Every year, the Black and White Ball staff works as hard as they can to learn and grow from the feedback given by attendees. One of the things I noticed was that, while many people enjoyed the playlist, there were some that felt that some of the songs did not fit everyone's thoughts of what they imagined to hear at a Black and White Ball. So here is your chance! We would like to have your input on the playlist. For those who may not exactly remember what they liked or didn't like about the previous playlists, feel free to look through them below.
Now, here are some things you should know about the playlist. The playlist is generally a compilation of suggestions from the forums, social media outlets, and word of mouth. The Black and White Ball staff will look through the suggestions to look for songs that have a steady beat to dance to and fit with the type of dances being held during the event. While not all songs will be liked by everyone, we try our best to come up with a good variety of music for the various dance styles that will be taught during the weekend. The staff then has to ensure that the sound levels are correct, the tempo is right, and possibly cut some of them for length. This is quite the workload, which is why we have the playlist done early on (usually before May), so we will be unable to take requests at the Ball itself. Generally, we have found that the last few weeks leading up to the Black and White Ball sees an overload of requests and suggestions, but unfortunately, we are unable to include some of those songs since it was so close to the event. So what does that mean for you? You should get your requests in early!
This is YOUR chance to give input on what you would like to hear at the Black and White Ball. We appreciate and look at all suggestions, but please remember that, while you make a request, the Black and White Ball staff has the final say as to what becomes part of the playlist. If you feel strongly about your request, please say so and provide support for it. We are looking for all types of music from pop, jpop, kpop, anime, video game, etc. so don't be afraid to offer up any suggestions that you may have.
We would appreciate it if you could link a video or audio clip of the song you're requesting, though it isn't required - it just helps us out a little bit. You may also email us your requests at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We look forward to hearing your suggestions!