Log In



   Stay logged in?

Forgot Password?

User Status




Recover Password

Username or Email:

Change Image
Enter the code in the photo at left:

Before We Continue...

Are you absolutely sure you want
to delete this message?

Premium Membership

Upgrade to
Premium Membership!

Renew Your
Premium Membership!


Premium Membership includes the following benefits:

Don't let your Premium Membership expire, or you'll miss out on:

  • Exclusive access to over 1,400 video demonstrations of patterns in the full bronze, silver and gold levels.
  • Access to all previous variations of the week, including full video instruction of man's and lady's parts.
  • Over twice as many videos as basic membership.
  • A completely ad-free experience!


Sponsored Ad

+ View Older Messages

Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by bmaniaci
7/8/2012  3:09:00 AM
I do in fact understand the correct tempos, the aim of my blog isn't to offer competition strict music. They are all perfectly dance-able as I have done it myself. You can argue all that you want, but there is nothing wrong with doing a slightly fast cha cha or a rather slow foxtrot if its not being judged in a competition or a similar event. Dance is not all numbers and rules, its also a fun social experience, as well as an art form. Also on my personal playlists I do have songs of the proper and strict tempos and I've spent a lot of time studying the different dances and their music. My playlists work excellent for parties, and we even use them for our ballroom classes.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by craiguerabbitry
7/8/2012  2:43:00 PM
Please excuse this interjection but I am feeling rather upset. Oz why must everything you post have to do with being "correct"? You have done this same type thing on questions I have asked. Not all people want to just dance at home or in a studio simplly because it is the only place to find the "correct" music. Some people want to be able to go to places and have fun with friends and still be able to dance. We are not all professionals that dance to "correct" music and have a readily available place to dance. Why do you have to come across as putting others down just because they want to dance to modern or even country. It makes me wonder how many bginners you have deprived of the fun of ballroom due to your need for the "correct". I know I had second and third thoughts after reading responses you posted to a request I made on here in a forum because of the fact that all that is available for me was "country". But thanks to some very nice people I also got replies from as well as my instructor who helped me find "country" music that I could ball room to at local dance spots I stuck with it and enjoy it, even if it isn't correct.
I will never be a professional but at least I am having FUN!!

bmaniaci I have visited your site and find it very nice and helpful too. Thank you for providing a place to find music that I can also find locally so I can enjoy ballroom!!
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by Ladydance
7/9/2012  4:56:00 AM
I agree with Craig, not all dance music has to be 'correct'. In fact, one of the greatest hurdles to getting people to try ballroom dancing, is that they think the music is old fashioned, too orchestrated and of no interest to them. That's why so many go for salsa. When we explain to beginners that there is alot of modern music that can be danced to, they are always extremely surprised. They never guessed that most of lady Gaga is a cha cha or 'Soul Sister' is a fantastic quickstep. So there are no vocals at Blackpool, there are at other major competitons. In fact, I did a slow fox once to a rendition of 'Eye of the Tiger'. Bizarre but doable.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by craiguerabbitry
7/9/2012  12:32:00 PM
Not to be picky but my name is Terri and am female. A lot of people think I am a guy but "craigue" is my last name and "rabbitry" is because we had one. The name is actually my email handle.
Enough of that...
I bet you had great fun out dancing even to "Eye of the Tiger"!! Personally I am all for the Fun in dancing so lets all enjoy in our own way and to what ever music we have available to work with.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by Ladydance
7/9/2012  6:20:00 PM
Hi, Terri, sorry about that. There aren't many regular women contributers on this site. I have been around for awhile as has 'belleofyourball'.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by slaughsj
7/10/2012  5:57:00 AM
Not bad, just a few thing grate: Amy Winehouse, not Whinehouse . Apart from that, no-one is to deny you setting up any list you like, ignore the haters.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by bmaniaci
7/12/2012  1:19:00 AM
Oh gosh I knew that too! Dang, well that's just one of those typos that are hard for me to spot. I'll fix it, thanks.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by divyamusic2
7/23/2012  11:02:00 PM
Divya Music offers theory and practice classes for the music and dance Diploma / Bachelor courses, following the syllabus prescribed by UGC accredited Prayag Sangeet Samiti (Allahabad), preparing the performing arts students for the Diploma and Bachelor examinations conducted by Prayag Sangeet Samiti. The diploma and bachelor degree is awarded by Prayag Sangeet Samiti to the successful students. These advanced diploma and degree courses in music and dance are recognized and a best option for the students of music and dance to build a career.

Vocal music courses at Divya Music include: Vocal music (Hindustani / Carnatic) - Classical vocal, light classical vocal and Rabindra Sangeet. The Instrumental music courses include - playing Rhythm based music Instruments.

Divya Music Center

B 360, 1st Floor, Vasant Kunj Enclave, New Delhi 110070

Mobile No +91 9013121421

Phone No +91 1165652377

Email us on




Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by billymarsh
9/17/2012  4:18:00 PM
It seemed to start around 2000, with tracks like "Sing It Back" by
Moloko and "Lady" by some guys I can't remember. Sort of like taking
four bars from a 70's disco or funk track and repeating them
continuously for 3-5 minutes, occasionally stuck through a moog filter
or something. Occasionally you hear a nice little melody, then the
realisation dawns that it's simply been sampled from a lesser known
disco track.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by ihonvinson
7/11/2012  1:08:00 PM
Is there a way to offer you suggestions for your blog directly?

+ View More Messages

Copyright  ©  1997-2018 BallroomDancers.com