Here’s a story from students we had recently, and a great reminder to all future students to talk to the important people involved in their event!
“We practiced religiously every night leading up to the wedding and even though I was nervous prior to the dance, I was confident that we’d be able to pull it off. We had arranged to do it as soon as we were announced into the ballroom, rather than wait until after dinner. So we’re standing outside, getting ready, and the DJ announces us . . .”
So far, so good!
” . . .and in we glide and – tada! – we realized that the DJ was playing the wrong version of our song. He was playing the TECHNO version of our song, with no lyrics or anything.”
Oh no! It’s exactly the sort of moment we ourselves dread. We’ve decided never to keep going. We’ve decided that starting the dance over is more important than forging ahead. But we hadn’t had this talk with our students.
“So I looked at my new husband, as 100 guests were staring at us, and said, Ok, let’s just do it.”
As you can see from the photo, things seemed to go okay at first.
“So we started our routine and got about 30 seconds into it when we just realized it wasn’t working . . .”
“. . . so I busted out some techno moves and we called it a day.”
To us, it looks like they did a fine job of going with the flow, adjusting on the fly, and doing their dance anyway!
“Sigh . . . I can’t believe he thought that we’d want the techno version for our first dance song!!! Who would want that?! (You can see the disbelief on my face in the pic where Darren is twirling me)”
“Anyway, nobody even knew and we all laughed about it later. After dinner and speeches, he played us the original verson of the song to start the dance off and we did it again, but with everyone else on the dance floor too. I didn’t want to subject the guests to watching us do our first dance twice!”
“So, it was just a little glitch in an otherwise glitchless day. Thanks again!”
Moral of the story? Things do work out in the end, but we still think it’s always best to start a dance over if the beginning (or in this case, the song itself) isn’t right!