Playing appropriate songs for elementary school dances is super important. You want to make sure the students are having a blast, the parents are okay with everything that’s going on and the teachers are overall satisfied with the event.
This is why each song we play at elementary school dances is carefully analyzed and hand selected to make sure all three of those points are covered.
Here is a list of songs, all appropriate for an elementary school dance…
10 Appropriate Elementary School Dance Songs
1. Katy Perry – “Firework”
This is a great song to end an elementary school dance with and even a middle school dance too. It’s a perfect song for getting all the students to sing along with the chorus.
2. Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)
This song is almost to kids as what the Cha Cha Slide is to adults.
3. 886Beatz – “Little Einsteins Remix”
My 12 year old son (at the time this article is being written) told me about this song.
4. PSY – “Gangnam Style”
As old as this song is, it still amazes me how well people respond to it. The kids get even more excited as I encourage them to let loose with it.
5. Lipps Inc. – “Funkytown”
This is one of those classics that I pretty much play it at every elementary school dance I DJ for.
6. Adele – “Hello”
To add some current music to the mix. I’ll usually take the mic out to the dance floor with me and have the kids take turns singing into the mic to this song.
7. The Gummy Bear Song
I found out about this song when one of the school dance planners I worked with requested this song.
8. Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
You still can’t go wrong with this song at an elementary school dance.
9. Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”
This one was requested by so many students at a recent elementary school dance I DJ’d for in Tacoma, WA.
10. Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance”
This one is still just an all around favorite among guests whether it’s an elementary school, middle school or a high school dance. This one really brings up the energy levels at any event.
Appropriate Elementary School Dance Songs Playlist
Here are the songs in a playlist for you to listen to all at once…
Here are some of the most requested songs at an elementary school dance!!!
Here is a clip of some students doing the whip/nae nae and a recent elementary school dance I performed at…
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photo credit: Bobbi Vie