Just Dance

Fortunately, Brian and I have known what song we’ll be dancing to at the wedding since pretty early on in the wedding planning process (Ray LaMontange’s Hold You in My Arms), but recently I’ve been thinking more and more about the actual dancing part… Both Brian and I can dance, or maybe I should say we have rhythm (i.e. no flailing about a la Elaine from Seinfeld), but while I love to dance (more often than not, when I “go out” with my girlfriends we end up staying in and dancing in the living room until all hours of the night), Brian is more of the “I’ll dance if my girlfriend makes me, otherwise I’d rather hang out off the dance floor” type.

Now, I plan to dance…a lot… at my wedding and I want Brian to be a part of that (though I know he’ll never be the one in the middle of the circle that inevitably develops).  And, more importantly (b/c I know my dreams of him hamming it up with my girlfriends on the dance floor will likely not come to fruition), I also want us both to feel comfortable during our first dance – and wouldn’t it be great if there was a twirl or a dip thrown in?  So, Brian and I have talked about taking dance lessons at a place like Arthur Murray, which he was surprisingly interested in doing, but I’m not sure that is really what we’re looking for – I mean, I don’t want to do the meringue or the waltz for my first dance… plus I think they specialize in creating choreographed dances for couples, and while I wish I was talented enough to be on So You Think You Can Dance, I know we’d both be trying too hard to not be counting out loud during the first dance to actually enjoy it!

Does anyone out there know of a fun place that would teach us some good moves and help us feel more comfortable out on the dance floor together, but that is for couples who aren’t looking for choreographed dances?