Revision Notes

For some of this year's classes, there will be brief revision notes available. So now you'll have no excuse for not remembering what you learned the previous week. They are not a substitute for attending classes, though, as they may make little sense if you haven't seen and tried the steps yourself. However, armed with the names of the figures, you can then look them up on YouTube etc.

Previously Collected Routines

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019



Dance Music Suggestions

There is quite a lot of ballroom music out there but you will want to be looking out for stuff which is "strict tempo" - ie the music is at the correct speed for the named dance throughout. Beginners may do best with the deliberately simple-to-follow beats of Ross Mitchell recordings while advanced dancers tend to favour the less "boring" options. Eg check out the range at WRD Music or Casa Musica or DSI London or Dancelife. Cheap compilations of really old tracks (eg featuring Victor Silvester, Joe Loss or Cyril Stapleton) are unlikely to appeal to a young, modern audience. See also: a list of things you may have heard us play at General Dancing on our compilation CDs.

Pop Songs in Dance Tempos

Waltz: See The Day, I Wonder Why, Love Ain't Here Anymore, If You Don't Know Me By Now, Open Arms (fast), Lo Lanu (fast);
Cha-cha: Jezabel (very slow), Bust Your Windows (very slow), Havana (very slow), Marvin Gaye (very slow), Troublemaker (very slow), Stevie Knows (slow), Seven Nation Army (slow), Kiss (slow), Get Stupid, Baila Morena, Cake By The Ocean, You Don't Know Me, I Just Got Paid, Who Do You Think You Are, I Like It (Like That), Quien Sera, Won't You Join Me For A Drink?, Mercy (fast), All About That Bass (very fast);
Quickstep: Ich Dich Liebe (very slow), The Gambler (very slow), Title (very slow), Devil's Dance (very slow), This Is The Life (slow), Up All Night (slow), Hey, Soul Sister (slow), I Wan'na Be Like You (slow), She's Always Right, Flying, Pencil Full Of Lead (fast), Fairytale (fast), Out Of Our Heads (very fast);
Jive/RnR: When The Going Gets Tough (extremely slow), Cooler Than Me (very slow), Sweet Dreams My LA Ex (very slow), Pack Up (very slow), Perfect (very slow), Ex's & Oh's (very slow), Ship To Wreck (slow RnR), All Shook Up (slow), Love Is Easy (slow), Sixteen Tons, Love Song, Dear Future Husband, Runaround Sue, Feel It Still (RnR), Happy (RnR), Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (fast), Dance With Me Tonight (fast), Gambling Man (fast), Broken Heels (fast), Candyman (very fast), The Boy Does Nothing (very fast);
Foxtrot: You've Got A Friend In Me, Swing Supreme, Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh), Haven't Met You Yet, One More Sunny Day, Go Gentle, With A Little Help From My Friends;
Rumba: Proud (very slow), Chains (slow), Angel Of Mine (slow), All I Have To Give (slow), Jurame (slow), Say You Won't Let Go, Mourir D'Aimer, I Won't Let You Go (long intro), Sign Your Name, Un-Break My Heart, Thunderclouds (fast), Little Things (fast);
Viennese: I Won't Give Up (very slow), End Of The Road (slow), No One Likes A Fat Pop Star (slow), Cry Me Out, Hallelujah (fast), Guilty (fast), Everybody Hurts (fast);
Samba: In The Summertime (very slow), Despacito (very slow), Do You Remember (slow / salsa), Familiar (slow), Bailamos, Ain't It Funny, We Don't Talk Anymore, Sorry, Nasty, Black Magic (fast), Candy (very fast), Get Lucky (very fast);
Salsa: Vibe Mambo (slow), Your Perfect Love (slow), No Me Dejes De Querer (slow), Livin' La Vida Loca, Playa No More, Hablemos El Mismo Idioma, Nuevo Dia, Mi Tierra (fast), Mi Chico Latino (fast), Spice Up Your Life (very fast);
Tango: La Cumparsita, Roxanne Tango (instr.) from Moulin Rouge, Por Una Cabeza;
PasoDoble: Espana cani = Spanish Gypsy Dance (trad.)