Social II (November 18, 2011)

Here’s my set list for the third Social II dance practice session of the quarter. Thanks to all who came!

  1. One Step – “Is That Too Much to Ask?” (126 bpm) by Biboulakis & Nina Zeitlin
  2. Schottische – “Yoü and I” (150 bpm) by Lady Gaga*
  3. Rotary Waltz – “A Little Too Not Over You” (165 bpm) by David Archuleta
  4. Foxtrot – “Mack the Knife” (160 bpm) by Robbie Williams
  5. Polka – “Starstruck” by Lady Gaga
  6. Lindy – “I Love A Rainy Night” (132 bpm) by Eddie Rabbitt
  7. Schottische – “Lost!” (174 bpm) by Coldplay
  8. Cross Step Waltz – “Sway” (126 bpm) by Shelly Fraley
  9. One Step – “Belleville Rendez-Vous” (124 bpm) by M.
  10. Waltz-Time Foxtrot – “Strong Enough” (78 bpm) by Sheryl Crow
  11. Rotary Waltz – “Utopia” (171 bpm) by Within Temptation & Chris Jones
  12. Swing Rueda – “Cement Mixer (Remix)” (128 bpm) by G Swing & Jimi Bazooka
  13. Schottische – “I’ll Do Anything” (164 bpm) by Jason Mraz
  14. One Step – “Bad Boy Good Man” (128 bpm) by Tape Five & Henrik Wagner
  15. Foxtrot – “Bananaphone” (184 bpm) by Raffi
  16. Cross Step Waltz – “Going North” (129 bpm) by Missy Higgins
  17. Club Two Step – “沒有如果” (148 bpm) by Fish Leong
  18. Lindy – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (154 bpm) by Queen
  19. Redowa Waltz – “Nara” (150 bpm) by E.S. Posthumus*

Thanks to Daniel Ritchie for suggesting “Lost!” and Emily Cheng for suggesting “沒有如果”!

Note: Songs marked with asterisks are edits of the original.

Lunch Break (November 18, 2011)

Here’s my set list for the third lunch hour dance practice session of the quarter. Thanks to all who came!

  1. Tokyo Polka – “Levan Polka” (118 bpm) by Otomania & MIKU*
  2. Cha Cha – “Forget You” (128 bpm) by Gwyneth Paltrow
  3. Rotary Waltz – “It’s Only Love” (141 bpm) by Heather Nova*
  4. One Step – “Cantina Band” (120 bpm) by John Williams*
  5. Club Two Step – “Heaven” (160 bpm) by O.A.R.
  6. Cross-Step Waltz – “I’ve Heard Your Love Songs” (123 bpm) by Marit Larsen
  7. Tango – “Sweet Dreams” (120 bpm) by Tanghetto*
  8. Rotary Waltz – “Under the Weather” (144 bpm) by KT Tunstall
  9. Travolta (Constant Speed) – “Night Fever” (110 bpm) by Bee Gees
  10. Street Swing – “You Make Me Feel…” (132 bpm) by Cobra Starship & Sabi
  11. Cross-Step Waltz – “It’s In the Rain” (114 bpm) by Enya*
  12. Strauss Waltz Mixer (Slowed) – “Strauss & Co.” (156 bpm) by André Rieu*
  13. Club Two Step – “Building a Mystery” (162 bpm) by Sarah McLachlan
  14. Cross-Step Waltz – “Candycoatedwaterdrops” (120 bpm) by Plumb*

Note: Songs marked with asterisks are edits of the original.

Social I (November 18, 2011)

Here’s my set list for the third Social I dance practice session of the quarter. Thanks to all who came!

