First Part of the Drum and Bass Tutorial 1 - X-Step Training. (Video Chapter 1) - Learning Step
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. This how to video demonstrates a series of 6-count Jitterbug steps. These steps are quick and easy to learn. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.
Who knew you could ward off evil spirits with belly dancing? In this free lesson, learn how to do the Ayub dance, also known as the Zaar, which is a scared belly dance that is supposed to repel evilness and bad energy. Learn the rhythm and steps to the Ayub dance with help from an expert: Yasmeen began dancing at the young age of 3 and studied ballet, flamenco, folkloric, hip-hop and modern dance styles, as well as tribal fusion belly dance and Oriental Classical Egyptian belly dance. Learn m...
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.
Originated by James Higgins (AKA "The Original Skeeter Rabbit") in the 70s, the skeeter rabbit is a shuffle step you can use in your hip hop dancing. This move employs your skills on locking to contrast with the fast moves you're doing on the dance floor. The skeeter rabbit calls for extensive use of your legs, hopping swinging and freezing for a frantic move that's sure to impress on the dance floor. This video tutorial will teach how to do the skeeter rabbit dance move.
Just remember, for all powermoves, you have to get used to it. Train holding your body weight on the hand that you lift off with right hand for clockwise. You do not have to be able to balance a 1 handed handstand, just hold an L-kick or pike on that hand. This will strengthen the triceps. Also do not train flexibility by splits, you need all the muscles around ur legs and hands to be flexible. Just do flares and mills for flexibility.
How to do the Hustle line dance, with moves labeled to help you follow along. Based on a few hours of research and a viewing of "Saturday Night Fever."
The two-step is a step found in many folk dances, and in various other dances. The Washington Post Two Step is a 19th Century name originating in the USA. It is similar to the traditional two-step dance but slowed down and a bit jumpier. This video is only a demonstration, and unfortunately it does not give step by step instructions.
A needle is when one foot is on the ground (flat) in-line with the shoulders, and the opposite leg is kicked back, reaching for the sky. This puts the dancer in a "needle" position, with the straight legs forming a straight line, from head to toe. In this dance lesson, you'll learn how you can do a needle yourself. You need to be extremely flexible before trying this dance move, so don't over-exert yourself.
In this seven part tutorial, learn how to perform the exact dance from Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal". Keep the legacy of the King of Pop alive and well with these cool moves.
Before applying any make-up start by thoroughly cleansing the face and moisturizing after cleansing. Start with a good concealer to cover up and blemishes or dark spots. Apply liquid foundation with a stipple brush to ensure all over coverage of the entire face. Now using another brush apply your face powder, you can try MAC skin finish in your own personal skin shade. For the eyes, start with a white shadow and apply all over both lids. Now, take a medium-brown color shadow and apply to the ...
A Bharatanatyam dancer starts and ends every session of dancing with Namaskaram (obeisance). The dancer pays respect to God (Nataraja), teacher (Guru) and audience. She touches Mother Earth and asks her permission to stamp on her during the dance. Learn this introductory move to Indian traditional dancing with this Bharatanatyam how to video.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do hip isolations and rolls. This is a drill to help you loosen up your hips and get used to moving them. Most guys have an issue with being stiff down there, but it's super sexy when a guy or girl can move their hips well. Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to keep it fresh and practice your dance skills with this hip hop tutorial video.
Learn how to do one of the most popular country western line dances, "Slap Leather" or "Slappin' Leather." This 40 count, 4 wall dance consists of heel-toe moves, the grapevine and the "Dorothy" step. This line dance is usually done to the songs "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" by Travis Tritt, "Redneck Girl" by The Bellamy Brothers and "Bible Belt" by Travis Tritt.
OK, are you looking to jump in your time machine and dance the Achy Breaky Heart line dance. Well, this how to video will prep you for your trip to the past. Get you comfortable shoes, gather up your friends who are eager to dance this country classic, and start heart breaking today! One, two, three, four, leave your horse outside the door. Don't get down, stand up! Oh Billy Ray, we'd never break your heart! Even after you wrote this song.
Shimmies can be done really for any occasion, not just on the dance floor. Some people shimmy when they're happy and others handle it on the dance floor to playfuully tease a dance partner.
In this video, we learn how to do the switch firebird. Start with a chasse on the left foot, taking three steps. From there, take one more step with the right foot, then brush the left foot forward. Take a nice big plea in the right leg, then brush it back and jump off the ground jumping into attitude and hitting the top of the head. Get as high as you can turned out. Use the plea to help you jump off the ground. Practice these in individual counts, then practice in one fluid movement in fron...
