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Duet Dance Studio

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

312.823.8199 |

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2412 West North Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, IL, 60647
United States


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.

Top Songs for Mother-Daughter Dance and Unconventional Parent Dances at Weddings


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

Top Songs for Mother-Daughter Dance and Unconventional Parent Dances at Weddings

Szewai Lee

Our favorite part of wedding receptions? The dancing of course!! Traditional formal dances usually include a first dance, a mother son dance, and a father daughter dance. But in some families, this dynamic might be different. For such a special moment with loved ones, we want you to find the right song no matter who you dance with. Maybe your aunt is stepping in for the mother son dance, or your brother for the father daughter. Whatever your unique situation, we have found a song to match! We have highlighted some of our favorites below, but check out the whole playlist for more options. The best part is we’ve listed what dance styles work with each song. Enjoy! Need help with your family dances? Check out our Online Wedding Dance Program!


Dance with any loved one:

“Always” by Andy Grammer -Slow foxtrot, bachata, single swing.

“No Matter Where You Are” by Us the Duo -Rumba, single swing.

“I’ll Be There” by Jess Glynne -Rumba, smooth swing, bachata.

“Thank You for Being a Friend” by Andrew Gold -Rumba, bachata and smooth swing.

Dance with mother figure/aunt/sister:

“Close to You” by The Carpenters -Rumba and smooth swing.

“Sweetest Devotion” by Adele -Modified waltz.

“Mom” by Meghan Trainor -Foxtrot, single swing, bachata.


Dance with any parental figure:

“There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill -Slow foxtrot, single swing.

“Lullaby” by Dixie Chicks -Rumba, smooth swing.

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


Dance with any loved one:

“Reach Out, I’ll Be There” by Four Tops -Rumba, smooth swing and bachata.


Dance with any parental figure:

“Forever Young” by Bob Dylan -Smooth swing and rumba.

“Child of Mine” by Carole King -Slow foxtrot and single swing.

Dance with any loved one:

“Whole Love” by Wilco -Rumba, single swing.


Dance with any loved one:

“She’s a Rainbow” by Rolling Stones -Rumba and smooth swing.

“In My Life” by The Beatles -Rumba and smooth swing.

“I Love You Because” by Elvis Presley & Lisa Marie Presley -Slow foxtrot.

Hip Hop/ R&B

Dance with mother figure/grandma/aunt:

“Hey Mama” by Kanye West -Rumba, smooth swing, bachata.

Dance with any parental figure:

“Right by You” by John Legend -Slow foxtrot and single swing.

Interested in a choreographed mother-daughter dance routine? Click below to get started.

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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!