Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dance Fever

So I believe that I have mentioned on here, once or twice, that Kevin & I were taking dance lessons for our wedding. Well, I'm not sure that I ever mentioned that our first dance was a fully choreographed danced. From start to finish we had steps to follow. I loved every second of it.

At the start of every lesson/practiced I'd complain, because that's what I do, but every time we left it was with a smile on my face. I have been a dancer for as long as I can remember. I think I was like 5 years old when my mom enrolled me in dance class. I danced ever since that point until sophomore year of high school. Even then I didn't really stop since I use to bust out some serious moves at like formals, bars, and weddings.

Anyways, the whole dance lessons & first dance idea was Kevin's. He actually was out with his guy friends when he set them up! He'd met a guy through a friend that has gotten several awards and even won some national championships for dancing. That guy's name would be Troy. Once Kev heard Troy's background in dance (yes, at the bar on guy’s night) he knew that it was something he wanted to do for me. He knows I love to dance, in the choreographed sense & the free style booty shaking sense. On my birthday Kev told me what he had planned and we started in on lessons. So from about December to the week of the wedding when our last "dress rehearsal" was we worked on our first dance.

We started off with learning the basic moves, which was about a 3-4 month process. Kev caught on very quickly and I'm pretty sure Troy was highly impressed by Kev's level of dance. I know he was he said it all the time! Kev's never had a dance lesson but a lot of the time when it comes to things like dancing and other athletic feats he just gets it. I will say that Kevin did an amazing job at learning the steps, working with me, and becoming the lead in the dance. We worked extremely hard to get the dance perfect. We got ahold of petticoat to practice in, to mimic my dress( thank god we did that), we practice if the shoes we were wearing, and we also had two "dress rehearsals". First rehearsal, I was terrified. I don't do crowds...crowds watching me specifically. Second rehearsal was a lot easier, and got those final jitters out for the both of us. I should mention when I say "dress rehearsal" we weren't dressed in my dress & Kev in his tux. No, just performed in front of people.

The day of I wasn't very nervous & I don't think Kev was either. We were both just so happy & knew no matter what happened we were married. The dance was flawless! I was so happy out there with Kevin, having fun, but showing off the product of all our hard work. Most of our family & friends knew we were taking these lessons but had not seen it. I think it surprised and impressed people. I'm glad that we did the lessons & the choreographed first dance. It was fun, it was different, and we did it together every step of the way. So now it's time to show all of you the dance :) I hope you enjoy it, and if you are interested in lessons with Troy at all please let me know!

Without further ado....our first dance:

Choerograher: Troy M.
Song: This Years Love by David Gray


Danielle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Favorite part of your wedding day! So neat and perfect!

Mary Brown said...

That dance was absolutely beautiful!!! I about peed my panties during the death drop!! It still gives my goose bumps!!

Megan Robideau said...

Thanks guys :) Yeah the death drop was freaky for me to, but I knew the hubs would be there to catch me!

Shane Prather said...

Favorite part of the wedding for sure! I am totally yaking lessons before my wedding :)

Shane Prather said...

*taking ;)

Megan Robideau said...

lol I like yaking better...catch phrase!

Troy Myers said...

Megan~ you are right, it was flawless... I was so proud of you two :) What you said about me being impressed with Kevin was right on- but you grace, elegance and flat out talent... let me just say that you both were a perfect compliment to each other, as you are in life :) For me, it was just great to gain two awesome friends out of the deal~ congrats again :)

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