  1. Cross Step Waltz – “Nickindia” (120 bpm) by Nerina Pallot
  2. Four Count Swing – “Someday” (128 bpm) by Black Eyed Peas
  3. Tango – “Hernando’s Hideaway” (124 bpm) by Alfred Hause’s Tango Orchestra
  4. Six Count Swing – “Footloose” (176 bpm) by Kenny Loggins
  5. Rotary Waltz – “Brielle” (138 bpm) by Sky Sailing
  6. Club Two Step – “Just A Feeling” (150 bpm) by Maroon 5
  7. Triple Swing – “How Lucky Can One Guy Be?” (128 bpm) by Indigo Swing
  8. Cross Step Waltz Mixer – “The Clock Stopped” (111 bpm) by KGB
  9. Tango – “Bust Your Windows” (108 bpm) by Jazmine Sullivan
  10. Rotary Waltz – “After the Fall” (144 bpm) by Two Steps from Hell
  11. Six Count Swing – “In the Mood” (184 bpm) by Hugo Strasser
  12. Club Two Step – “The Tower” (152 bpm) by Vienna Teng
  13. Cross Step Waltz – “Pirate on the Run” (123 bpm) by Pat Monahan
  14. Tango – “Masochism Tango” (126 bpm) by Tom Lehrer
  15. Triple Swing – “Here for a Good Time” (130 bpm) by George Strait
  16. Club Two Step – “Wisemen” (152 bpm) by James Blunt
  17. Rotary Waltz – “Echo” (147 bpm) by Jason Walker
  18. Four Count Swing – “Lights” (120 bpm) by Ellie Goulding
  19. Cross Step Waltz – “Reservoirs” (120 bpm) by Vienna Teng & Ben Arthur

Dance Break (November 17, 2011)

Here’s my set list from Dance Break at Stanford, November 17, 2011. Thanks to all who came!

  1. Rotary Waltz – “Nothing Else Matters” (165 bpm) by Lee Mead
  2. Street Swing, etc – “In My Head” (110 bpm) by Jason Derulo
  3. Schottische – “No Rain” (154 bpm) by Blind Melon
  4. Swing – “The Lady is a Tramp” (180 bpm) by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
  5. Cross Step Waltz – “Your Hand in Mine” (111 to 126 bpm) by Explosions in the Sky*
  6. One Step – “All Aboard” (130 bpm) by Iain Mackenzie*
  7. Foxtrot – “Leather and Lace” (156 bpm) by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley
  8. Rotary Waltz – “Me and the Moon” (171 bpm) by Something Corporate
  9. Polka – “Bulletproof” (122 bpm) by La Roux
  10. Tango – “Mi Confession” (134 bpm) by The Gotan Project*
  11. Club Two Step – “Look After You” (164 bpm) by The Fray*
  12. Cross Step Waltz – “The Last Waltz” (123 bpm) by Cho Young-Wuk
  13. Waltz-Time Foxtrot – “Strong Enough” (78 bpm) by Sheryl Crow
  14. Shim Sham & Lindy – “The Shim Sham Song” (168 bpm) by Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
  15. Cross Step Waltz – “What Tau Sounds Like” (126 bpm) by Michael Blake*
  16. Rotary Waltz – “Marunae” (162 bpm) by E.S. Posthumus*

Note: Songs marked with an asterisk are edits of the originals.

For Next Time: Be willing to adapt tempos on the fly to suit the dancers (i.e., 171 bpm rotary is great for some crowds, but not for others). Also, waltz-time foxtrot is awesome! (For those who don’t know, waltz-time foxtrot is SSQQ foxtrot to really slow waltz music. You take slow steps on 1 and 2, and then split count 3 with two quick steps. “Strong Enough” (78 bpm) by Sheryl Crow is perfect for it.)

Fall Ball Games (November 11, 2011)

Here are the songs from the social dance games at Fall Ball 2011.

Hat Tag

Sneaky Statues

  • Street Swing, etc – “Lights” (120 bpm) by Ellie Goulding
  • Street Swing, etc – “Uummannaq Song” (128 bpm) by KT Tunstall

We hope you had as much fun as we did!