Dance like the STARS with this CD featuring 19 of the coolest, most popular dances!
Children love to dance — You Can Dance! will introduce them to basic moves that will help them develop natural rhythm and motor skills, in addition to an active imagination. Everyone will be dancing like the stars with this dance fitness CD brimming with every style from ballroom to disco — hip hop to hula. There is even a traditional RAIN DANCE, CHA CHA, FOXTROT, SALSA, STROLL and celebration of DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. What an excellent way for children to have fun while staying healthy and in shape.
Includes 24 page booklet with lyrics & dance instructions.
Ages: 3 & up (adults LOVE it too!)
Complete Track List:
Song Demonstration Video
Professional Reviews & Articles
By School Library Journal, Curriculum Connections, THE ARTS, October 2008
K-Gr 4–Inviting children to exercise, the Learning Station Band (Don Monopoli, Laurie Monopoli, and Jan Hrkach) perform 19 dance songs in salsa, disco, cha-cha, fox-trot, hip-hop, and other styles. Among the tunes are “Just Stroll,” “Spicy Salsa,” and “Do the Funky Chicken.” The lyrics of each song give instructions for the moves. Rating: “A”
By School Library Journal, Beverly Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, TX , April 2008
PreS-Gr 4—To make exercise fun, easy, and inviting, Learning Station Band (Don and Laurie Monopoli and Jan Hrkach) have created 19 dance songs in a wide variety of styles, such as jive, salsa, disco, cha cha, soul, fox trot, techno, hip hop, and others. Among the tunes are “Just Stroll,” “Spicy Salsa,” “Do the Funky Chicken,” “Doo Wop Dancing,” “Fox Trot Detectives,” and Hip Hop Fast.” The lyrics of each song give instructions for the dance moves. As in all of the group’s previous CDs, the musicianship is excellent. Background vocals are performed by the USA Kid Singers. Young and old alike will enjoy dancing to the many beats on this album. Perfect for story times, physical education and music classes, and for home use.
By Midwest Book Review, The Music Shelf, February 2008
You Can Dance! is more than a music CD for preschool through elementary grade listeners – it teaches the basics of a broad variety of dance styles, from ballroom to disco, hip-hop, hula, cha cha and much more! Absolutely no prior dancing skills are required. The twenty-fourpage included booklet lists lyrics and step-by-step dance instructions to get moving to the diverse tracks. A great physical activity for encouraging exercise, as well as teaching young people about the joy of dance, highly recommended. Adults who have never danced before will find the ultra-gentle learning curve a benefit too!”
By TDmonthly Magazine, Toy Directory Review
This 69-minute dance fitness CD features 19 songs that go with various styles of dance — ballroom, disco, hip hop, free form clogging and much more. It includes a 24-page booklet with lyrics and dance instructions, and is designed to introduce children to basic dance moves that help with natural rhythm and motor skills. “Creative movement and dance is an enjoyable way for kids to develop their physical strength, channel their energy, stimulate their imagination, promote their creativity and foster their social skills — especially if adults and other children get involved,” Laurie Monopoli of The Learning Station told TDmonthly.
By Playthings Magazine, Digital Diversions, Cliff Annicelli, Februrary 1, 2008
After more than 5,000 performances, The Learning Station, Melbourne, Fla., brings its live show to family living rooms with You Can Dance!, an album’s worth of tunes created with a goal of making exercise fun, easy and inviting by teaching kids how to dance like the stars. Its 19 tracks include dances in nearly every style, from ballroom to disco, hip-hop to hula. It even includes a traditional rain dance! Besides its physical benefits, the release could also help kids with their coordination, listening and direction following skills, social interaction, vocabulary and more.