Do you want to learn the steps from Lady Gaga's popular music video "Bad Romance"? Just follow the easy advice from this professional dance teacher and choreographer. You'll be the envy of your dance class, with the ability to move in ways you've never envisioned. Pretty soon, you'll be mistaken for Lady Gaga.
Check out this instructional dance video that demonstrates how to crip walk for beginners. Learn all the basic moves from this c-walk tutorial like the V, the shuffle kick, the shuffle hop, and the inverted heel toe. Practice your dance skills and start c-walking like a pro in no time.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to rock the cock, or pussy pop (one or the other, you choose). Learn how to get nasty on the floor. Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to put some stank on it and practice your dance skills with this hip hop tutorial video.
The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. This how to video demonstrates the cuddle-up jitterbug dance step. This step is quick and easy to learn. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.
The Watermelon Crawl is a country western line dance made popular in the song "Watermelon Crawl" by Tracy Byrd. Follow this steps in this video and you'll be dancing the "Watermelon Crawl" in no time.
Learn how to do a country western style line dance to the song "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle. This popular line dance is a 24 count, 4 wall dance with scoots, grapevines, and heel slaps. Feel free to personalize this fun dance with your own moves.
The Schottische is a partnered country dance, Bohemian in origin. Schottische was popular in Victorian era ballrooms (part of the Bohemian "folk-dance" craze) and left its traces in folk music of countries as distant as France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sweden. At the start of the 20th century in the Southern United States the schottische was combined with ragtime at the beginning of the 1900's
In this video, we learn how to perform a basic pirouette. First, start in fifth position with the right foot in front. After this, push the foot out to second position while opening the arms. Next, step the right foot into fourth position with both feet turned out and both heels on the ground. Next, lift the right leg into a turned out circle, while turning out the knee. To land with the left, cross the right leg behind. The last part is to do the actual rotation, spotting the head to get the...
Let this video be as integral a part of your pre-club prep as hairstyling and putting on makeup. After all, we know that even if we're looking our sexiest in our six inch Blahniks, once we actually hit the dance floor it becomes Awkward Central. Some gals find their groove naturally, but for others, it takes a bit of trial and error (and maybe some Jack Daniel's) to loosen up a bit.
In this tutorial, we learn how to master an 8 count hip hop dance with Josh. Make sure you do this in a large room so you aren't running into things as you dance around the room. Start off with your feet straight and bend your knees. Your arms should come up loosely into fists, then drop your right knee in. Your right arm should drop with the knee and then turn to do a half a turn, raising your arms in the air. Count "1,2,3,4" as you are doing each different step, and practice this until you ...
Hongkiat has compiled a collection of 30+ insane fire dancing images. Fire dancing has roots in many different ethnic cultures, influencing contemporary performance art (Cirque du Soleil, Burning Man, eroticism, and more).
Here's an approach to different concepts within liquid through one of the foundational concepts- the handflow. You can use the handflow as a gateway of learning many other liquid dance concepts. Note: Be sure to click on Chapter 2 (A continuation of using the handflow as a gateway to several liquid concepts) and Chapter 3 (Another section of exploring several liquid concepts through the handflow) to watch the full liquid dance tutorial.
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to do the arm wave. #1 Have your arm in the straight position.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to freak dance or grind. This is the Body Roll version of grinding. Learn this basic move and how to make it sexy! Chihoe "Groove" Szeto teaches you popular, fun dance moves step by step in these tutorial videos. Remember to keep it fresh and practice your dance skills with this hip hop tutorial video.
Lucky! You get to learn how to dance like Napoleon Dynamite. Follow along with flippin' sweet music of your choice. Dance with Napoleon Dynamite.
Light shows are one of the best parts of raves, bringing people together to participate in a whole new type of social interaction. Gloves have become the most popular tools of the lightshow trade, and this video will teach you how to make your own custom set exactly how you want them. It discusses types of lights, batteries, and everything else you need to know to make your first set of gloves.
There are few things we'd like to bring back from the '70s: After all, living through super flared bell bottoms, afros bigger than our body, and peace sign shades once was enough. Though we're glad the trendy style of the '70s has faded like yesterday's news, we do love pulling out our Disco Era dance moves.
If you don't know what belly dancing is, then you've been living under a rock. This form of dance is very sensual and requires you to move certain parts of your body in a smooth and fluid-like motion. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to perform Greek belly dance which involves the swaying of the arms. It's an easy to follow tutorial that you're be sure to love. So good luck and enjoy!