It’s that time of year again – people are searching for holiday music for showcases and holiday party dances. So I decided to take another round at what I could do to improve that experience on the music4dance website. Take a quick look at my post from last year since that is still 100% applicable. Don’t worry, I’ll wait…
You’re back? Great! As you can see, I took some pretty big shortcuts to get the Holiday Music page up before Christmas last year. This year I spent a little while to improve the page.
First, I made the pages work like the other song search pages so that you get 25 songs at a time and can scale up to much longer searches. There are only 261 songs on the main Holiday Music page as of this writing, but I hope to get that number up to the point where loading them all on one page is prohibitive.
Second, I added the functionality to list all of the Holiday Music for an individual dance style. So if you are choreographing a routine for Quickstep or Rumba, you can now list just the Holiday Quickstep or the Holiday Rumba songs.
Over the course of this holiday season, I hope to add more music. If you are interested in helping, here are a couple of things you can try:
- Sign up for our add song beta and add holiday songs yourself.
- Browse our music catalog and tag songs as Holiday when you find them.
- If you have a list of holiday songs categorized by dance style that you are willing to share, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our feedback form.
I’ll also get things set up to push these lists out to Spotify soon.
As always if you have comments or suggestions please feel free to reply to this post or contact me here.