So, you want to learn how to dance? Knowing how to dance is a talent that can be taught. There are many different styles of dancing for hip hop to ballet. Being able to “cut the rug” is a talent that will make more popular and cool to others. Here’s some of the most popular dance styles and how to dance to them.
Learn how to dance Hip-Hop! One of the fastest growing dance styles is hip-hop. This type of dancing is usually performed with hip-hop and rap music. This style of dancing originated from the urban culture but has since become a staple in clubs all over the world. Hip-hop dancing expands to other types including break dancing, locking and popping. Learning how to dance hip-hop takes lots of body movement and often at a fast pace.
Check out this beginner’s video on how to dance hip-hop.
Learn how to dance Latin! This style is muy Caliente. Like the Latin culture, this type of dancing is very intimate. Latin dancing also consist of a variety of dances, including ballroom and folk. Other types of Latin dances are the Cha-Cha, Samba and the Jive. If you’ve ever watched one of Shakira’s music videos, you know that your hips played a huge role when Latin dancing. So, if you want to learn how to dance Latin, learn how to move your hips!
Here’s a video tutorial that shows you the basics on how to dance Latin.
Learn how to Dance Jazz! Technique is the foundation of this type of dancing. Jazz requires you to move smoothly when executing turns. Believe it or not, one of the most notable Jazz dancers was Michael Jackson. His famed moonwalk is a form of Jazz.
Check out this beginner’s video on how to dance Jazz.
Learn how to dance Ballet! This style of dancing is probably the most widely taught. =There’s countless Ballet studios across the world. This type is popular because people learn to Ballet at a very young age. Unlike hip-hop, it’s a slow paced dance that is considered more of an art form. As mentioned, this style of dancing can be taught at a very young age and really promotes disciple and a healthy lifestyle. Some would agree, maybe too much…
Here a beginner’s video on how to dance Ballet.
Learn how to dance Tap! This form of dancing is summarized by using the sound of a dancer’s shoes as an instrument. The other styles of dance is usually accompanied with music, Tap dancers use their shoes as a form of music. The shoes are comprised of metal taps on the bottom of the foot and heel of the shoe. Tap dancing, or commonly referred to step dancing, dates back to the mid 1800′s.
Check out this beginner’s video on how to dance Tap.
Learn how to dance Swing! This style of dancing involves couples that swing, spin and jump. Swing is a style of Jazz music during the 1920′s-1950′s. Even though this form of dancing isn’t that widespread today, don’t be surprised if it comes back to popularity in the near future.
Here’s a video tutorial on how to dance Swing.
Learn how to dance Country! Often recognized as Line dancing, Country stlyle is generally performed with a group of people. Originated in London in the mid 1600′s, Country dance has become a staple throughout the Country music world and Western Saloons.
Here’s a video tutorial on how to dance Country.