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: