First Dance Songs

Most Popular First Dance Songs of 2017

Most Popular First Dance Songs of 2017

Here are the most popular first dance songs of 2017 (plus all of the songs that my students chose to dance to this year.) If you are searching for a first dance song, you've come to the right place.

29 First Dance Songs from Real 2015 Weddings

29 First Dance Songs from Real 2015 Weddings

Does the giant 200+ "greatest first dance songs" playlist that you stumbled across on the internet leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused? While many first dance song lists mean well, they often forget to consider the most important aspect of the first dance song - whether or not you can actually dance to it!

The following list encompasses 29 songs that real 2015 couples and students of First Dance Charlotte danced to on their wedding day. The list runs the gamut from Motown to R&B, Top 40 Hits to Country, well-known to unknown, and everything in between. 

Five First Dance Songs for Laid-Back Outdoor Summer Weddings

Five First Dance Songs for Laid-Back Outdoor Summer Weddings

Hot and sultry summer weddings deserve first dance songs that fit the weather and the mood of summer love. The following are some of my favorite first dance songs for a laid-back summer wedding, preferably outside near a beautiful body of water.

Lauren & Stephen | Ritchie Valens First Dance Song

Lauren & Stephen | Ritchie Valens First Dance Song

"Practice makes permanence." Lauren, a former ice skater, spoke these words during our first wedding dance lesson last summer. I realized how very true these words are when applied both to learning how to dance and to the marriage that comes after the wedding.

First Dance Song Review: By The Way They Dance by Jump, Little Children

First Dance Song Review: By The Way They Dance by Jump, Little Children

You know those bands that you love at one point in your life and then completely forget ever existed 10 years later? Enter Jump, Little Children. I had almost forgotten about this band until I ran across their song, "By The Way They Dance."

Spotify Lists Top 10 Wedding First Dance Songs

Spotify Lists Top 10 Wedding First Dance Songs

Spotify recently compiled a list of the top 10 wedding first dance songs of 2014 based on analysis of more than 30,000 wedding playlists in their database. I decided to take a closer listen to each of the top first dance songs and re-rank them based on a super-scientific rubric that I made up just for this occasion.

Christen & Ben | Dave Matthews First Dance Song

Christen & Ben | Dave Matthews First Dance Song

Oh, Christen and Ben. These long-time love birds came to me just a few short weeks before their wedding for two lessons of first dance preparation. Luckily, they were already pretty confident dancing together and just needed help pairing the right steps with the music.

They also brought me a challenge.

First Dance Song Review: The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson

First Dance Song Review: The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson

I know, I know. This song is old news. I can hardly believe how much time has passed (and how many artists have borrowed her sound) since Ingrid Michaelson first came onto the music scene. When this song came on my Pandora recently, I was reminded why her video for “The Way I Am” has more than 12 million views on YouTube.

Amy & Jim | Frank Sinatra First Dance Song

Amy & Jim | Frank Sinatra First Dance Song

I had the pleasure of working with Amy and Jim a few weeks before their May wedding. They chose the classic love song “All The Way” by Frank Sinatra for their first dance. I wasn’t very familiar with this song when we began our lessons; however, you can almost never go wrong with Frank and this song certainly does not disappoint. All The Way is a wonderful first dance song for a classic and classy wedding and I’m sure Amy and Jim looked as stunning and dapper on dance floor as a modern-day Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.