A few weeks ago my husband and I were trying to figure out how to watusi, so we turned to this video on YouTube. It turns out Michael Ivy is a dedicated dance instructor who has a whole list of instructional dance videos. We eyed the list, deduced that playing it in its entirety would take about 20 minutes, and asked our four-year-old if he wanted to dance with us.
The idea of learning dance moves to songs he’d never heard of seemed to entertain our kid, so we decided to take 20-30 minutes from our day and give it a go. Here are a few of my favorites, along with tips to keep your kiddo(s) entertained:
This dance is one of my all-time faaaaaaaaaves, and it’s awesome to have the video to brush up on it! It’s a lot of fun!
Gorilla (part 1, 2, and 3)
The Funky Chicken
Yes yes to The Funky Chicken — just start it up.
There’s a 10 second pause between each video, and we decided to take turns tossing our kid up into the air. This way our arms were moving, and one of us could take a break while the other kept our son actively engaged. This idea might not work for you depending on your partner/kid ratio, but it’s worth a shot! You can play the entire list here.
Does your family exercise together? What do you guys like to do?