I'll be honest, I would hate this as a guest. But I do see what you're thinking and how it could be really fun! On a random Saturday or girls day, I would be all for this! But for a wedding reception, I prefer to dance like an idiot with my friends and just let loose. But it does depend on your crowd!
As a guest I wouldn't like this at a wedding, but I agree with MK that it would be more appropriate for a girls day/night out, or something to do with friends! I just wouldn't like having to stop what I'm doing and learn how to do a certain dance, or have to stop dancing to make room for the class if I plan on not joining in.
I think it’s a unique and fun idea! Especially since it’s a very short lesson. I would definitely partake if I were at a wedding that offered this. And I think it’d be a way to get older family members out on the dance floor 💃🕺 But, it is probably a “know your crowd” sorta thing. If you think your guests would be into it, go for it!
I think it could be a good idea depending on your crowd. I would prefer a different experience but I would still participate.
I think it’s a great idea to do at the cocktail hour. People won’t have to do it, but can if they want. I’ve gone to “open dance” nights at ballroom dance places and they were always fun. The instructors gave a class on a few steps - like 40 mins, and then the floor opened up. Then the seasoned dancers would ask people to dance. It was really fun!
I've been to a wedding with a swing dance lesson for part of the dancing portion of the evening. It was fine as a guest, even though I didn't want to participate. There was plenty of socializing to do and then "free dancing" before and after.
But I will give this caution: the bride and groom were REALLY looking forward to the lesson and seeing everyone participate...and not that many people participated (mostly children), so they were disappointed. If you do it, make sure it doesn't go on too long and you have zero expectations about guest participation.
Personally I would love it - my fiance and I were looking into hiring a ballroom instructor as well for our guests, since we would really prefer to have a "classy ballroom dance" feel at our reception and not the wild rave feel that most weddings have. But it seems most guests wouldn't be comfortable with participating in a lesson, some of my younger friends said they'd be up for it but the older folks just seemed embarrassed when we asked them about it.
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I agree! I should add that the class wont be a full on class but mini 10min interval classes when the DJ is playing the appropriate music. The class wouldnt stop the party. From what I understood, the music will be continuous and the instructor would do a few simple steps and then come back about 30min later for another 10min or 2 songs and they would do it about 4x.
I love dancing, but I think having a formal dance lesson at a wedding would be a bit out of place. Not everyone is keen for learning at a wedding, and might just want to dance freely (and badly!) instead of paying attention to an instructor.
It depends on the crowd. I took all sorts of dance lessons for 13 years and I would still really not like this as a guest at a wedding. I don’t think I would feel comfortable getting up and just silly dancing to the music afterwards. But if sounds great for a bachelorette party!
Idk if I'd even like being interrupted 4x a night for the class even if it's just for 10min. Guests typically like to have freedom during the reception, so I feel like it just wouldn't be the best place to have this sort of entertainment. At least from my viewpoint I wouldn't see it as entertainment, and would kinda be annoyed having to stop every so often to learn a dance.