Just for fun

11 Corny Dance Jokes We Hate to Love

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Sometimes you need a good laugh to get you through the long days of rehearsals. To help, we've curated a listed of terribly corny dad—er sorry—dance jokes for you today.

Be prepared to giggle to yourselves!

Enjoy!


1. What did the male dancer say when his twins were born?

I'm a pas de deux!



2. How does a dancer multiply a number by itself?

She jazz squares it!



3. What kind of dancing might you do in a sink?

Tap dancing!



4. When does your mom sound just like your dance teacher?

When she tells you to check your attitude.



5. What's the best dance to pair with chips?

Salsa!



6. What did the dancer feel after a long day of rehearsal?

The agony of de-feet!


7. How do you make a tissue dance?

You put a little boogie in it!



8. What is the fastest pie in the world?

Merengue.



9. What is a pig's favorite ballet?

Swine Lake!



10. What animals are poor dancers?

Four-legged ones, because they have two left feet.




11. Why did the dancer cross the road?

Because she had to do the combination on the other side!

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