Dance choice

Dances and styles come in waves. Think of Argentine Tango or Salsa. Whether the meantime been languishing Lambada. They often grow from subcultures, are picked up by other cultures, structured, updated, customized, absorb other elements or styles, return to their roots, etc.. We often see until years later, when and how a movement was started. Often dances have only a regional life, or a quick death. You do not need to know and follow all the trends, dance what feels good to you. Does not matter if it is very classical, or African, oriental...

Also at our dances, there are many styles and differences. One is not better than the other. No matter if you appear Cuban salsa or called LA.

favorite style of dance pieAnd even on the same piece of music various dances can bedone. There are songs on which one dance school dances to Samba, and another Salsa or Mambo. On other songs one dances disco, and the other Cha - cha. Or a rapid Quickstep suddenly becomes a slow Jive, or vice versa.

It is not a question of who is right. Go ahead on what you feel yourself, the rhythm, the style, the instruments used, the jitters you get there...

You 're welcome to dance according to your own inspiration to every song. There are no laws regulating dance. It is not that people used to stood waiting beside the dance floor for Disco or Salsa to be invented... Dance with confidence what you can and feel. The advantage of learned dancing is of course that you can easily dance together with multiple partners in different musical styles, because you know the same basis.

Music choice

There are not many (event and party) DJs who also dances. If you order a quickstep or ask a Popcorn that is often promised, but actually they have hardly any idea of ​​what they can play. After one day on which I asked two different DJs a salsa, and with a lot of knowledge I each time got "Red Hot Salsa" - pure country musicI -, I decided myself to make lists of names of songs and artists. From now on I no longer ask a dance, but a known song. Little do they know that they actually playing a merengue... (some DJs experts excepted). Since there is quite a lot of good and often contemporary music available for every dance, I have the list also included here.

For the DJs or dance party planners who read this: dancers like you to keep some account of them. Play prefer not seven jives or five slows in succession. Two, maximum three same dances, and then like anything else. We love variety, and can giving everyone the chance to dance. Some dances are quite heavy and physically strenuous. For example, the Viennese Waltz, Jive, Samba. Play those not consecutively, alternate them with calm and slow songs like Slow Waltz, Rumba, Argentine Tango. If you play two (or three) 'heavy' or fast dances, then don’t take any of four minutes or more. Take rather two short or one long. We do not find it pleasant to get soaked with sweat dancing around.
And yes we want to hear the music clearly, the rhythm and the beat. But louder is really not always better. Save our eardrums and vocal cords, the mood will not suffer. Often it is behind the boxes better bearable than in front, keep that in mind.
If I see a DJ I know about what music will play. Everyone loves the music of his entertainment years, his / her twenties. It's that simple. Why do DJ's not know that? Or why do they not apply that to concentrate on their audience? About a composer or songwriter I assume that he knows nothing about dancing or should know, and that he has an eye for text, rhythm, atmosphere and arrangement. But a DJ needs to hear music in relation to the dancers. Then some knowledge about dancing is indispensable.

Sometimes DJs think the party is successful if the dance floor is or remains full. That will be so for those who are on the dance floor. The trick is just to play music also allowing others to have the opportunity and the desire to come and get the dance floor.

"Diskjockey: rider who is always running in circles." (Gaston Durnez)