Standard is the name which is only a few years old, It refers to the Waltz Tango Foxtrot Quickstep and V. Waltz. I dont particularly like that name. I prefer to call it the International Style of Ballroom Dancing which it is. Heres the big But.Latin American is also the International Style of Ballroom Dancing. It seems they had to find a way of seperating one from the other. This all came about when Dancesport was founded which is not that long ago. Untill 1964 Latin American was not a part of British Ballroom Dancing. Anyway what was once called the English Style of Ballroom Dancing is now called the Standard Style. Latin American Style kept its original name.
I went through the first four walls and was really dissapointed, the first two are so fast that you may dance VW if that's what you conceive asVW music. The first foxtrot by Adele is no way shape or form a foxtrot of any style. I forgot to mention that What a Wonderfull World has four beats to the bar not three. I don't understand as an international style dancer how you could add these to your list of waltzes and foxtrots. The rumber list does look interesting so I will explore it in the hope that the timing is not all over the place as I expect the Quicksteps and Cha Cha s to be? Yes, a long list of Waltzes and a long list of dissapiontment.
While you're at it, could you also collect or flag the songs with harder-to-identify beats? Often, a beat is a distinct percussion or emphasis. However, some songs seem to have a hidden or implied beat, making them harder to count than usual.
This would be useful for preparing competition when you don't know what songs are going to be played.
I have taught dancing for years. So many students just learn to dance a certain dance to a certain song. Start listening to the beat of the song. The song will always tell you what dance to do to it. My theory: People hear a song but we don't listen to a song. We are so use to having music all around us that we quit listening to it. The Look of Love- Rhumba Dream. Dream, Dream- Rhumba or a Cha Cha
I found another interest site for at least listening to music. It is Bob's Ballroom Broadcast. He introduces the music with what he considers as the music should be. You do search online or if you have the tunein app it is found there.
Sorry to be a pest with this but I want to make sure that I'm on the right track. I could be doing a Rumba routine in the near future and was wondering if "Apologize" by One Republic would work best for Rumba. I thought so at first but when I listened to it again, I started thinking it would suit Tango better.
Good afternoon I was wondering if you could send me through a list of modern songs that can be use for ballroom dance. We are holding a ball in our local town, we have a band and need to get them a list as they are a young band and not sure on what music.
The band will need more than just a list of songs. Tempo is also important--very important. If they play a wonderful song too fast or too slow, dancers will have a hard time. You can find information on dance tempos on the internet; years ago a band leader who is also a dancer wrote a short "book" for other band leaders explaining this point.
The Studio I go to, International Style, never ever play any music that has a vocalist singing. That`s how it should be if you are serious about your dancing. The same singer could record two Rumbas one at 25 bars and the next at 30 bars a minute. Causing these differences are most likely due to the words of the song being sung. There is a saying. Don`t blame the singer. Blame the song.
Absolutely right: listen to the music. A perfect example is the well-known song "The Way You Look Tonight." The Frank Sinatra version is a Foxtrot. The Michael Buble version is a Rumba. Same song--but the arrangements are very different.