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Do Your Bridesmaids Have Two Left Feet?

As a bride-to-be, you are probably focusing on your first dance with your new husband, rather than your bridesmaids’ claims of having two left feet. But don’t overlook the panic that may overcome your female friends at the prospect of taking to the floor with the groomsmen.

At Arthur Murray we have a few tips and tricks to ease their nerves, so that you can all enjoy a boogie on your big day.

Start with Salsa

It’s impossible not to tap your feet to the catchy rhythms of Salsa music. When you combine the infectious tunes with a fun atmosphere, Salsa lessons feel more like a great night out than hard work. Even people with two left feet can master the basics of Salsa, so let us teach your bridesmaids some easy moves to get them going. You’ll soon find you won’t be able to stop them.

Watch and learn

By taking lessons in a dance studio, your friends will be able to assess themselves from all angles. Your Arthur Murray teacher will help you all get your posture right first, and then learn the steps thoroughly. The key to good dancing is to look up, not at your feet, and practising in front of a mirror will help you make that all-important eye contact with your partner.

Salsa socially

Salsa dance clubs are springing up all over Australia, and offer a great way to find your feet with social dancing. It’s a time for you and your party to let your hair down and dance the stress of wedding preparations away. The more your bashful bridesmaids practise, the more confident they will become, and soon the dance floor will be their friend, not their foe.

Love Latin

If your bridesmaids are still scared of fancy footwork, we can focus on the body isolations at the heart of Latin dancing instead. That way they’ll be able to move with the music, while keeping things simple. The hot hip action of Latin is a great way to minimise movements on a crowded dance floor, while driving the groomsmen wild.

Get some attitude

No matter how scared your bridesmaids feel at first, they can learn to exude confidence on the dance floor. Mastering moves from the Tango or Flamenco, which are full of passion, will help them look and feel good, so we can arm them with a few steps to strut their stuff.

Optimum outfits

Give your bridesmaids half a chance and make sure that they are in comfortable shoes and dresses that allow for movement – asking anyone to dance elegantly in six-inch heels and a pencil skirt is near impossible. If they opt for high heels during the day, perhaps they could slip into a pair of pumps for the evening.

Work with your bridesmaids to fight their fears, so that they can let their hair down on the dance floor to celebrate your special day. You never know, one of them might even find a Latin lover who proves to be her Mr Right.


Both my wife and I are extremely happy learning ballroom dancing at Crows Nest Arthur Murray Studio. We have found the dancing instructors to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. We are more than happy to continue enjoying our dancing experience and social activities with all the other students. We feel like part of a large joyous dancing family.John & Marilynread more
John Chung
John Chung
11:16 14 Feb 17
We were interested in learning Tango for our daughter's wedding last year, but here we are in our second year at AM, Crows Nest - dancing has now become our passion, due in large part, to the excellence of teaching and supportive atmosphere of this studio! The journey is long and I so envy the folks who have started years ago to achieve the beauty and grace of ballroom and the seduction of Latin dancing. We are determined to continue !!!read more
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
Ayshe Talay-Ongan
23:35 06 Feb 17
We started dancing in 2009 for our wedding - and had so much fun learning that we kept it up. They have incredible flexibility to do as much as you want, on your schedule, and consist of staff that appreciate busy working (and family!) lives --- while encouraging you to always improve yourselves! As a couple learning they have accommodated both our learning styles very well.read more
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
Heidi Kuglin Justin Beck
08:48 04 Feb 17
I walked through the doors at Arthur Murray Crows Nest over 10 years ago having never danced a day in my life… I was looking for something fun to do outside of work and I’ve been there ever since!! There are local and overseas competitions, social nights and lots of glamorous events throughout the year to keep you busy. It’s fun, challenging, incredibly rewarding and you have an absolute blast along the way!!read more
Amy Hendry
Amy Hendry
02:29 31 Jan 17
I have loved dance all of my life but the Arthur Murray Crows Nest experience has taken my love and learning to another level. I have been dancing here for 14 years and will continue until my body gives up. My lessons are so much fun, challenging in a good way and a great form of exercise. Add to that the social side, great people, parties, outings, local and overseas competitions and you have the ultimate hobby.read more
Janet Black
Janet Black
02:19 27 Jan 17