And yet again, it’s that time of year when dancers and DJs are looking for holiday music for routines and holiday dance parties. In my third annual installment of holiday music posts I’d like to cover some of the new things that I’ve implemented on the music4dance website that make finding holiday music to dance to easier. For a broader view of holiday music on music for dance please take a quick look at my 2017 and 2018 holiday music blog posts.
As before, the Holiday Dance Music page reveals a list of holiday songs that you can peruse and discover what dances others have danced to them as well as checking out the songs that are filtered by any particular dance style by clicking the dance links at the bottom of the page.
New for 2019, on the individual holiday dance pages you’ll see a Spotify player that will let you play the songs on that page directly from the page or click on the Spotify logo on the player to open up the playlist in your player. You can also go to the music4dance profile directly in Spotify and browse our holiday playlists. While you’re their, please take a moment to follow both the music4dance profile and the playlist.
For premium members, you can use the Bonus Content feature to find even more song ideas that I wasn’t able to match to the Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music catalog, but that someone at some time dug up and danced to at a holiday dance.
Also for premium members, you can now create your own playlists based on searches that include holiday related tags. For instance, I created a playlist of all songs tagged Christmas Pop that had an associated dance by just creating a search for all Christmas Pop and exporting to Spotify.
I am going to continue to attempt to build the holiday catalog. I’ve made some progress, moving from 261 songs last year to 446 songs as of this writing. If you are interested in helping, here are some things you could do:
- 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 me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through the feedback form.
- In addition, general contributions will help the holiday music catalog and other efforts.
As always if you have comments or suggestions please feel free to reply to this post or contact me here.