Whether you’re taking a moment to celebrate or need to jump-start your energy, the right playlist can make all the difference. We’ve put together this fun list of dance music to get kids moving and grooving. We love these songs, but it’s a good idea to listen for yourself to determine whether they’re appropriate for your classroom. Have fun!

Dance Music for Kids

1. Dynamite by BTS

Day or night, the sky's alight/ So we dance to the break of dawn.

2. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

3. Magic by TXT

4. Happy by Pharrell Williams

5. Better When I’m Dancin’ by Meghan Trainer

Feel the rhythm getting louder / Show the world what you can do!

6. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

7. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

8. I Got a Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

9. When Can I See You Again? by Owl City

Don’t close your eyes ’cause your future’s ready to shine / It’s just a matter of time before we learn how to fly.

10. I’m Still Standing by Taron Egerton

11. Macarena by Los Del Rio

12. A-Punk by Vampire Weekend

13. Try Everything by Shakira

I want to try everything/ I want to try even though I could fail.

14. Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

15. I Like To Move It by will.i.am

16. Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars

17. Cha Cha Slide by DJ Casper

Right foot, let's stomp/ Left foot, let's stomp.

18. My Universe by Coldplay x BTS

19. Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

20. Shivers by Ed Sheeran

21. Rain On Me by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

I'd rather be dry, but at least I'm alive/ Rain on me, rain, rain.

22. Permission to Dance by BTS

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Also, check out our lists of the Best End-of-Year Playlist Songs, Clean Rap Songs, and Camp Songs for Kids.

22 Best Dance Songs To Get Your Students Moving