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 the "Mucara Walk" latin 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.

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 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 basic boogie steps

It's time to boogie! Get your shoes on, put on your dancing shirt, turn off your phone and tell your friends you've gone on a permenant vacation! The boogie line dance is a simple line dance - easy enough for a toddler to learn, but hard to forget! This 2 part instructional video will get you up and boogieing in no time. So don't be shy, watch this dance video and get your boogie on.

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: Do breakdancing flares like a pro

Check out this totally slick tutorial where the Breakdancing Ninja shows you the drills and strength excercises you need to do Breakdancing/Gymnastic Flares. Flares are essential to any good breaking routine. In this clip you will learn how to get started with the right workout so that your body is strong enough to handle the flares. Follow along and pretty soon you will be getting a standing ovation anytime you step it up!

How To: Do a belly roll

The belly roll is a great place to start for aspiring belly dancers. The belly roll can be mastered by first isolating the upper abdomen and the lower abdomen separately. Combine these two movements for a perfect belly roll with instruction from an expert: Yasmeen began dancing at the young age of 3 and studied ballet, flamenco, folkloric, hip-hop and modern dance styles, as well as tribal fusion belly dance and Oriental Classical Egyptian belly dance. Learn more belly dancing dance moves fro...

How To: Do a late nineteenth-century dance bow and curtsy

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, doing a bow and curtsy for 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 dance salutation or bow and curtsy.

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 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: 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: 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 easy, good-looking street dance moves

Everyone hopes their dance moves come off lookin' cool and you are no exception. (You are searching the Internet or free dance lessons, right?) In order to do easy, good-looking street dance moves, it's important to add swagger to street dance moves, such as the running man. Learn from two experts how to do street dance moves.

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: Dance the cumbia

The cumbia is a hot Latin dance from Columbia and ready for you to learn! Practice the steps using three counts per measure of music with help from this free lesson taught by an expert: 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: Do the "Disco 'Round" disco style 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.

How To: Dance to rap music

Does the combination of rap music and a dance floor make you nervous? Don't fear. When dancing to rap music, a great move to learn is called the jerk, also known as the reject. Learn how to do this move and more from an expert.

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: Isolate the belly muscles when belly dancing

Why throw away tons of money on lessons at a studio when you can find free online video lessons! In this video, learn about the dance of the belly movements, also known as belly rolls, and how to isolate the abdominal region while the rest of the body remains in perfect posture. Practice isolating the belly muscles with help from an expert: Sahira began her career as a Middle Eastern dancer in Houston, Texas under the direction of Thalia and Shakira Masood-Ali. Get advice & more belly dancing...

How To: Dance the Charleston swing dance move

Watch this dance how to video and learn the basic charleston dance step. Don't miss part 2! The Charleston is a dance named after Charleston, South Carolina. The dance became popular in the USA after the swing jazz 1923 song "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson came out. The Charleston soon became one of the most popular hits of the time period.

How To: Do the Mashed Potato dance

A young girl teaches us how to do a "Mashed Potato" dance. She talks us through step by step instructions on the proper way to do this dance. This is a rather simple dance and she slowly shows each step and narrates as she demonstrates. The feet are first faced inward then rotated outward. Repeating it inward and outward quickly, moving your feet apart a bit after each rotation and you finally have the Mashed Potato dance. She also offers extra help and advice for those who did not understand...

How To: Do Beyonce's signature booty shake step by step

Want to learn a sexy dance move that'll impress at the club but is also super easy to learn? Then check out this dance tutorial to learn how to do the booty shake, AKA Beyonce's signature/go-to dance move that involves popping your booty in and out while holding your arms bent at the elbows and pumping.

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: Dance to funk music

Get funky the next time you hit a dance floor! In order to dance to funk music, it's important to be able to move and use your hips, such as hopping and popping. Find out how to get funky with help from two experts.

How To: Do the Shim Sham dance

The Shim Sham or the Shim Sham Shammy is a line dance with many different variations in choreography. This version may be different from the one you may have already learned. This version is credited to Leonard Reed and Willy Bryant of the Apollo Theater. Learn how to do the Shim Sham dance steps with this video tutorial. Though this video was shot with music in the background from another room, the tunes normally accompanying this dance include Chick Webb or Benny Goodman's version of "Stomp...

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