“One way to get attention and liven up the party is with some fun choreography for your wedding. If you want your guests to remember this day, do not miss these original ideas to absolutely shine on the dance floor.”
—Sarah B. from Victory Dance Club – Vancouver Ballroom Dance Classes
Your wedding day is something special, and a perfect opportunity to make it a memorable keepsake is by offering a show on the dance floor to your family and guests.
This tradition, already deeply rooted in Vancouver, is that the bride and groom prepare a choreography, thematic and free form, in order to create a festive atmosphere and fun among the audience.
A huge number of couples have participated in this trend, because the result, when rehearsed well, is incredible, fun and unforgettable. We’ve all seen the viral wedding dance videos on YouTube. If you are looking for the perfect choreography for your wedding, keep reading!
*Video used with permission from Victory Dance Club – 1050 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1E6, (778) 318-0516
Until some time ago, most couples were guided by tradition at the time of the opening dance. But in the last years the originality has become ever more popular. There are many options to choose from, but in general terms we can say that the three most common types of dance for weddings are:
- First dance
It’s a great opportunity to show what they feel for each other: love by dancing glued to each other, mutual admiration when they cross their eyes, and even joy if they have some small mischief! The first dance is the official celebration of your love and commitment, so romantic songs are recommended, with positive messages, reflecting your personal history.
- Dance with parents
You can capture a memorable moment by dancing with your parents and your partner’s parents. A melodic and soft song, or a classic orchestra rhythm will be the best choice.
- Group dance or flashmob
You can add to the choreographies a group of relatives and friends, so that they leave by surprise in the middle of the dance. There are no rules about the number of participants, but it is recommended to choose energetic rhythms and a simple choreography, and maybe also something repetitive so that everyone can learn it.
The choreography you choose should reflect your style and ability, and go according to the chosen song.
Here are 5 ideas of very original choreography, which can serve as inspiration:
- Latin rhythms. Salsa, bachata, merengue, and even cumbia, are great options when dancing is about. As the Latin Americans say, tropical notes will create the best atmosphere. If you include some daring moves, you will amaze everyone.
- Bollywood style. Impress your guests with a choreography inspired by Middle Eastern traditions. The costume, joy and explosion that characterizes them will surely take their breath away.
- Mash-up musical. It consists of selecting several songs and making a musical mix, to change dance styles. They can start dancing a typical waltz (for example, the Blue Danube), and after a few seconds, after a loud scratched disc, or mistake in the music, both come back to see the DJ surprised (of course, as part of Script), to continue dancing something more moved: a pop song, a modern hip-hop, or a reggaetón. Preferably choose current songs, which already have a choreography.
- Back in time. They can make a historical musical route through different times of dance: fifties, sixties, seventies, etc., until arriving at the present time.
- Movies or music videos. They create a choreography based on some classic of a musical like Grease or Mamma Mia. Or why not? Take inspiration from a famous music video, such as Triller by Michael Jackson or Candyman by Cristina Aguilera.
Choose one that only listening to you will make you feel good and project the emotions you want to project. Pay attention to both the melody (something cheerful, as we are talking about a party atmosphere) and letters, to make sure they give an appropriate message for a wedding. As for the duration, try not to exceed the 5 minutes to not tire your guests.
The DJ / Band
You can hire a professional music editing service , or a live DJ or band that provides music for choreography.
Try choreography in advance, at least 3 months before the wedding. This will allow your partner and you to feel more comfortable and relaxed on the big day. He thinks that if they arrive with the lesson learned, without nerves and enjoying the dance everything will be much better.
The dance steps
In this sense, it is not necessary to be a professional: your feelings in the eyes of the guests will excite much more than complicated dance steps. In addition, the guests already know that you are not professional dancers, so if you make a mistake, nothing happens.
Many boyfriends upload Youtube their dance choreographiesto YouTube, and these videos can be the best source of inspiration. You may be surprised to find a choreography that comes to you like a ring finger.
You can take private lessons in a dance hall or specialized school. Video the practice sessions and watch them with your partner, this will help them to detect and correct errors.
If necessary, you can also hire a choreographer. Make it a person who has a strong background as a dancer or dance teacher, and experience in setting up wedding dances; Well, you will ensure that you will create a good atmosphere and a strong connection with the public.
Making your wedding extra special
Speaking of trendy and memorable wedding experiences, two other wedding items that are as popular as ever in Vancouver are the classic limousine rental and the more recently popular photo booth rental.
People have been taking the opportunity to rent luxurious transportation for their weddings for as long as most of us can remember. That trend is still going strong and it’s rare to attend any wedding in Vancouver where there isn’t some sort of special transportation arrangement with classy vehicles. The kind of vehicle you choose really helps set the tone of your wedding and is a memorable experience for the wedding couple. A highly recommended and reputable limo rental company in Vancouver is KJ Limousine Services which has been around since 2004. They can be contacted at 7871 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X8H3, (604) 377-1618.
Photo booth rentals have only come to be widely used within the past decade or so and has expanded into many other areas including birthdays, graduations, holiday parties etc. Photo booth rentals are fabulous in that it’s something your guests can do to keep themselves very well entertained during the quieter parts of the wedding reception. Not only that, photo booths provide a great take-home gift for your guests. After the wedding day, you and your guests can laugh at and enjoy the silly group photos your friends took at the photo booth. One fairly new but very popular company is That Photo Booth Guy – Photo Booth Rental Vancouver Many reviewers talk about their fantastic service, quality photo booth and very competitive rates. That Photo Booth Guy can be contacted at 11671 Seahaven Place, Richmond, BC V7A 3L8. (778) 838-2041.
Remember that, after all, the important thing is the attitude and the joy with which you and your partner live this experience, so relax, and above all enjoy the moment!
As you can see, regardless of your skill level or experience, you can also surprise your family and friends with a personalized choreography. Do you dare to ride yours?