A wedding dance

Dance of father and daughter at the wedding: features of tradition and choice of music

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.

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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.

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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.

Rehearsal Tips

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.

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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.