THE CHOREOGRAPHY

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Pro­fes­sional dancers can chore­o­graph a rou­tine that fits your song choice, gown and abil­ity, but if you’re de­ter­mined to do it your­self, here are a few tips. “Com­plex dance move­ments may be too dif­fi­cult for you to han­dle if you’re not ex­pe­ri­enced,” says Her­man Lam of Her­man Lam Dance Stu­dio. “You have to choose some­thing you can man­age—if you’re a be­gin­ner, pick some­thing sim­ple and not too fast with an easy beat to fol­low. And keep it un­der three min­utes so you can re­mem­ber all the steps.”

Also think about what kind of dance you’re drawn to. “We en­joy teach­ing ce­roc for a first dance be­cause it’s the eas­i­est of all the part­ner dances to learn,” says Katie Bridges of Ce­roc Hong Kong. “Ce­roc can be adapted to any style of mu­sic as it’s a fu­sion of many dance styles, also known as mod­ern jive. Un­like waltz, tango or salsa it’s very for­giv­ing. As long as you have a few twirls and a sprin­kling of ‘wow’ moves in your reper­toire, you don’t need to worry too much about your foot­work. Af­ter all, it’s more about the at­mos­phere you cre­ate than look­ing like you’re a pro­fes­sional dancer.” Well, thank goodness for that.

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