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Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by Timenroom
10/18/2012  2:11:00 PM
I really like your blog. However, you do not state which rumbas are American or International style tempo. I was hoping not to have to listen to each individually to figure out which would suit my needs. Otherwise, GREAT blog!! Thanks so much for doing this!!
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by bmaniaci
10/20/2012  6:46:00 PM
Most of it is International, I don't do american style myself. Some will work for both, for example many of my foxtrots work for both international and american. I generally don't have any that are strictly american unless its a song I really loved. Keeping in mind this is my personal playlists, so I just add exactly what I keep on my own ipod. Hope that helps.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by bmaniaci
10/20/2012  6:52:00 PM
I should also probably warn that I am not all too strict with the tempos. I am of the opinion that unless you are in a formal ballroom setting like a competition or even maybe a strictly ballroom dancing club, that tempo can be close and still work just fine. At a party for example, so not all of my tempos are in the exact ranges, but all are at a workable one and I have tested them myself to be sure.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by billymarsh
10/23/2012  6:07:00 AM
well, are you talking about latin amercian, or actual ballroom? cos those are whole different ballparks. hmm, let's see:

Candyman - Christina Aguilera (jive or swing)
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis (rumba)
The Way I Are - Timbaland (cha cha)
Pump It - The Black Eyed Peas (paso doble)
Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5 (cha cha)
The Difference - Matchbox Twenty (rumba)
Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson (jive or swing)
The Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson (rumba)
There's A Good Reason Why These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought Of It Yet - Panic! At The Disco (quickstep)
Everybody Wants To Be A Cat - The Aristocats (foxtrot)
Lady Marmalade - Moulin Rouge soundtrack (cha cha)
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5 (rumba)
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson (viennese waltz)
Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne (viennese waltz)
Ballroom & Latin American dancer for 7 years

Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by billymarsh
10/24/2012  12:51:00 AM
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Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by bmaniaci
10/24/2012  8:57:00 PM
I don't really piddle over terms. I mean international latin, international standard, american latin, and american standard. When I say "ballroom" I usually and referring to any of the partnership dances, including club, and social dances. Where I live those are the terms the dance community uses, "standard" is synonymous with what you would consider ballroom I believe.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by O.Z.
11/2/2012  2:08:00 AM
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.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by Dave
12/31/2012  12:38:00 PM
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.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by Dave
12/31/2012  12:54:00 PM
Well, checked the first four Rumbas, the first is a fast or social foxtrot, the second is something to smooch to , the third I could not find on ITunes, and goodness knows what the fourth is ?
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by rgswoohoo
1/3/2013  6:09:00 PM
it is supposeed to be Anita Baker. It is available on Amazon. and you are right, from the sample to me it is more of a bolero, hard to judge without hearing the whole song.

AWOLNATION (from the sample) sounds like a rumba, again hard to judge without haering the whole song

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