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

Lent Term 2017

Lent Term 2018

Lent Term 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, Lo Lanu (fast);
Cha-cha: Jezabel (very slow), Havana (very slow), Troublemaker (very slow), Seven Nation Army (slow), Kiss (slow), Baila Morena, Who Do You Think You Are, I Like It (Like That), Quien Sera, Mercy (fast), All About That Bass (very fast);
Quickstep: Ich Dich Liebe (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);
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), All Shook Up (slow), Love Is Easy (slow), Sixteen Tons, Love Song, Dear Future Husband, Runaround Sue, 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), Mourir D'Aimer, I Won't Let You Go (long intro), Sign Your Name, Un-Break My Heart, 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), Everybody Hurts (fast);
Samba: In The Summertime (very slow), Do You Remember (slow / salsa), Bailamos, Ain't It Funny, Nasty, 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, Olympic Gold Tango, Por Una Cabeza;
PasoDoble: Espana cani = Spanish Gypsy Dance (trad.)