Video: Dance in Baby Sign Language

Signing: Signing dance, looks a bit like a pair of swinging Elvis legs on a dance floor. To make the dance sign, take your non-dominant hand and hold it out in front of you with the palm side upward. On your dominant hand, extend your middle and index finger and swing them back and forth.

Dance in Baby Sign Language
Figure: Dance in Baby Sign Language

Usage: Babies love dancing. We really like the Kindermusik program. One interesting think I learned there is that babies like doing the same dance to the same music, time and again. When you are about to start doing your dance, make the sign.

Dance Flash Card Thumbnail

Flash Card: Click the link to view the Dance Baby Sign Language Flash Card. The flash cards are printable and available in both U.S. Letter and A4 sizes.

Related Signs:

Run, Sing, Music.

5 Responses to “Dance”

  1. Tara Ambrose

    Our one year old uses about 20 signs. She seems so excited to be communicating with us and is often signing instead of crying. On her birthday she used “pain” for the 1st time. She had fallen and bonked her mouth, she looked up, touched her mouth and then signed “pain”. Astonishing!! Thank you for this great resource to help us expand this skill.

  2. Cheryl

    Baby signs are great to train your dog too…….my doggie has learned to “sit” and now “dance”………..

    ADMIN – Hi Cheryl,

    Animal trainers often use signs rather than verbal commands. Signs resonate with many animals like dogs because that is how they primarily communicate (rather than using words).

  3. Mey Lau

    We will soon be uploading hundreds of signs. Keep checking!

  4. Heather Green

    This website is great! I knew some signs but this is really helping with basics that I can use with my 2 yr old and 5 mth old. Do you have the signs for shapes on here anywhere?

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