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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 : 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 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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : Perform basic Quickstep steps as a follower

This video demonstrates the basic steps for the quickstep follower. Quickstep is a lively dance from the 20's that developed from the fox trot and the Charleston. The follower steps are explained in detail as well as some historical information and dress. Perform basic Quickst ...more

How To : Perform colgadas in tango

In this video, we learn how to perform colgadas in tango. Doing this sends out partner out, to create a nice balance. After this, you will exit together. There are many different forms of colgadas, including: two foot, step over, multiple, collapsible, and more! Once you learn ...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 : Do the Foxtrot

In this video series learn to dance the Foxtrot from professional dancers Teddy Kern, Lou Brockman & Heather Gehring, instructors at Dance Manhattan in New York City, as they demonstrate Foxtrot dance steps such as the Promenade, basic steps for men and ladies, twirls, rock st ...more

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 Dance the tango : the High Back Boleo

This is an instructional video on dancing the Tango, specifically the footwork. This elegant dance instructional goes over the High Back Boleo. Boleos from back ocho with leg in air. Also with extra tap. Music: Que Te Importe Que Llore (Calo) Early tango was known as tango cr ...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 : Do the Waltz

In this online video series learn how to Waltz from professional ballroom coach Kelly-Anne as she demonstrates Waltz dance steps including: male dance steps, lady dance steps, basic box dance steps for the Waltz, rotating box dance steps, timing for the Waltz, lady turn under ...more

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 : 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 Dance the tango : the Cha Cha Cha in 8 cortado

This is an instructional video on dancing the Tango, specifically the footwork. This elegant dance instructional goes over the Cha Cha Cha in eight cortado. A 'cha-cha-cha' triple step added in on the 'slows' of the quick-quick-slow, quick-quick-slow timing of the ocho cortado ...more

How To : Dance the Tango Tap on '3' embellishments

This video illustrates tapping on the '3' or the upbeat (halfway through the beat). Count '1-2-3-4' for each beat. ('1' being the downbeat, '3' being the upbeat or exact middle, and '2' and '4' being the places inbetween or the quarter beats). It is not a synchopated embellish ...more

How To : Dance the Standard Waltz

This video gives a demonstration of the standard waltz dance. This popular dance style was once used all over the world. Although there are different types of the waltz, this version was most commonly used. Be patient because the video may take a few seconds to download from t ...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 : 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 boleos and sacadas in tango

In this video, we learn how to perform boleos and sacadas in tango. When you are learning this song, you need to first make sure you are following along to the beat. Work the combination of both of these dances, they go very well together. They will usually be first the boleo ...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 : Dance beginner tango with Michael Thomas

This is a video tutorial summarizing a one hour tengo dancing class. It tells its audience the different types of tengo and what each dance does. Primarily though this video focuses on ballroom tengo. First you should bring your partner to your left side and then step forward ...more

How to Dance the tango : the Caricias embellishment

This is an instructional video on dancing the Tango, specifically the footwork. This elegant dance instructional goes over the Caricias embellishment. Caricias - 'caressing' your own leg with the free leg before stepping. Common during paradas or slow forward ochos. Early tan ...more

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 Tango Low Back Boleos

This video shows boleos on ground from back ochos. This is footwork in Tango ballroom dance steps. Early tango was known as tango criollo, or simply tango. Today, there are many tango dance styles, including Argentine Tango, Uruguayan Tango, Ballroom tango (American and Inter ...more

How To : Use slow dance tips for prom

So you can pop it and rock out with the best of 'em, but what happens when the lights dim and the tempo slows down? Take a look at these tips, and do slow-dancing at pro in no time.

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.

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