Sunday, 16 September 2012

M3 Master Moves Mickey Review and Competition

Despite my youngest being a HUGE Mickey fan I never bought him the Dance Star Mickey that was very popular for Christmas 2011.  I know many of my friends did buy them for their children but I wondered about re-playability justified by the relatively high price.  But having seen youngest play happily with the latest version I realise that for him it would definitely have been worth it.  Youngest was mesmerised by him.


As this is the third dancing Mickey model the dance movements are even more smooth and realistic.  Some of Mickey’s moves look fairly complicated and its impressive a toy can actual do them so well.  These types of toys have come a long way from the robotic pig I had that used to wiggle his tail, walk about a bit and grunt.  Mickey is doing handstands, windmills and spin cycles with the ease of a true professional!  I used to look back fondly at my memories of that pig but now I feel slightly miffed I never had a dancing Mickey.

Youngest keeps returning to him again and again to dance, cuddle, and jump around with.  So I think the price of £69.99 (Smyths)  for this model although quite expensive is fair as this is a very advanced Mickey and will be much loved if the reaction of my youngest was anything to go by.  He has over 15 fancy moves and the music is pleasant enough to listen to even for adult ears.  Some toys make a right racket and you long desperately for the day the batteries run out, but Mickey is pretty funky and before you know it your feet will start mysteriously moving to the beat.

You simply squeeze his nose to activate him, if he falls over he asks for help or if you wait he rights himself.  So a 2 year old could happily get the hang of using him.  The easiest way to see how much fun you can have with Mickey is a little video of him in action.  Here is youngest strutting his stuff with his groovy new friend:



Later on his elder brother and him donned their baseball hats on (to join Mickey in his modern dance gear!) and had another good workout.  It is a great toy to get children active and up and moving around.  Mickey seemed to work well on our carpets too, it is recommended to use him on a hard surface but he coped amicably.   That evening the boys slept soundly!  Hooray for toys that wear them out.

A great toy for genuine Mickey fans.

You can find out more from the official website.

We have been kindly offered one as a prize for my blog, please fill out the rafflecopter below by the 2nd of October if you would like a chance to win!
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260 comments:

  1. my grandson loves dancing he is also mickey mouse mad he would love this dancing mickey sooooooooooo much :)

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  2. My daughter loves dancing but is so very shy !

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  3. Sophie and Emily would love to dance along with Mickey

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  4. My two year old and my 5 year old both love dancing and regularly dance together. Mickey Mouse is a firm favourite in this house and my boys often ask to have the CD on so they can dance to the music from the show.

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  5. My granddaughter would soooo love this :)

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  6. My grandchildren love dancing! This break dancing Mickey would go down a treat with my youngest grandson Finley who will soon be three - what a lovely prize!

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  7. this looks awesome! my daughter takes street dance classes so this would be great for us :o)

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  8. Laura Anne Farnworth16 September 2012 at 23:17

    Yes! My boys love to dance.

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  9. my 2 year old loves dancing she even dances to the phone ringing. She is also a huge Mickey fan!

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  10. Yes, he loves it, although it's more just stamping her feet up and down at the moment, she loves mickey too so this would be a good teacher x

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  11. Absolutely.. Although his taste in music is a bit odd!!!

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  12. Aimee @mummyof2tinys16 September 2012 at 23:52

    My mickey mad son would love this

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  13. Patricia M Wrafter17 September 2012 at 01:05

    My little girl loves it, never stops all day lol :) And she adores Mickey Mouse :)

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  14. Yes he loves wiggling about and his foot starts tapping as soon as he hears any music

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  15. Yes - particularly my two girls who go to dance lessons! Tap and ballet are their faves!

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  16. my little amelia age 2 absolutely loves shaking her bum she dances better than me :)

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  17. Granddaughter would be mesmerised by this.

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  18. My daughter loves dancing and is up everytime she hears music.

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  19. My little girl has only just started walking but everytime she hears music she rocks from side to side, waves her arms about and nods her head!

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  20. my 2 are grown up now but they used to think they were the spice girls, now my niece who id love this for loves dancing, too

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  21. my son would love this he loves dancing

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  22. My son would adore this toy!

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  23. both my kids love dancing!

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  24. my eldest isnt much of a dancer, my youngest has been trying to dance since he was born & loves anything musical - its so cute!

