Dance Games – It Is Your Turn To Be In The Spotlight!

Kids love to dance! And whether you are a great dancer or not you’ll have a ton of fun with these dance games. So, join the kids and have a blast!

Dance games are great boredom busters, fun games for rainy day or any day. They make awesome activities for any party for kids, teens and even adults.

Who doesn’t love to move to the music!

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1. Spotlight

Many of us would enjoy some time in the spotlight but in this game being in the spotlight is not a good thing…

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • flashlight
  • music

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. Form a circle. One person stands in the middle holding the flashlight (spotlight).
  2. The music starts.
  3. The people in the circle start dancing.
  4. The spotlight holder shines the light to the dancers. Moving it around so that only one dancer at a time is in the spotlight.
  5. The music stops.
  6. The dancers stop. The spotlight holder freezes and keeps the light on the dancer that was in the spotlight when the music stopped.
  7. Whoever was in the spotlight is out of the game.
  8. Continue playing until only one dancer remains.

ALTERNATIVE WAY TO PLAY:

A. Dance moves with no elimination.

The dancer who is in the spotlight when the music stops goes to the center of the circle and shows her best dance moves. Then she will become the next spotlight holder.

b. dance moves with elimination…

The dancer who is in the spotlight when the music stops goes to the center and shows his best dance moves. Then he is out of the game.

2. Dance Switch

I hope you know various dance styles! Even if you don’t, you’ll have a ball playing this dance game with your kids.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • music (any music OR a mix of various music styles: hip hop, jazz, square dance, disco, ballet, country line dancing, samba, rumba, waltz, jive…)

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. Play music.
  2. The dancers start dancing.
  3. When the music style changes, change your dance style. OR call out various styles such as hip hop, jazz, square dance, disco, ballet, country line dancing.)
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3. Freeze Dance

Get ready to freeze or you are out.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Music

HOW TO PLAY:

  • Play music.
  • Everyone dances.
  • Stop the music. The dancers freeze.

    The one who keeps moving is out.

4. Do All The Moves

How well can you remember new dance moves? If you’re like me… then not very well. Nevertheless, this game is FUN!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Music

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. Form a circle.
  2. One dancer goes in the middle and does a dance move.
  3. Then she goes back to her spot.
  4. The next person goes to the middle and does the first person’s dance move AND a new move.
  5. The third dancer does the first two moves and adds another.
  6. And so on until the last dancer gets in the middle and has to do everyone’s dance moves.

Optional: If someone does not remember all the dance moves, she is out. Continue until only one person is left.

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5. Stay In Your Spotlight

It’s your turn to be in the spotlight…

and make sure you stay in it!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • washi or duct tape
  • cardboard or poster board circles (optional)
  • music

HOW TO PLAY:

Form teams of two or more people.

Each team needs a designated area “spotlight” to dance in. Make the spotlights by taping cardboard circles on the floor. You could also simply form a circle with a tape.

Make it big enough for the team to dance in but not too big… otherwise it will be too easy.

  1. Play music.
  2. The dancers dance in their spotlight. They must stay inside their circle or area.
  3. Speed up the music. The dancers must speed up their dance moves.
  4. If a team member steps out of the spotlight, the team is out. OR that dancer is out.
  5. Whichever team is left (or has one member left) in the end wins.

Make the game more challenging by starting out with large spotlights and making them smaller as the game progresses.

6. Musical Dance

It’s like musical chairs without the danger of having a chair pulled out from under you…

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • dance styles or moves written on index cards
  • music

HOW TO PLAY:

Place the index cards upside down on the floor forming a big circle with them.

  1. Start the music.
  2. The players dance around the circle of index cards. (Not stepping on the index cards.)
  3. Stop the music.
  4. The players turn around the index paper that is next to them and do the dance moves written on it.

7. Dance Spots

This one is so much fun!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • tape
  • music

HOW TO PLAY:

Mark dance spots with tape. If you have five players, make four dance spots in the corners of the game area.

  1. One person stands in the middle. The others in the corners. One player in each corner.
  2. Everyone starts dancing. You could assign specific moves for each dance spot.
  3. The person in the middle will at a random time shout: “change” and everyone runs to a new spot. The person in the middle tries to get to a dance spot too.
  4. Whoever is left without a dance spot, goes in the middle.

8. Elimination Dance

If you fit the description you’re out!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • index cards
  • paper bag
  • music

HOW TO PLAY:

Write down random things on index cards and put them in a paper bag or a hat.

Somethings to write down:

  • Whoever is wearing something green.
  • Whoever has a braid.
  • Whoever is wearing glasses.
  • Whoever did push-ups today.
  • Whoever has a pink phone case.
  1. Start the music.
  2. Everyone dances.
  3. Pull out an index card and read it. Anyone who fits the description is out.

These dance games are perfect for teen birthday parties.

9. Choreographer

Did you ever want to be a choreographer? Now is your chance!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • music

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. Form a line or a couple.
  2. One person goes in the front and shows a dance move.
  3. Everyone does it together.
  4. Another person goes in the front and does another move.
  5. Everyone does the first move AND the new one.
  6. Keep doing it until everyone gets to come up with a move or two.

10. Dance Corners

Pick a color and hope it won’t be picked!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 4 different color flags, pieces of paper or tape
  • the four colors written on index cards (one color on each card)
  • paper bag
  • music

HOW TO PLAY:

Mark each corner with a different color.

Put the index cards in a paper bag or a hat.

  1. Start the music.
  2. The players dance in the middle of the game area.
  3. Stop the music.
  4. Everyone runs to a corner. Any corner.
  5. Pull out an index card and read the name of the color.
  6. Everyone standing in that color corner is out.
  7. Keep playing until you only have only one player left. (When you have only two players left, they can’t go in the same corner.)

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