Traditional wedding styles for dancing at the reception include foxtrot, waltz and slow dancing moves, but in the recent years more dance styles have evolved and earned spots in the wedding dance lists. Some couples go for a romantic move, while others opt for an energetic and spirited mash up jig.
Knowing about these dancing styles in advance can help you on your wedding day or if you are going to a wedding reception.
This is one of the most popular wedding dance styles. Waltz is a 3/4 time rhythm, which differentiates it from other four beat rhythms. The moves are in a smooth and fluid form that normally rotate around the floor in a counter clockwise direction. There are a variety of waltz dances including: American Waltz, Country Western, Cajun, French and Viennese waltz.
There are contemporary versions of waltz too. Here, the moves are of box steps and turning patterns that rotate both anticlockwise and clockwise. The waltz style started in the mid 19th century and was considered as scandalous for its facing embrace.
Make sure that the wedding dresses which you buy from Sydney are perfect for dancing, because the time rhythm requires a lot of footwork.
Swing dance is generally used to refer to a group of dance styles including jitterbug, Balboa, jive, shag, boogie woogie, Lindy hop, West and East Coast swing. It can be a fantastic choice for a wedding first dance if you are looking for an energetic dancing style for your wedding. It is an American style which originated in Harlem, United States at the Savoy Ballroom. The swing is great and more energetic than other wedding dance styles.
The rumba moves are danced to Latin music that has the fluid and variation with an average BPM of 140. The dancing style is rhythmic, sensual and romantic thus, it can a great choice for a wedding first dance. There are other rumba styles which are slower and easier like salsa, mambo and cha cha. The moves are easy to learn as they are box steps with a variety of break steps (rock steps). This dancing style was derived from a group of other dances that have originated in different countries. The word rumba or rhumba used to mean party but later in the 1920’s and 30’s it was referred to as a dance genre.
So, practice these moves before the wedding day and get ready to rock the floor.
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