This square dance video teaches the following square dance calls on the mainstream list: Right & Left Thru, Courtesy Turn, Box the Gnat, Wrong Way Grand, Ladies Chain (Heads, Sides, 3/4, All)
The "Cotton Eye Joe" is one of the most famous American folk dances. In this tutorial you will learn how to do this country western style line dance, the "Cotton Eye Joe." The version of "Cotton Eye Joe" in this video is by the Rednex.
Tina and Mike from Head Over Heels demonstrate the Tunnel jitterbug dance figure. This is a beginner move for Jitterbug dancing. The Jitterbug is a swing dance variation.
The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. In this how to video, Mike and Tina of Head Over Heels demonstrate the single-step Jitterbug. This step is quick and easy to learn. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.
In this how to video, Gary and Bonnie present an overview of some basic Jitterbug patterns. Learn how to do the cuddle back, the helicopter, the handshake and many other Jitterbug steps with this dance tutorial. Follow the steps in this lesson and you will be dancing the Jitterbug in no time.
Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.
In this instructional online video dance lesson, our dance instructors will show you how to do some of the most basic and impressive moves associated with Disco and 70's music culture.
A Hip Hop dance how To Tutorial lesson covering the basics of the arm wave. This instructional is intended to help beginners with the arm wave and popping.
How to Belly Dance! Okay, so you can shimmy and you can shake, but you ain’t seen nothin’ until you’ve seen a skilled belly dancer strut her stuff. Here are a couple of basic belly-dancing moves to awaken your inner Shakira…
In this how to video you will begin learning the salsa. This tutorial teaches you three basic steps, the forward back step, the side break, and the back break.
Dance the Teapot Stir beginners modern jive move. First, start off man's left hand to ladies right hand. Learn Modern Jive dance moves from DanceYourselfDizzy.com
Here is a great guide to pole dancing for beginners. Pole dancing expert Elaine Gosling from Poleminx and VideoJug shows you how to do the wrap around move, an impressive move for those beginners out there. Do the wrap around move in beginning pole dancing.
Begin with your feet together. Jive dance is very bouncy. So, all of your steps should have a bounce in them. You will also be placing the emphasis on the "and" of each count. Hop on your right foot and bring your left knee up on and. Step back on one. Hop and bring your knee up and step forward. Next, chasse to the left. Chase to the right. Then, repeat. Accentuate the hops, as you do it. Also, work your hips, as you move from side to side, in your chasse. Continue emphasizing the "and" in t...
This five part how to video teaches you the basic steps for swing dancing. These steps are the basis for other more advanced styles of swing dance such as the Lindy Hop and the Charleston. Watch this tutorial and you'll be swing dancing in no time.
It's hard to start learning a new style of dance without someone to show you how the basic steps work. If you like finger tutting and need some help with the basics, this video is here for you. It will teach you all about tracing, starting hand positions, and other basic finger tutting techniques.
Learn the how to booty dance and the basics of urban dance. Gain more confidence on the dance floor and learn to shake your ass like a true booty shaker. The Booty Basics says with a little instruction anyone can dance!
Check out this how to video that teaches the basic steps of the Lindy Hop swing dance. Learn how to do outside turns, walkthroughs, the Lindy circle and much more with this six part tutorial. Watch these videos and you will be doing the Lindy in no time.
This dance tutorial teaches the country western line dance steps to "Neon Moon" by Brooks and Dunn. There are many regional variations of this dance. This is the version done in Tampa, Florida. Feel free to add your own moves to this fun, western style line dance.
This is a six part how to video on the basic steps of the Lindy Hop. Learn how to do the variations on he basic swingouts with inside and outside turns. Also learn the steps of the shim sham. These steps are fun and easy to do. Watch this dance tutorial series and learn how to do the Lindy Hop swing dance.
Check out this totally slick tutorial where the Breakdancing Ninja shows you the drills and strength excercises you need to do Breakdancing/Gymnastic Flares. Flares are essential to any good breaking routine. In this clip you will learn how to get started with the right workout so that your body is strong enough to handle the flares. Follow along and pretty soon you will be getting a standing ovation anytime you step it up!
