Dora's Dance to the Rescue
Airdate October 11, 2005
Season 4
Episode 18
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Dora's Dance to the Rescue is a Dora the Explorer TV movie. It is also the 18th episode of Season 4.



Dora, and Boots, try to rescue Swiper the Fox from a magical bottle after getting tricked by a dancing elf.


Dora, and Boots is going to tell you the story about the magic bottle. The magic bottle contains the little-dancing elf but the only way he can get out is if someone open his magic bottle, and they get magically stucked in. Swiper is walking by the dancing elf, with his wand, decides to trick Swiper inside the magic bottle. and then Swiper opens up the magic bottle and magically get stucked into the magic bottle, and the dancing elf is free and goes dancing through out to the rainforest. Swiper calls Dora, and Boots for help and they’re surprised to see that Swiper is stuck inside the magic bottle. Dora tried to opened the magic bottle and Swiper tells her that if she opens up the magic bottle that she’ll get stucked in. The magic bottle comes to life and says that the only way to get Swiper out from the magic bottle. is to go walked in the castle for the King’s dance competition and the prize is one big wish. Map tells us them in the order to get to the castle they have to go walked into the pyramid, and sail across the ocean, and walked to the castle. the Map tells us where do we go next? is to walk into the pyramid. Dora, Boots, and Swiper, find Tico to hopped on an aeroplane and they get a ride on an aeroplane from Tico. Then they got three parachutes and jumped off the aeroplane. The trio gets walked into the pyramid, it was dark in here, inside the pyramid. and then Swiper gets a flashlight in his Swiper’s pocket inside the magic bottle. when they try to go inside the pyramid, the Mountain Goat warns them about the bugs inside the pyramid. like the marching ants, wiggling spiders, and sneaky snakes. then, the pyramid is opening, and he saw the fountain, inside the pyramid. just like an elevator. then the garden is growing, then, they saw the three Mountain Goats, down near from the pyramid. then, the Mountain Goat hopped down near from the pyramid. to the three Mountain Goats. and then, Dora, Boots, and Swiper, sliding down from the pyramid. and the only way they can get by them is to do their dances. and the Map tells us we walked into the pyramid. where do we go next? is to sail across the ocean. the dancing elf said to his wand, where do we go next? is to sail across the ocean. They found Isa and her bike Dora, Boots, and Swiper, they rode the bike towards to the ocean. They succeeded and their next part of their journey is the ocean. Dora, Boots, and Swiper, gets The Pirate Pig and his piggy crew to help them sail across the ocean. and then, Swiper also falls down in the water, and get swallowed by a Whale. the only way to get him out was if the Whale sneezed him out. So they called Backpack and Backpack had some pepper. The Whale sneezed out Swiper. While they’re sailing with the pirates, a Stormy Storm comes and tells us them to get past him is to do the pirate dance. and they dance to the Stormy Storm is impressed and gives them pirate treasure which is a pirate party with balloons, cake, goody bags, streamers and music. and the Map tells us we walked into the pyramid, and sail across the ocean. where do we go next? is to walk in the castle. Dora, Boots, and Swiper, they thanked to the pirates, and start to walk in the castle. When they approach the steps to the castle, a castle guard tells them that they can’t entering to the castle, without of their fancy clothes. When all hope seems to be lost, when Benny the Bull comes in his hot air balloon and give Boots wears a red bowtie and Dora is wearing a beautiful purple gown. The castle guard allows them to go inside and King Juan el Bobo announces they start of the dance competition. The dancing elf does all the dances correctly but Dora and Boots are able to keep up with them. King Juan el Bobo says it’s a tie between Dora, Boots and the dancing elf, then the king says that the tie-breaker is to make his mother dance but she says she doesn’t like dancing because she thinks it’s silly. Dora, Boots, and Swiper, gets everyone in the castle and even the King’s Mommy to dance and king Juan el Bobo declares Dora and Boots to be the winners and the guards and bringing their wish box that allows them to make their one big wish. Dora and Boots and wish for Swiper free from the magic bottle and he is free but the magic swirls around the dancing elf but Dora asks king Juan el Bobo if the dancing elf can be free from the magic bottle forever and the king allows it. The dancing elf apologizes for tricking Swiper and he is able to dance out of the magic bottle for good. King Juan el Bobo‘s mother dances with the dancing elf, and everyone can dance in the castle dances happily.

Places in this episode:

  1. Pyramid
  2. Ocean
  3. Castle



  • This is the first double-length episode to use the instrumental Dora the Explorer Theme Song from Seasons 1-2 with a Character Find during the closing credits.
  • This is the 2nd double-length episode to have 3 places.
  • A different font style was used in the closing credits.
  • In the credits it said "Dance to the Rescue".
  • This is the last episode to premiere in 2005. On top of that, the copyright actually used the year it premiered in the end credit sequence.
  • This is the 3rd double-length episode of the series.
  • This is not the first episode of the series to use the 2005-2008 Nick Jr. Productions logo.
  • This is the 94th episode of the show.
  • Dora's voice is the same as the one used in previous episodes, but it sounds noticeably different. The voice has already debuted in Go, Diego, Go! before this episode aired. This voice will be debuted again in Dora's World Adventure.
  • This is the second double-length episode where Map is asked more than once.
  • This is also the first double-length episode where there is no star catching, though the star pocket can be seen on Backpack throughout the episode.
  • Dora was not supposed to have her star pocket in this episode. It was supposed to be hidden just like in episodes Dora's World Adventure and Dora Saves the Mermaids.
  • The graphics has been changed in this episode just like the background and Dora having smaller eyes. All of these things have been used in Season 5.
  • Dora's Season 5 look has been debuted in this episode.
  • This was the second episode to use the extended version of We Did It. The first was Dora's Pirate Adventure.
  • When Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song, they ask "What do we need?" and answer "One big wish" instead of the last place, the same question from the Season 1 episode Sticky Tape.
  • Diego does not appear in this episode.
  • Before everyone starts singing We Did It, Dora and Boots do not say "We did it!" Instead, King Juan el Bobo yells out "Let’s dance!" to begin the song.
  • Swiper is on his good side without any swiping because he’s stuck in the bottle and wants to get out so Dora and Boots help him get out which he appreciates.
  • Dora does not use the picture pop-up sequence that show the places she’s going, she instead uses Map as her guide.
  • This is the first episode Swiper sings the Travel Song with Dora and Boots even though they don't say "Where are we going?" or the last place after saying that as the answer.
  • The Fiesta Trio do not sing the I'm The Map song with Map.


  • When Dora sings the Travel Song, her hand keeps going through to the magic bottle.


Video game by Atari based of this TV movie:
Dora the Explorer-Dance to the Rescue videogame

Dora the Explorer-Dance to the Rescue videogame

Character Find

Swiper the Fox

Dora the Explorer Season 4
Dora's Fairytale Adventure | Daisy, La Quinceañera |Star Catcher | La Maestra de Música | The Shy Rainbow | Swiper the Explorer | Star Mountain | Big Sister Dora | Super Babies | Catch the Babies | Dora's Got a Puppy | We're a Team! | Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine | Dora & Diego to the Rescue | A Crown for King Juan el Bobo | The Mixed-Up Seasons | Best Friends | Dora's Dance to the Rescue | Save Diego | Dora's First Trip | Baby Jaguar's Roar | Dora's World Adventure | Boots to the Rescue | Baby Crab | Dora Saves the Mermaids