Dance to Every Song in the UK Charts

Posted by Jake on 7th September 2015

Our syllabus is going to be going through some changes in the following months, to put more emphasis on being able to dance with a partner to modern music you'll hear in regular clubs around Leeds.

This is going to mean some exciting changes as we teach you different foot patterns to arm you against whatever the DJ might throw at you...

Steps like: Marching Step, Salsa Step, Tap Step, Triple Step, Swing Step - and if you make it that far, Total Freestyle.

Now we're not the first people to bring partner dancing bang up to date, West Coast Swing dancers have been doing this for years. Just check out Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollmann dancing to Dubstep!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8jm9ho4d1M

So Emma and I, set ourselves a challenge - could we dance to every track in last week's UK Top 40 charts? Well the answer is yes, with the foot patterns above we could dance with the right feeling to every one of the tracks.

Here's what we found and the foot patterns you'll need. Stick with us over the next few months and we'll teach you the steps and you'll be ready to dance any time, any place, any music...

The Top 40 Charts & Steps You'll Need

  1. What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber - Tap Step
  2. Fight Song - Rachel Platten - Salsa Step
  3. Can't Feel My Face - The Weekend - Salsa Step
  4. How Deep is Your Love - Calvin Harris - Tap Step
  5. Don't Be So Hard on Yourself - Jess Glynne - Salsa or Tap Step
  6. Marvin Gaye - Charlie Puth - Tap Step
  7. Cool For the Summer - Demi Lovato - Salsa Step
  8. Ain't Nobody Loves Me Better - Felix Jaehn - Tap Step
  9. Intoxicated - Martin Solveig & GTA - Tap Step
  10. Shut Up And Dance - Walk the Moon - Tap Step
  11. Black Magic - Little Mix - Salsa Step
  12. Are You With Me - Lost Frequencies - Tap Step
  13. Drag Me Down - One Direction - Salsa Step
  14. She's Kinda Hot - 5 Seconds of Summer - Triple Step
  15. Peanut Butter Jelly - Galantis - Marching Step
  16. Do It Again (feat. Chris Brown & Tyga) - Pia Mia - Salsa Step
  17. Lean On (feat. MØ) - Major Lazer x DJ Snake - Salsa Step
  18. Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson) - Sigma - Triple Step
  19. Shine - Years & Years - Salsa Step
  20. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - OMI - Salsa Step
  21. Omen (feat. Sam Smith) - Disclosure - Salsa Step
  22. Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo - Salsa Step
  23. Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae) - Silento - Tap Step
  24. Photograph - Ed Sheeran - Tap Step
  25. Jealous - Labrinth - Slow Dance
  26. Good For You (feat. A$AP Rocky) - Selena Gomez - Salsa Step
  27. Trap Queen - Fetty Wap - Salsa Step
  28. Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown) - Rita Ora - Salsa Step
  29. The Hills - The Weeknd - Tap Step
  30. Show Me Love (feat. Kimberly Anne) - Sam Feldt - Tap Step
  31. Where Are Ü Now (feat. Justin Bieber) - Jack Ü - Salsa Step
  32. Not Letting Go (feat. Jess Glynne) - Tinie Tempah - Salsa Step
  33. Waiting For Love - Avicii - Marching Step
  34. House Every Weekend - David Zowie - Tap Step
  35. Hair - Little Mix - Salsa Step
  36. Wings - Birdy - Salsa Step
  37. Downtown - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Salsa Step
  38. I Don't Like It, I Love It (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine - Flo Rida - Salsa Step
  39. Worth It (feat. Kid Ink) - Fifth Harmony - Salsa Step
  40. Runaway (U & I) - Galantis - Tap Step

By Jake

Nearly a decade ago, I resolved to run a salsa night the way I thought it should be run and the idea for StreetSalsa was born.  The rest as they say is history..

I've made some of the best friends you could wish for through dancing, and want to share what a life-changing experience dance can be.

By Jenny on 8th September 2015 at 19:30

That video is hella cool :) if you can dance like that you can dance to anything!

By Richard on 8th September 2015 at 19:36

Yeah, I love the video too, Jenny. I mentioned it on one of the first posts on the website: What dances have inspired you? Loads of awesome videos in the comments over there!

By Richard on 8th September 2015 at 21:23

On another note about this post. For me, dancing is at its most fun when it's unexpected. When you're just out with your mates, and they're playing... whatever they're playing. It captures everything dance is about for me.

Being able to dance to anything, plays a massive part in that. And it's kind of obvious, because whenever we go out anywhere... it's what we do.