Another programmer and amateur ballroom dancer created a site called crowdnote.org that solves some of the same problems that I’ve attacked in the music4dance project. He has done an extremely good job of streamlining the process of browsing through music and finding songs to dance a particular style to. He has also done a great job of making the voting process very easy.
Check it out here: crowdnote.org.
We would both be very interested to hear your thoughts on what you like/dislike about each of the sites and we’re both open to suggestions for improvements. Feel provide feedback by commenting on this post or via the music4dance feedback form.
Have you seen the new TV series World of Dance? If you have any appreciation of dance you should really run – not walk – to your nearest available device and watch it. Even if you don’t have any interest in the competitive/reality show aspect of this kind of programming it is 100% worth it to just see the amazing performances. I had to scrape my jaw off the floor after watching the first episode.
They also have a whole lot of online content and an extensive blog, so I’ll definitely lose some hours immersed in that. But before diving in, I decided to look up how the WOD judges are represented in the music4dance catalog. They all are. Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo because their music has inspired many to dance and Derek Hough because I’ve been cataloging DWTS choreography over the last several seasons. Click on the links above to see which of their songs are in the catalog or just type their names into the search box on the song page (for Derek you’ll have to use just his first name since that’s how I cataloged the DWTS choreographers).
Are there J-Lo or Ne-Yo song that you love to dance to that I haven’t identified yet? Let me know by commenting on this post or sending private feedback and I’d be happy to add them. If you would prefer to add them yourself, let me know that too – I’m working on a feature for that and it won’t take that much of a nudge for me to give you access to that as a beta tester.