How To: Cha Cha dance for kids

Cha cha cha! Does your child have that flare needed for Latin dance? Why not use this tutorial to teach them the basics of the "Cha Cha" with Julian, a professional dance instructor. Hosted by Fit for a Feast, this lesson goes into the foot work, the hips and the arms needed for the sassiest Cha Cha!

How To: Learn some basic go go dance moves with the Pontani Sisters

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!

How To: Do basic and simple jazz walks

Jazz walks are basically regular walking combined with a tiptoeing motion that makes the walk like a cat strut. Jazz walks are beautiful and sexy ways to transition from one part of your routine to another, and they're also great as coreography of their own.

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: 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: Dance the Achy Breaky Heart line dance

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.

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: Dance the Jitterbug Stroll

The Jitterbug is a popular swing dance, also known as the Lindy Hop and East Coast swing. In this four part how to video, Mike and Tina of Head Over Heels demonstrate the Jitterbug stroll. There are four steps to the Jitterbug stroll, the Pada Pada, the Knee Slap, the Suzie Q, and the Tick Tock. Watch this dance tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

How To: Disco dance

Franco Tisko from Zero Patrol's school of disco teaches you how to do simple disco steps, advanced disco steps, spinning, and freestyle disco dancing. The video may be in Finnish, but nothing gets lost in translation.

How To: Do the Booty Dance Basics

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!

How To: Dance the Sleazy Slide line dance

Learn how to do the "Sleazy Slide" also known as the the "Dirty Slide" line dance with this video tutorial. This 18 count, 4 wall country western line dance is often done to "Wild Thing" by Tone Loc, "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc or"Cleopatra" by Pam Till. Follow the steps in this how to video and you'll be doing the "Sleazy Slide" in no time.

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 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.

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: Do the basic boogie steps

It's time to boogie! Get your shoes on, put on your dancing shirt, turn off your phone and tell your friends you've gone on a permenant vacation! The boogie line dance is a simple line dance - easy enough for a toddler to learn, but hard to forget! This 2 part instructional video will get you up and boogieing in no time. So don't be shy, watch this dance video and get your boogie on.

How To: Dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller

Learn the dance steps to Michael Jackson's Thriller. There are a lot of videos, but sit tight, because this is a very thorough video series. Most of the instructional clips are very short and do not need to be watched more than a few times. Be sure to click on each chapter to take you through all 40 videos of the complete Thriller dance moves. This the official choreography for all Thrill the World events. Thrill The World is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson's “Thrill...

How To: Do the pas de bouree Jazz/Funk dance move

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.

How To: Dance the body wave

Learn how to do the body wave, a basic dance move essential for popping and hip hop dance styles with this video tutorial. Follow these easy steps and you'll be popping and locking in the club in no time.

How To: Do a dance routine for kids to Every Little Step

The first part of the dance routine to Every Little Step is to step to the right and bring your left foot to your right. Now do a step to the left and bring your right foot to your left. Repeat. The next step is to take your right foot and move put it in front of you. Now take the same foot and move it behind you. Next, make a circle going counter clockwise using only three steps. Repeat these moves from the time you stepped foward. Now repeat the four steps you made going from side to side t...

How To: Do the kick ball change hip-hop dance step

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...

How To: Do a Walk & Dodge (Box Circulate) 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: Crip Walk for beginners

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.

How To: Do the "Slap Leather" line dance

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.

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: Break dance step-by-step

For anyone looking for a basic, step-by-step guide to break dancing - this video is for you. Before doing break dancing moves, it's important to warm up the hands, feet and wrists. Learn how to do top rocks moves in break dancing with help from two experts.

Do the C-Walk dance move: the Heel Toe

The C-Walk, AKA Crip Walk, originated in LA's Compton in the 70's. It is a hip hop dance started by the Crips gang. Originally meant to be a walk, not a dance, it was a way to identify whether you were a Crip. Watch this instructional video to learn how to do the heel toe move. There are many variations of this move, and it can be a bit tricky to learn.

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