With this dance...

Wedding Style & Decor

Courtesy of Dancing Together

Not everyone has the time, money or desire to take dancing lessons for that first dance as husband and wife, which is not always a bad thing. I've attended a few weddings where the newlyweds looked so intent on remembering the steps that you wondered if they fully enjoyed the moment. My husband and I took the entirely opposite approach. While we carefully choose the music for our first song, we resorted to high school dance pose in the moment. If you're looking for a bit more sophistication on the dance floor without something so scripted, maybe this new DVD "Dancing Together" presents the proper balance. Dancing duo Julee Mertz and Dave Rentauskas of Big City Swing are the masterminds behind this step-by-step 90-minute DVD that features a few fundamental moves that couples can easily string together to add a bit of grace and flair to that special moment. It also includes two samples dances performed in fully wedding attire for couples to emulate. —from our Local Scout Chicago blogger Beth Wilson

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