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Share your class playlists... (karma: 2)
By i_am_me
On Thu Jul 22, 2010 07:58 PM
Edited by i_am_me (202298) on 2010-07-22 20:02:41
Edited by i_am_me (202298) on 2010-07-22 20:22:38 other play list
Made sticky by oz_helen (35388) on 2010-07-22 23:10:33

It has been suggested that we start a thread sharing some of our mp3 class playlists.

I'll start with a one of mine for a teen jazz class for their warmup...

She's Still Waiting to Find Someone - Ryan Leslie
Madly - Tristan Prettyman
Water Runs Dry - Boys II Men
The Way You Look Tonight - Maroon 5 (V-Day Soundtrack)
Perfectly Lonely - John Mayer
Ain't to Proud to Beg - The Temptations
Love Like This - Natasha Bedingfield
Nothing Lasts Forever - Maroon 5
Last Night - Keyshia Cole
Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows
Boogie Shoes - K C & The Sunshine Band
Stop and Stare - One Republic
Change the World - Eric Clapton
Windmills of Your Mind - Sting
Imagine - Eva Cassidy
Beautiful - Snoop & Pharell

Here's another -

Sleeping with A Broken Heart - Alicia Keys
Cold Shoulder - Adele
4 and 20 - Joss Stone
All We Ever Do is Say Goodbye - John Mayer
What You Got - Justin Timberlake
So Excited - Janet Jackson
Pretty Wings - Maxwell
Complicated - Teyana Taylor
Say Hey - (V-day Soundtrack)
Beggin' - Madcon
4ever - Prince
I Am - Mary J
Easy - Commodores
Summer Breeze - Jason Mraz

Some of us would love to see other playlists.

Whatcha got out there?

65 Replies to Share your class playlists...

re: Share your class playlists...
By MissSharon73
On Thu Jul 22, 2010 08:14 PM
I teach preschool, beginner jazz and ballet classes.

Will this help you or are you mostly looking for jazz ideas?
re: Share your class playlists...
By i_am_me
On Thu Jul 22, 2010 08:25 PM
Sharon - I teach almost everything under the sky, so any playlists would be awesome.

I don't think the genre matters. :D
re: Share your class playlists...
By MissSharon73
On Thu Jul 22, 2010 08:32 PM
Okay, I will work on them over the weekend.... :)
re: Share your class playlists...
By slideshakebounce
On Thu Jul 22, 2010 09:45 PM
Love this idea! I think we're all needing some fresh playlists for the upcoming fall. Here's a couple of mine...


Wow – Kylie Minogue
In My Head – Jason DeRulo
Shut Up & Let Me Go – The ting Tings
With Love – Hilary Duff
Let Me Think About It – Ida Corr
Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz
Louboutins – Jennifer Lopez
Battling Go-Go Yubari in Downtown L.A. - edIT
Took the Night – Chelley
Bulletproof – La Roux
So Much Betta – Janet Jackson
Kiss & Tell – Justin Beiber
Money Honey – Lady GaGa
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Can’t Help Myself - Kaci
The One – Mary J Blige
Do It Well – Jennifer Lopez
My Egyptian Lover – Nadia Oh
Feedback – Janet Jackson
Out Of My Mind – Lasgo
Kiss Kiss – Holly Valance
Walking On Air – Kerli Koiv
I’m Not Your Toy – La Roux
On The Dance Floor – David Guetta
Hung Up – Madonna
Little Bit (AutoErotique Bootleg Remix)– Lykke Li
Down – Jay Sean
Did Ya - BoA
Oh Sheila – Ready for the World
Beautiful - Akon


