Dance Classes for Hen Parties
Organising a hen party can be a daunting task! One of the most difficult challenges you will face is to get some kind of cohesion in the group so that everyone is involved and having fun! You will be organising and leading a group of girls that might only have one thing in common, i.e. they know the bride-to-be! There will be friends from all aspects of her life: childhood friends, family, work friends, etc… These girls probably won’t all know each other and you will be dealing with different personalities, age groups and backgrounds. Pressure!
The key to organising a great hen party, or any party for that matter, is to get everyone involved and everyone on the same page. The last thing you want is small groups of girls here and there, feeling a little awkward, a little shy and generally not participating fully in the party.
You need an icebreaker; an activity in the early stage of the hen party that is going to get the hens to bond and transform this eclectic group of girls into one team! That activity should be interactive, fun, involve everyone and of course it should be something that the bride-to-be enjoys.
A dance class meets all of these criteria. It suitable for all age groups, gets all the girls involved and everyone loves to dance, from the Childhood Friend to the Bubbly Granny. It’s customisable in the fact that you can choose a class that will suit the hen party theme or the personality of the bride-to-be. Is she a fan of “Dirty Dancing”? Well why not make her dream come true and let her be Baby for the day? Maybe she is more of a “femme fatale”? A Burlesque dance class is just what you are looking for. Or is she by any chance a Beyoncé fan? Why not all learn the choreography to “All the Single Ladies” and give it socks in the night club later on! There are dance classes available throughout Ireland to cater for all tastes: Salsa, Burlesque, Swing, Disco, Beyoncé, Jazz, Charleston and many more. An added benefit is that it’s not weather dependent!
What if some of the girls are shy or they can’t dance? Well, all the more reasons to have a dance class! It is not a competition, it’s not a show. While you will no doubt learn new dance moves and get tips about “styling” and “holding your frame”, the aim here is not to make you all show dancers in an afternoon but rather to make sure that everyone is having fun and interacting. Your instructors will know that. The experience is as much a team building experience as a dance class. A good instructor will make everyone feel involved and comfortable while making the bride-to-be feel special.
As you will find out with a basic Google search there are many dance class providers out there but like anything else, pick carefully. Your dance class will probably be the first activity of your hen party and as such it will set the tone for the rest of the weekend so it is very important that you get it right. When choosing a provider be sure to read their Terms and Conditions as well as their testimonial page. Choose an established company with a track record and don’t be afraid to ask questions about their instructors, are they experienced in teaching and more particularly in teaching hen parties?
The leading provider of dance classes for hen parties in Ireland is DancingHen.ie. That’s what they specialise in and they offer a wide range of dance styles throughout the country. Their classes are an hour and a half long, specifically designed for hen parties and their instructors are all experienced dance instructors.
Dance classes are not limited to dance studios – you can choose to have your class in your hotel, a local nightclub or in a house or apartment. Some providers will book a venue for your class as part of the package they offer, others will require that you supply the venue. If you need to get a venue, your hotel is usually the best place to start. It’s best to ask them when you are booking the accommodation as they will be more inclined to oblige you then. Most hotels will be happy to give you a room for an hour and a half free of charge or at a nominal fee. Just make sure there is loads of space for swinging and swaying!
This guest post was written by Anthony Auffret of www.salsanation.net