Stuck for a Hens or Bucks night idea that doesn’t involve strippers and novelty straws that would make your grandmother blush?
You can’t go wrong with a beginners Latin dancing class, followed by a night out on town, where your friends can put their moves to the test in some of Sydney’s best clubs, while fuelled by some liquid courage. This is probably one of the best ways to unwind before your big day.
Here are some clubs you could try:
The Argyle – Salsa Wednesdays
Every Wednesday night, from 8:30pm
The Argyle, 18 Argyle St, The Rocks
Maloneys Hotel – every Wednesday night
81 Goulburn St Sydney
The Establishment – every Tuesday night
252 George St Sydney
La Gozadera – Latin dancing every second Saturday (first and third week of the month)
374 Liverpool Rd Ashfield
The Port – Salsa Sundays
Harbourside Shopping Centre, 2-10 Darling Dr, Sydney
Bridal party dance classes
No doubt you’ve seen the videos of bridal parties stealing the show by putting on an epic dance that gets everyone on their feet.
Why not perform your own routine that wows your guests? You could round up your bridesmaids and groomsmen and take a professional class together, if you want your family and friends to be raving about the entertainment for weeks.
Even if this isn’t what you have in mind, there are other benefits to taking dance classes.
Wedding planning can be a stressful business, for everyone involved, including your bridal party. Booking your crew in for a dance class could be a fun way to thank everyone for their help, while squeezing in some physical activity to help fight any tension that’s creeping into your big day.
Research shows that dancing raises your heart rate and releases feel-good endorphins and serotonin into your bloodstream. It also lowers cortisol levels, which helps you feel less stressed.
Did you know that dancing can be more effective at boosting your mood, compared to exercising alone? This could have something to do with moving to music, which activates the brain’s pleasure circuits. It allows us to reconnect with our bodies, which is something we rarely do these days!
Taking a dance class is the perfect way for your groomsmen and bridesmaids to bond before they cross paths down the aisle, especially if they don’t know each other well. There’s a certain magic to dancing in sync with other people. In fact, research shows it can help you feel more connected and foster friendships. Dancing is all about synchronisation, which helps people to feel as though they’re one with the wider group, on a subconscious level.
Why not try a class at Arthur Murray?
No matter what your skill level, we can help you and your friends create a fun and impressive group dance for your wedding – incorporating elements of ballroom, latin, swing, waltz, salsa, cha cha, tango, merengue, foxtrot or rumba!
Our studios are based in Sydney CBD, Bondi Junction, Crows Nest and Parramatta, so you can choose a location that’s convenient for you.
Feel free to contact us to find out more.
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