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20 American-Themed Songs to Play During Class This Week

It's that time of year again! Dancers everywhere are pregaming for 4th of July festivities by wearing their best red-white-and-blue dance gear, and planning where their team will meet up to watch their city's long-anticipated (and potentially illegal) firework show. It's flat-out patriotic!

To keep up with the celebration (and to solidify yourself as your student's favorite teacher for at least the next month), we've compiled 20 songs that are great for your Independence Day dance class this year. Whether you're in need of music for a jazz, hip-hop or ballet class, with a little creativity, these songs are sure to bring down the house.

Check 'em out! Oh, and you're welcome 💁♀️.


1. "America the Beautiful": Ray Charles with Alicia Keys


2. "Your Best American Girl": Mitski


3. "American Boy": Estelle, Kanye West


4. "The Star Spangled Banner" - Live from Superbowl XXV: Witney Houston


5. "All-American Girl": Carrie Underwood


6. "God Bless the U.S.A.": Lee Greenwood


6. "American Woman": Lenny Kravitz


7. "Kids in America": Kim Wilde


8. "Sweet Home Alabama": Lynyrd Skynyrd


9. "Firework": Katy Perry


10. "Born in the U.S.A.": Bruce Springsteen


11. "Surfin' U.S.A.": The Beach Boys


12. "This Land Is Your Land": Woody Guthrie


13. "Party in the U.S.A.": Miley Cyrus


14. "American Honey": Lady Antebellum


15. "This Is America": Childish Gambino


16. "America": Imagine Dragons


17. "Made in the U.S.A.": Demi Lovato


18. "Take Me Home, Country Roads": John Denver


19. "Made in America" (clean): JAY Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean


20. "America the Beautiful": Zac Brown Band

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