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If you did not get the chance to attend The Wedding Show at America’s Center, you missed a wonderful performance by Prestige Ballroom’s Josiah and Yoanna! They danced to the song Mango Tree by Zac Brown Band featuring Sara Bareilles. *Thank you to Rhonda Favor Studios and The Wedding Show at America’s Centers by St. Louis Bride & Groom for the amazing pictures.*
If you are engaged and planning your wedding, don’t forget about the dances. Prestige Ballroom offers dance lessons for anyone and everyone involve in the wedding, from First Dances to Bridal Party Dances. Our teachers enjoy working with each couple and creating a dance routine that the couple loves. This is also a fun time for the couple to get away from the stresses of life and enjoy each other’s company. Click the button below to sign up for your Introductory Wedding Consultation today.
Congratulations to Jess and Ryan! We are so excited to be a part of their story! We helped them with their first dance, a father/daughter dance, a step-father/daughter dance, and a mother/son dance!
Let us chronicle your wedding dance adventures!
As we say all the time, “We love our wedding couples!” As a tribute to some of our favorite dancers, we are going to begin chronicling the first dance journey. From the time a couple comes into the studio for their Wedding First Dance consult to the last lesson of tweeking the dance right before the big day, we see beautiful stories of love and expression.
Couples come in nervous and their expectations of themselves are low. We often hear, “Just keep us from falling on each other,” or “I can’t keep a beat,” or “I’m hopeless when it comes to dance.” After that first consult with us at Prestige Ballroom Dancing, the comments are already starting to change. “Wow! We can do this!” “This is going to be so much better than I imagined!” “I can do the dip at the end?!?”
As the instructors work with the couples to build the steps and look that the soon-to-be newlyweds now imagine, we see couples learn to work with each other in ways they haven’t before. We find that our couples enjoy the lessons as much for the private time they are getting to share away from the craziness of life and wedding preparation as they do for the dancing. Over the course of the lessons, we see awkwardness turn to grace in more ways and places than on the dance floor.
These stories and experiences are so moving to us that, with the permission of the couples, we want to share them with you. So, stay tuned! And, if you want your First Wedding Dance to be a part of this journey, sign up foryour wedding consultation today!
You’ve worked hard over the years to give her the life you always wanted, and you succeeded. She’s bright, well educated, and successful. Now she’s met that special someone and will soon be creating a home of her own and carrying on your legacy. On that special day, she wants to shine in every way possible—a beautiful dress, a glorious location, wonderful food, and dances around the ballroom floor. After walking her down the aisle, you have a few more moments to hold your precious little girl during the Father/Daughter dance. Make it perfect!
During the reception, the First Wedding Dance is followed by the Father/Daughter dance. The perfect Father /Daughter dance begins with dance lessons 90 days before the big day. New dancers, especially those new to partner dance, need a healthy dose of repetition and practice. If you give yourself (and each other) the time and space to learn, your Father/Daughter dance will complement the Wedding First Dance with style and grace.
During your first visit to Prestige Ballroom Dancing, not only will you have a fun time, you will have many special moments with your daughter. Your instructor will also introduce you to the basics of wedding dance, listen to your ideas about the reception, and help you craft a Father/Daughter dance that works smoothly with the Wedding First Dance. At the end of your wedding consultation introductory dance lesson, you will have a clear idea of what your Father/Daughter dance will look like, a plan to get there, and the confidence to help you look fabulous.
The venue is booked. The dress is fitted. The flowers are picked. The catering menu is ordered. Everything seems to be going according to plan—until you realize you haven’t learned your PERFECT FIRST WEDDING DANCE—t he few glorious (or disastrous) moments that will last well beyond the day! The cake will be eaten, the dress will go into storage, the flowers will wilt, and the tuxes will return from whence they came, but the time you two will spend learning your perfect wedding dance— time that will begin with lessons together months before the wedding –will remain one of your most treasured memories, even after many years.
Your perfect first wedding dance is the joining of your two unique personalities to create one beautiful expression of your love and commitment. To experience your perfect first dance, you— as a couple –should seek lessons at least 90 days before the big date. If you, like the hundreds of other couples who learned their Wedding Dance at Prestige, can open up your calendars during the time you are learning to dance, the impossible becomes possible! New dancers, especially those new to partner dance, need a healthy dose of repetition and practice. If you give yourself (and each other) the time and space to learn, your first dance will wow your guests and be a smashing success!
During your first visit to Prestige Ballroom Dancing, not only will you have a fun time (think—date night), your instructor will also introduce you to the basics of wedding dance, listen to your ideas about the reception, and help you craft your ideal wedding dance . At the end of your wedding consultation and introductory dance lesson, you will have a clear idea of what your wedding dance will look like, a plan to get there, and the confidence that you will look fabulous together, in your first public presentation as Husband and Wife!
Dance with confidence at Prestige Ballroom Dancing!
Dancing with confidence is not about know all the right steps or perfect execution. It’s about Bouncing Back…experienced leads laugh off mistakes and enjoy yourself! The following is an excerpt of an essay written by John Sanderson published in Waltzing, A Manual for Dancing and Living, written by Stanford Professor, Richard Powers and his former student, Nick Enge.
“The following observation came while I was sick and sitting in the balcony. By now I have come to know who some of the most experienced dancers are. I had a good vantage point from the balcony to notice which Leads seemed to have the most headroom; these were the Leads for whom the dances were easy enough that they had some capacity to be playful with variations.
“In observing these Leads, I was struck by the fact that they made mistakes just as frequently as everyone else. They just bounced back from the more easily. Whereas less confident dancers would be thrown off for several measures by such a mistake, those I was observing were promptly right back in the swing of things, laughing it off with their partners. They seemed to have better internalized the idea we all strive for, to dance for the sheer enjoyment of it, with less concern for doing perfect footwork.”
Prestige Ballroom Dancing can give you the confidence to dance and have fun!
Congratulations to Nate and Emily on their recent engagement! Emily has been dancing with us for almost a year, and Nate joined her in the studio late last year. In January, they decided to perform a routine in the Summer Showcase on June 16 at Des Peres Lodge. Watch this sweet video about love and dance!
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Getting married? Learn custom choreography and the confidence to have the perfect first dance! Call us today at 314-596-2188 or schedule online http://prestige-ballroom.com/#getStarted
We are happy to announce the newly wed couple: Clayton & Shannon. We enjoyed having you in the studio, and we look forward to working with you in the future. We appreciate the card:
Dear Emi and the team at Prestige Ballroom,
Thank you so much for all your help and support in teaching us our first dance for our wedding. We felt so comfortable and confident in our routine that our dance was a breeze! We got so many compliments. We have you to thank for that! We had a blast at Prestige Ballroom and plan to come back soon!
Shannon & Clayton