There is no requirement to read music as we mainly work with lyric sheets only. You will be taught by a professional danceSing Music Leader who will quickly help to learn by ear and build your confidence.
Your music leader will talk you through each song before you start learning and help you assess which part you should be singing both in terms of vocal range and musical difficulty.
We focus mainly on pop and rock songs so this makes up the majority of our material, but we also sing Classical, Musical Theatre, Gospel, Jazz & Folk music. You will recognise a lot of our repertoire which makes singing with us fun and accessible, but we also like to introduce you to some less well-known music that you might not be familiar with to give you great variety in your singing journey.
Our Live sessions are delivered via our private Facebook group for members. When you become a member, you will be sent a welcome email with a direct link to the danceSing On Demand LIVE Members Facebook page. Please request to join and allow up to 24 hours for your request to be approved (typically this is done much sooner!). You can also find our page by searching for the “danceSing On Demand LIVE Members” page on Facebook. If your Facebook name is different to the one you have used to join danceSing, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know to avoid any confusion and approval delay. And should you miss any of our Live sessions, don’t worry, just catch up later.
To remain inclusive to both music readers and non-music readers, we work with clear and carefully prepared lyric sheets rather than sheet music. These guide and cue members through the song whilst they are being taught and members find that this way of learning, while sometimes slightly slower than reading a musical score, actually commits things to memory much better. Members also have access to audio learning resources which they can download via the website and use to practise with at home.
Resources to support your learning and ensure you get the most from your singing experience can be found in our Video Library Portal on the danceSing website.
Resources for On Demand sessions, are connected to each On Demand series. For our Live sessions, including our Virtual Choir Projects, additional resources can be found in the Music Library, accessible via our Video Library Portal.
Simply log into the Account section of the website here and either choose a series/session for On Demand resources, or click ‘Additional Music Files’ in the main navigation pane (between ‘Favourites’ and ‘My Account’ to access the Music Library for the Live session resources.