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I Want to Dance!
Submitted by: Victor Schill, Fairbanks
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Dance by:Bill T. Jones
Introduces basic concepts of dance through poetic text and photographs featuring Bill T. Jones.
Giraffes Can't Dance by:Giles Andreae
Gerald the giraffe is too clumsy to dance with all the other animals at the Jungle Dance, until he finds the right music.
Engelbert the Elephant by:Tom Paxton
An elephant's dancing skills and good manners surprise everyone at the royal ball, including the queen.
Big Bear Ball by:Joanne Ryder
The moon is full and all the bears are gathered together for a ball under the stars.
The Rattlesnake Dance by:Jim Arnosky
A rattlesnake slithers into a cave and shakes and wriggles in a rattlesnake dance of pure bliss, while other hissing snakes join the underground ball.
How Can You Dance? by:Rick Walton
Rhyming text explores the many ways one can dance, like the leader of a marching band, like a crab on a sunny day, like a tree as it waves in the breeze.
Songs
The Hokey Pokey
for lyrics see: http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/hokeypokey.html
My Name is Joe (Sew)
for this version's lyrics see:
http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/ mynameisjoe.html