14 Dec Couple of the month: Lauren and Amy
In this article cycle, we will post interviews with some of our wedding couples to help you better understand the preparation process as well as what to expect from the dance on the big day. You can see the dance video at the end of the article!
Dance style: Mix Styles
Song: Something Just Like This by the Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Amount of Lessons: 10 lessons. PS Lauren is a professional ballet/modern dancer
1. How did you pick a song for your first dance?
When we became friends on Facebook, Lauren saw that a couple of weeks earlier, shortly after we met, Amy had posted a link to “Something Just Like This” by the Chainsmokers and Coldplay. Eventually, it came out that Amy had made that post in response to meeting Lauren. It has been our song ever since.
2. What was the most important requirement for your wedding dance?
The most important requirements were that we felt good about ourselves while dancing, and it would be great if we could swap leaders throughout the dance. This was really important to us as a queer couple, and Emily did an amazing job creating a dance that truly reflected our unique relationship and personalities.
3. How many months in advance did you start? Did you have a dance experience before?
We selected the 10-lesson package and started about 3 months in advance. Lauren is a professional modern and ballet dancer, but hasn’t done any social dance. Amy had taken some of Lauren’s classes during the pandemic that were structured to include people without dance experience, had taken a couple of tap/jazz classes as a child, and is very athletic. If you ask her, she has no dance experience!
4. What was the biggest challenge for you preparing the dance and how did you overcome it?
Since our dance was about twice as long as usual, and we had some varied repetition, the biggest challenge was probably remembering which version was which.
5. Did you feel comfortable on the dance floor on the day of the wedding?
Absolutely! We were a little nervous, but Emily did a great job preparing us. The biggest obstacle the day of was that our audience ended up on our sides instead of in front. So mid-dance we kept changing our “front” which was a bit confusing, but ultimately we stayed together, made it work, and the audience loved it!
6. Tell our future couples what to expect from the wedding dance on the day of!
You’ll be a little nervous, there might be bloopers and obstacles, but everyone is there to support you because they love you. Our friends and family cheered multiple times. You will definitely feel that love.
7. How did you feel after the performance on the day of?
We felt great! Everyone was really impressed and we have some great videos. Amy feels super accomplished because she lifted Lauren at the end and didn’t even struggle a little!
8. What advice can you give to the couples?
Enjoy every minute of your lessons. Enjoy every second of your dance. Try not to put too much pressure on yourselves to be “perfect”, but don’t be afraid of a little challenge. This is for the two of you. You want to feel confortable, confident, and that you succeeded in doing this together.
9. Are you going to dance after the wedding? 🙂
Yes! We need to sort out our schedules a little, but are definitely looking forward to continuing our lessons!