Dance Choreographer

Top Indian Wedding Dance Choreographers in Texas - Dallas, Houston, Austin

Celebrations give way to an abundance of dancing, whether that’s spontaneous dancing on the open dance floor, or carefully choreographed routines to your favorite Bollywood song. A choreographer can make everybody feel special and take part in making the wedding dances fun and memorable. Whether it’s a bride and groom dance or elderly couple grooving or brothers and sisters showing off their dance moves, a good choreographer can take Sangeet ceremony to the next level.



What services does a typical Desi wedding dance choreographer provide?

A dance choreographer is truly a specialty vendor. They are available to create and teach dance routines. In terms of process, the choreographer may ask for your preferred songs or alternately recommend songs. They may record the dance and send the video to you to learn on your own time or also offer in-person or virtual practices with them. As an add-on, a choreographer may even curate and create the song-mix for the performances as well.


Questions to ask your dance choreographer

What types of dance performances can you choreograph?

There are several performance-based dance sequences for the Mehendi, Sangeet, or Reception:


Are you familiar with (name) dance style?

Depending on the cultural background of the families, sangeets may feature top 40 Bollywood hits or more cultural performances. For instance, a Maharashtrian wedding sangeet ceremony may include a Lavni performance; a Gujurati wedding may include a Garba; and a UP wedding sangeet may include an Avadhi folk-song based dance performances. When hiring a choreographer for a wedding dance make sure you ask about their familiarity with various dance forms and in particular, the dance style you want in your wedding.


Will you be present for the Sangeet?

Let your choreographer know beforehand if you want him or her to be present at the time of dance performances. Usually, a choreographer is not present at the Sangeet after the practice sessions. If you want them to be present, then make sure you make the necessary arrangements for him or her and any required team members.


Can you arrange for backup dancers? Will there be any special requirements such as lighting or stage décor?

If you are planning a proper stage with lighting and special effects for the sangeet then make sure the choreographer, DJ, and event planner discuss the song sequences and special arrangements have to be made for extras like lighting, smoke, flowers, diyas, and other props. You may choose to even bring in a South Asian dance crew like Blue Flame Performing Arts to add some jazz to your performance.


What are general tips for choosing the best wedding choreographer and choreographing your dance(s)?


What are tips for ensuring your wedding dance performances are successful?


How much do Desi dance choreographers cost?

Choreographers usually charge based on number of songs and practice hours. In Texas, prices are usually $50+ per hour or $75+ per song / dance.


How can The Desi Bride help me find the best wedding dance choreographer?

The Desi Bride has curated top South Asian dance choreographers from around Texas and the country to ensure that they are serious about their work and provide great service ensuring customer satisfaction. In fact, there is no need to doubt the credibility of any of the wedding service providers listed with us. The Desi Bride includes a wide range of top Indian wedding choreographers who provide services from simple ceremonies to dream dance sequences. We have found both budget-friendly and luxury dance choreographers. You can reach out to each of the Desi dance choreographers through their profile page to solidify pricing and next steps.


How many lessons are required?

The number of practice sessions depends mainly on the following below factors. With that said, we recommend a minimum of 4-6 practice sessions, either with the group or individually, and at least 2 practice sessions with the entire group.


My partner or I can’t dance. Should we still dance at our Desi wedding?

Not everybody can rock the dance floor, but as long as you have fun, that’s all that matters. A good choreographer or dance instructor understands the different skill levels and will work with you to deliver an entertaining and memorable performance. The wedding dance choreography can be tailored to be simple yet enjoyable for the couple, and of course, practice makes perfect!


Can we select our own music for the dance?

At times, couples or family members have their own song in mind. Whether traditional, instrumental or Bollywood, one may or may not be open to certain styles of music. In either case, discuss your song preferences with your choreographer. It is best to convey your vision and ask for the choreographer’s guidance to understand what will work best given timelines and skill level required. Keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to have a fabulous time at your wedding. 


Can I choose a mix of non-Desi dances as well? What styles of dancing are suitable for weddings?

For those who want to go for a mix of Indo-western dances, you can ask your choreographer for references. Some popular dancing styles from which you can choose are:


What are do’s and don’ts while preparing for Indian wedding dances?

  1. Make a list of all those who will be performing by song
  2. Keep a note of the sequence of dance performances
  3. Rehearse the final dance at least once on the stage
  4. Add props to level up dance performances
  5. Make sure you are aunty-appropriate if you think there might be provocative dance steps
  6. Don’t wear a very heavy lehenga or pencil heels while you dance
  7. Wear waterproof makeup that doesn’t run if you sweat
  8. Avoid flowing fabrics such as stoles or dhotis someone might trip over


What are trending Shaadi Songs?


Bridal entry songs in Hindi/Urdu

  1. Afreen afreen – Coke Studio season 8
  2. Nainovaale ne – Padmavat
  3. Jashne bahara – Jodha Akbar
  4. Raabta – Jonita Gandhi
  5. O re piya – Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
  6. Shubharambh – Kai po che
  7. Navrai Majhi – English Vinglish

Groom / baarat entrance songs

  1. Ban ja tu meri rani – Guru Randhawa
  2. Tennu leke main jaawanga – Saalam e ishq
  3. Desi boyz – Desi Boyz
  4. Saajan ji ghar aaye – Kuch kuch hota hai
  5. Dilliwaali girlfriend – Yeh Jawaani hai deewani
  6. Nagada – Jab we met

English bridal entrance songs

  1. At Last – Etta James
  2. Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  3. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
  4. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
  5. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

English wedding entrance songs for reception

  1. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  2. Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  3. I Got A Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  4. Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
  5. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  6. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Wedding songs in Punjabi

  1. Lathey di chaadar
  2. Baajrey da sitta
  3. Suhey ve cheerey walya
  4. Kaala dorya kunde naal
  5. Madaaniya

Wedding songs in Rajasthani

  1. Gorband
  2. Banna re bagama
  3. Luk chup na jaavo jee
  4. Mehendi malir raj
  5. Kesariya baalma

Wedding songs in Gujarati

  1. Mendi te vaavi malaave
  2. Lagan geet – aavi rudi
  3. Vevai ni jaan
  4. Aankhon luchi lene beeni

Wedding songs in Bengali

  1. Biyer gaan
  2. Saajo sundari kanya
  3. Holud bato mendi bato
  4. Rongila damand

Wedding songs in Marathi

  1. Mahat talukyat
  2. Pori tujha pati asva
  3. Mangal gauri
  4. Mangal ashtaka

Wedding songs in Tamil

  1. Mangalam
  2. Malai Maatrinaal
  3. Bhojanam seyya vaarungal
  4. Kannoonjal
  5. Seetha kalyana

Wedding songs in Pahadi (Himachali)

  1. Chitta tera chola
  2. Chamba kitni dur
  3. Gaaliyan

Wedding songs in Bhojpuri

  1. Chalu sakhi dekhlan
  2. Lotaava mein kapela
  3. Babuji dovaara
  4. Piya ke nagariya


TIP: For any performance- you’ll need a committed group of folks; ready to meet for practices, and perfect the routine. If your friends or family members volunteer, make sure to set expectations around meeting/practice times.


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