The brother sister dance is an alternative to the father-bride dance or the mother-son dance when a parent has passed away or no longer a part of their child’s life. Rather than forgo a dance altogether, a bride or groom can dance with a brother or sister. What’s great about the brother sister dance is that it recognizes the strength between the two similar to the way the traditional mother-son and father-bride dances do. The key to this dance is to find songs that represent close ties, but not the intimate kind. You could also do a really fun song that is sentimental only because of the memories surrounding it — for example, is there a song that represents a time the two of you got into trouble? Here are 10 brother sister dance songs to help you get started. You’ll see we love Jack Johnson!

Check this out! I was quoted in a Huffington Post article about the Brother Sister Dance. Check out the article, written by Marta Segal Block, called “Is This New Wedding Trend Weird?

10 Brother Sister Dance Songs

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1. “Stand By Me” – Ben E. King

2. “You’ve Got a Friend” – James Taylor

3. “I Hope You Dance” – LeeAnn Womack

4. “It Don’t Have to Change” – John Legend

5. “Mudfootbal” – Jack Johnson

6. “We’re Going to be Friends” – Jack Johnson

7. “Jungle Gym” – Jack Johnson

8. “You’re My Best Friend” – Queen

9. “What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong

10. “In My Life” – The Beatles

Best of luck as you decide the brother sister dance song for you. Remember, keep it fun and all will go well! Feel free to contact us if need more suggestions.

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