BALLROOM DANCES

Aka Smooth/Standard, dances generally consist of Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, & Viennese Waltz. Below you will find some songs popular for practice.
WALTZ
The Waltz is a very popular social and wedding dance. It is characterized by an elegant “rise and fall,” turns, and gorgeous body sways. It is a fantastic Ballroom dance for new dancers and the Waltz is a beautiful style for a wedding first dance.
TANGO
The Tango is a dramatic dance style that is popular in the United States and all over the world. It is characterized by sharp, staccato movements and a passionate attitude.
 
FOXTROT
The Foxtrot is easily recognizable because it was built off a foundation of simplistic walking steps and side steps.  The “trot” of this dance refers to the dancers shortening their steps as the music increases in tempo. Traditionally, the Foxtrot is danced to Big Band style music, however, many styles of music, including modern up –tempo songs and ballads, work well with the Foxtrot style dance. Today, contemporary pop music hits that work with the Foxtrot timing are just as popular for dancers as old Foxtrot classics.

Waltz Music

  • “Come Away With Me” Norah Jones

  • “Open Arms” Journey

  • “Take It To the Limit” Eagles

  • “Could I Have This Dance” Anne Murray

  • “True Love” Elton John

  • “Fascination” Nat King Cole

  • “A Time for Us (Romeo and Juliet)” Andy Williams

  • “Rainbow Connection” Kermit the Frog

  • “Dark Waltz” Haley Westenra

  • “Here We Go” Jon Brion

  • “Gravity” John Mayer

  • “You and Me” Lifehouse

  • “If I Knew Then” Lady Antebellum

  • “First and Last Waltz” Nickel Creek

  • “Never Tear Us Apart” INXS

  • “I Won’t Give Up” Jason Mraz

  • “Look Through My Eyes” Phil Collins

  • “With You I’m Born Again” Billy Preston

  • “If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time” R. Kelly

  • “You Light Up My Life” Debby Boone

  • “She’s Always a Woman” Billy Joel

  • “Weekend in New England” Barry Manilow

  • “Queen of My Heart” Westlife

  • “If I Ain’t Got You” Alicia Keys

  • “Break Up to Make Up” The Stylistics

  • “Only One Road” Celine Dion

  • “Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings” Tom Jones

  • “Caribbean Blue” Caribbean Blue

  • “Still Crazy After All These Years” Paul Simon

  • “I Wonder Why” Curtis Stigers

  • “Nothing Else Matters” Metallica

  • “Moon River” Audrey Hepburn

  • “Kiss From a Rose” Seal

  • “Are You Lonely Tonight” Elvis Presley

  • “What the World Needs Now” My Best Friends Wedding

  • “Weekend in New England” Barry Manilow

  • “Cry” Faith Hill

  • “Body and Soul” Anita Baker

  • “Drift Off to Dream” Travis Tritt

  • “When I Said I Do” Clint Black

  • “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” Simply Red

Tango Music

  • “Blue Tango” Columbia Ballroom Orchestra

  • “Hernando’s Hideaway” Perez Prado

  • “Libertango” Astor Piazzolla

  • “Ole Guapa” Caravelli Orchestra

  • “El Choclo” Stanley Black Orchestra

  • “Santa Maria” Gotan Project

  • “Pa’ Bailar – Siempre Quiero Mas” Bajofond feat. Julieta Venegas

  • “Tropilla de la Zurda” Carlos Libedinsky

  • “La Cumparsita” Julio Iglesias

  • “Hernando’s Hideaway” Con Grazia

  • “Imma Be” The Black Eyed Peas

  • “Sober” Pink

  • “Bad Romance” Lady Gaga

  • “Jalousie” Tango Orchester Alfred Hause

  • “Oh, These Dark Eyes” Tango No. 9

  • “Mi Confession” Gotan Project

  • “Second Chance” Shinedown

  • “Sexy Chick” David Guetta

  • “3” Britney Spears

  • “Love Story” Taylor Swift

  • “Pulmón” Bajofondo Tango Club

  • “Goodbye” Kristina Debarge

  • “Infiltrado” Bajofondo Tango Club

  • “Hernando’s Hideaway” Amerimambo

  • “Sweet Dreams” Eurythmics

  • “U Got the Look” Prince

  • “Tango D’Amore” Lisa de Bo

  • “Sombra” Percy Faith

  • “Ain’t No Other Man” Chritina Aguilera

  • “Hella Good” No Doubt

  • “Can’t Be Tamed” Miley Cyrus

  • “Traditional Italian Tango” Casa Musica

  • “Ecstasy Tango” Stanley Black

  • “Tango Jack” Dance Mania

  • “I Kissed a Girl” Katy Perry

  • “Blue Tango” Montovani

  • “Spider of the Night” Geoff Love Orchestra

Foxtrot Music

  • “The Way You Look Tonight” Frank Sinatra

  • “Lucky” Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillait

  • “L.O.V.E” Nat King Cole

  • “The Best is Yet To Come” Michael Buble

  • “It Had to Be You” Harry Connick, Jr.

  • “Fly Me to the Moon” Frank Sinatra

  • “Big Time” Big & Rich

  • “You Got Me” Colbie Caillait

  • “Maddest Kind Of Love” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

  • “A Wink and a Smile” Harry Connick Jr.

  • “Charmed Life” Diana Krall

  • “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” Dean Martin

  • “Why Don’t You Do Right” Pete Jacobs and his Wartime Radi

  • “All I Do is Dream of You” Michael Buble

  • “Oh Look At Me Now” Bobby Darin

  • “All of Me” Michael Buble

  • “Fly Me to the Moon” Frank Sinatra

  • “Love You I Do” Jennifer Hudson

  • “Baby its Cold Outside” Dean Martin

  • “Baby You’ve Got What it Takes” Michael Buble and Sharon Jone

  • “Come On Strong” Vanessa Williams

  • “Wedding Bell Blues” The Fifth Dimension

  • “Meet Me, Midnight” Renee Olstead

  • “Better Together” Jack Johnson

  • “Call Me Irresponsible” Bobby Darin

  • “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” Louis Jordan

  • “You Make Me Feel So Young” Frank Sinatra

  • “Come Dance With Me” Frank Sinatra

  • “Deed I Do” Ella Fitzgerald

  • “Dinah” Dean Martin

  • “There’s a Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder” Bobby Darin

  • “I’m Beginning to See the Light” Kelly Rowland

  • “Moondance” Van Morrison

  • “Killer Queen” Queen

  • “Penny Lane” The Beatles

  • “The Sweet Escape” Gwen Stefani

  • “You Are the Woman” FireFall

  • “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” Robbie Williams

  • “Time After Time” Rod Stewart

  • “Five Minutes More” Frank Sinatra

  • “Haven’t Met You Yet” Michael Buble

  • “Tainted Love” Paul Young

  • “You’re My Best Friend” Queen

  • “Pink Elephant” Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

  • “Love Song” Sara Bareilles

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