What music should I buy to practice on my own?

There are many options when it comes to music.  In class, you will learn what makes music correspond with the dance.  Dance music is available through internet sites like:



We recommend a more casual approach for the novice student.  Learn a bit about each dance.  Find out what each dance is meant to express.  For example, the Rumba is a romantic dance which is danced at a particular range of tempi or speeds.  You probably already have romantic music at home which is suitable for the Rumba.  As you learn more about dance, your musical interests will probably develop and change.  Avoid a narrow definition of musical styles; rather, find the broad definition of each dance.  Specifics will come with time and practice.


“Those who hear not the music think the dancer mad.”  

Author Unknown