Hot Dance How-Tos

How To: Do the Hustle '70s John Travolta dance move

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.

How To: Do the Copperhead Road line dance

The "Copperhead Road" is a line dance made popular in the song "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle. This country western tutorial teaches you how to do this 4 wall line dance. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you'll be dancing the Longhorn Country Club version of "Copperhead Road" in no time at all.

How To: Dance the "Cotton Eye Joe" line dance

Learn how you can do one of the most popular American folk line dances, the "Cotton Eye Joe" with this how to video. This country western dance tutorial is easy to follow and fun to do. So grab your cowboy boots and get ready to do-si-do.

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: 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: Tie ballet slippers

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie ballet slippers. First, flatted the back heel of the shoe. Next, sew the sew from the inside so the elastic isn't sticking out. Then, take the drawstring and pull the shoes on so they fit snugly. Be careful not to pull it to tight. Then, tuck the string back into the shoe, don't tie it into a bow. Even if your foot grows, you can loosen the shoe up. If you have a point shoe, it also has elastic that get attached to the back. You will place ribbon into the...

How To: Dance with sexy booty shaking moves at the club

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.

How To: Do a slow foxtrot

Learn how to do a slow foxtrot with help from this free lesson. The slow foxtrot is a smooth and soft international ballroom dance that marked its place in history by the orchestral music of the late 1930s and '40s. Learn this timeless ballroom dance with help from a pro: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more dance moves from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling the dance floor!

How To: Dance the tank man tango

The tank man tango is a dance choreographed to commemorate the massacre at Tiananment Square. All you need to do it is a couple of bags and your dance skills. Let the instructions in this video do the rest for you.

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: 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 basics of pop and lock street dance

This video pop and lock tutorial covers the basics of popping, waving, gliding, botting, tutting, and ticking. Follow along with these hip hop moves and practice, practice, practice. The talented demonstrator is completely self-taught, so really, with a little bit of patience anyone can learn these moves at home. Watch this instructional video, practice along with your favorite hip hop music, and start impressing friends with your mad skills at dance parties or a club.

How To: Dance the twerk your booty dance

Learn how to twerk your booty! This is a great video that shows you exactly how you can execute a picture perfect booty twerk. You'll rule the scene the next time you go out dancing with your friends, just master these easy and basic moves in no time at all!

How To: Crip Walk the gangsta hop

Ever had the fascination to learn, or the inclination to Crip Walk? Well, now's your chance. This video tutorial will get you performing true to the Compton-born dance movement from Crip gang members. If you're not a gangster in the ghetto, you should not be doing the C-Walk, unless you're wreckless. See specifically how to Crip Walk the gangsta hop.

How To: Do 1970's "Saturday Night Fever" dance moves

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.

How To: Use a wall to do split stretches

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a wall to do split stretches. Start out against a wall that has nothing around it so you can easily stretch with it. After this, face the wall and then lay on your back. Bring your legs up to the wall, then bring them out to the sides as far as you can for around 30 seconds. If someone else is with you, you can have them push on the inside of your legs to create a greater stretching effect. After this, flip onto your stomach, then slide down onto the legs...

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 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: Do basic line dancing steps

Want to learn how to line dance like a cowboy? This country western tutorial teaches the basic steps of line dancing such as the jazz waltz, the grapevine and the kick ball change. Follow these simple steps and you will be slappin' leather in no time.

How To: Do a basic Jitterbug step

In this how to video, Mary Pinizzotto, one of the great dance teachers in Southern California, teaches the basic steps to the Jitterbug. These steps are fun and easy to master. Watch this tutorial and you will be doing the Jitterbug in no time.

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 the easy shift clubbing dance move for beginners

Just because you have two left feet doesn't mean you have to give up on impressing the ladies at the club. We get that getting your groove on can be intimidating, especially when all you know how to do is the John Travolta from "Saturday Night Fever," but there are easy steps you can take to get your body jiving in an "attractive to the ladies" way.

How To: Turn a girl at the club for beginners

Have you ever tried to play lothario to a girl at a club and turned her ever so gracefully, only to misjudge her height and clotheslining her in the face? With minimal lighting and swarming, uncomfortable crowds of people, it's no surprise that any sort of graceful dancing at all is difficult in a club, but it's possible to avoid lawsuits if you learn the dance move presented in this video.

How To: Dance the "Big Apple" lindy hop routine

The Lindy Hop is a fusion of many swing dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston. This how to video demonstrates the 24 bars of the Big Apple lindy routine. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

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