by Jess McCuan. photo by Brent Fleury
Just in time for wedding season, Ashevillean Kathleen Hahn has started a new business, I Do Dances, helping couples choreograph steps to the first dance at their wedding. One of her packages includes a custom-choreographed dance to your favorite tune, two and a half hours of rehearsals and a practice DVD. Hahn, a dancer, personal trainer and yoga instructor who moved here last year from New York City, has never been married herself. But she has been a bridesmaid nine times. "Instead of giving a friend a toast, I would make up a dance for her," she says. The most popular first-dance tunes so far? Ray LaMontagne’s You Are the Best Thing and At Lastby Etta James. For her own big day, Hahn plans to moonwalk to Michael Jackson’s Baby Be Mine.