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How do people dance to drum and bass?

I'm getting into DJing. Personally, I really like drum and bass for listening and would like to integrate it into my sets. However, drum and bass is very fast. Most EDM is 110-140 BPM, but most drum ...
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Where does the Y.M.C.A dance comes from?

Looking at the Village People's Y.M.C.A. music video, I don't see the well known dance with dancers shaping the letters with their arms... when comes the chorus, they just clap their hands above their ...
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Who invented the Moonwalk?

According to Wikipedia, the Moonwalk dance, although popularized by Michael Jackson, dates back at least as far as the 1930's. Singer Cab Calloway is cited as being familiar with it back then, but ...
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Is there a choreography for Mingus' “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady”?

One of Mingus' best known works is The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, which is written as a ballet. The four tracks are even named as a choreography (of some sort): "Track A – Solo Dancer" "...
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I'm wondering if there is a word for drum rhythms that make you want to dance?

I'd really like to find a word that means dancing to the sound of drums, percussion, or just the way you feel when music makes you want to dance!
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What stock character/stereotype/thing does Cab Calloway imitate near the beginning of this 1950s “music video”?

Source: https://youtu.be/8mq4UT4VnbE?t=22 Ever since I first saw this performance of Minnie the Moocher, I've been wondering what that means. He is walking stiffly with his upper body with strange ...
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The Dancing Dead

Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing Michael Jackson's Thriller music video was arguably the most influential music video ever, and its iconic zombie dance has been widely imitated in popular ...
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Music video with dancing woman who lights up everything she touches

I'm looking for a song which i don't know the title of, but i know the video clip has a dancing woman in it and everything she touches lights up. It is recorded in some old building and the genre is ...
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Biggest hit dance song

Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing What's the biggest song to ever hit the US charts that was associated with a dance craze either named after the song, or referenced in its title? The ...
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What does it mean that Gary Giggles knows 7 steps of cha-cha-cha?

From here and here from Spy Kids 2: Gary Giggles is asked his knowledge of cha-cha-cha to which he replies 'Seven steps.' How many steps are there in cha-cha-cha, and what does it mean that he knows ...
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Where is the one count? How can I identify it? [Ella Fitzgerald: In A Mellow Tone]

I'm attending a swing dancing class. We are counting from one to eight and start our dance on the one count. I'm struggling a bit to find the one count for the jazz tunes we dance to. Please, take for ...
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Who are the dancers in Nightcrawler's “Push the Feeling On”?

I have been trying to identify the dancers (except John Reid) in the music video Push the Feeling On, but without success. Any pointers?
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Song of multiple dances

Music Fans Topic Challenge #2 - Dancing Many songs have become hits on the back of an associated dance craze, and of course, many dances can be done to more than one song. But has any well-known ...
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What makes a song “danceable”?

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? ...
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What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing video?

What kind of dancing style is shown on AronChupa's Little Swing music video?
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Is it the real Trump in this music clip?

Is it the real Donald Trump on Donald Trump MAGA dance video. Also interesting: when was it made (after he won election) and on which occasion?
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Is it actually possible to dance a Sarabande to Erik Satie's “Sarabandes”?

In 1887 Erik Satie composed the "Sarabandes", three pieces of solo piano music. A "Sarabande" is also a kind of medieval dance. Are Satie's Sarabandes actually Sarabande music in the sense that you ...
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Who sings “Open Your Mind”?

Who sings the old 80s or 90s song "Open Your Mind", the one where you do all the slow dance around the mind of the (say, somewhat quiet) person whose mind you want to prop open to see inside? P.S. ...
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Was there a live concert where Dua Lipa danced to Kaleo's “Way Down We Go”?

I have already searched across Google to no avail. I remember watching a live performance where Dua Lipa danced to the tune that comes in the 2:09th mark of the "KALEO - Way Down We Go" song on Dua ...
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Arabic YouTube video: Background instrumental as young men break dance

What is the name of the music, starting on 3:35 in this YouTube video of young men break dancing? https://youtu.be/RBd2eFJ44S0?t=3m34s