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.
Our real-life couple's surprise wedding dance
Erin and Indy wed in May 2013 and they were delighted with the surprise first dance we choreographed for them. Here's Erin's first dance story...
"I had just surprised the guests by changing from my lovely wedding dress into my beautiful Indian sari. We started our first dance with 'Especially For You' by Kylie and Jason by shuffling around the dance floor looking a little bit embarrassed. Suddenly the music screeched to a halt, causing the guests to look around in confusion, whilst together with our DJ we pretended to look horrified. Then the intro to our Indian bangra song kicked in, the beat dropped and we began our amazing choreographed routine. Our guests shock quickly changed to whoops and cheers! The best moment was when Indy spun and dipped me perfectly in time and we kissed whilst everyone went wild!
We finished our 'choreographed bit' halfway through the record to allow everyone to join us on the dance floor - we had thought everyone would need some persuasion to join us, but it was a dance floor invasion! Everyone from grannies to toddlers piled on all getting down with bangra moves. Utterly brilliant!"
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
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 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. For those who require it we have collaborated with a professional music editor who can provide music editing services Contact Us for a quote.