How To Listen And Understand Dance Music is the first in a series Dance Tip Videos on listening and understanding dance music. Brandon Detty explains how to first listen to the beats, then how to distinguish the two beat increments called units and finally how to continue hearing the beats and establishing the timing of a song through additional layers of music. He uses several rhythms to demonstrate this technique including samba and cha cha. Future dance music lessons will be available on Dancetime’s website in the Dance Resources section.