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Movie theme recital...need song and movie ideas!
By Mama2Noelle
On Sun Sep 23, 2007 08:35 AM

Hi Everyone,

I own and run a small children's dance school. Every year we have a theme and I picked the Movie Theme thinking it would be so easy... it seems almost too open ended now and I am having trouble narrowing things down. Here is what I have so far...

Movie Theme Dance Recital Ideas

Sister Act - “I will Follow Him”

Elvis Movie? – “Jailhouse Rock”

Elvis Movie? – “Rock A Hula”

Sister Act 2 – “Joyful Joyful” ???

Mary Popins – “A Spoonful of Sugar”

Happy Feet - “ ? “

Shirley Temple Movie ? “Baby Take A Bow?”

Annie movie ? “Let’s got to the Movies?”

Swing Kids – “Sing Sing Sing”

Newsies - “Seize the Day” or “King of New York”

Hairspray - Not sure of the song yet.

Cassablanca - "A Kiss is Just a Kiss"

The Wizard of Oz - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

The Wizard of Oz - "We're off to see the Wizard"

I have lots of question marks.... Please help

Any other ideas would be great! Please keep in mind that my students are aged 3-12 and I have done a Disney theme 4 years would like to stay away from a LOT of Disney. I will do a few though. Thanks!

-Noelle's Mama (I have a 4 month old daughter named Noelle... can you tell that I am a proud Mom?)

3 Replies to Movie theme recital...need song and movie ideas!

re: Movie theme recital...need song and movie ideas!
By dancingincereal
On Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:57 AM
-i know that you stated that you wanted to stay away from disney songs, but i know that when we play the high school musical cd at my dance studio, the girls go crazy! so maybe a song from that. =)

-what about something from:
-the wizard of oz
-charlie and the chocolate factory
-dirty dancing maybe? for the older ones? i dont know. its kind of a strech. haha!
-miss congenialtiy - that one in a million song is one of my favorites!
-once again its a disney movie, but from cars - life is a highway
-harry potter
-pirates of the caribbean
-ice princess
-the sound of music
-the spongebob square pants movie
-the last mimzy
-over the hedge
-monster house
-peanuts (like with charlie brown. haha! i know a girl did a pantomime solo to "lucy says" that was from my studio)

*and if you still need more songs, try looking at soundtracks to movies! itunes is really helpful for this too! if you need more help just pm me. i really like this kind of thing! haha!
re: Movie theme recital...need song and movie ideas!
By dancetosurvivemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Wed Sep 26, 2007 01:16 AM
Grease and Sound of Music! I reckon the parents will love singing along.
And I think just about anything from the Happy Feet soundtrack will work.
re: Movie theme recital...need song and movie ideas!
By Mama2Noelle
On Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:59 PM
Here is my final list:

Let’s Go to the Movies- Dance Recital 2008
10:30-11:15 Tap & Ballet “Good Ship Lolliop” – Bright Eyes
4:00-4:30 Tap “Mr Sandman” – Back to the Future
4:30-5:00 Jazz “Jailhouse Rock” – Jailhouse Rock
5:00- 5:30 Ballet Theme from Love Story
5:30-6:00 Tap “Somebody to Love” - Happy Feet
6:00-6:30 Jazz “Life is A Highway” - Cars
6:30-7:00 Ballet “In Your Eyes” – Say Anything

5:00-5:45 Tap & Jazz “Banana Boat Song” - Beetlejuice
5:45-6:30 Tap & Jazz “We Go Together” - Grease
6:30-7:00 Tap “Footloose” - Footloose
7:00-7:30 Jazz “Fabulous” - High School Musical 2
7:30-8:00 Ballet Theme from Chariots of Fire

4:00-4:45 Ballet & Jazz “Rock–A–Hula Baby” - Blue Hawaii
4:45-5:30 Tap & Jazz “Trolley Song” – Meet Me in St Louis
5:30-6:00 Tap “I will Follow Him” – Sister Act
6:00-6:30 Jazz “Welcome to the 60’s Mama” - Hairspray
6:30-7:00 Ballet “Theme from Gone with the Wind”

10:00- 10:30 Ballet & CM “My Girl” - My Girl
10:30-11:15 Tap & Ballet “A Spoonful of Sugar” – Mary Popins
5:00-5:45 Tap & Jazz “Move It” - Madagascar
5:45-6:15 Tap “Sing Sing Sing” - Swing Kids
6:15-6:45 Jazz “Seize the Day” - Newsies
6:45-7:15 Ballet “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” - Wizard of Oz

1:30-2:15 Tap & Ballet “Somewhere Out There” – An Amercian Tail
3:15-4:00 Tap & Ballet “As Time Goes By” - Cassablanca
4:00-4:45 Tap & Ballet “Big Beautiful World” - Hoodwinked
4:45-5:15 Tap “Sisters” - White Christmas
5:15-5:45 Jazz “Ghostbusters” - Ghostbusters

Graduation Dance - “Glory of Love” - Karate Kid 2

Finale’ - “We’re All in this Together” – High School Musical


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