A wedding dance

Features of choosing and preparing a wedding dance

The dance of the new­ly­weds is con­sid­ered one of the impor­tant events dur­ing the wed­ding. There is no unequiv­o­cal ques­tion of which style to choose, it all depends on the pref­er­ences of the new­ly­weds. Waltz is cho­sen by most cou­ples, as it char­ac­ter­izes the cel­e­bra­tion in the best way.

What style to choose?

The first wed­ding dance of the bride and groom should be easy, relaxed. It is bet­ter to stop at one that will not be dif­fi­cult. How­ev­er, it can be an incen­di­ary tan­go, ori­en­tal or a dance with a sur­prise.

As for the waltz specif­i­cal­ly, both part­ners must feel each oth­er, so chore­o­graph­ic prepa­ra­tion may be required. To clas­si­cal music, a beau­ti­ful and unusu­al dance evokes pleas­ant emo­tions among guests. He is trained with sup­port for sev­er­al days, so that in the end every­thing turns out as it should. It is espe­cial­ly dif­fi­cult for new­ly­weds who have to deal with this style for the first time, but with a good spe­cial­ist, as a result, all dif­fi­cul­ties can be over­come.

If both part­ners are not afraid to express their own feel­ings, which are very active in life, then it is bet­ter to pay atten­tion to the fiery tan­go. There is so much fire and pas­sion in this dance that the audi­ence lights up with this spark, and a good mood reigns at the wed­ding all evening. Don’t think that tan­go is just a few moves learned for an event. No, this is a real per­for­mance, where young spous­es act as the main actors. A mod­ern styl­ish dance will sure­ly cause a storm of emo­tions, while a gen­tle and roman­tic dance will allow you to share your feel­ings and ener­gy with oth­ers. You need to dance as if there is no one around for every­thing to go well.

Lati­no is becom­ing increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar, but it is suit­able for tem­pera­men­tal peo­ple, since expres­sion and fire­works of emo­tions reign on the site dur­ing per­for­mance. But it is not so easy to learn these move­ments on your own, so it is bet­ter to con­tact a spe­cial­ist who will help you under­stand them. Guests will be in awe of this soul-stir­ring per­for­mance.

Young cou­ples want such an event as a wed­ding to be remem­bered for­ev­er, so they are ready to make a sac­ri­fice and choose not tra­di­tions, but some­thing orig­i­nal for the guests. There­fore, more and more often the wed­ding dance is a real staged show. From the clas­sics they move on to more dar­ing ideas. You can start with a tra­di­tion­al waltz and end up with crazy rock and roll.

In fact, there are many options — you can just show your imag­i­na­tion or con­tact a spe­cial­ist who can help. The most fun dances that could cheer up at a wed­ding are:

  • jive;
  • twist;
  • Latin Amer­i­can;
  • rock­’n’roll.

For some, prepa­ra­tion becomes a test of strength, since most young peo­ple have nev­er tak­en up chore­og­ra­phy. You need to under­stand that the tra­di­tion­al out­fit is not intend­ed for active move­ments, which is why the waltz is most often cho­sen, or the new­ly­weds need to pre­pare addi­tion­al clothes to per­form the dance.

Any extra­or­di­nary pro­duc­tion looks orig­i­nal, the main thing is that the bride and groom feel hap­py and try to include the guests in the plot.

How to choose the perfect music?

The song is of par­tic­u­lar impor­tance because it is remem­bered for a long time by the new­ly­weds and guests. Depend­ing on the dance, the choice of com­po­si­tion will dif­fer, but there are no clear cri­te­ria, since there is a huge amount of music in the world, and it depends only on the pref­er­ences of the new­ly­weds which par­tic­u­lar melody should be cho­sen.

You can sug­gest Sin Ti — Olga Tanon as an option for sam­ba, if it is an incen­di­ary tan­go, then Tan­go Forte — Duplex Inc. An active cou­ple who decid­ed to per­form a rum­ba as their first dance should bet­ter turn their atten­tion to the com­po­si­tion Am Who I Am — Lara Fabi­anI.

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When you want to per­form a waltz, you should choose between Sans voir le jour — Enri­co Macias and Blut — Wiener. Angels — the Base­balls are the best for rock and roll dance.

Important nuances

When choos­ing a dance style, details play a huge role. This is not only what the new­ly­weds will wear, but also the wed­ding venue, shoes and oth­er impor­tant issues.


Danc­ing needs space. If it is not enough, then you should not choose a too active style, as it will be dif­fi­cult to per­form it. On a small plat­form, the waltz looks beau­ti­ful and organ­ic, since in a pair both part­ners move in the same direc­tion, there is no need to move too far from each oth­er. If the room has a low ceil­ing, then set­ting with high sup­port can ruin every­thing.

