Do you see any similarity in the
two pictures above?? The
eerie comparison is no accident. This lovely couple planned
their first Waltz in great detail. They wanted their first
dance to be absolutely perfect. Well, they
Aubrey and Billye danced so
beautifully that they answered the question:
"What does the First Dance at a
wedding look like when two people who already know how to
dance get married?"
The answer is: "They look awesome!"
talks about "Dancing with the Stars". The truth is
that one couple in a hundred have that kind of ability.
honestly say that Aubrey and Billye are "that good".
After all, they are not professional dancers.
However, they represent the best that non-professional
dancers can aspire to. In my mind, they set the
standard for what I can expect really good dancers to
From what I gather, the large crowd thought they were
watching professional dancers in action. Many people come up
to tell Aubrey and Billye that was the finest display of
dancing they had ever personally witnessed in their lives.
The response was very touching.
So what is the background story?
Aubrey Smith and Billye Kridner had
been taking lessons here at SSQQ for several years dating
back to 2002.
They met here at SSQQ in one of the dance classes. They went
together for a couple of years before they became
When Aubrey and Billye decided to get married in August 2005, they agreed
they wanted to dance as if it were a scene from a fairy
tale wedding. After all, they had already been
practicing just for the fun of it for a long time. So
they took some private lessons for more polish, practiced
whenever they could, and concentrated on showing the world
what it is like to see two people in love dance together.
Then they hired a live band and had their reception in a
For extra flourish, Aubrey brought his
parents and family all the way from South Africa to see them
get married and dance!
I was honored to be asked to help this
couple prepare for their
first dance. The truth be told, I contributed a few moves
and made some suggestions on leads, but Aubrey and Billye
had already done their homework - they were wonderful
One look at the gorgeous dress, the handsome groom, and the
beautiful bride with her wonderful smile illustrate clearly
they succeeded beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Indeed the smiles on their faces tell the whole story...
"Could I Have this Dance for the Rest of my Life..."