Beginning Dance Lessons

How To : Do beginning Salsa dance moves

Watch this video to learn something short and simple just for you to mix it in to your other salsa dancing moves. Remember, it is not about having multiple long combos, but about putting smaller salsa moves together in different orders that will make you a versatile dancer. Th ...more

How To : Do beginning tap dance

Sue Fletcher, walks you through the ten basic steps of beginner tap dancing. Each step is explained from beginning to end in detail so you'll never feel lost or left behind. You'll learn moves like the brush step, the ball change and the flap, all of which are great for any le ...more

How To : Do the wrap around move in beginning pole dancing

Here is a great guide to pole dancing for beginners. Pole dancing expert Elaine Gosling from Poleminx and VideoJug shows you how to do the wrap around move, an impressive move for those beginners out there. Do the wrap around move in beginning pole dancing. Click through to wa ...more

How To : Begin liquid dancing

Liquid is a dance common to raves and electronic music like trance, break, drum and bass and jungle beat. The dance uses elements found in popping and techno European dances.

How To : Do beginning Irish Step dancing

In this instructional video dance lesson, our expert dance instructor Alicia Lagan will demonstrate the beginner's reel in Irish Step dancing. These dance steps are the basis of Irish step dancing. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do beginning Irish Step dancing. Do beginning Irish Step ...more

How To : Do beginning Ballroom dancing

In this video clip series, our expert will discuss some popular types of Ballroom dances, including foxtrot and the Rumba. Learn secrets of Ballroom dancing, tips and instructions on steps and holds, demonstrations of each of the dances for men and for women and much more. Par ...more

How To : Do beginning Lindy Hop swing dance moves

This how to video teaches you the beginning steps of the most popular, basic swing dance, the Lindy Hop. Learn how to do the 6 count basic step, a send out, the basic step in open position, a tuck turn, send in and an inside turn, as well as many other moves, with this dance t ...more

How To : Do a cross handed turn pattern in salsa dancing

In order to do the Cross Handed Turn Pattern in Salsa dance, you will need to begin by facing your partner. Partners will begin by holding hands: right hand with right hand and left hand with left hand. Raise the right hands over the left hands. The female partner turns on co ...more

How To : Connect with your partner in the Lindy hop

Learn this exciting swing dance from the 30s. Sosh and Gina will start at the very beginning, no experience necessary. Learn how to dance from our instructional dance video clips (it's like a virtual dance lesson). Each? week we will post a new video clip here on our video pod ...more

How To : Sew ribbons onto ballet pointe shoes

When a girl gets her pointe shoes, it signifies a graduation - A step up in the ballet world. The only problem with picking up your first pair of pointe shoes from a store, is that they don't come with the ribbons sewn on! Learn how to sew your own ribbons on your pointe shoes ...more

How To : Play the bass line to David Bowie's "Let's Dance"

Want to play "Let's Dance," the hit single from David Bowie's 1983 album of the same name, on your electric bass guitar? This free video music lesson will show you how it's done. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players (advanced ones should be able to figur ...more

How To : Perform proper men's styling in salsa dancing

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform proper men's styling while salsa dancing. Before you begin this, make sure you have done several lessons with salsa dancing and are familiar with your form. Men should be opening up their body to the woman and prepare to lead her into ...more

How To : Do the Four Ladies Chain Across square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Chain Down the Line square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do the Head Ladies Chain Across square dance step

Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more ...more

How To : Do breakdance push ups

Learn how to do break dance push ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This exercise channels the breakdancer's combination of strength, agility, and balance. Starting Position Begin in a standard push-up, or plank, position. You should be face down ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

News : Can I just learn from Videos at Home?

