Unconventional Dance Music

Miss Silly

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Thanks 4 sharing Silly, such a beautiful piece. But, please excuse me, its not a VW. A beautiful piece must not fit into existing categories. VW is nineteenth century, "Even its a lie" is contemporary music. Contemporary music isn't inferior to nineteenth century music. Please, free yourself from this kind of thinking. Any move will fit.
I see what you're saying... this is why it's in the "unconventional music" thread in that I thought you could dance to it using VW, not necessarily saying that this piece is classic VW. I'm glad you like the piece - i find it really moving myself.
 

Miss Silly

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Okay so here's an old song, that i heard play at a practice over the summer (i don't recall seeing it mentioned anywhere but it's probably already on some playlists):

-another stab at VW LOL -
 
I haven't been on the scene long enough to know whether it's unconventional or not, but at our tech class we dance rumba technique to Autumn Leaves by Cecile Bredie.
 

opendoor

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I´ve always been surprised or astonished what you call unconventional, or stab. Lately I understand and I swear, this is my last answer and I will stop commenting from now on. Its my impression that you approach a piece of music on the basis of ten common dances. I do it exactly the other way round. I hear a track and start sorting my dance vocabulary to meet the atmosphere of that music. So your answer is "unconventional", whereas my answer might be "overstrained". Put in a nutshell, for me the music comes first, and the appropriate steps secondarily. I have additional waltz categories: Boston waltz, Mazurian Waltz, Country Waltz, Landler, ... and I find, all these sorts comprise highly conventional dance music.
 

Larinda McRaven

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Staff member
Well as a ballroom dancer we basically have two tempos for waltz (4 if you are picky) to choose from. Slow Waltz or Viennese Waltz... slow or fast. So when she says viennese she is more or less talking tempi. Not choreography, style or genre.
 

Miss Silly

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I´ve always been surprised or astonished what you call unconventional, or stab. Lately I understand and I swear, this is my last answer and I will stop commenting from now on. Its my impression that you approach a piece of music on the basis of ten common dances. I do it exactly the other way round. I hear a track and start sorting my dance vocabulary to meet the atmosphere of that music. So your answer is "unconventional", whereas my answer might be "overstrained". Put in a nutshell, for me the music comes first, and the appropriate steps secondarily. I have additional waltz categories: Boston waltz, Mazurian Waltz, Country Waltz, Landler, ... and I find, all these sorts comprise highly conventional dance music.
When i'm making playlists for competition simulations, i have to approach it as "what music can fit into the tempo and relative characterization" of one of these 10 dances, and because we're only practicing those dances I don't focus on other styles. And 'unconventional' (just IMO) in this circumstance, is all the songs that I don't typically hear played at competitions.

Does that help? :) i don't listen to spotify trying to put all music i hear into one of the ten LOL. But in this circumstance (and participation in this thread) I'm looking to constantly add to playlists to specifically practice the 10 ballroom competition dances.
 

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