Yes, we do choreographies as long as an instructor is available.
As of this blog post we are focusing on Salsa and Bachata wedding choreographies.
If an instructor is not available, for whatever reason. Here’s some general advice about doing wedding choreos.
1.If you are a complete beginner, that means you don’t have much, maybe even zero experience in Latin dancing like Salsa and Bachata. I’d say don’t do a choreography more than a minute, minute and a half tops. In Salsa for example, average 1 full basic (8 counts) takes 2.5 seconds. So you can imagine if you just do one minute, that’s 60 seconds, that’s a lot of things to memorize. Keep it short if you don’t have much experience. If you do have the experience, then bring it up to two minutes, two minutes and 15 seconds. I wouldn’t encourage you to go over two and a half minutes. One is it’s just a lot of memorizing and you forget one thing and it could mess up the whole choreo. And two, you don’t want your guests just to sit around, watch you dance forever. You want them to get on the dance floor at some point and join you.
With all the planning you have to do just to get everybody into this one room, the flowers, the cake, the food, everything, all of that, you don’t want to overcomplicate things.
2. The second thing is, keep the choreo simple, but have a few tricks. Whether you’re working with one of our instructors or working with someone else, you want to have a few WOW moments. So if a song is a minute, have a wow moment at the beginning based on how you open up, how you make it look amazing. You have something in the middle that’s going to make people get up… You can have something in the middle that people will clap for. And then you have something at the end that people will just stand up and cheer. You want to have a few wow moments, but you don’t need everything to be wow. You want to have some basic stuff in it. Just the transitions.
3. One of the most important thing is to pick a song that you are passionate about and that you love. It’s way more fun for you and it’ll make it fun for the instructor to build something that expresses you, which makes you happy. Of course, the instructor can make suggestions for Salsa or Bachata on what song you should do or can do it to. But definitely, if you find something that you love, that lights you up. When you’re out that day, when you’re getting married, people will feel the brightness because that song really reflects who you and your partner are.
So, how do you get in touch with us? If you want to see if one of our instructors is available, please just email us at [email protected]. You’re going to connect with one of our instructors and we’re going to see if we’re available to be able to help you to make it a special night.
BUT always remember, whether or not you even do a wedding choreography, the most special thing is you’ve found someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with and that’s a beautiful thing.
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