FMD 4/20/18: Dance Recital

We're starting to get into the season for dance recitals. My oldest two kids dance, and their theme this year is "Broadway". Aquinas gets to dance to "Just Can't Wait to Be King" and Aristotle gets "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow."

As themes for dance recitals go, it's not the worst. I mean, last year's was "Take it from the top" and I still don't know really what that meant.

So today let's talk Dance Recitals. What was your first dance song? Theme? What theme would you choose for a dance recital? What song would you love to perform a dance to?

I know this topic might not be our usual song and dance, but I think that kind of makes it fun, right?

6 thoughts on “FMD 4/20/18: Dance Recital”

  1. So Niko Case is coming to the Palace in early September. I have two extra tickets for the floor if anyone is interested. $44 each with the fees.

  2. 1. Björk “Jóga” Homogenic
    2. Taylor Swift “New Romantics” 1989 (Deluxe Edition)
    3. Sigfried Stöckigt* “Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)” Rhapsody in Blue
    4. Valgeir Sigur&edh;sson with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Evolution of the Waters” Ekvílibríum
    5. A Tribe Called Quest “Award Tour” The Anthology

    6. Grinderman “No Pussy Blues”* Grinderman
    7. Peter Bjorn and John feat. Victoria Bergsman “Young Folks” Writer's Block
    8. Zola Jesus “Go (Blank Sea) (Radio Edit)” Go (Blank Sea)
    9. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “Where Is the Puzzle?” Lie Down in the Light
    T. Autechre “Gantz Graf” Gantz Graf
    E. Mitski “Goodbye My Danish Sweetheart” Retired from Sad, New Career in Business

    3. with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, directed by Kurt Masur
    6. "Damn!"

  3. All three girls are in this weekend's dance recital. The theme is Disney tunes. I know LBR (the youngest) has "Winnie the Pooh" as one of hers, but I don't recall any of the other songs.
    Previous years have had "California", "The Kings" (Elvis and Michael Jackson), TV songs, "Pure Entertainment!" (whatever that was).
    The TV Song I remember (this is when CER was the only dancer) was "Believe It Or Not (theme from 'Greatest American Hero')".
    "California" had "Do You Know the Way to San Jose", but I do not believe it had "California Love", "I Love L.A.", or Fatboy Slim's "Kalifornia". But those are the first songs I come up with for the theme.

  4. I didn’t have any dance recitals growing up, but did plenty of social dancing; Pa played in a polka band, and I learned how to do several ballroom dances along the way. During high school I started taking ballet. The first ballet I performed in was Paquita, dancing one half of the pas de deux in the first act. I enjoyed ballet quite a bit (for aesthetic & social reasons) and briefly contemplated applying to dance BFA programs.

    At our wedding, our first dance was to Sam Cooke’s “That’s Where It’s At.” For me, prominent horns are an essential ingredient in dance music; my only real exception is for tango. I really dig Latin jazz and I’d love to be able to salsa. If I could participate in another large group dance, it’d be a restaging of the “Shake a Tail Feather” dance from The Blues Brothers.


    01. “It’s Gonna Be Lonely” – PrincePrince
    02. “I Feel Good” – Al GreenThe Belle Album
    03. “Girl On LSD” – Tom PettyYou Don’t Know How It Feels
    04. “I Love You” – Girl BandThe Early Years
    05. “So Blonde” – EMAThe Future’s Void
    06. “Something You Will Never Forget” – William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor?
    07. “The Modern Leper” – Frightened RabbitThe Midnight Organ Fight
    08. “Gone” – Lianne La HavasIs Your Love Big Enough?
    09. “So They Wait” – The Plastics RevolutionThe Plastics Revolution
    10. “Take A Chance On Me” – ABBAGold


  6. 01. Sleep - "Marijuanaut's Theme" from The Sciences*
    02. Maxo Kream - "5200" from Punken
    03. Migos - "Flooded" from Culture II
    04. Cucina Povera - "Kehoitus" from Hilja
    05. Turnstile - "High Pressure" from Time & Space
    06. Murs - "So Close So Far" from A Strange Journey Into the Unimaginable
    07. Hex - "The Hill Temple" from The Hill Temple
    08. Payroll Giovanni & Cardo ft. Cashout Calhoun and Overlord Scooch - "Plug You" from Big Bossin Vol. 2
    09. Kendrick Lamar with SZA - "All the Stars" from Black Panther: The Album
    10. Portal - "Esp Ion Age" from Ion

    B1. Princess Nokia - "At the Top" from A Girl Cried Red
    B2. The Sueves - "R.I.P." from R.I.P. Clearance Event

    * I see you Spotify.

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