The most important thing in dance related music is building the right relation between kick and bass: according to the style of dance music you want to create, you will like to have thunderous kicks and a boomy bass, or a lighter one, according to genre and your taste.
Whatever, everything in dance music builds on that.: get it wrong and the track will fail.
One tip is to take notice of the building blocks of tracks you like: study the level relation between kid and bass (sure, that admired track you inspire to has moments in it where you can isolate kicks and bass) and what frequency they cover. After laying down your beats and bass move on to your vocals and melody.