TikTok, a popular short-form video platform, is blowing up with fun, hilarious dance routines. Learn some of the popular ones with your kids and get ready for the LOLs!
A third of the world’s population is currently in quarantine (no) thanks to Covid-19, and we’ve been racking our brains to find something entertaining for our kids. Between these educational YouTube channels and online websites to browse, we’re on the hunt for something a little more lighthearted. Well, it has come to our attention that our tweens and teens have caught the TikTok bug and are obsessed with its hilarious videos – many of which include dancing in pairs or in a group. Even the celebs are in on the case (we see you, Courteney Cox)! Well, score some points as the cool mum or dad and hop on the TikTok train with the kiddos, thanks to these entertaining viral TikTok videos you can dance to with your kids.
1. The Renegade dance
If there’s one popular TikTok dance routine you have to learn with the kids, it’s the Renegade dance. Why? That’s because it’s the app’s most popular dance, and for good reason – a stylish set of moves and a catchy beat to top. We should warn you: it’s not the easiest dance routine to learn. Well, if you need some help, follow this easy (and hilarious) TikTok to get learning!
@jalaiahharmonLike we hit the lottery 🆙🔥🥳 @addisonre @charlidamelio♬ original sound – _.xoxlaii
2. The Blinding Lights challenge
Here’s one just for the dads! The McFarland family recently went viral with their TikTok with this choreographed dance to The Weeknd’s Blinding Light. The video’s so popular, it’s surpassed nine million views. It’s also probably our favourite TikTok video to boot. Now, this is exactly the type of parent we’d like to be…
@the.mcfarlandsYou asked for it… Here it is 📸 ##blindinglightschallenge ##blindinglights ##happyathome♬ The Weeknd – Blinding Lights – gregdahl7
3. Gordon Ramsay’s got a new recipe in town
If you’re a fan of Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef or any other competitive cooking reality TV show, you’ll know who Gordon Ramsay is. He may be famous for his anger, temperament and delicious recipes, but this accomplished chef is also one of the countless celebrities who has joined TikTok and has served up video after video of hilarity. Watch as he dances to one of the biggest hit songs on the platform with his daughter Tilly. Definitely not the cooking video we’re looking for…
@gordonramsayofficialNot sure this is a recipe I can get behind @tillyramsay…..##happyathome ##lifeathome ##fyp ##recipes♬ Cheryl – Yung Gravy
4. These adorable grandparents doing the Cha Cha Slide
What’s cuter than a puppy? Well, these two grandparents are solid contenders. Watch as they dance the Cha Cha Slide by Ssica in this adorable TikTok. Psst, the moves are so easy, even the little ones can dance to it – we know they will!
@grandpachan##데일리필터 ##tlog ##다따라해보기 ##grandmamarina ##grandpachan ##손주들을위해 ##deargrandchildren ##foryou♬ chachaslide – Ssica
5. The Hit Every Beat challenge
We had the macarena, and now the tweens have the ‘Hit Every Beat’ challenge. It’s simple enough – you start out with your usual macarena moves before you hit the woah. What is the woah, you might ask? Well, watch this TikTok to find out…
6. The Savage challenge
Ask your tween what TikTok dances are currently trending and they’ll probably mention the Savage challenge. Sure, the moves might seem a little risque but that doesn’t mean families can’t do it too. If you’re unsure, watch this family of six crush this challenge effortlessly. #familygoals
@chillchillchillchillblow this up because it took 3 days to teach the uncoordinated ones the dance ##distancedance♬ Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
7. The Something New challenge
Now, this is an easy TikTok dance for the little ones: Ciara and her husband, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, recently posted a TikTok of their adorable family dancing to Wiz Khalifa’s Something New. This is peak quarantine, wholesome family content at its finest. Too cute!
8. The Don’t Start Now challenge
Ask any millennial, Gen Z or hip mum or dad and they’ll know who English singer Dua Lipa is. And, if you hop on to TikTok, you’ll see variations of this dance challenge going around. Our favourite? This mum dancing along to the song with her baby in tow. We’re sure it’s a great workout – plus, the baby is adorable!
@sarahmagusaraSo baby wanted to be me 🙄😂🥰 dc: @thexhan♬ Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
And lastly, the Flip The Switch challenge…
Okay, so we know this technically isn’t a dance challenge, but it has everyone doing it because it’s so simple. We’re talking politicians like Senator Elizabeth Warren, celebrities like J-Lo and A-Rod and even mums and their babies. There are so many good TikToks out there, but personally, our favourite of this challenge has definitely got to be this one – who knew grandma was so sporting!
@stephanie.depenaI love my grandma 😂 Don’t let this flop! ##flipswitchchallenge ##flipswitch ##fyp ##grandma ##xyzcba ##foryoupage♬ Nonstop – Drake
Alright, we’ve worked up a sweat. Now it’s your turn! If you’re having trouble learning these dance moves, don’t worry – even celebrity parents like Mark Wahlberg has trouble, too.