Tiny Tunes for Families: Giraffes Can't Dance

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's Early Childhood Programs (for children ages 3-6) introduce orchestral music to the youngest listeners through interactive, hands-on experiences with music.  

Learn and grow with Gerald the Giraffe as he overcomes adversity, discovers his talents, and finds music that inspires him to dance.

Based on the book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.

Giraffes Can't Dance On-Demand Digital Concert 

Join the SLSO from wherever you are for Tiny Tunes: a free concert that blends orchestral music and children's literature into a 30-minute interactive concert experience. Beloved music from Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals brings the inspiring story of Giraffes Can't Dance to life as children make music along with the SLSO.

Giraffes Can’t Dance Family Activity Sessions

Saturday, January 14, 10:30 am CST

Saturday, January 21, 10:30 am CST

Join SLSO Early Childhood Manager Sarah Ruddy for two fun-filled Family Activity Sessions where we’ll use creative movement and music to continue the learning from Tiny Tunes: Giraffes Can’t Dance. No matter your musical background, your entire family will be singing, dancing, and playing instruments together!

This event will take place on Zoom. It is free, but advanced registration is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tiny Tunes: Giraffes Can’t Dance is created in partnership with Ready Readers, COCA, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Closed captions and audio description are available. Audio description provided by MindsEye.

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Tiny Tunes is supported by:

Moneta Group Charitable Foundation

SLSO digital concerts are supported in part by a generous grant from the Berges Family Foundation.