Wedding First Dance Tips | Stephen Coleclough Wedding DJ
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Wedding First Dance Tips

Fearing your first dance?

Here is some advice to have you dancing the night away!

The first dance, an extra special part of any wedding, where the bride and groom take to the floor and seal their vows with a bit of a boogie.

Of course, the majority of first dance songs are going to be slow and meaningful ballads, which means that you can get away with a spot of swaying, however, despite this, many couples still feel the fear when it comes to getting on the dancefloor.

So, to help you to calm those nerves and really enjoy the moment that you have together, we have put together some advice on mastering your first dance.

Try and practice at the wedding venue

Even if you are opting for the great old stand and sway approach to dancing, then it is still a good idea to try and figure out how much space you have to play with.

When you visit the venue, quickly give your first dance a go, you may be surprised by how much this can help you to relax on the big day.

Be brave and learn a dance routine

For some the idea of a first dance is something of a show.

So, why not fully embrace this and work together to learn an entire routine.

It could be something elaborate or it could be something simple and easy.

It really is down to how comfortable you both feel being in front of everyone.

Focus on one another

It can be pretty scary getting up in front of all of those people, particularly if you are not used to it.

However, one great tip is to try your best to focus on one another.

By looking deep into each other’s eyes, not only can you enjoy the sentiment of the music, but you will also be able to block out everyone else who may be watching you.

Get other people involved

No matter how hard you try, sometimes the idea of getting up on the dancefloor alone is too much to bear.

If this is true for you then it makes sense to get your guests involved.

Invite them up during the first dance to have a boogie with you.

Sure, it might go against tradition, but what is a rule if it isn’t made to be broken?

As you can see, whilst a first dance can be daunting, it doesn’t have to be scary.

Why not follow these top tips yourself and see if you can transform those 3 and a half minutes from something to dread into something that you simply cannot wait to do?

You never know, you might even decide to channel your inner Baby and Johnny and try out an entire musical-esque dance routine! Maybe just minus the big lift at the end.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

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