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7 Silly Dance Moves to Get Your Kids Moving

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Keeping your child active – both physically and mentally – is one of the most important jobs that a parent has. Teaching your kids some silly dance moves will get their bodies moving while they learn key principles of music, including rhythm, tempo, and more. So turn on some music and try out these fun and silly dance moves for kids!

Animal Dancing

Most children love animals! For this activity, turn on an upbeat song and call out the name of an animal. Encourage your child to dance however they think that animal would dance. Call out a new animal every 15 to 30 seconds, or whenever you sense that your child is getting bored with the current animal. Give them the chance to take the lead sometimes and call out animals for you to mimic. Want to have even more fun? Let your child “sing” along to the music as each of the animals!

Slow Dancing

Exaggerated, emotive movements are fun to do and amusing to watch. Turn on a slower song (some classical music would be perfect) and encourage your child to move as slowly as possible. Try out classic dance moves, such as twisting, disco dancing, or spinning. It’s also fun to incorporate daily activities like pretending you’re walking, running, hula hooping, or making breakfast. This is a great exercise for your child’s balance and overall motor skills!

Freeze Dancing

A classic children’s game that your kids are sure to love is freeze dancing. Turn on some music and let your child dance however they want – but periodically pause the music. Whenever the music stops, your child must instantly stop whatever they are doing and hold the pose until the music starts again. You can make this game more fun by watching your child closely and making sure you pause at a funny moment, like when they are balancing on one leg, spinning, or squatting.

Repeating Dance Pattern

Similar to the electronic Simon game or Bop It, this game is all about patterns and repetition. Start the music and teach your child one simple dance pattern, one step at a time. For example, start by raising one arm. After you demonstrate the move, your child should repeat it. Then raise your arm again, just as you did the first time, and add a new move like jumping off the ground two times. Once your child repeats the string of moves, continue to add a new move and watch the dance pattern grow longer and longer. In addition to the physical and musical benefits to this game, it’s a great way to work on memory skills!

Classic Dance Moves

While they may seem old-fashioned and cheesy to an adult, classic dance moves that everyone knows are new and fun for a child. Try out classic moves of days-gone-by like moonwalking, the Charleston, robot dancing, the twist, raising the roof, the macarena, the running man, and the sprinkler. Not only will your child have a fun time, they will also get a lesson in pop culture!

Dances from Around the World

Learn about the culture and history of other countries around the world by trying out their dance moves. After watching examples on YouTube, you can try new moves from salsa dance, Bollywood dance, or Kozachok (the Russian dance where the dancers squat and kick their legs up). Be sure to turn on music from the country your dance comes from to expose your child to the different sounds heard in music from around the world.

Music Videos

Even the most creative people run out of ideas sometimes. When you can’t possibly think of another dance move, sometimes it’s fun to turn to someone else for some inspiration. Find an appropriate music video on YouTube and have your child try to follow along with the dancers. This activity works best if your child has never seen the video before, so that they will be completely surprised by every new move. This will work your child’s processing skills, as he or she must quickly determine what the dancers are doing and figure out how to perform the move with their own body, all before the dancers move on to the next step.

Did you enjoy trying these silly dance moves for kids and want to find other ways to support your child’s artistic development? One way to keep your child interested in the arts is to sign them up for private lessons. No matter if you choose private lessons for dance, music, or visual art, you will be helping your child grow artistically while learning skills. And who knows – maybe this interest will grow into a career path or incredible talent for your child!


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Dancing the Silly Dance - GGB News

By Richard Schuetz Mon, Jul 11, 2022

It was a nice letter, but with lots of other things to worry about—pushed by lobbyists with longer histories and deeper pockets—it’s unlikely much will come of the missive sent by the Congressional Gaming Caucus to Attorney General Merrick Garland, according to savvy gaming observer Richard Schuetz.

“… don’t you like to write letters? I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something.Ernest Hemingway

Maybe I have been hanging about the gaming business too long.

The gaming space had a bit of buzz of late over what is being called the “Congressional Letter.” This is a letter sent by Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), co-chairs of the Congressional Gaming Caucus, and signed by an additional 28 representatives. The letter was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, who is probably sitting idly by in his office waiting for a project that would give him something to do.

Of course, the politicians worked to make news of the letter through their networks. The American Gaming Association put it out on their wire. The affiliates generally ran with it, several of the leagues joined in, and it had a fair shelf-life on the gaming news cycle.

