How To: Do the "Basket Whip" swing dance move

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.

How To: Do a basic jive dance step

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...

How To: Dance the Charleston swing dance move

Watch this dance how to video and learn the basic charleston dance step. Don't miss part 2! The Charleston is a dance named after Charleston, South Carolina. The dance became popular in the USA after the swing jazz 1923 song "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson came out. The Charleston soon became one of the most popular hits of the time period.

How To: Do a basic Jitterbug dance routine

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.

How To: Do the Dutch hakken dance to Gabber hardcore techno music

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.

How To: Do beginner swing dance moves

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.

How To: Dance at techno clubs

Does the combination of techno music and a dance floor make you nervous? Learn how to hit a techno dance floor with no qualms. Techno club dancing uses a move called jump styling, which consists of 12 steps. Discover how to do this step and more from an expert.

How To: Do the "Pretzel" swing dance move

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.

How To: Do the Mashed Potato dance

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...

How To: Do the DoSaDo square dance step

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...

How To: Do glowstick wrap spin moves

This how to video teaches you different wrap moves with glowsticks. Learn how to do arm wraps, leg wraps, side bicep wraps, neck wrap, double bicep wraps, and the alternate arm wraps. Watch this tutorial and you will be performing glowstick wraps in no time.

How To: Shuffle dance hardstyle

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the shuffle dance. This video will teach users how to do the Running Man, the T, kicks and spins. To do the Running Man, pivot one foot back as you lift the other foot up. Then place the lifted foot down and push the other foot back further. It looks like a robotic way of walking. To do the T, pivot one foot from heel to toe as you continuously stomp n the floor with the other foot. To do kicks, it is the same concept as the Running Man, except ...

How To: Dance modern jive

Here's a weekly on-line Modern Jive dance lesson from Dance Yourself Dizzy. This is a two part step by step from the man's perspective showing the steps in lead during basic modern jive dancing. Jive is a style of swing.

How To: Perform the Crocodile Roll Swing Lift

Lifts and throws are great fun and look amazing! And this crocodile roll lift looks fabulous with any style of dance, not just swing. The clip below will walk you through the entire crocodile roll lift, step by step, so that you can add a new masterpiece to your dancing!

How To: Learn sexy and hot go go dancing moves

You will rule the dance floor the next time you step into a club! Dancer Jerri Lee shows you a few basic go-go dancing moves. You'll want to get some music with a good beat, and practice in front of a mirror. Make sure you stretch before dancing, and remember - it's all in the hips. Now, of course, all you need to get are some awesome gogo boots and super sexy outfit to wear next time you go out!

How To: Do the "chicken dance" or chest shake

Check out this instructional dance video to learn how to do the classic "chicken dance" or the "chest shake". Add some funky 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. Work that upper body by practicing your dance skills with this tutorial video.

How To: Do the sidesteps clubbing dance move to transition when dancing

Have you ever been getting your thang on at a club, totally impressing your lady and just feeling the music until you decide to switch from one dance move to another and instead of solid flow you either fumble or have to stop and start again? It's easy to get taken off the beat when you're transitioning from one dance move to another, which is why the sidesteps dance move was invented.

How To: Perform a pitch kick

In this video, we learn how to perform a pitch kick. First, take two steps forward starting on the right leg. Then, do a deep plea and bring the leg up, then open and extend forward. Press up into releva and turn the left arm into the floor. Do this in slow counts at first, then practice doing all the counts in one fluid movement. Do this in front of a mirror so you can see how your body is placed and what you need to improve on. If you mess up, don't worry and just try it again until you hav...

How To: Do the "Ball Change" dance move

Check out this instructional hip hop video that shows you how to do the "Ball Change" dance move. Learn more footwork to add to your repertoire. 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.

How To: Do Jive dance steps

Want to learn how to do the jive? Jive dance steps consist of triple steps and rock back steps while always keeping your body weight on the balls of your feet. Practice your jive dance steps with guidance from a pro: Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more ballet from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!

How To: Dance basic Lindy swing dance steps

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.

How To: Do a Single Circle to Wave (Facing Lines) square dance

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...

How To: Do the "Picnic Polka" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued to explore and develop this form of dancing.

How To: Teach beginners to ballroom dance

In this video clip series, our expert will discuss some popular types of ballroom dances, including foxtrot, cha-cha, swing dancing, waltz, tango and more. Learn secrets of ballroom dancing, tips and instructions on steps and holds, demonstrations of each of the dances for men and for women and much more.

How To: Perform the Standstill Backflip Swing Lift

Lifts and throws are great fun and look amazing! The standstill backflip swing lift looks fabulous with just about any style of dance. The clip below will walk you through the standstill back flip lift step by step, so that you can add a new masterpiece to your dancing!

How To: Do swing dance aerial jumps

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.

How To: Do a quick lyrical dance combo

Lyrical dance is one of those art forms that's just so pretty. You'll always have more postmodern dance forms that operate on the premise that anything can be art, thereby producing funky hand and leg movements, but watching lyrical dance is like hearing the sweetest love song.

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