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Song tempi are listed in Measures Per Minute or (MPM). As recommended by the National & International Dance Council. An easy (though not especially accurate) way to count (MPM) is to tap out the number of beats in a particular interval -20 seconds for music in 3:4 time (Waltzes), 30 seconds for music in 2:4 time (Sambas), or 15 seconds for music in 4:4 time and so on.

Standard Dances are those dances which have not only survived the test of time but have been danced continuously since their inception. Understanding the similarities as well as the differences of all the social dances can readily recognize and adapt as new dances appear on the scene.

List on some dances MPM's:

 Dances

American

International

 Foxtrot 30-32 MPM 28-30 MPM
 Peabody 60-62 MPM -
 Quickstep - 50-52 MPM
 Tango 30-32 MPM 33-33 MPM
 Viennese Waltz 54-58 MPM 56-60 MPM
 Waltz 28-30 MPM 28-30 MPM
 Bolero 24-26 MPM -
 Cha Cha 28-30 MPM 32 MPM
 Hustle 28-30 MPM -
 Jive - 44-46 MPM
 Mambo 48-51 MPM -
 Merengue 29-32 MPM -
 Paso Doble 58-60 MPM 60-62 MPM
 Polka 60-62 MPM -
 Rumba 32-36 MPM 26-27 MPM
 Samba 50-52 MPM 48-50 MPM
 Swing 34-36 MPM -