Derek and Julianne Hough and family
Courtesy of Julianne Hough
11/29/2013 at 10:45 AM EST
One way to keep the drowsiness at bay on Thanksgiving? Just keep dancing!
A hilarious impromptu dance war erupted Thursday on Instagram among several Dancing with the Stars
veterans, beginning with a throwdown between Derek Hough and his season 14 partner
, Maria Menounos.
Early in the day, Hough, 28, posted a video
of himself and his family, including sister Julianne
, boogying down to will.i.am's "That Power" while preparing dinner. "The key to a great meal?? Dance while you cook!" he wrote.
Menounos, 35, took that as a challenge, and posted a pair
of videos of herself and her family
doing their own kitchen choreography to Flo Rida's "Low." She wrote: "Dear Hough Family Kitchen Dancers – the Greeks invented war. Get a load of me and my girls. #thanksgivingdancewars."
Hough accepted the challenge with an arched eyebrow
and a brief ditty on his acoustic guitar, and the battle was on.
Hough posted seven more dance videos, and Menounos five, including an impressive Britney Spears impersonation
. And in the midst of all this, Mark Ballas
and Amber Riley
– who just won DWTS
with Hough – joined the fray, posting their own family dance videos.
There was no clear winner in this round of dance wars, which can only mean one thing: Christmas should be interesting.