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Duet Dance Studio

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

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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.

How to Create a Surprise Wedding Dance


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

How to Create a Surprise Wedding Dance

Szewai Lee

Surprise wedding dances are getting more and more popular these days. Some couples forgo the traditional first dance and replace it with a hip hop wedding dance. And it doesn’t limit to just the couple dance, you can involve your bridesmaids, groomsmen and even your parents for some fun and jaw-dropping dance performances. Possibilities are endless! Whether you want to surprise your wedding guests with a hip hop first dance, bridesmaids dance or father-daughter dance. In this blog post, we will show you how to create a surprise wedding dance that will wow everyone at your wedding.

Choose a Song

The best way to begin is to find a fun and exciting song that everyone will enjoy. Check out our list of Best Wedding Party Dance Songs.

Find Inspirations

It’s a great idea to see what other couples have done at their weddings and decide what you’d like to do with your partner or your wedding party. You will find a lot of ideas on YouTube. Also, check out these choreographed routines we’ve created below. Feel free to use them as inspirations. You can also receive step-by-step instruction by signing up HERE.

Learn Some Moves

Once you have decided on a song and ideas for your surprise dance, it’s time to get started with some cool dance moves. Don’t know where to begin? Start with these 3 beginner friendly hip hop moves!

Hire a Choreographer

Choreographing a dance routine is no easy task, especially for those of you who are totally new to dance. So, instead of trying to mimic what you’ve seen on YouTube, why not hire a professional choreographer who can create a routine based on your song choice, personalities and dance experiences? Our dance experts at Duet Dance Studio will be happy to help. Click HERE to get started.

Practice and Have Fun

To perform a choreographed surprise wedding dance with confidence takes practice! We suggest giving yourself at least 3 months to prepare for a choreographed wedding dance. It’s a good idea to set up weekly practices leading up to your wedding. That way, not only will you be able to perform confidently at your wedding, you can actually enjoy the process of learning to dance with your future husband/wife or your wedding party. It’s going to be a wonderful bonding experience and stress reliever before your big day. Enjoy!

What is your favorite hip hop dance move? Please comment below.

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Duet Dance Studio is a group of friendly dancers who are passionate about helping people and sharing the joy of ballroom dance. Our physical studio is located in Chicago West Bucktown. We offer ballroom dance lessonswedding dance instruction and private dance partiesOnline Wedding Dance Lessons and Skype 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!