Dance Styles to consider for your First Dance.

Thera are lots of different dance styles and types of dances that can be used in your Firs Dance Choreography. The choices may seem overwhelming. 

That is why we always happy to assist you with choosing your dance style, a perfect song AND a perfect instructor who will be happy to work with you in creating the ultimate wedding dance that suits your personal style.

Listed here are just a few most popular dance styles often used for in wedding dance choreography:

Argentine Tango: Argentine tango is the original tango, and is danced is a close position. Its romantic expression and a special embrace that is built on connection makes it especially beautiful for a wedding couple. It is often called the Dance of Love & Life, which makes it the ultimate wedding dance.

American tango: is characterized by sharper movements that add drama to your dance, and travels more.

Waltz: This dance is smooth and graceful, and travels more on the dance floor. It’s usually danced on a larger floor, and has a rise-and-fall feel to it that almost makes couples look like their floating. Viennese Waltz is a faster, more energetic style of waltz.

Foxtrot: This is the most often requested dance for weddings. It’s smooth and relaxed, yet just enough “pep” to let you move around the dance floor. It goes well with a large variety of music, from classical swing to modern soft rock.

Rumba: This is probably the most common Latin dance for wedding couples, since its slow, sensual movements really convey love on the dance floor! It’s very relaxed, but with hip motions to make it sexier. A lot of traditional and modern music (especially romantic ballads) can be danced with the rumba.

Cha-cha: This exciting, faster dance has a syncopated “cha-cha-cha” rhythm (literally!), and can more easily be danced on a very small floor. Some of the faster Latin and club music can be danced using cha-cha

Salsa: This is the most popular of the Latin dances socially in the US. It is fast and sexy, and uses a lot of hip gyrations and fast turns. It doesn’t travel much, so it’s great for small floors.

East Coast Swing: Also known as “jitterbug” this is the dance that was really popular to early rock and rock of the 50’s. It can be danced to big band music, modern rock, and even classics from the 20’s and 30’s.

West Coast Swing: This is a derivative of lindy hop, but is danced at slower tempos, and with a lot more sex appeal. It’s usually danced to 80’s and 90’s rock, as well as country. It’s characterized by a lot of creativity of movement, especially by the lady.

Lindy Hop: This can be danced to most tempos of music, and is characterized by fast turns and counter-balance with your partner. It’s usually danced to the same type of music as east coast swing, but has a greater variety of movements and stylings.

To see the suggested list of songs for your wedding dance, click on the botton below. 

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