Kids Dance Music from Near and Far!

Kids Dance Music from Near and Far!

Put on your dancing shoes and move to music from near and far! We have lots of good music on CD to listen to. Also, take a look at our offerings on Freegal and Hoopla (use your library card number and pin/password to access them)!


Compiled by:
Ellen A.
All-Time Favorite Dances
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 781.58 All)

Keep toes tapping and hands clapping with this dance music, which includes the Hora, the Mexican Hat Dance, the Chicken, and the Limbo Rock.


Brown Girl in the Ring: A World Music Collection
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 789.2 Bro)

Music for Little People provides a passport to the musical richness and variety of our world, including music from West Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, Ireland, the U.S., France, and other countries.


Funky Fresh and Sugar Free

Sugar Free Allstars
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 782.4 Sug)

"The witty duo blends blues, New Orleans funk and gospel to create an original, high energy sound." (People Magazine)


I Like the Me I See!

Culture Queen
( Juvenile Audiovisual - 782.4 Cul)

Culture Queen's debut album for families and educators bringing up confident, culturally aware, and curious children. With a spoonful of magic and ancient wisdom, the soulful alto's voice dances across a fusion of rich calypso, afrobeat, jazz and hip-hop rhythms while inviting listeners to celebrate all the things that make them who they are.


Kidz Bop Party Playlist!

Kidz Bop Kids
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 782.4 Kid)

The perfect soundtrack for a celebration featuring the biggest pop hits sung by kids for kids. Featuring kid-friendly versions of songs such as Dance Monkey; Shake it Off; and Uptown Funk sung by the Kidz Bop Kids, it is sure to be an instant favorite among families everywhere.


Let's Go!

Laurie Berkner Band
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 782.4 Lau)

Laurie Berkner's fourteenth album showers her ever-growing list of fans with an inspiring array of original, interactive sons in her signature style, famous for its clarity, warmth, and wisdom. 


Nueva York!

Dan Zanes
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 789.268 Zan)

 Nueva York! is an upbeat collection of danceable songs in Spanish, brought to us by former Del Fuego founding band member Dan Zanes, and Friends - featuring La Cumbiamba Eneyé, Marc Ribot, Lila Downs, the Villa-Lobos Brothers, Silvia Sierrat, Joaquin M Del Rosario, Isidro Chavez, Sonia De Los Santos, and other artists of Latin America.


Putumayo Kids Presents Reggae Playground
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 789.46 Put)
Series: Putumayo Kids

Experience the irresistible rhythms of reggae on Reggae Playground. Children will go on global musical journeys from the Caribbean to Africa and beyond.


Rhythms on Parade

Hap Palmer
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 781.1 Pal)

Children explore basic musical concepts as they move and sing. The album's 24 lively songs introduce the joy of rhythm. While developing musical skills, children will also improve skills in language and math.


Rough Guide to African Music for Children
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 789.296 Rou)
Series: Music Rough Guide

Features a collection of joyful tracks that have been road-tested and hand-picked to entertain children the world over. Celebrate in the creative sounds of Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, Malagasy maestro Lala Njava and Malian marvels Amadou & Mariam.


Songs for the Rainbow Family

Diesel Tykes
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 782.4 Die)

The Diesel Tykes deliver an album full of uplifting songs for the diverse, rainbow families of the world. Included are performances from Scott Free, Ike Stubblefield, and JC Brooks.


World Playground: A Musical Adventure for Kids
(Juvenile Audiovisual - J 789.2 Wor)
Series: Putumayo Presents

A globe-trotting musical tour for children and their families to experience and celebrate other cultures. This musical adventure will please people of all ages, with upbeat, kid-friendly songs by successful artists from around the globe.