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Does anyone know a good website to figure out what type of ballroom style can be used with a song!?
I have an iPod full of music, and I wanted to catagorize it based on the type of Ballroom style it is (swing, foxtrot, waltz, samba, etc!.)!. Just makes my life a whole lot easier!. Does anyone have any good links I can use to find out certain songs!? Like what an Aerosmith song would be, or what a 69 Eyes dance style would be for example!.
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I don't know of a site that does this!. Many list songs and categorize them for you, but compared to the number of songs out there, they would be but a sampling!. Once you've danced for a while, you can listen to a song and usually figure out what dance it is within a couple bars!.
It's also hard to categorize a group or band - different songs have slightly different rhythms, which could make them a different dance!. If you have a specific song you want to know just ask that as a separate question!.
If you go to this site, click on each dance!. Under the specific dance, you can listen to many samples of the music!.
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I don't know of a website that does it, but if you asked any experienced ballroom dancer they should be able to tell you what they'd fall under, or indeed if you could even dance to them at all!. Some people think that just because a song is slong you can waltz to it, but that's not true!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
I don't think there is an all-inclusive site, and your own tastes will make some difference!.
You'll probably have to slog through them all on your own!. It'll help if you know enough about music to tell waltz time from standard time, and you'll want to count tempos!.
For instance, slow waltz is danced at about 30 bars per minute (90 beats per minute), quick waltz at about 50 bars per minute!. You'll have to figure what you want to do with all those waltzes at 40 bpm!. And a lot of music from the 30's and 40's was marketed as foxtrots for the country-club set but danced as swings by a lot of the population!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
I've been working on the same thing!. I haven't found a useful list!. Please post here if you find a good list!.
I'm a DJ in Pittsburgh and dance instructors have told me that every couple has their favorites!. Hey Pittsburgh couples, let me know your favorites!.Www@QuestionHome@Com