Today we did some exercises to improve the musicality of your dance. Musicality means that if somebody is looking you dancing, this person can see the music in your body.

At the beginning if we are learning musicality in the zouk class, (1) we try to be sensitive about the structure of the music and (2) we learn to move our body with the music. We will speak today about the structure.

The structure is almost always the same in every song: you could count till 8 for times and then the music changes. It’s like four sentences with eight words each sentence. At the end of every sentence you can hear a little accent and after the four sentences there is a bigger accent in the music.

It’s very important if you practise this exercise with all kinds of songs because later you will feel the structure without thinking on it.

Have fun!