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Father and Daughter Dance

BEAUTIFUL IN MY EYES (Joshua Kadison) BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME (Celine Dion) BUTTERFLY FLY AWAY (Miley Cyrus) BUTTERFLY KISSES (Bob Carlisle) CINDERELLA (Steven Curtis Chapman) DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN (Luther Van Dross) I BELIEVE IN YOU (Joshua Kadison) I HOPE YOU DANCE (Lee Ann Womack) IM YOUR ANGEL (Celine Dion and R. Kelly) I TURN TO YOU (Christina Aguilera) I WISH YOU LOVE (Michael Buble) MOONRIVER (Andy Williams) SERENADE TO SPRING (Secret Garden-Instrumental) SOMETIMES (Carpenters) UNFORGETTABLE (Nat King Cole ) WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (Louis Armstrong) WIND BENEATH MY WINGS (Bette Midler) Back to Top

Grand Entrance Songs


TRADITIONAL GRAND ENTRANCE CLASSICAL MUSIC: AIR ON THE G STRING (Bach) A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICEine Kleine Nachtmusik G-Dur KV 525, Allegro (Mozart) ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (Richard Strauss) 2001 Space Odyssey opening theme CANON IN D (Pachelbel) CLAIR DE LUNE (Debussy) FOUR SEASONSSPRING (Vivaldi) JESU, JOY OF MANS DESIRING, CANTATA, BWV 147 (Bach) LARGO FROM THE OPERA SERSE (Handel) LIEBESLIED (Kreisler) MOONLIGHT SONATA (Beethoven) PIANO CONCERTO NO. 21 ANDANTE (Mozart) SARABANDE (Handel) SPRING SONG (Mendelssohn) THE ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA (Handel) WATER MUSIC (Handel) WALTZ MUSIC: THE BLUE DANUBE WALTZ (Strauss) ROSES FROM THE SOUTH (Strauss) VOICES OF SPRING (Strauss) INSTRUMENTAL SONGS: SERENADE TO SPRING (Secret Garden) ROMANCE (James Last) SONGS BY ENYA: A DAY WITHOUT RAIN CARRIBEAN BLUE IN THE RAIN MAY IT BE THE MEMORY OF TREES

THE RIVER SINGS TRAINS AND WINTER RAINS WATERMARK SLOW POP MUSIC: BEAUTIFUL IN MY EYES (Joshua Kadison) I CAN GO THE DISTANCE (Michael Bolton) JOURNEY (Lea Salonga) NIGHTBIRD (Kalapana) OUT OF MY LEAGUE (Stephen Speaks) SHE (Elvis Costello) SHES ALWAYS A WOMAN (Billy Joel) SHES THE ONE (Robbie Williams) THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT (Michael Buble) UNFORGETTABLE (Nat King Cole) WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (Louis Armstrong) YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL (Joe Cocker) FAST POP MUSIC FOR NON-TRADITIONAL GRAND ENTRANCE: ANTS MARCHING (Dave Matthews Band) AS (George Michael and Mary J. Blige) BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY (The Verve) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP (The Foundations) CELEBRATION (Kool and the Gang) CLOCKS (Coldplay) CRASH INTO ME (Dave Matthews) DROPS OF JUPITER (Train) GOT TO BE REAL (Cheryl Lynn) HAVENT MET YOU YET (Michael Buble) HEY, SOUL SISTER (Train) HOW SWEET IT IS (Michael Buble) ICE CREAM (New Young Pony Club) INSOMNIA (Craig David) LETS GROOVE (Earth Wind and Fire) MY GIRL (The Temptations) NOTHIN ON YOU (B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars) NOTICE ME (Alexa Ray Joel) SHES A RAINBOW (The Rolling Stones) SO COLD (Breaking Benjamin) Rocker chic, Twilight/vampire themes

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW (Israel Kamakawiwo Ole) TIME OF MY LIFE (David Cook) UNWRITTEN (Natasha Bedingfield) VIVA LA VIDA (Coldplay) WAITING ON THE WORLD TO CHANGE (John Mayer) Back to Top

