Daddy's Little Bride

DANCE TIPS

Here are some tips to help you create an amazing father-daughter dance. These tips are explained in more detail in the video. Hope you find them helpful!

  1. Select Dances You Can Perform
    • Use the Dance Moves page to create a list of dances you like
    • Practice each dance and determine the top 10 (or less) dances that you and your dad can actually perform and are comfortable doing
    • Select dances from different eras to add variety
  2. Determine Length of Performance
    • Should be no longer than 5 minutes total (30 seconds or less for each dance)
    • Perform popular dances longer
  3. Select Dance Order
    • Start and end with popular dances to keep guests’ attention
    • Ensure easy transition between each dance so that the performance flows well
  4. Select Songs
    • If a dance has its own song, use it!
    • Select songs with nice beats that match well with your movements
    • Use well-known songs from the relevant era to capture audience’s attention
    • Use iTunes to edit songs and create medley
      1. Once you have your song in iTunes, create a playlist and put the songs in your preferred order.
      2. Right click on the song you want to edit. Click Get Info and then select the Options tab.
      3. Check the Start Time and / or Stop Time boxes and enter the times you would like for the song to start / stop.
  5. Practice, Practice, Practice!
    • Practice like it’s your final performance
    • Wear actual shoes during practice sessions
    • Have someone video each session for your review
    • Practice at least once at your venue
  6. Meet with DJ Before Performance
    • Provide multiple copies of your music
      1. Email
      2. Flash drive
      3. At least 2 CDs
      4. MP3 player
    • Ensure your music works on DJ’s equipment
  7. Have Fun!!!