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  25. My daughter would love this, She thinks she is the best dancer lol

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  26. Yes my little ones love dancing all over the place!

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  27. I would love to win this for my niece. She's 2 and is totally into dancing. So cute!

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  28. My daughter really loves Mickey Mouse and dancing. This is the type of toy she would really love playing with.

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  29. yeah my little ones all like dancing around. my 2 yr old likes mickey mouse so this would be great for him

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  30. My nephew would love this, he is only 2 years old and already is starting to try and break dance lol!

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  31. My son is very funny with his dancing, and has 3 signiture moves! x

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  32. Absolutely love dancing! Abby always say: Look mummy! Look at my new dance move! lol

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  33. he's only just standing up but if he's anything like his Mum ......

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  34. She loves to dance ! And she's insane for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse lol xx

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  35. Michael Botzaropoulos17 September 2012 at 09:43

    Yeah she's mad for wiggling her bum ! To any music anywhere lol thanks

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  36. My neice would love this, shes only two but dancing already

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  37. Hilda Hazel Wright17 September 2012 at 09:56

    I'm sure all kids like dancing, before the 'self concious' feeling arrives! My son did and my grandaughters do especially when their silly Mum/Grandma joins in as she is now passed the self concious phase and no longer cares what people think!

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  38. My daughter has just started to wriggle along when music is playing it's very sweet to watch :-)

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  39. I'm entering for my nephew and he loves dancing! He is a little bit shy but if there is music on and he thinks no-one is looking he will have a little bit of a boogie! This is such a lovely giveaway, perfect for Xmas!

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  40. Loves dancing x

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  41. Both my children do, my daughter swings her hips and my son break dances, he does stop though when he sees me watching :(

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  42. I have twins and they are very different - ones loves it, the other hides in the corner!

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  43. My daughter loves dancing, says she was to be a ballarina when she grows up

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  44. Yes! Who doesn't!

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  45. Yes she loves to bop along to anything she can!

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  46. My little one loves daning

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  47. My little girl loves dancing and she is very good

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  48. My daughter loves dancing and she would really love this mickey!

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  49. My little girl loves dancing as does my little boy. This looks fantastic! x

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  50. My 2 year old son Loves dancing! This mickey looks Amazing fab comp

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  51. This would be great for my parent and toddler group, where all the kids love dancing!

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  52. Both my boys love to dance.

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  53. My 4 year old daughter's favourite thing at the moment is dancing naked apart from a tiara. She would absolutely love a mickey pal to boogie with!

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  54. My son loves anything musical and dancing is a must in our household! Mickey would be fab here :)

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  55. Karen Shuttleworth17 September 2012 at 12:36

    He loves dancing with his mummy! (not that mummy can dance....)

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  56. My son would love this! I've never seen this before and it's now on the xmas list for him.

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  57. Dancing, singing and performing and she is only two!

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  58. My 3 year old loves dancing - anywhere there's music, in the shops in particular.

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  59. oh he has some great moves

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  60. my daughter loves dancing. she will dance to anything from mucic on adverts to theme tunes on tv programs... even corrie!!

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  61. my little girl loves dancing and mickey this would be perfect for her!

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  62. Very much. Always dancing in front of the television when any music comes on

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  63. my son loves music and dancing so would adore this :-)

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  64. My daughter does, my boys are a bit more reserved. Except for at the school disco, judging by the state they come home in!

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  65. Yes and no, it depends where they are and if they have an audience or not!

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  66. The little one I have in mind does love "dancing", yes!

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  67. Yes, they both love to boogie!

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  68. They dance like crazy cats.

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  69. My daughter loves dancing, i think its amazing how children just know how to dance without even being shown x

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  70. My little one loves dancing to umi zoomi

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  71. Funnily enough, my son doesn't like dancing in front of anyone, every now and again he will have a random dance moment but other wise he runs to his bedroom and dances! x

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  72. Both mine are music and dance lovers!

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  73. My LO loves dancing as long as I don't dance with her, that is definitely not allowed!

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  74. my daughter loves dancing - she gets her moves going at the first sign of music

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  75. My son loves dancing to anything!

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  76. My girls love a good bottom wiggle - especially to carly rae jepson or sam and the womp

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  77. When they were little they did, not anymore

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  78. My son always has a good dance to 'The One Show' theme music

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  79. Yes he does, what little one doesn't :)

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  80. He loves dancing, especially when he sees kids dancing on the tv.

