Gold School, Vol. 6 Throwback tunes cooked with a bachata beat.

One of the best things about music is how it lends itself to so many purposes depending on its interpretation. For the dancer, genres are not fixed categories that define how one must move to them. They are more like cooking ingredients; depending on how they are used and cooked they can create new and unexpected opportunities for rhythmic movement.

This playlist—curating songs from ABBA, Bee Gees, Boney M, Kool and the Gang, Kylie Minogue, London Beat, Rick James, Sister Sledge, Dr Victor, Mafikizolo featuring Hugh Masekela, and Salif Keita—features some throwback songs that have a bachata beat lurking in their composition that provides interesting dancing experiences for the curious and experimental.

Dancing Queen—ABBA

Jive Talkin’—Bee Gees

Gotta Go Home—Boney M

Ladies’ Night—Kool and The Gang

The Loco-Motion—Kylie Minogue

I’ve Been Thinking About You—London Beat

Superfreak—Rick James

He’s The Greatest Dancer—Sister Sledge

Tsoang Tsoang Tsoang—Dr Victor

Kwela Kwela—Mafikizolo featuring Hugh Masekela

Madan (Martin Solveig Remix)—Salif Keita