This can’t be answered quickly, but I’m asked this a lot. First, I work on creating a good dance floor atmosphere before the wedding even begins. I discuss with my clients what music their guests will like. I also set up dance floor lighting, which sets a great atmosphere for dancing.
When dance time starts, I read the dance floor and play songs based on this.
When the dance floor needs more people, I often announce I take song requests … as long as the person will dance to it!
If a dance floor really needs a jump start, I grab a microphone, head to the dance floor, and teach everyone a dance like the Cupid Shuffle.
I’ll even pull older or younger folks onto the floor to dance with me (provided the bride/groom have okayed that in advance).