How To Dance at a Wedding
Two words: dad dancing. The two terrible words that nobody wants to hear after busting some of their signature moves in the middle of the floor at one of the most amazing weddings you’ve ever been to. No one wants to be pointed at as a terrible dancer, especially if you are the bride…
Let’s face it – dancing in public is difficult at the best of times. Most of us are ever so slightly awkward, with a little too much fear about how nuts we look from behind, or whether various parts of our bodies are on show. But weddings can be absolute disaster areas, with most people having drunk too much alcohol, and the relief that the bride (and groom) actually turned up on time changing us from calm and collected, to loose and limber. If you have wisely chosen to include Premium Entertainment in your wedding plans, you can breathe a sigh of relief that elegance and a high standard of service is a certainty. But just because the entertainment is good, doesn’t mean that the dancing is!
But not dancing at a wedding can be such a shame. It means that you miss out on some of the most amazing photographs, and the best hilarious moments that you want to be able to look back on with a smile. There is always that particular dance at a wedding that you had to be there for, and that everyone remembers with a smile. So how can you prevent those horrific moments when you realise that some of the guests are not smiling with joy, but laughing at your robot?
Well, there are definitely some basic errors that you can avoid to make sure that no one will be dismissing you as soon as you step onto that dance floor. There are different tips for different people at a wedding, but all of them are gold dust to make sure that you don’t look like a fool.
For a start, if you are a wedding guest, make sure that you join in at appropriate moments. Some of your safest options are dances with particular moves that everyone knows, and are very difficult to get wrong. That way, you can blend in with the crowd.
For all of you grooms out there: make sure that you can dance without falling over. No one, but no one ever looks graceful spread across the dance floor, even if you manage to get up without someone giving you hand. It just looks awful, and your new wife will almost certainly kill you if there are any wedding photographs with you horizontal.
If possible, make sure that you dance near the bride. Obviously this only works if you are not the bride. But the bride (lucky thing) is currently enjoying something that every single woman is desperate for: a day when everyone will tell her how amazing she looks, and everything that she does is perfect. That means that her dancing will be perfect, and so if you dance with her, nothing can go wrong. Men – this does not mean getting close and personal. I’m pretty sure that she’s spoken for.
And last but not least: enjoy yourself. Some of the best dancers at a wedding are not the tanned and toned twenty year old, or that guy that teaches tango on a Tuesday. It’s the little old grandmother, swaying to her favourite tune, or your parents, jiving to dubstep, or that crowd of friends that dance in a circle and force each one in turn to perform their most outrageous dance move in the middle. Because let’s face it, nothing looks so good as happiness. Just don’t try to breakdance during the first dance.