Dance Counts

How To : Master an 8 count in hip hop dance

In this tutorial, we learn how to master an 8 count hip hop dance with Josh. Make sure you do this in a large room so you aren't running into things as you dance around the room. Start off with your feet straight and bend your knees. Your arms should come up loosely into fists ...more

How To : Do the "See Ya" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Mr. Moonbeam" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Breakaway" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "After Midnight" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Rio" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Bosa Nova" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Picnic Polka" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Kool Kookie" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Houston" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Take It Away" country western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the country western line dance

In this video series, watch as line dancing expert Dawn Williams teaches how to line dance. Learn the various steps, how to move to the different counts, how to do tricks while line dancing, how to do the tub thump, and how to put it all together. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do the ...more

How To : Do the "Steppin Out" country western line dance

This step by step how to video teaches you the "Steppin' Out" line dance. This is a 64 count, 2 wall western line dance performed to the song "Everybody Knows" by the Dixie Chicks and choreographed by Max Perry. This is a fun and easy line dance to do next time you are at a co ...more

How To : Do a basic step in salsa dancing

Knowing just the basic steps in any form of dance can get you by if you are going out to a dance club/event that plays music you have never danced to before. In any form of dance you can apply a count to as to how many steps there are to perform a basic move. To perform a basi ...more

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 w ...more

How To : Salsa dance "club style"

In this tutorial, we learn how to salsa dance "club style". To do this, start off on the first count and do an open break. Next, the male will switch positions and move around the female. After this, you will come into a rainbow move, and the female will be standing behind you ...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 : Do the Achy Breaky Heart Line Dance

Oh god, don't you break my heart, my achy breaky heart, I just can't take it anymore. Oh well, if you still need more achy breaky, check out this video and learn the line dance that years ago caused a nation to pause and reflect. 32 count, 4 wall, ultra beginner level line da ...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 the Achy Breaky Heart line dance

OK, are you looking to jump in your time machine and dance the Achy Breaky Heart line dance. Well, this how to video will prep you for your trip to the past. Get you comfortable shoes, gather up your friends who are eager to dance this country classic, and start heart breaking ...more

How To : Do a basic right and left turn in salsa dancing

In this video, we learn how to do basic left and right turns in salsa. You want to start off in the right positions for both the men and women, which will lead you into the right turns. Ladies will want to cup their hands, and keep them open so they can turn easily. For the ri ...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 : 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

How To : Do dance moves from "Fame"

In this video, we learn how to do dance moves from the movie, "Fame". Start out with doing eight chugs forward with the feet apart. The hands should be at the side going in and out as you do the chugs. Next, you will keep your feet out and step right to left for eight counts a ...more

How To : Dance New York style Salsa

In this video, Cesar and Sheena teach us how to dance New York style salsa. Your basic step is going to consist of 8 different counts, but you are only stepping on 6 of those counts. On your non-stepping counts, you are traveling instead of stepping. It's important to count wi ...more

How To : Do the dip in hip hop dance

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to perform a dip while doing a hip hop dance. The first step is to push your weight towards your right foot with your knee bent. Then drop down onto your new and then come back up. Next you should practice this while co ...more

How To : Do a traditional salsa dance

Salsa dancing is great fun and a fantastic way to get your exercise in. The traditional Latin dance begins on the first count of the music, but pauses on counts four and eight. Use your hips to dance the salsa with a demonstration from a pro: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroom ...more

How To : Do the circle step turn belly dance move

Belly dance is originally a form of traditional Arab dance. Most of the techniques of belly dance demonstrate circular motions in the core area of the body (the belly, the hips). Belly dancing is a fun, sensual dance that also builds & strengthens abdominal muscles. In this be ...more

How To : Dance the cumbia

The cumbia is a hot Latin dance from Columbia and ready for you to learn! Practice the steps using three counts per measure of music with help from this free lesson taught by an expert: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Flori ...more

How To : Do rumba dance steps

The Latin rumba originated from a Cuban song - To do this classic dance, follow the slow-quick-quick-slow pattern of the 4-count measure. Discover the steps to the rumba with a help & a demonstration from an expert: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The God ...more

