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By: Allison Bagley
TL;DR TikTok has made dancing COOL! More kids are finding the love of dance through TikTok challenges. And studio-taught dance class enrollments are up because of it.
TikTok is sparking interest in Gen Z kids to take dance classes later in life. Typically most kids in dance programs start dancing in elementary school, but TikTok is changing that statistic. There is now considerable interest among teens who want to start dance classes for the first time. This sudden spark in interest is due to TikTok showing what it’s like to be able to move your body in really cool ways. How often have you heard, “Did you see that TikTok dance?” …or… when a song comes on, you immediately think about the TikTok dance, seeing it in your mind’s eye.
What’s remarkable is that older Gen Z kids have helped increase studio dance enrollment, especially with hip-hop classes. TikTok stars like Charlie D’Amelio and Addison Rae, famous on the app for their dance moves, are paving the way. Dance instructors are hip to the trends and have also started implementing some of the notable TikTok dance moves into their choreography for their students. You can go ahead and google a studio near you if you want to join. Depending on your area, studios provide both in-studio or zoom classes. Get your groove on!
Written by: Sofia Christensen, Intern
Edited by: Lisa Knight, COO & Mentor