Hot Dance How-Tos

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 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 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: Master simple ballroom dancing and the waltz box step

The pumpkin just turned into a carriage, your glass slippers look fantastic, and the Prince is on his way, but — dammit — you still need to learn how to ballroom dance. You will need a partner, a dance floor, masking tape, and waltz music. This video gives simple advice for dance posture, the basic waltz box step, and simple turns. Learn how to dance the basics of ballroom dancing, like the waltz box step, by watching this video dance instruction tutorial.

How To: Do beginner Lindy Hop dance moves

Check out this how to video that teaches the basic steps of the Lindy Hop swing dance. Learn how to do outside turns, walkthroughs, the Lindy circle and much more with this six part tutorial. Watch these videos and you will be doing the Lindy in no time.

How To: Dance basic Lindy Hop steps

This is a six part how to video on the basic steps of the Lindy Hop. Learn how to do the variations on he basic swingouts with inside and outside turns. Also learn the steps of the shim sham. These steps are fun and easy to do. Watch this dance tutorial series and learn how to do the Lindy Hop swing dance.

How To: Do the Figure 8 rave dance

Love rave music? Get your rave dance on with help from this free lesson. All you will need to complete this tutorial is your dance shoes and your glow sticks. Learn how to do the figure-8 rave dance with help from an expert, Cedric Turner.

How To: Do the "Step Touch" dance move

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.

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 forward & backward Bachata dance steps

Most can move forward, but can you move back? The forward-back Bachata dance steps are done by starting in the closed position and making sure your hips are as close as possible to your dance partner's. Master the forward-backward Bachata dance steps in no time with a little help from this dance tutorial.

How To: Dance to Thriller as a tribute to Michael Jackson

In this tutorial, we learn how to dance to Thriller as a tribute to Michael Jackson. Start off by moving around on the floor in the very beginning of the song, raising yourself up into the air. After this, you will start to walk left and right like you are a zombie, them walk backwards the same way. Next, you will star to do shoulder sets and then move your arms and do hip thrusts. After this, push back and then stare forward, clap, and slide. Next, stomp and move your arms out and walk, then...

How To: Trance dance

A few steps are given before the dance moves are shown. These steps are: Go easy on yourself. Practice with an easy song first before attempting a fast hard one. Wear comfortable clothes. Clothes that fit your body and that won't be slipping off as you dance. make sure the fabric is breathable for your skin. Practice. The more you practice the more stamina you will have to last longer and dance harder.

How To: Jerk (dance) - Ten easy steps

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.

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: Audition as a Hip Hop dancer

In this video series, watch as expert choreographer and hip hop dance instructor Safi A. Thomas teaches how to audition for hip hop dance. Learn different blade techniques for auditions, the different segments of a hip hop dance audition, how to control your body and dynamics, what the definition stage of an audition is, how to present your personality, how to connect the hip hop dance moves, the translation stage of a hip hop audition, how to freestyle with popping and breaking, and how to a...

HowTo: Flash Mob Like a Boss

Watch enough Glee and Buffy's Once More, With Feeling and it will never fail to instill the urge to do something stupid in public. And hey, what better way to do this than to drag others down with you? Welcome to the world of flash mobs, and in just a few simple steps you too could be arrested!

How To: Do a barrel turn

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.

How To: Dance the Butterfly

This video is of the late 19th Century dance called the Butterfly. The Butterfly is where a woman/man has fake butterfly wings attached to their arms and dances with them on. This video is only a demonstration, and unfortunately it does not give step by step instructions.

How To: Do Hip Hop dance moves

So take a few moments and watch this instructional video series designed to help teach the basics of Hip Hop dance for beginners—or those of you who are already dancing fiends but perhaps want to perfect some of those old school moves.

How To: Do the Cloverleaf 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...

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