A new year calls for a celebration with your dance besties! Whether you’re pulling an all-nighter to watch the ball drop in Times Square or just looking to throw a little confetti on your own time, here are some fun ways to celebrate New Year’s Day at the dance studio!

Make a Vision Board

What better way to kick off a new year than by getting inspired? Making a vision board—you can go digital with Pinterest or Canva or turn this into a posterboard project—is a fun activity to do as a team! You can use pictures from magazines and newspapers or print out your own images to use. What are you working toward in the coming year? Your vision board can include your own goals or even that next big dance competition trophy!

Make a List of Goals

Bouncing off the idea of a vision board, you could make a list of all the goals you hope to accomplish at dance this year. This could include things such as new tricks, having cleaner moves, showing up to class on time, etc. Goals and New Year’s resolutions go hand in hand. When you’re done, you can put people’s goals or resolutions into a hat and try to guess what each person is working toward.

Have a Movie Night

This is a classic way to ring in the new year! You could have each dancer write down a movie, then pick it out of a hat. To make it extra fun, everyone can bring snacks such as popcorn, dessert, and soda. Bonus points for dance-themed movies and snacks!

Make Your Own Countdown

You could sit around and wait until midnight, or you could do something a little more involved. Create a TikTok every hour until midnight. Have a handstand contest. Have a studio dance competition. There are so many ways to count down the hours (or minutes!) to the new year.

Play Board Games

A little friendly competition is always a good way to keep everyone awake. Some fun ones are Twister, Uno, and Sorry. You could also have everyone come up with their own games based on your team’s unique style and inside jokes or play dance charades!

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Trina Hannah is a graphic design major and dancer at Siena Heights University. She loves all things creative including photography, painting, and writing. Trina has a passion for helping other young women build up their self esteem and chase their dreams all while making a positive impact.