SHOCK YOUR RECEPTION WITH A FUNNY WEDDING DANCE SURPRISE
Mash up your first wedding dance by starting with a slow romantic song, lulling your guests into the idea that you are just doing a standard first dance. All of a sudden disaster strikes when your CD screeches to a halt...
But then SURPRISE! Suddenly the bride and groom break out a crazy over-the-top dance routine to a song the guests would never imagine being used for a first dance! This type of first dance is best when the songs completely clash, creating a fantastic surprise dance mash up!
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 or mesh.
The best funny wedding dances have excellent choreography, timing and confidence. So we advise that you will need either four or six sessions, being our Polished To Perfection and Wow Your Wedding packages. Read more about all our packages at wedding dance lesson prices
To mash up your wedding dance you will 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 when the songs clash.
MIXING YOUR MUSIC
A surprise mash up works best when the songs are mixed or edited to be one track, as then the comedy timing is perfect and you can practice and rehearse to your music. We advise against DJs manually switching tracks as it will take too long and the comedy timing will be lost, as it can result in a pause between tracks giving the impression the dance is over and 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.
Thanks to My Wedding Dance Coach in Denver, USA for sharing their fabulous Michael Jackson-esque image.