Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by wooh, Jan 15, 2009.
Luca Baricchi teaches the idea of dancing to off-music. Slow foxtrot to cha cha music, etc.
One day, I would love to do a Foxtrot/Quickstep routine to "Chop Suey" by System of a Down. Suburbaknght and I danced to this at a social function last year. It was one of the highlights of my weekend.
This is an excellent exercise for getting you out of your left brain obsession with form instead of function. It's akin to turning a picture upside down before you draw it which is recommended in "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." It gets you in your right brain. For more on that, check out http://dance-forums.com/showthread.php?t=30809
My faves are the swingy ones.
Cherry poppin daddies - Pink elephant, shake your money maker
Squirrel nut zippers
Pink Martini has a few - Symphatique, something about a tomato
Contemporary Foxtrot Music
Don't you get tired of hearing the same foxtrot music all the time?
Here's some songs I enjoy dancing to:
This Business of Love - Fats Domino
The Cat - New 101 Strings
The Maddest Kind of Love - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Razzle Dazzle - Tony Evans
I Want Love - Elton John
Hi, I'm looking to update my foxtrot music list. I am especially interested in recent top 40 songs that can be used for foxtrot or very jazzy/funky/blues-y style foxtrots (similar in style to Capone where you can feel a character). Do any of you have suggestions? Thanks!
Here 2 contemporary Fox Trot (2007-2008):
Wade in the Water by Eva Cassidy
It's a Beautiful Day by Club des Belugas
Tainted Love- not sure who's version
Hmmmm. Maybe "You're the Boss" by Brian Setzer and Gwen Stefani? Have not heard or danced to it in a while.
Oh no...but I've actually found that chachas are quite adaptable to foxtrots and vice versa, with a little tweaking...Call Me Irresponsible and a ton of other tracks...
Hi everyone! Any new ideas for a foxtrot? I'm tired of hearing the same old foxtot music... but I've been asked to do a foxtrot routine for our next Showcase. I *prefer* dancing to songs I can feel an emotional connection to, although I do realize that cannot always be the case. But does anyone have any new, fresh ideas for perhaps a modern foxtrot???
Welcome to DF coolcallalily!
solitude city by les forbans
Have you heard the Glee cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black"? Needs a little tempo tweaking, I think, but I think it's a wonderfully "unconventional" foxtrot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xde0usWWweA
Maybe This Time, from the musical Cabaret, covered by Kristin Chenoweth. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byR8aGZPGrg
Thanks, you all! Those are great suggestions. This has become like a new game for me, haha, to figure this out!
I'm a big fan of "Feeling Good" by Muse. Not a new song at all, but a very up-to-date take on it.
Bunch of covers by Paul Anka, including the aforementioned Bon Jovi song. I think it's called "Rock Swings".
Come fly with me by Michael Bublé
If not up-to-date, by ABBA has great hits with Foxtrot tempo:
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do
I Have A Dream
Also, a big French hit from 1989:
Mademoiselle chante le blues Patricia Kaas
Mirah - "Words Cannot Describe"
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