Can you really ballroom dance to Christmas Carols? Santa Claus is coming to town and you can bet he’ll have to perform a “quickstep” to get it all done! The holidays are a magical time, but they can be exhausting as well. With all the shopping, the cooking and the general merry-making, some people might decide to pull a Scrooge and skip the season out this year.
But your local Fred Astaire Dance Studio has an idea that’ll put a jingle in your jive and have you feeling that Christmas spirit again in no time. How about some holiday dance videos that’ll have you moving under the mistletoe — and grooving with that festive feeling just in time for the holidays.
Dancing With the Seasonal Stars!
You can always count on the pros from “Dancing With the Stars” to put on a true holiday extravaganza! For this video, we went all the way back to the show’s season 21 finale. From the sparkling set to the festive costumes, these moves are sure to put you in a holiday mood.
“A Christmas Story” Finds Tap Dance Glory!
You’re not likely to put your eye out, but you might twist an ankle if you try to keep up with this toe-tapping take on this classic Christmas movie. Many of you have probably seen “A Christmas Story” on television, but did you know it was a hit Broadway musical as well? Little Ralphie’s quest to snag a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun gets the song and dance treatment in this video from the 2013 Tony Awards.
“The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing”
We turn to another holiday classic for this video. Nothing about this clip screams the holidays except for the title of the movie: “White Christmas.” This dreamy scene has Danny Kaye and Vera Ellen floating as gracefully as snowflakes — before things really crank up into high gear. The eggnog must have kicked in.
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Proof that every time is the right time for a line dance!
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
OK! So there’s not much dancing here, but our own dear Fred Astaire will surely get you in the Christmas spirit with this classic clip. It’s a holiday favorite and a message that rings true to this day.
Whether it’s dancing to Christmas Carols or ballroom dancing throughout the year, you can learn to dance at your local Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Find the one nearest you at fredastaire.com. to Happy Holidays to all!