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Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing


We recently had this question about the term for danceability in music. But have there been any scientific studies about what actually makes music danceable?

I would assume it has to do with tempo, time-signature and structure, but are there actual defined parameters?

  • There are some theories that dance is what the audience does as a consequence of music, but time and again I encounter musicians who say that dancing music comes from witnessing the people dance. But I will look into actual dance theory books. Dance is part of the Fine Arts regimen so there is probably lots to look at there. – Phillip Siebold Oct 16 '17 at 21:13

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