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Dance...performance...song????

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Teacher1974, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. The Candy Man by Sammy Davies Jnr is a lovely song and if the children listen to Chris Evans just after 8am on a Friday then they'll know it!
     
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    I would buy something like this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dance-Party-2010-Various-Artists/dp/B003EGCWI0/ref=sr_1_10?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1303937701&sr=1-10
    I bought something similar when a few of the staff wanted to do a couple of items at our summer do and we wanted to learn the steps to the dance! (Please don't ask what we looked like!!!!)
    This has a DVD which teaches the dance moves as well as a CD of the tracks. If you don't like this selection of songs, have a quick browse around Amazon and I'm sure you'll find a song you and your class will enjoy performing.
    Another idea would be to do a calyso song - e.g. lazy coconut tree or island in the sun - with simple sway moves and some percussion instruments to play along.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caribbean-Holiday-Steel-Band/dp/B00009V3OT/ref=pd_bxgy_m_h__img_b
     
  3. TreesK

    TreesK New commenter

    How old are your kids? There's 'La Bamba' on Singup - great summery feelgood number! in Spanish. I did it with my choir and the dance routine kind of did itself. Bit tricky for younger ones but fine for KS2
    Just read your post again and realised you're not looking for a song to sing just to dance to... but why not do both!
    http://www.singup.org/songbank/song-bank/song-detail/view/327-la-bamba/

     
  4. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    I'm sure calyso songs are lovely - but of course I meant calypso!
     

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