How To : Dance a modern across the floor combination

Modern and interpretative dance is a very popular dance form. In this how to video, Joshua Bergasse demonstrates a modern across the floor combination. This is an 8 count modern dance routine. Watch this how to video and you will be able to do a modern across the floor dance c ...more

How To : Do the "Shotgun Waltz" Line dance

Learn how to do the "Shotgun Waltz" line dance with this tutorial. This is a 48 count, 4 wall waltz style, country western line dance performed to the song "Shotgun Rider" by Tim McGraw. Follow these easy dance steps and you'll be able to dance the "Shotgun Waltz" the next tim ...more

How To : Do the "Don't Bet Your Boots" line dance

This step by step dance tutorial teaches you how to do the "Don't Bet Your Boots" country western line dance. Follow the steps to this 64 count, intermediate, 2 wall line dance and you can bet your boots you'll be dancing up a storm.

How To : Do the "Slap Leather" line dance

Learn how to do one of the most popular country western line dances, "Slap Leather" or "Slappin' Leather." This 40 count, 4 wall dance consists of heel-toe moves, the grapevine and the "Dorothy" step. This line dance is usually done to the songs "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" by Travis Tritt ...more

How To : Do changing spot combo pirouettes

In this tutorial, we learn how to do changing spot combo pirouettes. First, prepare for the turn facing the front left corner. Do a triple pirouette, then forte the leg around and change your spot to the right front corner. After this, land behind. Do this in counts of eight, ...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 : Dance the Bachata properly

Learn the bachata and impress your fellow dancers! The bachata dance is native to the Dominican Republic, and uses four counts per measure of music for a simple, casual combination of steps. A demonstration of the bachata is given as well as a lesson on how to keep the hands a ...more

How To : Do a basic jive dance step

Begin with your feet together. Jive dance is very bouncy. So, all of your steps should have a bounce in them. You will also be placing the emphasis on the "and" of each count. Hop on your right foot and bring your left knee up on and. Step back on one. Hop and bring your knee ...more

How To : Do the rocking clubbing dance move for beginners

So you think you can dance? Well sorry honey, but we're here to tell you that your over the top worms and butter churning don't exactly count as hip, impressive dance moves. But fear not; this video will teach you one of the simplest ways to get started dancing like a pro. Th ...more

How To : Perform a basic butterfly spin in salsa dancing

If you know how to salsa dance but want to add another move into your routine, you will see how to perform the butterfly spin. If you are leading you will have a 7 count step to perform the move. Salsa is a fast paced dance and you will have a slow paced demonstration and inst ...more

How to Dance the tango : the Tap on '2' - Embellishment

This is an instructional video on dancing the Tango, specifically the footwork. This elegant dance instructional goes over the Tap on '2' - Embellishment. This video illustrates tapping on the '2', if you count '1-2-3-4' for each beat. ('1' being the downbeat, '3' being the up ...more

How To : Dance the Tango Double Taps embellishments

This video illustrates tapping more than once during the beat. Possible combination are tapping on '2' + '3', on '3' + '4' or '2' + '4' with the step coming on the '1' always - the downbeat. (Using the system of count '1-2-3-4' for each beat, '1' being the downbeat, '3' being ...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 : Do the "Mucara Walk" latin line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Kalimba" disco style line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Disco 'Round" disco style line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Tango With the Sheriff" western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Jamaica Me Cha Cha" line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Dancing in the Dark" western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the "Little Rhumba" western line dance

The line dance is a dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time. Line dancing's popularity grew out of the 1970's, when the country-western dance continued ...more

How To : Do the choreography for Ke$ha's "Take It Off"

In this video, we learn how to do the choreography for Ke$ha's "Take it off". Start off on the ground doing a count of eight while moving your hands up your body, then pop up and move back down. After this, you want to twist your head around and then move to the side while wal ...more

How To : Learn the "Fight Song" for cheerleading

In this tutorial, we learn how to learn the "Fight Song" for cheerleading. Start off by trotting with your right leg first, then clapping for an 8-count. On 1 you will hit a high touch done. On two, you will make a t and on three you will look to the left. On four you will mak ...more

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