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2515 W North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647


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.


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

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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!

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 (click HERE for places to salsa in Chicago!), 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.

  1. "Como Fue" by Ibahim Ferrer
  2. "Tu Amor Me Hace Bien" by Marc Anthony
  3. "Ven Devorame"  Lalo Rodriguez
  4. "Anhelo" by Adolescentes Orquestra
  5. "Just the Way You Are" by Alex D'Castro
  6. "Lady" by Orquesta La Palabra
  7. "You Are My Home" by Chayanne, featuring Vanessa Williams
  8.  "Thinking of You" by Lenny Kravitz

What is your favorite salsa song? Please share with us!

My Favorite Unique First Dance Songs of 2012

Szewai Lee

Below are some of my favorite songs that my couples used in 2012. They are all unique and great for dancing. I have included dance styles that are appropriate for each song. I hope you find this list helpful. 

1. “Lovesong” by Adele – Rumba

2. “Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland – Foxtrot or Swing

3. “Let It Be Me” by Ray LaMontagne – Waltz

4. “Lucky” by Kat Edmonson – Swing

5. “Baby” by Devendra Banhart – Swing (Triple or West Coast)

6. “You and Me” by Dave Mathews Band - Slow Foxtrot or Swing

7. "You and Me" by Penny and The Quarters - Rumba

8. “Question” by Old 97s – Foxtrot/Swing

9. “Better Together" by Jack Johnson – Foxtrot or Swing

10. “Real Love” by The Beatles – Rumba

What’s your favorite first dance song? Please share with me. And if you have a song that you'd like to dance to but aren't sure about the dance style, comment below and I'll be happy to listen to it and figure it out with you!

If you like this post, you may also like 8 Tips to Looking Good Dancing at your Wedding and Wedding First Dance Songs by Style.

UPDATE 3/30/2016: Need help choreographing a first dance? Schedule a lesson with us! Live far away from us? No problem! Schedule a Skype Lesson with us now!

Happy Dancing!



Szewai (C-Y) Lee is the founder of Duet Dance Studio, a Chicago dance studio that offers Latin and ballroom dance lessonswedding dance instruction, and BYOB dance parties. Besides dancing, Szewai enjoys discovering hidden gems in the city, finding great music and making short videos about people and things that inspire her.

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