Songs for AVP


AS (George Michael and Mary J. Blige) AT THE BEGINNING (Richard Marx) BEAUTIFUL DAY (U2) BEAUTIFUL IN MY EYES (Joshua Kadison) BEAUTIFUL SEED (Corrinne May) BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME (Celine Dion) BLACKBIRD (Beatles) BREAKAWAY (Kelly Clarkson) BUBBLY (Colbie Caillat) DREAM A DREAM (Charlotte Church with Billy Gilman) FALLEN (Lauren Wood) FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE (Michael McDonald or Stevie Wonder version) FRIENDS (Amii Stewart) GAME OF LOVE (Michelle Branch with Santana) HAVENT MET YOU YET (Michael Buble) HER MORNING ELEGANCE (Oren Lavie) HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU (James Taylor or Michael Buble) I BELIEVE IN YOU (Joshua Kadison) I CAN GO THE DISTANCE (Michael Bolton) I HOPE YOU DANCE (Lee Ann Womack) I WILL BE HERE (Gary Valenciano) IN MY LIFE (Beatles) ITS MY TIME (Jade Ewen) JOURNEY (Lea Salonga) JUST STAND UP (Various artist) LUCKY (Jason Mraz with Colbie Caillat) MAKE IT MINE (Jason Mraz) MY GIRL (The Temptations) ONE STEP AT A TIME (Jordin Sparks) POP GOES MY HEART (Hugh Grant) PUT YOUR RECORDS ON (Corinne Bailey Rae) REFLECTION (Christina Aguilera) SHES ALWAYS A WOMAN (Billy Joel) SHES THE ONE (Robbie Williams) SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW (Israel Kamakawiwo Ole) STORY OF A GIRL (3 Doors Down) SWEET DARLIN (She and Him)

THE VOICE WITHIN (Christina Aguilera) TIME OF MY LIFE (David Cook) UNWRITTEN (Natasha Bedingfield) UPSIDE DOWN (Jack Johnson) WAITING ON THE WORLD TO CHANGE (John Mayer) WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (Louis Armstrong) WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Joe Cocker or Beatles) YOU AND I BOTH (Jason Mraz) YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL (Joe Cocker) YOU RAISE ME UP (Josh Groban) YOURE BEAUTIFUL (James Blunt) YOUVE GOT A FRIEND (James Taylor) Back to Top

18 Roses Dance Songs


ALPHABETICAL LISTING

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXY Z

A
A FRIEND OF MINE (Odette Quesada) ALL GOOD THINGS (Nelly Furtado) ALL THE WAY (Celine Dion) AND I LOVE HER (Beatles) ARE YOU IN (Incubus) ARTHURS THEME (Christopher Cross) AS (George Michael and Mary J. Blige) AT THE BEGINNING (Richard Marx and Donna Lewis) AT YOUR BEST (Aaliyah) A WHOLE NEW WORLD (Peabo Bryson) Back to Top

B
BACK AT ONE (Brian McKnight) BEAUTIFUL SEED (Corrinne May) BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME (Celine Dion) BEST DAY OF MY LIFE (Jesse McCartney) BETCHA BY GOLLY WOW (Stylistics) BIZAARE LOVE TRIANGLE (Frente) BREAKAWAY (Kelly Clarkson) BUBBLY (Colbie Caillat) Back to Top

C
CHASING CARS (Snow Patrol) CHASING PAVEMENTS (Adele) CLOSE TO YOU (Carpenters)

COLORS OF THE WIND (Vanessa Williams) COME WHAT MAY (Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman) CUPID (112 or Kyla) Back to Top

d
DREAM A DREAM (Charlotte Church with Billy Gilman) DREAMING OF YOU (Selena) DO I NEED A REASON (DSound) DRIVE (Incubus) Back to Top

E
EVERYBODY KNOWS (John Legend) EVERYDAY (James Taylor) EVERYTIME (Janet Jackson) Back to Top

F
FALLEN (Lauren Wood) FALLING INTO YOU (Celine Dion) FIRE AND RAIN (James Taylor) FLYING WITHOUT WINGS (Westlife) FLY ME TO THE MOON (Nat King Cole) FOREVER (Ben Harper) FOREVER LOVE (Gary Barlow) FOREVER YOUNG (Alphaville)

FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE (Stevie Wonder or Michael McDonald) FOR THE FIRST TIME (Kenny Loggins) FOR THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHING (NSync) FRAGILE (Sting/Jason Castro) FRIENDS (Amii Stewart) Back to Top

G
GAME OF LOVE (Michelle Branch with Santana) GLORY OF LOVE (Peter Cetera) GOD MUST HAVE SPENT A LITTLE MORE TIME ON YOU (NSync) GRAVITY (Sara Bareilles) Back to Top

H
HAVENT MET YOU YET (Michael Buble) HEART OF LIFE (John Mayer) HER MORNING ELEGANCE (Oren Lavie) HERE WITHOUT YOU (3 Doors Down) HEY THERE DELILAH (Plain White Ts) Back to Top

I
I BELIEVE IN LOVE (Paula Cole) I BELIEVE IN YOU (Joshua Kadison) I CAN GO THE DISTANCE (Josh Groban) I CLOSE MY EYES AND THINK OF YOU (Shirley and Daniel)

