Let's Dance From A to Z
(For kids from 4 to 8 years old)
A is for Acro: and you're going to need acrobatic skills;
B is for Boogie-Woogie: move your head to feel the thrills.
C is for Conga: once you're in the line, count to three and hump;
D is for Disco: strut like Travolta, raise your arm, and jump
E is for Electro: put your hips, knees and feet through the floor;
F is for Foxtrot: flowing movements of elegance to adore.
G is for Grizzly Bear: bend yourself from one side to the other;
H is for Hula: wave your arms with your friend, sister or brother.
I is for Israeli Folk: the line of dancers, facing each other, forms a circle;
J is for Jive: lift your knees, rock your hips, but don't twist your ankle!
K is for Kizomba: a smooth dance to bob up and down;
L is for Lambada: arch your legs and turn around.
M is for Moonwalk: walk forward while being pulled backwards;
N is for Nama: it's like stepping on bugs but moving sidewards.
O is for Odissi: you must stamp and pose as a sculpture;
P is for Polka: mastering this dance's an adventure.
Q is for Quickstep: rapid steps like galloping a horse;
R is for Rock: lifts, flips and kicks ... into the air, of course!
S is for Salsa: you must spin around and shake your hips
T is for Tango: embrace your partner and twist your legs. Don't trip!
U is for Upa Upa: girls move their bellies and boys shake their knees
V is for Vogue: form hieroglyphs with arms and legs ... then freeze!
W is for Waltz: slide in circles through wide steps until feel dizzy;
X is for Xibelani: learning to shake your waist will keep you busy.
Y is for YMCA: sing the song moving your arms to form the four letters;
Z is for Zapateado: strike the floor but wear your shoes; it's better!
Let's dance the dances of the world and bridge all the cultures
and with all of our pasts, let's build a new future.
Written by Ruben O.
... a guy from Argentina who will eventually learn how to write poetry.