Dance Party

13 Jan

feet-619399_960_720.jpgWe had a HUGE and very successful dance party yesterday morning with 45+ toddlers and preschoolers and their parents/guardians.  It has just been starting to get cold here with a very weird and warm winter.  But, kids were ready to come in and move!  My few ground rules involved being careful around our friends – for whatever reason when kids are in a large, empty room they just start running in circles and I strongly encouraged the parents/guardians to dance as well!  I also provided a pitcher of water and disposable cups with a permanent marker (to write names) so the kids can get some water anytime they need it while dancing.  We took about a three minute break about 20 minutes into the program, but other than that it was all music, all the time.  I didn’t even provide props and the kids LOVED it!  Also, if you notice in my music set list, I tried to add some classic songs that really get the parents more excited than just the typical kids’ music.

  1. Oh Hey Oh Hi Hello – Jim Gill
  2. If You’re Happy and You Know It – The Big Kidz Band
  3. No More Monkeys – Asheba
  4. Rock and Roll Freeze Dance – Hap Palmer
  5. Shake Rattle and Roll – Elvis Presley
  6. The Tempo Marches On – Jim Gill
  7. Animal Crackers – Wee Hairy Beasties
  8. ABC – Jackson 5
  9. Drivin’ In My Car – Ralph’s World
  10. Clap Your Hands – They Might Be Giants
  11. We Are the Dinosaurs – Laurie Berkner
  12. Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets
  13. Go Crazy Remix – Weird Science
  14. Happy – Pharrell Williams

3 Responses to “Dance Party”

  1. crishamilton January 14, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    Inexplicably happy that you included They Might Be Giants. 🙂

    • literacious January 14, 2016 at 11:09 am #

      I love using all types of music – different genres, from different eras, from different countries! Why not expose kids to all sorts of sounds early?


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