IF I NEVER KNEW YOU (Jon Secada and Shanice) I FOUND A REASON (Cat Power) I MELT WITH YOU (Jason Mraz) IM YOURS (Jason Mraz) IN YOUR EYES (George Benson) ITS MY TIME (Jade Ewen) IT IS YOU I HAVE LOVED (Becky Taylor) I WANNA BE WITH YOU (Mandy Moore) Back to Top

J
JOURNEY (Corrinne May) JOURNEY (Lea Salonga) JUST A DREAM (Eric Roberson) Back to Top

K
KEY TO MY HEART (Craig David) Back to Top

L
LET ME BE THE ONE (Matthew Sweet) LETS STAY TOGETHER (Al Green-How to lose a guy in 10 days soundtrack) LIQUID DREAMS (O-Town) LONGER (Dan Fogelberg) LOVE IS HARD (James Morrison)

LOVE SONG (Sara Bareilles) LOVE SONG FOR NO ONE (John Mayer) LUCKY (Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat) Back to Top

M
MAKE IT MINE (Jason Mraz) MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE (Adele) MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE (John Mayer) MIDNIGHT BOTTLE (Colbie Caillat) MISTY (Johnny Mathis) MOONRIVER (Audrey Hepburn-music from Breakfast at Tiffanys) MY GIRL (The Temptations) MY ONE AND ONLY LOVE (Sting) Back to Top

N
NEED YOU NOW (Lady Antebellum) NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE (Stephanie Mills) NO AIR (Jordin Sparks with Chris Brown) NOW (MYMP) Back to Top

O
ONCE IN A LIFETIME (Kenny Loggins with Human Nature) ONCE UPON A DECEMBER (Soundtrack from Anastasia) ONCE UPON A DREAM (Sleeping Beauty soundtrack)

ONE SONG (Joshua Kadison) OUT OF MY LEAGUE (Stephen Speaks) Back to Top

P
PERFECT COMBINATION (Stacey Lattisaw) PIECES OF YOU (State of Shock) PLEASE DONT STOP THE RAIN (James Morrison) POP GOES MY HEART (Hugh Grant) PRECIOUS LOVE (James Morrison) PRETTIEST FRIEND (Jason Mraz) PUT YOUR RECORDS ON (Corinne Bailey Rae) Back to Top

R
RAINBOW (South Border) RAINBOW CONNECTION (Jason Mraz) RAINDROPS (Regina Spektor) REFLECTION (Christina Aguilera) Back to Top

S
SERENDIPITY (John Mayer) SHAPE OF MY HEART (Sting) SHES ALWAYS A WOMAN (Billy Joel) SHES THE ONE (Robbie Williams) SMILE (Hil St. Soul)

SMILE IN YOUR HEART (Ariel Rivera) SO CLOSE (Jon McLaughlin) SOMEONE (El Debarge) SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (Jean Louisa Kelly-Sountrack from Mr. Hollands Opus) SOMETHING STUPID (Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman) SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW (Israel Kamakawiwo Ole) SONG OF DREAMS (Becky Taylor) SPOTLIGHT (Jennifer Hudson) SUDDENLY (Olivia Newton John and John and Cliff Richard) SWEET DARLIN (She and Him) Back to Top

T
TATTOED ON MY MIND (D sound) THE LITTLE THINGS (Colbie Caillat) THE VOICE WITHIN (Christina Aguilera) THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT (Michael Buble) THINK OF ME (Sountrack from the Phantom of the Opera) THIS TIME (John Legend) TIME OF MY LIFE (David Cook) TIME WILL REVEAL (El Debarge) Back to Top

U
UNBELIEVABLE (Craig David) UNTIL (Sting) UNWRITTEN (Natasha Bedingfield) UPSIDE DOWN (Jack Johnson) Back to Top

V
VIVA LA VIDA (Coldplay) Back to Top

W
WAITING ON THE WORLD TO CHANGE (John Mayer) WATCH OVER ME (Bernard Fanning) WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES (Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins) WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN (Lou Pardini) WHEN I FALL IN LOVE (Nat King Cole) WHEREVER YOU ARE (South Border) WISHES (Emi Fujita) WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (Beatles or Joe Cocker version) WONDERWALL (Oasis) WORLD FILLED WITH LOVE (Craig David) Back to Top

Y
YELLOW (Coldplay) YOU AND I BOTH (Jason Mraz) YOU AND ME (Lifehouse) YOU AND ME SONG (Wannadies) YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL (Joe Cocker) YOU BELONG TO ME (Jason Wade or Tori Amos version) YOU RAISE ME UP (Josh Groban) YOURE BEAUTIFUL (James Blunt) YOURE THE INSPIRATION (Peter Cetera)

YOUR SMILING FACE (James Taylor) YOUR SONG (Ewan McGregor-Soundtrack of Moulin Rouge) YOUVE GOT A FRIEND (James Taylor) YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME (Sting) Back to Top

Crafting a balanced program for you dream debut party is not really as hard as it sounds. All it takes is a little imagination. There are endless possibilities in creating a program for your dream debut. A program can be as short as two hours or as long as until wee hours of the night. You can go as crazy as making everyone involved and participate in different aspects of the program.

