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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
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.
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
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
The pumpkin just turned into a carriage, your glass slippers look fantastic, and the Prince is on his way, but — dammit — you still need to learn how to ballroom dance. You will need a partner, a dance floor, masking tape, and waltz music. This video gives simple advice for da ...more
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
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
In this series of video dance lessons you’ll learn the basic steps and moves of Jive dancing. Part 1 of 15 - How to Dance the Jive. Dance the Jive - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Dance the Jive - Part 3 of 15. Click through to watch this ...more
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
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
This is an instructional video on dancing the Tango, specifically the footwork. This elegant dance instructional goes over the decorated side step embellishments. Various embellishments that can be added to side steps. Music is 'Mariposa' by Pugliese. Early tango was known as ...more
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
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
Ochos with cha cha cha -- it is a '1-2-3, 1' rhythm, as in 'step-2-3, step'. The 2 tiny extra steps are embellishments that the lady can add in as the man leads a back or forward ocho. Early tango was known as tango criollo, or simply tango. Today, there are many tango dance ...more
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
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.
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.
Video Jug teams up with Martin an international ballroom dance performer to explain international waltz twists and turns. This video explains how and when to add turns to the waltz, as well as add some key moves to the standard steps to make this classic dance even more exciti ...more
Like the foxtrot, the quick step follows a rythm that starts off slow then picks it up or a 2/4 or 4/4 time beat. It comes from the Charleston and actually got its name due to a quick step taken in the middle of the dance. See if you got what it takes to do the quick step with ...more
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
Useful for men and women both! In traditional ballroom dancing, there is a lead role and a follow role. This video shows aspiring Fred Astaires how to assume the lead role for a dance like the waltz or fox trot.
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
In this video, we learn how to improve the quality of movement in a tango dance. Focus on the connection with the other person, the music, and connecting with the body as you are dancing with the other person. Be very strong and heavy into the ground as you are dancing and ver ...more
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Worried about hitting the dance floor at prom? No problem! Get your groove on and boogie down with the basics, and learn some classic moves.
In this demonstrational video you watch a ballroom full of people dancing the waltz and "Loomis' Glide Mazurka". The maurka is a lively Polish folk dance. This video is only a demonstration, and unfortunately it does not give step by step instructions.
This is an instructional video on dancing the Tango, specifically the footwork. This elegant dance instructional goes over the Double Beat embellishments. Early tango was known as tango criollo, or simply tango. Today, there are many tango dance styles, including Argentine Ta ...more
This is a common embellishment for back ochos and takes a little practice to work up the speed to do it but once you do you'll find lots of places to fit it in. During back ochos, beat your free foot in front as it passes the other on the "&" count (halfway through the beat), ...more