Posts Tagged ‘dance’

iPhone app: Dance Coach 1.0

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Last weekend I saw a Latin band which plays salsa, cumbia, merengue, etc.  I like Latin music but am a horrible dancer.  Especially problematic are the hip movements.

It would be useful to have an iPhone app which does the following:

  • Hold your phone up to the music, and it will identify the style and tempo.  If that doesn’t work, you can manually choose the style, but the iPhone should be able to identify the style, i.e., cumbia, bachata, samba, etc.
  • Indicate if you’re male or female.
  • The app displays male, female, or both figures at once, and demonstrates the basic dance steps for the indicated style. There are a variety of options for changing the perspective, slowing down the step, etc.
  • There’s also a ‘clave’ mode which plays a simple tune with clave and shows the steps.