While there is no official "dance scale" in music theory, Hexaphone's Dance Scale provides a set of musical intervals that are suitable for many types of latin music, as well as for an industrial sound suitable for metal and techno music.
Compared to the Blues Scale
, we've dropped the Tritone in favor of the minor 2nd
, and slid the 3rd and 4th up one spot to accommodate the arrival of the 2nd.
The minor 2nd makes all the difference in this scale - this note is just half a step away from the root, and thus creates tension when played in sequence with the root.