Curious about the music we use to practice? Here is an overview of music for the different styles as well as some song suggestions. If you are interested in a ballroom music CD, talk to one of our officers or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waltz is a graceful dance known for its rise and fall, its elegance, and its effortless feel. The American style is characterized by its beautiful lines in open moves such as underarm turns. The international style is done completely in closed frame. Check out this clip of Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini from Dancing With the Stars.
The music is very expressive, slow to moderately paced, and in 3/4 time. It is counted 1,2,3 1,2,3.
"Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones
"I'd Rather Miss You" - Little Texas
"Fascination" - Nat King Cole
"El Tango De Roxanne" - Moulin Rouge
Jazzy Ballads in 4/4 time.
"Fever" - Michael Buble
"Fly Me To The Moon" - Frank Sinatra
"A Wink And A Smile" - Harry Connick Jr.
As its name implies, this is a fast dance full of energy and elegance. It's the perfect dance for learning how to be light on your feet. Check out this clip of Apolo Ohno and Julianne Hough and this one of Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
"Sing, Sing, Sing" - Benny Goodman
"Steppin' Out With My Baby" - Tony Bennett
In 3/4 time like Waltz, but significantly faster. Here is a clip of Mark Ballas and Chelsea Kane on Dancing with the Stars.