The Snowball Dance

A wedding is a time for friends and family, a celebration of love, and the union of two souls. Nothing brings people together like dancing and nothing brings people together at a wedding reception like the snowball dance. When they first hear of it, most people think the snowball dance involves mittens or gloves, maybe a jacket, and lots of snow. But the snowball dance isn't what you might think and is quite decieving by name. The snowball dance is actually a dance designed to bring as many guests to the dance floor at one time and increase the level of excitement. Often times, many people refuse to find the dance floor. For whatever reason, some people just don't like to dance. The snowball takes care of that by inviting everyone who was in the bridal party to the dance floor. Once they make it to the dance floor and a song is about to start, it is explained to them that they have only a few seconds to dance with their partners on the floor. Instead, over the course of the song, an announcement will be made to find a new partner, and anyone who is on the dance floor must do just that. Until the song ends, the dance floor should snowball into a bunch of excited and ready dancers who just want to keep moving through the night.

Dancers Quickly Find New Partners For The Snowball

While the snowball dance is a tradition to the wedding experience, any song can work just fine with this dance. Fast or slow, oldies or contemporary, romantic, sentimental, or significant; any style of music or song will work well with this song, however there are a few tried and true songs that hold the test of time. Typically, if a planner wants to encourage lots of people to come to the dance floor, a planner would be best select to a nice, slow song so that everyone can participate. If the crowd is much younger, an upbeat and fast song might work well too. Whatever chosen, those planning to include this dance in their playlist can rest assured that Digital DJz are prepared to make the event exciting.

We have included a list of some of frequently used or popular snowball dance songs below and we encourage our clients to go over the list and then look for them in our on-line database, listen to them, and decide whether or not that specific song is right for their needs. And if the song isn't and we don't have the song that they seek, we encourage them to contact us with their song suggestion or requests and we will work at getting that song in our database in time for their wedding reception.

Song Suggestions

You are not required to use a song on this list but are instead encouraged to select a song you feel would be most fitting for your reception.

Title Artist(s)
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack
Could I Have This Dance Anne Murray

(Some of these songs may not be available on the smaller music systems.)