Selecting songs for dance competition

Looking for a fantastic song for your next dance routine? Check out our listings of songs for JazzTapLyricalContemporaryMusical Theater, and Kid-Friendly Hip Hop. And if you need someone to edit it into the best possible shape for dance competition, Squirrel Trench Audio is ready to edit it for you!

What makes a good song choice for dance competitions?

• a great beat
• appropriate tempo
• fits the dance student
• fits the style of dance
• the teacher enjoys it too (since he/she is going to hear it 500 times during rehersals!)
• no one else is going to use it

I think that last point is too often overlooked. That’s why you want to find deep cuts, songs and music that are off the beaten path. How can you find such songs? Here are several ways:

• Check out the Song Selections for various dance styles on this site
• Go to and check out song ideas offered by other dance teachers
• Go to iTunes and find songs you like, and browse other songs and artists it suggests are similar
• Go to and start a new “channel” with a song you like, and see what songs it puts into the playlist of that channel

Happy dancing!