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Playlist You’ll Love for a Dance Party with Kids

Does life get better than a dance party with your kids? That depends on the playlist. Here are a list of our favorite dance party songs that both parents and kids will love.  

Have a little fun with you kids and throw an at-home dance party. Here's the perfect playlist you'll both love!

Who doesn’t love a good dance party?! I’m not much of a dancer, and you won’t catch me leading the charge to the dance floor at any public event. But truth be told, I love to dance my little heart out in my bedroom when no one is looking (no one except my boys, I guess).

My boys love a good dance session too, and we’ve put together playlists for each of them full of some of their favorite songs. The teachers at daycare get a pretty big kick out of the boys showing off their moves at school on occasion too.

Admittedly, we don’t have particularly strict standards about what our boys listen to. Of course we avoid blatant cursing and any racial or prejudicial language or topics. But when we do have dance parties, we don’t fill the playlist with music made just for kids. Instead, we opt for generally current pop music intermixed with a few pop classics that are fairly clean and have a good beat. That way, we get to enjoy the tunes as much as our boys.

Back in February, during our visit to Los Angeles, T and I had probably our most epic dance party that included over an hour of dancing in the dark under a disco ball light (similar to this disco ball lamp) with my sister and her boyfriend. My sister and T did most of the dancing. Lots of rockin’ dance moves meant a bit of fun exercise for us and a very exhausted three year old just in time for bed.

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Here’s the perfect playlist for your family’s dance party.

Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Summer Love by Justin Timberlake

Sugar by Maroon 5

Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon

Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

Part of Me by Katy Perry

Brand New by Ben Rector

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande

Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Heads Up: Not every one of these songs is perfectly pure. Some have innuendos I know my boys don’t understand and a couple have questionable language (one or two words) buried deep in the lyrics that my kids have yet to detect. There is no blatant cursing, vulgar or offensive language (at least in my opinion), but certainly you’re the best judge of what’s right for your family. They all get played on the radio regularly. 

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Have a little fun with you kids and throw an at-home dance party. Here's the perfect playlist you'll both love!

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Angie

Sunday 16th of August 2020

My girl have 6 years old and Love This play list: Kids Dance Party Music -https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2G3hIupWh_ghS7Fo0oXU5KCRpcsvXAlf It have modern songs with anímated movies plus lyrics

Gray

Thursday 10th of August 2017

I’m not much of a dancer of a either but I love music a lot and when the family gets together, I love to play my own remixes. I've compiled a lot since I got this new app called Spark DJ from http://party.dj/OZbn30eg13m and letting friends listen to them. I just realized, I can actually throw my own party at home and get the music playing without the need for a DJ. The app actually does that!

Jen

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Very cool. Sounds awesome!

sydney

Friday 19th of August 2016

These are all such fun songs to dance to! xo, Syd anchoredinthesouth.com

Valentina

Thursday 25th of May 2017

Kidsbeat by Matthew Valcourt is great for a kid's dance party.

Jen

Saturday 20th of August 2016

Thanks Sydney! Glad you liked them.

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