Daddy and daughter last embrace. Father Daughter Dance

Daddy and daughter last embrace. Father Daughter Dance

Daddy's little girl dancing at a wedding in Denver

Daddy’s little girl dancing at a wedding in Denver

Many of us have favorite moments with our fathers. From outings, to standing on his feet to dance, to asking him to walk us down the aisle. The Father Daughter Dance is one of these. It is the last embrace of his little girl as she moves forward into womanhood. There are several types of father daughter dances.

  1. Elementary school Father- Daughter dances,
  2. country club Father daughter dances,
  3. Debutante balls,
  4. Quinceanera
  5. Wedding Father-Daughter dance

All of these moments allow us to appreciate the past and move forward into the future. I have had the honor of teaching many Fathers to dance as daddy one last time. Many of my students tell me they want to impress their little princess on her wedding day. They want to sweep her around one last time before releasing her to the man of her dreams. Each father is unique. One may want a romantic waltz, another an upbeat swing, and still another to get down. Here is a list of some of the popular songs.

Father Daughter songs

  • “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  • learning Father Daugher dance at wedding

    learning Father Daugher dance at wedding

    “Unforgettable” duet version by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

  • “Isn’t She Lovely?” by Stevie Wonder
  • “My Girl” by The Temptations
  • “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle
  • “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof
  • “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel
  • “All Of My Love” by Led Zepplin
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel
  • “In My Life” by The Beatles
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
  • “Daughters” by John Mayer
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett or Michael Bublé
  • “The Angel In My Arms” by Wedding Music Central
  • “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Little Miss Magic” by Jimmy Buffet
  • “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
  • “My Wish” By Rascal Flats
  • “Lullaby” by Billie Joel
  • “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
  • “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
  • “Song For My Daughter” by Mikki Veirick
  • “Always be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant
  • “Daddy” by Beyonce
  • “Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross
  • “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks
  • “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
  • “Thank Heaven for Little Girls”
  • “Hero(Wind Beneath My Wings)” by Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • “Cinderella” –Steve Curtis Chapman
  • “Through the years”- Kenny Rogers
  • “Moon River”

Would you dance with your Dad? Check out our Father-Daughter Dance Special!

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