Couple of the month: Jessica & Bobby Schwartz

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: Rumba
Song: “It Takes Two” From Hairspray the Musical 
Amount of Lessons: 5H 

1. How did you pick a song for your first dance?

Jessica picked the song in 3rd grade when she saw the show on Broadway, and knew it had to be her first dance song.

2. What was the most important requirement for your wedding dance?

That we had fun and really knew what it meant to dance as a couple.

3. How many months in advance did you start? Did you have a dance experience before?

We had no prior dance experience. We started lessons three months in advance.

4. What was the biggest challenge for you preparing the dance and how did you overcome it?

The biggest challenge was learning to lead/being lead and learning the cues for how to properly partner dance. We practiced all the time, we viewed this as a fun activity to do together as opposed to “practicing”. As often as we could, we put on our song, or just any music and would dance in our small apartment so that partner dancing would feel and become more instinctive and natural.

5. Did you feel comfortable on the dance floor on the day of the wedding?

Completely comfortable. We had done the dance so many times it was just fun to be able to show our friends and family how hard we worked.


6. Tell our future couples what to expect from the wedding dance on the day of!

There is a big difference between dancing in a private quiet space, and dancing in a room full of people staring at you, so expect bright lights and lots of eyes on you.

7. How did you feel after the performance on the day of?

We felt amazing! We had so much fun and that was what was most important to us.

8. What advice can you give to the couples?

This is supposed to be a fun moment that you two have been preparing that is fun for everyone to watch, but really its just for the two of you. “Practicing” is so important, because you want to have fun and be able to block out all the noise of the room around you and focus on this special moment together.

9. Are you going to dance after the wedding?

Definitely! We are still dancing in our tiny living room post-wedding.

You can see their dance below:

See more wedding dances by Brooklyn Dance Lessons on our youtube channel.

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