Children's Dance Team Name Ideas

By Mary Strain
A children's dance team name should convey the idea of dynamic energy.

A children's dance team has energy, and it doesn't hurt to focus on that energy when naming your group. Words that convey youth and enthusiasm help create a sense of excitement about your dance team. Build the buzz by choosing a name that does your young performers justice.

Youth

If the primary idea you want to convey is the youth of your dance team, choose names that suggest newness and vitality. Animal names may be appropriate if the children are very young, such as "cubs," "chicks" or "guppies." If your dance team excels in gymnastics, a name that suggests leaping, such as "grasshoppers" or "joeys," helps give a sense of their talents. Phrases such as "new kids," "young guns," "junior" or "upstarts" paint a picture of freshness and energy. Possible combinations might include "The Yuma Young Guns," "Tap Upstarts" or "Dancing Bear Cubs."

Energy

A kids' dance team name should convey energy above all else. The promise of a lively, energetic performance is one of the main draws for your audience. Words like "racers," "explosion," "lightning," "jumpers," "blast," "zoom," "tornadoes," "rockets" or "tsunami" are a promise that the performance will be exciting. Possible combinations: "Kids Dance Explosion," "Zoom-ba Kids," "Celtic Jump Jr.," "Clogging Tornadoes" or "Praise Rock-it Kids."

Type of Dance

The type of dance your team primarily performs may logically be included in its name. Words that identify dance genres, such as jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, square dance and Zumba tell your audience exactly what sort of performance to expect. "Jazz Juniors" or "Ballet Babies" paint an even clearer picture of your group.

Theme

If your dance team is built around a certain theme, such as an area of the country, local culture and tradition, religious worship, or ethnic heritage, it's appropriate to select a team name that reflects those themes. Choose place names or words signifying religious or ethnic heritage. If your group celebrates ethnic heritage, choose a name in the mother tongue signifying unity, remembrance or tradition.

About the Author

Mary Strain's first byline appeared in "Scholastic Scope Magazine" in 1978. She has written continually since then and has been a professional editor since 1994. Her work has appeared in "Seventeen Magazine," "The War Cry," "Young Salvationist," "Fireside Companion," "Leaders for Today" and "Creation Illustrated." She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.