. Word of mouth is often one of the best ways to get honest reviews. You should also consider how far you are willing to commute to get to your class. If the studio is 45 minutes away only you can decide whether or not it is worth the travel.
Get in touch with studios. Give them a call or send them an email. Tell them exactly what you are looking for. They can help you determine if they offer classes to fit your needs. Ask about class sizes, as you may not feel comfortable in a class with 10 plus students, ask if they have individual sessions. Make sure that you are very clear on what type of class you want to take to avoid being stuck in a class that will not provide the skills you are seeking. Discuss your budget and find studios that meet your budget. You can narrow down your list by determining budget, class type and size, and the location of the studio.
Once you have narrowed your list by about 5 studios go and check them out. We can not stress this enough! Do not be discouraged by the interior and exterior of the studio. Like all establishments, studios have a budget to work with. Often they would rather invest in hiring the best instructors and ensuring they have adequate programs. Some of the very best studios look poorly but offer the best classes in town. When visiting the studio, feel out the vibe. Are the instructors calm and patient or are they yelling and being impatient? This is ultimately your decision. Some people learn better in a calm environment while others learn better with tough strict instruction.
Now that you have chosen a studio, book your lessons. Remember, dancing is supposed to be fun, so don’t over think it. This guide provide you with the knowledge necessary when choosing a studio for your lesson. Congratulations on your engagement, and enjoy your reception! Lucky for you New Orleans has various wonderful studios for you to choose from!