School Dance Themes

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What are some themes for a repeat school dance. I've done Halloween, Black Light and have a few other dances there.

What else can I do to spice things up and boost attendance? We always do a give away, but what else can I do to make it a hit?
Its Grades 6,7,8


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I've had great luck with "dancing through the decades", but that's with a high school crowd. We would begin in the 50's, then to 60's and so on... There's a surprisingly good choice of music to pick from that most kids enjoy dancing to. But a younger crowd is a bit more of a challenge. I'm actually in your boat. A middle school contracts to do a dance about once a month or every other month. It's tough thinking of new ideas to change things up. I'd be interested in hearing from others here as well.


January - Snowflake (
February - Valentine's
March - St. Patty's Day (
April - No theme
May - Party Rock 2013 (
June - No dance this month as school ends?
September - Request Night Live
October - Halloween (
November - Neon / Black light (have pics but not posted yet)
December - Christmas / Chanukah / New Year's (have pics but not posted yet)


Checking Reality
Masquerade, Pirate, Rock Star...

Have you heard of a Sadie Hawkins dance? It a dance where the girls ask the boys to the dance and everyone dresses like hillbillies.

Have you thought of doing a field day event. Organize potato sack races, water balloon toss, scavenger hunt, wheel barrow race (this is where one kid is has hands on the ground and the other kid holds onto the legs), crab race (a race where the kids have to crawl opposite of normal crawl with the back facing the ground)

Do a google search for field day games for lots of ideas.

Parent and kid dance.

It's a small world. Kids dress up as someone from another country.


Checking Reality
Historical figure costume

Red white and blue.

Disney characters.

Pimps and hoes... haha just kidding.

Christmas in July.
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Steve Lynch

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In past years, We've done Castaways, super heroes, zombie apoclypse, harry potter, end of the world, carnival, fire & ice, welcome to the jungle, the big 80's, New York New York, enchanted evening, Hollywood, prom around the world, and so many more..

Don't be afraid to think outside the box.. the students will appreciate it!


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I have done Bond themes, Hawaiian, Dancing with the Stars, High School Idol, The NEW Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, Fireworks, the Big Black Box, and a few others...
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