Dancing at weddings is obligatory. At least three dances have a big spotlight on them -- the first dance, the mother-son dance, and the father-daughter dance -- and the whole rest of the reception after cutting the cake and making the toasts is dedicated to dancing. You just can't avoid dancing.
At your own wedding, you will have all eyes on you as you dance for at least two of these dances and likely many more. Learning a few standards will show guests that you can do more than wrap arms around your partner and sway. Here are a few dances you should consider learning for your wedding:
The waltz is the basic box-step dance that so many couples dance at their weddings. It is popular because it is easy to learn and to perform. When you feel more comfortable with it, you can also dress it up with moves like twirls and dips. Look for classes that teach ballroom dances in NYC to find lessons for the waltz. You'll also get a nice primer on other ballroom dances that you might want to break out if the mood strikes.