DANCE MUSIC, TERMS, ABBREVIATIONS & DEFINITIONS

MUSIC Suggestions:

Salsa – Rita’s friends/Maui’s Own: Neto Peraza & Barbara (www.netoperaza.com); Rita’s friend/John Legend Band Horns Director Stephen Tirpak (http://www.stephentirpak.com/salsa_timing_cd.html); Lou Bega’s Mambo No. 5 (slow)

Cha-Cha – Marc Anthony’s “I Need To Know”; Santana/Rob Thomas “Smooth”

Argentine Tango – “Tango Lunaire”; “Santa Maria”; “Milonga De Mi Amor”

Rumba – BeeGee’s “How Deep Is Your Love?”‘; Dusty Springfield’s “The Look of Love”

East Coast Swing – Madonna’s “True Blue”‘; Michael Buble’s “I Want To Stop & Thank You Baby”

Hustle -BeeGee’s “You Stepped (Into My Life)”; Britney Spear’s “Hit Me Baby (One more Time)

Samba – Sanatana’s “Maria Maria”; Enrique Iglesias “Bailamos”

West Coast Swing – Blues, R&B, Soul, Contemporary – Variety of Smooth Grooves

Bachata, Bolero, Night Club 2 Step – Slow Ballads…Latin Club Style, Ballroom Latin, Smooth Open Club Style (respectively)

Waltz (Slow) – Nat King & Natalie Cole’s “Fascination”; Eagles “Take It To The Limit”

American Tango – Various Artists: “Hernando’s (or Fernando’s) Hideaway” or “La Cumparsita”

Foxtrot – Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Nancy Wilson songs

Viennesse Waltz – Celine Dion “Surprise Surprise”; “Blue Danube” “My Favorite Things”

Quickstep – “42nd Street”; “I Get a Kick Out Of You”; “Let’s Face the Music & Dance”

 

ABBREVIATIONS (As used in the Dance Class Step descriptions):

2HH – 2 Hand Hold          ALOD – Against Line Of Dance Alignment          C – Center Alignment CBL – Cross Body Lead          DC – Diagonal Center Alignment          DW – Diagonal Wall Alignment          HSH – Handshake Hold             LF – Left Foot            LOD – Line of Dance Alignment                   RF – Right Foot              UAT – Under Arm Turn          W – Wall Alignment         LF – Left Foot

 

DEFINITIONS:

Alignment: 1. the direction that your body & feet are facing in relation to the room (and LOD). 2. The direction of the movement. 3. body should harmoniously lineu p all of the different body parts to make the movement with ease.

Amalgamation: a multi-step dance pattern or combination of two or more steps; also called “combinations.”

Amount of Turn: How far your feet and body turn on a single step or between two steps; i.e., 1/8, 1/4, or 1/2 of full turn.

Apart: Any dance position where the leader & follower are not in a hold togatehr or are dancing wtihout any point of contact/connection.

More to come…

 

TERMS: Coming Soon

 

DANCE HISTORY: Coming Soon

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