Music For Ballroom Dancing

Great music makes all the difference whether you’re practicing at home or dancing the night away. These are our go-to tunes for the most popular dances. Happy dancing!


  1. “At This Moment” – Michael Bublé
  2. “Shadow Dancer” – Spencer Brewer, Eric Tingstad, Nancy Rumbel
  3. “Take It to the Limit – 2013 Remaster” – Eagles
  4. “Cara Mia” – Eric Tingstad
  5. “Always Remember Us This Way” – Kalus Hallen Tanzorchester
  6. “Scented Light” – Liaison Classique
  7. “Moon River” – Andy Williams
  8. “A Time For Us (Theme from ‘Romeo & Juliet’)” – The Dancelife Orchestra
  9. “You Light Up My Life – LeAnn Rimes
  10. “The Crane Dance” – Ludovico Einaudi

Waltz Practice Playlist – listen on Spotify:


  1. “Electric Love” – BØRNS
  2. “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)” – Michael Bublé, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  3. “Stutter” – Marron 5
  4. “Movin’ and Groovin’” – Sam Cooke
  5. “HandClap” – Fitz and The Tantrums
  6. “Stuck on You” – Elvis Presley
  7. “For Your Entertainment” – Adam Lambert
  8. “The Best You Can” – Indigo Swing
  9. “Shut Up and Dance (feat. Victoria Justice)” – Victorious Cast, Victoria Justice
  10. “I’m Into Something Good” – the bird and the bee

East Coast Swing Practice Playlist – listen on Spotify:


  1. “Tango for Marcus” – Sergey Sutyrin
  2. “Hernando’s Hideaway” – Tango Orchester Alfred Hause
  3. “Believer” – Imagine Dragons
  4. “Toptango – Original Mix Version” – Osi Tejerina
  5. “Dance with Me” – Debelah Morgan
  6. “The Other Tango” – Brent Thomas Mills
  7. “La Cumparsita” – bulevard tango club
  8. “Perro Viejo” – Otros Aires
  9. “Ole Guapa” – The Magic Orchestra
  10. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” – Tanghetto

Tango Practice Playlist – listen on Spotify:


  1. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
  2. “L-O-V-E” by Olivia Ong
  3. “Lay It All on Me (feat. Ed Sheeran)” by Rudimental, Ed Sheeran
  4. “Cupid” by Sam Cooke
  5. “Every Breath You Take” by Karen Souza
  6. “Señorita” by Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
  7. “It’s Now or Never” by Elvis Presley
  8. “Say It Right” by Nelly Furtado
  9. “Libre” by DJ Estefan
  10. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Michael Bublé

Rumba Practice Playlist – listen on Spotify:


  1. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra
  2. “I wish You Love” – Chantal Chamberland
  3. “Get Into The Groove” – Pieter Embrechts & Thomas De Prins
  4. “Nice ‘n Easy” – Michael Bublé
  5. “Dance Me To The End Of Love” – Madeleine Peyroux
  6.  “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” – Joseph Leo Bwarie
  7. “Dirty Dog” – Eight To The Bar
  8. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – Michael Bublé
  9. “All I Do Is Dream of You” – Stacey Kent
  10. “Fly Me To The Moon” – Frank Sinatra, Count Basie

Foxtrot Practice Playlist – listen on Spotify:


  1. “Havana (feat. Young Thug)” – Camilla Cabello, Young Thug
  2. “Katchi – Ofenback vs. Nick Waterhouse” – Ofenback, Nick Waterhouse
  3. “Bésame Mama” – Poncho Sanchez, Mongo Santamaria
  4. “Come Dance with Me” – Michael Bublé
  5. “Latin Lover” – Lemon
  6. “He Wants To Cha Cha (She Just Wants To Twist)” – Michael Andrew & Swingerhead
  7. “Baila Morena” – Zucchero
  8. “Oye Como Va” – Santana
  9. “Curame” – Javier Rios
  10. “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Cha Cha Practice Playlist – listen on Spotify:


  1. “Yamulemau” – Joe Arroyo, La Verdad
  2. “Linda Mujer” – El Timba, Fabio Gianni
  3. “Lluvia” – Eddie Santiago
  4. “Mayores (Salsa Version)” – Mendinga
  5. “Mi Media Mitad” – Rey Ruiz
  6. “Brujeria” – El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
  7. “Por Culpa De Ella” – El Timba
  8. “Lloraras” – Oscar D’León
  9. “Dame Felicidad” – Tromboranga
  10. “La Gozadera (feat. Marc Anthony) – Salsa Version” – Gente De Zona, Marc Anthony

Salsa Practice Playlist –  listen on Spotify:


  1. “Culpa al Corazon” – Prince Royce
  2. “Hookah & Sheridan’s (Bachata Version)” – DJ Khalid, Mr. Don
  3. “Hoy” – Leslie Grace
  4. “El Perdedor” – Aventura
  5. “Afterglow (Bachata Version)” – DJ Tronky
  6. “Ella Baila” – Daniel Santacruz
  7. “Propuesta Indecente” – Romeo Santos
  8. “Cuanto Duele” – Carlos y Alejandra
  9. “Llorar Lloviendo” – Toby Love
  10. “Peaches – Bachata Version” – Mr. Don, DJ Khalid, Vinny Rivera, Daniel Y Desiree, DerekVinci

Bachata Practice Playlist – listen on Spotify:


Count: 123 123
Tempo:  53-54 mpm

“Caribbean Blue” by Enya
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
“Si Volvieras A Mi” by Josh Groban

Beginner Friendly
“Time In A Bottle” by Jim Croce
“Annie’s Song” by John Denver
“Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson

Revolution Favorites
“If You Love Her” by Forest Blank, Meghan Trainor
“Nara  (Theme to  Cold Case)“ by E.S. Posthumus
“Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls


“Come Il Faut” by Carlos DiSarli
“Mi Buenos Aires Querido” by Carlos Gardel
“Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)” by Gotan Project

Beginner Friendly
“El Choclo” by Orchestra Ensemble / Lalo Schifrin
“Don Juan (2nd Version)” by Carlos DiSarli
“Recuerdo” by Osvaldo Pugliese & E. Moreno

Revolution Favorites
“Grand Guignol” by Bajofondo
“Los Vino” by Otros Aires
“Nothing Else Matters” by Apocalyptica

More Argentine Tango Music
Carlos Di Sarli

Francisco Canaro

Juan D’Arienzo

Miguel Calo
Rodolfo Biagi

Osvaldo Pugliese

Alfredo De Angelis
Osvaldo Fresedo

Hector Varela

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