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"This is what I like to call my 'PG but LIT' playlist," says Showstopper Dance Convention teacher Taylor Quinn. "That means all of these songs are great for kids 8 and under, and I get to enjoy them, too. I use this playlist for our stretch and warm-up, going across the floor and sometimes even class combos. Enjoy!"

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Koumaev dancing at Justin Timberlake's Man of The Woods concert. Photo by Mark La Shark,
courtesy of Koumaev

Justin Timberlake dancer and "SYTYCD" favorite Ivan Koumaev offers teachers this killer playlist of songs.

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Lloyd Culbreath with dancers reconstructing "Take Off with Us" from All That Jazz. Transmission-Roots to Branches. Photo by Vibecke Dahle, courtesy of The Verdon Fosse Legacy.

How does a choreographer maintain the authenticity of his or her work? Unlike the words in a book or lyrics from a song, attributing movement isn't as black and white.

This makes the job of The Verdon Fosse Legacy, the organization that holds the rights and maintains the authenticity to Bob Fosse's work, that much harder.

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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 💁♀️.

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"Music is magical," says Black. "It just transforms kids." Photo courtesy of Black

After 31 years of teaching, Kim Black has mastered how to reach young dancers. Between a studio and private school, she teaches 34 classes per week in Burlington, North Carolina: That's 238 kids from ages 2 to 6 years old. "You have to make them fall in love with dance," says Black. The music, she says, cues this engagement.

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Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and pro partner Jenna Johnson snatched the coveted mirror ball trophy at the "Dancing With the Stars" Season 26 finale. Although it's not that surprising (everyone was rooting for the skating darling, who basically won the Olympics), it's still nice to see his hard work pay off.

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