New Music Monday: Work Playlist

It’s Labor Day here in the United States, so in honor, here is a short work-inspired playlist to with a little something for everyone!

These songs would also work great for a job-themed recital – we did “Work & Play” a few years back.
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Theme Playlist: "Circus"

Fill your show with death-defying dances inspired by the big top!  This post was inspired by the SYTYCD routine by Tyce Diorio “The Circus Sets Up” (music from Water for Elephants soundtrack)

Welcome To The Big Top!
Charmed I’m Sure – Circus Contraption Charmed, I'm Sure - Grand American Traveling Dime Museum – very dark and scary – definitely for mature dancers
At The Circus – Dance A Story – Richard Maddock Dance-a-Story
Happy Boys and Happy Girls – Aqua Happy Boys and Girls - Aquarium– a cute young jazz or hip hop
Glitter In The Air – Pink Glitter In the Air - Funhouse (Deluxe Version)– slower lyrical song

Animals & Performers
Animal Crackers – my favorite version is Joanie Bartels Animal Crackers In My Soup - Sillytime Magic
Talk To The Animals – The Broadway Kids Buy From Amazon

Lion Tamer – Sylvia – Prelude: The Huntress Sylvia, Ballet Suite: I. Prelude: The Huntresses - Delibes: The Best of French Ballet
Ponies – any sort of prancing ballet music

Treats Under The Big Top
Popcorn – Crazy Frog Popcorn - Crazy Hits
Cotton Candy – Melany Cotton Candy - Kidstuff By Melany– great for Kindegarten age
Circus – Britney SpearsCircus - Circus (Deluxe Version)

Clowning Around
Make ‘Em Laugh Make 'Em Laugh - Singin' In the Rain (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
Send In The ClownsSend In the Clowns - The Very Best of Judy Collins
Tears of a ClownTears of a Clown - All Time Greatest Hits
Rodeo Clowns – Jack Johnson Rodeo Clowns - On and On – a nice soft-shoe style tap song

Death-Defying Feats!
Tightrope – Janelle Monae Tightrope - Friends With Benefits (Original Soundtrack)– upbeat jazz or tap
Tightrope or Acrobats – Into The Spin – Dessa Into the Spin - A Badly Broken Code – the strings remind me of a tightrope
Acrobats – Tea Party – Kerli –Tea Party - Almost Alice (Music Inspired By the Motion Picture) great jazz or acro number
Sword Swallowers – Steel Dreams – Cirque du Soleil Steel Dream - Quidam (Soundtrack)

Theme Playlist: "Sea"

A theme playlist for all things ocean and sea related! Whether your theme is “Beyond the Blue” or “Sea Cruise”, we’ve got you covered!

Children’s Music for Tap or Jazz
Under The Sea – Pop Version Under the Sea (Pop Version) - Disneymania, Vol. 3
Near TillamookAt The Bottom of the Sea – Ralph’s World At the Bottom of the Sea - Ralph's World At the Bottom of the Sea
Tidepool Boogie – Banana Slug String Band Ocean Rap - Slugs At Sea
Codfish Ball – Shirley Temple At the Codfish Ball - At the Movies: Shirley Temple
Finding Nemo: Ocean Favorites Album Finding Nemo: Ocean Favorites - Various Artists
…and anything Beach Boys Sounds of Summer - The Very Best of The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys

Lyrical / Modern / Contemporary
Sail Away – David Gray Sail Away - David Gray: Greatest Hits
The Ocean – The Bravery The Ocean - The Sun and the Moon
Sea Shells – Sia Sea Shells (Bonus Track) - Colour the Small One (Bonus Track Version)
Sea Lion Woman – Feist Sea Lion Woman - The Reminder
Part Like Waves – Psapp Part Like Waves - The Camel's Back
Wade In The Water – Eva Cassidy Wade In The Water - Songbird

He’s a Pirate – Pirates of the Carribbean He's a Pirate - Pirates of the Caribbean (Original Soundtrack)
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - 150 Fun Songs for Kids (Digital Version)
Anchors Away – Anchors Away - Ceremonials

Caribbean Blue – Enya Caribbean Blue - The Very Best of Enya (Deluxe Video Edition)
The Water is Wide – James Taylor The Water Is Wide - New Moon Shine
Aquarium – Carnival of Animals Carnival of the Animals: VII. Aquarium - Saint-SaĆ«ns: Carnival of the Animals; Bizet: Jeux d'enfants; Ravel: Mother Goose
Ripples In The Pond – James Newton Howard

Saturday Night Fish Fry Saturday Night Fish Fry - Five Guys Named Moe (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Umbrella Beach – Owl City Umbrella Beach - Ocean Eyes
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea - The Ultimate Bobby Darin
All At Sea – Jamie Cullum All At Sea - Twenty Something
Shark In The Water – VV Brown Shark In the Water - Travelling Like the Light
Rock the Boat – Aaliyah Rock the Boat - Aaliyah
S.O.S. – RihannaSOS - A Girl Like Me

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