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The Honors Dances
“I had the honor of dancing the waltz "Fur Elise" with my beautiful daughter. Many friends and family complimented me upon my smooth performance, indicating sincerely that they never thought I could do it, but our father-daughter waltz was perfect, just perfect!”
Bruce Malkin

Honors Dance
What father doesn't feel a bit of reluctance to part with his little girl? It is with a combination of pride and protectiveness that he leads her down the aisle and later, out onto the dance floor at the reception.

This lovely tradition pays appropriate respect to the parents of the wedding couple and acknowledges the special and evolving relationship between them.

The Wedding Dance Specialists recognizes these special moments and cater to the parents of the happy couple with our standard packages and with custom programs designed to fit the particular needs of your wedding party.

Learning an Honors Dance with your parent can be one of the most memorable
and pleasurable moments you will share your parent during the wedding planning process. We do our best to accommodate out-of-town parents who arrive just
days before the wedding. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about preparing for the Honors Dances. In addition to the following list
of songs, you might also consider elegant and timeless classical pieces with a
Waltz tempo like "Fur Elise" that have no lyrics at all.

 

 

Father & Daughter Song Suggestions

Song Artist

A Song For My Daughter

Ray Allaire

A Wedding Prayer Evan Kremin

A Wedding Thank You

New Wedding Traditions

A Whole New World

P.  Bryson & R. Bell

Always Daddy

Melanie Trent

Angel On My Shoulder

Maureen McGovern

Because You Loved Me

Celine Dion

Butterfly Kisses  

Bob Carlisle

Can You Feel the Love Tonight  

Elton John

Child of Mine

Bill Staines

Daddy

Kendall Payne

Daddy's Girl

Peter Cetera

Daddy's Hands  

Holly Dunn or The Judds

Daddy's Little Girl 

Al Martino

Daddy's Little Girl

Kippi Brannon

Father of the Bride

Mike Douglas

Forever Young Rod Stewart
Forever Young Bob Dylan
Fur Elise Ludwig van Beethoven

Have I Told You Lately

Rod Stewart

Hero

Mariah Carey

How Do You Fall in Love

Alabama

I Loved Her First The Heartland
If I Could Ray Charles

I'll Remember

Ariel

In My Daughter's Eyes

Martina McBride

Isn't She Lovely

Stevie Wonder

Landslide

Fleetwood Mac

Lullabye

Shaun Mullins

Lullabye (Goodnight)

Billy Joel

More

Andy Williams

My Dad

Paul Petersen

My Father's Eyes  

Amy Grant

My Girl

The Temptations

My Little Girl

Wedding Music Central  

My Special Angel

Bobby Helms

One More Time

New Wedding Traditions

Oh How The Years Go By

Vanessa Williams

Sunrise, Sunset

Fiddler on the Roof

Sunrise, Sunes

Wedding Music Central

Teach Your Children Well

Crosby , Stills, & Nash

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

Gigi - Maurice Chevalier

Thanks Again

Ricky Skaggs

Through the Years

Kenny Rogers

The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra

Times of Your Life

Paul Anka

Turn Around

Harry Belefonte

Unforgettable

Natalie & Nat King Cole

What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

Wind Beneath My Wings

Bette Midler

You are the Sunshine Of My Life

Stevie Wonder

You Are So Beautiful

Joe Cocker

You're My Hero

Wedding Music Central  

 

“Our daughter, Candi's, wedding reception was wonderful in no small part because of the professional job you did on us in preparation! Your star student actually danced with great confidence, with both his daughters. Everyone really enjoyed watching them swing.” - - Ann and Ernie Levy


Frank Shults and his daughter Laura


Ron Liesemer & daughter Susan
Photography by Laura Biederman

Ron Liesemer, Father of Susan says, " The wedding of Susan and Tom Lynch went exactly as planned.  The couple's first dance and father-daughter dance were performed, and received many compliments.  In my mind I could hear your coaching throughout, and it was very helpful. Your suggestion that the couple's first dance occur before dinner was an excellent recommendation. The atmosphere had changed by the end of dinner.  We did not have trouble keeping the dance floor clear, but after-dinner dances did not get the same focused attention.  The other dances that were not choreographed went acceptably well, and gave us a comparison of dances with professional coaching and without.  Professional coaching made a huge difference, and got "wows" from the crowd.  Holding the kiss at the end of the father-daughter dance got a bigger vocal response than I ever expected.  Another excellent idea from you.  Many thanks!"

