Need Practice Music?

For Digital, such as iPod, MP3 player, smart phone, computer- purchase on iTunes. If you know the names of the songs you want, I recommend buying each song from iTunes. They average $1.29 per song. No need to buy the whole album if there are just specific songs you’d like. Listen to the sound clip first, to make sure it’s the version you want.

For CDs, try Target or Best Buy. Look for albums called “Swing” for example. Ask a sales associate to help you find specific dance CDs.

For music made just for dancers, search specifically by the dance styles you want, at This website has music for purchase, that has been set to the correct tempo to practice each style of ballroom dance you’re learning! They are labeled Waltz, Rumba, Swing, etc.

Tricia’s Favorite Practice Songs for Students:
(more genres and song ideas coming soon; this is a new page I added to our website!)

1. "Cry To Me" by Soloman Burke
2. “Everything" by Michael Buble
3. “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys
4. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
5. “Sway” by Michael Buble
6. "How Deep Is Your Love" by Bee Gees
7. "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash
8. “My Girl” by The Temptations

Single-time East Coast Swing:
1. “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller
2. “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley 
3. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
4. “Jump Jive an’ Wail” by Brian Setzer Orchestra 
5. “Shake, Rattle and Roll” by Bill Haley

Triple-time East Coast Swing:
1. “Old Time Rock N’ Roll” by Bob Segar
2. “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor
3. “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble
4. ”Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner
5. “Stutter” by Maroon 5

West Coast Swing:
1. “Chains" by Tina Arena
2. “Fire” by Des’ree
3. “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett
4. “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke
5. “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
6. “Bille Jean” by Berk & The Virtual Band

1. “Unchained Melody” slow waltz version by Ballroom Orchestra and Singers
2. “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray
3. “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Simply Red
4. “Take It To The Limit” by Eagles
5. “Open Arms” by Journey

1. “Dance With Me” by Debelah Morgan
2. “Corazon Espinado” by Santana
3. “Only Girl In The World” by Rihanna
4. “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez
5. “Save The Last Dance For Me” by Michael Buble
6. "Mucho Mambo Sway" by Shaft
7. “Chilly Cha Cha” by Jessica Jay

Private Lessons are available every day by appointment:

Dance and Entertainment Studios, locations:
Woodbury: Central Park: 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125
Edina Senior Center: 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN 55436
Maplewood Gladston Comm. Edu. Center: 1945 Manton Street, Maplewood, MN 55109
Bloomington: In my home studio: Bloomington, MN 55438
Minnetonka Community Center: 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Inver Grove Heights: Comm. Center: 8055 Barbara Ave East, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Call to schedule! 
Tricia’s cell: (651) 605-5784, or 

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