Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by NeoDevin, Jan 1, 2004.
I like those, thanks! :smile:
I've had this on repeat lately.
This is what we decided to go with!!! Thank you for the suggestion. Now let the choreography commence...
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...)
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?
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.
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.
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!
look at page 4 in the thread simply titled "Music"
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.
Not hearing what you are hearing... Both parts fall within American Rumba Comp speeds - 128-144bpm
On second listen, the slow sections maybe a little slow for Am Rumba at ~120...
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.
Sounds like rumba to me, too, just at different tempos. Could be an interesting showcase number.
Since people have remarked that there isn't much partnered dancing in rave music. . .
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
B.O.B & Hayley Williams - Airplanes (UK Hardcore Mix)
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
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)
Edgy music? Heavy drums and bass? How about THIS: (merengue)
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.
Samba - Shape of you
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.
If American style, do you even need to modify tempo? I've danced American VW to slower...
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