Pretty Wings - Maxwell
Like A Star – Corrinne Bailey Rae
After Afterall – William Fitzsimmons
The Chain – Ingrid Michaelson
Elephants – Rachael Yamagata
All At Sea – Richard Walters
After Tonight – Justin Nozuka
How It Ends - DeVotchka
The Freshman – Jay Brannan
Miss You Love – Maria Mena
Say a Lot – Buddy
Breakable – Ingrid Michaelson
The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore – James Morrison
What Weighs Me Down – Richard Walters
With Or Without You – Keane
Closer – Joshua Radin
Hazy – Rosi Golan
100 Years – Five for Fighting
Keep Breathing – Ingrid Michaelson
Never Say Never – The Fray
Use Somebody – Pixie Lott
Pollen And Salt – Daphne Loves Derby
Passenger Seat – Death Cab For Cutie
I Don’t Feel It Anymore – William Fitzsimmons
One by One – Unkle Bob
re: Share your class playlists...
By i_am_me
On Thu Jul 22, 2010 09:52 PM
^^^ You are all over the map like I am. I love.

Oh my goodness...

"Like they always say...what's good for the goose is always good for the gander...Oh Shiela"

re: Share your class playlists...
By Triskitmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:55 PM
Edited by Triskit (33746) on 2010-07-22 22:56:37
These are some I had posted on my Facebook earlier in the yr by student request. I have tons more...will add them this weekend

Adv. Lyrical

Warm Up & Across the Floor:

Silver Lining - Nadia Ali
Light On My Shoulder - Susie Suh
Dreams of 18 - Lal Meri
Dirty Little Secret - Sarah McLachlan - Thievery Corporation remix
Dancing - Elisa
Walking On A Dream - Gary Go
Put Your Arms Around Me - Natasha Bedingfield

Adv. Jazz 1

Giving Up - One Eskimo
Transcendance - Thievery Corporation
Dirty Little Secret (Thievery Corp. Mix) - Sarah McLachlan
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Extraordinary Way (Original) - Conjure One
Archipelago - Quantic
Silver Lining - Nadia Ali
More Than It Seems - Citizen Cope
Justify My Love - Front Line Assembly (Cover - Madonna)
Only When I Loose Myself (Album Version) - Depeche Mode
Let The Drummer Kick - Citizen Cope
Stopwatch Hearts - Delerium
Be Ok - Ingrid Michaelson
Euphoria (firefly) rabbit in the moon's divine gothic disco mix - Delerium
Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above - CSS
Sharing Transparently - Relate4ever
Sharing Transparently - 1st Class
Silence (Sanctuary mix) - Delerium
Tears From The Moon (robbie rivera mix) - Conjure One
Fear (Hybrid Super Collider Mix) - Sarah McLachlan
I Love You (BT mix) - Sarah McLachlan
Plenty (Fade mix) - Sarah McLachlan
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Magic Games Mastered - Jacques Renault
This Boy's In Love (LifeLike Remix) - The Presets
Technologic (Peaches No Logic Remix) - Daft Punk
Vogue (Verdez Dub Mix) - Paffendorf
Girls Just want to have fun - Brothers Project
Bass Phenomenon - Kraft Kuts
Twisted (Tom Real and Rogue Element Mix) - Krafty Kuts

Adv Jazz 2
Warm up:
Giving Up - One Eskimo
Transcendance - Thievery Corporation
Extraordinary Way (original) - Conjure One
Archipelago - Quantic
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Dirty Little Secret (Thievery Corporation Mix) - Sarah McLachlan

Across the Floor/Center/Turns/Leaps etc:
Let the Drummer Kick - Citizen Cope
Stopwatch Hearts - Delerium
D.A.N.C.E. - Justice
Euphoria (firefly) (rabbit in the moon's divine gothic disco mix) - Delerium
Hearts on Fire (Joakim Remix) - Cut Copy
Outsiders (JD Twitch & the Truffle Club's Optimo Refreak) - Franz Ferdinand
The Police and the Private - Metric
Sharing Transparently - Relate4ever
Silence (Sanctuary mix) - Delerium
Tears from the Moon (Robbie Rivera mix) - Conjure One
Dream On - Depeche Mode
Fear (Hybrid's Super Collider Mix) - Sarah McLachlan
Ice Cream - New Young Pony Club
Plenty (Fade Mix) Sarah McLachlan
Magic_Games_Mastered - Jacques Renault (only on

