The other day I saw a post about a line-dancing instructor who, because she couldn’t teach in a classroom, took it to the streets of her neighbourhood. This is a really great way to dance, get some exercise in and still be able to physical distance. Though I personally am not into line-dancing, I would still be up to someone doing other types of dance where we could still physical distance.
There are a variety of dance moves you can easily do while safely physically distancing. If you know how to teach any of these, maybe bring it to the streets of your neighbourhood. If you don’t already know the moves, learn them and start a community physical distance dance party.
If you don’t want to take it to the streets, why not start a virtual dance party!
The Stroll is both a slow rock ‘n’ roll dance and song that was popular in the late 1950s. To perform The Stroll, you would have two lines of dancers, men on one side and women on the other facing each other. You will then move in place to the music. If you want to get fancy, each paired couple then steps out and does a more elaborate dance up and down between the rows of dancers. Just make sure you keep 6 feet apart at all times!
Check out Jive Space and Black Cat Boogie! Once we are out of pandemic jail, they will be back at giving lessons! Black Cat Boogie has a few events pending, so check those out on Facebook as well. In the meantime, there are some YouTube Videos that give you the basics.
Here are a few videos to get you started.
The Charleston was a very popular dance in the 1920s and really is a lot of fun! We need to bring it back!
The Twist is not only a song, but was a dance made popular by Chubby Checker, but it’s a fun work out! Click here for a fun article about the story of The Twist!
If you want to keep your dance moves at home, a good friend of mine, Katie Laplante has a video on her YouTube channel and she has a video where she teaches you some Latin dance moves.