|Dancin' the Day Away|
|Season 1, Episode 10|
|Air date||October 31st, 1997|
|Written by||P. Kevin Strader|
|Directed by||Mitchell Kriegman|
|What's in the Mail, Today?||A Wagon of a Different Color|
Dancin' the Day Away is the tenth episode of the first season.
Bear is feeling great, so great that he rather wants to dance. His favorite dance is the Cha-Cha-Cha, but he finds that the kids of the Big Blue House are dancing as well. Bear finds Ojo dancing a dance that she created herself which is a variation of a famous Spanish dance called "the flamenco" called "the flamingo." When Bear turns on the radio to a channel called WCHA in his room, but leaves to go find his maracas, Treelo comes in and dances. Bear's search leads him to the kitchen, where he finds Tutter taking a nap in the dish rack. Tutter tells Bear that he has "no rhythm, no beat," but Pip and Pop arrive to school him in dancing. Shadow sings a song about a dancing teddy bear.
- "Dancing the Day Away"
- "The Otter Dancing School"
- "The Bear Cha-Cha-Cha"
- WCHA Is Missnamed As Place Radio (Styled As place Radio) On The U.S. VHS Box.
- The theme for this episode is about dancing.
- "The Otter Dancing School," track 7 of More Songs from Jim Henson's Bear in the Big Blue House, includes DJ type sounds in the background, but only on the CD.
- This is the first episode Directed by Mitchell Kriegman, the show's Creator.
- In this episode, the credits get short. Only A Wagon of a Different Color and Music to My Ears will have that happen.
- The credits get short in this episode just only It’s a Wonderful Life and I Love Lucy TV series have that happen.
- The credits get short only in the three episodes where there is a Shadow segment.
- Technical Team Eugene Meienhofer, Jason Horn, Steve Garner, Jim Washburn, Keith Conod, Jack Cooke, Mark Cox, Frank Biondo, Pascal Grieco and Chris Myers are uncredited.
- Bear in the Big Blue House Volume 3
- Party Time with Bear (2000)