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Dance Theme Ideas

Are you running low on ideas for special dance themes? Perhaps one of these will spark your creativity and make your next dance unforgettable.


Crazy hats 

Hillbilly hoedown (bluegrass music)

Fall frolic


American revolution theme

Glenn Miller tribute

Competition (best square competition)

Southern nights (Southern food)

Military appreciation

Callers & Cuers appreciation night

Chocolate lover’s dance

Alien dance

Groundhog dance

Under the sea

Western roundup

Night at the zoo

Veteran’s Day dance

4th of July patriotic theme

Movie night

Soup R Bowl

Rock ‘n’ roll party (all rock music)

Spring fling

Victorian elegance


Denim dance

Rummage sale

Baseball night

Cake walk dance (with free cakes)

Hospital dance (Celebrate the opening of the first hospital in the US on Feb. 11)

Sadie Hawkins Day dance (in February on a leap year) where the gals ask the guys

Primary colors 

Mother’s Day Dance

Dr. Seuss birthday

Feed the Hungry dance

Snowflake dance

Easter bonnet dance

Carnival theme

Tax dance (destitute dance)

Balloon stomp

Salad supper dance

Toyland dance

Crazy 8’s

Father’s day dance

Star Trek dance theme

All-American dance (with all singing calls)

Roaring ‘20s

Back to the ‘50s

Tornado alley

Angel’s appreciation night

Round dance competition (best couple)

Red, White and Blue dance

Ice cream social dance

King for a Day theme

Popcorn dance

Surfin’ USA

Primary colors

Silent movie night

Buffalo Bill Cody birthday dance (Feb. 26) 

Pioneer dance celebrating the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder on Feb. 7

Science theme to celebrate the birth date of Copernicus (Feb. 14)


Road trip theme 

Safari theme

Medieval dance

Clown college dance (dress like clowns)

Black and white night

‘60s hippie dance

A musical journey (music of the ‘20s through ‘50s)

Corn feed/corn dance

Jungle theme

Garden party

Raindrop/umbrella theme

Star struck (dress like a movie star)

Picnic dance

Misty madness (rent a fog machine)

Beach party

Fiesta! (south of the border)

Cupcake dance

Pride and Prejudice ball (Jane Austin themed dance)

Outlaw night

Pumpkin dance

Sci fi dance

Disney night

Silly shoes

Baked potato bar

Circus theme

Poor-man’s dance for tax day

Happy birthday dance celebrating your state’s entry into the union. Oregon celebrates on Feb. 14, a nice alternative to a Valentine’s Day dance.

Ground hog day dance

Classical music dance to celebrate the birthdate of George Frideric Handel (Feb. 23)


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