Top wedding dance songs: How to pick the Song for your first dance.

Your first dance is nothing to stress out about!  Here are some helpful tips on choosing a song for your big day.  Once you have picked a song, the rest is easy.  Ask yourself a few simple questions:

Do we have “a song?”  You know a song that has been in your life and reminds you of something, one that says something about you or makes you feel a certain way.  If the answer is YES….USE IT!  Your dance instructor will find a way to make it work on the dance floor.  Every song is danceable!


Are we a traditional couple with a classic and timeless vibe?

Look confident and elegant to any of the following songs.  Pull at guests heart strings with songs they are familiar with and may have danced to themselves.

The traditional and timeless songs:

Can’t Help Falling In Love With You:  Elvis Presley

At Last:  Etta James

The Way You Look Tonight:  Michael Buble

Sway:  Dean Martin

It Had To Be You:  Harry Connick Jr

The Best Is Yet To Come:  Frank Sinatra or Michael Buble



Do we want something timeless and little more up beat?  

These songs are classics, but feel a little more up beat and catchy.  We like to call them the fun and flirty classics.  You will look great moving around the dance floor with confidence and a little bounce in your step.

Fun and Flirty Classics: 

Beyond The Sea:  Frank Sinatra or Robbie Williams

The Way You Look Tonight:  Frank Sinatra

Ain’t That A Kick In The Head:  Dean Martin

Sway:  Micheal Buble or Rosemary Clooney

Moon Dance:  Van Morrison or Micheal Buble

Just One Look: Doris Troy

‘S Wonderful: Sarah Vaughan



WeddingCS2We wanna dance!

Get your dance on and whirl around the dance floor with this list.  Impress your guests with an up beat Foxtrot, Swing or Hustle.

Toe tappers they won’t forget!

I Love You I Do:  Dream Girls

You Make My Dreams Come True:  Hall and Oates

Pride And Joy:  Stevie Ray Vaughn

Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Baby:  Berry White

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You:  Michael Buble

Sign Sealed Delivered:  Stevie Wonder

I Can’t Get Enough Of You Love Babe:  Berry White


Do we want a show stopping routine or something we can sway to and enjoy each other?

Sway in a romantic embrace and loose yourselves in these songs.  This list is romantic, soft and just for the two of you.  No need to be over the top or extra flashy, let these beautiful songs take the lead.  BUT don’t forget:  Flare can be added to any dance and song!  It is your day.  Let’s make it exactly what you have always wanted.

Forget about the people and lose yourselves:

Into The Mystic:  Van Morrison

Free:  Zac Brown Band

Make You Feel My Love:  Adele

At Last:  Etta James or Beyonce

I Don’t Dance:  Lee Brice

Thousand Miles:  Vanessa Carlton


Are we looking for something that’s modern and a little out of the box?

The More Modern and Current Trends:

Thinking Out Loud:  Ed Sheern

All Of Me:  John Legend

Can’t Help Falling In Love:  Ingrid Michaelson

Marry Me:  Train

She Keeps Me Warm:  Mary Lambert

Unconditionally:  Katie Perry

Come Away With Me:  Norah Jones

You Are The Best Thing: Ray LaMontagne

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Who cares if it’s not a traditional song.  We love it!

Latch:  Disclosure

Treasure:  Bruno Mars

Sway:  Pussy Cat Dolls

Mirrors:  Justin Timberlake


There are many songs to choose from for your first dance.  Choose one that make you feel amazing.  Your wedding day is full of memories and special moments.  Make sure your first dance looks, sounds and feels just the way you want.  See you in dance class!


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