I don’t know about you, but I’m a really big Ed Sheeran fan. I can’t get enough of the ginger hair, tiny guitar and pretty songs. However, even if you’re not a fan, I’m sure by now, that you’re very aware of his gorgeous song, ‘Thinking Out Loud.’ Now, until just a few moments ago, I had never seen the video for the song, and didn’t realise what I was missing out on! It has definitely added fuel to this week’s blog.
In case you haven’t seen the video, it features Ed dancing in an amazing ballroom with a particularly talented dancer. The choreography is beautiful and he does some brilliant lifts with her.
Ed had not danced before, and in the ‘behind the scenes’ video, he speaks about how the concept for the video came together, and says, “At first I was going to get two talented dancers but as the idea was formed, I thought hmm maybe I should have a crack at this. If rugby players can do it on Strictly Come Dancing then maybe I can too.”
What a great attitude! ‘Having a crack’ is the first step in creating some truly beautiful dancing. This is one of the things that I have found most endearing about the couples that I work with. They’re nervous, but are willing to give it a go.
But here’s where, as a first dance couple, you’re already one step ahead of Ed. The ‘behind the scenes’ video also features the choreographers of the video speaking about the details of the dance helping to create a connection between Ed and his partner, and therefore evoking a feeling of emotion within the audience. You already have this! It’s your wedding day, you’re in love and you’re dancing with your new husband or wife. The perfect partner connection!
Only last week, I shared this article on my Facebook page:
I’m sure you’ll agree that Patrick and his wife, Lisa, had a beautiful connection.
Because in the end, it’s not about whether you can or can’t dance or have or haven’t danced before. It’s about ‘having a crack’. Taking that time to learn something together, and share not just the special moment together on your wedding day, but also the time leading up to that day, to create some truly wonderful dancing.
The loveliest bit of advice that Ed offers though is this: “When you get the hang of it, dancing is the most fun thing in the world, when you know what to do.”
Thanks for reading! Victoria x