4 Killer wedding Dance Ideas

Photo CC: Blessed Wedding

Photo CC: Blessed Wedding

Your wedding dance doesn’t have to hit 10 million YouTube views for it to be special. On the other hand, playing it safe swaying side to side to music from your prom will put your audience to sleep.

So what’s the middle ground?

4 Killer Wedding Dance Ideas

Each of these dances will

1. Make a statement

2. Are easy to learn

3. Can be used after your wedding (you know when you’re married)


It’s your day, why not take full advantage of it with a dance like the passionate Tango? Contrary to public opinion, Tango is a lot easier than it looks, but it packs a punch in the drama department.

Take it further: Wardrobe department! Swap out your wedding gown for a sultry tango dress, complete with fishnets, and the garter toss alone will have 10 million YouTube views.


It may not sound sexy, but gliding around the dance floor to music by Sinatra, Ella, or Postmodern Jukebox will change everyone’s minds. Foxtrot is a traveling dance that is incredibly functional. You can plug and play this dance at any black tie, reception, or corporate function.


Liven up the place with the all American classic ­ the Swing. Whether you’re into big band, jazz, rock, or even pop ­ Swing is the most versatile uptempo dance, and it’ll save your skin for the remainder of your wedding reception.


Want to really turn some heads for your first dance? Try using the world’s most popular Latin dance ­ Salsa. This dance offers plenty of post­-wedding date nights at local salsa clubs. A great first dance performance using Salsa usually requires an encore.

Final Thought

These are the dances, the tools. The real trick to a Killer Wedding dance is preparation. For years a first dance was overlooked, but not anymore. One of the biggest trends in wedding dance lessons is an early start. The sooner you do that, the sooner you can work on delivering a great first dance, and sexy dance dates for years to come. Getting started is easy at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Learn how they teach, and why they’ve been the leader in dance instruction since 1912.

- Chris Lynam