Absolute­ly not suit­able for such a space, Latin and rock and roll. The bride will have to jump on her hands, there is a risk of hit­ting her head on the ceil­ing, so either such a dance must be aban­doned or the num­ber of ele­ments reduced. Be sure to pay atten­tion to the floor­ing. If it is too slip­pery, then you will not be able to move quick­ly, there is a high risk of injury. Par­tic­u­lar atten­tion is paid to shoes. It is desir­able that it be with­out a heel, but you need to under­stand that in this ver­sion it is not suit­able for every type of dance.

If there is par­quet on the floors, it will be great to per­form a retro dance, waltz or lati­no, but before per­form­ing, the shoes must be rubbed with a spe­cial com­pound that will pre­vent the shoes from creak­ing on the floor.


The wed­ding dance should not be delayed, because, although the guests enjoy this spec­ta­cle, they will want to quick­ly return to the toasts and fun. Two or three min­utes are enough for invit­ed friends and rel­a­tives to shoot a short video and take mem­o­rable pho­tos. More­over, the new­ly­weds them­selves can get very tired, short­ness of breath will appear, both will sweat. The task of the wed­ding dance is to show your love and affec­tion, and not to win the relay.

Clothing and footwear

The bride always tries to choose beau­ti­ful shoes for a good dress, but it often hap­pens that they do not always fit the dance, so it is bet­ter to pre­pare a spare, more sta­ble pair. It is bet­ter to pay atten­tion to bal­let shoes, wedges or wide heels, but not to buy stilet­tos, because inex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing active move­ments can cause injury and the hol­i­day will be remem­bered not by pleas­ant impres­sions, but by unbear­able pain.

Too big a heel makes a girl taller, so if young peo­ple have a slight dif­fer­ence in height, you should be very care­ful about this part of the wardrobe so that the bride does not seem taller than her part­ner.


When choos­ing a dance, you must first find out how tables with guests will be dis­trib­uted in the room. If they all stand on the same side, then the cou­ple should move from left to right in the dance so as not to turn their backs to those who have come. If peo­ple are sit­ting in a cir­cle, then the dance will have to move in a cir­cle, since every­one should con­sid­er the new­ly­weds.


Almost every wed­ding today is attend­ed by a pho­tog­ra­ph­er and a per­son with a cam­era, so every­thing needs to be done in such a way that every­one has the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take the best shots, which will then remain in mem­o­ry.

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How to learn?

In order to get the max­i­mum plea­sure from the pro­duc­tion, both guests and new­ly­weds, you will need to mem­o­rize all the ele­ments well and work out each one. The soon­er you start train­ing, the bet­ter the dance will be, as there will be more time to cor­rect mis­takes. It is advis­able to con­tact a chore­o­g­ra­ph­er, because only a spe­cial­ist will be able to teach you how to move cor­rect­ly in a short time. In addi­tion, it is the spe­cial­ist who can find an indi­vid­ual style for a cou­ple and a dance in which it will be easy for both. On aver­age, rehearsals begin one and a half months before the wed­ding. This is enough, even tak­ing into account the employ­ment of both, to learn every­thing to the small­est detail. The orig­i­nal dance takes up to six lessons, but only if the new­ly­weds then repeat the move­ments at home.

If the bud­get is lim­it­ed, you can try and learn the per­for­mance your­self. Numer­ous video tuto­ri­als will help with this. These activ­i­ties have many ben­e­fits:

  • no need to adjust to the time;
  • no pay­ment;
  • no embar­rass­ment;
  • you can choose any accord­ing to the com­plex­i­ty of the move­ment.

The only neg­a­tive is that no one will be able to point out short­com­ings, give advice and show how this or that move­ment can be sim­pli­fied. When study­ing dance on their own, both in a pair can feel con­fi­dent, focus on details. Men espe­cial­ly do not like to look stu­pid, so train­ing at home is one of those pas­times when young peo­ple can become even clos­er to each oth­er. Such a fas­ci­nat­ing cre­ative process draws in, fills the future dance with life.

Any room in the apart­ment is suit­able for rehearsals, you just need to clean the space as much as pos­si­ble and remove excess fur­ni­ture. If we talk not only about the pros, but also about the cons, then the cou­ple should be as moti­vat­ed as pos­si­ble in order to bring the mat­ter to the end. It is not so easy to cal­cu­late your strengths, some­times it hap­pens that a cou­ple choos­es some­thing very dif­fi­cult at first, but after a few weeks they real­ize that it is impos­si­ble to per­form the dance due to the poor prepa­ra­tion of both. As a result, both are upset, time is lost.

