Author: VicHealth, a Victorian Government Agency that works with experts, evidence and research in health promotion. Last updated: 29 Apr, 2020

Get inspired to bust some moves at home on International Dance Day: see how these Victorian women are dancing at home

Because Wednesday 29 April is International Dance Day, we're sharing how two of our This Girl Can – Victoria ambassadors are dancing to stay active and feel great during the coronavirus pandemic.

Our This Girl Can – Victoria ambassadors are everyday women who came forward to share their love of physical activity. They’re not models or professional athletes, they’re women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, getting active at home – however they choose.

 

Karen and her daughter do the Blinding Lights TikTok Challenge, a 15-second dance routine to music

 

Mother does the Blinding Lights TikTok Challenge with her daughter to exercise at home (This Girl Can - Victoria ambassador Karen) - full dance

This 15-second dance routine to the song ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd is one of the many 'TikTok Challenges' that are popular with young people and their families to try, then share on TikTok (a social media platform).

It’s supposed to include at least one parent doing the dance, and Karen’s daughter did the challenge on one leg like her mother, who is a below-the-knee amputee, and feels pure joy when she gets active. See Karen’s story here.

If you're a parent looking for a feel-good activity to do with your kids, why not give it a shot following Karen's moves below?

Mother does ‘the dab’ dance move in the Blinding Lights TikTok Challenge with her daughter to exercise at home (This Girl Can - Victoria ambassador Karen)

Mother does the Blinding Lights TikTok Challenge with her daughter to exercise at home (This Girl Can - Victoria ambassador Karen)

Mother does the Blinding Lights TikTok Challenge with her daughter to exercise at home (This Girl Can - Victoria ambassador Karen)

Mother does the Blinding Lights TikTok Challenge with her daughter to exercise at home (This Girl Can - Victoria ambassador Karen)

 

Jagriti freestyle-dances around her living room

 

Woman dances around living room to exercise at home (Jagriti is a This Girl Can - Victoria ambassador) 

 

Jagriti shows us how some of the best dancing you can do is in the comfort of your pyjamas at home, with some great music.

Jagriti dances to forget her worries and be present. She helps others learn fun ways to move to music too - check out her 30-minute Bollywood dance video here.

 

When it comes to dancing (or any type of exercise or physical activity), it doesn't matter how good you are. All that matters is how it makes you feel and that you're giving it a go.

If you want to get active and feel great, why not try some dancing at home to celebrate International Dance Day today?

 

Disclaimer

As with all exercise programs you need to work within your own limits. If you feel unwell, have any injuries, health conditions, are pregnant or just had a baby, please consult your medical or allied health professional before undertaking any exercise including the activities on this page.

These activities are a collection of suggested exercises to provide you with some ideas to move your body. It is intended for personal use only and is not a substitute for personal healthcare or physical therapy.

VicHealth is not liable for any injuries or harm you may sustain while performing the exercises on this page.

 

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