History of Wedding Line Dances
A growing trend is to include wedding line dances at the wedding reception. Line dancing’s current popularity grew out of the disco period, when the country-western dance and music communities continued to explore and develop this form of dancing. These days, however, it is a myth that line dances are limited to country music.
Music Styles of Wedding Line Dances
Today, wedding line dances are danced to many styles of music including Latin, Pop, r’n’b, soul, rock. Wedding line dances are danced by people of all ages. The choice of wedding line dances is extremely varied, ranging from the simple to the more advanced; the gentler rhythms to the more energetic. Wedding Line Dances can take on many dance styles and a variety of music styles such as Jazz, Latin, Funk, Ballroom, Jive to name a few.
Country Wedding Line Dances
- Boot Scootin’ Boogie (Brooks and Dunn)
- I Feel Lucky (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
- Watermelon Crawl (Tracy Byrd)
- Elvira (Oak Ridge Boys)
- Chattahoochee (Alan Jackson)a
- Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus)
- Yippy Ti Yi Yo (Ronnie McDowell)
- Electric Boogie (Marcia Griffiths)
Funky Wedding Line Dances
Since the 70’s and 80’s and the famous Nut Bush, main stream 70’s and 80’s funk make a great choice for wedding line dances.
- Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire
- Brick House – Commodores
- Boogie Shoes – K.C. & The Sunshine Band
- He’s So Shy – Pointer Sisters
- Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey
- Best of My Love – The Emotions
- Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor
- When Will I See You Again – The Three Degrees
- Ladies Night – Kool & the Gang