To a point you can. Some people learn very well from just watching, but for some people movements need to be broken down for them. A video can only do so much. If you aren't "getting" a move there is no one to show you a different way to approach it that will help you better u ...more

How To : Get started belly dancing

Get started in the world of belly dancing with help from a pro! In this video, get a great introduction to belly dancing that covers such topics as posture's importance to correct technique. Understand the correct stance before beginning to belly dance with help from an expert ...more

How To : Play "Let The Flames Begin" by Paramore on guitar

Learn how to play "Let The Flames Begin" by Paramore, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, lyrics here: What a shame we all became such fragile, broken things. A memory remains just a tiny spark. I give it all my oxygen, To let the flames begin T ...more

How To : Incorporate floor work into your belly dancing

If you thought belly dancing was all about wiggling your hips, you were wrong. Expand your horizons and learn some belly dancing floor moves. It's important to wear knee pads in the beginning until you master the moves. Learn about the various ways to incorporate floor work in ...more

How To : Do novice break dance moves

Starting from the beginning is a good thing when it comes to entering the world of break dancing. A beginning break dance move involves getting into a crouch and moving into a type of running position. Find out how to move the feet to complete this break dance move with help f ...more

How To : Do break dance moves for beginners

If you're entering into the world of break-dancing you'll soon discover there are varying levels of skill. In this video, learn how to do some break dancing moves geared towards beginners with help from two dance experts. A basic break dance move that a beginning dancer can do ...more

How To : Do a belly dancing routine

Learn an entire belly routine with help from a pro! In this video, learn belly dancing moves, such as the chest circle, hip slides, undulations, figure-eights and belly rolls, which can be combined into complete dancing routine, taught here, by an expert: Sahira began her care ...more

How To : Do the hip snap move in belly dancing

Snap! The hip snap move in belly dancing, also known as the hip bump, is a sharp isolation of the hip. Learn how to do this move in this free lesson conducted by a belly dancing expert: Sahira began her career as a Middle Eastern dancer in Houston, Texas under the direction of ...more

How To : Dance Saidi tyle belly dancing

Expand your belly dancing horizons by exploring the world of Saidi style belly dancing! The Saidi style of Egyptian belly dancing often incorporates a cane in many of the dance moves. Practice dancing with a cane in Saidi belly dancing with help from an expert: Sahira began he ...more

How To : Choose between Egyptian & tribal belly dancing

If you're getting into belly dancing, you should know before getting to thick into it, you have choices. Learn the differences between tribal & Egyptian style belly dancing as well as the differentiating costume that accompanies each style of dance. Sahira began her career as ...more

How To : Do a tribal fusion belly dance

Don't just belly dance - Kick it up a notch y incorporating tribal fusion! Tribal fusion-style belly dance has increased in popularity, and it incorporates aspects of Egyptian, Arab and American styles. Discover what makes tribal fusion belly dancing unique with help from an e ...more

How To : Do basic Arabic belly dance moves

Get started doing basic Arabic belly dance moves including the hip slide, the hip twist and the figure-eight. Wear a hip scarf to better see how your hips are moving during this lesson taught by belly dancing expert Sahira. Sahira began her career as a Middle Eastern dancer i ...more

How To : Belly dance with a sword

Tutus aren't the only dance prop... Belly dancers often times dance with swords! Sword belly dancing is performed with a special dancing sword that is balanced on the head or belly. Learn about novice-level sword techniques from this expert: Sahira began her career as a Middle ...more

How To : Do a basic swing dance lindy hop step

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to swing dance Lindy Hop. Users will learn 3 steps the basic step, the send out and the swing out. Begin with a comfortable V position with the partner. The male's hand should be on the female's upper back and the female's hand on the ...more

How To : Do a chest circle in belly dance

Check out this dance tutorial video that demonstrates how to do a chest circle in belly dance. The chest circle of belly dancing is an important move to study. Learn to belly dance for fitness or art in this belly dancing video. Take action and remember these tips: -Begin in ...more

How To : Jerk (dance) for beginners

Just starting out with your Jerk dancing? In this JusJerk video, some ladies from the neighborhood who go by the name "L7" teach a beginning Jerk dancer the basic Jerk step, as well as the Pin Drop and Reject. JusJerk is one of the Internet's primary sources for Jerk dancing ...more

How To : Dance the basics of break

BBoy Snoop shows you the first 5 steps in break. This is part jumpstyle, little hip-hop and lot of break. He shows you how to do a swipe and the circle at the beginning of most every breakdance routine. This is a basic tutorial and does not get into anything heavy.

