Song and Dance

By Alicia C.

Play Ideas

Compose a song and dance for a special someone!

What you'll need:

  • Dash
  • Xylophone
Set up Time

30 minutes


Here’s a little ditty that tells your special friend what they mean to you. Use this example as a guide, or compose your own song and dance!


  1. Open the Xylo app on your tablet, and make sure that Dash’s xylophone and mallet are securely fastened and calibrated before you begin composing your song and dance! To set up your xylophone, press the menu button on the bottom left corner of your screen.

  2. Once you are set up, tap the colored bars to start making music!

  3. Each measure can have up to 8 notes. You can repeat, or loop each measure up to 4 times, and assign a movement to help express your Valentine’s Day wishes.

  4. Finished composing your song and dance? When you are ready to present it to your pal, press the play button in the center of the screen to begin your performance.

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Here’s Dash’s song and dance for a special friend.

And here’s how we programmed it!

You are my sunshine | my only sunshine | you make me happy

when skies are gray | you’ll never know dear | how much I love you

Please don’t take my sun- | shine away

What song will you play?