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Dad dancing officially starts when you’re 37

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

A new study reveals that ‘dad dancing’ begins at the tender age of just 37. Gulp.

Research into the arrhythmic phenomenon also identified Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees as the ultimate dad dancing song. Hot Chocolate’s You Sexy Thing and Abba’s Waterloo were second and third respectively. While Beyoncé’s Single Ladies was a surprise entry in the top 40.

The research of 2,000 adults was commissioned by the CBeebies’ show Twirlywoos to launch their Dad Dancer of the Year.

A spokesman for Twirlywoos said: “Just like the Twirlywoos, dad dancing is silly, fun and full of surprises. As part of our search for Dad Dancer of the Year, we’re calling on families across the country to submit footage of their fathers, young and old, busting some moves on the dance floor.”

I am a good dancer. Really

Six in ten respondents have seen their father pulling shapes. With half confessing their pop is not a good dancer. Despite this a third say their dads are in no doubt that they are great mover and shaker.

And three in ten who took part in the study believe their father has danced badly on purpose with the sole intention of embarrassing them. However, four in ten said seeing their father dance is among their favourite memories of their pop.

Dad dancing competition

A spokesman for Twirlywoos added: “To encourage families to take part in our search to find Twirlywoos Dad Dancer of the Year 2017 we’ve compiled a montage celebrating dad dancers and urge families across the country to join in the Dad Dancing fun.

Great BigHoo, the father figure of the show, simply loves to dance. What better way to celebrate the launch of his dancing toy exclusively available at Argos than to begin the search to find the UK’s Best Dad Dancer.”

The winner will receive a special Dad Dancer of the Year Award. Plus £500 in Argos vouchers and a Dancing Great BigHoo toy.

The deadline for entries is 11.59 pm on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

Then a shortlist of the top ten videos will be put to a public vote on the Twirlywoos Facebook page on 10th November.

So get dancing, dads!

For information on how to enter Dad Dancer of the Year, visit: