Dance Challenges are super popular these days with kids and even adults too! Celebrities are even joining in on the dances that have gone viral. Dance challenges songs are fun and will get you and your kids moving! Even the shyest kid may not be able to resist busting a move.
What Are Dance Challenges?
A dance challenge usually comes from someone making up a dance to a song and then others try to do that same dance or make up their own moves to the same song. Do you remember the running man challenge from a few years ago? Everyone was doing the running man challenge and you would see it all over your Facebook newsfeed. The running man challenge song was a 90’s song called “My Boo” that got stuck in your head from seeing the dance challenge go viral. It was a simple dance that most people could do so it caught on quickly.
Usually, the artist of the song or a regular smegular degular person will start the dance challenge and everyone will do it and then it may go viral. Sometimes the artist has no idea that their song is going to go viral because of a dance challenge. Other times, the artist may strategically use a dance challenge to help their song rise to the top of the music charts.
Who Can Do a Dance Challenge?
Anybody can join in on the fun of a dance challenge! You can create your own or join in on one that has already gone viral. Just learn the dance steps and you can even add in your own little twist. Use the hashtag of the dance challenge when sharing it on social media if you’d like other people to see it. A dance challenge’s hashtag is usually just the name of the dance or the name of the song + challenge. A weatherman by the name of Nick Kosir in North Carolina went viral from doing dance challenges from baby shark to the switch it up challenge. He is getting it! I love it!
I have to share Fox 46 Nick doing the Baby Shark challenge too. It’s awesome! LOL
4 Dance Challenges That Made Our Kids Dance!
Our kids love to dance! Our oldest is a cheerleader and the youngest is in ballet. When they see a new dance challenge they usually give it a go. Watch their dance challenge videos below.
Old Town Road Challenge
This is the newest dance challenge that has our baby girl moving! We are loving this song! It’s so catchy and fun. Old Town Road is by Lil Nas X and his song went viral due to people making videos to the song on the TikTok app (Follow the kids @DoubleJAndPlay). His song was recently removed from the Billboard charts for supposedly not being country enough to the people at Billboard which gave the song even more attention.
Baby Shark Challenge
Everyone is doing the Baby Shark challenge, even adults! There are so many Baby Shark remixes these days that it’s crazy! That song isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The Shiggy Challenge
Our kids love Drake’s song In My Feelings! Drake didn’t make this challenge up, someone named Shiggy did and it took Drake’s song to the top of the charts. The In My Feelings Challenge aka the Shiggy challenge has all the kids dancing at school and singing along. Our oldest daughter really showed off her dancing skills with this dance challenge! She practiced until she got it right.
Level Up Challenge
Ciara made a dance challenge up to her song Level Up and had everyone leveling up especially our youngest daughter. She used to be super shy, but she has really come out of her shell since doing ballet. She leveled all the way up for this fun dance challenge!
What dance challenges do your kids like to do? Do you have any favorite dance challenges songs?