Dancing is one of the most enjoyable activities that you can do with your children. No matter the age, dancing has a holistic benefit especially on your kids. Self-confidence, discipline, self-expression, creativity, and pride are just some of the psychological benefits that dancing gives.
On the other hand, dancing also helps you and your kids exercise and make it a habit to improve or enhance health.
Below are just some of the dance videos for kids that we chose that we believe will help develop good well-being habits. Baby dance video kids is a selection of channels that babies from 3 years old to kids aged 5 years old can use as practice and supplementary lessons while they mull over whether they want dancing as a hobby.
Enjoy these channels with your little ones!
Description: The Joffrey Ballet School Channel is the official channel of The Joffrey Ballet School in New York, New York. Its YouTube channel is a resource channel for professionals and non-professional ballet dancers, enthusiasts, performing artists, dance artists, among others.
However, it not only caters to adults, but also to kids who have the same passion in dance as the school instills in its students. Although its focus is on ballet, the school also offers other dance forms such as Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Character, and a lot more.
The channel is full of videos that range from basic to advanced lesson on all types of dance. It’s perfect for both parents and their little ones to subscribe to.
How Many Videos: The channel has 121 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel has an unpredictable upload schedule but when it does, uploads are in bulk of two videos or more in a month.
Average Running Time: Videos can run as 18 seconds to a little over 5 minutes.
Age Group: The Joffrey Ballet School has children’s program with a minimum age requirement of 3 years old by the time the program starts. Its website also has a collection of videos for the little one, meant to entice parents in the program.
We would recommend that you join your child when watching videos from this channel because it caters to different ages. Dance choreography is for little ones to professionals in the fields. In addition, it is best to join your kids when watching to let them know you care about their passion as well.
Description: The Fairyland Theater Channel is a channel for the performing arts group The Fairyland Theater. As you may have guessed, the group is an entertainment company that caters to themed birthday parties.
Its channel has videos on their events but also have instructional videos on ballet for children. In fact, their popular uploads are on the ballet classes they conduct for kids.
In this channel, your kids not only get to learn ballet but also enjoy classic fairy tales performed by the theater group. The channel hits two birds with one stone by being a resource for dance and classic children’s tales that will keep your little ones entertained during busy times.
How Many Videos: The channel has 111 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel has an unpredictable upload schedule the trend is on a weekly frequency.
Average Running Time: Videos can run as short as 23 seconds to over 6 minutes.
Age Group: The videos are really for kids as long as they are allowed to watch videos. Aside from the fairy tale performances, the ballet instructional videos are that kind which more mature would-be dancers can save in a playlist.
Parents should be with their children when watching the channel as there are other videos aside from dance that are included.
Description: The Ballet Flowers Channel is the channel for the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. The school is known for its Russian origin and its production of top ballerinas in the world. In their channel, it showcases the life of the students and their classes.
Students range from really young ones to maturing dancers.
If your child develops a passion for ballet, this channel is a good supplementary learning area.
How Many Videos: The channel has 45 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel has an unpredictable upload schedule but the trend is on a weekly frequency.
Average Running Time: Videos run as one minute to over an hour. Videos labeled as “exams” run longer compared to their regular routines.
Age Group: The first class group is composed of really young children starting in ballet, but other videos also showcase upperclassmen’s classes and performances.
The channel is very focused on routines and choreography in classes and performances. There are no other types such as interviews. You may guide your child in terms of her capabilities compared to what she sees in these videos so she knows what to expect.
Description: The London Children Ballet or LCB Channel is the video channel for the performance group of the same name. The LCB is composed of ballet dancers that are 9 to 16 years old only.
These children are chosen from various annual competitions. They usually perform at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End and sells out 8,000 tickets each time they perform. LCB sells tickets at 1 pound to disadvantaged areas and charities for the elderly.
Children who “graduate” from the performing group go on to pursue careers in ballet or the performing arts.
How Many Videos: The channel has 88 videos.
Upload Frequency: The recent uploading trend is on a daily basis, uploading videos in bulk.
