How many dance lessons do I need to dance for my wedding? On Holly’s Hot Wedding Tips

How many dance lessons do I need to dance for my wedding?
On Holly’s Hot Wedding Tips

Dancing on the street wedding

Dancing on the street wedding



How many lessons (link) will it take me to learn to dance for my wedding? This is a very important question when it comes to fitting your dancing to you. Each person has unique learning styles, abilities, and time available to work on leaning a new skill. Here is the best question to ask yourself as you plan on leaning to dance for your wedding.

How good do I want to look and feel?

This sets the expectations for how much time it will take you. Here are some statistics. According to Malcom Gladwell to be an expert is 10,000 hours. That is how many hours it took Tony Dovolani  on dancing with the stars to perfect his dancing, and he is still working at it today. So what about the stars they teach? Each star spends 40 hours a week, and  244 hours on their dancing in the course of 8 weeks, or about 8 hrs. a day. Ok, so you may not have the time for that. Experts recommend that wedding couples start 3-6 months in advance of their wedding.


Let’s look at how much time some real wedding couples spent on their dancing:

More than a year (many years of experience)


Steve & Rita

One year in advance:

These couples worked on their first dance, and how to dance all night long

Ryan & Joy

Dirty dancing-Mike and Lori

Six months in advance,

these couples had time to work on fun first dance mixups with multiple dances

Gus & Sierra

Leslie and Malaci

Ed and Monika

Lainey & Ryan

Three months in advance,

These couples concentrated on leaning just their first dance.

Hannah & Aaron


Shannon & Ian

Aloyna and Ryan


In conclusion, the only way to carnage hall is with practice, practice, practice. So there is no shortcut in leaning (dancing in a hurry). Make time for yourself so you can look and feel your best for your first dance.


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