At Pegasus Studios we love any reason to celebrate and Halloween is just one of our favourite holidays to celebrate with dance and music. Whether your child can join us for our second annual Pegasus Studios Boo Bash (https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/regevent.asp?xID=5074585...) or not, your family can have some serious dance fun this Halloween season.
We love books and getting inspiration from a story is a great starting point. We have some of our favourite books to share with you. Vamperina Ballerina by Anne Marie Pace is a great book for the young ballet dancer in your life and shares a lot of ballet vocabulary within the story; Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves is a silly, albeit slightly gruesome story for children 6 years and up who enjoy a good laugh; The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams and Megan Lloyd is a wonderful action book that children can move along to; and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a fun rhyming story with lots of animals for young children to participate in with animal sounds and movements.
Once we have been inspired by a good story we like to brainstorm all kinds of Halloween characters and improvise how they move. Our lists often include skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, witches, cats, and more! We love to shake our bones with the skeletons, roll or spin with the round jack-o-lanterns, float and fly with the ghosts and witches, and crawl and jump with the cats. Have fun creating a longer list of Halloween characters and exploring the many different movements they use.
After all of the movement exploration it’s time to let loose and really party! We have a fun Halloween playlist that gets the whole family moving and grooving. The first half of our playlist has some action songs that are geared towards younger children, followed by some family friendly song versions for older children.
We would love to hear how your family Halloween dance parties go and if you come up with any more ideas! Please share below and if you are a Pegasus family post your pictures on our family Facebook page.
We hope you have a happy Halloween filled with dance and music!