5 Father Daughter Dance Tips, Inspired by Darth Vader

Don’t you love “Star Wars?” I remember standing in line with my dad to see it opening weekend. Not only does this date me, but it brings me to the relationship of fathers and daughters everywhere.

Check out these 5 father daughter dance tips, inspired by quotes from Darth Vader.

1.  "He is as clumsy as he is stupid."

This is how many dads feel when dancing. 

2.  “You do not yet realize your importance.”

Darth Vader was important to Leia, and dads are really important to their daughters. Your father daughter dance is your last embrace before she takes on another man’s last name.

3. Jedi gain power through understanding.”

Take on your inner-Padawan and gain some understanding so you can feel the power of leading your daughter around the dance floor. Start planning your father daughter dance 3-6 months in advance of the wedding so you have time to feel natural dancing. 

4. "You may use any methods necessary.”

Take dance lessons with your daughter, your wife, or on your own. Then take time to practice and visualize your new skills. Use every opportunity to go out dancing with family and friends. 

5. "The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master."

With the confidence from learning a few dance moves for your father daughter dance, you can be the master of your force on the dance floor.

Do you feel like you move like a technological terror? Believe in the force; become a Padawan of dance, and master the art of dance. Armed with these tips, you can use your power for good and not evil as you sweep across the dance floor with your daughter on her wedding day.

These tips are brought to you by Holly Collins.

Holly is the author of "Holly's Hot Wedding Tips" and owner of Adventures in Dance. She is a champion ballroom dancer and coach, and winner of The Knot's Best Wedding Dance.

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