The music4dance system defines five different categories of tags.
- Dance Style
- The Dance style that the song has been tagged with. This tag is special in a number of ways.
- Each of these tags has an associated dance details page that contains a description of the dance style, a top ten list, and tempo information.
- The dance tag for a song can be tagged. For instance, the “West Coast Swing” tag on specific song might have a tempo tag of “Fast” while the “East Coast Swing” tag on the same song could at the same time have a tempo tag of “Slow”
- The note icon represents a ‘level’ of popularity, the more filled it is with the darker orange color, the more popular this song is among dancers who dance this style.
- Filtering of dance tags works differently than filtering of other tags.
- The Musical Genres that this song has been tagged with.
- Tempo modifier tags. Examples of tempo tags on a song include are “consistent”, “inconsistent”, and “weak beat”. Examples of tempo tags specific to the dance style for a song are “strict”, “fast”, “double-time”, “half-time” and “slow”.
- Tags specific to a dance style (aside from tempo). Examples of this type of tag are “modern”, “traditional” and “unconventional”.
- Anything other tags used to describe a song or dance style as applied to a song.
See the Tag Filtering page for a detailed description of how to use both kinds of tags to explore the catalog of songs.