Monday, March 2, 2009

Yard Sale Theme

Yard Sale

Act I

Scene I

"Welcome To Our Yard Sale"

Opening Scene- For the opening scene, try Wheezy And The Yard Sale by Randy Newman off of Disney's Toy Story 2 soundtrack.

Yard Sale- Dance to the song Yard Sale by Norman Foote from the album Shake A Leg (Tap)

Scene II


Lamps- Dim Dim The Lights by Bill Haley (Tap)- Costume your dancers in fringe, so that they look like antique lamps.

Clock- Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets (Jazz or Tap)

Music Boxes- Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills (Pointe)

Comic Books- Superman (It's Not Easy) by Five For Fighting (Contemporary or Modern)

Coins- Golden Coins by Philip Glass (Modern) or We're In The Money from the musical 42nd Street (Tap)

Typewriter- The Typewriter by Leonard Slatkin & The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (Modern)

Quilt- The Quilt by Joshua Creek (Contemporary or Modern)

Baby Cradle- Rock-A-Bye Baby by Countdown Kids from the album 150 Songs For Kids (Small Dancers)

Mirrors- Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson (Ballet or Contemporary) or The Forrest Gump Suite by Dan Toxell, James P. Dunne & Ron Merritt from the album Cinema Performed On Piano. Use hand held mirrors as props. This version of this song on this album is 3:03 in length. (Ballet)

Scene III


Second Hand Clothes- Second Hand Rose by Barbra Streisand (Pointe) Have dancers where different long dresses or skirts. Have them pull out hats, gloves, scarves, and shawls from an antique trunk and put them on in the beginning of the dance.

Prom Dresses- A Night To Remember from High School Musical 3 (Jazz)

Cowboy Boots- These Boots Are Made For Walkin by Jessica Simpson (Tap)

Red Hooded Sweatshirt- Use the funny song Red Hooded Sweatshirt by Adam Sandler (Modern)

Mittens & Hats- Use any version of the song Walking In A Winter Wonderland (Ballet) or use the version by Kidzone off the album Rockin Kids Christmas (Tap)

Dancewear- Pretty Ballerina by Marie Barnett from the album Wake Up And Wiggle (Small Dancers)

Costume Jewelry- Use any version of the song If They Could See Me Now (Jazz)

Costume/Dress Up Clothes- Dress You Up by Madonna (Jazz)

Canes- Puttin On The Ritz by Taco (Tap) Use top hats and canes for props.

Umbrellas- Singin In The Rain, the version by Joe Williams & Quincy Jones And His Orchestra (Tap)or the version by Kim Ruppe & Valerie Ruppe (Tap)

Handbags- First I Look At The Purse by The Contours (Jazz or Tap)

Scene IV


Salt & Pepper Shakers- Push It by Salt-N-Pepa (Hip Hop) Costume half the dancers in white and half the dancers in black.

Tea Cups- Let's Have A Tea Paraty by Countdown Kids from the album 150 Songs For Kids (Small Students)

Teapot- I'm A Little Teapot by Lisa McCormick from the album Kid's Club Family Song Book (Smaller Students)

Lunch Box- Lunch Box Rock by Parachute Express from the album Friends Forever Friends (Jazz For Younger Students)

Act II

Scene V


Toy Robot- Rockit by Herbie Hancock (Hip Hop)

Jump Rope- Jumprope Jive by Beth Andrien (Tap For Smaller Students)

Dolls- Waltz Of The Doll (from Coppelia) by Classical Child from the album The Classical Child At The Ballet (Pointe)

Jack-In-The-Box- Use the song Jack-In-The-Box from the album Kids Dance And Play (Smaller Students or Tumbling)

Scene VI


Books- The Book Of Love by The Monotones (Tap)

Records- Let The Music Play by Shannon (Jazz) or the version of You Spin Me Round Like A Record by Jessica Simpson (Jazz)

Movies- Let's Go To The Movies from the Annie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Jazz or Tap)

Camera- The song Watermark by Enya (Modern) Use the theme of a family photograph for choreography inspiration. Stand a life size picture frame on stage and have a "family" of dancers dance & pose in and out of the frame.

Radio- Radio Nowhere by Bruce Springsteen (Jazz)

Maps- It's A Small World by Disney (Ballet, Jazz, or Tap)

Magazines- Vogue by Madonna (Jazz)

Scene VII

"Sporting Goods"

Baseball Cards- Take Me Out To The Ballgame by Dr. John (Tap)

Basketball- The song Basketball by Superstar Kidz & Chaka Blackmon (Hip Hop)

Exercise Equipment- The song Proud by Richard Niles from The Biggest Loser (Jazz or a performance by Zumba Class participants)

Bike- Ride My Bike by Tom Paxton from the album I've Got A Yo-Yo (Jazz or Tap for Younger Students)

Sled- Sledding by Paula Metzgerand And Laura Rocklin from the album Snowflakes To Rainbows (Small Students or Tumbling)

Ice Skates- Through The Eyes Of Love (Theme From Ice Castles) by Melissa Manchester (Ballet)

Rollerskates- Use the song Rollercoster by Freaky D and have dancers perform in Heeles, the tennis shoes with the rolling wheels in them. (Hip Hop)

Scene VIII

"Arts & Crafts"

Vases- I'll Pick Pretty Flowers by Wendy Lewis (Ballet)

Baskets- A-Tisket-A-Tasket by Big Kahuna & Copa Cat Pack from the album Hawaiian Swing (Tap)

Candles- Candle On The Water by Helen Reddy (Ballet) Use hand held, battery operated candles as props.

Tools- Bob The Builder Mambo No. 5 by C.R.S. Players (Jazz)

Christmas Decorations- We Need A Little Christmas by Percy Faith (Tap or Jazz)

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