Ballroom Dance > Dance Music for Kids

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by SwingingAlong, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. SwingingAlong

    SwingingAlong Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have suggestions for fun songs for 7-11yo kids to dance to? I have been showing my nieces and their friends a few steps(International Style) as holiday entertainment. So far we have the "Gummy Bear song" for Cha, "One eyed, One horned Flying Purple People Eater" for social foxtrot, and "Waltzing with Bears" (slowed down) for Waltz. I have "Run Llama run" ready for quickstep but they are not up to that yet. Any suggestions welcome.
  2. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    I'd honestly be listening to Radio Disney for ideas. You can listen to it live online directly through their website. I think those choices might be better for 3-7 year olds to be honest.

    Then again, I'm only "cool aunt" material. ;)
  3. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    There's a few Radio Disney playlists on Spotify.

    "Disney Radio Throwbacks"

    Some clean ideas that might appeal to bit more on the older spectrum...

    Demi Lovato - So Far So Great

    Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" may work here too.
    "Happy" by Pharrell I think is also clean, but you'd have to check.

    There's plenty of others from that Spotify Playlist, mostly from Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, older Miley Cyrus stuff, and High School Musical.
  4. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    There's hilarious Dog Tango (there's a DF thread on it somewhere).

    Let it Go (from Frozen) is a waltz.

    Sweet Like Cola (chacha) is generally a hit with kids.

    Happy (from Despicable Me), Dear Future Husband and Candyman are popular jives.
  5. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    FF dear future husband and candy man have implied lyrics that are not kid friendly :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
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  6. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Fun jive to get them bouncing around!

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  7. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Yeah... didn't say I necessarily agreed, just that they were popular with the junior set ;)
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  8. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    The dog tango = Wags the Dog, He Likes to Tango. Super cute! Also, Endangered Love from Veggie Tales is a cute tango too.

    Note that Let It Go in its original form from Frozen isn't a waltz, but there's a waltzified version from DJ Ice.

    Sweet Like Cola has borderline not-kid-friendly lyrics, but people generally tend not to notice, but Dear Future Husband and Candyman definitely occupy not-kid-friendly territory lyric-wise.

    +1 for Shake It Off and Happy. Also the Duck Tales theme is a jive!
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  9. rels77

    rels77 Active Member

    Current hits done with kid friendly lyrics and kids singing.

    My son is 8 and he listens to top 40 stuff almost exclusively.

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