How To : Dance the Melbourne Shuffle switch

For the Melbourne Shuffle why do you need to do that T in the beginning? And how you switch from Runningman into a shuffle? This will show you this Jumpstyle dance choreography. How to go from Shuffle to Running Man and back is lined out here. This is a great tutorial on how t ...more

How To : Do the eight ballet body positions

In this dance how to video, Larry Payne demonstrates the eight ballet body positions. These positions are the basis for all ballet moves. These basic moves are great for the beginning ballet dancer. Follow along with this tutorial and you can do the eight ballet body positions.

How To : Do the pique turns ballet dance move

In this dance how to video, Larry Payne demonstrates the pique turns ballet move. This is a basic move for the beginning ballet dancer. Follow along with this dance tutorial and you can do the pique turns ballet move.

How To : Ask someone to dance/dinner/go out with you in Chinese

This lesson teaches you how to ask someone to dance, to dinner or to go out with you in Mandarin Chinese. Impress that special person by asking them out in Mandarin Chinese. This lesson is great for a beginning Mandarin Chinese student or someone visiting China.

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 : 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 : 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 postur ...more

How To : Cool down after belly dancing

It's always important after every form of exercise to cool down. In this video, learn how to cool down after belly dancing and temper the body back to its normal state. Learn how to stretch out your worked out muscles during a cool down with help from a belly dancing expert: S ...more

How To : Belly dance the camel move

Get started belly dancing the camel move with help from this free lesson. When learning the camel move in belly dancing, press the chest against a wall to understand the basic movement. Master this move and more with guidance from an expert: Yasmeen began dancing at the young ...more

How To : Do a sacred belly dance called Ayub

Who knew you could ward off evil spirits with belly dancing? In this free lesson, learn how to do the Ayub dance, also known as the Zaar, which is a scared belly dance that is supposed to repel evilness and bad energy. Learn the rhythm and steps to the Ayub dance with help fro ...more

How To : Layer techniques to create a belly dance routine

Get started on the dance floor creating belly dancing routines with the help of layering. When layering various techniques and moves in belly dancing, perfect each individual movement before combining them together. Get closer to master a belly dancing routine by layering move ...more

How To : Use traditional belly dance techniques

Attention aspiring belly dancers! Use your arms to transmit positive energy, master the figure-eight movement, and keep your feet flat and grounded to practice your traditional belly dance techniques. Practice these basic movements with the help of an expert: Yasmeen began dan ...more

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 dancin ...more

How To : Become a great belly dancer

Do you aspire to not just be good, but great? In this video, get tips on how to become a great belly dancer through not only mastering the physical techniques and steps of the dance, but also transmitting positive energy to your fellow dancers and audience. Learn how to become ...more

How To : Do the horizontal figure-8 belly dance move

Do the figure 8! There are many different ways to do a figure-8 in belly dancing. This example is the horizontal figure-8 of the hips taught be an expert: Sahira began her career as a Middle Eastern dancer in Houston, Texas under the direction of Thalia and Shakira Masood-Ali. ...more

How To : Do the Egyptian twist move

Get started doing the Egyptian twist belly dance move with help from an expert: Sahira. In this video you will learn how to do the basic isolations required to do the Egyptian twist move with tips and tricks given by a pro instructor: Sahira began her career as a Middle Easter ...more

How To : Do the vertical figure-8 belly dance move

The vertical figure-8 consists of two different isolations that can be done while keeping your feet on the floor. Get started belly dancing with the figure 8 move taught here by a belly dancing expert: Sahira began her career as a Middle Eastern dancer in Houston, Texas under ...more

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