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 seven part tutorial, learn how to perform various moves from Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. Each segment will show you a new move, each one more fun than the last. Impress your friends with the cool collection of dances and help the memory of the King of Pop live on and on.
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!
In this tutorial, learn how to do a very cool move that Michael Jackson used in hundreds of performances. This "shuffle walk" is not as iconic as the moon walk, but is just as fascinating to perform. Follow along with this step by step and start shuffling like MJ.
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.
This video shows you how to do the basic Running Man dance. 1) The Lift First, it is better to start with right foot on backside. Lift your right foot and slide your left foot back a bit at the same time with knee in the middle.
Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to do the Step Touch dance move. This is the most basic step in club dance. 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 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.
Learn how you can do a country western style line dance to the song "Redneck Girl" by the Bellamy Brothers. This dance varies from state to state. This is the Tampa, Florida version of this dance. Feel free to add your own moves to this western style line dance.
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.
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.
The Running Man was everywhere in the 1990's, and we do mean everywhere. From Will Smith to random kids on the street trying to look cool, the move was popularized by the likes of MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice.
If you've watched any of Beyonce's music videos, then you know the girl likes shaking her ample bootay. A move she's done in several videos is the crunk, which is a basic thrusting of the pelvis with the knees bent and the arms bent inwards at the elbows.
This guys got it. The windmill is the signature break move where you spin your legs over your head in a circle. Watch the stretch basics too. Lean on the shoulder, throw your legs and then drop the arm to create momentum. This will have you rolling from shoulder to shoulder. It is ALL legs. The legs move in a scissor. The higher the leg, the easier.
International burlesque artiste Kittie Klaw shows us all how to tassel twirl. This is a video of the Ministry of Burlesque on how to twirl nipple tassles. This is a sexy dance that involves a highly anticipated reveal of your breasts and the exotic nipple tassles. This teaches you the tricks of Burlesque dance a la Dita von Teese. Twirl nipple tassles in exotic Burlesque dance.
This instructional dance video shows you how to do the "hip roll" dance move, which can be applied to several different dance styles, such as belly dancing, R&B, and hip hop. Just practice, practice, practice to add the hip roll move to your dance skills. This tutorial is great for beginners looking to practice their hip shaking moves.
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.
A dance tutorial on switching between the shuffle and running man. Make sure you can do each basic move on its own before you try to switch them.
You know how Justin Timberlake gets the ladies? Well, other than the fact that he's a majorly hot musician, the guy's got smooth moves. From Michael Jackson-inspired foot glides to spins and even hat tricks, the dude's got an arsenal of impressive hip hop moves.
If you're looking for outdated magician's hat tricks then you've come to the wrong place. But if you're looking for a way to move like a smooth criminal and impress the ladies, then you've just met your guide to your next date.
In this tutorial we learn how to perform the organic gancho in Tango. when you are starting out doing this dance you want to make sure that both of your bodies are in the right spots. After this, try doing the closed and open tango individually and then together. Make sure the woman is moving around the man and that both of the bodies stay close together. As you continue to do the dance, you will go with the flow of the music but also make sure you are counting your steps, have fun and enjoy ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to do basic floor work in belly dancing. you will want to move your body like you are in waves until you reach the floor and are sitting down. Move slowly and feel your entire body. You can also jump down and put your arms over your head, then end up with your legs crossed on the floor. Next, drop your arms to the side of your body and then move your hair around to rotate. Do a figure eight on the floor, moving your bottom, thighs, and hips. The key with this is...
In this in depth, 7 part tutorial, learn how to dance Michael Jackson's routine from "Dangerous". This dance is impressive and with a little practice you, too, will soon be grooving like the King of Pop.
In this clip, learn how to perform the Michael Jackson classic Moonwalk, just like the King of Pop would. This complicated move makes it look as though you are gliding on air and in this tutorial you will get tons of advice and step by step instruction for how to pull it off. Have fun!
Watch this 2-part video tutorial on how to do the Maya. It's very easy to follow along, as Queen Kashii shows you this basic belly dancing move. Just remember to sway your hips the right way, and put your hands in the right place! You'll be doing the Maya in no time at all!
Do you have dreams of being a sultry belly dancer? Wait no more! Watch this 4-part video tutorial series showing you how to do some great basic Arab belly dance moves. These are quite some easy workouts, and the dancers move slowly enough for even the most non-athletic dancer to follow along.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the inverted heel toe Crip walk dance move. The inverted heel toe is basically the same as the regular heel toe. The only difference is that the inverted heel toe is done in a different direction. To do this, put front foot on the heel and the back foot on the toes. Then do pivot spin with the feet, while switching the positions of the front and back foot. Continue doing this movement. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy dancing and ...
Have you mastered the beginning break dancing tricks and are looking for something a bit harder? Try the "air chair". To do the air chair in breakdance, you'll need to already know how to do a chair, because the air chair is an advanced version of the chair. Get the air chair down with help from an expert.
Learn how to do the Two Step dance. Make sure your feet are lined up (try to stay on your heel and toe to make it look better).
Smash Bros LA, also known as SBLA, is a Jerk dance crew from Los Angeles, consisting of six members who have taken their jerkin' skills to the Interweb with this tutorial on Jerk dancing. Within the video, SBLA go over how they perform ten jerk moves, and how you can do it the easy way. Moves include: The Reject, Dip, Pin-Drop, Spongebob, and Berries & Cream.
Need some help with your Latin dancing skills? Can't quite impress the crowd with your moves? Well, check out this quick video tutorial to learn how to dance with technique and style during Latin dances. When you dance Latin dances, does it feel like you are really dancing? If not, check out these five things to make it feel great!
This is a Jumpstyle tutorial by Crewster Jumpen. Jumpstyle is huge in Europe. It is an odd folk inspired dance to rhythmic electronica. The basics of jumpstyle are jumps. Master little nuances of the jumps that move your feet back and forth rhythmically with the music. It's very athletic like breakdancing or the Irish jig.
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.
Gypsy Charms explains how to pose like a pinup. This is a tutorial from the Ministry of Burlesque on how to pose like a classic pinup girl of the exotic showgirl style. This is part modeling and part exotic dancing.
You choose whether it is for effective twirling or just showing off. For maximum tassle twirl in your dance you want long tassles. You also don't want sequins or cloth that could catch the tassle when nipple tassle twirling in exotic Burlesque dance.
This square dance video teaches the following square dance calls on the mainstream list: Allemande Left, Right Hand Turn (Turn Thru), Right & Left Grand, Weave the Ring, Star Left/Right
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...
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.
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.
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...