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Here's how to perfect that first dance routine at your wedding, with Bristol choreographer Kelsall Choreo

We caught up with the lovely Steph Kelsall of Bristol-based Kelsall Choreo to get her top tips and hints on how to master your first dance routine at your wedding and wow your guests!

Here's how to perfect that first dance routine at your wedding, with Bristol choreographer Kelsall Choreo: Image 1 Here are Bristol wedding choreographer Steph Kelsall's top tips for your first dance...

- Start preparations early. The last thing you want is to be worrying about remembering your steps in the lead-up to your big day. You want your dance to be second nature, no matter how intricate or simple the steps, which is why you must...

- Practice, practice, practice. Nothing will speed up your progress like rehearsing regularly. This will result in the creation of muscle memory, which is what you want to achieve by the time your big day comes around. Practicing is also a good excuse for spending quality time with your partner.

- Choose a song with meaning. No matter how non-traditional or cliché, find something that is significant to you both. The first dance is all about showcasing your personalities and love for each other, so whether you want to portray your fun side or be romantic, your instructor will help bring this across in your choreography.

- Rehearse in similar attire. For ladies, bear in mind that heels can interrupt our balance and dictate the size of steps manageable. I always recommend that brides show their choreographer their dress as certain moves may need to be adjusted dependent on the size, weight and shape. Gentlemen, your shoes may be slippery depending on the sole, and you may need to undo your jacket button or dance in a waistcoat to avoid any tears in clothing – we don't want any of those kinds of splits!

- Have fun! It's scientifically proven that dancing makes you happy, so enjoy every minute of the preparation and execution of your special newlywed moment. I regularly hear from my clients that it's one of the best parts of their special day.

Steph Kelsall | Kelsall Choreo | www.kelsallchoreo.com

 
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