Adv. Lyrical

Warm up:
Uninvited - Alanis Morissette
Why - Annie Lenox
Breathe In - Frou Frou
Dirty Little Secret - Sarah McLachlan (Thievery Corporation remix)

Across the Floor:
Walking On A Dream - Gary Go
Home - Depeche Mode
Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
Good Mother - Jan Arden
Everything's Right - Matt Wertz
5:19 - Matt Wertz
Pitter Pat (Acoustic version) - Erin McCarley
Pony - Erin McCarley
Dreams - The Cranberries
The Scientist - Coldplay
Standing Still - Jewel
Keep Breathing - Ingrid Michaelson
re: Share your class playlists... (karma: 1)
By LeDanser
On Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:09 AM
Intermediate Ballet


Plie: Watching Over You - Matt Morris
Slow Tendu: Sinking Feeling - Roisin Murphy
Tendu from 5th: They - Jem
Degage: Utopia - Gigi
Rond De Jambe en terre: Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Fondu: Moody - Bitter:Sweet
Frappe: White Houses - Vanessa Carlton
Rond De Jambe en l'air: A Blossom Fell - Diana Krall
Barre Stretch: Breathe - Telepopmusik
Grand Battment: Burning Up - Kylie Minogue


My Favorite Things - Tori Amos
Kissing You - Des'ree
Chairman's Waltz - Memoirs of A Geisha
Serenade - Mark Gould
Everytime We Touch (Yanou's Candlelight Remix) - Cascada

Ocean Jive - Sven Van Hees
Enchant Me - Amalgamation of Soundz

Ebudae - Enya
Dig Ophelia - Rasputina
Lovefool - The Cardigans
Troubled By The Way We Came Together - Natalie Imbruglia
Light Up My Room - bare Naked Ladies
A Taste Of Rum - Peatbog Faeries
Where I Go - Natalie Merchant

I rotate through Vivaldi's Four Seasons

I have more playlists to come :)
re: Share your class playlists...
By i_am_me
On Fri Jul 23, 2010 09:04 AM
Helen stickified us!!

Thanks Helen. :D
re: Share your class playlists... (karma: 2)
By tinydancer218
On Fri Jul 23, 2010 09:47 AM
Here's my Junior/Senior Jazz warm ups for the summer

He mele no lilo - off the lilo and stitch soundtrack
Juliet- LMNT
All Star- Smash Mouth
My beloved monster- EELS (off Shrek)
Bruises- Chairlift
Eet- Regina spektor
The remedy- Jason Mraz
wish we were older- Metro Station
gone in the morning - Newton Faulkner
please don't stop the music- Rihanna
kings of the wild frontier - (off the Marie Antionette soundtrack)
wild wild west - Will Smith
The sweet escape - Gwen stefani and akon
Mess I made - parachute
Maybe- Ingrid Michaelson

For my ballet classes I have recently discovered a Pianist who does some beautiful covers of top 40 songs. Best of all you can download them all off her Facebook page!
I teach more ballet than anything else and I compile entirely new playlists every few months, I've been using a playlist consisting almost entirely of her music all summer and will continue using some this fall. . . .

Love everyone's playlists, I love the diversity!
re: Share your class playlists...
By temmer
On Fri Jul 23, 2010 01:02 PM
tinydancer218 wrote:

For my ballet classes I have recently discovered a Pianist who does some beautiful covers of top 40 songs. Best of all you can download them all off her Facebook page! . . .

That's awesome!! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be using her songs for ballet this year!
re: Share your class playlists...
By hummingbird
On Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:07 PM
This is what I use for a fun pointe class when I feel we need a change from the norm,

Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, both by The Coasters
Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, That'll be the day, all by Buddy Holly and the Crickets
Chantilly Lace, The Big Bopper
Our House, Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond all by Madness
Living Doll, Summer Holiday, both by Cliff Richard and The Shadows

I find all of these give just the right lift and the girls love the lyrics, especially Charlie Brown and Baggy Trousers :)
re: Share your class playlists...
By i_am_me
On Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:14 PM
I love the creativity and versatility of all of the playlists!

