Hot Dance How-Tos

How To: Perform a beginner turn combo in ballet

In this video, we learn how to perform a beginner turn combo. Start with a channey then turn on relevea, then turn right and left into a preparation. Do one pirouette to the right, then up and relevea. Plea, then go into another pirouette while changing your arms up above your head. Practice these moves by themselves, then when you have them individually down try doing them together. You may want to practice this in front of a large mirror to see if you have the correct body movements down. W...

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: 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: Twirl nipple tassles in exotic Burlesque dance

International burlesque artiste Kittie Klaw shows us all how to tassel twirl. This is a video of the Ministry of Burlesque on how to twirl nipple tassles. This is a sexy dance that involves a highly anticipated reveal of your breasts and the exotic nipple tassles. This teaches you the tricks of Burlesque dance a la Dita von Teese. Twirl nipple tassles in exotic Burlesque dance.

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 "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 "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 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: 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 "Big Apple" swing dance routine

Though several versions of the Big Apple dance exist, this is the widely-known version codified by Whitey's Lindy Hoppers based on the vernacular swing dance traced to the Big Apple Club in Columbia, South Carolina. This two part dance tutorial will teach you how to do the Lindy routine the Big Apple. These steps are fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this swing dance how to video and you will be doing the Big Apple lindy routine in no time,

How To: Do a "Swivel Break" 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: 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Perform a turning open second leap

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform a turning open second leap. Start with a high shinnay on one and two, then a low shinnay on three and four. Stop with the right leg and ninety degrees to the left corner, then do a deep plea. Push off with your left foot and then take the right leg to the other corner. Hit and open second jump after this, making sure the left and right leg match each other. Rolling out of the jump, tuck the left leg and go to the front, then step up. When finished, yo...

How To: Swing dance (for beginners)

Learn the basics of the big-band era, and get ready for a jazzy night on the town! You will need a dance partner, a sense of humor and endurance. Swing dancing tip: Open position means standing and facing your partner, maintaining some space between the two of you, and holding one or both hands. Did you know? The swing dance known as the Lindy Hop derived its name from Charles Lindbergh's famed solo flight (or "hop") across the Atlantic.

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: Perform an intermediate turn combo in ballet

In this video, we learn how to perform an intermediate turn combo. Start a preparation, then start to turn on eight count. Open up into second position on one, then plea on two. Open the arms high on the third count, then plea on four. Open in second position on five, then double pirouette and turn in. After this, for the eighth count you will land out with arms to the side slightly raised. Practice doing these movements individually, then when you feel comfortable, start to do them in one fl...

How To: Perform the 6 o'clock in ballet

In order to perform a perfect six o'clock, you will need to, first, begin by increasing your strength and flexibility. Partner stretches may be beneficial to you, in order to increase your flexibility. This will be of additional benefit to you, if you've pushed yourself as far as you can go alone in individual stretches. When you are adequately limber, begin by stepping forward with one leg. Turn out and engage the front leg, as you transfer your weight to it. When the foot is planted, swing ...

How To: Clown walk dance

Don't be fooled by the silly name, clown dancing is serious business. This video dance tutorial breaks down several basic clown dance moves. Watch and learn how to do the shuffle, the V, the stepback, and the heeltoe.

How To: Dance the "Lasso" lindy hop move

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 "Lasso" lindy hop dance step. This step is fun and easy to do. Follow the steps in this tutorial and you will be dancing the Lindy Hop in no time.

How To: Dance the Grand March

This video is a demonstration of how to walk/dance the Grand March (also known as The March, Polonaise, Grand Promenade, and Opening March). This march is the formal and traditional way to begin a formal ball.

How To: Do the Wobble soul line dance

While we admit the Wobble isn't the most sophisticated name for a dance, in practice its actually very sexy and infinitely bootylicious. If you've ever seen a Beyonce music video - or really any R&B/hip hop video with girls in booty shorts and low-cut tank tops - then you've witnessed the glory of the Wobble. Part Hustle and part gyrating, this dance will not only make you look like a goddess, but will also help sculpt your midsection and lower body into tightened perfection.

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