Ha! I'm with you on the awkwardness. I've seen that some people do it on the beach right after their ceremony in conjunction with a champagne toast - that might be less awkward since everyone was JUST staring at you for the ceremony anyway! We aren't going to have a DJ so it'll be a pain to "schedule" songs into the playlist. BUT, I think my dad would be really sad if I didn't do a father/daughter dance. But my fiance is not very close with his mom and I know he won't want to do a mother/son dance.
I hadn't given this much thought until I saw this post! Hmmm...
My FI hates being the centre of attention and only hits the dance floor after a few drinks... I find the whole "everyone stare at us as we pretend to have this quiet moment together as we dance" totally akward and staged (for me) so we aren't doing one! No "scheduled dances" at all actually, it will be dinner with a few speeches and then hit the dance floor, get the drinks flowing and let the party start!
It's my second marriage so my dad won't be crushed that he doesn't have the father/daughter dance... And I'm sure we will dance together over the course of the night- but I don't like the feel for the "required dances"... It usually results in a bunch of bored people sitting around wondering when THEY can dance! Haha