Best Participation Songs for Weddings

Not much of a dancer? Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn and you just needed a little push; something like a wedding. We’ve recommended these DVD and online dance lessons to our clients and they thank us almost every time. It’s not going to make you dance like Jason Derulo, Derek Hough or Beyonce, but it will give you the confidence to get out on the dance floor and string together easy and popular moves in any way you like. You’ll never have to say I don’t dance again!

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Song Artist Genre iTunes
5, 6, 7, 8 Steps
Dance
Steps - Best of Steps - 5, 6, 7, 8
Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus
Country
Billy Ray Cyrus - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Apache (Jump On It) The Sugarhill Gang
Rap
Billy Ray Cyrus - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Beer Barrel Polka Bobby Vinton
Polka
Billy Ray Cyrus - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart
Boot Scootin’ Boogie Brooks & Dunn
Country
Brooks & Dunn - Brooks and Dunn: The Greatest Hits Collection - Boot Scootin' Boogie
Booty Call Blackstreet
R&B
Brooks & Dunn - Brooks and Dunn: The Greatest Hits Collection - Boot Scootin' Boogie
Born To Hand Jive Sha Na Na
Oldies
Brooks & Dunn - Brooks and Dunn: The Greatest Hits Collection - Boot Scootin' Boogie
Bunny Hop Ray Anthony
Oldies
Various Artists - Capitol Collectors Series: Ray Anthony - The Bunny Hop
Cha Cha Slide Mr. C
Dance
Casper - Cha Cha Slide - Cha Cha Slide
Chattahoochee Alan Jackson
Country
Alan Jackson - Alan Jackson: 16 Biggest Hits - Chattahoochee
Chicken Dance Emeralds
Oldies
The Emeralds - Dance Party Album - The Bird Dance
C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train) Quad City DJ’s
Dance
Quad City DJ's - Get On Up and Dance - C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)
Conga Miami Sound Machine
Dance
Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits - Conga
Copperhead Road Steve Earle
Country
Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits - Conga
Cotton Eye Joe Rednex
Dance
Starsound Orchestra - Dance Beat '95 - Cotton Eye Joe
Crank That Soulja Boy
Rap
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Souljaboytellem.com - Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Cupid Shuffle Cupid
Dance
Cupid - Time for a Change - Cupid Shuffle
Electric Slide Marcia Griffiths
Dance
Marcia Griffiths - Carousel - Electric Boogie
Forever Chris Brown
Dance
Chris Brown - Forever - Single - Forever
Gangnam Style Psy
Dance
Gangnam Style (?????) - Gangnam Style (?????) - Single
Hang On Sloopy The McCoys
Oldies
Gangnam Style (?????) - Gangnam Style (?????) - Single
Harlem Shake Baauer
Dance
Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits - Conga
Hi de Ho Man Cab Calloway
Oldies
Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits - Conga
Hoedown Throwdown Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus
Country
Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits - Conga
Hokey Pokey Ray Anthony
Oldies
Various Artists - Capitol Collectors Series: Ray Anthony - The Hokey Pokey
Jump Around House Of Pain
Rap
Gangnam Style (?????) - Gangnam Style (?????) - Single
Love Shack The B-52’s
Pop
Various Artists - Capitol Collectors Series: Ray Anthony - The Hokey Pokey
Limbo Rock Chubby Checker
Oldies
Chubby Checker - Cameo Parkway: The Best of Chubby Checker, 1959-1963 - Limbo Rock
Macarena Los Del Rio
Dance
Los del Río - Fiesta Macarena - Macarena
Mony Mony Billy Idol
Rock
Billy Idol - Billy Idol: Greatest Hits - Mony Mony
Party Train The Gap Band
R&B
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Gap Band - The Gap Band
Pennsylvania Polka Frankie Yankovic
Polka
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Gap Band - The Gap Band
Personal Jesus Depeche Mode
Rock
Depeche Mode - The Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Version) - Personal Jesus
Shout The Isley Brothers
Oldies
The Isley Brothers - A Tribute to Motown, Vol. 1 - Shout
Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees
Disco
Bee Gees - Bee Gees: Greatest (Bonus Video Version) [Remastered] - Stayin' Alive
Step In The Name Of Love R. Kelly
R&B
Gloria Estefan - Greatest Hits - Conga
Swamp Thing The Grid
Dance
The Grid - Pecker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Swamp Thing
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Rock
Neil Diamond - The Neil Diamond Collection - Sweet Caroline
Teach Me How to Dougie Cali Swag District
Rap
Teach Me How to Dougie - EP - Single - Teach Me How to Dougie
The Humpty Dance Digital Underground
Rap
Gangnam Style (?????) - Gangnam Style (?????) - Single
The Hustle Van McCoy
Disco
Van McCoy - The Hustle and the Best of Van McCoy - The Hustle
The Loco-motion Grand Funk Railroad
Rock
Grand Funk Railroad - Greatest Hits: Grand Funk Railroad - The Loco-Motion
The Loco-Motion Little Eva
Oldies
Little Eva - The Loco-Motion - The Loco-Motion
The Stroll The Diamonds
Oldies
The Diamonds - The Best of the Diamonds: The Mercury Years - The Stroll
The Twist Chubby Checker
Oldies
Chubby Checker - Cameo Parkway: The Best of Chubby Checker, 1959-1963 - The Twist
Thriller Michael Jackson
Dance
Michael Jackson - Thriller (25th Anniversary, Zombie Cover) - Thriller
Time Warp Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast
Dance
Little Nell, Patricia Quinn & Richard O'Brien - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) - Time Warp
Tootsee Roll 69 Boyz
Rap
69 Boyz - Tootsee Roll - EP - Tootsie Roll
Twist & Shout The Beatles
Oldies
Please Please Me - The Beatles
Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) Silento
Rap
Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) Silento
Watermelon Crawl Tracy Byrd
Country
Tracy Byrd - No Ordinary Man - Watermelon Crawl
Willie & The Hand Jive Johnny Otis
Oldies
Johnny Otis - The 1950's High School Prom: 18 Teenage Memories - Willie & the Hand Jive
Wobble V.I.C.
Rap
Wobble - Wobble - Single
YMCA Village People
Disco
Village People - Disco Gold - Y.M.C.A.

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