Category Archives: Dancing

Shoo fly

A song from the USA, written in the late 1800s by T Brigham Bishop, sung by soldiers in the Spanish American war and now by children. It’s not so well known over here in the UK. Learn it, flick those … Continue reading

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Oh dear, what can the matter be?

I must have sung a slower, calmer version of this one a thousand times to my own children when they were babies, lulling them back to calm. It works well sung fast too, as you skip along the path. From … Continue reading

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Swing me over the water

A traditional one that you don’t hear very often. Hope you like it! Swing me over the water Swing me over the sea Swing me over the garden wall And swing me home for tea.

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Oh Belinda

Have a dance to this one- Happy Monday! Right hand up, oh Belinda Right hand up, oh Belinda Right hand up, oh Belinda Won’t you be my darling Left hand up, oh Belinda Left hand up, oh Belinda Left hand … Continue reading

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Katie

When children are grumpy, sometimes a song or a dance can just nudge them out of it. This one can be adapted in so many ways: with the names, places or even instruments. Give it a try. Someone’s in the … Continue reading

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