Usually we recommend couples to have 1.5 to 2 minute choreography to keep it short and sweet. To achieve this, we recommend from at least 12 hours of lessons, starting from 3 months and ideally 6 to 12 months before the wedding date. Leaving it to the last minute add unneccesary stress and time constraints to allow wedding couples to have the confidence and groove on the dance floor on their wedding day.
Joel & Angie came in on the 9th January 2018 from interstates and had less than 1 month for their wedding dance lessons. They came in for their 1st free trial dance lesson with a 8 minute mash up of the following songs (which later got cut down to less than 5 minutes) :
- Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- Grease Lightning
- Gangnam Style – PSY
- YMCA – village people
- Oops I did it again – Britney Spears
Normally with the time limit, I would have my doubts whether this can be achieved. However, after the first lesson, I saw how quickly this couple was picking things up and importantly they brought along with them the right attitude, energy and determination. I could see that they wanted to make it happen!! After the free trial, we booked in as many lessons as we possibly could on the same night. Over a period of just over a month, we booked in two to three 45 minutes sessions per day for two to three times a week. We call this “Boot Camp” of wedding dance lessons. That is, having a high number of lessons in a very short period of time! In the end they were able to achieve a beautiful fun first wedding dance choreography in about 20 wedding dance lessons (i.e., 15 hours of lessons).
However this was for sure, not done without sweat and tears. As many lessons were crammed in a short period of time, the “boot camp” no of lessons means that in between work and dancing, they even had to practise in the “parking lot”!! 🙂 It comes to show when you want something so bad you can make it happen 🙂 One thing was for sure – they brought into each lesson a phenomenal energy, positive attitude and fun that light up the studio each time they were present 🙂 It was our 1st time experiencing such a unique yet classic mashup of songs for a wedding dance. Adelaide Wedding Dance with Joel & Angie worked together to make it happen!! We are proud of Joel’s & Angie’s effort and achievement and was so happy to be part of it.
Please check out Joel & Angie Wedding Dance Routine and what they had to share about their experience.