Dance is one of the most basic forms of self-expression and children embrace the joy of dancing to a beat. However, as our kids grow older and studies start taking priority, kids are forced to relegate their dancing shoes in a corner. During this period other extracurricular activities such as sports, drawing, public speaking take precedence and we often end of neglecting dance.
If you are having a party for your child, you know that it will be difficult to keep all the kids engaged at all times. With their lack of attention span and bubbling energy, it will be challenging for you to keep them busy and entertained throughout. Kids dance party games can help you. Dance games keep the mind and body of kids engaged and help improve various skills.
Kidz Bop is a great YouTube channel with plenty of dance along videos and a few dance tutorials to popular music – just search ‘dance along’ or ‘tutorial’ within their channel and you will get a good range of lessons. A few videos are tutorials in the sense that each step is broken down and taught before being performed, but others are dance along and easy enough for kids to just follow learn through repetition.
Jaime from Cosmic Kids Yoga takes your child through a series of yoga poses and movements as she retells well-known stories. There is a vast library of videos and playlists with instructional videos on the correct technique for various poses being around two minutes in length compared to the yoga stories which are a perfect half hour or more each!
Saskia’s Dansschool is exactly that – Saskia’s Dance School in which the teacher of the school, Saskia films her students performing simple warm ups and dance routines and uploads them to YouTube for her students and other kids to follow along. They have put together a kid’s and teens’ easy dance videos playlist comprised of a good amount of three to five minute follow along dance routines.
Haschak sisters are four singing and dancing sisters ranging in age from 13-18 and their content really appeals to young girls, tweens and teens. Their songs are catchy and they have a YouTube following of over 6 million subscribers!
Mihran Kiakosian is a choregrapher, performer, director and more. He has toured with Britney Spears, Madonna and Ricky Martin and worked with many other muscians. He has had his Youtube channel since 2008 and has a fairly robust uploading schedule to his channel.
National Dance Institute (NDI) is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by ballet star Jacques d’Amboise. Through school partnerships, after-school classes, public performances, and teaching artist trainings, NDI uses dance as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them toward excellence both in school and in life.