Post # 1
I know a lot of people have these on a do not play list, but I really want to include a few. We are going to have a lot of kids and the crowd is mostly 40+ so I think they would all enjoy it.
Is it really that bad to play 2-3 of these? Do people really not enjoy them? Which ones do you recommend?
Post # 3
I’m sure others will have various viewpoints….but I’ll offer a personal-experience anecdote.
My sister was married almost two years ago, and has always been the most anti-line dance person I’ve ever known. Conga, Macarena, etc…..”TACKY TACKY TACKY” was her opinion, and her wedding was to have none of it.
She wound up marrying a man who’s nationality was non-US, so many of the guests were from another country (in Asia), who did not speak English. NOONE was dancing to the standard music, and things were going into a pretty dull direction……..until another family member begged for a couple of the popular ones. It was what opened up the dance floor and got those nervous, uncertain guests up and dancing.
If you like them, I think that, in general, it can often be the “opener” to get people out on the dance floor. Like you said, it doesn’t have to be EVERY SINGLE one out there…..two or three of them may do the trick….
Post # 4
I’m anti line dances myself, but my FH loves doing things like the cupid shuffle (insert eye roll) but…our compromise, we will have 3 as a limit. My family will for the most part not dance to most of them, but the younger crowd and those that love these may only dance to them and not the regular dancing music. So 3 and no more is what I’m willing to go with. I see it this way, since I don’t do them it will give me time to hit the little girl’s room, go outside for fresh air, or visit with family/friends =)
Post # 5
I just went to my cousins wedding and she had the cupid shuffle, cha cha slide, and wobble wobble and one of my family members started the electric slide to another dance song…..our family was getting down!!!!!! I do love the line dances but only about maybe 2 or 3 of them max. I’m not a big fan of the conga, chicken, dance, or macarena. I will probably do the same amount.
Post # 6
Thanks! I’m going to do a few.