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Music for Each Dance

Instant online music for each dance type so you can practice dancing at home right now!

Dance Music
(Song Lists)
Beats
Per
Measure
Average
Beats
Per
Minute
Type of MusicRhythm Pattern (Listen for music accent on count 1)
Bolero496Slow Romantic
Latin
Slow1,2, quick3, quick4
East Coast
Triple Swing
4144Slow Swing
Music
triple-step1,2, triple-step3,4,
rock5-step6
East Coast
Double Swing
4164Medium Swing
Music
One1, touch2, two3, touch4,
rock5-step6
East Coast
Single Swing
4184Fast Swing
Music
Slow1,2, slow3,4,
rock5-step6
Cha Cha4116Latin, Country,
Pop, Rock
Step2, step3, cha4-cha&-cha1,
step2, step3, cha4-cha&-cha1
Foxtrot4124Orchestral,
Big Band
slow1,2, slow3,4, quick5, quick6
Jive4176Fast Swing
Music
triple-step1,2, triple-step3,4,
rock5-step6
4-count Hustle4138Top-40, Disco,
(heavy, even rhythm)
One1, two2, three3, four4
3-count Hustle4115Top-40, Disco,
(heavy, even rhythm)
One, two & three
Lambada4Samba Musicone1-and&-two2,
three3-and&-four4
Mambo4188Fast Latin MusicQuick1, quick&, slow2,3,
quick1, quick&, slow2,3,
Nightclub 2 Step476Slow romantic
Latin, Pop or
Country Songs
Quick1, quick&, slow2,
Quick3, quick&, slow4
Polka261 mpmFast German or country Polkas (accordion music)And-a 11, 2&, 32,
and-a 11, 2&, 32
Quickstep4208Fast ballroom or country MusicQuick1, quick&, slow2,3,
quick1, quick&, slow2,3,
Rumba4118Romantic Latin
or Pop
Slow1,2, quick3, quick4
Samba2106Latin rhythms
with heavy beat
one1-and&-two2,
three3-and&-four4
Tango4124TangoSlow1,2, slow3,4,
quick5, quick6, slow7,8
Two Step4188Fast Country MusicQuick1, quick2, slow3,4, slow5,6
Waltz387Orchestral,
Pop or Country
one1, two2, three3,
four1, five2, six3
West Coast Swing4120Slow Swing
Music
One1, two2, triple-step3,4,
triple-step5,6
Viennese Waltz3165Orchestral,
Pop or Country
One1, two2, three3,
four1, five2, six3

Which Dance Goes with Which Song?

Which Dance Goes with Which Song?
Dance music is structured and has an audible rhythm. First, determine if there are 3 or 4 beats per measure.  Count 1,2,3,4 repeatedly to see if there are 4 beats per measure.  If not, count 1,2,3 to see if there are 3 beats per measure.  Waltzes have 3 beats per measure.  All other dances have 4 beats per measure.  The heaviest accent will always be on count 1.  Usually the singer will start each sentence on count 1.  Usually the final note at the end of each sentence will start on count 1.  Next, say the Rhythm Pattern (see below) in your mind at the speed of the song that is playing.  If you think your feet can comfortably perform the Rhythm Pattern at the tempo of the music, then you've found the right dance!  You can also watch what dance other people are doing.  The length of an average song is about 3 1/2 minutes, and the average bpm is 120 bpm.  Therefore there are an average of 420 beats per song and 105 measures.  So, you will have to repeat the rhythm pattern of the dance 105 times to dance the entire song.  If there are rests or if the rhythm temporarily stops in the middle, keep YOUR rhythm going!

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