I guess all of that is good, for the letter suggests offshore sports betting websites can be the source of much evil in the world. That may, of course, beg the question as to why would people with perfectly good access to sportsbooks within their ‘hood bother to seek out a site offshore? Over the years I have found there is a funny thing about markets—and that is they tend to work, and they tend to work for a reason.

Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but if an offshore operator owes you some money, it probably doesn’t warrant you losing any sleep. My guess is they will all stay open and busy for quite a long time.

By way of a buzzkill to all of those folks embracing the importance of this letter, these types of actions are not new. They are just part of a silly dance in Washington and beyond. They are oftentimes a valuable tool before elections to remind certain companies that these politicians are on the job for them and deserve a political contribution or two. The lobbyist folks like to run with such campaigns for it keeps them top of mind with the people who pay their bills and gives the impression they are doing something. And the affiliates wake up every day searching for content, and this type of thing is generally low-hanging fruit. So, these letters do serve a great many beneficial purposes.

A decade ago, during my time in California when I was on the Gambling Commission and was the consultant on iPoker, sports betting, and iGaming matters to both the governor’s office and the senate legislative gaming committee, I began looking into such topics as the offshore delivery of gaming products. In this research, I had the good fortune to discover another industry that had a situation where some Americans preferred offshore sources for a product—and this was the pharmaceutical industry.

Back then it seems many folks preferred to receive their prescription drugs from other countries rather than from their neighborhood drug store. Why? Because the drugs were considerably cheaper when purchased from afar. There is a very simple reason for this, and it is our domestic sellers have fundamentally higher-cost conditions in the operation of their businesses. Without going through a list of technical reasons for these higher-cost conditions, let it be argued that the basic cost condition which makes domestic drugs so expensive is the drug companies send a ton of money to politicians and lobbyists, and this results in both higher costs to consumers and a curious set of rules that chokes the life out of anything resembling a competitive market. Therefore, to keep a boatload of politicians and lobbyists awash in drug company money, the consumer must pay the freight with higher prices… or go offshore.

And this continues. This morning in my spam filter I deleted several emails offering to sell me prescription drugs from Canada. If one has ever visited a town on the Mexican side of the U.S. border, one will note that about every third store is a farmacia. And the dark web is also a part of the supply chain for prescription drugs. So, like with sports betting, one notes there are some very viable markets for prescription drugs in non-local markets.

It is also interesting to note the gaming argument against this type of behavior has been essentially stolen from the drug folks, and that is that all kinds of bad things may happen to the consumer of these offshore products. With drugs, you may drop dead, whereas, with sports betting, you may be dealing with a money launderer (other than your bank, of course) or some such thing. But enough people are willing to consume these drugs that many (with an emphasis on many) billions of U.S. dollars are spent on them. So too it is with sports betting

It is also important for the gaming folks to understand that the drug folks own a great many more politicians than the gaming folks presently do. Moreover, the drug companies have been annoyed about this offshore stuff for a great many more years.

I would guess that the gaming folks can feel comfortable knowing that once Merrick Garland has read through all of the drug letters, he will get to those written about the gaming industry.

In the meantime, enjoy the silly dance.

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How not to look stupid on the dance floor?

How not to look stupid on the dance floor?

1. The dance floor is a “stage” with special rules. The main rule is "Do not disturb others" : do not push, do not whip everyone with your hands, do not stomp with your heels, do not stick cigarettes, do not pour drinks, do not be pushy. To make it pleasant to be around you and look safe for others, you should adapt the dance to the conditions of a limited space. Amplitude swings, kicks, elbows, jumps, splits and randats are not suitable for the dance floor. You must be able to move compactly and in a variety of ways. nine0006

2. The only dance suitable for the dance floor is improvisation where you move spontaneously in real time. Movements arise as a consequence of the reaction to the sound, and not the repetition of memorized "expressions". Have you ever interacted with a robot at a technology expo? Remember your emotions when you ask him a question and wait for an involved reaction, and he monotonously answers you with a formulaic answer, often unrelated to the question. People dancing bundles evoke similar emotions. nine0006

3. Dancing on the dance floor is a form of communication, not a performance . The movements create the background, but are not the goal. "Dance for relaxation" means that you dance while relaxing, chatting with friends. When you dance a bunch, you completely deprive yourself of the opportunity not only to communicate with friends, but also to perceive others, enjoy the party, listen to music. All attention is directed to remembering and reproducing the sequence of movements. Movements must be performed automatically at the level of motor memory in order to engage in improvisation, creativity and communicate freely. nine0006

4. In order to win people over properly, you need to move in a relaxed and natural way, for this movement should be simple and comfortable. Movements should convey the mood of the music, they reveal your state and perception of the sound. From the point of view of style, the movements should correspond to the music that sounds, so a bunch invented for music of a different style will not look harmonious.

