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Modern Dance Music
Posted by Maniac Ballroom
5/26/2012  1:20:00 AM
I have recently set up a blog for ballroom dancers looking for modern songs to dance to. They are all separated by type of dance and I have all of the major dances and then a few. You can check it out at: http://maniaciballroom.blogspot.com/
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by TammieD
5/29/2012  3:13:00 PM
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by seraphina.13
5/30/2012  6:30:00 AM
Incredible site. You obviously put in a tremendous amount of work pulling those listings together. Hats off to you!
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by BallroomChick
5/30/2012  11:10:00 AM
That's GREAT!! I look foward to seeing it grow over time too. Sent your link to a few dancer friends as well.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by Quickstep7
5/30/2012  6:37:00 PM
BManiaci. Most of the best coaches in the game do not like music that is being sung. The reason being in most cases they record at a tempo to suit the singing which is often not suitable for dancing to. Check that the Waltz is played at 28 bars per minute. The Rumba 25 bars per minute. The correct tempos can be found if you look up Dancesport USA. Dancesport Australia is another. In the rules of the later it is on page 43 after you have found your way to Dancesport Rules. There are no vocals at Blackpool. Spare a moment and find a recording of Lotus by Secret Garden. That is what I call a Waltz.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by bmaniaci
5/31/2012  10:51:00 PM
OZ, I am aware that if you are searching for music to compete to these are not all perfect. However, many people are searching for music that they can ballroom dance to that they know. Things you can bust out at a party or perform to. The beats match and the tempos I use are close enough that the dances can be done. The reality is, if your technique is good and you know the moves, you can dance to a different tempo than the strict official competition ones. Keeping in mind dance is an art, not just a technical sport. While you will never compete to a song with singing in it, you are far more likely to create an engaging and original performance piece if you do have the lyrics. So over all, while I respect your opinion I still feel that my blog is a valuable tool that any dancer could use.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by dancewithu2
5/31/2012  3:07:00 AM
Glad you posted that here too; I lost it of DF.
Can I put a link to it on my web page?
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by craiguerabbitry
5/31/2012  10:04:00 AM
I can't get the page to open it keeps saying there is an error. I am going to http://maniaciballroom.blogspot.com/ is that correct?
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by Guest
5/31/2012  9:48:00 PM
That is the correct URL, you may have a bad connection or a server was down.
Re: Modern Dance Music
Posted by Guest
5/31/2012  9:45:00 PM
Of course! Feel free, I'm thrilled you like it.

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