Bride-to-be Blogger Leslie: Putting On Our Dancing Shoes

Photo by April Ziegler

This past week, Charles and I had a special little excursion out to Society Hill in Philadelphia. We met up with his parents and enjoyed a private dance lesson provided by the wonderful people at Society Hill Dance Academy. Most dance studios offer the first class complimentary, so the four of us took advantage of that. We are all in the market for some lessons — obviously, Charles and I need to get our dancing shoes on for the upcoming Big Day, and since his parents wanted to take some lessons as well, we decided to make an evening out of it, and I am so glad we did!

We started with two wonderful teachers for the four of us and for the first class, just went over the basics. We learned the box step along with proper posture and form, and a few other steps, as well. The 45-minute class flew by and before I knew it, I was hooked!

I had a blast learning the steps with Charles. Not only was it was fun dancing together, it also made us give some thought as to what we want our first dance as husband and wife to be (any suggestions?). At first, Charles wasn’t too excited about the whole dancing-lessons idea — I don’t know many guys who would be — but after a while, I knew he was enjoying himself. We spent the evening laughing together in our practice pose, with the reality that our first dance as husband and wife is just around the corner.

We are still trying to figure out how the classes would work around our crazy schedule, but we both had a wonderful time and look forward to signing up for a five- or six-week course. Our first dance as husband and wife is something that is important to both of us, and we want it to be a good one. I know the dancing skills we learn now will be fun to use in the future at other events, and it will be something fun for us to do as a couple, too!

Did you or would you take dancing lessons before your wedding day?

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