June 15, 2020 | strande
Complete this square by hosting a home dance party or by choosing a dance activity of your choosing.
To host a home dance party you will need:
- A Person or Persons interested in dancing (required)
- Music (recommended)
- Special Outfits (optional)
- Disco Ball, Instruments, Scarves or other Accessories (optional)
Music Resources from the Library
- Find dance music on Hoopla** or browse its Dance Your Way to Health video category.
- Explore our Alexander Street American Music database,** which features an entire dance category. For other music and movement tastes, Alexander Street also has Jazz, and Classical Music options.
- Check Out our Summer Jams playlists for more music ideas.
**Hoopla and Alexander Street databases are accessible with a Canton Public Library card.
ePrint and eAudio Highlights
People of all different shapes, sizes, and ages demonstrate how they like to dance, but one boy does not want to dance and wants to be left alone. A lovely tribute to dancers of all ages and styles.
The first female African American principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre history recounts her road to stardom, from her first ballet class to her rise through the professional ranks while dealing with a challenging home life. You can also follow Misty Copeland on Instagram.
Original, exhilarating, and deeply optimistic,Dancing in the Streets concludes that we are innately social beings, impelled to share our joy and therefore able to envision, even create, a more peaceable future.
For additional print, audiobook, and electronic resources, check out this booklist or ask a librarian.
- For more great summer performance activities, and to complete one of the STEAM activities for 62 Days of Summer, check out our Performance Science suggestions.
- Follow Jim Gill on social media and check out his YouTube channel, where he features a variety of his own dance moves.
- Learn a cool new boogie with Pete the Cat.
- Join the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at a distance via their All Access site.
- For even more dance content, classes, ideas for dancing at home, and performances available for limited time viewing, check out Dancing Alone Together.
- Host a neighborhood front porch dance party. Maintain your distance while boogie-ing with your neighbors.
- Play your wedding song and replicate your wedding dance with your spouse.
- Challenge your children, friends, or family to record a signature dance move and share it.
- Share your favorite ways to dance on social media using the hashtag #howdoyou62. Find and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program.