A wedding dance
A wedding is an important event in the life of newlyweds and their parents. This is a kind of milestone in the beginning of an independent, adult life. Newlyweds, having flown out of their parental nest, will twist their own. For moms and dads, a wedding celebration is a great joy, because their children grew up, met and fell in love with each other, just like they once did.
Moms do not hide their feelings, crying with happiness, and dads try to be solid and calm. However, in the dance of father and daughter, all their mutual love and tenderness spills out.
It has long been believed that the dance of a daughter and a father symbolizes the girl’s complete farewell to her family, the transition to her husband’s family.
In our time, of course, this is no longer the case, but a beautiful tradition is preserved. Therefore, in the program of almost every wedding banquet, a dance of the bride with her father is a separate item.
How to prepare an impressive dance?
To make the dance of father and daughter become one of the most memorable moments of the celebration, it must be prepared in advance — choose a style, a musical composition, rehearse the movements. The choice of a dance genre largely depends not only on the musical taste of the girl’s family, but also on physical capabilities, because often the parents of the newlyweds are already elderly people. Therefore, what is not difficult for young people may be an overwhelming task for them.
Of course, the most popular type of dance between daughter and father is considered to be slow., but lately it has become more and more fashionable to stage a cheerful, incendiary dance to a potpourri of modern songs. Movements can be picked up quite simple, and a cheerful melody will also captivate invited guests to the dance floor. Of course, you need to practice in advance so that the performance at the wedding celebration is perfect.
It is possible to mix styles when the dance starts as slow (for example, white dance), and then the music changes to energetic. With good preparation, you can get a very beautiful number.
If you don’t want platitudes, you can come up with something more original and fun. For example, you can create a comic production for songs from cartoons. It will turn out a funny show that all guests will appreciate. It is also possible to perform some kind of folk dance. Most parents are not oriented in modern directions, but they remember very well how they danced in their youth.
The most touching will be the performance of a song written by his own hand — a gift to his father. If you are afraid that your voice will let you down from excitement, record the song in advance, and at the celebration just dance with dad to it. Believe me, your father will be moved to tears. A good option would be the opposite option — a song composition — a surprise from a father for his daughter. The main thing is to agree in advance with the toastmaster about including it in the celebration script.
A slow dance to a gentle melody is the easiest option, because there are no difficult dance steps in it. Even the most unprepared people can sway rhythmically to the music. However, do not think that this is banal and ugly. In fact, such a moment will be very sweet and touching, especially if you choose the right composition. If you agree to something more complex, you can choose the classic waltz. This is a graceful and majestic dance that will emphasize the importance of this moment in your life.
How to choose a musical composition?
If you have decided on the style of performance, you need to choose the appropriate musical accompaniment. If your choice is an incendiary potpourri, search the internet for songs suitable for the dance moves you decide to perform. Here the choice is unlimited.
For a classic waltz may be suitable:
- “Father’s Daughter” performed by Alsou;
- “White Veil” by Soso Pavliashvili;
- “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton;
- “Wedding Waltz” by Timur Temirov or another composition of your choice.
To perform a normal slow dance, you can choose:
- “Father is next to you” by Leonid Agutin;
- “When we were young” Adele;
- “Dance of Father and Daughter” by Maxim Lidov or any other suitable tune.
Rehearsals are best done in advance, and not on the eve of the wedding celebration. Believe me, during this period of time there will not be enough for anything, too many unresolved trifles will arise at the most inopportune moment. Therefore, rehearse the dance several times in advance in wedding dresses and shoes, test the banquet floor — check if it will not slip, creak, etc.
Consult with photo and videographers who will shoot the celebration about the angle to get beautiful photos and a touching video.
When is the best time to dance?
Choosing the moment to dance at a celebration is also a serious matter, because if there is alcohol at the wedding (and this happens in 95% of cases), the drunkenness of the guests can ruin a touching moment. But even at the very beginning of the banquet, you should not dance it. It is better to announce it around the second half of the wedding celebration, so to speak, “for dessert.” Consult with the manager (master of ceremonies), he should have extensive experience in holding such events, so he will definitely recommend the best option.
Summing up, one thing can be said — focus on your desires and opportunities, because this is your holiday. And the dance, as one of the most important moments of the celebration, can be the way you want.
You will see the incendiary dance of father and daughter at the wedding in the next video.