Mother son wedding dance tips

Mother son wedding dance tips

Craig and Sue, Mother Son wedding dance

Craig and Sue, Mother Son wedding dance

I had a call from a mother recently asking for help with the mother son dance. She called asking to learn enough to not make a fool of herself in front of all the wedding guests. When she came in with her son she was so excited that it was possible to make a plan that helped her feel comfortable with dancing at her son’s wedding. She and her son have had a great bonding experience and priceless memories.

Tip 1 – Talk to your son about what you would like to do together

Tip 2– Pick a song

Tip 3– Set your expectations according to the time you have available. You can get up and do a couple of steps in a few hours, 6-8 hrs. You can add some turns, 9-15 hrs. you can do a medley.

Tip 4– Start lesson 3-6 months in advance of your wedding according to your plan

Tip 5– Relax at the wedding, you have it covered.

Mother/Son Dance Songs

Song Title Artist

Baby Mine Allison Krause

Baby Mine Bette Midler

Because You Loved Me Celine Dion

Every Mother’s Dream Teresa James

Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor

I’ll Always Be Your Mother Lynn Leonti

Moon River Andy Williams

My Wish Rascal Flatts

Simple Man Lynard Skynard

Stand By Me Ben E. King

Three Times a Lady Lionel Richie

Time in a Bottle Jim Croce

Unforgettable Nat King & Natalie Cole

What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong

You are the Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder

You Light Up My Life Debbie Boone

You Raise Me Up Josh Groban

You’ve Got a Friend in Me Randy Newman

I hope you dance

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