Dave Arch with his Orchestra & Singers play the music for the dancers; this allows for the time-signature and tempo to be modified to suit the specific dance style. The names in brackets below are the original artists with whom the tune is associated but the version by them may not be a good choice for your own dancing. The following is a guide to the best original artist versions from Week 1 for specific dance styles.Continue reading →
We’ve listing 50 sensational swing songs to inspire your dancing. The tracks chosen are slow/medium tempo from a variety of genres. The speed of the music is noted for each track (bpm = bars per minute) so you can choose to dance to music at a tempo that suits at the time. We also created a Spotify playlist (see bottom of list below) so you can enjoy playing this music immediately. Enjoy ….. & Happy Dancing!Continue reading →
We’ve put together a great Practice Playlist for dancing the Viennese Waltz. This is particularly for dancers who have been attending our “Limited Edition” Viennese Waltz course but is also a good resource for anyone wanting some great dance music.Continue reading →
Looking for some of the music we play in the class to keep up with your dance practice over the Summer break? We’ve got you covered . . . . . . .Continue reading →
We’ve listed some familiar foxtrot music to help you with your dance practice over the Summer break. Happy Dancing . . . . . . .Continue reading →
25 Wonderful Waltzes – the rhythm and lyrics of these specially selected waltzes make them an ideal choice for a First Wedding Waltz.
By including a wide variety of music genres; ranging from a cheerful light-hearted Viennese waltz, to emotional and evocative slow waltzes we hope this will give you a flavour of the scope of waltzes available and help you in the process of identifying the perfect song for your Special Day.CONTINUE READING ……..
You can change the playback speed of music on Youtube to make it slower or faster as explained below.Continue reading →
Really enjoyed joining the other 50 million people worldwideContinue reading →
“I’m so glad I found you, I just wanna be around you, All my life”Continue reading →
Three collages showing some of our photo collection from this popular annual tango festival from last year. Let us know if you wish copies of any photos.Continue reading →
A good slow bluesy swing (@ 23bpm) . . .Continue reading →
A great upbeat song with a tempo (25bpm) particularly suitable for . . .Continue reading →
Check out the recorded versions available for two of the three waltzes danced in Strictly Come Dancing Week 2 – the rhythm and tempo are perfect for dancing a Slow Waltz:-Continue reading →
Comments on the music played during the second part of Strictly Come Dancing Show Week 1:-
Jamelia and Tristan McManus – Waltz to ‘Do Right Woman, Do Right Man’. The original by Aretha Franklin (45bpm)* has the rhythm and tempo for a Fast Waltz. Cover versions have been recorded by a number of artists, some of which have a Waltz rhythm but are also a little fast including The Commitments (45bpm) and Martina McBride (41bpm). The version recorded by Elkie Brooks (34bpm) has both the rhythm and tempo more appropriate for a Slow Waltz