Within these wedding dances, even theses standard choices, there’s so many options for making your first dance something really special. The choice of wedding song will be your greatest choice, and it will likely dictate the style of dance that you do. Let’s talk about each dance style in this article, and how they all relate to wedding dancing.
First, there is Foxtrot. The Foxtrot originated in 1914, in none other than New York City, by none other than Harry Fox (imagine that). It’s considered one of the most versatile ballroom social style of dances, and it can be danced to a really wide variety of music and tempos. It’s much like a walking, smooth, relaxed style of dance. Sounds easy eh?
Does it compare to swing? Really, does anything compare to swing? Swing is fun, playful, hot, fast (or slow), and marked by a combination of rock steps and triple steps. It can be danced to variety of music, and while lacking the grace (perhaps) of waltz, or the formality of foxtrot, it’s for the young (or young at heart). Uptempo music that makes you want to move – it’s a very common first wedding dance to be found at a wedding, and wedding songs in swing are covered by most wedding bands during the wedding reception!
Are there other choices for your wedding dance? Yes, to be sure, there are. These are only the most common wedding dancing styles!