Friday, August 19, 2011

Theme Playlist: "Circus"

Fill your show with death-defying dances inspired by the big top!  This post was inspired by the SYTYCD routine by Tyce Diorio "The Circus Sets Up" (music from Water for Elephants soundtrack)

Welcome To The Big Top!
Charmed I'm Sure - Circus Contraption Charmed, I'm Sure - Grand American Traveling Dime Museum - very dark and scary - definitely for mature dancers
At The Circus - Dance A Story - Richard Maddock 
Happy Boys and Happy Girls - Aqua Happy Boys and Girls - Aquarium- a cute young jazz or hip hop
Glitter In The Air - Pink Glitter In the Air - Funhouse (Deluxe Version)- slower lyrical song

Animals & Performers
Animal Crackers - my favorite version is Joanie Bartels Animal Crackers In My Soup - Sillytime Magic
Talk To The Animals - The Broadway Kids Buy From Amazon

Lion Tamer - Sylvia - Prelude: The Huntress Sylvia, Ballet Suite: I. Prelude: The Huntresses - Delibes: The Best of French Ballet
Ponies - any sort of prancing ballet music

Treats Under The Big Top
Popcorn - Crazy Frog Popcorn - Crazy Hits
Cotton Candy - Melany Cotton Candy - Kidstuff By Melany- great for Kindegarten age
Circus - Britney SpearsCircus - Circus (Deluxe Version)

Clowning Around
Make 'Em Laugh Make 'Em Laugh - Singin' In the Rain (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
Send In The ClownsSend In the Clowns - The Very Best of Judy Collins
Tears of a ClownTears of a Clown - All Time Greatest Hits
Rodeo Clowns - Jack Johnson Rodeo Clowns - On and On - a nice soft-shoe style tap song

Death-Defying Feats!
Tightrope - Janelle Monae Tightrope - Friends With Benefits (Original Soundtrack)- upbeat jazz or tap
Tightrope or Acrobats - Into The Spin - Dessa Into the Spin - A Badly Broken Code - the strings remind me of a tightrope
Acrobats - Tea Party - Kerli -Tea Party - Almost Alice (Music Inspired By the Motion Picture) great jazz or acro number
Sword Swallowers - Steel Dreams - Cirque du Soleil Steel Dream - Quidam (Soundtrack)


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