Moods of Music – Wedding Dances OC

February 3, 2022 by
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Moods of Music

Music is what drives the dance and inspires the dancers. The music then gives us the emotion in its rudimentary form. Dance embodies it. What does the music inspire and how? Let’s explore how different music fits into the different genres of dance and how you can incorporate it in your wedding dance!

Salsa for instance, has an energetic vibe and what can be described as a “busy” sound. The energy that comes out of it is a sensual bounce that is translated by the dancers into a rhythmic, fun, and sexy dance.

Some great salsa dances include: Dime by Cheo Feliciano, “P’a Bravo Yo” by Justo Betancourt, and Vivir Mi Vida by Marc Anthony. There are a few important things to remember about salsa. Salsa music’s importance lies in the rhythm and the footwork that is coordinated with the music.

Next let’s look at the Waltz. One of the most classical dances that came to popularity during the Romantic Era. It is expressed in music as slow, romantic and often paired with a violin. The music evokes grace and lightness of foot within the dancer.

Waltz music is often classical like: “La Valse de L’Amour by Patrick Doyle, The Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite by Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1892) and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri. The music translates itself onto the dancer as romantic, graceful, and oddly enough exploring opposite spectrums of human emotion. Being both melancholy and heart wrenching and at the same time joyous and romantic. The music an enigma in itself and the dancers unwrapping that enigma. 

If you would like to learn how to describe these different emotions in your dance and let your body do the talking, come down to Bella Ballroom! One of our wonderful instructors will be able to help you interpret the music of your choice into dance as beautiful as the music.