Blog

Swing into Wedding Season

Posted on

If early indicators are anything to go by, swing is the dance style that everyone wants for their wedding in 2018. However, before you go to an instructor, you should probably know that there are nearly ten different varieties of swing! While it’s certainly not required, being familiar with some of these sub-genres before booking […]

Blog

Wedding Season 2017 Wrap-up

Posted on

As the traditional “Wedding Season” for dance studios comes to a close, let’s look back on the most used songs of 2017. This is by no means a national trend list, simply the songs that were most used by my clients, and clients of the studio where I teach. Popular Wedding Songs of 2017 Goo […]

Blog

Music Mondays: “Feel It Still”

Posted on

Portugal. The Man. I’m not sure where they came from, but man do they make a mean swing song. You may have come across “Feel It Still” on the radio, but did you know its the perfect practice Jive or social East Coast Swing tune? The easy sounding melody hides a dramatically quick tempo. For me, […]

Blog

Music Monday: “The Sound”

Posted on

I am a big fan of The 1975 in general. When “The Sound” starting playing on the radio this summer I immediately fell in love with its somehow mellow, yet still anthemic sound. This song has made a great addition to my Cha-cha playlist. It’s quick and sharp with just enough softness to give you room […]

Blog

Music Mondays: “Way Back”

Posted on

TLC is back! No, not The Learning Channel, the girl group that gave us “Creep”, “Waterfalls”, and “No Scrubs” in the 90s and early 2000s. For me, a total 90s kid, hearing that TLC released a new album after a decade hiatus was nostalgia inducing. I was a little worried that without Lisa Lopez, the […]

Blog

Music Mondays: “Despacito”

Posted on

Yes, “Despacito”. I love this song. But, I’m not going to talk about the version blasted by radio stations this summer. While “the Biebs” is incredibly successful, and is a major reason why this song is currently so popular, I vastly prefer the original song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Full disclosure, my Spanish […]