Cute tap dance recital songs for 8-11 year olds?


I am stumped on song ideas right now. I started a new 8-11 year old class in December and they are doing a tap dance for recital this year. I am just coming up blank with ideas. It needs to be cute and appropriate, I would like something not too fast and that the girls would like.

This is the costume I have picked out for them:

Oh I also have a baby (3-4 year olds) ballet and a beginner tap (5-7 year olds) that I still have not figured out songs for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  • 7 years ago
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    cute costume..


    Straight up –Paula Abdul

    Stomp to my beat—DDR

    Pacman techno mix

    Oscar G & Ralph Falcon - Dark Beat (Murk Monster Mix)


    Starting Something—Michael Jackson

    Man with a hex—Atomic Fireballs

    Hit me up—Gia Farrell

    In the mood—Glenn Miller

    What I like about you—The Romantics

    Walk this way—Aerosmith

    Crazy on A Saturday Night, Give me something Real —David Hasselhoff

    It don’t mean a thing—Ella Fitzgerald

    Yankee Doodle dandy—James Cagney

    Stagger Lee—Bill Haley & the comets

    Bottle of wine—Tom Paxton

    Rocky Top—Ricky Skaggs

    Detroit rock City—Kiss

    Little Bitty pretty one-Bobby Day

    Hold it against me—Britney Spears


    Nowhere fast-Fire Inc (Streets of Fire)

    Hollarback Girl-Gwen Stefani

    American Idiot, Blvd of broken Dreams-Green Day

    Box of Secrets-Zarif

    OLDIES (50s-70s)

    Songs by Elvis Presley

    The Coasters—Little Egypt, Charlie Brown, Yakety Yak, Along came Jones, Zing went the strings of my heart, Poison Ivy, Get an ugly girl to marry you, Searchin’, Love potion #9

    Bill Haley & the Comets—Shake Rattle & Roll, Rock around the clock, See you later alligator, R-O-C-K, Skinny Minnie, Razzle Dazzle, burn that candle, staggar lee, rock the joint, ABC Boogie

    Will you still love me tomorrow—The Shirelles

    The Beach Boys—Fun Fun Fun, California Girls, Surfer Girl, Surfin’ USA, good vibrations, I get around, Barbara Ann, Help me Rhonda, Don’t worry baby, God only knows, When I Grow up, little deuce coupe, Kokomo, do you wanna dance, in my room

    Jan & Dean—Surf City, Drag city, dead man’s curve, little old lady from Pasadena, ride the wild surf, sidewalk surfin’

    Earth Angel—The Penguins

    In the Still of the night—the 5 Satins

    16 candles—The Crests

    Chapel of Love—The Hitmakers

    Silhouettes—The Rays

    Smoke gets in your eyes—The Platters

    Jezebel-Frankie Laine

    Ain’t it a shame—Pat Boone

    Venus-Shocking Blue

    Spirit in the sky—Norman Greenbaum

    Hitchin’ a ride—Vanity Fare

    War—Edwin Starr

    Draggin’ the line—Tommy James

    Jungle Fever-Chakachas

    Bad, bad Leroy Brown—Jim Croce

    We’ll sing in the sunshine—Gale Garnett

    Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie woogie flu—Huey Piano Smith & the Clowns

    That’ll be the day—Buddy Holly

    Hang on sloopy—The McCoys

    Summer in the city, Do you believe in magic —Lovin Spoonful

    Short shorts—Royal Teens

    Tossing & turning—Bobby Lewis

    Palisades park—Freddy Cannon

    Dizzy-Tommy Roe

    Have you seen her-The Chi-Lites

    Lucky man—Emerson, Lake & Palmer

    Jim Dandy—LeVern Baker

    I’m your puppet—James and Bobby Purify

    Rock the boat—Hues Corp

    Low Rider—War

    Lonely boy—Paul Anka

    Gimmie some lovin—Spencer Davis Group

    Crystal Blue persuasion—Tommy James and the Shondells

    Pink Floyd--Summer ’68, San Tropez, Lucifer Sam, Echoes, Interstellar Overdrive, One of these days,

    Absolutely Curtains, Mudmen, Obscured by clouds, Dogs, Great Gig in the Sky, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (Songs from any album before the Wall)

    The Doors-People are strange, the crystal ship, LA Woman, the End, Spanish Caravan, Riders on the Storm, Waiting for the sun, Unknown Soldier, Hello I love you won't you tell me your name, Peace Frog, Love me two times, when the music's over

    Kid’s Songs (Disney & More)

    Jem & the Holograms--When It’s only me & the music, I Got my eye on you, Universal Appeal, Depends on the mood I’m in, People who care

    Disco Mickey Mouse Album- Disco Mickey Mouse, Mousetrap, Macho Duck , Watch out for Goofy, Welcome to Rio