It is not easy and with the selec­tion of a com­po­si­tion, it takes a lot of time to find it. It is not always clear from the video how this or that sup­port, turns are per­formed. When dif­fi­cul­ties arise, not every cou­ple reach­es the end and most often just gives up. If one of the part­ners has at least some expe­ri­ence in danc­ing, then every­thing is eas­i­er, it takes up to two weeks to study the pro­duc­tion with con­stant rehearsals. But it’s not enough just to pick up good music, you need to put all the move­ments togeth­er so that they look har­mo­nious. By exclud­ing com­plex sup­ports and oth­er ele­ments from the dance, the learn­ing peri­od can be reduced.

It becomes clear over time how and when to dance, but it is not always easy to fig­ure out on your own which style is best for a cou­ple. Part­ners must nec­es­sar­i­ly take into account their tem­pera­ment, phys­i­cal fit­ness, the char­ac­ter of each. It will be dif­fi­cult for a man who has a larg­er woman to catch her in flight, this must be remem­bered and must be put in the first place.

If there is not much time left before the wed­ding, then it is best to mas­ter the waltz, it always goes well with wed­ding clothes, it can be per­formed in almost any room and no extra effort is required. You can choose any waltz:

  • slow Vien­nese;
  • Boston;
  • fig­ured.
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If a cou­ple has already danced before, it is bet­ter to take the Vien­nese ver­sion as a basis, since it will require plas­tic­i­ty, flex­i­bil­i­ty, and good endurance from part­ners. Boston is ide­al for roman­tics, which is very ele­gant and dis­creet. For those who want the dance to be remem­bered for­ev­er, there is sim­ply no bet­ter option than tan­go. As for the fig­ured waltz, it can be described as a dance with amaz­ing, but uncom­pli­cat­ed move­ments. It is suit­able for girls who are plan­ning a fluffy out­fit with a wide skirt.

If you want the cel­e­bra­tion to be incen­di­ary, then all atten­tion is on rum­ba, sal­sa or cha-cha-cha. Every­one can remem­ber these rhyth­mic move­ments, and their imple­men­ta­tion does not require spe­cial train­ing. It is these dances that are able to demon­strate the whole gamut of feel­ings that new­ly­weds have for each oth­er. Most impor­tant­ly, if one of the cou­ple sud­den­ly for­gets one of the ele­ments, you can eas­i­ly impro­vise, and no one will guess any­thing

There are no spe­cial require­ments in this case for the out­fit and shoes. Enough ele­gant loose dress, com­fort­able shoes and clothes for the groom.

Cou­ples who want some­thing unusu­al can be offered clas­sic styles and retro, the move­ments of which will be com­bined in one pro­duc­tion. Mix always sur­pris­es and pleas­es with its orig­i­nal­i­ty. If you make a selec­tion of music, then the dance will turn into a real per­for­mance for guests, bright and excit­ing. Active and abrupt move­ments are espe­cial­ly good for those cou­ples in which the girl is small and petite, and the man is big and strong.

Basic Mistakes

If you want to learn the dance, be in time for the wed­ding date and not for­get it, you need to rehearse at least once every three days. If you do less, then each time you have to return to the begin­ning. As clothes and shoes, you will need to choose the most sim­i­lar to the wed­ding out­fit, because in this way both part­ners will get used to feel­ing the oth­er half and coor­di­nat­ing their own actions. If there is a train in the out­fit, then it is nec­es­sary to train the dance per­for­mance, con­stant­ly hold­ing some­thing in your hand. A beau­ti­ful dance is always a lot of work, includ­ing cor­rect­ing mis­takes. Of course, none of the guests will demand per­fect per­for­mance from the cou­ple, but I want every­thing to be as har­mo­nious as pos­si­ble on the video and pho­to.

If pos­si­ble, each rehearsal should be filmed so that lat­er at home you can cor­rect the short­com­ings your­self. They ana­lyze not only turns, but also the qual­i­ty of sup­port, the loca­tion of the legs and arms.

Almost all new­ly­weds make the same mis­takes while learn­ing the wed­ding dance. In order not to encounter them, you need to lis­ten to the fol­low­ing tips:

  • if one of the part­ners does not like some­thing in the dance, then you should think about choos­ing anoth­er ele­ment;
  • it is nec­es­sary dur­ing the per­for­mance not to get hung up on the guests, but to enjoy inter­act­ing with a part­ner;
  • do not make a speech longer than three min­utes;
  • before the wed­ding itself, they must train in the clothes in which the dance will be per­formed at the cel­e­bra­tion.

If the cou­ple takes the rehearsal respon­si­bly, then the dance will turn out beau­ti­ful and spec­tac­u­lar. Then guests and rel­a­tives will remem­ber it, and the video can be shown to chil­dren. No need to try to sur­prise those who came, the most impor­tant thing is that both in a pair should feel com­fort­able and not con­strained.

For infor­ma­tion on how to learn a wed­ding dance on your own, see the fol­low­ing video.