Awesome. My wife and I are beginners and this is just what we need. Thank you!
What you should know about my taste in Ballroom Dance Music ...
Ballroom dancing is my primary hobby. I enjoy it immensely and do it purely for fun. While I strive to dance "correctly" (ie: holding proper frame and posture, conveying clear and comfortable leads, using appropriate footwork and body mechanics, incorporating a bit of personal styling, etc.), I have no desire to compete. With that in mind, my song choices are based on the simple belief that music should enhance the joy of dancing. Those individuals who are serious competitive dancers, or "strict tempo" musical purists, may find many of my unconventional choices somewhat less than appealing. But for those who simply want to have as much fun as possible on the dance floor, this list is for you!
I'm always on the lookout for new music. If you use Facebook, please join the Facebook group "Ballroom Dance Music" and share your favorite dance songs in that forum. I can then add your songs to the lists below.
### UPDATE ALTERT ###
I've changed the way that these song lists are presented. Now, the list of songs for each individual dance are sorted so that the best songs are shown first with the lesser songs falling to the bottom of each list. Plus, there is now only one all-inclusive spreadsheet to download for those of you who prefer having a spreadsheet rather than simply browsing through the song lists in web page format.
Smooth / Standard
View Waltz Songs ... updated 29-May-2010
View Foxtrot Songs ... updated 12-July-2010
View Tango Songs ... updated 3-June-2010
View Viennese Waltz Songs ... updated 10-June-2010
View Quickstep Songs ... updated 29-May-2010
Rhythm / Latin
View Rumba Songs ... updated 27-June-2010
View Cha-Cha Songs ... updated 15-July-2010
View East Coast Swing Songs ... updated 3-July-2010
View Bolero Songs ... updated 25-July-2010
View Mambo Songs ... updated 4-June-2010
View Samba Songs ... updated 9-July-2010
View Jive Songs ... updated 7-June-2010
Paso Doble ... NO SONG LIST AVAILABLE
View Hustle Songs ... updated 8-June-2010
View West Coast Swing Songs ... updated 29-June-2010
View Salsa Songs ... updated 4-June-2010
View Merengue Songs ... updated 3-June-2010
Argentine Tango ... NO SONG LIST AVAILABLE
>>> DOWNLOAD SPREADSHEET <<<
containing the complete song libraray for all dances