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Dance Songs#0
Posted: 3/14/04 at 8:43pm
So, my friend was asking me this question. She wants to do a solo next year for dance competitions to a song from a musical. The captain of our dance team did one to "Life of the Party" last year and everyone thought it was awesome. So, I was just wondering if you could think of some songs that could be good to dance to, in terms of jazz, ballet, etc. It doesn't matter if they are slow or fast. Thanks!!
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re: Dance Songs#1
Posted: 3/14/04 at 8:45pm
Anything from Movin' Out!
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re: re: Dance Songs#2
Posted: 3/14/04 at 8:55pm
All that Jazz, from Chicago
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re: re: re: Dance Songs#3
Posted: 3/14/04 at 8:57pm
lol I said some stuff from Chicago and she got the most discusted look on her face. She says it is too overdone. Yeah, she's very particular. lol
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re: re: re: re: Dance Songs#4
Posted: 3/14/04 at 9:30pm
I think "The Nuttycracker suite" would make a great solo
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re: re: re: re: re: Dance Songs#5
Posted: 3/14/04 at 10:06pm

The Mack and Mabel Overture---it worked for Torvill and Dean.
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re: re: re: re: re: re: Dance Songs#6
Posted: 3/15/04 at 4:28pm
Is that all??
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re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Dance Songs#7
Posted: 3/15/04 at 5:27pm
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re: re: re: re: re: re: re: Dance Songs#8
Posted: 3/15/04 at 5:27pm
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Anything from Fosse
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Ahhhh...... or course. Thanks!
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Music & The Mirror from A Chorus Line

Almost anything from Sweet Charity, especially "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" or "Rhythm of Life"

I've always thought that Audra McDonald's version of "Stars and The Moon" would be good to dance to.
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Dance Ten, Looks Three from A Chorus Line. Hee, hee.
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Hee, hee.
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oh! i second the Nuttycracker suite! what type of dance are you doing?
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one of the African-sounding songs from The Lion King
Steam Heat from Pajama Game
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Also check out the cast recording of Swing! the Musical
"Phantom of the Opera" may make a pleasing ballet solo.
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rDance Songs#17
Posted: 3/16/04 at 3:28pm
My 3 year old (the hippy chick you see in my icon pic rDance Songs ) currently thinks that "Popular" from Wicked is the best dance song in the world...lol...Not sure how much of a recommendation that is, though...At least it's up-beat, and could be "cute", if that's what your friend is going for...
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re: rDance Songs#18
Posted: 3/16/04 at 3:32pm
There's the dancing song in Hello Dolly, "now that i'm dancing" or something like that. that could be a cute number about teaching people to dance and then going wild with it. there's also "Dance of the Vampires", haha. And you actually could get that music on CD from the old website by downloading the demo.
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re: re: rDance Songs#19
Posted: 3/16/04 at 3:57pm
The dance is jazz I think. I'm pretty sure that is all she does.
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re: re: re: rDance Songs#20
Posted: 3/16/04 at 4:30pm
Overtures to either Candide or On the Twentieth Century have many wonderful possibilities. Another fun (and very 70s) number is Style from The Magic Show.
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re: re: re: re: rDance Songs#21
Posted: 3/16/04 at 5:27pm
one of the African-sounding songs from The Lion King

i guess Dance of the Robes could also work then
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re: re: re: re: re: rDance Songs#22
Posted: 3/18/04 at 12:53pm
Thanks guys!! Suggestions will always be welcome!!
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re: re: re: re: re: re: rDance Songs#23
Posted: 3/18/04 at 4:36pm
ok, let's try this again!

24 hours of lovin - best little whorehouse
lets hear it for the boy - footloose
fame - fame
my strongest suit - aida
time warp - rocky horror
magic to do - pippin
raise the roof - wild party lippa
juggernaut - wild party lippa
a lot of livin - bye bye birdie
brand new day - wiz
Updated On: 3/18/04 at 04:36 PM
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re: re: re: re: re: re: re: rDance Songs#24
Posted: 3/18/04 at 4:41pm
You should also look for dance mixes/versions of songs. Harajuku is a dance group that covers many Broadway songs as dance music.

You can prob find stuff on (legal) file sharing sites.