Kids love these dances and adults love them as well. Whenever I go to a fancy party ( wedding, Bar Mitzah, etc.) I am always amazed that adults jump up to do these dances led by the MC.
When I got married a pleaded with the band NOT do any silly party dances. I wanted a romantic and classic feel. They did it anyway. The funny thing is the dance floor was packed with people in fancy outfits flapping their arms like chickens. I realized that party dances (dances that already have choreography or are led by someone) give people permission to be silly, to dance with abandon.
See if you can find a moment this week to have kids and adults of all ages dance together. Lead the dance so your dancers don't have to think, they just have to follow. Dancing together as a community is fun as well as creates bonds between generations. Get silly, dance with abandon no matter what your attire is for the day.
Some fun party dances:
- Hokey Pokey
- Chicken Dance
- Electric Slide
- Cha-cha slide
- Cotton Eye Joe
- The Twist
Keep dancing with the kids in your life, flap your arms, put your elbows in and shake 'em all around because that's what its all about!