Dancing salsa with machines: Filling the gap of dancing learning solutions

Gianluca Romano*, Jan Schneider, Hendrik Drachsler

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    Dancing is an activity that positively enhances the mood of people that consists of feeling the music and expressing it in rhythmic movements with the body. Learning how to dance can be challenging because it requires proper coordination and understanding of rhythm and beat. In this paper, we present the first implementation of the Dancing Coach (DC), a generic system designed to support the practice of dancing steps, which in its current state supports the practice of basic salsa dancing steps. However, the DC has been designed to allow the addition of more dance styles. We also present the first user evaluation of the DC, which consists of user tests with 25 participants. Results from the user test show that participants stated they had learned the basic salsa dancing steps, to move to the beat and body coordination in a fun way. Results also point out some direction on how to improve the future versions of the DC.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number3661
    Pages (from-to)1-14
    Number of pages14
    Issue number17
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019


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