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Creative Dance

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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Music can lift the soul and make everyone happy. Bring in the dancing and everyone has fun. It's a great way to express yourself creatively and develop gross motor skills.

Time: As long as you're having fun
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Music
Scarves
Space

Here are a few creative dance ideas to try.

Method

Free Dance
Choose some lively music. It doesn't have to be nursery rhymes, turn it up loud and get dancing. Join in too and your kids will have even more fun. The key is not to be self conscious. Wiggle your bottom, shake your arms and jump around. My baby even joins in waving his arms and legs as my toddler and I shimmy around. There's some great music especially for kids that's more unique than standard nursery rhymes. I highly recommend anything from singer songwriter Nick Cope.



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Musical Statues
A favourite at many birthday parties, this creates a lot of giggles. While the music is on, dance about and when the music stops you have stand as still as a statue in the position you were in. This is great for balance too.



dance, dancing, preschool, toddler, music, game, party


Animal Dance
This is a fun way to add a little structure but not too much. While the music is playing, call out the name of an animal. Everyone has to try and dance and move just like that animal. Elephants, snakes, rabbits and birds are all fun and generate different styles of movement and use of muscles.



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Some animal inspiration



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Two little animals dancing


Scarf Dance
To add a little something to your crazy dancing, why not try introducing scarves. Try different lengths, colours and textures. Wave them, shake them and twirl the around. Even babies can join in with this one.



scarf, scarves, sensory, dance, toddler, preschool



Categories
#Any Age
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Music
#Dance
#Games
#Gross Motor Skills
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