Games & Icebreakers, Up-Front Games



It’s called Dance Dance EVOLUTION because the style of music keeps changing and changing and students don’t know what to expect next! Here’s how you pull it off.

Bring 2-4 students up front and tell them you are going to play a series of songs that they must dance to…without stopping! Best dancer wins.

Make a playlist or a CD with snippets (I’d say about 30 seconds each) of different genres of music, (at least 10), the goofier the better.

Here are some ideas:

    • The Wiggles (children’s TV show)


    • Country Song (something with a lot of twang!)


    • Rock Song (top 40 will suffice)


    • Polka


    • Opera


    • Heavy Metal


    • Bluegrass


    • Gospel


    • Cartoon Theme Show (like Sponge Bob)


    • Reggae


    Rap/Hip-Hop (make sure it’s clean)

Individuals compete against each other for the best dance composition. You can have 2-4 students compete at the same time. Judge them for who has the most creative moves, who wasted the least amount of time trying to figure out what to do, the one willing to be the goofiest, etc.

Here are a couple of rules to help you make the game a hit with your group.

    1. You can’t just do the same thing the whole time. You have to change your dancing each time the music changes.


    1. Once you stop dancing for more than 10 seconds, you’re out!


  1. Make sure the dance moves are “acceptable” by your standards. (Announce this before you begin, or else you WILL see some “dirty” dancing.)

Have fun!


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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