wow. here i am, second post within 24 hours.
anyway, i think every dancer and every dance teacher is confronted with this problem from time to time: which music to use for class / solo / group performance etc.
i personally think that the music is extremely important for the performance. with the right music, music you can really feel in your body you dance wholly different. i experience it in class again and again when there’s a great new song my teacher has. i also experienced it at my audition where we had to study a short jazz combo – at first it went kind of okay, i did not know all the movements – and then the music started. it was a really good song and it was played extremely loud – suddenly i really was into it, i had so much fun and i think that is what got me into that school.
so, everything kinda depends on the music. i’d like to introduce to you some of my favourite songs – all of them can be unusual for the dance style i like them for but trust me – try it out!
hip hop / street dance
B.o.B. Ft. Hayley Williams – Airplanes
Beyonce Knowles – Run The World (Girls)
Black Eyed Peas – B.E.P. Empire
Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Kanye West – Monster
Kanye West – Hell Of A Life
Missy Elliot ft. Omarion – Wiggle
Missy Elliot – Scream a.k.a. Itchin
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Sheek Louch – Maybe If I Sing
Caleb Mak – The Joker
Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
Florence & The Machine – Heavy In Your Arms (actually this one was my song for my solo performance for the audition)
Birdy – Skinny Love
Timbaland – Apologize
Fiona Apple – Paper Bag
Sia – Breathe Me
Peggy Lee – Fever
Charlotte Martin – The Dance
Charlotte Martin – Everytime It Rains
Placebo – Song To Say Goodbye
okay, so i suppose that’s it. my personal favourite dance playlist 🙂 there are missing a few songs i unfortunately wasn’t able to find out the artist (trust me, i tried soundhound, googling the lyrics, etc), i think they’re from lesser known djs.