You there, sitting at your computer pretending like you are working with a spreadsheet up on the screen--let's talk about the dreaded first dance.
No one wants to spend three to four minutes watching us do the middle school shuffle. (Do they??) We're not the biggest fans of being the center of attention. Add in a busy day, some dance steps I never had to begin with, uncomfortable shoes and about 200 pairs of eyes all boring into the backs of our heads and I can't imagine a more uncomfortable experience. Dancing to Billy Idol and Kanye? I can do that. Slow dancing with the boy? Not as easy. They don't teach you these things when they give you your adult card. Or at least they didn't teach me, did I miss that class?
We're taking group dance lessons, which I'm actually pretty excited about. The boy thinks this will be a good bonding experience since neither one of us knows how to dance. But I still feel uncomfortable with people just having to sit idle while we dance by ourselves to a really sappy song. My solution is to open up the dance floor to everyone for that first dance--do you think people will actually come out and dance with us, or will I have to pay my friends to go out there and dance with their partners?
Is anyone opting out of a first dance or asking others to join them? Any tips on how to do the foxtrot?
*We chose a first song this weekend (hurrah!) and no, it is not Celine Dion. We decided to go with Celine as a last dance, it's between Power of Love and My Heart Will Go On. Which one do you think people would want to sway and sing along to after a few glasses of wine?
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