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Why does learning to dance have to stop with just the Bride & Groom?

Sharing your learning to dance experience can be a wonderful opportunity to do something special with your family. It can be a way for the bridal party to get to form a bond before the wedding, or for your parents and in-laws to spend some special time with you and with each other around this special time.

Below are some ideas for how your families can be invited to share this experience with you.

Your parents and the bridal party may like to take some lessons with you so that they can join in your dance half way through your song or for the second song. If using an upbeat (party starter type) second song the bridal party could learn a separate style (like Swing, Salsa or ChaCha) than the one you are using for your bridal dance.

Some songs that people have used as a second song to include the Bridal Party:

  • I’m a Believer – Smash Mouth
  • Like It Like That – Guy Sebastian
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
  • Forever – Chris Brown
  • DJs Got Us Falling In Love Again – Usher

Your parents may also like to be invited to take lessons with you to prepare a specific father daughter dance and/or mother son dance. These dances could occur separately or all together in one song and could even include the mother of the bride and father of the groom dancing together.


Some songs that people have used for a father-daughter dances:

  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton
  • Wonderful Tonight – Michael Buble
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • The Best is Yet to Come – Michael Buble
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Through the Years – Kenny Rogers
  • The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
  • She – Elvis Costello
  • Little Ray of Sunshine
  • So Much – Newton Faulkner
  • Cindarella
  • I Loved Her First – Heartland
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

An example format for the nights dances: The bride and groom do a romantic dance together upon entering the reception. Later in the night after the cake has been cut the bride and father of the bride can do a dance together and half way through the groom can bring his mother on, the bride can bring her father-in-law up and the father of the bride can bring his wife up. Directly after this song there could be an upbeat song in which all 3 aforementioned couples and the bridal party couples start dancing and then gradually bring other guests up to dance as the song progresses.

Contact us now to find out how to incorporate your family and Bridal Party into your Wedding Day dancing fun!