A highlight of any quinceañera party is the surprise performance. While the traditional father-daughter dance – soundtracked to Cheyenne’s “Tiempo de Vals,” of course – is likely the most emotional part of the celebration, quince choreography has transformed into something larger than life. It’s when the birthday girls truly take center stage and give it their all on the dance floor.
Whether they opt for a Selena-themed performance or showcase their salsa skills, quinceañeras know that — unlike a wedding — these dances only happens once. The intricate performances often involve a full entourage of friends and family who are complicit in the exuberant performance.
Thanks to YouTube, where some of these videos reach the half-milli mark, quince dances are also now elaborate films that mark young women’s introduction to adulthood. We scoured the platform far and wide to find you the most extra dances ever.