Top 4 wedding dances
From the fascinating rhythms of jazz to contemporary beats of Rock and Roll, music moves us. Once our toes start tapping, it is only natural to get up and express ourselves through movement. My job for the past 3 decades is to help couples get in touch with their inner groove and find the right moves for them. Over the years I have found these four, main dances, to be the most popular for weddings and social events.
- The Waltz.
The Waltz is the oldest of the dances and the most classic. This romantic classic sweeps around the floor in an elegant and sophisticated way. It is always danced to music in ¾ time.
My top 5 songs for slow waltz are:Come away with me-Nora Jones, If I knew Then-Lady Anebellum, Open Arms- Journey or Miriah Carey, Under the Bridges of Paris-Mask, Could I have this dance for the rest of my life-Anne Murray
Waltz Playlist link
- The Foxtrot.
This is a frisky and fun dance that takes a lovely stroll around the room. Typically to jazz and blues, it can be done to any 4/4 time music.
My top 5 songs for wedding Foxtrot are:
Fever ( Buble or any version) It had to be you- Harry Connick Jr., Fly me to the moon-Frank Sinatra, Bless the Broken Road-Rascal Flatts, La Vie En Rose-Andrea Bocelli
Foxtrot Playlist link
- The Rumba.
This South American dance is slow and romantic, with a sexy swish of the hips. It is typically done to Latin and slow rock songs, but it can be adapted to any 4/4 time music.
My top 5 songs for wedding Rumba:
Fly Love-Jamie Foxx, Everything-Michael Buble, Love is you-Santana, Sway-Pussycat Dolls, Amado Mio-Pink Martini.
Rumba playlist link
- The Night Club two step.
This is a great club dance from the 80’s. It’s swaying movements and running actions are great to rock ballads and contemporary music.
Top 5 songs for wedding Night Club two step:
Amazed-Lonestar, I Do-98 degrees, At Last-Celine Dion, I Could not ask for more-Sarah Evens, From this Moment-Shania Twain.
Night Club two step playlist link
I am often asked which of these dances are the easiest. My experience has been that it is the one that you relate to. Each person is unique, and finds different movements appeal to them. I often have my couples try them all to see what fits. Then we can make a plan that best fits their needs, wants and desires for their first dance.
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