Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Baby Shuffle

Jumping Jack and the Thriving 5 has been hard at work preparing a skit on Rudimentary Movement Abilities in infants. Collectively, we have put a lot of time and effort into our presentation. We chose to do a parody of "The Cupid Shuffle," calling our song "The Baby Shuffle." On Monday, we put the final touches on the lyrics, planned the choreography, and ran through the skit several times. By Tuesday we had all memorized the lyrics and were able to do a few practice runs, which went very well. Today we made our matching shirts and again, did a few more dry runs at full-speed. Isn't that why they say practice makes perfect? For the most part, I think we are all excited/anxious to perform in front of our classmates tomorrow, and we are definitely interested to watch our classmates' presentations. Hopefully everything will run smoothly. Once we have pictures and video of the skit, I'll be sure to post, so stay tuned. In the meantime, is a copy of our lyrics:

One – control your head and your neck, yeah
Two – now hold that trunk, push your chest, yeah
Three – sit up with help, then alone, yeah
Four – stand up with help, then alone, yeah (x2)

They say I’m a baby and I say no.
I’m growing up strong and learning as I go.
I go from a scoot way up to a walk.
So all the babies can learn to talk, yeah.

We’ve got a brand new dance
To learn to use our muscles
A brand new dance
It’s called the baby shuffle
It don’t matter if you young or you old
(Here we go) We gonna show you how it go

Hold your head and your neck
Yeah your head and your neck
Get that trunk, lift that chest
Get that trunk, lift that chest
Now sit with support, and now by yourself
Now walk it with support, then walk it by yourself

Now it’s time to walk but with support
Keep on walking but hold someone’s hands
Now walk by yourself but with a lead
Keep on walking but all on your own

First you scoot your butt across the floor
Then you crawl; just use your arms, yeah
Now it’s time to creep, get on all fours
Now let’s bear walk it all by yourself.

Scoot it right, scoot it right, scoot it right, scoot it right
Crawl it left, crawl it left, crawl it left, crawl it left.
Now creep, now creep, now creep, now creep
Bear walk it by yourself, bear walk it by yourself

Now you see what I’m talking about
We represent for the babies let’s shout!
Where we known for crawling about
We’re gonna show you what we’re talking about.

First you reach out your hand out for something
Second you grab a hold, hold it tight, yeah
Then you drop it with good release, yeah
Put it all together now all by yourself (x2)

Reach it right, reach it right
To the right, to the right, to the right
Grab it left, grab it left
To the left, to the left, to the left
Now release, release
Now come on and release
Now walk it by yourself, walk it by yourself (x2)

And do the baby shuffle
Now let me see you do the baby shuffle
It’s Jumping Jack and the Thriving Five
Dr. Yang running class got another hit indeed.

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