Weddings are full of fun, friends, family, and of course, dancing. But, not all of us are born dancing queens or kings. Whether you’re the bride, groom, or guest, there are some things to keep in mind so that your feet are moving in the right direction while still having fun. From the first couples dance to those wedding line dancing songs, people shouldn’t spend a lot of time sitting down!
Check out all you need to know about dancing for a wedding.
Dancing for the Bride and Groom
When you’re dancing as the bride and groom, you know the spotlight is on you. This is why many couples choose to make an entrance with an upbeat song with some killer moves and then transition to that all-important first dance at a slower pace. Whichever you choose, be sure to keep with the rhythm.
While some couples are naturals, there are more that need a little help in the dancing department. Wedding dance classes are very popular because they allow couples to rehearse their all-important first dance with some professionals. They can choreograph your dance, give you pointers and help you move a little better if you’re not in sync quite yet. This is your day, so you want to make the most of it. Having a dance to remember while still looking natural is important. You want people to be impressed by your moves, but you also want to still feel like yourself.
Dancing for the Wedding Party
If you’re part of the wedding party, you’re going to get introduced and have a chance to make an entrance, usually with your partner. Many people choose to do some fun moves to make it memorable. But, you don’t want to be cliche. We’ve all seen the fishing pole and hook moves one too many times at a wedding!
If you and your partner want to get fancy, you can take some wedding dance classes too. This way, you’ll have some moves to remember. Just be sure not to take away from the bride and groom’s thunder. It is their day after all!
Dancing for Guests
Dancing as a wedding guest is perhaps the most fun because you can leave it all out on the dance floor. Whether you’re dancing with a date, some friends, or you’re flying solo, let the music take you away. Move your hips and your feet, and just have a good time. There are no rules, just have fun!
When you’re a wedding guest, you never know when wedding line dancing songs may get thrown into the playlist. Some couples love ‘em, others cringe. So, it really depends on the preference of the bride and groom.
But, if the bride and groom love ‘em, here are some popular wedding line dancing songs that you may or not may not recognize:
- “The Electric Slide”
- “The Macarena”
- “Cotton Eye Joe”
- “Cha Cha Slide”
- “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
- “Boot Scootin’ Boogie”
- “Git Up”
If you hear one of these songs and you’re not sure of the footwork, you can fake it ‘till you make it. Try to follow the steps and see if you can catch on. Many of these dances aren’t extremely hard, so you should be able to get a move or two. By the time the song is over, you should have it down for the next time you’re at a wedding and it gets played.
Dance Lessons Here We Come!
If you’re getting married soon or are planning on attending a wedding and want to be the one people watch on the dance floor (in a good way!), then you may want to consider taking dance lessons. At Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Raleigh, we offer private wedding dance lessons for the bride and groom as well as regular dance lessons for anyone else who may want to learn a few steps. Contact us today at (919) 872-0111 to get started!