Other Wedding Dance Options
Your first wedding dance can be anything you want it to be. Below are descriptions of some of the other dances we teach from a wedding dance perspective.
Keep in mind that these demonstrations show almost all of the steps we teach for each dance, but that you only really need a couple of steps and some good music to make a dance.
Although Waltz gets more publicity, most popular wedding music is actually perfect for the Foxtrot. In fact, our wedding program is mostly based on Foxtrot tempo music. If you want to stick to the basics, and keep your dance smooth, easy and romantic, then Foxtrot is a perfect choice.
When most people think wedding dance, they think Wedding Waltz. The Slow Waltz is the classic ballroom dance - elegant, romantic and formal. The distinguishing feature of a waltz is its music, which has 3 beats per bar. This means you count 123 to the music. If you have ¾ time music, then this is definitely your dance - otherwise it is definitely not!
If you want to do something a bit more shocking and unexpected, the Tango could be the dance for you. Tango is passionate and dramatic, and with the right music and attitude, it can be extremely intimate. On the other hand, if you are more mischievous you could ham it up a bit and have some fun with it as well.
The Rumba is a slow, sensual and romantic Latin dance that can be easily adapted to almost any music. This makes it a great choice for a wedding dance. You could even choose to make the dance more authentically Latin by getting your hips involved - check out our 'Do it with style' options for whichever steps you choose.
If you want to make your first dance more fun and lively than traditionally romantic, then Swing would be a great choice - especially if your music is big band or classic rock 'n roll. Even if Swing doesn't fit into your vision for your first dance, it is probably the best dance to know for a reception, as the music and steps are a lot of fun and there are a lot people who do know how to Swing.
Cha Cha would be another unique choice as a wedding dance, and if you are a couple in the mood for something cheeky, flirty, fun and Latin, you could have a lot of fun with a Cha Cha. Cha Cha is also great to know for a reception as it can be danced to most pop music.
If you want a completely unique flavour for your first dance - something exciting, spicy, sexy and fun - then Salsa might be your perfect dance. The Salsa lacks in traditional romantic tear-jerking appeal, but would definitely get your guest's attention and set the stage for a very exciting night.