START 7 DAY FREE TRIAL
show

Join the Happy Camper Live Community!

Start 7-Day FREE Trial

100s of on-demand activities

Real instructors and coaches

Daily live programming

Watch our original web series

Upload your own videos to the campfire

Enter contests and more!

Not ready to join?

Browse our select free content from activities, a worldwide program listing, blogs, the camp store, and more!

Click where you see this FREE icon!

Don't forget to sign-up for our free newsletter, with tons of fun ideas to keep your kids inspired and engaged all year!

Get FREE eGuide

Activities

5 Activities For Kids Who Love Dancing

Written By: happycamper

Dancing is a fun activity that helps channel kids’ energy, while improving their physical health. Regular dance practice can increase flexibility, range of motion, stamina, balance and strength while contributing to positive mental health. Learning a new dance move can help build self-confidence and spark creativity. What are you waiting for, let’s get dancing!

 

Here are 5 activities for kids who love dancing. 

 

Spotlight

Requirements: 4+ players, music, open floor and spotlight (a flashlight would work)

Goal: Be the last player remaining.

Rules: Select one kid to hold the spotlight and another to work on the music. The one with the spotlight should be in the center of the floor. As the music starts, kids start dancing and the person holding the spotlight will shine the light on dancers one by one. The one who controls the music can stop it at any time, and when the music stops the dancer who is in the spotlight is out. The game continues until one dancer is left.

Spotlight is a fun game that allows kids to dance freely, but also adds a competitive aspect.

 

Dance Musical Chairs

Requirements: 4+ players, music, music and chairs

Goal: Be the last player remaining.

Rules: Like musical chairs, dance musical chairs is an elimination game where the last player remaining wins. Set the chairs up in a circle around the dance floor. Start with one chair less than the number of players. Kids dance until the music stops. Then when it stops they have to dance their way over to a chair. No running allowed. Runners get disqualified. The kid who doesn’t make it to a chair is out. Remove a chair and continue with the next round. This goes until the last round when the winner is declared! 

Dance musical chairs is a fun take on the classic game. 

 

Emotions Dancekids dancing

Requirements: 2+ players, music and emotion card

Goal: Learn to express different emotions through dance.

Rules: Use a large posterboard and draw faces to reflect different emotions or write the words. Use happy, sad, scared, angry, etc. To play, raise a card for the kids, and they dance to the theme of that emotion. Pick music that matches the mood of the emotions. Play some pop for happy and maybe an instrumental song for sad. 

The emotions dance is a fun game that allows kids to experiment with different styles of dance while learning to connect with music.

 

Build A Dance

Requirements: 3+ players and music

Goal: Build a dance together while working on memory skills.

Rules: Pick a song you want to make up a dance to. Each person will take turns adding a move to the dance. The first person will come up with a few seconds of movement. Then everyone repeats the movement. The second person will then do the movement of the first person and add on their own movement. Then everyone repeats that sequence, and on it goes. Eventually you will have created a dance to an entire song.

Building a dance together allows fun collaboration while working on kids’ memory skills. 

 

Try Our Campsballet

Happy Camper Live has ballet, tap dancing and hip hop camps your kids can try.

Hip Hop Happy Camper Guru, Larry Albright, will teach you how to bust a move during Hip Hop Camp. Learn how to do the whip, the wave, pop and lock, glide and so much more! 

At Ballet Camp, Camp Counselor Lisa will teach you the basics. At Tap Dancing Camp, Camp Counselor Nicole will teach you Irish step dance, tap timestep and more!

Show us your moves on the Campfire!

Tagged:- activities for kids, activities for kids to try at home, dance camp, dance games, dance lessons for kids

RELATED ARTICLES

Activities

Arts and crafts

Make A Friendship Bracelet: Zigzag Candy Stripe

We’re back and we have another great friendship bracelet pattern for you to try! If you’re new here I recommend popping over to our Chevron pattern tutorial, so you have an idea on how to make a friendship bracelet for a beginner. If you’re familiar with bracelet patterns then you may know this one, the […]

Activities

Gift Guides

Parents

Happy Camper Live Holiday Gift Guide 2021

At Happy Camper Live, we are all about that camp feeling all year long.  Whether it be in person at a day camp, sleepaway camp, specialty camp, holiday camps or camp mom and dad. Our mission is for all kids to experience that feeling of finding their passions, or hobbies or just killing an hour […]

Read More...

Activities

Arts and crafts

3 String DIY Artwork Projects

Get creative this winter! Here are some fun art projects to do with your kids this holiday break. String art is a fun way to be creative and create patterns. Try something new and play with string art.   String Art With Nails Have you ever thought of creating artwork out of yarn, nails, and […]

Read More...

Cooking

Family activities

Cookie Recipes For The Holidays

Who doesn’t love cookies; they are warm, fluffy, gooey, chewy, and just so tasty! You can try these five easy recipes at home and decide which one is your favorite.   Chocolate Chip You can never go wrong with a classic chocolate chip cookie. You can add as many chocolate chips as possible in them […]

Read More...

Family activities

8 Tips To Sticking To Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year already started, making New Year’s resolutions can be hard because you want to make sure they are ones you can keep throughout the whole year. So, what kind of things can you stick with? No more soda, less T.V. time, read more books, or eat less candy. Here are 8 tips […]

Read More...

HAPPY CAMPERS

Trusting Your Gut

Read More...

Essential School Supplies For At-Home Learning

Read More...

How To Make A Constellation Scope

Read More...

5 Great Arts and Crafts Camp Activities

Read More...

categories

Activities (106)

Arts and crafts (30)

Camp stories (9)

Camp traditions (17)

Campers (57)

Cooking (15)

Family activities (44)

Featured camps (11)

Gift Guides (1)

Music (5)

Outdoor adventure (16)

Parents (47)

Podcast (16)

School (8)

Science (5)

Sports (21)

STEM (2)

Water sports (1)