Making Memories on the Dance Floor

July 24, 2023

How to Get Your Family Dancing


My fondest memories from childhood revolved around dance. Growing up in a very artistic family, there was no way to escape learning new rhythms, trendy dances, or traditional cultural styles of movement. Dancing is truly a great way to bring the whole family together and it can be a way to create lasting memories in a fun and unique way. 


Whether you’re looking to learn a new dance style or have fun with your family, getting everyone to hit the dance floor and break a sweat can be a great way to spend quality time together.


Dance has a remarkable ability to strengthen family connections in several ways. Firstly, when family members come together to dance, they engage in a shared experience that fosters a sense of unity and togetherness. The act of moving in sync with one another creates a bond that goes beyond words and enhances non-verbal communication. Through dance, family members can express their emotions, thoughts, and personalities in a unique and expressive manner, allowing for a deeper understanding and connection.


Dance also requires cooperation and collaboration. Family members must work together, supporting and encouraging one another, to learn and perform dance routines. This collaborative effort cultivates teamwork skills and builds trust within the family unit. When each member contributes their individual talents and abilities to the dance, it creates a sense of belonging and appreciation for one another’s strengths.


Finally, dancing as a family provides an opportunity to create unique lasting memories. These shared experiences become cherished moments that strengthen the family’s bond. Whether it’s attending dance classes, participating in local dance events, or simply dancing in the comfort of their home, the joy and laughter shared during these moments create a strong foundation of positive and happy memories for the entire family.


Dance is not about being a professional or achieving perfection. It’s about having fun, expressing yourself, and enjoying the time spent with your family. So put on some music and let your bodies move to the rhythm!

The Author

Allison Fabrizio, B.A.

Education Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Analysis & Dance (Washington University, St. Louis, MO) Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, New York City, NY 2013-2020 Awards Jacob’s Pillow: Professional Advancement in Dance Award (August 2022) Washington University in St. Louis: The Professor Dietrich Gerhard Memorial Scholarship (Fall, 2021) About Allison Originally from New Jersey, Allison is a dancer and dance instructor trained in diverse styles ranging from Ballet to Samba. Formally trained with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City, Allison has had the opportunity to dance with internationally renowned artists such as Anna Lederfeind, Beatrice Capote, and Vladimir Dvorovenko. Later, Allison decided to continue pursuing dance at Washington University in St. Louis while pursuing her professional goals as a dancer in many theaters across St. Louis City. She also holds a Professional Advancement in Dance Recognition from Jacob’s Pillow, an esteemed dance center in Massachusetts. Allison’s love of dance has sent her across the country, Egypt, and Mexico. She moved to Indianapolis in June 2023 and loves sharing her passion of teaching dance with Kb Fitness Solutions.

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