The Connecticut Bride’s latest issue featuring Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Middletown has finally hit newsstands! Read the interview with owner, Andrew Kerski, who gives wedding dance tips for your big day, and see instructor, Annie Rockhill, in action!
TALK ABOUT THE TYPES OF DANCES
Kerski: Basic for the group dancing scenes — rumba, foxtrot. For the actual couple, my professional instructor and her partner got a bit fancier; lifts, tricks, things that we would incorporate into a dance for a wedding couple.
WHAT’S THE USUAL LEAD TIME
AND LEARNING CURVE?
Kerski: I would say a minimum of six months for most couples. Even if your actual date is further out, the last thing you want to stress about is forgetting steps and freezing up. So the idea is to make the couple comfortable enough to be able to socially dance their dance. Then we turn that into a choreographed routine, so you get that repetition in the months leading up to the wedding.
ANY PARTING WORDS?
Kerski: Dancing forces you to think from your partner’s perspective. How my lead affects the lady, how to support the gentleman as a follower. And that lesson permeates other aspects of the relationship, making for stronger couples.
Created by: The Connecticut Bride
Stylized by: Ashley Elizabeth Events LLC
Photographed by: TimeFrozen Photography
Venue: Fred Astaire Middletown