Wednesday, May 18, 2011
On your big day, don't step out on the dance floor with two left feet. Instead, invest a little money and time to make your first dance together as husband and wife a thing of grace and beauty.
Applause Dance Factory (242 Stephens St., Ridgeland, 601-856-6168) has instructors in many dance styles, including ballroom, Latin and swing. They will work with the couple to choreograph their dance to match whichever song they choose for their first dance.
Mississippi Dance Connection Ballroom Dance Center (306 N. Bierdeman Road, Pearl, 601-932-2374) offers a basic wedding package of five dance lessons for $325, or the couple can design their own. Instructors tailor dance lessons to the couple's music selection. Instructors will also help the couple pick a song if they're having trouble.
Salsa Mississippi Studio and Club (605 Duling Ave.., 601-213-6355) offers private classes for any type of dance. Although they mainly teach salsa, they have instructors fully trained in an array of ballroom dance styles.
Strictly Dancing Ballroom Studio (953 North State St., 601-944-1315) offers a wedding package of 10 private lessons and two hours of group dance for $250. Instructors teach ballroom, Latin, swing dance, country and other couple dances. They base choreography on the song selection—waltz is most popular, but the foxtrot, salsa and the tango are growing in popularity.