The most stressful thing when starting to choreograph and create a dance routine is picking a song. Dance Teachers will all agree that this can be a very daunting process. Good news for you, we have three online resources that can help you make this process a little bit more enjoyable.
Your Daily Dance
Your Daily Dance splits their music into playlists, so it is easier to find what you are looking for. Their playlists include:
- Playlists by genre (Jazz, Tap, Ballet)
- Playlists by type (Solo, Duet, Group)
- Playlists for events (Christmas, Recital, Valentine)
- and more…
Their playlists include youtube links and Spotify playlist links for easy listening.
There are so many playlists out there on youtube made by people in the dance industry. Typing in key words into the search bar will find the best selections for you. Type exactly what you are looking for and you would be surprised how many results there are.
Some examples of playlists are:
Lastly, there are so many facebook groups that you can be a part of that have a community of dance teachers who can share ideas and songs. Being a part of a community where so many others are in the same boat as you can be very beneficial. It is a little online support system.
One facebook group that stands out to me is The Dance Teacher/Choreographer Network , which is a public group and open to anyone!
In conclusion, picking the right song might be the hardest part of the choreographing process. However, with these online resources it can be a breeze. Get your routine started on the right foot by having the best song possible. Social Media allows us to connect, share and browse so much easier. How else have you found the best tunes for your choreography? Leave some of your tips and tricks in the comments!
For more on this and all things dance:
Facebook: Dance Teacher Panel Come Together to Rank the Best Dance Online Resources: https://bit.ly/3qhoBSF
Twitter: Join the trending hashtag to share your top picks for #songsfordancers : https://bit.ly/3qhoBSF