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For questions related in any way to dance. Such topics may include (but are not limited to) Baroque dance suites, ballet, salsa, and so on.

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How is the cha-cha counted?

I'm trying to understand the cha-cha, specifically to play and write music with that rhythm. In my research, I've come across two ways "the cha-cha" is taught: as a dance and as a musical rhythm. I'm ...
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What other modes/scales can i play over a song in the Key of Eb Minor

I'm wanting to have two pieces of music flow from one to another, first one will be completely original and performed by me the other one is a song that already exists. I've already discovered that ...
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Why isn't music written for ballet anymore?

Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Adolphe Adam and many others of their time, composed music specifically for ballet. When a new ballet was commissioned, there was someone writing a score for it, then someone ...
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Dotted Rhythm in Dance

The Wikipedia article on Beethoven's 7th symphony talks about how "the work as a whole is known for its use of rhythmic devices suggestive of a dance, such as dotted rhythm" and "[the Vivace] is ...
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How do I choose the right couple dance style for a song?

While some songs have very specific beat patterns that make it easy to find the fitting dance like Discofox or Wiener Walz, others are missing such an obvious rythm. For example what makes it possible ...
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Brahms Hungarian Dances

Wondering are the twenty or so dances from Brahms Hungarian Dances are they really dances? I was searching on this subject nothing could point me that are dances only to the name. If they're not real ...
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Time signature equivalent - two bars in Waltz time

I'm teaching a dance class in Waltz, the music is of course in 3/4 time. I wanted a way to describe to the students the beats in 2 consecutive bars, which I thought of as describing as '6/4' - I know ...
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The time-signature of Jive [closed]

Why has jive a measure of ⁴/₄ and not one of ⁶/₄? If you dance a jive to a ⁴/₄ song, you don't always begin with the main beat. However, if you dance it to a ⁶/₄ song, you always begin with the main ...
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“Break” vs “Breakdown” meaning (EDM)

when referring to electronic dance music structure, is there any difference between the terms "break" and "breakdown"? A breakdown for sure is that section where kick/main bass are muted and the song ...
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What makes two dances that share the same meter and a similar tempo different?

Common practice music employs only a small handful of time signatures, but there is a multitude of different dances. The steps are different. But is there something other than meter and tempo that ...
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Is the Prokofiev ballet Romeo and Juliet performed with narration?

It seems like an obvious question, but neither the Wikipedia page, nor the IMSLP page, will tell me if this ballet is performed with narration, or if ballet is entirely instrumental. If performed ...
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What is the “puerto rican mambo” in cuban salsa?

Good evening! I took a lecture of salsa this year and I was wondering, what is the dance movement like in the Cuban salsa style called "Puerto Rican mambo"? (This is not about Puerto Rican salsa.) I'...
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How am I supposed to go about writing a waltz? [closed]

This and other dances in general I have kind of been avoiding for the first 10 years that I composed. But I figured that if I am going to start composing dance music as well as sonatas, symphonies, ...
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Dance: tango argentino dance floor dimension [closed]

what are the approximate minimum dance floor dimensions to dance tango argentino? I need it for a project of tango argentino-themed restaurant/club.
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What is that rock dance called, kind of like a moshpit where everyone dances in a whirlpool until somebody gets hurt? [closed]

kind of like a flash mob whirlpool moshpit (but not really a mosh pit because they're not jumping down from the stage into the audience), they're just dancing in a whirl pool jabbing each other with ...