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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.

Simple Wedding Dance Choreography | Step by Step Instructions


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

Simple Wedding Dance Choreography | Step by Step Instructions

Szewai Lee

The wedding first dance is a special moment and all eyes will be on you! We understand that not everyone wants to have a "Dancing with the Stars" wedding dance routine. So, in this blog post, we will show you how to create a simple wedding dance choreography that is easy to perform and makes you look good and confident on your wedding day. Simply follow our step by step instructions below. We have also included a few demos of our simple wedding dance choreography to get you inspired! Feel free to check out our Online Wedding Dance Program for more personalized instruction.

Step 1 - Simple Intro

A simple yet elegant wedding dance intro will set the tone of your first dance. It will also help you look collected and confident before you begin dancing. It is also a great way to "fill time" if you have a longer first dance song. Use the intro shown in the video below or use it as an inspiration. 

*We suggest dancing no more than 3 minutes for your first dance. It's a good idea to keep your first dance short and sweet especially if you don't know a lot of dance moves. That way, you don't have to repeat the same move over and over ....


Step 2 - Basic Step

This basic wedding dance step is perfect for beginners. It is easy to learn and perform. Plus, it doesn't take up a lot of space so you can use it on dance floor in any size.  


Step 3 - Simple Right Turn

Once you feel comfortable with the basic, it's time to add some flare to your first dance! This simple right turn shown in the video below can be mastered easily. For the leaders, the key is to is keep doing the same basic while signaling the turn at the correct time. For the followers, make sure to turn on a straight line and take small steps. Spotting your partner (look at your partner while you turn) will also help you maintain a good posture and balance. Have fun!


Step 4 - The Dip

Now, what do you do when your first dance song is about to end? One of our favorite ways to finish the first dance is to do the dip. You probably have seen it many times on TV or at social dance events. You might even have tried to do it yourself. However, not many people know how to do it correctly. In this video, you will learn the correct posture and body positions required to execute the dip safely and gracefully. 


Ideas for Simple Wedding Dance Choreography 

Below are some ideas for a simple wedding dance choreography. You will see how we combine the basic steps we showed you in the videos above. Additionally, we have incorporated a few other fancier moves that you can find in our Online Wedding Dance Program. Enjoy and have fun dancing at your wedding!

Ready to take your dancing to the next level? Let's learn more fun first dance moves and tricks to spice up your wedding dance choreography. Click below to get started.