This file includes Dance, Ballet, Parades and other Performing Arts.
For Couples Dancing and Dancing as a Metaphor see Dancing. Also see Music.


Page Toppers

(compiled by Madonna M. and Denny Davis)


Songs about Dance

Songs about Tap Dancing

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Page Toppers


We are the Dancers

We dance for laughter,
We dance for tears,
We dance for madness,
We dance for fears,
We dance for happiness,
We dance for screams,
We are the dancers . . .

We create the dream!

At the Ballet

Now I
that legs have
and arms are
petals of
a thousand

Dance On

(Thena Smith)

Dance on beautiful child
And breathe in beauty and grace
Just look at the sparkle in your eyes
Just look at that lovely face.

Dance on with strength of body and mind
And let your spirit soar
Dance on until your find your dream
And then dance on some more.

We watch you dance and applaud you
For your joy is so sweet to see
Dance on and enjoy the dance
For it was truly meant to be.

Songs about Ballet

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Page Toppers

(compiled by Donna in MB and Denny Davis)

I Love A Parade

Arden-Ohman Orchestra

I love a parade, the tramping of feet,
I love every beat I hear of a drum.
I love a parade, when I hear a band
I just want to stand and cheer as they come.
That rat-a tat-tat, the blare of a horn.
That rat-a tat-tat, a bright uniform;
The sight of a drill will give me a thrill,
I thrill at the skill of everything military.
I love a parade, a handful of vets,
A line of cadets or any brigade,
For I love a parade.

Songs about Parades

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Performing Arts

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Drama Behind the Scenes

She made her debut in the Halloween play
As a witch in the Dance of the Brooms.
In the Valentine's play, she had nothing to say
But she wore a headdress with plumes.
As a tulip in May, she wore papier-mâché
And sang with a chorus of 'blooms'.
For the ten-minute total she went on display,
I spent seven months making costumes.

Timing is Everything!

Child to mother at breakfast table: "I need a colonial costume for school today."
Mother: "What?! But your bus leaves in five minutes! When didn't you tell me last night?"
Child: "I didn't need it last night."

Marquee Lights

Mat a photo on black paper leaving a fairly wide edge around the photo. With a small circle paper punch make an equal number of white, yellow and gold circles. Alternate the circles in color order from light to dark repeating around the photos on the black mat. It will give the effect of blinking lights.

Page Ideas

An album for a School Musical or Other Program

(This can be adapted to any kind of program.)

The musical our elementary school does every year is a Revue--each grade does its own musical number with dancing. There are skits done by fifth graders between each act. The show starts with the fifth graders standing on stage and they and the others sing while the K through 4's, grade by grade, walk up one aisle, climb the stairs, cross the stage and go down the other stairs and back out. They wave as they cross the stage.

This year I had two children in the Revue. I decided to make an album for each of the directors. They put so much time into it and our kids got so much out of it.

I saved the rehearsal schedule, parent helping schedule, lyric sheets, the program from the performance and the write-ups in the papers. I made copies of everything.

I took pictures of a rehearsal with the director in view. My best pictures I took at the dress rehearsal--I could shoot from all over the auditorium without an audience getting annoyed. I got pictures of the parents helping with costumes and putting on make-up backstage and kids waiting to go on stage. I also took pictures of the children sitting down waiting for their turn to go on, during the performance they did for the school. One of my favorite pictures is of the principal introducing the show to the school assembly. And I took a lot of pictures during the show.

For our Hello Dolly program, the layouts are simple, using red, black and metallic design line stickers, musical notes, top hats and roses stickers and black, dark green and red paper. Here's my outline and "script" that could easily be modified:

It was an easy album to do, and fun!

Added note: I used a combination of Border Tips from an old layout book and the Wavy Ruler Fast Formula to do corner borders for my son's album (12 x 12). Used red pen for the square corner and black for the wavy over it. Put a red rose at the end of each black wavy line, a top hat in the corner, then put bow tie, musical notes and metallic confetti along the line. Works best to put the little stickers near where the wavy line crosses the straight line. Also, used a pen to put little dots near each small sticker. Used journaling and some red paper. Did the corner stuff on left top and lower right of two-pages spreads. (Mama Bear)

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