Halloween Playlist

Looking for some new songs to add to your Halloween playlist?  Here are some suggestions to spice up your playlist.

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dancing pumpkinSuperstition – Stevie Wonder
– classic with a moderate tempo

Love Potion No. 9 – The Clovers

Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones

Devil With the Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder – keeps those toes a-tapping

Headless Horseman – Kay Starr – tells the story of the Headless Horseman in a cheery sort of way

Little Demon – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins– a fun 50’s rock-sounding tune

Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical

Howl – Florence + The Machine

I Put a Spell On You – From “Hocus Pocus” soundtrack, or Nina Simone, and the cover by She & Him is particularly haunting

Howlin’ for You – The Black Keys – we’ve been using this for across the floor combinations in my jazz classes this week – works good for turns and battements

Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell on You) – Aqualung – a melancholy melody in 3/4 time

Other Fun Songs

Dinner With Drac, Pt 1 – John Zacherle

What’s A Girl To Do – Bat For Lashes – basically the plot to Twilight summed up in a song

Grim Grinning Ghosts Remix – (link opens to YouTube – couldn’t find a link) could maybe use this for hip hop?

And of course, you have to add The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) – Ylvis just for fun!

Looking for more ideas?

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Valentine’s Day Craft


Here is a quick and easy craft you can do in your classroom or studio:  Make a wall of hearts!
We started ours last week – I left out heart-shaped red, pink and white paper and a bowl of crayons next to a sign that says “Why Do You Love Dance?
“I like dancing because it is fun”
Dancers (and brothers, sisters, moms and dads) have been writing and drawing why they love dance all week.
Even the Big Girls got in on the action!
And a note from a “Dance Daddy”:
It says “I like to watch my girls grow with dance”. 
The Heart Wall has been a nice addition to our waiting room  – everyone has enjoyed reading the responses.  I think I’ll leave it up for the rest of the month!
If you can’t wait until next year to try this, you could do this any time of the year – or go with the next holiday… clovers for March:  “I’m Lucky To Dance Because…” or Spring umbrellas… be creative!

More Valentine’s Day dance ideas:

Love Playlist for Children & Tweens

Pink Sweet Hearts
This playlist is super sweet!

Until Valentine’s Day, I’ll be doing a different “Love” themed playlist every Monday. (See previous here).

This week’s playlist is for children and tween classes.

Enjoy!

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Tween songs are further down on the playlist.

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