Ballroom Dance > Unconventional Dance Music

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by NeoDevin, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. coolcallalily

    coolcallalily New Member

    I like those, thanks! :smile:
  2. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    I've had this on repeat lately.
  3. coolcallalily

    coolcallalily New Member

    This is what we decided to go with!!! :D Thank you for the suggestion. Now let the choreography commence...
  4. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any suggestions on what to dance to Arcade Fire's "Abraham's Daughter"? Or have any leads on a tweaked danceable version? I love it, NP loves the idea (especially as my new Standard gown is VERY "Girl on Fire" and prefect for a Hunger Games showcase) but we cannot figure out what to do with the song. (As we've only got a bit more than a month we're going with a Rumba to "Salve" by Ronan Hardiman for this, but we're thinking ahead to the Spring showcase...)
  5. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    It's always sounded very Paso-like in my head ...

    EDIT: Derp, just read the Standard part of your post. Hrm ... VWaltz if you slow it down and syncopate the six beats across the 4/4?
  6. regis

    regis Active Member

    West Coast music can sound ALOT like a cha cha, but inbetween the cha-cha-cha beats you can hear one section where you can do the rock step, cha cha cha, (and where the rock step should be, the length of the music will seem to long and really doesn't allow for the rock step to be done right), and cha cha cha again.
    good examples:
    Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Cassanova"
    Huey Lewis – Respect Yourself
    Jon B. – Its U
    Journey – Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’
    Keny G – G-Walkin’
    Melissa Ethridge - I'm the Only One
    Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
    Seal - Here I am (Come and Take Me)
    and the one mentioned here a few times as a cha cha is really a WCS Gnarls Barlkey's "Crazy"

    The dance is danced in a slot - as if the two of you were facing each other in a narrow hallway, and then any of the swing moves goes - using the 1,2, triple step footwork.
  7. bleachkrazy

    bleachkrazy New Member

    So far, I've loved a lot of the suggestions on here.... my question is: Do any of you know of any good dubstep ballroom mixes? As a drummer/ competitive kickboxer that has started taking to ballroom dancing... I do like the more edgy type music... and the drummer in me loves heavy drums and bass. Thanks everyone!
  8. regis

    regis Active Member

    look at page 4 in the thread simply titled "Music"
  9. regis

    regis Active Member

    More of a "type of dance" question ...

    is anyone familiar with Grit and Glamour's "Dos Divas"? a piece of it is Rumba music but then it breaks into something quick and switches back and forth a couple times. Is that Quickstep the music turns into?

    The song just seems like it would be really fun to do a routine to.
  10. clumsy fellow

    clumsy fellow Active Member

    Not hearing what you are hearing... Both parts fall within American Rumba Comp speeds - 128-144bpm
  11. clumsy fellow

    clumsy fellow Active Member

    On second listen, the slow sections maybe a little slow for Am Rumba at ~120...
  12. regis

    regis Active Member

    Woohoo, thanks! The fast part really screws with my hearing ... but I like it. I'd love to pass it by my instructor. I'm sure we can do something with it, even tweek the speed if we have to.
  13. TwoRightFeet

    TwoRightFeet Active Member

    Sounds like rumba to me, too, just at different tempos. Could be an interesting showcase number.
  14. Xelebes

    Xelebes Member

    Since people have remarked that there isn't much partnered dancing in rave music. . .

    Jitterbug/Lindy Hop

    DJ Rolando - Jaguar (technically a song you'd do the Detroit jit, but the song's clave can be interpreted as capable for a jitterbug or a lindy hop)


    Feint & Laura Brehm - We Won't Be Alone


    The Martian - Stardancer
    Apashe - No Twerk


    Green Velvet - La La Land


    Q Project - Champion Sound (Alliance Remix)
    Jackal & Hyde - This Is The Sound of Underground


    S3RL - Pretty Rave Girl

    Turkey Trot:

    B.O.B & Hayley Williams - Airplanes (UK Hardcore Mix)

    Grizzly Bear:

    Au5 & Tasha Baxter - Snowblind

    Boston: (While I am sure people here can figure more competitive/spirited dances for these songs but eh. Sometimes the boston is all you need to do.)

    Tut Tut Child & Augustus Ghost - Hummingbird
    Dabin & Koda - The Take Down
  15. Mia

    Mia Member

    Excellent list of rave music Xelebes! One more song I want to add to the list which is one of my favourites.
    Nightcore - Mi Mi
    Mike - Faded Cha Cha (Remix)
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
  16. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    Edgy music? Heavy drums and bass? How about THIS: (merengue)

  17. Miss Silly

    Miss Silly Well-Known Member

    I may have posted this around here before. I think this would be a super lovely VW if the tempo was adjusted. It's nice to have some other VW aside from the omp-cha-cha... and everyone here is sick of me requesting GoT all the time LOL.

    Larinda McRaven and Requiem like this.
  18. Kaus Lee

    Kaus Lee New Member

    Samba - Shape of you
  19. opendoor

    opendoor Well-Known Member

    Thanks 4 sharing Silly, such a beautiful piece. But, please excuse me, its not a VW. A beautiful piece must not fit into existing categories. VW is nineteenth century, "Even its a lie" is contemporary music. Contemporary music isn't inferior to nineteenth century music. Please, free yourself from this kind of thinking. Any move will fit.
  20. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    If American style, do you even need to modify tempo? I've danced American VW to slower...

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