Average Running Time: Videos run as short as one minute to over an hour. Majority of the videos are performances which is not surprising.
Age Group: All the children performing are ages 9 to 16 as required by the London Children Ballet.
The performances are mostly for the young generation. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Nanny McPhee are just some of the performances. Although these are approved for general patronage, be on hand when you child asks questions that they might not understand about the recitals.
Description: The Baby Ballet Movies Channel is the official video channel of The Baby Ballet Pre-School in the UK. The school teaches song and dance to babies, toddlers and young children mainly to enhance kids’ physical and social well-being.
The school uses the bear mascots, Twinkle and Teddy to teach class to children. From dance routines, performances and information on their curricula, this channel is a must-save as a playlist by parents. Not only will parents get to learn about engaging their kids to perform physical exercises but babies to kids will enjoy through their play type of teaching.
How Many Videos: The channel has 58 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel does not upload often, however when they do, they upload three videos in a month. In addition, videos are not limited to routines but also performances that kids can enjoy when they have nothing to do.
Average Running Time: The shortest video is 6 seconds showing giggling pupils getting excited to dance in they pajamas. The longest is over 30 minutes showing a whole show.
Age Group: 3 years old and above
Depending on your child policies in watching videos, babies as young as 3 years old are featured in their classes.
Description: The CBC Ballet Channel is the channel for The Children’s Ballet Centre and the Baby Ballet Academy. Both schools have been established in 2009. The academy is CDET-approved or Council for Dance Education and Training.
The Baby Ballet Academy curriculum is especially structured for the really young ones, as early as 3 years of age. On the other hand, its sister school, The Children’s Ballet Centre starts to accept students when they reach 5 years old.
Teachers are well versed in the performing arts and have been in professional ballet companies. In the channel, different age routines are shown, getting your child to feel whether they want to pursue ballet or performing arts.
How Many Videos: The channel has 30 videos.
Upload Frequency: Uploading frequency is staggered. Its most recent upload is a week ago, but prior to that, uploads dates back to 3 months.
Average Running Time: The shortest video is 16 seconds while the longest runs 9 minutes.
Age Group: 3 years old and above
The videos are really apt for your little ones as recommended by the teachers as well.
Description: Prix de Lausanne is a dance competition for young ones who want to pursue a professional career. It is a widely known dance competition attracting dancers of different nationalities across the globe. Its channel of the same name gives a glimpse of the contest, from auditions to final performances and dancer and judge profiles.
It’s basically a reality show except that it focuses on dance alone--without the usual celebrities.
How Many Videos: The channel has 1,834 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel is updated every week.
Average Running Time: Videos run on average of over 2 minutes. But the video themes vary across all the videos.
Parents will need to watch out for judge critiques that might turn your child off of competitions. Be sure to explain the idea of competition to them.
How Cast is a website that focuses on how things are done. It can be about anything from winning the lottery to dancing. In this How Cast, it showcases different Hip Hop dance moves from different people. This means videos have different teachers. In this series, dance steps are taught by choreographer Jeff Cowans. Cowans is a professional dancer and choreographer.
In these video tutorials, Cowans teaches kids on a step-by-step basis. Kids should be able to learn hip hop easily.
How Many Videos: The channel has 28 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel is stagnant at the moment. Howcast videos are taken as how you would approach an article. However, this is a series that can be updated anytime.
Average Running Time: Videos run on average of over 3 minutes. Videos feature a different step every time.
Because these are specifically for kids, parents need not worry about grow up words being mentioned. However, dance steps sometimes are either kid or adult appropriate.
Only you as their parent will be able to say whether the dance steps are for your children or not.
Description: Saskia’s Dance school is a Netherlands-based dance studio. It showcases dance tutorials for kids and adults alike. Its channel, Saskia’s Dance school showcases mostly women dancers.
Sometimes, it also features kids dance routines. This is a Hip Hop dance channel, perfect for little girls and also boys who want to enhance their dance moves for show and tell at school.
In some routines, they are also joined by their dog, Pimmie who acts as their mascot, frolicking around while they dance. They like to label their routines as fitness dances, to help kids and adults use it for Zumba and other dance classes.