The kick ball change is a step found in almost all forms of dancing, from ballet to tap to hip-hop. A kick ball change consists of three kicksteps and a ball change. That is, you kick your foot once and step forward, putting your foot down. Kick with the other foot and step your foot down. Switch to the other foot and kick, then step your foot down. Your other foot should be behind you a bit - you tap the ball of that foot on the ground, then tap the ball of your other foot (so you're "changi...
Love rave music? Get your rave dance on with help from this free lesson. All you will need to complete this tutorial is your dance shoes and your glow sticks. Learn how to do the figure-8 rave dance with help from an expert, Cedric Turner.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do finger tutting. There are different positions in tutting to help you get to a new one, creating new paths while learning. First, place both your arms on top of each other, then move them adjacent to each other by raising them and popping them. The praying position is also very popular. When you are tutting, think about common positions that are used a lot, then think of how you can get to the tutting by doing different switches and use your fingers more ef...
In this step by step, three part tutorial, learn exactly how to perform Michael Jackson's most iconic dance, "Thriller". "Thriller" is representative of the birth of the music video and the dance has carried its way through generations. This Halloween, perform this number for your friends and look like a super star!
Combine the power of gymnastics with the flexibility and smoothness of dance by performing this split-roll dance move. These future Olympic gymnasts will show you how to perform this dance move like a pro.
This four part tutorial teaches you how to dance basic hip hop moves. Learn popping, and gliding moves. These moves are easy to do and are the basis for more advanced hip hop moves. Watch this how to video and you'll be dancing hip hop in no time.
Nowadays, thinking about why we fell for MC Hammer during the '90s escapes us: the too-big pants and funky songs are more than we care to think about now. But the guy sure knew how to shake what his mama gave him in every direction and way possible.
Learn how to dance to “Lip Gloss”. Dancer, choreographer and vocalist, Samantha Davies teaches us an intermediate hip hop dance. This is for “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama.
A dance tutorial on how to do spin moves.
Learn how to do the cha cha, a sexy Latin dance, from a professional dance coach in this free dance lesson video series.
A tutorial on doing three hat tricks - the hat flick, whip, and throw up - when dancing.
In this video series, watch as expert choreographer and hip hop dance instructor Safi A. Thomas teaches how to audition for hip hop dance. Learn different blade techniques for auditions, the different segments of a hip hop dance audition, how to control your body and dynamics, what the definition stage of an audition is, how to present your personality, how to connect the hip hop dance moves, the translation stage of a hip hop audition, how to freestyle with popping and breaking, and how to a...
Michael Jackson has to be the entertainer with the most copied dance moves in modern times. Here, Carole Torti teaches the viewer to do a signature Michael Jackson dance move in this "Fit for a Feast "video that is oriented towards children. You will be slowly walked through hand and arm motions to achieve what the host calls "The Michael Jackson Move." This is a fun way for you and your child to learn a cool dance move and do a min-workout, though you may have to watch it a few times to get ...
Demonstration of a 1990s spin by Korean guy, uses slow motion to help viewer see details of his moves. Shows both one handed and two handed styles.
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé sure are two bad b*tches in "Telephone". Aching to learn some bad ass moves yourself? Time to get schooled.
Get on the hot foot and learn the James Brown Haaaaaaaaaaahhhhh! Check out this instructional dance video to learn how to do some sick freestyle footwork. Add some flavor to your hip hop dancing skills by learning this move step by step. Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to break it down and practice your dance skills with this tutorial video.
This video is of the late 19th Century dance called the Butterfly. The Butterfly is where a woman/man has fake butterfly wings attached to their arms and dances with them on. This video is only a demonstration, and unfortunately it does not give step by step instructions.
So take a few moments and watch this instructional video series designed to help teach the basics of Hip Hop dance for beginners—or those of you who are already dancing fiends but perhaps want to perfect some of those old school moves.
Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more of an iconic dance there. Square dancing consists of 4 couples arranged in a square formation. This square dance lesson is clear and to the point. Search "square dance instructional animation" on Wonderhowto for more sq...
Hip-hop dancing and dance steps aren't just for young people. Learn about hip-hop dance moves in this free choreography video series for women over thirty from a dancing instructor.