Dance party is an easy fitness activity for kids that's both creative and fun. Let your kids dance to their favorite music, and see if you've got what it takes to shake it with your kids.
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Music video dancers, dancers on Broadway in New York, ballet dancers, dancers of all kinds are incredible athletes. If you don't believe it, try this simple exercise on for size.
How to Play Dance Party:Step 1: Make a mix of your favorite songs or wait for one you like to come on the radio. Begin to dance nonstop to the beat of the tune. Lift your legs, swing your arms, leap and twirl in the air. It doesn't really matter what you do, so long as you keep your body in constant motion for the entire length of the song.
Step 2: When the song ends, how does your body feel? How are your lungs feeling? Is your heart pumping at a rapid pace? Why do you think that's so?
Now imagine dancing like that in a 50-minute ballet. You'll have a newfound respect for the professional dancers you love to watch on TV!
For more ideas on how to keep kids active, see:
- Easy Crafts for Kids
- Fitness Channel