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5 Things You Should Know About Dancesport Music

5 Things You Should Know About Dancesport Music

We hear a-lot of these during competition, social events-gathering, show-dance and much more of it during practice. In case you’ll be curious about Dancesport you can click here to know more of the industry. Make sure you click subscribe to know the latest news and updates.

Music plays a vital role to any dancesport-competition.
Here are just 5 things you should know about Dancesport Music – music played in competition.

1. Every dance style follows a required BPM (Beat-per-minute) – organizers and a competition committee follows a required BPM. Sometimes it depends on what was agreed while organizing such competition. Here are the recommended but not preferred and usual BPM played in competition.

Standard (Ballroom)
Tango 30-32 120-128 31*
Waltz 28-30 84-90 29*
Foxtrot 28-30 112-120 29*
Viennese Waltz 52-58 157-174 59*
Quickstep 48-52 192-208 50*

ChaCha 28-30 112-120 31*
Samba 45-50 95-106 51*
Rumba 22-28 90-104 25
Paso Doble 58-62 116-124 60
Jive 38-43 152-172 41

2. Duration of no less than 90 seconds and no more than 2 minutes. In some cases, Paso Doble is exclusion since it plays 80seconds until the 2nd highlights and exceeds 120 seconds for the 3rd or final highlights. Just imagine how excruciating dancing over 2 minutes of every dances. That’s 10 minutes for 5 dances and need to complete 2-3 rounds depends on the number of participants. Thus your stamina plays an important part plus you’re physically, mentally and emotionally preparedness is also required.

3. Character of Music. Most of all tracks played in any competition has a Cuban-African-Latin influence which follows the beat and rhythm of every dance-styles. Every dance has its unique characteristics and it must be evident for dancer to show, interpret and express each characters since they are evaluated on musicality and interpretation.

4. Clear from Explicit. Since music plays a greater role, lyrics and the language is important. It must meet the criteria which could not be considered offensive or unsuitable for children. Thus most of the songs were in instrumental.

5. The Music were kept confidential until the day of competition. Competitors even the adjudicators are not aware of the chosen tracks. Only the organizers, DJ or music director and working committee has the complete list-of-tracks to be played during competition. Thus familiarization of every tracks is one unique set of skills that plays a vital role to interpret the characters of every dance-styles.

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