The Quinceañera father and daughter dance is one of the most emotional parts of a traditional Quince celebration since it symbolizes the birthday girl’s first dance with her father as a young woman. In the case where the father is not available, an older male that can or has served as a father-like figure usually shares this moment with the Quinceañera. Nonetheless, the Quinceañera father and daughter dance is one of the moments that Quinceañeras remember for many years to come.
During the waltz, the father takes the time to tell the Quinceañera words of encouragement as she takes her first steps into womanhood. And typically following the Quinceañera father and daughter dance, the Quinceañera’s chambelan approaches the father while on the dance floor and asks for permission to dance with the celebrated.
Prince Royce’s version of “Stand By Me”, Beyonce’s “Daddy” and Britney Spears’ “Not Yet A Woman I’m Not A girl” are a few of the songs that can be used to lead this special moment.
Take a look at a father and daughter dance contest that Quinceanera.com held at its Expo and Fashion Show San Diego on October 16. There, dads and Quinceañeras competed on stage and practiced their skills before an excited audience. Take a look at the video here and take notes for your very own quinceanera father and daughter dance as well!