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First Dance Video

Jason & Cheryl’s First Wedding Dance to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud

May 9, 2017 | #chersonwedding |
Venue: Pandawa Cliff Estate, Bali, Indonesia
Choreography: Alexis Massey,

In March 2017, Cheryl & Jason had no dancing background but really wanted to dance to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, because it was the song that Jason serenaded Cheryl with when he proposed to her on Aug 8, 2016. They first tried to learn this off YouTube themselves, but accidentally fractured 2 of Cheryl’s right ribs (lol).

So they decided to look for a professional coach and found Alexis Massey. They flew from SF to LA twice to take two 5-hour bootcamp-style lessons from Alexis (an incredibly amazing teacher), who provided the choreography for this 2.40 min dance.

After ~2 months of self-practice at home, they finally performed this surprise first dance to close friends and family at their wedding reception in Bali.

Here’s a trailer video of their wedding in Bali. And a video of Jason’s cover of “I’m Going to be 500 Miles” at their second wedding reception in Kuala Lumpur.

If you’re curious, here’s a video of the surprise proposal and how we made each other’s wedding bands from scratch!

We hope you enjoyed the dance, and will try to post some earlier videos of our training and much we fumbled and fell! Many have asked me about how we learned the dance and I intend to publish a post about this soon! Basically, perseverance and a strong willpower is what it took 🙂 

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