Dance Music!

Find below great songs for all 10 dances of Latin and Standard. These songs are available on our Youtube Channel, and many of them have been edited by Ballroom Guide to fit the exact tempo for competitive ballroom dancing.

Click below to jump straight to a dance, or scroll through them all - Enjoy!

Cha Cha
Paso Doble
Viennese Waltz

Cha Cha

Cha Cha is danced in 4/4 time to 28-30 measures per minute, or 112-120 beats per minute.

Bang Bang, by David Sandborn
I Like it Like that, by Pete Rodriguez
Smooth, by Santana
Pao Pao, by Elli Kokkinou
Conchita, by Klazz Brothers
Baila Morena, by Zucchero
Oh My!, by Haley Reinhart
Favorite Fantasy, by Jon Secada
Demasiado Fuerte, by Alexandre Pires
Watermelon Man, by Dan the Automator


Samba is danced in 2/4 time to 50 measures per minute, or 100 beats per minute.

Drummer Boy, by Debi Nova
Mi Chica, by Sarbel
Simarik (Kiss Kiss), by Tarkan
Temptation, by Arash
Coco Jambo, by Mr. President
Mas Que Nada, by Sergio Mendes
Oyeme, by Enrique Iglesias
O Bode, by Carlinhos Brown
Tora Tora, by EtnOrchestra
Tu y Yo, by Paulina Rubio


Rumba is danced in 4/4 time to 23-25 measures per minute, or 92-100 beats per minute.
Traditionally, Rumba has been danced as fast as 27-28 measures per minute.

Slow Rumba, by Mario Berger
Ring my Bells, by Enrique Iglesias
Peña, by Federico Aubelle
Light my Fire, by Will Young
Ilumbarada Eja, by Voice of Africa
Don't Know Why, by Norah Jones
California Dreaming, by Jose Feliciano
Paxi Ni Ngongo, by Bonga
Te Quiero, by Mestizzo
Emotions, by Destiny's Child

Paso Doble

Paso Doble is danced in 2/4 time to 60-62 measures per minute, or 120-124 beats per minute.
Paso Doble is almost always danced to the song "Spanish Gypsy Dance" (a.k.a España Cañi).

Spanish Gypsy Dance (España Cañi) No. 1
Spanish Gypsy Dance (España Cañi) No. 2, by André Rieu
Spanish Gypsy Dance (España Cañi) No. 3
Spanish Gypsy Dance (España Cañi) No. 4
Spanish Gypsy Dance (España Cañi) No. 5
Spanish Gypsy Dance (España Cañi) No. 6
Skyfall, by DJ Ice
El Gato Montez
Malagueña, Edmundo Ros and his Orchesta
Smooth Criminal, by DJ Ice


Jive is danced in 4/4 time to 44 measures per minute, or 176 beats per minute.

Mayhem, by Imelda May
The Girl's Gone Wild by Travis Tritt
Caviar & Chitlins, by the Atomic Fireballs
You Make my Dreams Come True, by Hall & Oates
Reete Petite, by Jackie Wilson
Proud Mary, by Tina Turner
Little Bitty Pretty One, by Thurston Harris
Dance with me Tonight, by Olly Murs
Bandstand Boogie, by Barry Manilow
Land of 1000 Dances, by Willard Picket


Waltz is danced in 3/4 time to 28-30 measures per minute, or 84-90 beats per minute.

At This Moment, by Michael Bublé
I Dreamy I Dwelt, by Ronan Hardiman
The Chairman's Waltz, from Memoirs of a Geisha
It is You (I have Loved), by Dana Glover
Horchat Hai Caliptus, by Ishtar
Flying, by Cait Agus Sean
Come away with Me, by Norah Jones
Nocture, by Secret Garden
Qi Shi Bu Dong Wo De Xin, by Kevin Chan
Dark Waltz, by Hayley Westenra


Tango is danced in 2/4 time to 60-64 measures per minute, or 120-128 beats per minute.
Tango can also be danced to music in 4/4 time, which would be 30-32 measures per minute.

Essa, by Otros Aires
En Orsai, by Demarco Electronic Project
Rädajad, by Urban Symphony
Jealousy, by Muchachos del Tango
Santa Maria, by Gotan Project
Hernando's Hideaway, by Montovani
Los Requerdos, by Werner Tauber
La Spagnola, by 101 Strings Orchestra
La Hada y el Gordo, by Medialuna Tango Project
Pa' Bailar, by Julieta Vengas & Bajo Fondo

Viennese Waltz

Viennese Waltz is danced in 3/4 time to 52-58 measures per minute, or 156-174 beats per minute.

Waltz No. 2, by Dmitri Shostakovich
The Potter Waltz, by Patrick Doyle
The Embassy Waltz, from My Fair Lady
Angel of Wishes, by Sanavé
Pearl, from Cirque du Soleil
I won't Give up, by Jason Mraz
Cinderella Waltz, from Rodgers & Hammerstein
Siuil A Run, by Celtic Woman
Once upon a December, by Liz Callaway
Three Ravens, by Cecile Corbel


Foxtrot is danced in 4/4 time to 28-30 measures per minute, or 112-120 beats per minute.

These Foolish Things, by Andy Malm
Pink Elephant, by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Jump, by Paul Anka
I Like to Lead when I Dance, by Peter Douglas
The Crocodile Song, by Janis Ian
Hot Note, by Autumn Miller
Sexy Silk, by Jessie J
The Bioshock Song, from the video game 'Bioshock'
16 Tons, by LeAnn Rimes
Dream a Little Dream of Me by Michael Bublé


Quickstep is danced in 4/4 time to 48-52 measures per minute, or 192-208 beats per minute.

Ibiza Swing, by Dirk Daniels
Anything Goes, by Cole Porter
Theme from Monsters Inc.
Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing), by Benny Goodman
That Man, by Caro Emerald
One More Night with You, by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Tarzan of Harlem, by Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
Run Llama Run, by Swing City Giants
Dr. Bones, by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Shoe Me How You Burlesque, by Christina Aguilera