Wedding Line Dances
Wedding Line Dances
Here at Bella Ballroom Dance Studio, we love specializing in working with wedding couples as they prepare to celebrate their union and dance as part of their big day. We also enjoy helping their family members, friends and bridal parties get ready to shake it as part of the parent dances, grand entrance, and reception. Reception dancing can be one of the most fun parts of the wedding to help students prepare for as it’s something that everyone can participate in. Popularly wedding DJs will include some line dance music at the reception so guests can participate together in a well-known group dance. A Line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps that a group of people can dance in one or more rows generally facing the same direction. Line dances are great because no partner is needed and they can be simple enough so even the non-dancer can join in on the fun. Most people associate line dancing with Country music and might assume not to find them at a wedding unless the bride and groom are Country music fans. While Country line dancing is embraced the most by Country Western fans, there are several line dances that have been choreographed to other popular genres of music. It’s these line dance that are often found at weddings, cruises, dance parties and other events. For those looking to learn a little more about popular Wedding Line Dances, read on to discover what’s out there. Join us here at Bella Ballroom and we’d be delighted to teach you the moves and help you master all the steps needed to light up the dance floor at your next line dancing opportunity!
The Electric Slide
The Electric Slide is a line-dancing classic. I first learned the Electric Slide when I was Junior High as part of P.E. and it has stayed with me ever since. The Electric Slide is a simple, fun dance that has become quite the dance staple at weddings. The dance is sometimes called “The Electric” and was choreographed by Ric Silver to Marcia Griffith’s song “Electric Boogie” in 1976.
The Cupid Shuffle has topped the Wedding Line Dance charts since it’s creation. The song released in 2007 by Cupid on his album Time for a Change. The line dance starts with walking steps to the right and left, followed by low kicks, and a step-twist. The song’s lyrics tell dancer’s what to during it’s chorus and only features three moves which repeat in different directions so it’s a fun number for dancers of all levels to join in on. The dance is often compared to the line dance done to DJ Casper’s “Cha Cha Slide.” The song and dance were featured in a scene at the end of the film Jumping the Broom in 2011. In 2008, the dance was featured in the music video game Dance Central 3 as party of the 2000s dance craze.
Cha Cha Slide
The Cha Cha slide was born in Chicago in 2000. The line dance created to DJ Casper’s song has become a staple at weddings, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, proms, and any party with a reason to get down on the dance floor. Willie Perry Jr. wrote the lyrics for the original “Casper Slide Part 1” in 1998 and the song’s dance was heavily inspired by the Chicago stepping movement. A few songs and dances later, the Cha Cha Slide evolved and was embraced by dancers all over the United States.
The Whip/Nae Nae
“Watch Me” is the debut single by American rapper Silentó that inspired the dance known as the Whip or the Nae Nae. In April of 2015 the song was released with an accompanying music video that inspired the dance. The song peaked at number three on Billboard’s Hot 100 in the United States and has made it to the top ten of charts in the United Kingdom, New Zealsand, and Denmark. The song’s dance incorporates dance moves in from various songs including “Crank That Soulja Boy” and “Stanky Legg.” This group dance craze is one of the most recent to hit weddings and parties nationwide.
The Wobble was originally recorded in 2008 by rapper V.I.C. but it didn’t reach it’s popularity until 2011 when it peaked at number 77 on Billoard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The Wobble’s dance features a jump, grooving, wobbling the torso, a rock step, cha-cha step, and turning into the next direction while grooving.
Article by Ziva.