Our father/daughter dance that we had practiced in our group lessons were fantastic too. - - Eric and Casey Hansen

Mother & Son Songs

Song Artist Info

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The Wilkinsons

A Song For Mama

Boyz II Men

A Song For My Son

Mikki Viereck/ NewWedding Tradit.

As Time Goes By

Ray Anthony

A Wedding Day Wish For My Son

12 Songs

A Wedding Thank You

New Wedding Traditions

Because You Loved Me

Celine Dion

Blessed

Elton John

Boy of Mine

Good Time Singers

Butterfly Kisses

Bob Carlisle

Change The World Eric Clapton

Close To You

The Carpenters

Do You Remember

Phil Collins

Don't Know Much

L. Ronstadt & A. Neville

Ebb Tide

Righteous Brothers

Edelweiss

The Sound Of Music

First Lady In My Life, The

Paul Todd

For the Good Times

Ray Price

Forever Young

Rod Stewart

Glory of Love

Peter Cetera

Greatest Love of All

Whitney Houston

God Bless The Child

Tony Bennett

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Rod Stewart

Hero

Mariah Carey

I am Your Child

Barry Manilow

I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack

I.O.U (Ode of Thanks to Mother)

Jimmy Dean

I Remember You

Bette Midler

I Will Remain Your Little Boy

Chris Taylor

I Wish You Love

Natalie Cole

I'll Have To Say I Love You In a Song

Jim Croce

I'll Remember

Ariel

I'm Blessed To Call You Mother

Wedding Music Central

I'm With You

Joan Baez

In My Life

The Beatles

In This Life

Collin Raye

In Your Eyes

Wedding Music Central

Mama

B.J. Thomas

Mama

12 Songs

Memories

Elvis Presley

Memory

Barbara Streisand

Mom, You'll Always Mean the World to Me

12 Songs

Momma Boys II Men

Mommy's Little Boy

12 Songs

My Boy

12 Songs

My Son

Brendan Shine

My Wedding Day

12 Songs

Oh Mother

Perfect Wedding Songs

Oh, Mother Of Mine

Temptations

One Moment In Time

Whitney Houston

One Special Son in My Life

12 Songs

Parents' Prayer

Stephen Curtis Chapman

Simple Man Lynard Skynard or Shinedown

So Much in Love

Art Garfunkel

Songbird

Kenny G.

Sons

Judy Collins

Sunise, Sunset

Fiddler on the Roof

Sunshine On My Shoulders

John Denver

Tender Years

John Cafferty

Thanks Again

Ricky Skaggs

Thanks for Being a Perfect Mom

12 Songs

That's Amore

Dean Martin

The Best of Friends

12 Songs

The Dance

Garth Brooks

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Roberta Flack

The Long and Winding Road

The Beatles

The Man You've Become

Wedding Music Central

The Rose

Bette Midler

The Wonder of You

Elvis Presley

This Little Boy of Mine

12 Songs

Through the Years

Kenny Rogers

Times of Your Life

Paul Anka

Turn Around

Harry Belefonte

Unforgettable

Nat King Cole

Unforgettable

Moondance

Unforgettable

New Deal Orchestra

What A Difference You Made In My Life

Ronnie Milsap

What a Wonderful World

Louis Armstrong

When a Boy is Born

12 Songs

With Love, Naturally

Sue Kerr

Wind Beneath My Wings

Bette Midler

You are the Sunshine Of My Life

Stevie Wonder

You Decorated My Life

Kenny Rogers

You Needed Me

Anne Murray

You're the Inspiration

Chicago

You're My Best Friend

Don Williams

You've Got A Friend James Taylor

“ Our goal .... dancing with confidence at our son's wedding ... we never imagined  what great fun and exercise dancing could be -- We applaud our dance instructor." - - Barbara and Elliott Block

 

" Our Mother/Son dance that we had practiced in our group lessons were fantastic too."--Eric and Casey Hansen

 

 



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