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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 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: 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: 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 a R&B partnering dance combination

Do you think you can dance? In this how to video, Kelly Peters, a teacher at New York City's Broadway Dance Center, teaches an R&B partnering combination with his students. This R&B dance routine demonstrates some great moves that you can incorporate into any modern dance routine. Watch this how to video and you will be able to do this R&B partnering combination. Do a R&B partnering dance combination.

How To: Dance with a girl at a school dance

In this how-to video, you will learn how to dance with a girl at a school dance or club. This will be helpful for guys who are too self conscious to start dancing. It is important to just have fun. The main thing is to be confident so you do not feel embarrassed the entire night. Be prepared to get rejected. If you dance closer to a girl and she walks away or gives you an excuse if you ask her to dance, move away. Move around and find another girl. If she is with a group of friends, be carefu...

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 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: Dougie (dance)

JusJerk has the Stick Figures, a jerk dance crew, show us how and what the "Dougie" looks like, a popular dance from Georgia that has spread out through out the United States. Watch and get inspired as several Stick Figure members show off their best Dougie moves.

How To: Do a late nineteenth century Waltz cotillon dance

The Library of Congress video archives brings this late nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a Eugenie and Waltz cotillon dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a late nineteenth century "The Eugenie" and Waltz Cotillion, also known as Waltz Quadrille.

How To: Do Western dance steps

If this is your first time dancing Western you may experience something that is very contagious and fun to dance to. In this tutorial, from professional dance instructor Nina Ortega, you'll be learning some basic dance steps for Western. These steps are easy to follow and can be applied to others lessons to help improve your skills. So sit back, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Perform "Natta Adavu" in Indian Bharatanatyam dance

"Natta" means to stretch and so this adavu (foot work) involves some stretching to form beautiful patterns. The "Natta Adavu" involves heel contacts of the feet. Thus word “Nattu” in Tamil is also referred to “perching of heels”. So get ready for some stretching and synchronization of hands and legs with this Bharatanatyam dance how to video. This is a nine part video tutorial for this 13 step traditional Indian dance move.

How To: Moonwalk

The moonwalk has been written in history and will go down as one of the most well-known dance crazes next to the Macarena and the jitterbug. In order to moonwalk like Michael Jackson, it's important to focus on the pivot and push of the feet and legs while sliding. Make your moonwalk smooth with the tips and tricks given in this free dance lesson.

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 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 "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 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 basic Bollywood dance moves for beginners

Since the positive worldwide reception of "Slumdog Millionaire," Bollywood has emerged from its niche as the Mumbai counterpart to Hollywood to an exotic and interesting film genre now much more in the mainstream. The colorful costumes, elaborate makeup, and soul shaking dancing are highly addictive.

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: 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 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: 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: 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.

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