How to Choose a Wedding Dance Song

Couple first wedding dance

Picking a song for your first wedding dance should be a fun chore to cross off your to-do list. But, choosing a song that will hold a special place in your heart as the years go by can be tricky. Fred Astaire Dance Studios has some tips to help you pick the right tune and make your first dance memorable.


Agree on a Rhythm

 Come to an agreement on a comfortable rhythm that matches your skill level. If you can both handle the fancy footwork required for a fast-paced tune, go for it. If dancing in front of a crowd and being the center of attention makes you want to run for the hills, a slow song with a consistent beat is likely to be your best bet.


Make a List

 You and your soon-to-be spouse might enjoy blasting hip hop while you cook dinner together or tapping your cowboy boots to fast-paced country tunes, but the song you choose for your first wedding dance needs to be sentimental. Set aside time to make a list of songs that hold a special place in your heart. Options may include a song from the first concert you attended together or the tune that played on the car stereo during your first date. Jotting down songs that remind you of each other will help you narrow down your options to find a favorite.


Take a Unique Approach

Don’t be afraid to try something new. If you’re having trouble finding one song that fits the bill, consider creating a mash-up of some of your favorite tunes.


Schedule a Wedding Dance Lesson

Perhaps you are the life of the party, but your spouse’s idea of a stellar night is to Netflix and chill. One way to calm your nerves is to brush up on your dance moves by scheduling dance lessons at your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Our certified dance instructors can help give you the confidence you need to rule the dance floor at your wedding. They can help you choreograph a first dance, provide basic instruction, and help improve your dance skills.


In addition to getting you ready for the big day, dance lessons are an opportunity to connect with your spouse. Planning a wedding can be stressful and time-consuming. Dealing with unique family dynamics and high catering costs can take a toll. Scheduling a break from planning to spend quality time with your partner is a priority. Many of our students start taking dance lessons when they get engaged and discover a fun new hobby they enjoy doing together.


If you need some inspiration, take a look at these romantic clips of newlyweds dancing to the first dance at their reception.


When two ballroom dancers get married, it’s likely the first dance is going to be impressive. Check out this couple’s first dance to “I Won’t Give Up” by Christina Grimmie.


Inspired by the film “Dirty Dancing,” this couple recreates the movie’s big dance scene for the first dance at their wedding.


Weddings don’t need to be all hearts and flowers. This couple got the party started with a unique twist during their first wedding dance.


Schedule a Lesson at FADS!

Fred Astaire Dance Studios can help you feel the magic of dance together and get you ready to impress on your big day. To schedule a lesson and learn about our introductory offer, contact your local studio.