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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: Rosa ...more

How To : Do the quick step ballroom dance

Get your quick step on with help from this free dance lesson! The classic quick step dance is a fun, yet fast ballroom dancing technique that incorporates very quick steps with alternating slower steps. Get a glimpse of what it's supposed to look like plus some helpful pointer ...more

How To : Slow dance with a paraplegic partner

This is a step by step on how to slow dance with a partner that is parapelegic, meaning they are paralyzed from the waste down. This is an adapted dance that is perfect for couple that have disabilities or a handicapped. Hand placement and speed is important to keeping you upr ...more

How to Ragtime dance : One Step Variation

This video shows you people dancing the one step variation, which is a type of Ragtime dancing. This video does not teach you 'how to' as much as it shows you a useful demonstration. Be patient because the video may take a few seconds to download from the Library of Congress.

How To : Perform ocho cortado & dynamic turns in the Tango

In this tutorial you will learn how to lead for the ocho cortado Tango step and specifically how to lead a dynamic turn to the right in a close embrace. Pay attention to the way to use your feet on the ground, and the way to hold the embrace.

How To : Do the two-step

Do the two-step! This technique requires a pattern of slow, slow, quick, quick, then repeat. Start dancing your way to two-step perfection with the help of an expert: Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more ballet from ...more

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 St ...more

How To : Dance the foxtrot

Learning how to dance can be a fun and exciting experience that teaches you not only how to dance, but a little about another countries culture as well. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to foxtrot. It's a ballroom dance that is done in a pattern of slow, slow, then ...more

How To : Perform the organic gancho in Tango

In this tutorial we learn how to perform the organic gancho in Tango. when you are starting out doing this dance you want to make sure that both of your bodies are in the right spots. After this, try doing the closed and open tango individually and then together. Make sure the ...more

How To : Teach beginners to ballroom dance

In this video clip series, our expert will discuss some popular types of ballroom dances, including foxtrot, cha-cha, swing dancing, waltz, tango and more. Learn secrets of ballroom dancing, tips and instructions on steps and holds, demonstrations of each of the dances for men ...more

How To : Dance the minuet step of three movements

In this video, a man performs a French, Baroque-era (17th Century) style dance, the minuet. A minuet is a social dance of French origin for two people. This video gives a demonstration of minuet combinations.

How To : Dance the Schottische

The Schottische is a partnered country dance, Bohemian in origin. Schottische was popular in Victorian era ballrooms (part of the Bohemian "folk-dance" craze) and left its traces in folk music of countries as distant as France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sweden. At the start o ...more

How To : March Steps, Bow and Curtsy

In this video you watch a demonstration of what a person did before they began a dance during the early 19th Century. They show you what one is supposed to do before it and how the bow and curtsy work.

How To : Tango (for beginners)

As one of the sexiest, most passionate things you can do while still standing upright, the tango takes romance. It takes drama. And it definitely takes two. You will need a dance partner, patience and melodrama! Did you know? Buenos Aires is credited as the birthplace of tango ...more

How To : Dance the Foxtrot

In this video series learn to dance the Foxtrot from professional dancer and dance instructor Leslie Sack as she demonstrates Foxtrot dance steps such as the Foxtrot walk, basic step for men and ladies, left rock turn, Foxtrot promenade, right rock turn, Foxtrot patterns. Part ...more

How To : Dance Waltz Variations

This is a video demonstration of the late 19th Century waltz. This waltz is a ballroom and folk dance. The waltz first became fashionable in Vienna around the 1780s, and spread to many other countries in the years that follow. The waltz, and its closed position, became the exa ...more

How To : Do leader basic steps in the international Waltz

Whether you're preparing for that all important 'first dance' or you simply want to brush up on old skills, then we have the solution. This film teaches you the steps you need to know to master the waltz. Do leader basic steps in the international Waltz. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Dance the "The Eugenie" and Waltz Cotillion

This video is of a large group of people dancing "The Eugenie" and Waltz Cotillion in a ballroom. These are both late 19th Century dances. This video is only a demonstration, and unfortunately it does not give step by step instructions.

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 basic jive dance step for men

Learn basic jive dancing steps for men in this free video dance lesson. Do basic jive dance step for men - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Do basic jive dance step for men - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.c ...more

How To : Improve your international Waltz technique

Don't have time to go to classes for your international waltz skills? Well this is the video for you. Videojug has teamed up with martin, an international waltz performer and educator to bring you the best in quickstep educational videos. If you have learned the basic steps th ...more

How To : Perform enrosques in tango

In this video, Homer and Cristina Ladas teach us how to perform enrosques in tango. For the follower, it involves the corkscrew action with no change of weight. You can do this in your own axis or an imaginary one. For the leader, it can involve not changing or changing weight ...more

How To : Impress a woman with a dip while dancing

Arguably the most impressive dance move a man can execute in the pursuit of a woman is the dip. Dipping women has been a climactic moment in dance for centuries, and you really should know how to pull it off if you're a man and you like romance and dancing. Watch this video to ...more

How To : Perform the overturned back sacada Tango move

This video demonstrates how to perform the overturned back sacada. This move is one that the follower does and the key points for success are to focus on the spiral energy of the step and stretch the step. The leader should pay close attention to the line taken.

How To : Perform the tango transition through the cross

In this video, we learn how to perform the Tango transition through the cross. As you start the Tango, you will stay close to your partner with both of your bodies. You will want to have your arms high and your body taught so that you can easily transition from one move to the ...more

How To : Focus on milonga basic rhythm & phrasing in tango

In this video, we learn how to focus on milonga basic rhythm & phrasing in tango. Use your pattern to focus on the strong beats and dance to the rhythm. Find the one in your dance and have a sense of home base. Be grounded and use height change while you are dancing. Pay atten ...more

How To : Perform advanced volcadas in tango

Tango teachers perform a didactic demo to highlight and integrate the concept covered during class. Today's class will focus on volcadas-funny, collapse, traveling and volcada pluses. All involve similar concepts. Start basic and get complexed. (Major actions are performed by ...more

How To : Use breathing & intention in tango

In this tutorial, we learn how to use breathing & intention in tango. Use the pattern of walking into the cross and add in elements of staying in the line. Lead the cross carefully and slowly by breathing slowly to help make an easy transition from closed to open. Put all thes ...more

How To : Perform a rhythmic rock step variation in tango

Tango teachers perform a didactic demo to highlight and integrate some concepts in this video. It is about refining the rock step in tango. There are some basic rules; >While walking in cross or parallel way of walking, the hips should be cross way to each other. >While rotat ...more

How to Dance the tango : the Front Boleo

This is an instructional video on dancing the Tango, specifically the footwork. This elegant dance instructional goes over the Boleo from Front Ochos, low, hi and with embellishment. Early tango was known as tango criollo, or simply tango. Today, there are many tango dance st ...more

How To : Do low and high leg wraps in tango

In this video, we learn how to do low and high leg wraps in tango. Whether you are doing a high or low wrap, you want to make sure you have total control over your leg. The leader should know how to position their body and have the right energy while doing this. The leader sho ...more

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