Musicality experiments in lead and follow dance

Sommer Gentry, Eric Feron

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Scopus citations


Partner dancing requires realtime coordination between a human leader and follower, and so exemplifies other decentralized systems: supervisory control, coordination of agent teams. The paper reports an experiment in which the shared musical environment is manipulated to display one, song to the leader and a different song to the follower. Results indicate that, indeed, musical cues indicate the appropriateness or inappropriateness of specific moves at specific points, but that the physical communication between the leader and the follower is robust to differences in song structure. © 2004 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Musicality experiments in lead and follow dance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this