This program is so simple, it's ridiculous.
What you need:
-Music! We have a sound system and an iPod on which I have made a playlist, but CD's and a boombox would work, too. Most the music comes from Freegal.
-Things to dance with. You don't need a lot, but some people feel better with a scarf or shaker in their hands. I pull out different things each time: scarves, bells, dancing ribbons, egg shakers, etc.
-People. Don't worry, they will come.
-Comfortable shoes and cool clothes, because you will be dancing your tail off!
There are only 2 rules: everyone, especially parents, must dance while in the Dance Party room and everyone must be safe and kind to each other. If grown ups don't dance I go dance next to/with them until they do. Which is pretty much the best way to enforce rules.
Our Dance Parties are not structured because I like seeing kids dance any way they want, instead of how we tell them to. There are a few songs on the playlist, like the Cha Cha Slide which some kids love because they can follow the directions and feel like they have accomplished something amazing. Basically, there's something for everyone! And when Splish, Splash comes on, it's bubble time (totally optional, but it's pretty fun)! Bubble time is blurry time (pictured below)
If you are interested in our playlist, let us know in the comments and we'll get it to you.