Videojug teams up with Martin, an international ballroom dance performing and educator to explain the do's and don'ts of international waltz dance. Some historical points are discussed briefly, then it the videos moves on to explain: dress, position, facial expression and more. Perform international Waltz with proper etiquette.
The Shim Sham or the Shim Sham Shammy is a line dance with many different variations in choreography. This version may be different from the one you may have already learned. This version is credited to Leonard Reed and Willy Bryant of the Apollo Theater. Learn how to do the Shim Sham dance steps with this video tutorial. Though this video was shot with music in the background from another room, the tunes normally accompanying this dance include Chick Webb or Benny Goodman's version of "Stomp...
The bus stop is definitely not a move you'll want to break out on your next clubbing trip with your gal pals, but it sure is a fun move to do when you're just goofing around with friends at home or going to a '70s theme party!
Without giving offense to this dance move, the pas de bouree Jazz/Funk dance move basically makes you look like a dancing pretzel. When you watch the video at first it looks a little confusing since you're crossing your legs continuously, but really all it is is setting a pattern and following it.
In this video, we learn how to perform an attitude turn. First, step forward on the right foot, then cross over with the left foot. Then, lunge into the right leg with the arms open in second position. Do a deep plea and press up with the left leg into attitude. Reach your left knee back to your right shoulder to have the proper placement. Do this in front of a large mirror so you can see your body placement in the mirror, and use counts so you know when to do each movement. The counts should...
In this clip, learn how to kick it high and proud just like the King of Pop! You will get a step by step on just how to perform Michael Jackson's popular kick move.
Big fan of the Oscar winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire? In this video, learn a few moves from the original Jai Ho dance that was featured in the movie, plus a short dance created by the videomaker that can be repeated four times throughout the "Jai Ho" song. Good luck, and don't forget to have fun!
A young girl teaches us how to do a "Mashed Potato" dance. She talks us through step by step instructions on the proper way to do this dance. This is a rather simple dance and she slowly shows each step and narrates as she demonstrates. The feet are first faced inward then rotated outward. Repeating it inward and outward quickly, moving your feet apart a bit after each rotation and you finally have the Mashed Potato dance. She also offers extra help and advice for those who did not understand...
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.
Oh god, don't you break my heart, my achy breaky heart, I just can't take it anymore. Oh well, if you still need more achy breaky, check out this video and learn the line dance that years ago caused a nation to pause and reflect.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do a "Rock Step". It's like a crunch, so keep your knees bent. Learn this basic step and how to make it funky! Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to have fun and practice your dance skills with this hip hop tutorial video.
In The Netherlands, Gabber Hardcore is the music of choice for rebellious young people, much like punk and underground hip-hop in the US. It is a blisteringly fast style of electronic music which might seem hard to dance to at first. Enter the hakken, the dance of choice for the Gabber listener. Watch this video to learn how to do the hakken, and you will know what to do next time you're at a hardcore club in Holland.
Want to learn a sexy dance move that'll impress at the club but is also super easy to learn? Then check out this dance tutorial to learn how to do the booty shake, AKA Beyonce's signature/go-to dance move that involves popping your booty in and out while holding your arms bent at the elbows and pumping.
When rap sensation Soulja Boy came out with his namesake hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" in 2007 you could walk past a single neighborhood block without witnesses at least one kid out in his driveway practicing the arm swishes and leg pops.
The Era of Disco is perhaps best defined by the dance-centric movie "Saturday Night Fever," starring a young and slim John Travolta. The movie was full of decadence in the form of big afros, big bellbottoms and ever bigger diva egos, but Travolta stood out on his mad dance skills alone.
Want to learn how to do all those cool swing dance flips and jumps? This three part dance tutorial teaches you how to do swing dance style aerials. Learn how to do the Frog Jump, the Knickerbocker, the Pancake and the Hat Trick. Aerials should not be done on a social dance floor and only with partner consent. Be careful when doing these moves.
The limbo. Everybody knows what it is, but amazingly, only a small percentage of the population has actually participated in a limbo dance. Most think it's a thing for a huge party, but you only need a few to have fun with it. Find out just how low you can go by dancing the limbo with your friends.
This how to video is designed for people who wanted to start glowstringing but has never done it before. The tutorial starts by answering some of the most common questions such as how to tie the strings and how to hold them, then moving on to teach the Weave, Windmill, and Butterfly. All you need is a pair of shoelaces and a pair of 6 inch glowsticks (either used or unused) then you can start here. Some people like their shoelaces round and thin, some like theirs flat and thick. It doesn't ma...
