SURPRISE WEDDING DANCE
Shock the reception with a funny first dance!
Surprise first dances have become popular throughout the UK thanks to some very funny videos on YouTube. Some of the best examples show couples surprising their wedding guests with hilarious dance moves and unexpected song choices.
Thanks to YouTube and Glee the idea of mashing up songs for wedding dances have become more established in the UK. We like to call it 'wedding dance mash up' but it's also known as bootleg, blend & mesh.
The ultimate surprise wedding dance video
The first and (arguably) the best surprise dance ever! Michelle and John Brubaker choreographed the dance themselves as they wanted a twist to their first dance. The only people who knew what they had planned were the DJ and videographer. With over 16 million watches on YouTube I think we can agree they did a really good job!
To watch more videos click funny wedding dance inspiration
WHAT IS A SURPRISE WEDDING DANCE?
The bride and groom start their first dance normally to a slow romantic song. Just as the song gets going the music suddenly stops, as if the cd has broken and the couple look confused and disappointed that their first dance has been ruined. But then out blasts an unexpectedly fast and funky song to which they bust some crazy dance moves. The change of the music surprises the wedding guests who cheer and laugh, making it a memorable and amusing way to get the wedding reception party started.
OUR WEDDING DANCE LESSONS
Learn your own surprise first dance by booking some dance lessons.
A great a funny wedding dance has excellent choreography, timing and confidence so we recommend either our Polished To Perfection package or Wow Your Wedding.
To mash up your wedding dance you'll need to choose at least two songs, one slow and romantic and one fast and funny. The most common misconception is that these two songs need to 'go together', actually the best mash ups are where the songs clash. Check out SURPRISE WEDDING DANCE SONGS for ideas.
MIXING YOUR MUSIC
A surprise mash up works best when the two songs are mixed or edited to be one track, as then the comedy timing is perfect and you can practise and rehearse to your music. We advise against DJs manually switching tracks during your dance as it will take too long and the comedy timing will be lost. It's a recipe for disaster as the pause between tracks could sound like your first dance has finished and your guests attention will wander. There are many ways to get music mixed. It's quite possible to do it yourself with the correct software or your DJ may be able to do it for you. For those who require it we have collaborated with a professional music editor who can provide music editing services Contact Us for a quote