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2412 West North Avenue, Suite 201
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.

30 Unique Father-Daughter Dance Songs


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

30 Unique Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Szewai Lee

During a busy wedding reception, the Father-Daughter dance offers a few special moments set aside for you and your dad to spend some personal time together. It’s a chance for him to whisper in your ear how proud he is or a moment for you to thank him for his love and support. The Father-Daughter dance can be a playful expression of joy, or it can be a sweet and tender moment. Ultimately the dance should showcase your relationship, both past and present.

If you’re looking for a unique Father-Daughter dance song that isn’t corny, overplayed, or used by every other bride, you’ve come to the right place. The wedding experts at Duet Dance have assembled a list of songs and identified the dance style(s) which work best for each song. Make sure you check out our other blogs where you can learn the basic steps of several dance styles to DIY a very special Father-Daughter dance.

1. Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Velvet - Smooth Swing and Foxtrot

2. Cecilia and the Satellite by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Rumba and smooth swing.

3. Little Wonders by Rob Thomas - Slow foxtrot and single swing

4. Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan - Single swing and rumba

5. Little Bitty Pretty One by Thurston Harris - Single swing

6. I Got You by Jack Johnson - Rumba and smooth swing

7. I Love You Because by Johnny Cash - Rumba and single swing

8. Only One by Kanye West - Bachata, rumba and smooth swing

9. Daddy by Beyonce - Slow fox and single swing

10. As by Stevie Wonder - Rumba and smooth swing

11. Shining Star by Earth, Wind and Fire - Rumba and smooth swing

12. The Best Part of Me by Lee Brice - Slow foxtrot and single swing

13. Love Without End, Amen by George Strait - Slow foxtrot and smooth swing

14. Memories Are Made of This by Dean Martin - Foxtrot and Single Swing

15. Wild World by Cat Stevens - Foxtrot and Single Swing


16. Sweet Child of Mine by Cheryl Crow - Foxtrot and Single Swing


17. I’ve Just Seen A Face by the Beatles - Smooth Swing and Slow Foxtrot


18. Here Comes the Sun by Nina Simone - Foxtrot


19. Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFarin - Single Swing and Foxtrot


20. Ain’t That Love by Ray Charles - Smooth Swing and Foxtrot


21. Sweet Pea by Amos Lee - Foxtrot and Smooth Swing


22. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys - Foxtrot and Smooth Swing


23. Wildflowers by Tom Petty - Single Swing and Slow Foxtrot (or Two Step if you’re up for a challenge!)


24. By Your Side by Sade - Slow Foxtrot and Single Swing


25. How You’ve Grown by 10,000 Maniacs - Slow Foxtrot


26. Jackie Wilson Said by the Belfast Cowboys - Foxtrot and Single Swing


27. My Darling by Wilco - Slow Foxtrot and Single Swing


28. Sweet Child of Mine by Vitamin String Quartet - Rumba and Smooth Swing


29. Turn! Turn! Turn! By The Byrds - Foxtrot


30. When I’m Sixty-Four by the Beatles - Single Swing and Foxtrot


What's your favorite Father-Daughter dance song? Please share with us! You may also want to check out our Favorite Wedding First Dance Songs!

Need help with your father-daughter dance? Our wedding dance experts at Duet Dance are happy to help you!

Cover photo credit: Modern Wedding Solutions

The Duet Team is a group of friendly dancers who are passionate about helping people and sharing the joy of ballroom dance. And we love to make new friends and have fun at work! Our studio, Duet Dance Studio, is a boutique studio located in Chicago West Bucktown. We offer ballroom dance lessonswedding dance instruction and kids dance classesSkype dance lessons are also available! Dances we teach include Salsa, Swing, Tango, Bachata, Merengue, Waltz and Foxtrot. Sign up for an introductory dance lesson now to get started!