If someone is looking for some new hip songs converted into Latin or Ballroom then I can recommend a friend of mine from Estonia who has become a DanceSport DJ recently. He has released 3 latin albums and his first standard album will be released tomorrow. All of his albums and songs are free to download as of this moment.
You can find him on facebook under Dj Maksy Official and DjMaksyofficial on YouTube. He is very open to making a mixed version of recommended songs to his facebook page.
One of my favorites that I pass my time in Latin lessons: youtube com watch?v=eQeYCdFZufM&feature=youtu.be
If someone's interested and wants the links for the albums, PM me
Good music can make all the difference in the world to your dancing...I like mixing it up a bit with different feelings that make me want to accentuate different things. Like practicing to a really modern techno-ish cha cha makes my feet and my arm styling way sharper.
Cha cha: Lady Gaga – Paparazzi, Poker Face, Just Dance Duffy – Mercy Nelly Furtado – Say It Right
Samba: Sean Paul – Get Busy Rihanna – Pon de Replay Karl Wolf – Africa (a bit slow) Lady Gaga - Alejandro (slow)
Int. Rumba: Adele – Set Fire to the Rain Maroon 5 – Secret Phil Collins – Just Another Day in Paradise
Viennese Waltz: Celtic Woman – The Voice Marianas Trench – Good to You (a bit slow) Avril Lavigne – Keep Holding On (slow) Seal - Kiss from a Rose (slow)
Jive: Britney Spears – Radar, Womanizer (both a bit slow) – or maybe triple swing? Rihanna – SOS (slow) FloRida - Right Round (slow)
Quickstep: K-Os – Crabbuckit (Or maybe single swing? or you can slow it down for an Int. Jive) Show Me How You Burlesque (from Cher/Christina Aguilera movie “Burlesque”)
Tango: Assassin’s Tango from Brangelina movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (I think it’s available on one of the Casa Musica CDs)
A lot of stuff from Pitbull makes really good modern Merengue /nontraditional Cha Cha.
Also, I keep wanting to Foxtrot to Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black – but it slows down in the middle and screws me up. Would be great for a show, though, if you could choreograph that bit – or just cut it out entirely.
I'm pretty sure all of these are too slow for jive. "Right Round" sounds good for West Coast swing, and the others all feel like East Coast Swing to me. You could certainly speed them up if you want, but they're good swings already.
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