The world of TikTok may still be quite a mystery to you, but it is one of the most popular apps among kids and teens, with almost a third of its user base under 19 years old. TikTok is all about discovering the current trends and you’ll find everything from the newest coffee flavours to money tips and the latest pop culture memes. Another big draw of TikTok are the dance trends. These easy-to-learn dances are synonymous with the social media platform and have fuelled many dance challenge trends.
TikTok dances can be a fun activity that involves the whole family including kids from toddlers to teens. Worried that you have two left feet? You’ll be able to find a number of instructional videos for popular TikTok dances, so you can take your time to get familiar with the dance and then run the rest of your family through it. While some TikTok dances can be quite challenging and designed for the TikTok experts, but many are easy and even your toddler can get in on the action.
Here are some popular kid-friendly TikTok dances that have been consistently trending. Gather the family and be on your way to becoming TikTok famous!
Get dancing with these popular TikTok trends
1. TikTok Chicken Dance
The Chicken Dance is a fun one to loosen up and get started without much complex choreography! It’s a dance and prank all rolled into one — get everyone onboard to dance like chickens. As everyone starts, you back away leaving only the kids to the chicken-dancing. Get ready for all the laughing that will follow.
2. Siren Beat
This is a classic on TikTok. The kids can easily join in on the trend with the easy choreography. There are even videos of teachers doing the Siren Beat with the entire classroom, so it’s a great one to go for with the entire family.
3. Unicorn Dance
Unleash your imagination with The Unicorn Dance. This quick and fun routine is great for the younger ones to dance around with some uncomplicated fist pumping and fun spins. Perfect for a #kidschallenge.
4. Blinding Lights Dance
The Blinding Lights challenge is not the easiest but it’s made for stars in training. Fun and featuring a catchy tune, kids can do this dance solo or with the whole family. Bring out this dance for some movement on days when the kids have spent too much time studying or in front of the screen.
5. Oh Na Na Na Dance
A much-loved TikTok dance challenge, Oh Na Na Na has two variations — an older one that tests your footwork and stamina, and a fun and refreshing newer one with easier steps made viral by professional dancer Maja Salvador and her daughter. Enjoy polishing up your movements and conquer the stage as a family with this dance.
Set the stage for your child to shine
Do you have a budding performance arts enthusiast at home? Apart from letting your little stars shine on TikTok videos to build their performance arts portfolio, you can enrol them in MindChamps Académie of Stars. As Singapore’s premier performance arts school, we nurture the performer in every child using our signature Champion mindset to adopt the practice of 100% Respect and Zero Fear™ in their mastery of performance arts skills.
At MindChamps Académie of Stars, we train your Champ to stand out from the ordinary. With our holistic programmes in music, singing, drama, dance and communications, we offer a learning environment that not only allows talent to flourish, but also the overall development of their character. Whether your child is interested in expressing themselves through music or drama activities, we have the right signature, specialised or short term programmes for them.
For the TikTok dancer, you can consider programme options from the STARS Performance Training to develop a combination of singing, dancing and acting skills, to the multi-faceted Musical Theatre Programme and the seasonal and school holiday workshops to explore their talents.
During the December school holidays, you can get your child started on fun performance arts experiences beyond TikTok with our Stars High School Musical and A Not So Frozen Christmas musical theatre workshops. The younger ones will enjoy Jingle Bell Rock Camp sing and dance workshop, and The Muddled Chameleon speech and drama workshop.
Aside from being a performance arts school, we set up your child for success with our own talent management division, Young Champs Agency. Our agency represents young extraordinaires in Singapore’s performance arts scene, serving as a bridge to the global entertainment industry.
Speak to us to get your Champ started on their performance arts journey!