First Dance Songs
Helpful Hints for Picking a First Dance Song
- Moderate Tempo - Choose a song with a moderate tempo. Very fast songs are an obvious challenge, but slower songs aren’t the easiest to dance to, either.
- Audible Bass or Drums - See if you can pick out the drums or bass lines. A strong rhythm section will help you stay on the beat and keep a consistent pace.
- 3 Minutes Long - Try for a song that is between 2.5 and 3.5 minutes long (or one that can be cut down to about 3 minutes). This time frame is just long enough to show off, but not so long that you’ll have to repeat all the same moves over and over again.
- Pick a Song You LIKE!- Your first dance is a moment just for the two of you. Pick a song that makes you laugh or smile. It will make you less nervous, and if it naturally puts a smile on your face, that’s one less thing you have to remember to do!
Suggestions from our Instructors
Of course, you and your fiancée should select a song that is special for both of you. Our instructors are comfortable working with everything from jazz standards to top 40 and anything in between. Use these suggestions as a starting point, and if you still haven’t decided by the time of your first lesson, don’t worry – our instructors will have plenty of recommendations and suggestions to help you pick the best song for you as a couple.
|“More “||Bobby Darin|
|“Cheek to Cheek “||Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald|
|“Deed I Do “||Ella Fitzgerald|
|“The Way You Look Tonight “||Frank Sinatra|
|“It Had To Be You “||Harry Connick, Jr.|
|“Dance Me To The End of Love “||Madeleine Peyroux|
|“So Nice To Come Home To “||Nancy Wilson|
|“Everything “||Michael Buble|
For private lessons, feel free to bring your song on a CD or iPod so that we can start using it during the first lesson.
We look forward to helping you pick the music that will inspire a fabulous dance and great photos.