Turtle Dance Music
Turtle Dance Music is a children’s music company dedicated to furthering child development through arts-integration, music, and educational entertainment. We spark children’s curiosity and imaginations through interactive, inclusive musical performances that use a wide range of instruments, stuffed animals, games and music technology. Our 45-60 minute long sensory-friendly performances are geared for Pre-K, grades K-5 and students on the Autism Spectrum. Our performances are also accessible to teachers and administrators who want to have a great time with their kids and laugh a lot! Turtle Dance Music believes that your kids are capable of doing extraordinary things. We Help Kids Come Out Of Their Shells!
The Instrument Petting Zoo!
Presented by Turtle Dance Music and AutismFriendlyShows.com (All Ages)
Turtle Dance Music will present a variety of instruments from around the world in a fun and interactive musical show that features tons of animated singing and dancing animals. Students will get to see silly demonstrations of professional musicians playing banjo, drums, didgeridoo, guitars, hammered dulcimers, singing bowls, accordions, xylophones, glockenspiels, conga drums and many more instruments! The Turtle Dance Musicians will share selections from classical music to contemporary pop songs! Each song in the 45-minute experiences is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Students will also have opportunities to come on stage and try out our instruments before or after the performance!
TikTok, Youtube and Recording Your Own Beats: The Music Technology Show! (Ages 12-17)
Do you like the apps TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram and YouTube? Do you like Music Apps? Do you want to open up your creativity and record your own original beats? Do you want to become a DJ in a day? Come to the library and check out TikTok, Youtube and Recording Your Own Beats: The Music Technology Show. This exciting and hilarious show demos exciting and innovative music technology that you can use at the library, at school or that you can show off with friends. By the end of the program you and your friends will have created two to three original beats and songs that can be shared on streaming platforms after the show!
Autism-Friendly Best Buddies Program
(Ages 14 + for teens and adults with autism)
The Autism-Friendly Best Buddies program is a music performance inclusive for all students including teens on the autism spectrum. This 45- 60-minute program includes music technology, karaoke, games, musical instruments from all over the world and comedy. The program can be tailored for different age groups and can be adapted for the developmental needs of any group who is participating.
Sensory-Friendly Musical Sound Bath for Baby and Me!
(For parents with children 24 months and under)
New parents are invited to bring their children ages 2 and under to this unique sensory-friendly music installation. Children are invited to crawl on their tummies, look at beautiful lighting, touch sensory-friendly objects and listen to beautiful, calming music. This experience is also crafted for new parents and caregivers to get out of the house, meet new friends and experience some music and relaxation in this calm and welcoming environment. This show was created by parents who wished that something like this existed when they were new parents.
ELA and STEM Programming
The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Imagine Your Story! (All Ages)
The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Imagine Your Story features wonderful songs and tales based on classic myths, legends, folk stories and fairytales from Hans Christian Anderson, The Brothers Grimm, the story of Abiyoyo and explores mythological creatures from around the world including Mermaids, Unicorns, Fairies, Hobbits, Witches, Wizards, Pirates and many more! The show engages children with songs, comedy, bubbles, and music technology. It is also crafted to be inclusive for all children including children on the Autism Spectrum. Each song in the 45-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will dance, sing, and use their imaginations.
The Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Reading Rocks! (All Ages)
This is a high-energy performance about why libraries rock! The show engages children of all ages with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology and is also crafted for children on the Autism Spectrum. Each song is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will dance, sing, and understand why libraries are so important for our future. Parents, teachers and caregivers are also welcome to join the fun.
Space! The Cosmos For Kids (All Ages)
Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space-dance-party for kids and teens. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our universe to a thumping beat. Audience members will meet aliens from outer space, sing about our solar system, participate in a rap battle with the sun and learn about the differences between revolution and rotation. Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time.
Songs That Count (Grades PK-2)
Do your kids love to count? Do they love to read books? Do they love making original hip-hop beats? Songs That Count! engages children with a fun, high-energy performance that includes exciting hands-on music, movement and counting activities. The performance will include exciting books, music technology, and visuals about counting, addition and subtraction. The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 45-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will play instruments, try out interactive music technology and dance along through the whole show!
Science: The Musical! (Grades 3-5)
Science: The Musical! engages students in science topics such as revolution and rotation; the phases of the moon; the water cycle; ecosystems/food webs and other science-related topics by integrating music and education. The Turtle Dance Musicians engage students, whether they love performing or are scared to get on stage, in timed challenges, games and activities that will help create original songs and comedy scenes based on the topics. At the end of the class the students perform for one another and retain the information they learned through reflection. We also record the songs and scenes for study-help later! Turtle Dance Music’s objective is not only to reinforce the topics taught in science classrooms but also to create a fun learning environment where every student feels safe and excited to participate.
*The Global Warming Concert (All Ages)
Hope For The Future: The Global Warming Concert is a high-energy music and visual media show about why global warming is happening and what we can do to cool down the planet. The show explores challenges faced by the farming industry, coal, renewable energy, sustainable food sourcing, biodiversity loss, deforestation, carbon pollution and offers optimism and hope for a way forward towards a cleaner future. The show engages children and teens with songs, comedic skits, music technology and is crafted to inclusive for all children including children on the Autism Spectrum. Each song in the 45-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will dance, sing, and understand why our planets future is so important.
Why Ecosystems Rock (All Ages)
Why Ecosystems Rock! is an exciting program about biodiversity, biomes and the food web. The show engages kids with songs, comedy and music technology. The show is a great time for parents, teachers and caregivers. Each song in the 40-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual, and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun at the same time. Kids will dance, sing, and understand why ecosystems are so important for our future.
Wally Water and the Water Cycle (Grades PK-6)
Come on an extraordinary, journey through the water cycle with Wally And The Water Cycle. This original musical is about an anxious drop of water, Wally, who learns to overcome his fear of going through the changing states of the water cycle in a very humorous way. This children's musical will leave audience members laughing, clapping and singing along as it celebrates biodiversity, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, melting and transpiration. The show includes animals, singing, audience participation and lots of humor.
1 Performance: 150 students per performance: *$520*
2 Performances: 150 students per performance: $785
2 Workshops: 50 students per workshop: $570
4 Workshops: 50 students per workshop: $785