Wonderful stuff!
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By tappin_cait
On Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:42 PM
Woooo... so much new music to listen to! Love this thread! I'm getting excited about September already :)

My playlists are kind of all over. For tap, I organize my iPod by tempo. I find it helps when I'm looking for the right speed song.

Like OMG Baby - DJ Earworm (download here: . . .)
Dance Dance (Brooklyn Fire Re-Touch) - Tommie Sunshine
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns

~Across the Floor & Combinations~
Paper Moon - Louis Armstrong
Ants Marching - DMB
Heartache Tonight - Michael Buble
Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex - Rachel Stevens
I Feel Good - James Brown
How Sweet It Is - Michael Buble
Straight Up - Brian Setzer Orchestra
Don't Upset The Rhythm - Noisettes
Jump (Malinchak Radio Edit) - Flo Rida
Don't Stop Believing (Tribal Glee Mix) - Brian Cua ( . . .)
Back It Up - Caro Emerald
Mr. Pinstripe Suit - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
She Said - Plan B
Dirty Orchestra - Black Violin

Workin In A Coalmine - Lee Dorsey
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Sideways - Dierks Bentley
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors
Brown Eyed Girl - Ka'au Crater Boys
Shake It - Metro Station
You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins
Ooh La La - The Wiseguys
Sway - Michael Buble
Bye Bye Love - The Ditty Bops
Right Now - Pussycat Dolls
Lots of David Leonhardt Trio

Wake Up - Sliimy
Lights Out - Santigold
Decode (Piano Cover) - Paramore
Jingo - Santana
London - James Newton Howard
Strings That Tie To You - Jon Brion
Figure It Out - Maroon 5
Right as Rain - Adele
Wait Til You See My Smile - Alicia Keys
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By miss_mo
On Sun Jul 25, 2010 03:45 PM
Love this thread!!! Thanks to a computer crash and iPod spasm, I've recently lost a lot of music and all of my playlists. :( Thanks for the great ideas! It'll certainly make finding music and making new playlists more fun. I'll add mine when I get everything back up and running!
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By dancinNflorida
On Sat Jul 31, 2010 07:25 PM
Great Posts! I'm getting inspired already!

Playlist for Preschool aged combo classes. I use it for my creative movement class and my preschool combo class. Used for warm up, circle time and across the floor.

Wake up and Wiggle- Melissa Barnett
Fly to Your Heart- Selena Gomez
I'll Be there for you- Jessica Andrews
Come and Make a Circle- Susan Salidor
Do your Ears Hang Low?-
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star-
Pretty Ballerina- Marie Barnett
Once Upon a December- from Anastasia
Jolly Holiday-Mary Popins
Under the Sea- Little Mermaid
In My Own Little Corner- Whitney Houston
Here Comes the Sun- Sheryl Crow version
Doe a Deer- Julie Andrews
Oogie Woogie Boogie- Joanie Bartels
Skip to my Lou- Judy Garland (from meet me in st louis)
Tap Your Toe and Follow Me- Susan Salidor
If all the Raindrops-
The Ants Go Marching- Barney :)
A Wink and a Smile- Harry Connick Jr.
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By dancer1128
On Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:42 AM
Does anyone have a play list put together for hip hop songs?
re: Share your class playlists...
By i_am_me
On Mon Aug 02, 2010 01:33 PM
^^^ What age group?
re: Share your class playlists...
By dancer1128
On Mon Aug 02, 2010 03:16 PM
ages are between 6 and 15. (four classes: 1) 6-8 year olds 2) 9-10 year olds 3) 11-12 year olds 4) 13 - and up.)
re: Share your class playlists...
By i_am_me
On Mon Aug 02, 2010 06:36 PM
^^ The issue with playlists for Hip Hop is that it necessitates staying current. You can go old school if you want, but I generally don't.

I just recently subbed a class. This is for older students. They need to be edited and truth be told, some of these are already overplayed and in three weeks they'll ALL be overplayed.

Also, even in the edited versions, you end up with some reference to somebody on a pole somewhere. Can't really play that in the younger classes, and some people won't play it at all.

