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Dance Crazy!

A song-cycle of five songs and a chant/rap that tells the story of popular music and dance.

From the rhythms that came to America with the African slaves to the hip hop of today. Along the way reference is made to other events happening at the time. The songs are linked with a chant-like 'call and response' section called The Beat.

This work is suitable for singers from age 8 and older. Some songs include a soloist and a rapper. It can be performed as a whole - but each song also works as a stand-alone piece.
Dance Crazy - songs about music and dance
Wow! Great songs and you really capture the essence of each era. Would work wonderfully for a performance.
Kim, music teacher, USA


Dance Crazy!
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vocal recordings
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piano/vocal scores
teaching notes
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all 5 songs
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8 to 13
Dance history
Music history
Popular culture
unison and 2-part choir
Musical Range:
C4 to F5
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The Beat - traces the influence of African rhythms on American popular music. The Beat parts 1 - 5 each tell the story of the changes in music and culture from era to era.
1. The Jazz Age - it's the Roaring 20s, when flappers danced The Charleston and Satchmo taught the world to 'scat'.
2. Jitterbug, Jive & Boogie-Woogie - the '30s & 40s was the era of the swingin' big bands. Legends like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Glenn Miller packed the dancefloors.
3. Dance Craze Crazy - the birth of rock 'n' roll and all those crazy dances like the Monkey, the Twist, the Mashed Potato...and leading the way was Elvis The Pelvis.
4. Disco Diva - a 'tongue-in-cheek' look at 70s disco from hotpants to Saturday Night Fever. A musical tribute to Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer and the present-day divas like Kylie, Britney and Cher.
5. Mixing The Beats - takes us from the birth of Breakdancing and rap in the 80s up to the present day. A short reprise of each of the songs brings Dance Crazy! to an exciting finale.
For more information and to purchase the songs individually - click the song titles.
Also available:
Full scores and parts to accompany all 5 Dance Crazy! songs.
Suitable for school orchestra or band.
Ready to download and print.

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, drum kit, percussion, electric bass, electric guitar, synthesizer, violin 1, violin 2, violin 3 (substitute for viola), viola, cello.
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5 full scores and a complete set of parts.
$100 AUD
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