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Wedding Dances Order

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First Things First: Wedding Dance Lessons

If the idea of a traditional ballroom stye dance before a crowd mortifies you consider lessons at a local dance studio. Most studios offer private or group lessons.  Consider Dance with Lucinda or Arthur Murray Dance Studio. You can opt to learn the traditional waltz or spice it up with the fox-trot, swing, rumba, tango or salsa-the choice is your’s. Or consider an ethnic dance that celebrates your heritage. Ethnic dance includes:

  • Jewish: the Horah
  • Italian: the Tarantella
  • Irish: a Jig
  • Scottish: Highland Fling
  • Greek: the Kalamatianos

First Dance Order

Traditionally, the bride and groom dance together first while the guests watch. Select a song that is meaningful to the both of you and appropriate to the occasion. As mentioned in a previous post First Dance Songs read the words carefully to make sure they convey the right meaning. Guests may dance before you and your husband hit the dance floor. When it is time for the first dance, the MC will announce the two of you and the dance floor will clear. Following is the traditional order of the first-dance:

  1. Bride and Groom
  2. The Bride’s father cuts in and dances with the bride while the groom dances with his mother-in-law
  3. Bride and father-in-law. Groom and his mother.
  4. Bride and best man. Groom and honor attendant
  5. The MC invites the wedding party to the dance floor.
  6. All guests are invited onto the dance floor.

Wedding Dances Order was last modified: May 3rd, 2017 by Rachel Sommer