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What are the 9 Fad Dances to Teach Your Kids?

Who doesn’t love to dance? Dancing is one of the activities that can be enjoyed by kids and even kids at heart. Everyone just loves to move their bodies and just get lost in the beat of the music. More than just giving in to your free spirit and creativity, dancing is also a great way to bond with your kids.

If you’re from Phoenix, AZ, you’ll be pleased to know that there are many dance companies that can nurture or develop your children’s love for dancing. Besides jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop, you can also let your children experience and have fun with other types or variations of dances.

To supplement their formal training and for you to spend more quality time with your kids, here are the top nine fad dances that you can try out with your kids.

1. The Macarena

This Spanish 1990s dance song is probably the best one-hit wonder of all time. If your kids have seen the movie Muppets Most Wanted, they will also be familiar with this dance craze. The best thing about Macarena is kids can master the dance steps in less than 20 minutes. It’s always a fun dance to do at any party or gathering.

2. Cha Cha Slide

This is one of the easiest dances that you can teach kids since it does not require any memorization at all. As long as you can clap your hands and sway your body as you listen to the song, you will look good doing the Cha Cha Slide. Make sure that you give yourself and your kids enough space before you start your practice session since you’ll do a lot of sliding, hopping, and “taking it back”.


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This fad dance was released by the Village People in the 1970s. The song YMCA never lost its popularity even after 50 years. The steps only require arm movements that any kid can memorize quickly. The song was even featured being done by the Minions, which all the more added to its appeal to the younger generation.

4. Thriller

If you think that this song is best for older kids because the dance steps are complicated, you must check out Jennifer Garner’s version of this famous song in the movie 13 Going on 30 and you’ll realize that it can liven up any boring day.

5. Vogue

Do you want to see your inner Madonna moving around and going with the flow? Then you must try this song and enjoy every move with your kids. The song is hip, perky, and lets them do all sorts of fun and crazy poses. Definitely IG or YouTube-worthy!

6. Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)

Released in 2015, this dance craze is more popular with kids. Actually, the tables can turn and they can be the ones teaching you how to dance to the song. The catchy lyrics and fun dance make it more appealing to the public. You will find many versions of this song on YouTube.

7. Chicken Dance

Tired of teaching kids so many dance steps? Go with this Chicken Dance song because it only has four steps that can be memorized even by your toddlers!

8. Gangnam Style

This is a Korean song that hit the music boards in 2015. Its video got the first two billion views on YouTube! The steps that come with this song are very simple and you can do it perfectly even without practice.

9. Hokey Pokey

No one could figure out what this song is all about. What’s certain is this dance craze is very simple and you can do this with kids at any age. It’s taught in pre-school and is loads of fun to do with a group of kids.

If you’ve got nothing planned for the weekend or are looking for worthwhile activities that you can do with your kids, dancing is always a good suggestion. It’s good exercise too and can help work up an appetite for that weekend barbecue or family dinner.

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