THE DETERMINATION OF BALLROOM DANCE MUSICAL RHYTHM AND CATEGORIES FOR BEGINNERS
Keywords:audio processing, music rythm, ballroom dance
Ballroom Dance is one of the international sport dances. It has five categories namely Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz. The basic of these categories is the music rhythm, consisting of the tempo and music bar. Nowadays, music rhythm calculation is usually calculated based on the feeling of the listeners. Therefore, some different perceptions in the calculation of the music rhythm sometimes might be found between the teacher and the dancer while learning the dance. This research was made to solve the problem, as well as to provide some knowledge about the names of the dance variations. The result of the research was an application that detects the peaks of audio wave inputted by the user in order to determine the tempo which is the basis of bar specification. Once the tempo and the bar were determined, the music would be classified based on the ballroom dance categories. Through this research, the beginner dancers are expected to easily determine the music rhythm and to acknowledge the types of ballroom dance in accordance with the desired song.