A wedding dance

The dance of the son and mother at the wedding is a touching wedding tradition

The wed­ding of chil­dren is one of the most excit­ing and impor­tant events for par­ents. Per­haps even more sig­nif­i­cant than for the new­ly­weds them­selves. On this day, par­ents let their chil­dren go on a free joint flight through life.

It is very impor­tant to show your par­ents on the day of your mar­riage your love and ten­der­ness, respect and admi­ra­tion. And the dance of young spous­es with par­ents is one of the ways to express filial/daughter feel­ings.

Groom’s dance with mom

This is one of the most impor­tant moments of the wed­ding, the same as the first dance of the new­ly­weds. It must express the strength of the bonds between moth­er and child, the feel­ings that con­tin­ue to bind them, despite the begin­ning of an adult, inde­pen­dent life. Mom gives her son into the hands of her beloved wife, and the son must show his moth­er all his ten­der­ness and grat­i­tude for the years of warmth and sup­port.

This dance evokes ten­der­ness, nos­tal­gia for care­free child­hood and youth.

When choos­ing a per­for­mance style, do not for­get that your moth­er is not a young girl, it is already dif­fi­cult for her to dance a lot. Ask your mom what kind of dance she likes. Usu­al­ly it is a slow waltz to beau­ti­ful music.

But oth­er options are also pos­si­ble.

  • Cool dance to songs from car­toons. You can write a small script for the per­for­mance your­self, make a fun­ny and touch­ing show.
  • Ener­getic dance under pot­pour­ri from incen­di­ary mix­es. There is no need for com­plex move­ments, it is enough to learn a few sim­ple dance steps and rehearse them.
  • Mixed style of per­for­mance — at first a slow dance to a lyri­cal com­po­si­tion, then a sharp tran­si­tion to a pas­sion­ate tan­go or any oth­er excit­ing dance. A well-pre­pared num­ber will cause a storm of delight.
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  • Your moth­er in her youth, most like­ly, loved to dance to folk songs — give her plea­sure, learn her favorite dance (if this does not con­tra­dict the style of the whole cel­e­bra­tion).
  • The best option is to dance to a song of your own com­po­si­tion and per­for­mance (ide­al­ly). You will be able to express in your own words the depth of your feel­ings for your moth­er — the woman who raised you from the cra­dle, raised you, expe­ri­enced with you and for you all your fail­ures and mis­takes. If you are unsure of your voice or self-con­trol at the cel­e­bra­tion, record your song in advance and ask the toast­mas­ter to include it in the ban­quet pro­gram.


You can invite a spe­cial­ist chore­o­g­ra­ph­er to stage this, of course, beau­ti­ful and touch­ing dance, or you can try to do it your­self.

Ben­e­fits of call­ing a spe­cial­ist:

  • he will be able to assess the strengths and weak­ness­es of you as dance part­ners;
  • advise musi­cal com­po­si­tions and style of per­for­mance;
  • pick up the right moves and learn them with you.

The dis­ad­van­tages include the cost of his ser­vices. In a sit­u­a­tion where the bud­get of the fes­ti­val is lim­it­ed, of course, it is bet­ter to man­age on your own.

It is best to pre­pare and rehearse this per­for­mance in advance in order to avoid unpleas­ant sur­pris­es.

When prepar­ing, pay atten­tion to the fol­low­ing fac­tors:

  • suit­able musi­cal com­po­si­tion;
  • ban­quet hall floor­ing mate­r­i­al;
  • shoes;
  • moth­er’s out­fit
  • pho­to and video film­ing of the wed­ding.

First of all, of course, you need to choose a song com­po­si­tion to which you will dance with your moth­er.

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An ide­al option for a slow dance would be a the­mat­ic com­po­si­tion about mom. You can choose from a list.

  1. B. Takhtakhunov — “Thank you, mom.”
  2. A. Mak­lakov “Mom’s eyes”.
  3. E. Mar­tynov “Grat­i­tude to moth­ers.”
  4. M. Zadorin “Mom”.
  5. R. Kari­mov — “Thank you, mom.”
  6. Bon Jovi — Thank you for lov­ing me.
  7. Elvis Pres­ley — “The Won­der of You”
  8. Any oth­er — there are a great many songs about moth­er in any lan­guage of the world. Per­haps you and your moth­er have a com­mon favorite song, then the prob­lem of choos­ing a com­po­si­tion does not exist at all.

For an ener­getic dance to a pot­pour­ri of hits from dif­fer­ent years, look for com­po­si­tions on the Inter­net, choose the right one and learn the nec­es­sary dance fig­ures.

When choos­ing a folk dance, con­sult with your par­ents — they under­stand this bet­ter than the younger gen­er­a­tion. Ask your father to show you the dance moves.

It would be ide­al to start rehearsals long before the cel­e­bra­tion, because the last days before it are too hec­tic and crammed to the lim­it with all sorts of deeds and wor­ries.. You can do this at home, but try to rehearse at least a cou­ple of times in wed­ding clothes and shoes in the ban­quet hall where the cel­e­bra­tion will take place in order to assess the inter­ac­tion of shoes and floor — is it too slip­pery, squeaks and the like.

The moth­er’s out­fit for the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion should be com­fort­able and beau­ti­ful, designed in the style of the wed­ding itself, but not like the out­fit of a young bride. Too wide sleeves will mask the move­ments of the hands, and the nar­rowed sil­hou­ette of the dress will hin­der move­ment.

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Try to dance in such a way that pho­to and video oper­a­tors have the most favor­able shoot­ing angle. The ide­al option would be if you con­sult with them about this before the cel­e­bra­tion.

A great idea would be a back­ground slide show of your child­hood pho­tos.

How to choose the right moment?

Some­times the dance of the young spouse with his moth­er is announced imme­di­ate­ly after the dance of the new­ly­weds. Often, a solemn wed­ding ban­quet is divid­ed into three parts: the first is opened by the bride and groom, the sec­ond by the groom and moth­er, and the third by the bride and her father. Con­sult with the man­ag­er — the toast­mas­ter of the cel­e­bra­tion, he, as a pro­fes­sion­al with exten­sive expe­ri­ence, should choose the per­fect option.

What can be said in the end? Dare, cre­ate, choose what you like — this is your day! Express all your feel­ings in dance! Both to the bride and to the moth­er.

You will see a beau­ti­ful and ener­getic dance of the son and moth­er at the wed­ding in the next video.