At Home Parties: Virtual Dance Competition

With all this time we have been spending at home, I want nothing more than to have a dance party with my friends. Social distancing can make that a little hard, but don’t worry! With my background in dance, I knew I had to find a way to keep it in my life while in quarantine. We’ve created a way for you to have a virtual dance party with your friends, and you don’t have to go anywhere! So, let's turn your house into a club, shall we?

First things first, make a playlist! Spotify is a great way to make a collaborative playlist that everyone can add their favorite jams too.

Now, because I love games almost as much as I love dance, I obviously had to add a little one into this plan. plus, who doesn't love a good competition? Make sure that you have at least 2 different “teams” (even if they only have one person). We broke it up by house, ie. me and my roommate were a team, my friend and her siblings were a team, etc. You also need a third-party team that isn’t participating to be the judge.

Here’s how it works:

  1. The judge(s) pick a song for the first round

  2. Each team has 5-10 minutes to make a 30 second dance and film it, and ten send it to the judge(s).

  3. The judges give a score and pick a winner for that round, and then that team gets to pick the song for the next round.

  4. Do this for 3 rounds (or more if you want), and the team with the most points at the end wins!

For a fun twist: put specific dance moves into a hat, and choose one for each round. Whatever the dance move is has to be included in each team’s dance for that round. Here are some of my favorite dance moves to add:

  • Roger Rabbit

  • Running Man

  • Cabbage Patch

  • Moonwalk

  • Flossing

  • The Dougie

To communicate between rounds with the other team and judges, we used texting and Zoom.

The judges also need a cute score sheet (obviously), so go print ours out!

***If you have more than 2 teams or rounds, just print multiple pages.***

This was such a fun activity that brought a little normal back into my life. It’s good exercise, encourages creativity, and connects me with my friends and family who I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time with. It’s a great alternative to hanging out with friends in person-and gives you a little entertainment as well.

So, friends, Let’s dance!

Stay groovy.


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