If your daughter has an upcoming quinceañera, you’re probably trying to decide whether or not to hire a quinceañera choregrapher for the various dances that are often part of the celebration, such as the father/daughter dance, the waltz, and the surprise dance.
Your daughter most likely wants to have big, show-stopping dance numbers. If she does, a quinceañera choreographer is probably something you should factor into the budget.
But it’s important to ask yourself a few things before you start looking for quinceañera choreographers. Take a look at these helpful questions:
Is There Room For A Quinceañera Choreographer In Your Budget?
Keep in mind that most good quinceañera choreographers cost around $35-$60 per hour, and typically, three of the dances are choreographed. This basically averages out to roughly 20 hours of practice over the course of a few months, so you could end up paying anywhere from $700-$1200.
Sometimes you can find good deals on local choreographers, or you may know someone who is good at choreography who would do it as a favor.
If you do have room in your quinceañera budget and your daughter truly wants the dance numbers to be impressive, a quinceañera choreographer is a good area of the planning to invest into.
Should All The Dances Be Choreographed?
Generally, a quinceañera includes a father/daughter dance, a waltz, an exit waltz, and a baile sorpresa (the surprise dance). When you hire a quinceañera choreographer, they can work on all of these, or you can pick and choose which take priority.
Highlights of the celebration usually include the father/daughter dance and the surprise dance, so these are very often choreographed.
Knowing exactly how many choreographed dances you want before speaking to your quinceañera choreographer is a good idea.
Watch a choreographed father-daughter dance below:
Who Will Organize The Dancers?
We’re talking teenagers here, so there are some important things to ask yourself before investing money, time, and energy into hiring a quinceañera choreographer.
First of all, if the choreographer is a professional, it’s not their job to also babysit. That said, who will be supervising to make sure everything goes smoothly during rehearsals, to make sure the money that you invested isn’t being wasted by teenagers who may not actually be trying to learn the dances?
Also, will any of your daughter’s chambelanes or damas need rides to the practice space?
Who will be there in case of an emergency?
These are all important questions to have answers to.
Is There Somewhere Where Everyone Can Practice?
A typical quinceañera court has 15 members, and it’s unrealistic to have a group of teenagers trying to learn choreography in someone’s tiny living room or garage.
The best practice space should have a similar floor to the event venue where you’re hosting the quinceañera—but anywhere that is large enough for everyone to learn and move will work.
It’s just wise to make sure a space is confirmed before hiring a quinceañera choreographer.
Is It Realistic To Organize?
Think about the number of how many people will need to be involved in learning the choreography, and their schedules. Will they even have time to do this commitment? Are they willing to learn the steps, with a good attitude?
It’s best to confirm all of these details before hiring a quinceañera choreographer. Make sure the teenagers (and their parents) are going to be helpful and grateful.
Note also: the average amount of time you’ll need to schedule the choreography rehearsals is three months before the quinceañera celebration. Most teenagers (and fathers) are able to learn an average of four different choreographies by practicing twice a week. This is why choreography scheduling is a big part of quinceañera planning.
At Nairi Banquet Hall, we love hosting quinceañera celebrations! Our amazing Los Angeles event venue is perfect for these very special occasions. If you’re also looking for a quinceañera venue, please feel free to contact us for a tour of our space. We would love to host you!