Ballroom Dance > Heroes and Villains Showcase Music

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by alexandrahweis, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. alexandrahweis

    alexandrahweis Active Member

    I have a showcase coming up, the theme if heroes and villains. Does anyone know of any good quicksteps that fit the theme?
  2. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    Spiderman quickstep!
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  3. alexandrahweis

    alexandrahweis Active Member

    Fun...i like it. Thanks
  4. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    ditto great song use that!!!
  5. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    While we're on the topic, I happen to also have a showcase coming up with the theme of ... heroes and villians. (Small world, isn't it?) My instructor and I are waffling back and forth on whether or not to do something in it. You see, I just recently started dancing smooth and have OSB as a goal comp this year. And my time with her is already limited. So while the theme is totally in my wheelhouse, *if* we do something, it pretty much has to be something that we could tie directly to the smooth that I'm learning. We've already decided one quickstep just wouldn't make sense. (As well as deciding that we couldn't make the songs from Dr. Horrible work, which was just tragic.) Anyone have any bright ideas? Or want to tell me that to listen to that little voice that's telling me to focus on my competitions?
  6. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    Tango - Theme from Angel - Robert J. Kral (cover) (requires editing for tempo)
    Argentine Tango - Assassin's Tango - John Powell
    Foxtrot - Everybody Needs a Ninja - Matthew Ebel
    Rumba (American) - Evil Man - Abney Park
    Foxtrot - Evil Night Together - Jill Tracy
    Cha Cha - Evil Ways - Carlos Santana
    Rumba (International) - Goldfinger - Gold Star Ballroom Orchestra
    Waltz - Gotham City - Klaus Hallen (cover)
    Paso Doble - He's a Pirate - Pirates of the Caribbean Soundtrack
    Rumba/Bolero - Hero - Enrique Iglesias
    Viennese - I Put a Spell on You - Marilyn Manson (cover)
    Paso Doble - Imperial March (Vader's Theme) - John Williams
    Jive - Man With the Golden Gun - Gold Star Ballroom
    Quickstep - Man With the Hex - Atomic Fireballs
    Paso Doble - Mortal Kombat - AA. VV. (cover)
    Hustle - Murder on the Dance Floor - Sophie Ellis Baxter
    Samba - Never Say Never Again - Gold Star Ballroom
    Paso Doble - On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Gold Star Ballroom
    Foxtrot - Pinky and the Brain - The Hit Crew
    Rumba (American) - Skullcrusher Mountain - Johnathan Coulton
    Polka - Something Wicked - Vernian Process
    Rumba (American) - Still Alive - Johnathan Coulton
    Quickstep - The Super Rad
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  7. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

  8. davedove

    davedove Well-Known Member

    What are we going to do tonight, Brain?
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  9. tequila

    tequila Member

    Oh Pinky...
  10. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    The Star Wars Cantina song is a good quickstep, I think?
  11. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member


    the same thing we do every night pinky..try to take over the world!!!
  12. tequila

    tequila Member

    ... only QS ...?

    How about the "Anything Goes" Theme in Mandarin from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom opening sequence (for the nerds among us)


    "Star Wars Cantina Band"
    "George of the Jungle" Theme
    "Monsters Inc." Theme
    "Hey Pachuco" from the Mask (it's incredibly fast, however... haven't found a (good) version I could pitch properly yet)

    I believe there is a new "Imperial March" QS on the "Ballroom Glamour" sampler by Casa Musica
  13. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down is the QS that we had considered and decided wouldn't make sense for us. It's a bit less original-sourcy than most of the other suggestions, but it's a whole lot easier to dance to for a Superman-themed showcase piece than the actual Superman theme would have been.
  14. suburbaknght

    suburbaknght Well-Known Member

    Klaus Hallen did a rumba version of the love theme from Superman
  15. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Great suggestions everybody!!
  16. danceronice

    danceronice Well-Known Member

    "Hero" (on the Spider-Man soundtrack, the older one, not the new one)
    "Theme From Spider-Man" (on Spider-Man 2, covered by Aerosmith)
    If you're including James Bond themes, I did a tango showcase last year to "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale (could also be tango/paso)
    "Diamonds Are Forever" is rumba/bolero
  17. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    There's actually going to be a James Bond group number put together by my instructor. Alas, as an out-of-towner, I won't be able to participate in that one due to my inability to make the mid-week sessions. It would have been a perfect opportunity to get involved in the showcase without distracting from my comp preparations.
  18. alexandrahweis

    alexandrahweis Active Member

    Thank you all. Very helpful, I'll discuss these with my dance partner.
  19. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Spiderman was used at 9:07 of this video. I think it's a great quickstep, with a little tempo tweaking...

  20. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    A dramatic (and less exagerated than one might think) rendition of a conversation I had my instructor in our lesson this weekend:

    Instructor: So, did you think of anything that you wanted to do for a showcase piece?
    Me: Well, I did hear one suggestion that would have been perfect for us, but it's really too short. I'm not sure it's worth fussing with.
    Instructor: What was it?
    Me: Pinky and the Brain foxtrot
    Instructor: OH MY GOD YES WE MUST DO THIS!

    Her boyfriend is a professional singer/songwriter, and she's convinced he'll be able to easily throw together a showcase-length remix of the song, so thanks, suburbaknght. :)

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