Your body language tells a lot about yourself...No hiding or excuses anymore when da beat drops...Learn the A-B-C of urban dance moves with Booty Basics and feel more confident on the dance floor! Every one CAN dance: just follow the step to step guide, add your special touch, and rock it!!!
If you thought Jaden Smith was indeed the "new" Karate Kid, then you probably also loved the music video for the hit song "Never Say Never" by Jaden and pop sensation Justin Bieber. In this video, you'll learn how to do the dane routine from the music video and Karate Kid film, with a full breakdown of the dance.
Isolation is an important part of hip-hop dancing. It involves moving individual parts of your body without moving the rest, either quickly or slowly depending on the dance. This video will show you some ways that you can use isolation to improve your dancing and get better moves.
You will get a look at how to successfully perform a barrel turn. You will see a walkthrough as to which techniques to use to complete this move. You will also see just what kind of shape you will create while in the air as Brianna demonstrates the technique on the floor.
If you want to learn how to Jerk or Reject dance first you have to skip backwards with your feet! Your first move will be to start off by jumping forward with your right foot and then come back with your right foot in the air. Next jump forward with your left leg and bend up your right leg. Then put your right leg down and your left leg up. Now repeat this same step over but with your other side. This is the simple easy jerk! Another way is to put your right leg up bent to the side and bring ...
Learn to hambone with doo-heif Productions then try for yourself! This involves knee slapping rhythmically.
Do you think you can dance? In this how to video, Kelly Peters, a teacher at New York City's Broadway Dance Center, teaches an R&B partnering combination with his students. This R&B dance routine demonstrates some great moves that you can incorporate into any modern dance routine. Watch this how to video and you will be able to do this R&B partnering combination. Do a R&B partnering dance combination.
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!
This 6 part how to video series teaches you some basic Lindy swing dance steps. Learn outside and inside turns and other baisc moves for the Lindy Hop. These steps are fun and easy to do. Watch this how to video and you will be dancing the Lindy swing in no time.
This is an awesome liquid dancing tutorial for novices, focusing on tips and addressing common mistakes. Stick to the rhythm
The term quadrille came to exist in the 17th Century, within military parades, where 4 horsemen and their horses performed special square shaped formations or figures.
Learn how to do the basic steps for break dancing. We start with showing you the float, glide, and slide technique.
So you've mastered some of the basic steps in go go dancing, and now it's time to ramp it up a notch and start learning some of the more intermediate steps. This tutorial by noteworthy gogo dancers, the Pontani sisters, teaches you how to turn the ten basic gogo dancing moves into an integrated routine (or at least how to make an improv routine the next time you're gogo dancing at a club). Remember to stretch before you dance, and above all - have fun!
These moves are straight out of the 1960s! Expert gogo dancers, the Pontani sisters, are here to teach you their favorite, basic dance moves. Start with the basic tapping step, and then learn the traditional, alligator and fly arm moves to go with it. Once you've mastered this step and it's variations, you're ready to go onto the Watusi, a variation on the basic twist. Now speed it all up! You'll be a master go go dancer in no time!
Isolations are basically isolating single body parts - the hands, one leg, even one knee - to perform a dance move focused on that one body part. This means you can perform an isolation by popping your knee or gliding your arm up and down, for example.
Ever had the fascination to learn, or the inclination to Crip Walk? Well, now's your chance. This video tutorial will get you performing true to the Compton-born dance movement from Crip gang members. If you're not a gangster in the ghetto, you should not be doing the C-Walk, unless you're wreckless. See specifically how to Crip Walk the gangsta hop.
Watch Miley break down her latest routine, Hoedown Throwdown, from her new movie HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE. Jamal Sims and Miley Cyrus bring you this dance tutorial for the Hoedown Throwdown dance. Start practicing, the new Hannah Montana movie hits theaters April 10th. This song will be featured in the new Hannah Montana movie.
This is a two part tutorial on how to dance to Camp Rock's song by the Jonas Brothers. The song 'We Rock' is a big part of the movie. This scene stars Joe Jonas and the choreography is amazing!
This square dance video teaches the following square dance calls on the mainstream list: Veer Left/Right, Wheel & Deal (Two Faced Line), Ladies/Gents Promenade.
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...
If you want to teach your small children how to dance ballet, then this how to video is the place to start. In this lesson, North Dakota Ballet Company's Mary Noel shows you a fun way to teach young students how to do a pas de chat. The pas de chat means "step over the cat" in French. This method, set to the rhyme od "Jack Be Nimble" and uses small unlit candles. Watch this tutorial and you will be able to teach your children the pas de chat ballet dance move. Teach the pas de chat ballet mov...
The Library of Congress video archives brings this mid-nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a Varsovienne or varsoviana dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a mid-nineteenth century Vasovienne or varsoviana dance.