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Dance Music

 
With few exceptions, you cannot walk into a music store to purchase good ballroom dance music. "Strict tempo" dance music CD’s sold in music stores are typically junk made by someone with a synthesizer and a metronome.
 
Ballroom dance CDs sold at dance supply stores for about $25-35 are usually good quality. All tracks are danceable, however; you may not like all the songs on the CD, and the cost per song is about $1.30. Collecting music this way can become expensive.
 
Many excellent ballroom dance songs are available from mainstream CDs. However; few discs have more than one or two danceable tracks, this too can grow expensive.
 
 
Purchasing dance music through Itunes   may be the least expensive way of collecting danceable music
 

On the following pages we have recommended some songs for the dances we teach, with direct links to where you can find them on the ITunes website. You can listen to a 30 second sample of the song and if you like it you can purchase it for .99 cents.

 
Before you can listen to the music clip you will have to download the ITunes software at http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
It doesn't cost anything to setup an account and listen to the freee samples.
 
 

Dances by Rhythm

Bolero Rumba
Cha-cha Samba
Foxtrot Swing/Jive – 1 count rhythm
Foxy Swing/Jive – 3 count rhythm
Mambo/ Salsa Swing/Jive – 4 count rhythm
Merengue Tango
Nightclub 2-Step Waltz