The following is a basic Debutantes program: INTRODUCTION OF THE DEBUTANTE, HER ESCORT AND HER COTILLION COURT TOAST IN HONOR OF THE DEBUTANTE WELCOME REMARKS (BY THE PARENTS) INVOCATION OR PRAYER DINING FATHER & DAUGHTER DANCE GRAND COTILLION WALTZ DANCE 18 ROSES DANCE 18 CANDLES PRESENTATION SINGING OF TRADITIONAL DEBUTANTES BIRTHDAY SONG BLOWING OF THE CAKE CANDLES CUTTING OF THE CAKE 18 TREASURES PRESENTATION GAMES A WORD FROM THE DEBUTANTE TIME TO PARTY The debutantes program can also flow like this: - Guests arrive - Welcoming of guests - Ushering of guests by ushers to their designated seats - Cocktails for guests to mingle (so that they would not mingle once the program starts, and to give you ample time to prepare before your grand entrance). - After everyone has settled in their place, the host will make mention of important people who graced the occasion (if there are). - At this point, cocktails are being served. - Parents talk about debutante (brief summary)- achievement, goals, ambitions, etc. - Audio-visual presentation of debutante from infancy to present. - GRAND ENTRANCE of debutante - Parents talk some more about the debutante (optional) - Toast in honor of the debutante - Debutante speech - Prayer - Dining - AVP of well wishers - Father and daughter dance (This may also be incorporated into the eighteen roses. Fathers are usually the first or last dance of the debutante) - Eighteen roses (speech and dance) - Eighteen candles (speech) - Singing of birthday song - Cutting of birthday cake - Games - Introduction of the debutante, her escort and her cotillion court - GRAND COTILLION WALTZ DANCE - Debutantes thank you speech - Party time - Everyone dances Other variations may be the following:

* The host will have a talk, more of like an introduction and a short summary of the program, a little talk on what is in store for the guests so that they would be enticed into finishing and staying for the duration of the party and making the party a success. The host need not mention the juicy parts (those surprise numbers and whatnots) * For parents who are shy to talk in front of a crowd, the host will do the introduction about the debutante. There will be a little talk before the debutante is introduced. Probably the host may interview some guests and probably ask them some unforgettable moments with the debutante. * For the eighteen roses, each guy can give a note for the host to read while they are dancing. This can also be recorded and played together with the background music while they dance. * Cotillion can be danced at the end of the program after which everybody may dance and which may mark the start of the dancing. * The father or parents of the debutante will talk about the celebrant (you can make a Powerpoint or Flash presentation for everyone to see that has baby pictures or some important milestones of the debutantes life) * Father dances with his daughter as a separate part of the program. * Escort/ bf takes debutante for a dance then everyone dance after some time * Some also incorporate 18 wines, 18 treasures, 18 gifts as a variation so that most of the guests would be able to greet the debutante. * Games are inserted on different parts of the program. Here is a more detailed flow of program but the arrangement can be tweaked here and there according to preference. 1. Registration/Arrival of Guests/Receiving of gifts/Cocktails. 2. Settling of guests on their seats 3. Introduction by the emcee 4. Acknowledgment of the Parents and other VIPs 5. Introduction and entrance of the grand cotillion 6. GRAND ENTRANCE OF THE DEBUTANTE and her escort (optional) 7. Welcome remarks and toast by the Parents 8. AVP of debutante (pictures from infancy to present) 9. Grand cotillion 10. Invocation/Prayer before Meal 11. Dinner and pictorials 12. AVP of well-wishers 13. 18 ROSES 14. FATHER AND DAUGHTER DANCE 15. 18 CANDLES 16. Singing of birthday song, blowing of 18 CANDLES and cutting of birthday cake 17. GAMES 18. DEBUTANTEs thank you speech 19. PARTY/Everybody on the dance floor So remember, in making your program, list first what part of the basic program you want to retain or delete and then you can make your own rendition according to your liking. Dont make it too long but dont make it too short either. Create a balanced program and be imaginative in adding your own flavor into it. A debut party well thought of is a debut party well remembered.