As newlyweds, one of the first things you will do is step out on the dance floor. Here to help you put your best foot forward is Wedding Wingman Anna Magidson of Magic Wedding Dance. Anna says “your audience is going to take their social cues from you, so if you are smiling, laughing, and having a great time, they’re going to be in love with it.” In this video, Anna and her dance partner demonstrate the eight most common wedding dance mistakes couples make and how to correct them. Plus get additional tips to boost your confidence and make you look like a pro!
The 8 Most Common Wedding Dance Mistakes:
Stepping on each other’s feet: When you’re facing each other, it’s easy to accidentally step on your partner’s foot. Anna’s easy solution will help you avoid this situation entirely!
Performing an unsafe dip: This iconic move can actually be painful for both partners if you aren’t doing it correctly! Instead, a few safety tips and an optical illusion will save your lower back.
Lifting incorrectly: Lifts are a difficult move to nail, but don’t celebrate too soon – often novice dancers mess up in the landing. Learn how to account for a partner in dress and heels!
Incorrect hand styling: As a non-dancer, you may not know to look for this! However, hand placement will help you avoid a lag between your individual moves so that you move together fluidly.
Not signaling turns and spins: Similarly, when making big moves it’s important to prepare your partner by giving them a signal. Learning these signals will make your turns look clean and photograph well!
Unnecessary arm movement: Noisy arm movement is going to confuse your partner but also your audience. Instead, keep the same movement with your arms until a partner signals you to do something new.
Stiff arm movement: On the flip side, not having any movement in your arms can look awkward. To fix this, Anna teaches the lead and the follower how to bring more energy into your arms.
Forgetting to relax: Often brides and grooms make the mistake of looking down at their feet which gives you bad posture and makes you look short. Correct this by not forgetting to breathe and smile!