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I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By Mandance
On Mon Jun 23, 2008 09:11 PM

I would like to do a School Days themed recital next year but am stuck on ideas. Has anyone ever done this theme before? If so, how did you divide it up? Did you do school subjects, recess, extra-curiculars? I also need music ideas besides High School Musical Songs. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

19 Replies to I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital

re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By SiyoNqobamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Jun 23, 2008 09:25 PM
You could use 'Principal's Office' by Young MC.

I'll keep thinking about more general ideas :)
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By kitab
On Mon Jun 23, 2008 09:48 PM
we just did a school theme for our competition production piece, but I have also done a recital section of school themes.

back to school - grease2 soundtrack
cooties - hairspray
playground - another bad creation
futures so bright I gotta wear shades - several diofferent versions

other songs -

school days - chuck berry
principals office - young mc
don't know much about history - ?
hot for teacher - david lee roth band that i can't think of right now
ABC - jackson 5
math sucks - jimmy buffet
lipgloss - lil momma

hope this helps.
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By missfitz2
On Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:26 PM
I just did this one this spring.
Here are the songs we used
Back to School Again
School Days, Aretha Franklin
We're Going to Be Friends, White Stripes
Book of Love, Peter Gabriel
Typewriters, Polly Hall
ABC
I'm Not that Smart,
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, Shel Silverstein
Tambourine
History Repeating
We Run This
Our Lips Are Sealed
Questions
Middle School Blues
Birth School Work Death
Hot Lunch
Handful of Keys
Getcha Head in the Game
Graduation Song

Our graphic designer came up with this great idea to make the program look like a composition book with all of the days classes listed. I had gym,english, science, electives and history. It was really a fun show to do!!!
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By dancedeb
On Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:22 PM
Think...Aretha Franklin
A You're Adorable; Rhythm In My Nursery Rhymes for the little ones.
Kids! from Bye Bye Birdie
She Blinded Me With Science
School's Out...Alice Cooper
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By behappy_dancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jul 03, 2008 05:51 PM
Hmm, what comes to my mind is Highschool Never Ends by Bowling for Soup. (the EDITED version)
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By ShakeItMomma
On Thu Jul 03, 2008 08:18 PM
I Don't Wanna Go To School- Naked Brothers Band
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
Jeremy- Pearl Jam
Graduation- Vitamin C
Be True To Your School- Beach Boys
ANY good drumline song (there are thousands) from a marching band
Rock and Roll High School- The Ramones
Don't Stand So Close To Me- The Police
Another Brick in the Wall- Pink Floyd
the opening song to Grease 2 (back to school again, oh whoa, I gotta go, back to school...)
Skater Boy- Avril Lavigne
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By twnkltoez85
On Thu Jul 03, 2008 09:28 PM
I used "trouble" by Pink a couple of years back. They wore little school girl outfits. It was fun.
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By msannej
On Tue Jul 29, 2008 09:41 PM
Do-Re-Mi from the Sound of Music for Music Class
Multiplication Rock, Grammar Rock and History Rock can be purchased in a collection of CD's from the 80's. They were short commercial length musical cartoons that taught all of the above.
Some are danceable, or could be played as segueways in between classes.
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By reneep
On Thu Jul 31, 2008 07:38 AM
you might of used these songs before but high school musical has a lot of songs about school and I believe they're making high school mucial 3 so when the CD comes out you may have more choices. Also check out the soundtrack from the movie School of Rock and the new jonas brother movie I think its called camp rock...I hope this helps!
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By tutuforuPremium member
On Thu Jul 31, 2008 09:01 AM
I did this theme years back. I started with my opening number song "Back To School Again" from Grease 2. Then I followed the cirriculum(sp.?) of a school year with meet the teacher,first day of school,class subjects,homecoming dance, Fall sports,extra cirr. activities, band competitions, winter break, final exam testing, winter sports, spring break, spring sports, Prom, graduation, summer break.
I will have to go back thru my program and see all the music I used and get back with you. Its a fun theme!!
Tutuforu
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By bddancer
On Fri Aug 01, 2008 04:48 AM
We did Footloose in 80's Prom Dresses one year for tap.
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By luvs2dancealot
On Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:47 PM
Grade 9-Barenaked Ladies
Ain't Nothing Wrong With That-Robert Randolph (you could do something creative with that)
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By Mandance
On Tue Aug 05, 2008 02:20 PM
Thank you for the ideas, they are awesome!
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By dancinmssherry
On Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:18 PM
how about
smokin in the boys room
schools out for summer
roll over beetoven -Music class
the wheels on the bus
bingo-spelling
mona lisa-art
hey good looking - home ec
5678-
twinkle little star-science
I'll try to add more later
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By missdancediva
On Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:32 PM
Hit me baby one more time by Britney Spears
Music from School House Rock
ABC by Jackson Five
One Bad Apple by The Osmonds
Hot Lunch Jam from Fame

That is all I can think of for now. Hope that I helped you a little.

~missdancediva~
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By thadancer
On Thu Aug 28, 2008 01:43 PM
I think I may have to use this theme, it is very cute. Our theme lastyear was so bad. My SO never thinks about the tons of students that take Hip-hop and tumbling from me only.

The parents have complained because there children don't feel there dances always fit with the theme. So this something that can definitely be shared with a good number of styles.
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By DeeDeesPremium member
On Thu Aug 28, 2008 03:03 PM
Pink Floyds The Wall (We dont need no education)
My new philosophy from Charlie Brown musical

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re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By ChristinePremium member
On Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:00 PM
I always wanted to do a Schoolhouse Rock recital....

Every song is exactly the same length....3 minutes....

Conjunction Junction, Three Is A Magic Number, The Ride of Paul Revere, I'm Just A Bill.... they are all fun and musically pleasing....check them out on youtube.

Keep On Dancing*
re: I Need Ideas for School Days Themed Recital
By GracePowell
On Fri May 08, 2020 05:39 AM
Wow, it is a great plan, the experience says that students will remember it for long years!) I like the idea of Jackson 5, I am a big fan. I am making my research paper on Scool days events from student`s interviews and must say they like it! I asked a little help from au.edubirdie.com . . . as I haven`t known which method I better use. So, now I am talking with graduate students and they share so many stories from events like this.

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