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  81. my little girl loves dancing, anywhere, anytime :)

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  82. My little man is always grooving. As soon as any musci comes on tv he has to stop and have a dance. Especially the hotdog omg from the mickey mouse clubhouse

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  83. Morning, Jacob now three going on thirty, loves singing and dancing, he like most is a cheeky imp, reciting nursery rhymes, and dancing, to most songs

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  84. My little one loves to dance ! He dances in the car on the way to nursery every morning :)

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  85. My son loves dancing ... he thinks he is amazing at shuffling haha

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  86. My daughter does her very own version of the riverdance which is hilarious. She has also just started school dance club and was learning to tap dance yesterday :)

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  87. Both my little ones like a good dance :)

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  88. We all love to boogie!!

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  89. Yes all my children love dancing.

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  90. she loves to dance

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  91. My 3 year old loves dancing,she even dances to the music on adverts lol

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  92. She sure does, sitting on her bottom and waving her hands up and down.

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  93. My little lad never stops dancing, he makes us chucckle at some of his moves, very sweet.

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  94. My little one loves dancing, especially to Beyonce.

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  95. my daughter loves dancing! anything from the e on energy advert to the hot dog song gets her hand waving :)

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  96. what a brill giveaway in time for xmas which seems to be getting nearer n nearer all the time - and too quickly

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  97. both my sons dance, well if thats what you could call it. The youngest bobs his bum (with knees bent) up and down to the music (esp to fireman sam) and the eldest tries his hardest to dance but look cool! sigh. :)

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  98. Shes just beginning to learn to dance now as 10 months :)

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  99. Absolutely. She's the one dragging me onto the dance floor at her parties (even when it's a bouncy castle and magician party!) and she is over the moon with excitement because she has just started ballet.

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  100. My youngest loves to dance and sing x

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  101. Completely loves shaking his little bum

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  102. My little sister is a hilarious dancer, any time music comes on the tv, she twists and shakes. I life her and spin her around with a little song I made up 'we're dancing, dancing, spinning around'. She's starting to sing along now which is very cute :)

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  103. This would be amazing for my niece, does your little boy have one of these now x

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  104. My son loves to dance! We bought my nephew a play guitar for his birthday and got a fab video of him playing while my son is dancing. Some lovely moves from him too, and I love the way he *tries* to breakdance. One hand and one foot on the floor with the other hand and leg in the air! I can't help but giggle everytime he does it!

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  105. Anything disney goes down well in our house, mickey is so cool!

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  106. My little one (and my bigger one!) both love to dance ... and Mummy joins in too! *shimmy shimmy* :)

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  107. Yes they put me to shame with their dance moves.

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  108. Yes, he loves dancing!

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  109. My children all love dancing - especially my four year old!!

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  110. Maxwell LOVES to dance and he LOVES Mickey too!! So obviously he would adore this xx

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  111. My small ones LOVE dancing - even the one year old does that funny fast swaying whenever music comes on! :)

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  112. My 4year old loves dancing as soon as any music comes on she's up and dancing

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  113. YES!! yours is a fab dancer too! i love the video!! x

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  114. Oh yes she does! Here she is on youtube strutting her stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYgssHSB9aY

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  115. my 2 year old loves dancing, could put john travolta in the shade

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  116. my little girl loves to dance she loves the micky mouse clubhouse song hot dog hot dog hot diggity dog..

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  117. My four year old Grandson and his two cousins (2 and 4) love dancing together, and it is wonderful to watch !

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  118. My son loves to dance especially break dancing!

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  119. my granddaughter loves to dance

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  120. definitely loves a dance!

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  121. She loves dancing and always jumps up to enjoy music

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  122. He's bopping at the moment. Carly Rae Jepson is his favourite :-)

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  123. He loves it - he does a funny little raindance.

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  124. Both my children like to dance and it's very entertaining to watch x

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  125. All four of my children love to dance, my boys love trying to break dance and my daughters are both ballet dancers

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  126. Both my little ones love to dance. My youngest is mad on us all holding hands to form a circle and then spinning for the whole song..! dizzy.com xx

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  127. Harry is only 14 months yet is such a fantastic dancer already. He does an amazing movement with his hands.

