A collection of social dance songs performed by Paradiddle Band.
Dances suitable for a range of ages from lower to upper primary school students.
This a fantastic resource for classroom teachers and music teachers. It is full of popular songs that many of your students will know, and provides an opportunity for enjoyable physical activity. It can also be used for socials, concerts, class parties and graduations. The book contains great illustrations of the steps, and the CD provides music and dance calls where appropriate.
There are three ways to purchase Cool Cats Big Dance Party: as a physical book + CD, a download of the entire resource, or you can buy and download individual dances. The choice is yours!
Songs included in this resource are: The Birdie Dance, The Hokey Pokey, The Twist, The Limbo, The Nutbush, The Bus Stop, The Barn Dance, The Pride of Erin, The Evening 3 Step, The Mexican Hat Dance, Ballin’ the Jack, The Progressive Jive, The Macarena, The Popcorn Line dance
The Nutbush sample
Originally known as The Madison as far back as the Fifties, this dance enjoyed a disco revival with Tina Turner’s Nutbush City Limits.
|The Dance Formation:|
Lines of dancers (as for a line dance).
Point right foot to the side and bring back (side, together)
Point left foot side, together
Point right foot behind and bring back
Point left foot back, together
Lift right knee across in front of body and back down
Lift left knee across in front of body and back down
|7||Kick right leg, kick left leg.|
|8||Jump once, landing with feet apart,|
(1 beat)jump once, crossing legs, (right over left)
(1 beat)jump once, turning 90° right and landing with feet apart,
(1 beat)jump once bringing feet together.
(1 beat)All lines are now facing a new direction (90° to the left of the starting position), ready to start again