Country line dances are a fantastic way to get everyone on the dance floor at your wedding reception, but many couples are unsure which dances to choose and how to perform them. The experts at Duet Dance Studio are happy to share two simple line dances which you can use at a wedding reception and are approachable for novice dancers.
First, here are our tips for incorporating a line dance at your wedding reception:
Work with your DJ - Let your DJ know how many line dances you’d like to do and which songs you want. DJs are pros when it comes to reading the energy of a crowd and will play a line dance at the best moment in your reception. Ask your DJ to announce the song as a line dance and invite everyone to the floor to give it a try.
Put in a few ‘Ringers’ - We recommend telling your wedding party in advance which line dances will be at the reception and sending them a link to the videos below. This way, as soon as the song starts they can rush on to the floor and start dancing right away. They can also serve as models for other dancers to follow along.
Arguably the most popular line dance ever, Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road has an excellent tempo and the dance is simple enough for everyone to pick up on. The video below breaks it down for you. Remember to rewind and replay as often as you need to feel comfortable with the movements.
This line dance classic is a little more complex than Copperhead Road, but Tracey Bird’s Watermelon Crawl is such a catchy song that it’s hard not to dance to. The video below demonstrates the most simple footwork for the line dance. Once you feel comfortable with the basics, you can dress it up with claps, stomps, or turns.
We hope you enjoy this blog post. How are you spicing up your wedding reception? Please share your ideas with us!
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