A good dance song will have:

  1. A stready rhythmic beat
  2. A tempo appropriate for the dance
  3. Good recording quality
  4. A sound or style appropriate for the age group dancing

Avoid dance songs that have:

  1. Vocalist(s) who ignore the basic rhtyhm
  2. Solo instrumentation
  3. Long intros or endings

Source: Marci Edgington (Provo: Dance Department, Brigham Young University, 2010).