One of my favorite things to do with my nieces is to dance with them. To turn on a Disney soundtrack or even some classical music and tango, sweeping them from their tiny feet and swinging them through the air, or even encouraging them to freestyle, is an exciting way to get your kids active and to also get yourself off of the couch. Even if you only survive for ten minutes the first few times.
The crazy thing about children is that they are naturally active and energetic. As an adult, you may have long forgotten the days where you come home after being at school for 7 hours and rush back outside to play soccer or basketball. Well, Squally Muffin’s mom and I hurried home and off to dance classes. We did ballet, hiphop, jazz, modern, some African, and even baton twirling. But what does any of that have to do with dancing with your own child?
Ever heard of mommy and me dance classes? Well, at our home dance studio, T. L. Williams Academy of Dance, one of the choreographer’s special treats every so often was to do a parent-child dance routine for one of the biannual dance showcases.