Not that you should ever need an excuse to shake your groove thang, but this Saturday is National Dance Day! So in honor of this awesome holiday, we’ve rounded up all the best ways your littles can hit the dance floor for some rhythmic fun this weekend. From fresh hip hop moves to ballroom dancing to dance parties, you’re going to want to read on to check out our full list of dance classes and activities that will have your kids moving and shaking all weekend long!
Hip Hop & Tumbling at GroovinKids
Friday, July 26th, 11 AM / Sherman Oaks / 3 – 5 years old
This class focuses on the fundamentals of hip hop dance and beginning tumbling. Your kiddos will learn fun dance steps to funky, age-appropriate music while building rhythm, musicality, and confidence on the dance floor. During the tumbling portion, students build strength and flexibility through basic gymnastic skills.
Tots That Twirl at Happy Baby
Friday, July 26th, 3 PM / El Segundo / 14 months – 3 years old
This ballet class highlights classical ballet positioning, the exploration of moving to classical music, and imagining far away places, characters and stories that touch the hearts and minds of people all over the globe. Tots That Twirl also fuses a yoga element and includes core yoga stretching, balance and posture, as well as breathing techniques that enhance relaxation.
Toddler Mommy & Me Dance Class at Dance for Kids Brentwood
Saturday, July 27th, 9:45 AM / Brentwood / 19 months – 3 years old
Bring your little ones to this introduction to the world of movement for the tiniest dancers! Building coordination and motor skills that will benefit them for a lifetime, this class encourages creativity, rhythm, balance, and listening skills in a fun and easy environment.
Happy Hop Dance Class at Creation Station Studio City
Saturday, July 27th, 11 AM / Studio City / 18 months – 2.5 years old
Does your little one already have a mad swagger and choose Beyoncé over Beethoven?This dance class is filled with the beginnings of a variety of hip-hop movements, however, their primary goal is to help their tiny dancers to achieve age-appropriate developmental milestones in a supportive, creative, and nurturing environment—and of course to pick up a few crazy cool moves along the way.
Twinkle Star Academy Pre-Primary Dance Class at Art of the Dance Academy
Saturday, July 27th, 11 AM / North Hollywood / 5 – 6 years old
Does your child leap, twirl, and dance the day away? This love of movement and creativity is an important part of their growth. Dance uses this natural playfulness to help your child grow happy, healthy, and strong.
Parent & Me Dance Class at Blue Starz Dance & Theatre School
Sunday, July 28th, 9:45 AM / Burbank / 18 months – 2.5 years old
Explore movement and music through the magical world of dance! This class uses props, games, and songs to teach your Petite Performer just how much fun they can have with their little bodies. From the tops of their heads to their tippy toes!
Princess Ballet/Tap at Beverly Hills Ballerina
Sunday, July 28th, 9:15 AM / Beverly Hills / 2 – 3 years old
Young dancers learn basic steps and how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive and fun environment. The use of “dancing bears” and hula hoops enable young dancers to use their imagination and creativity.
Kangaroo Hop JR at Zooga Yoga
Sunday, July 28th, 10:45 AM / Hollywood / 18 months – 4 years old
Kids and adults will have a blast dancing to modern and old school Hip-Hop. Boost your child’s confidence (and yours) while enhancing their memory, balance, and coordination in this playful modern dance class. Following a warm-up, you will work on a basic routine that will have your child feeling like a Pop-Star!
Want to discover and book more new activities in LA? Check out all upcoming activities across the Los Angeles area for even more ways to have fun!