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Duet Dance Studio

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2412 W North Ave., #201, Chicago, IL 60647

312.823.8199 | info@duetdancestudio.com

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2515 W North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647

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Duet Dance Studio Chicago offers ballroom dance lessons and wedding dance classes. We teach salsa, swing, tango and waltz dance lessons. Privately and in groups, for adults and kids.

Wedding First Dance Songs by Dance Style

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Get useful tips on ballroom dancing and wedding dance preparation and watch tutorial videos created by Szewai Lee, founder of Duet Dance Studio.

Wedding First Dance Songs by Dance Style

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Having trouble finding a first dance song that is danceable and appropriate for weddings? Here is a list of songs hand-picked by our wedding dance instructors at Duet. There are both classic oldies and contemporary songs to choose from. We've organized them by dance styles so you can choose a song that works best for your favorite moves. Enjoy!

Duet Dance Studio's students, Chris and Christina, performed a beautiful first dance at their wedding. Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography.

Duet Dance Studio's students, Chris and Christina, performed a beautiful first dance at their wedding. Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography.

Rumba

  1. "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

  2. "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King

  3. "Cupid" by Sam Cooke

  4. "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson

  5. "You Send Me" by Sam Cooke

  6. "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" by Frankie Valli

  7. "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder

  8. "In My Life" by The Beatles

  9. "Let's Never Stop Falling In Love" by Pink Martini

  10. "Boy With a Coin" by Iron and Wine

  11. "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

  12. "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel

  13. "Save the Last Dance for Me" by Michael Buble

  14. "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by Barry White

  15. “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac

  16. "Loving You Easy" by Zac Brown Band

  17. "I Found You" by Alabama Shakes

Foxtrot/Swing

  1. "Just a Kiss" by Lady Antebellum

  2. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" By James Taylor

  3. "L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole

  4. "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" by Natalie Cole

  5. "Then" by Brad Paisley

  6. "Everything" by Michael Buble

  7. "It Had To Be You" by Harry Connick, Jr.

  8. "Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You)" Rod Stewart

  9. "I Get a Kick Out Of You" by Frank Sinatra

  10. "You're My Best Friend" by Queen

  11. "Better Together" by Jack Johnson

  12. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

  13. “It’s a Wonderful World” by Peggy Lee

  14. “The Way You Do The Things You Do” by The Temptations

  15. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

Waltz

  1. "Moon River" by Audrey Hepburn

  2. "It is you (I have loved)" by Dana Glover*

  3. "Edelweiss" by the O’Neill Brothers

  4. "If I Knew Then" by Lady Antebellum

  5. "Dance Only With Me" by Perry Como

  6. "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones

  7. "Take It To the Limit" by the Eagles

  8. "Fascination" by Nat King Cole

  9. "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog

  10. "Could I Have This Dance (For the Rest of My Life)" by Anne Murray

  11. "When I Said I Do" by Clint Black

  12. "Open Arms" by Journey

  13. "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

  14. "Around the World" by Nat King Cole

  15. "When the Girl in your Arms is the Girl in your Heart" by Cliff Richards & the Shadows

  16. “Let It Be Me” by Ray LaMontagne

Salsa

  1. "Como Fue" by Ibahim Ferrer

  2. "Tu Amor Me Hace Bien" by Marc Anthony

  3. "Ven Devorame"  Lalo Rodriguez

  4. "Anhelo" by Adolescentes Orquestra

  5. "Just the Way You Are" by Alex D'Castro

  6. "Lady" by Orquesta La Palabra

  7. "You Are My Home" by Chayanne, featuring Vanessa Williams

  8. "Thinking of You" by Lenny Kravitz

  9. "Amores Como el Nuestro"  by Jerry Rivera

  10. "Vivir Lo Nuestro" by Marc Anthony

  11. "Bailando" by Enrique Iglesias

  12. "La Vida es un Carnaval" by Celia Cruz

  13. "Cuando Hablan Las Miradas" by Alberto Barros

 

Do you have a song in mind but don't know how to dance to it? Tell us the title and artist of your song and we can help you figure out which dance style works best. 

Need help choreographing a first dance? Schedule a lesson with us in Chicago, IL! Live far away from us? No problem! Check out our custom video dance instruction now!


Voted as one of Chicago Top 5 Dance Teachers 2013 by Art Intercepts, Szewai (C-Y) has been sharing the joy of partner dance since 2006. She is the founder of Duet Dance Studio, a Chicago dance studio that offers Latin and ballroom dance lessonswedding dance lessons, and BYOB dance parties. Szewai believes partner dancing has the power to connect people and bring people closer. Besides dancing, she enjoys discovering hidden gems in the city, finding great music and making short videos about people and things that inspire her.

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