Weekend Dance Party Playlist

January 18th, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness

No baby fingers were stepped on during the making of this blog post.

Just Dance

We don’t have a Wii, but the girls have been playing “Just Dance” at a friend’s house and loving it.  We just recently discovered that you can find many of the dances from this game on YouTube – and now we are unstoppable dancing machines.

My absolute favorite is Mr. Saxobeat, especially the move at 0:36 where she swivels her hips and shoulders. LOVE THAT.  Once I get really good at this I’m going to put my hair in swishy ponytail and go shopping for an identical blue, yellow and pink striped palm tree dress.

The best part?  The appropriate answer should probably be “the best part about this is spending time with my family and being active.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’ll say that while rolling my eyes and hanging my tongue out of my mouth. The family stuff is great – but this is tons of fun with or without the kids.

(Although I must admit, the kids are really cute doing this, especially when we’ve got 4 or 5 of them in our living room all dancing to Rasputin.)

The best part is this is exercise in disguise!  If you’ve played Just Dance (or Dance Central on XBox) you probably know how easily you break a sweat after just a few minutes of strutting your stuff along with these digital dancers. These videos are to thank for about 5,000 hours of exercise this week.

I put together a list of some of our current favorites – but there are about a gazillion more to choose from, so poke around for your own favorites.

Iko Iko by Mardi Gras

Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

Maxine’s Favorites

When I Grow  Up by The Pussycat Dolls

S.O.S. by Rihanna

Ava’s Favorites

Love You Like a Love Song by Selena Gomez

Jump in the Line  by The Sunlight Shakers

Funkytown by Sweat Invaders

Together, these 9 quickly add up to more than 30 minutes of aerobic activity (especially if you find yourself doing Mr. Saxobeat 3 or 4 times in a row).

Anyway, want something cheap and fun to do at home this weekend?  Or maybe a totally different kind of workout?  I don’t know where the computer is located in your house or what kind speakers you have hooked up to it, but I highly recommend moving your furniture out of the way, go full screen with a couple of those YouTube videos up there, crank the volume and ummm, just dance.


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