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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.

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Best Salsa First Dance Songs for Weddings

Szewai Lee

Looking to spice up your first dance at your wedding? Many people think of a first dance as a slow waltz or traditional foxtrot, but you can find just as much romance in an untraditional style as well...let’s talk salsa!

A legend in Salsa music!

A legend in Salsa music!

Salsa emerged in New York in the 1970s. It was a mix of other popular dances of the time, such as cha cha, mambo and swing. This concoction gave dancers unique rhythms and patterns that became very popular among the social scene.

Although salsa is still a popular social dance, it is generally overlooked when it comes to wedding first dances. However, this is a great style for couples looking to do something unexpected, romantic, and fun! Think you won’t be able to find a romantic salsa song? Check out our list below for some favorites that are perfect for a first salsa dance. We’ve divided our list into the traditional, the new, and the unconventional, so that there’s a Salsa song for everyone!

The Traditional

Como Fue by Ibahim Ferrer

Tu Amor Me Hace Bien by Marc Anthony

Ven Devorame by Lalo Rodriguez

Anhelo by Adolescentes Orquestra

Just the Way You Are by Alex D'Castro

Lady by Orquesta La Palabra

You Are My Home by Chayanne, Vanessa Williams

Lluvia by Eddie Santiago

Sin Salsa No Hay Paraíso by El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico

The New

Mas Que Suerte by Beatriz Luengo

Valio la Pena by Marc Anthony

Corazon by Maluma

Bailando by Enrique Iglesias

Despactio by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony

Fotografia by Juanes, Nelly Furtado

Me Llamare Tuyo by Victor Manuelle

El Perdon by Nicky Jam, Enrique Iglesias

No Te Enamores by Paloma Mami

Soltera by Lunay

The Unconventional

I Believe in Miracles by Sunlightsquare Latin Combo

Thinking Out Loud by Antony Nova

Better by Khalid

Feels by Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams

Taki Taki by DJ Snake, Selena Gomez

No Brainer by DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber

Particula by Major Lazer

Thinking Of You by Lenny Kravitz

Love On Top by Beyonce

Trip by Ella Mai


What is your favorite salsa song? Please share with us. Need help learning to salsa? Check out these easy tutorials below. 

Want to learn more about salsa? Schedule a Skype Lesson with us or check out our Online Dance Lessons!


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!

10 of My Favorite Mother Son Dance Songs

Szewai Lee

As I was compiling this list, I found it more difficult to make than any other wedding song lists for some reason. One of the biggest challenges is that there really aren't that many songs written for mothers or about the relationship between a mother and son. Also, I'm really trying to avoid any mother-son dance song that is overused. I figured the best approach is to find songs that are less specific about mother-and-son but more about love and happiness in general, such as the first song in the list, "Everybody" by Ingrid Michaelson. 

1. "Everybody" by Ingrid Michaelson - Foxtrot or Swing

2. "A Song for Mama" by Boyz 2 Men - Slow Foxtrot or Swing

3. "You are the Sunshine of my Life" by Stevie Wonder - Rumba

4. "How Sweet it is to be Loved by You" by James Taylor - Foxtrot or Swing

5. "Woman" by John Lennon - Slow Foxtrot or Swing

6. "One Love" by Bob Marley - Swing or Salsa

7. "Stand by Me" by The Drifters - Rumba

8. "With or Without You" by U2 - Rumba or Hustle/ Even Timed Swing

9. "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon - Rumba or Triple Swing

10. "When Somebody Loves You" by Frank Sinatra - Slow Foxtrot

I hope you enjoy the songs in this list. Please share your favorite mother-son-dance songs with us. Here are a few other lists that you may want to check out:

My Top 10 Unique Father Daughter Dance Songs

My Top 10 Classic First Dance Songs

 

UPDATE 3/30/2016: Need help choreographing a mother-son dance? Schedule a lesson with us in Chicago, IL! Live far away from us? No problem! 

 

Happy dancing!


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! Duet Dance 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!