What Dance Style Is Best for Your First with Your Spouse? (Part 1)

You have probably wondering what dance style might be the best for you and your new spouse to perform during your reception. We understand that, engaged couples spend plenty of time choosing their first dance song, without considering the dance style that best fit to perform in this very special moment. In this post, we’ve listed some of the most famous dances to help you decide.

The Sway

This is the most appropriate for those who don’t have much time to spend on preparing for their first dance. Choosing this you might get extra time to focus energy on other aspects of wedding planning. This type of dance is similar to the “slow dance” from high school in which you do a simple sway back and forth with arms wrapped around each other. It can be danced to a variety of slow pace songs which allow light, sentimental chatting between the pair, and a great opportunity to relax the mind after the hectic time of wedding planning.

The Slow Dance

This is a more formal than the sway as it consists of a certain “hold” and “touch” – right hands of the couple held together and their left hands placed on either the spouse’s shoulder/upper back or the waist. To begin, do side steps on particular counts then some pivots. It requires more preparation in order to master certain moves, although the choice of song choice will be similar to those of “the sway”. As long as you master the basic move, you can add in slow spins, dips, and lifts to customize the dance.

The Classic Waltz

Different from popular belief, a Waltz dance is faster than a traditional slow dance which includes a few different forms such as American, International, Cajun, Country Western, French, and Viennese. This style will require a bit of choreography as it involves a set of box steps and turning patterns. The selection of song will likely be sweet, modern ballad type.