Easy dance routines for kids, grab your FREE class right here
Updated: Aug 8
Do you want something to keep the kids entertained, fit and active all at the same time, with out leaving the house? Check out our guide to easy dance routines for kids and find out how to grab your FREE, no strings, street dance video class today!
My names Jen, I'm director of dance company Hip Hop Pop based in Essex in the UK. I've been teaching street dance for 20 years, and I understand how integral dance is in keeping youngsters physically and mentally fit.
Did you know?
Dance improves memory
Dance activates the brains reward centres
Dance makes you more intelligent
Dance reduces stress and anxiety
Dance increases your confidence
Dance increases cardiovascular endurance
Dance makes you stronger
Dance increases muscle endurance
Dance builds on motor skills
Dance can make you more flexible
...And so much more, dance is an all-round-benefit WINNER! So by providing you with this ultimate guide to easy dance routines for kids, we hope to encourage many more youngsters to enjoy dance, as much as we do and reap the physical and mental rewards, by giving it a try at home first.
As well as being a really fun form of exercise, dance is a way for kids to express their creativity, imagination and emotions. Dancing can also increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength, and stamina. It can also help keep their heart healthy.
The movements involved in dance can improve balance and co-ordination and correct poor posture. The brilliant thing about dancing is it's free, you don't need any special kit, and you don't even have to leave the house. So go on, put on some music and give it a try." - NHS - Change for Life Website
Our favourite 3 YouTube dance tutorials (of mixed styles) we think your youngsters will want to give a try!
1. KIDZ BOP UK - Can't Stop The Feeling Dance Tutorial
Choreographer of Kidz Bop UK, Shaun Smith, is a friend of ours here at Hip Hop Pop. Shaun has vast experience in street dance and commercial styles, check out Shaun and the Kidz Bop gang, showing you an easy dance routine for kids:
2. ROSIE MCCLELLAND - 'Handstand' dance tutorial
Have some fun with one of our own, Kayleigh Dettmer, a guest tutor here at Hip Hop Pop, Kayleigh teaches and choreographs. and here she is teaching these commercial style steps with singer Rosie McClelland, to her single 'HandStand'. Dance along with this easy dance routine for kids!
3. ZOO NATION - Get into dance workshop
A little more technical - but a fantastic introduction to Locking with Zoo Nation's Bradley Charles. Zoo Nation are a very well respected UK dance theatre company. Check this out:
4. BONUS VIDEO - Superheroes Dance Too
In 2021 I wrote a children book called 'Superheroes Dance Too!' where you meet characters Boom and Snare who are young superhero dancers, you can learn a dance for free to their special song at : www.superheroesdancetoo.co.uk
There's so many resources available to get youngsters moving and grooving! We hope you've been able to make use our 3 favourite YouTube: Easy dance routines for kids videos helpful.
Stay safe and keep dancing!
Jenny Bater-Sinclair - Director