Dancing Dogs and Prancing Frogs

A Collection of Dances for Children

On the media player below, click on the 'time' listing for each item to open the link to the track page which contains more detail of each track.

 

 

It has been my experience that children (and adults) love to play dances - usually the lively ones like the tarantella with its sense of wild abandon or the tango with its sharp, clipped rhythms.  In this collection, my aim has been to give children an experience of different types of dances and the opportunity to explore their various rhythms and characters.

 

                                     Tyrannosaurus Tarantella   ..................................... Tarantella  (Italian)                           

                                     Chit Chat Cha Cha   .................................................. Cha Cha  (Latin American)

                                     Hester Hippo's Cakewalk   ....................................... Cakewalk  (African American)

                                     Robbie's Reel   ........................................................... Reel  (Scottish-Irish)

                                     Maurice and the Minuet   .........................................Minuet  (French)

                                     Dancing Dogs and Prancing Frogs   ........................ Single Jig  (Irish)

                                     Prince of the Polka   .................................................. Polka  (European)

                                     Bella Ballerina   .......................................................... Waltz  (German - Austrian)

 

 

Grading: Preliminary level AMEB/ANZCA