The 5 Best Dance-Related Christmas Traditions

Christmas, and the rest of the holiday season, provides so many fun opportunities for you, your family and your loved ones to enjoy one another’s company. Traditions are the best because they make the best memories and bring your family together in the midst of everyone’s busy schedules. They’re even more fun when you incorporate a little DANCE!

Here are a few ways you can add dancing into your annual Christmas traditions:

Dancing around the Christmas tree

Going to a tree farm with your family and picking out the perfect tree to bring home is a classic, family-fun tradition. And decorating it at home is even more fun! 

Consider adding a “Decorating Dance Party” to your holiday calendar this year. Blast some Christmas music like Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and All I Want for Christmas is You and it’ll be hard NOT to dance. 

Christmas Cookie and Gingerbread House decorating 

Sometimes it feels necessary to make a mess in the kitchen and decorate present and stocking shaped sugar cookies and gingerbread houses. The best part is that you get to eat your design when you’re done!

Try dancing your way from the counter to the oven to burn off some of those yummy cookies you’re about to eat. Dancing is a great way to burn fat all times of the year.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is fun at all ages, but it definitely gets more and more tiring as you get older. It’s also a little nerve-racking bringing your young kids to the slippery ice for the first time. But it’s the same as anything else – practice makes perfect. 

If you bring them enough in one season, they’ll be dancing around the ice, weaving between the other kids. AND if your family members are real pros, then try coming up with a fun family choreographed routine to do every year! 

Kiss Your Man or Woman Under the Mistletoe

Ahh the mistletoe – the slyest move in the book. This holiday season, try strategically hanging up some mistletoe around the house to show your spouse or significant other how much you love them. Maybe try twirling them around a little too!

Dancing with your partner during the holiday season can be very romantic. Making it a tradition can become even more special, as you will look forward to it every year!

Opening Gifts on Christmas Morning

This is obviously your kids’ favorite. It’s also pretty fun for us to watch our kids jump up and down in excitement when they see what Santa brought them. 

Throw on some Christmas music during this fun tradition and soon your kids will be dancing with their new toys – which will make for some great photos!

If you’re looking for a new holiday tradition, try signing up for one of AFD Dance With Me classes, formerly known as our Mommy and Me classes, this holiday season. These classes can serve as a fun, new way to bond with your youngster – and they make a great Christmas gift too! Check out our programs to learn more about them and our other classes.