How Many Videos: The channel has 131 videos.
Upload Frequency: Upload frequency can be as often as weekly.
Average Running Time: Videos have an average running time of 4 minutes.
Because these are specifically for kids, parents need not worry about grow up words being mentioned. However, dance steps sometimes are either kid or adult appropriate. Only you as their parent will be able to say whether the dance steps are for your children or not.
Description: The Little Gym Channel is the channel for the Little Gym classes. It is a holistic class teaching social skills to develop confidence to enhancing physical strength. Unlike other channels, the Little Gym is both for the parents and children. Its curriculum is especially tailored to help both parent and child to develop a bond as well as learn.
In its classes and videos, it showcases the potential of kids in the first three years of their lives until they are old enough to be on their own. Although programs at the Little Gym channel is not just on dance, it sees it as a core foundation that a child should learn to become healthy individuals.
How Many Videos: The channel has 92 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel is updated on a monthly basis. But the trick to the videos is to give parents an idea of what they can do with their children following the videos.
Average Running Time: Videos have an average running time of over 2 minutes.
Parental guidance is needed because the channel is really for both parent and child. The dance routines will not work unless it is participated in by both because the goal of the channel is to develop holistic individuals. It is only possible with the support of the parents.
Description: The Desert Classic Channel is a channel for ballroom dancing enthusiasts. Although it is not an exclusive channel for kids, it features dances performed by kids in competitions. It is originally meant for dancing partners, Igor and Irina Suvorov, they have somehow included junior competitions that feature different ballroom competitions by young ones as well.
Ballroom dancing is rarely a dance type that is taught to kids, however, its benefits outweigh the reasons why parents would not want their children to learn it.
This channel aims to show that parents and kids can enjoy the classic ballroom dances.
How Many Videos: The channel has 55 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel is not updated but is enough for parents and kids to appreciate the art of ballroom dancing. Mind you, these are professional ballroom dancers, so kids and parents can learn not from amateurs but professionals.
Average Running Time: Videos have an average running time of over 10 minutes.
Because this is not meant solely for kids, parents should guide their kids which videos to watch.
Description: Koreans have some really good dance moves. This is why the channel has over 1 million subscribers. The 1 Million Dance Studio Channel is Korea’s take on dancing. Ever since Psy, Korea has been in the limelight one way or another. Much like Japan, Korea has its own dancing styles different to US and UK.
In this collection of dance videos, you can’t help but notice as well that video aesthetics are uniformed following one branding. This is one of the reasons why the videos are well-received with some videos generating over 200 million views.
In their dance routines, there is a mix of masculinity and femininity in the dance moves. Kids benefit from diversity and get to learn the latest Korean dance moves.
How Many Videos: The channel has 304 videos.
Upload Frequency: The channel is updated on a daily basis with its recent upload trends.
Average Running Time: Videos have an average running time of over 3 minutes.
Just like some channels in this list, 1 Million Dance Studio is not just for kids. We can understand the effect it has on kids with the dance routines, but adults are also welcome to view and learn from these videos. This is why parents should choose the videos that they want their kids to view from this channel. Some songs have adult content, so parental guidance is a must.
Description: If you are not familiar with Just Dance Kids, this is the rage in Nintendo Wii, Playstation and Xbox Kinect. It is a dance-based game where you can choose to dance with popular kids songs while steps are flashed on the screen.
It does not have its own channel but guys at the Galaxy Baby have uploaded a special Just Dance Kids Playlist that you can loop when you want to just dance with your little munchkins. There are 12 videos in the playlist.
How Many Videos: The channel has 12 videos in the playlist.
Upload Frequency: The channel has not uploaded a new Just Dance Kids video since 2014.
Average Running Time: Videos have an average running time of over 3 minutes.
No need for parental guidance once playlist is looped to replay. However, won’t hurt to go on and dance with your kids.
Are you preparing to make your little one the next Maddie Ziegler? It’s best to start them young, and these dance videos are the perfect things to spark their interest and get them into dance.