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  128. Yes, he's actually bounced along to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 'Hot Dog Dance' since he was 4 months old. Now he's on his feet he waves his hands and wiggles his bum!

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  129. our daughter loves dancing. She's always twirling about and loves having the radio on

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  130. My son and I love to dance It's our little thing.
    PrettyInPinkWife @ aol dot com

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  131. Please delete my entries I didn't realize until after I was done that this was U.K only.

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  132. Yes - he's starting at a dance club today. :)

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  133. Absolutely...Izzy been born to dance :-)

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  134. Both my ch' love dancing -

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  135. My 10 year old loves it but unfortunately she's been "blessed" with my sense of rhythm poor kid. My 9 month old has just started dancing however and rhythm or not he looks adorable!

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  136. Yes they do, all the time. It can take ages to get them ready if the radio is on. Loved the video you have posted

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  137. he loves dancing and singing, even when we are out shopping :)

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  138. Oh yes, there's no stopping her


    @caro_mad

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  139. My little boy loves to dance but gets shy when he see people watching him, then hides behind a cushion :)

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  140. OMG this is amazing, my lil girly loves dancing and everytime she sees mickey or minnie she gets really excited so this is perfect x

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  141. My Little Girl adores dancing - she cant wait for strictly come dancing to start so she can copy all the moves -

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  142. Luke used to make me chuckle dancing to songs off the t.v but as he's got older he doesnt anymore, unless i take hold of his hands and have a boogie round the front room!!

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  143. My little boy loves dancing espeacially to the theme tune of mickey mouse clubhouse

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  144. He absolutely loves it,he's always shaking his little bum about and makeing me laugh!

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  145. My little girl is a huge Jessie J fan and loves dancing to all her songs on my CD

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  146. Both of my boys love dancing. Especially if I'm dancing and they can dance on my feet!

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  147. Katherine De Riera1 October 2012 at 06:51

    Both of my boys love to dance!

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  148. She loves it, mainly when her heartthrob Justin does it on Justin's House

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  149. My little girl thinks she can breakdance so would love this :-0

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  150. Unfortunately my little boy dances like his dad

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  151. my little girl loves dancing (and singing)

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  152. My little girl has only just stared dancing and now she won't stop. I catch her wiggling everywhere she hears music, the supermarket, doctors surgery,anywhere there's a tune.

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  153. My daughter loves showing her moves to us, but is a bit more restrained if there were to be an audience.

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  154. Both my sons love dancing. My eldest is 8 and into street dance, and the youngest copies everything he does. It's such a hoot to watch them!

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  155. My youngest LOVES dancing! We went to a holiday park in the summer, and she was in her element at the kids club every evening, dancing until she was almost asleep on her feet. It was so sweet to watch :) She is only 3, but for her birthday we bought her a cheap mp3 player and some kids headphones, she puts it on and dances around in her own little world :)

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  156. Both my children love dancing!

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  157. Robyn Logan Clarke1 October 2012 at 13:15

    He absolutely loves it!

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  158. Both my little ones love to dance! From pop to heavy rock they'll dance to it all!

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  159. My youngest two love to dance to lady gaga

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  160. Yes they love dancing

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  161. yes my 5 year old daughter constantly has the ipod on, her favourite is katie perry, she is a great dancer!!!

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  162. He has loved dancing since he could sit up. Anything with a beat makes him jig now, but he always insists on wearing his Bob The Builder hat.

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  163. My youngest has never danced but Melody loves a boogie!

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  164. My son thinks Dancing is running around the front room as fast as he can!!!!

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  165. my little girl loves to dance and her favourite characters are mickey and minnie so this is a winner I think x

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  166. my sons love to dance they are always dancing xxxx :)xxxx

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  167. my stepdaughter would love this ...she is always dancing and love Mickey mouse !!

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  168. Absolutely yes, Megan has got such a good sense of rhythm and she dances beautifully.

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  169. She loves to dance and have her mini discos any excuse really to shake her nappy!

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  170. Yes she dances to any beat so she will go Disney over mickey

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  171. My four year old son love dancing, as son as he hears music he is off!

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  172. This is a great toy hope i win

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  173. Georgina Ackroyd1 October 2012 at 19:01

    my girl does nothing but dance xx

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  174. This is amazing, I know a certain little girl that would love this.

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  175. My little girl loves dancing, she's always showing me her moves :)

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