5 Quinceanera Father-Daughter Dance Lessons

The Quinceañera today still includes the father and daughter dance. It continues to be one of the most emotional parts of the Quinceañera celebration as it symbolizes the birthday girl's first dance as a young woman with her father. If the father is not available, usually an older man that has served as a father-figure will dance. The father and daughter dance is traditionally a waltz and it's often an opportunity for the father to give his daughter words of encouragement as she takes her first steps into womanhood. According to custom, a quinceañera's first dance is with her father. It's usually to a song of the father's choosing that has a certain significance to them. Traditionally, it also represents a girl's first public dance. Afterward, the father can hand the quinceañera over to her escort.