17 Kids Dance Songs Playlist - clean dance music (2021 update) (2022)

This clean playlist of dance music for kids will be a hit with all ages without the worry of anything inappropriate. Destress and get rid of some restless energy by having a family dance party with your kids! We’ve collected a playlist of songs for kids to boogie to that the whole family will love.

17 Kids Dance Songs Playlist - clean dance music (2021 update) (1)

This post was originally posted on August 14, 2018 and has since been updated to improve user experience.

Kids dance songs = parenting done right

It’s probably my number one parenting method. Kids go crazy, I put on the dance music. The crazy thing is – it works.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the edge of losing my cool, navigating a mess house, barking dog, and crying kiddos.

Then I’ll stop, take a deep breath and ask if they want to dance. Smiles erupt and a chorus of “YEA!”s can probably be heard from across the street.

Each kid gets a spoon “microphone”, I put on a playlist and we twirl for an entire 5 minutes, Inevitably, they then lose interest, calm and ready to take on the world of matchbox cars and little brothers.

Meanwhile, my own anxiety level is back down to a relatively neutral level.

The power of a dance party, people.It’s actually been proven by science, too!

The Ultimate Playlist of Clean Kids Dance Songs

You’re sold, right? You want to give it a shot? I’m here today to give you the most important aspect. That is, of course, the best playlist of clean songs for kids to dance to!

Just like I did in my Kid-Friendly Songs, country songs for kids, rock and roll songs for kids, Songs for Daughters, Girl Power Songs and hip hop songs for kids posts, I’m sharing a solid dance party playlist that is high energy to get wiggles and bad mood out any day of the week and that you won’t mind shaking your groove thang to either.

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Does it get any more dance worthy than a song literally telling you to shake off the haters? The music video is silly and always makes my kids giggle. Be prepared to get this one stuck in your ear for days, though,

Dynamite – BTS

If you turned on the radio in 202, chances are you heard this poppy. upbeat song that makes you want to dance! Bonus, it’s totally clean for little ears.

Rain on Me – Lady GaGa and Ariana Grande

This dance worthy song screams fun 80s vibes and is impossible not to want to shake it to. Your kids will love hearing these recognizable powerhouses and you’ll want to pump up the volume when it come on.

Magic – B.O.B

A little bit of a hip hop song for kids, part pop hit, this one is fun to bop around to. Bonus: if you’re an OG Weezer fan, Rivers Cuomo sings the chorus.

Thunder – Imagine Dragons

My 3 year old bops to this song all day and demands the “lightning thunder song!!” It’s a perfect song for kids to dance to, stomp their feet, and shout at the top of their lungs. Lyrics about exceeding expectations and following your dreams never hurts either.

Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

I don’t care who you are or how you feel about the former Hannah Montana – this song is fun. Not only is it a totally clean dance song, but it’s got such a happy, catchy tune that is infectious

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Got a Despicable Me fan? They probably already love this song! If you don’t do a little hip twist every time this song come on, I’m not sure if we can be friends. With lyrics like, “Because I’m happy/Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth” you can’t go wrong.

The Greatest Show – Panic! at the Disco

Confession: I have yet to see this movie mostly because I know how I can get with musicals. But I am a forever P!ATD fan, so this cover is a favorite in my house. The original is also a great dance song for kids, but this one have a bit more oomph, if you ask me.

Roar – Katy Perry

Even if this clean song didn’t have a great beat and amazing lyrics for kids, (“Dancing through the fire/’Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar.”) Your kids will absolutely ADORE any excuse to “ROAR” every time it comes on. The music video is extra fun as well!

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake

So, my kids know all of the words to “Bye, Bye, Bye” and “Tearing Up My Heart” so the fact that JT made such a fun, kid friendly dance song makes my soul happy. This song from the “Trolls” movie is all about feeling happy and dancing it out! It’s one of our favorite upbeat kids songs.

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Not everyone will find this classic to be an essential, but I grew up on Journey and this song is. my. jam. Also, hearing little kids scream, “DON’T STOP BELIEEEEEVINGGGGG!” is funnier than I can explain here.

Dynamite -Taio Cruz

If you can hear this clean hip hop song and not start bopping around, I can’t help you. My kids love that this one has a fun beat that is easy to shake it to. Just make sure you get the radio edit version.

Better When I’m Dancing – Meghan Trainer

Bonus, with this song for kids to dance to – the music video features the Peanuts and Snoopy! This Meghan Trainer song has the same, fun beat as “All about that Bass” but way more kid friendly. Because, really, everything is better when you’re dancing, right?

What Makes Your Beautiful – One Direction

Okay, okay – hear me out. Yes, it’s a notoriously obnoxious song. BUT it’s so catchy, totally kid-friendly, and it can’t help but put a smile on your face.

The Man – The Killers

Okay, so this one might not be what you’d expect to see on this list, but it’s Ryan’s all time favorite song ever. It’s fun, got an awesome rock beat, and is HILARIOUS to hear kids sing. “I got gas in the tank/I got money in the bank/ I got news for you baby, you’re looking at the man.”

I Got a Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

This is a fun throwback, but I’m pretty sure it’s against the law NOT to dance to this clean song. OG Black Eyed Peas are known for great dance tunes and good times and this is the perfect example. My kids adore it!

Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

I’m a big fan of country songs for kids, but even wholesome country boys can sneak in some naughty language. Thomas Rhett is definitely one of them (see: Vacation and T-Shirt) but this song is not only sweet, but a clean dance song for kids.

The best part of a dance party is that you really don’t need much – a playlist, some way to play that music, and room to shake it is really the basic necessity.

Turn up these clean dance songs for kids and start shaking away all of the stress and bad mood!

Okay so tell me – does your family enjoy family dance parties? What are you favorite kids dance songs?

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