Hip Hop is a constant game of chase the hits. Annoying.

Anywho...for teens, edited versions of -

Your Love - Nicki Minaj
Find Your Love - Drake
Airplanes - B.o.B.
Say Ahh - Trey Songz
OMG - Usher
My Chick Bad - Luda
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
For My Hood - Bow Wow
GRIND - Asher Roth
Got Your Back - TI
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By ddncr4life
On Tue Aug 03, 2010 04:12 AM
I have a different spin... I use all Christian music... here is one of my playists, I will post more if anyone is interested.

Imagine Me - Kirk Franklin
You Won't Relent - Misty Edwards
Slowly - Avalon
My Soul Longs For You - Misty Edwards
I Know You're There - Casting Crowns
I Will Not Be Moved - Natalie Grant
Overflow - Chris Tomlin
More Of You Less Of Me - Kathleen Carnali
Rock What You Got - Superchick
You're Not Alone - Meredith Andrews
Just As the Angels - Sheri Carr
Born To Try - Delta Goodrem
Song for the Broken - BarlowGirl
Let Go - Lindsay McCaul
Gravity - Cindy Morgan
This Journey Is My Own - Sarah Groves
Better - Plumb
You Decide - Fireflight
Falling - Pocket Full of Rocks
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By Dancin_Juli
On Wed Aug 04, 2010 02:24 AM
I mostly teach hip hop classes... so here are some songs I've been using recently! Most are pretty clean or the clean version

Like Nobody's watching - jackie boyz
something about love - david archuleta
DJ Got us falling in love again - usher
Somebody to love - Usher (yes there is a justin bieber version, i like this one)
Beautiful monster - ne-yo
Could it be you (punk rock chick) - hwood
Accapella - kelis
waka waka - shakira
Commander - Kelly Rowland ft. David Guetta
Rollacoasta - robin thick ft. estelle

Here are some song I like to use for jazz; warm ups, across the floor etc
I like it - enrique ft. pitbul
Little dreamer - christina aguilera
I've got the music in me - Jump5
Bulletproof - La Roux
Be Mine - Robyn
Steppin Out -Kaskade
Heartbreaker -MSTRKRFT ft. John Legend
All your love - hellogoodbye
People Come, People go - David Guetta
With Every Heartbeat (Techno remix) - Robyn
Lights & Music - Cut Copy

anything house-y or electro has been my go to songs recently. Kaskade, David Guetta, Dj Tiesto, Daft Punk, Angel City... etc :)

Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for giving me some great ideas :)
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By dancer1128
On Wed Aug 04, 2010 06:33 PM
thanks for the songs, that will help.
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By darcey
On Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:06 PM
Here are some of the songs I use...

Teen Modern Dance / Jazz Dance / Lyrical Dance

Trans Boulogne Express - Birdy Nam Nam
Right Here - Brandy
Piani Man - Brandy
Fight for This Love (Cahill Club Mix)- Cheryl Cole
Smooth Criminal - David Garrett
Arise - E.S. Posthumus
Insomnia (Monster Mix)- Faithless
How to Save a Life - The Fray
I Choose Noise - Hybrid
Headlock - Imogen Heap
They - Jem
Beautiful Liar - Jennifer Paige
Until the End of Time (Jonathan Peters Club Mix) - Justin Timberlake with Beyoncé
Teardrop (Mad Professor Mazaruni Instrumental) - Massive Attack
You and I (Svenstrup and Vendelboe Remix) - Medina
Glitter in the Air - Pink
Night Run - René Aubry
Fire Bomb - Rihanna
Atemlos - Schiller
Love Come - Sarah McLachlan
Etude No. 1 - Androoval
Houston Skyline - Kate Simko

re: Share your class playlists...
By yepduckie
On Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:16 PM
Anyone have some good upbeat song ideas (without questionable lyrics) for 8-10 year olds? I'm teaching a conditioning class, but we do fun combinations to current music for our cardio warm-up prior to the strength and conditioning work. It's just so hard to find songs the kids like that that aren't too baby-ish but that the parents wouldn't object to either.
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