WAG Floor music

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I am coaching xcel silver for the first time this year and looking for music last year they had a slow lyrical song and the girls didn't seem to enjoy it. I'm wanting something more upbeat that they can really get into because the routines look SO much better when they are enjoying themselves. I have pre teem to early teen agers and my struggle is I always wanted lyrical and slower floor music so I'm completely lost at where to start with them. Any ideas? I've tried asking the girls to look for music but they havent.
 
I'll toss out a few possibilities that I rarely see used, and you can let me know if any of them jumps out at you:
Sturm und Kong: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02001
Of Sea and Fire: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01921
Skyline: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01038
Wanderer on the Offensive: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01657
Dirt Devil: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01685
Duck and Cover: https://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01187

Anything from OCReMix can legally be used for free as long as you abide by their terms of use (and cutting music for floor routines is fine -- I've checked). You'll likely have to do some cutting yourself, but that can be done with Audacity, which is free.

Some other sources which cost money but are worth checking out:
-Energym Music specializes in routine music. They do excellent work.
-The Link Removed album by Yasunori Mitsuda. Pricey, but an excellent album of Irish Folk-influenced work, and like three quarters of the album could work as routine music. You can listen to it on youtube to get a preview.
-The soundtracks of any of the Smash Bros or recent Mario Kart games are full of good fun energetic music, some of which I've used for routines in the past.

Let me know if you like any of those, want something similar, or something faster/slower/swingier/lighter/heavier/whatever.
 
Good on you for trying to find something your athletes will enjoy. I will also add from a judging point of view - it is easier to disguise a weaker dancer/performer with faster music.

I always start with a Spotify list (can use music you like from other athletes) and slowly build it by using recommended options and from Shazam.

This is a handy list
 

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