Challenge #12: Song Charades

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You can listen to an audio version of the challenge by clicking on the play button above or listening on our SoundCloud.

Written instructions are below. 

How to take part

This is your time to play song charades! 

You can participate as a group, bubble or as an online group activity or as an individual! The key to this challenge is having fun and connect with others!


Gather your group together and think about songs you could act out for charades. Then: 

  • Everyone writes down songs in response to the inspiration prompts (and any others you’d like to add) and places them in a pile.

  • Then start playing Charades

  • You can mime the song as a whole or word by word.

  • If you’re feeling competitive, split into teams and award points for correct guesses. Perhaps add a bonus point for being able to name the artist.



  • Think of ways you could express the songs mentioned in We step outside and start to dance in movement, drawing or words.

  • Make a video of yourself, and play charades with someone virtually. You could send this to someone over email, WhatsApp, etc. and ask them to guess the song and reply with their own.

  • Or play along on our social media post on Facebook and Instagram.



Pick a song for the following:

  • Your favourite song

  • A song that makes you want to dance

  • A song that makes you happy

  • A song that you know all the dance moves to

  • A song that you discovered in lockdown

  • A song that you know all the words to

Songs mentioned in We step outside and start to dance are:


  • The Hurricane - Bob Dylan

  • Do I Love You - Frank Wilson

  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers

  • Truth Hurts - Lizzo

  • Maggie May - Rod Stewart

  • Band of Gold - Freda Payne

  • Hung Up - Madonna

  • Proud Mary - Tina Turner

  • 5,6,7,8 - Steps

  • I'm Every Woman Chaka Khan

  • Enola Gay - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

  • I Love to Boogie - Marc Bolan

We’d love you to share your shine with us on our Facebook or Instagram pages @westarttodance or on Twitter using #WeStartToDance so we can find you!


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Download a PDF version of challenge #12

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Released on Monday 30 November at Midday