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Please can you help?
Posted by Sarah
2/8/2013  3:44:00 AM
Our eldest son is getting married in May and after the bride and groom's first dance the band will be playing Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves at my request.
My husband and I love to bop but have never attempted to learn to dance. We would love to attempt a simple dance in respect of the occasion and would be so greatful if anyone could kindly advice us as to what dance we could try.
Thank you so much.

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Posted by Voco
2/11/2013  5:06:00 PM
Most studios think that Night Club Two Step is the easiest dance to learn. However, you and your husband should go to a good studio and ask to talk to a teacher who teaches also wedding-type dances. He/she will evaluate your abilities, consider the time frame allowed and will suggest a dance. Keep it simple and practice it should be fun, no one is expecting you dance like Fred Astaire did. Some studios give you a short free consultation.
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Posted by lorenabravo
2/11/2013  6:08:00 PM
Maybe single-time swing? That's a fairly easy dance that would work well with an up-beat song like Walking on Sunshine.
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Posted by rgswoohoo
2/23/2013  10:23:00 PM
wow, I just listened to it. That has a really FAST beat. About the easiest dance you could get away with is a Hustle. If you could get the band to slow it down and do a slower version of it then maybe a Club Swing. The original version is more of a Jive. It is just what ever you feel you are ready to tackle.
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Posted by dheun
2/24/2013  2:15:00 PM
Pretty fast song for a partner dance for a couple that doesn't have a lot of experience. Maybe some sort of choreographed freestyle dance would be fun. Other suggestions are solid. Go see a dance instructor and ask for ideas and maybe a preview of what the dance could look like.
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Posted by Voco
2/24/2013  10:54:00 PM
Walking on Sunshine is more like a Jive, I agree with the prior comments, there is no way you can learn a presentable Jive in a few weeks, even if your instructor is a genius.

Some suggested Swing, however, you would probably count every second beat as one beat if you dance Swing. Too difficult for a beginner. Please talk with a dance instructor and chose a slower song. I still say that Night Club Two Step is your best bet. In my opinion, it is easier to present it than Swing. But make a decision together with your instructor.
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Posted by francoT
2/28/2013  3:33:00 PM
I agree with the first comment. Night Club Two Steps would be the easiest for you and your husband to learn and practice. It's simple and fun to dance without paying too much attention with your body movement unlike the wedding dances like Rumba, Waltz and Foxtrot.

Jive would be too fast for beginners and hustle steps would be complicated for beginners. Night Club Two Steps can be danced to slow music or a little faster music. In my personal experience, though, Lady in Red and I always love you are The best musics for Night Club Two Steps.

GOOD LUCK!

Franco
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Posted by tangoll
3/1/2013  12:57:00 AM
Just saw this youtube video of Night Club 2 Step, to Chris de Burgh's tune, "Lady in Red". A very good suggestion.

< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h10cEpOSvs >
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Posted by Patman08
3/5/2013  9:22:00 AM
The simplest thing to do would be to go onto Youtube and type in 'Wedding Dance tutorial'. You will find hundreds on videos relating to that subject. Hope this works!
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