Dance Ideas

There are a number of participation dances to choose from, and here are just a few examples.

SNOWBALL DANCE:  This dance starts with just one couple dancing. After about 30 seconds, they separate and each person picks up another person. After about 30 seconds the two couples split and pick up new partners, and so on, eventually picking up an entire dance floor of people. This can start with the whole bridal party and then snowball from there.
 
MONEY DANCE:  The guest give the bride or groom some cash for their honeymoon for the privilege of dancing with them for a minute or two. Instead of money, the guest could give personalized notes (which could be at each place setting for the guest to write on) for a dance with the bride or groom.
 
CIRCLE DANCE:  Couples are called up to dance floor and asked to form a circle with the women on the inside facing their male partners on the outside. The DJ then informs the couples that when the song changes, the men or women are to move 1 or 2 or 3 partners to the right or left. It can also be mixed up with men / women switching partners and the number of partners to move right or left. The dance ends when you end up with your original partner.
 
THE GENERATIONS DANCE:

1. The bride & groom are called up to the dance floor and all married couples attending the reception are called up to join them for a slow dance / waltz.

2. At the end of the song all couples are asked to remain on the dance floor for a second song unless they have been married for less than ten years. The couples married for less than 10 years are asked to "Take A Break" from the dance floor, leaving the couples married at least 10 years to start the next song. about 30 seconds into the 2nd song couples married less than 15 years are asked to "Take A Break" from the dance floor, --- then 20, then 30, and etc until only one couple ( or a few couples if there is a tie ) are left on the dance floor having been couple(s) married the longest.

3. At the end of this song, the DJ asks the couple(s) to introduce themselves. Each couple is asked to offer the bride 7 groom any words of advice to help them make their marriage as strong as their own, or tell their secret to a long and happy marriage. After the couple(s) respond, a 3rd song is introduced as a dedication to the couple(s) married the longest and the bride & groom are invited to join them. (in a usually upbeat song)

Then everyone else is invited back to the dance floor to continue the celebration.

 

 

Below are just a few music suggestions for cutting the cake from our extensive music catalog.

 

OTHER PARTICIPATION DANCES INCLUDE:

 

HOKEY POKEY

YMCA

MACARENA

CHICKEN DANCE

WE ARE FAMILY

MACHO MAN

ELECTRIC SLIDE

COTTON EYED JOE

THE HAND JIVE

THE HUSTLE

THE LIMBO

CHARLESTON

CUPID SHUFFLE

CHA CHA SLIDE

 

First Dance: EVERYTHING I DO ( I DO IT FOR YOU ) ... BRYAN ADAMS
  ALWAYS & FOREVER ... HEAT WAVE OR LUTHER VANDROSS
  FAITHFULLY ... JOURNEY
  ENDLESS LOVE ... DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE
  HERE & NOW ... LUTHER VANDROSS
  TRUE COMPANION ... MARC COHN
  BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME ... CELINE DION
  FROM THIS MOMENT ... SHANIA TWAIN
  I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ... WHITNEY HOUSTON
  I FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE ... BARBARA STRIESAND & BRIAN ADAMS
  I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME ... JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY
  T KNEW I LOVED YOU ... SAVAGE GARDEN
  HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY ... ROD STEWART
  I'LL BE ... EDWIN McCLAIN
  AMAZED ... LONE STAR
  KEEPER OF THE STARS ... TRACY BYRD
  IT'S YOUR LOVE ... TIM McGRAW &FAITH HILL
  I SWEAR ... JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY
  I CROSS MY HEART ... GEORGE STRAIT
  THIS I PROMISE YOU ... N-SYNC
  MY BEST FRIEND ... TIM McGRAW
  BACK TO ONE ... BRIAN KNIGHT
  AT LAST ... ETTA JAMES
  ALL MY LIFE ... K-CI & JO JO
  TRUELY MADLY DEEPLY ... SAVAGE GARDEN
  LOST IN  THE MOMENT … BIG & RICH
  ORANGE SKY … ALEXI MURDOCH
  DREAM A LITTLE DREAM … MAMAS AND THE PAPAS
  WHEN I LOOK AT YOU … MILEY CYRUS
  BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD … RASCAL FLATTS
  MY BEST FRIEND … TIM MCGRAW
  I NEED YOU … TIM MCGRAW / FAITH HILL

 

Father/Daughter Dance BUTTERFLY KISSES ... BOB CARLISLE
  DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL ... MILLS BROTHERS
  BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME ... CELINE DION
  COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE ... ANNE MURRY
  STAND BY ME ... BEN E. KING
  WIND BENEATH MY WINGS ... BETTE MIDLER
  THE DANCE ... GARTH BROOKS
  UNFORGETTABLE ... NAT KING COLE
  CRAZY ... PATSY CLINE
  WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD ... LOUIS ARMSTRONG
  I LOVED HER FIRST … HEARTLAND
  IT WON’T BE LIKE THIS FOR LONG … DARIUS RUCKER
  ONLY YOU CAN LOVE ME … KEITH URBAN
  MY LITTLE GIRL
  I SAW GOD TODAY … GEORGE STRAIGHT

 

Grand Entrance:

1999 ... PRINCE

 

2001 SPACE ODESSY

 

20 CENTURY FOX THEME

 

A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS ... JOE COCKER

 

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE ... BEATLES

 

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST ... QUEEN

 

L.O.V.E. ... NAT KING COLE

 

BEAUTIFUL DAY ... U2

 

ROCKY THEME  "GONNA FLY NOW"

 

ANTS MARCHING ... DAVE MATHEWS

 

AMERICAN PATROL ... GLENN MILLER

 

BREEZIN ... GEORGE BENSON

 

PETER GUNN ... HENRY MANCINI

 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE THEME

 

CELEBRATE ... THREE DOG NIGHT

 

BANANA WIND ... JIMMY BUFFET

 

SHAKE IT

 

JAMES BOND THEME

 

INDIANA JONES THEME

 

DANGER ZONE

 

 

 

Cake Cutting:

A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON . LOUIS ARMSTRONG

 

AS TIME GOES BY ... JIMMY DURANTE

 

CHAPEL OF LOVE ... DIXIE CUPS--

 

HAPPY TOGETHER ... THE TURTLES

 

HOW SWEET IT IS ... JAMES TAYLOR

 

I GOT YOU BABE ... SONNY & CHER

 

IN MY LIFE ... THE BEATLES

 

IT HAD TO BE YOU ... HARRY CONICK JR.

 

LOVE & MARRIAGE ... FRANK SINATRA

 

WHEN I'M 64 ... THE BEATLES

 

SUGAR SUGAR … THE ARCHIES

 

DEC ( OH WHAT A NIGHT ) … FRANKIE VALLEY

 

ELECTRIC AVE … EDDIE GRANT

 

 Mother / Son Dance:

MY WISH … RASCAL FLATTS

 

I HOPE YOU DANCE … LEANN WOMACK

 

THE WONDER OF YOU … ELVIS PRESLEY

 

WIND BENEATH MY WINGS … BETTE MIDLER

 

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD … LOUIS ARLSTRONG