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Toe-Tappin’ Tunes


Songs that make dance teachers want to bust a move

Looking for some new ideas to get your students—and yourself—moving? We asked our readers and contributors to tell us about the music that makes them want to dance, and we got everything from rock to jazz to spiritual (listed in alphabetical order by contributor). So check out these selections for something new to you, and then get up and dance!

Shalyn Barnes-Barker, Victoria’s School of Dance, Dunnellon, FL:
Vitamin String Quartet

Laurie Blackshear, Kennedy Dance Theatre, Webster, TX:
Chocolat: Music From the Miramax Motion Picture by Rachel Portman; Sherlock Holmes: Original
Motion Picture Soundtrack
by Hans Zimmer

Debra Danese, Kdance Productions, West Chester, PA:
Life in Cartoon Motion by Mika

Brienne Garland, To the Pointe Dance Studio & Supplies, Ridgely, MD:
Sleepless in Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; all Cirque du Soleil soundtracks; Imagination Movers (all CDs); Disneymania by various artists (all CDs); Choo-Choo Soul by Choo-Choo Soul; Tinker Bell by various artists; Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam by various artists

Misty Lown, Misty’s Dance Unlimited, Onalaska, WI:
Blow Upon Me: Instrumental Voice From the International House of Prayer, Kansas City, by Ronda Adams; “Superstar” (on Superstar, by Go Fish); “This Little Light of Mine” (on Sonic Praise: Here I Am to Worship, by various artists); “Hey Good Lookin’ ” (on License to Chill, by Jimmy Buffett); “Lean on Me” (Glee cast version)

Sasha Ashcraft Martinez, Leap of Faith Dance Center, Roseburg, OR:
“Let’s Dance” and “NY2LA” by Press Play

Kristen DeFrancisco Miller, Donna Frech School of Dance, Norwich, NY:
“Doin the Doo” by Betty Boo

Andrew J. Nemr, CPD PLUS (Cats Paying Dues), New York, NY:
Bill Withers Live at Carnegie Hall; Play by Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea

Hedy Perna, Hedy Perna Dance Center, Hazlet, NJ
“For All We Know” by The Carpenters; “The Groove Line” by Heatwave; “Never Can Say Goodbye” by Gloria Gaynor; “Right Back Where We Started From” by Maxine Nightingale; “My Sharona” by The Knack; “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin

Gregg Russell, Tap Into the Network, Los Angeles, CA:
“Calypso” (Tom Encore Remix) by Excision & Datsik; “Vireo’s Eye” by Future Islands; “Never Stop” by Gonzales; “Ashin’ Kusher” (clean version) by Kid Cudi; “Jump in the Pool” by Friendly Fires

Sue Samuels, Jazz Roots Dance, Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY:
Santana; “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” by The Temptations; “Stuff Like That” by Quincy Jones; “El Cayuco” by Tito Puente

Debbie Werbrouck, Debbie Werbrouck School of Dance and Music, South Bend, Osceola, and Goshen, IN:
Any Behind Barres with Judy Rice; anything by Brent Lewis or Mickey Hart; “I Can’t Stand the Rain” and “A Change Is Gonna Come” (on Soul by Seal)

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