Did you know – One of the biggest misconceptions regarding your Bridal Dance is that it is likely to be a Waltz.
In fact a Waltz is a dance done to less commonly occurring music which has a ¾ time signature. However, if you want the classic ballroom Waltz look and your song is in 4/4 time the Foxtrot may be a great alternative.
Below we have listed some of the Bridal Dance styles which you could choose to learn for your Bridal Dance.
Don’t worry if there seems like a lot of choices… on your first lesson your dance teacher will give you some advice about what styles may suit your wedding theme, dance floor size and piece of music.
The Latin dance of love is not surprisingly the most common dance used by our wedding couples. It is slow, romantic and can be danced to a lot of the most popular love songs and ballads.
See a Rumba Bridal dance (Andy and Michiyo) on YouTube
This classy ballroom dance complements a more formal wedding style and utilises the space well on a large dance floor. It is traditionally danced to big band music so if your song is by Sinatra or Buble then this may be a good pick for you.
See a Foxtrot Bridal dance (with a little bit of Swing in the middle) (Mr and Mrs John Tucker) on YouTube
The original wedding dance. The Waltz has a formal look to it but can be easily adapted to suit a smaller dance floor. Waltz music has a unique 3/4 time signature, check out some of the songs we have listed to get an idea of which songs you can dance Waltz to.
See a Waltz Bridal dance (Casey and Becca Cox) on YouTube
Mambo, ChaCha, Samba, Salsa, Swing
If you want to shake things up at your wedding and really get the party started then consider trying one of these faster Latin dances.
See a Salsa Bridal dance (Steve and Danny) on YouTube
Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep
Using one of these ballroom dances on a large dancefloor can make a big impact, they take a little more practice to get going, but are great for those couples who want to stand out for their dancing prowess.
See a Tango Bridal dance (Laura and Iulian) on YouTube
Bachata, Zouk Lambada, Bolero, Argentine Tango
These South American dances have a sexy and intimate feel. Choosing one of these less commonly known styles makes for a unique wedding dance.
See a Bolero Bridal dance (Katie and Josh) on YouTube
More detailed info on the different dance styles is available here.
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