Say Yes to Attending a Father-Daughter Dance 

Fred Astaire Dance Studios encourages you to attend a father-daughter dance to help strengthen your relationship and build memories that will last a lifetime.  


Girls are bombarded with multiple messages about their bodies, intelligence, and strength as they grow. At least eight out of 10 girls let concerns about their appearance limit their participation in activities, according to research conducted by the Dove Self-Esteem Project, a nonprofit designed to help improve confidence in girls. By age 13, 53% of American girls are “unhappy with their bodies,” the National Organization for Women reported. Dads can empower their daughters and improve their self-esteem by being good listeners as they cope with body image, peer pressure, and confidence. Fathers and father figures have the opportunity to set a positive example by being present, supportive, and modeling ideal relationships.  


Putting on fancy duds and twirling your daughter around the dance floor is a rite of passage for many dads. Father-daughter dances are becoming increasingly popular ways for dads to connect with their children and have fun. Spending quality one-on-one time with one of their favorite role models in a fun setting can help girls learn social skills and provide a welcome escape from day-to-day routine. Father-daughter dances help build confidence and offer teaching moments where girls can learn valuable life lessons.  


Perfecting Wedding Day Moments at FADS 

Fred Astaire Dance Studios helps fathers get ready for another big dancing milestone — the father-daughter dance on their wedding day. A memorable father-daughter dance is a great accompaniment to the first dance of the bride and groom.  


Weddings can be stressful and chaotic. Taking a beat to spend one-on-one time with your daughter on the dance floor is invaluable. But being the center of attention can be daunting for some dads. Unlike the father-daughter dances you attended with her as a child, dancing at her wedding will put you in the spotlight. Our dance instructors can help you brush up on your dance moves as you prepare for the big day.  


Fred Astaire Dance Studios offer private and group ballroom dance lessons in our studios for both singles and pairs. We strive to teach people the art of ballroom dancing in a fun, social atmosphere. Learning to waltz, cha-cha, and tango is a low-impact workout and can help you get in tip-top shape for the big day. 


If you want to make a big splash and get the party started at your daughter’s reception, Fred Astaire Dance Studios instructors can help you choreograph an upbeat number that will make guests smile. Check out the energy these father-daughter duos generated at the reception. 


This daddy-daughter combo shocked everyone, and the mother of the bride’s reaction is priceless. Under the guise of tennis lessons, the pair learned some dance moves to impress the crowd.  

The video from Mikayla Ellison Phillips and her dad Nathan’s, father-daughter dance went viral. The pair danced to new hits and classics, including MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This” and “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones.  


Dads aren’t the only important men in a bride’s life. Check out how this sister made her brothers feel special at her wedding reception at Sangaste Castle in Estonia.


Create memories with your daughter at Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Contact your local Fred Astaire Dance Studios and schedule a lesson to learn more about our wedding dance programs.