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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: Communicate with your partner in the Lindy hop

Sosh and Gina continue your Lindy Hop education. This clip will teach you how to communicate with your partner. The front to front, the sling shot, the scissor kick, the swing out, the big turn, are all dance moves distinct to the Lindy Hop. It was named for Charles Lindbergh and his Atlantic crossing in 1927. Black communities invented the moves, and the popularity spread throughout the world.

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 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: Do the Dutch hakken dance to Gabber hardcore techno music

In The Netherlands, Gabber Hardcore is the music of choice for rebellious young people, much like punk and underground hip-hop in the US. It is a blisteringly fast style of electronic music which might seem hard to dance to at first. Enter the hakken, the dance of choice for the Gabber listener. Watch this video to learn how to do the hakken, and you will know what to do next time you're at a hardcore club in Holland.

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 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 changing spot combo pirouettes

In this tutorial, we learn how to do changing spot combo pirouettes. First, prepare for the turn facing the front left corner. Do a triple pirouette, then forte the leg around and change your spot to the right front corner. After this, land behind. Do this in counts of eight, then plea and land. This may be difficult to understand at first, if you have no experience doing dance moves. Just keep practicing, and pretty soon you will have these moves down! Changing spots is an easy move to get d...

How To: Dance at techno clubs

Does the combination of techno music and a dance floor make you nervous? Learn how to hit a techno dance floor with no qualms. Techno club dancing uses a move called jump styling, which consists of 12 steps. Discover how to do this step and more from an expert.

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: 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: 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 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 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: Dress for ballet class

Just starting your ballet classes? Not sure what to wear? In this video, learn from one ballet teacher what to wear and how to follow dress code. Ballet dress code usually consists of pulling the hair back in a tight bun and wearing a black leotard, pink tights, sometimes a ballet skirt and pink ballet shoes.

How To: Improve your locking

This locking tutorial teach you about some dancing movements by Shawn Phan in his own style. He describes some small things while dancing a few basic movements that are missed during dance steps. At first he gives a short description of dancing steps that he is going to describe through this locking video tutorial. He gives a simple idea to dance better and easy steps to do to make the dance more funky. Those who watch dancing and those who dance always expect something amazing in the perform...

How To: Improvise dancing salsa

In this instructional dance video, learn how to perform the famous "Salsa Disco" dance move using different amounts of spin. A lot of dancers get caught up in the fact about knowing very little moves, but in reality, by adding doubles and triples in their current salsa dance combination - they become almost new.

How To: Perform the "Skeeter Rabbit"

Originated by James Higgins (AKA "The Original Skeeter Rabbit") in the 70s, the skeeter rabbit is a shuffle step you can use in your hip hop dancing. This move employs your skills on locking to contrast with the fast moves you're doing on the dance floor. The skeeter rabbit calls for extensive use of your legs, hopping swinging and freezing for a frantic move that's sure to impress on the dance floor. This video tutorial will teach how to do the skeeter rabbit dance move.

How To: Jerk (dance) - "The Pindrop / Baydip"

How do you do that "thingy" on the dance floor where you fake drop on your knee and look cool? For those of us who wonder what it takes to bust a move, we luckily have Team ExClu$!v3 tutorials on how to Jerk dance. In this jerk dance instructional video, Team Exclusive give foot by foot instructions on how to do the "Pindrop", other times known as the "Baydip". This is an advanced jerkin' move, so be careful... You may break something!

How To: Do a Single Circle to Wave (Facing Lines) square dance

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: 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: Freak dance, grind

Check out this instructional hip hop video to learn how to freak dance or grind. This is the Body Roll version of grinding. Learn this basic move and how to make it sexy! 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 "Crazy Foot Mambo" country western line dance

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.

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