As a nationally certified dance instructor for UI Recreational Services, Diane DeMarco helps couples prepare for the first dance of the rest of their lives. For the past five years, she's taught a Wedding Workshop, where students learn to master the moves they'll debut on the reception dance floor. "One of the most rewarding things about teaching dance is watching someone evolve and transform," says DeMarco, a former UI head women's gymnastics coach. "Their confidence grows and joy abounds throughout the entire process.
Here are DeMarco's top tips for creating a memorable first dance: