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Dance Theme Ideas

We are having a dance at my school on May 4th. I am chairperson of this dance and that date is my birthday. I want this dance to be the most fun yet. It is 6th-8th grade dance. I don't want a Cinco de Mayo theme or a formal. Does anyone have any good ideas?


Nikki from Sacramento, CA


Dance Theme Ideas

Just a two suggestions for your dance:

  1. luau type theme
  2. blast from the past (sock hop, 50s, 60s, 70s, or 80s, etc.)

Hope this helps some. Have fun and enjoy yourself.

By Darlene

Dance Theme Ideas

I am having a Grecian themed party for my 15 year old son in one week. Everyone, with proper undergarments, will wear a sheet, we will have columns placed randomly, finger food, soda, and water. I have collected prizes for the best toga, a dance contest and things like that. I asked the teens what they wanted to do and that ensures that all will have fun. (04/13/2007)

By airmom

Dance Theme Ideas

I was thinking maybe a "What I Want to be When I Grow Up" dance. You could come as a teacher or doctor or any profession, and make it fun too. If someone wants to be a lawyer, they could carry a briefcase and "talk on their cell phone". A doctor could go around diagnosing everyone. You could ask the chaperons (do they still have them?) to dress as the profession that they wanted to be when they were your age. You could have fun with this, I think. Anyway have a great party.




Dance Theme Ideas

Since "Dancing with the Stars" is big right now that could be the name. And fill the room with twinkle lights (white Christmas lights) all over the ceiling, etc. You could also make big elaborate stars to hang everywhere. This could really help keep it simple and affordable. (04/14/2007)

By Sarah

Dance Theme Ideas

My son's church just did a dance for the youth with the theme of Super Heroes. They decorated the room with different super heroes and kids came dressed as their favorite one. (04/16/2007)

By threegetts

Dance Theme Ideas

Dances are extremely fun, even more so when they can be really pretty. A great theme is "Starry Starry Night" or "A Night on the Town", or "The City at Midnight", (only without all the creepy characters like muggers). All of the focus is mainly the same. Lots of stars around and black and blue streamers, white Christmas lights and twinklie (once again not a word, but I'm almost done) things. The planning board (or at my school it's student council ) can make small buildings with lights and bridges and stuff out of cardboard, paint them black with white and yellow windows. It's extremely easy to make, just takes a bit of extra time. (06/27/2007)


By Withheld

Dance Theme Ideas

Starry Night was used a lot this year, but I think fire and ice colors would be cool. I hope that helps a lot. (12/21/2007)

By Jamie

Dance Theme Ideas

Have an "school name" Idol theme dance. Students enter, ask them if they'd like to fill out a ballot to sing in front of everyone like they would on American or Canadian idol. On the hour, one person preforms and then 3 representatives from student council could be Simon, Randi, and Paula. They get judged. At the end there can be a prize for the "school name" Idol. Cool decorations and stuff all around and an autograph table at the end for the participating people. It'd be a cool night. (02/04/2008)

By jaypraught

Dance Theme Ideas

  • Black Out dance
  • Marti Gras
  • Hollywood Night (have like a red carpet)
  • Hawaii theme
  • Night in Paris

By Susie

Dance Theme Ideas

My school had a Black Out Party and it was so much fun. We did all Black streamers, balloons, and we even blacked out the windows. And in the middle we had one Gold panther (our school mascot.) (04/18/2008)

By Hannah

Dance Theme Ideas

I live in Australia and I have a dance coming up in May sometime, our theme is "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie". But these themes are great. I'll let you know how it goes.

  1. Gender swap (man, I love this one)
  2. Emos and Barbies
  3. Superheroes and Villains
  4. Nerds and Jocks
  5. Rockstars
  6. Old School
  7. Bring back the 80s
  8. The Haunted Mansion (people can dress up as ghosts and zombies and all that)
  9. The Future
  10. Greasers (like the people off the musical Grease)

Our school has done all these and I have been to every single one of them, and I have to tell you they are all great fun. I recommend all of them. (04/29/2008)

By Linden L.

Dance Theme Ideas

A good idea for junior high dances is to have a member of the high school student council be your DJ and have a computer hooked up to speakers. Let kids request songs and play edited versions off You Tube. It works great because everyone gets to dance to their favorite songs. (05/06/2008)

By metoknow

Dance Theme Ideas

Well, we have church dances and here are some themes we do:

  • Blast from the Past
  • Summer Fun
  • Western
  • Hollywood
  • movie themes (High School Musical, etc.)

Or you could do school colors, look online for random holidays, and country themes like France, Cuba, Canada, etc. I hope I could be of some help. (06/20/2008)

By Olivia B.

Dance Theme Ideas

We did the Olympic theme last year and it was amazing. All the kids came dressed in their favorite sport attire. We even had the principle run into the school to the theme music with a torch to light the fire and start the dance. We had pictures and info of previous and current Olympiads all around for decorations. The Olympic training center in Colorado Springs lent us some wonderful banners and great giveaways. One of our best events yet. (09/24/2008)

By Heather

Dance Theme Ideas

  • Dirty dancing
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Strictly Come Dancing
  • Blues Brothers
  • Clowns
  • Genies

By Stephen

Dance Theme Ideas

Cinco De Mayo (Spanish for fifth of May).

Have a fiesta. (12/09/2008)

By Erin L.

Dance Theme Ideas

Well our school has done:

  • Mardi Gras
  • Masquerade
  • Geek
  • Glow N the Dark
  • Old School
  • N.Y Fashion Week
  • Night in Paris
  • Disturbia
  • Black and White Party

By Ryan

Dance Theme Ideas

We did:

  • Beauty and the Geek
  • Sadie Hawkins
  • Winter Snowflake Dance
  • Spring Fling

By toadroxx_98

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