    Animanaics—There is only 1 of you, U.N. Me, I’m Cute, I’ll take an island, Quake! A Quake!, Monkey song

    Will Smith-- Wild wild west, Summertime, Men in Black, parents just don’t understand

    Bill Haley & the Comets--ABC Boogie, See you later alligator

    They Might be Giants—Istanbul, particle man, birdhouse in your soul

    Space Jam—theme song, Hit ‘Em High (Monstars theme)

    Batman-Partyman-Prince, Batdance-Prince

    Fern Gully--Toxic Love—Tim Curry, If I’m gonna eat somebody it might as well be you—Tone Loc, A dream worth keeping—Sheena E

    Oliver & Co-- Once Upon a time in NYC-Billy Joel, Perfect isn’t easy-Bette Midler

    Aladdin--A Whole New World, One Jump Ahead

    Little Mermaid--Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Part of Your World

    Lion King--Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Be Prepared, Can you feel the love tonight

    Beauty and the Beast--Beauty and the Beast, Be Our Guest, Something There, Belle

    Mary Poppins--Jolly Holiday, A Spoonful of Sugar, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag), Let's Go Fly a Kite, Stay Awake, chim chim cher-ee

    Pete's Dragon--Candle on the Water, Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too), I swear I saw a dragon

    Bambi-- Love Is a Song, Little April Shower

    Disneyland--Main Street Electrical Parade, It's a Small World (After All), The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room

    Bedknobs & Broomsticks--The Age of Not Believing, Portobello Road, Substitutiary Locomotion, A Step in the Right Direction

    Cinderella--Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, Oh Sing Sweet Nightingale, A dream is a wish your heart makes, So this is love

    The Jungle Book--The Bare Necessities, I Wanna Be like You, That's What Friends Are For

    Pinocchio--When You Wish upon a Star, I've Got No Strings

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame-- Out There, God help the outcasts

    Pocahontas--Colors of the Wind, Just Around the Riverbend, Steady As the Beating Drum"

    Sleeping Beauty-- Once Upon a Dream, I Wonder

    Dumbo--Pink Elephants on Parade, Baby Mine, When I See an Elephant Fly

    Robin Hood--Oo-De-Lally, Love

    The Aristocats--Thomas O'Malley Cat, Everybody Wants to Be a Cat

    Rockin Robin—Bobby Day

    Who’s Johnny-El Debarge

    Inspector Gadget theme (ska verison)—Ska king Crab

    The Bumblebee tuna song (ska verison)—Mephiskapheles

    Head to toe—Lisa Lisa & the Cult Jam

    Labyrinth--Chilly Down, Magic dance

    Rainbow Connection—Kermit the frog

    Annie-- Dumb Dog, Let’s go to the movies, Hard knock life

    Muppet show theme

    Purple people eater—Sheb Wooley

    Happy trails—Sons of the pioneers

    Who put the bop—The Big Bopper

    Baby Bumblebee

    Fraggle Rock theme

    Farmer in the dell

    Hokey pokey

    Puff the magic dragon—Peter, Paul & Mary

    Yankee Doodle Dandy—James Cagney

    My bonnie lies over the ocean

    Monster mash

    Yellow polka dot bikini

    Witch doctor

    I have the power—She-ra: Secret of the sword

    Raining Sunshine - Miranda Cosgrove (cloudy w/ a chance of meatballs)

    Let's Get Together (The Parent Trap)

    The Ugly Bug Ball (Summer Magic)

    Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South)

    Are We Dancing (The Happiest Millionaire)

    Oogie Boogie's Song (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

    Heffalumps and Woozles (Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day)

    Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)-- (So Dear to My Heart)

    Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)

    Some Day My Prince Will Come (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

    You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)

    The Siamese Cat Song (Lady and the Tramp)

    Crocodile Rock—Elton John

    That’s Amore—The Caddy

    Talk to the animals—Dr. Doolittle

    Confidence, puppet on a string, cotton candy land, teddy bear, hound dog—Elvis

    The Candy Man—Willy Wonka

    Raindrops keep falling on my head-Butch Cassidy & the sundance kid

    Wizard of oz songs

    Baby elephant walk—Hatari!

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    I am stumped on song ideas right now. I started a new 8-11 year old class in December and they are doing a tap dance for recital this year. I am just coming up blank with ideas. It needs to be cute and appropriate, I would like something not too fast and that the girls would like.

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    4 years ago

    Songs For 10 Year Olds

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Try the song footloose for the 8-11 year old or the song wind it up by Gwen Stephanie i have been in award winning tap routines to this songs and they work great.

    Try A track from the little mermaid like under the sea for the 5-7 year old

    and for ballet try garden fairies hope this helps!

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    5 years ago

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    under the sea from the little mermaid?

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