Re: How would a typical repetoire look for a dance Posted by dancewithu2 4/1/2012 4:26:00 AM
I agree with the above by dancer with one exception, start with a couple of slower songs;a slow foxtrot and/or waltz. This allows the 80% to get on the floor and just sway to a waltz or box to a foxtrot. Now if its a dinner dance the first set whether its before dinner or during dinner should be all slow; people are just meeting and greeting and talking then. During dinner your mostly providing background. I mostly attend gala dinner dances and the crowd mix is as said above maybe a bit worst say 85/15 . You DO pick up some of the 80% with the "Rock and Roll" . You have to watch the crowd and be flexible. Ive been to event where there are only two or three "ballroom" couples out of say 50 couples and this is within the last seven years when ballroom had an upswing. Oh and if you're doing this in the carolinas/No. FA . People will want to carolina shag and 80% can.