5. Move according to your style . No matter how beautifully the choreographer dances, but if you have different types and you don’t feel the same as him, his movements will look sticky on you. It is important that the movements you are taught be flexible in style, i.e. so that they can be given different properties and manner. Only under these conditions will your knowledge be applied in practice and merge with your personal style and charisma. All movements in our program are freely adaptable to any style of music and suit people of different types and builds. They can be danced both at a disco in a stiletto skirt, and at a social reception in an evening dress. nine0006

6. Move in a balanced way whole body, including all muscle groups; this will allow you to dance for a long time and not get tired, due to the fact that the load will be evenly distributed throughout the body. This will allow you not to overwork, not sweat like a horse and stretch the pleasure of dancing for the whole party.

7. You need to be able to move in a wide range of moods : from light unobtrusive dance to active and incendiary at peak moments. To do this, you need to be able to do the same movements, do it differently in terms of presentation, style and activity. nine0006

8. Your dance should reveal your strengths, not your weaknesses . Dance is a weapon, but it should not be directed against you. If your muscles are atrophied, then your every movement will scream about it. With good physical shape, even the simplest movements will delight with their beauty. The main objective of our program is to restore atrophied muscles, and teach you how to do simple things, but beautifully.

9. You must have a good rhythm, basic movement and coordination . Without these skills, dancing will not work. Plastic is loyal: it cannot be done wrong, you can always refer to your taste. With rhythm, everything is much tougher: if you do not get into the rhythm, it is immediately noticeable, and smearing past the rhythm is not forgivable.

10. Now the most important thing: in order to dance well, it is enough to master only a few movements of high quality . No one will count how many movements you know, but everyone will see whether these movements are beautiful or not. What matters is not what you dance, but how you do it! The overall impression of the dance will be determined not by the quantity, but by the quality of the movements. The good news is that it only takes a few sessions to master a few movements. nine0006

How not to feel stupid in your first dance class

You have decided to enroll or have already enrolled in your first dance class. This is good work. But we guess that you feel uncomfortable knowing that there is no experience behind you. It's quite possible that you feel like an eccentric (poorly said, right?), like any person on the first day at a new school, at a university, at a new job.

Even a strong will at best will make you smile sweetly, but will not give you inner confidence. Now we will try to fix it with this mantra:

“We are all in the same boat, the teacher is on my side, this will be over soon. And in general - I'm cool.

And to be more convincing, let's take the mantra apart as professional surgeons (who said that surgeons don't dance?).


Look around. Do some new students seem more confident than others? Maybe even with a smart look they talk about movements and music? This is all will, gathered into a fist, and inside they are no better than you. The same flashing neon sign-question: "WHAT AM I DOING HERE?!" If you look at these "confident" a little longer, you will notice both embarrassment, and awkwardness, and everything else that is always inherent in a person in an unfamiliar environment. nine0006

And in general, everyone, even a professional dancer, once came to an unfamiliar place with strangers and tried to do something that he had never done before.

And if you've never felt stupid, you've never done anything new.


Your dance teacher wants you to succeed. He wants it even more than you. Every night he falls asleep with the thought that tomorrow the student will come, who will definitely succeed, who is so great to teach something, who will succeed. Perhaps he is thinking about you. And, except by experience, this cannot be known. nine0006

If the teacher corrects you, it does not mean that you are a bad dancer. He just wants you to experience a surge of strength from the realization of how much hard work you have achieved something.

And when a dance teacher tells his friends about his students, he is most proud of those who may not always succeed all at once, but who do not quit halfway through.


And I don't mean the first class at all. Your panic will end, and with it your failures. nine0006

The brain would be great at writing a melodrama script, it's so good at making things worse. A couple of awkward steps or a fall, and we are ready to hang the stigma of "eternal loser" on ourselves.

Remember that in the second lesson you will feel half as stupid as in the first. And by the fourth, only a weak sprout will remain of this vile sensation, which can be easily crushed with one confident turn of the leg in the dance.

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