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With all of the dance crazes that have swept through pop culture over the years, it can be quite a task to remember them all. One era that arguably stood out from the rest was the 1970’s. A time period of major political and cultural shift helped to create a unique time of artistic expression and creativity unlike any other before it. With so many new music trends coming out, plenty of new dance trends soon followed. This helped create a demand for more dance on TV with the addition of shows like Soul Train, which went on to shape dance, music and pop culture well into the 21st Century. Dancing became even more important to this new generation of club goers as more discotheques began to spring up all over the place. Known for loud polyester clothing, platform shoes, and of course disco music, this era of free love and flower power helped fuel some of the wildest dance crazes ever. Regardless of ones birth year, people across many generations can easily identify specific fashions from the 70’s, but how about the dances? Let’s have a look as we flash back to the funky 1970’s!

1. The Hustle 
In 1975, singer Van McCoy told everyone to “Do The Hustle!” in his popular song of the same name. The song and dance became so big that the name hustle became linked to most disco-style dances from that time. As a result, there were many different styles of hustle. West Coast vs. East Coast as well as partner and line dance variations. The couples version soared in popularity after being featured in the cult classic film Saturday Night Fever. This mix of Swing and Latin dance to a 70s disco beat is still performed today in ballrooms across the world.


2.The Bump 
Like many other dance crazes, the Bump was a simple dance that didn’t require learning a lot of complicated steps. In fact, it only consisted of one main step! As pairs of dancer swayed to the music while standing side by side, they would come together to bump hips about every other beat of music. Even though the idea was to bump gently, smaller dancers would often be sent flying across the dance floor by heavier dancers who bumped too hard! The dance also inspired a few songs of the same name, but could be done to just about any song.


3. YMCA dance
Much like a nursery rhyme, this song is loved by children (and adults) everywhere, and has a simple, catchy hook that is hard to get out of your head.
The iconic 1978 song “YMCA” by The Village People, spawned the popular dance that is one of the few which does not require the use of ones feet. Participants need only move their arms to form the letters Y, M, C, A, whenever those letters are sung in the lyrics. People generally skip around and freestyle during other parts of the song. This dance is so catchy, simple and fun for all that is still commonly done today, primarily in the stands at sporting games, weddings and other social events.


4.Funky Chicken Dance
One of the most colorful dances from this or any time, the Funky Chicken was a solo dance that basically imitated the jerky movements of a chicken walking around. It had steps like “chicken legs” and “chicken wings”, and differed from the Chicken Dance done at wedding receptions.


5.The Disco Finger
Another dance synonymous with the film Saturday Night Fever, this move required minimal movement below the knees. Most people just imitate John Travolta’s stance with hips thrusting from side to side as the right index finger rhythmically points from the floor moving back and forth across the body up to the sky.


6. The Bus Stop
Not as simple for the rhythmically challenged, however still catchy and quintessential ’70s!


7.The Robot
Also sometimes called the Mannequin, this street dance often causes viewers to think they are seeing an optical illusion, as the some of the movements are subtle yet impactful, and tough to replicate. This is a dance style that typically takes years of practice to achieve much less master. Starting in the 70’s along side the growing break dancing scene, it skyrocketed to infamy as one of Michael Jackson’s signature moves, and is still a staple in the hip-hop and pop worlds.


8. The Lawnmower
A relatively simple yet silly dance that can be done by just about anyone. Ready for this? Just pull one arm back as if you’re starting a lawnmower, then grab the imaginary handle and with arms extended push the mower back and forth across an imaginary lawn. Tired yet?


9. The Sprinkler
No fancy footwork needed for this dance. As the name implies, simply extend one arm out at your side, with the other arm bent while holding your hand up to your head. Then move your straight arm in a slow, staccato fashion as if it were a sprinkler watering a lawn.

10.The Electric Slide
This four wall line dance was originally set to Marcia Griffiths’ song “Electric Boogie“. Created in 1976, it has gone on to become a staple at weddings, concerts and other social gatherings for decades. It’s repetitious pattern makes it easy to learn in a short time, and the fact that it can be danced to a variety of music genres allows it to fit well into a variety of music and dance styles.

Although the 70’s have come and gone, the era will live on through its nostalgic music and carefree dance steps that will carry on for generations to come.

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13 Simple Disco Dance Moves for Beginners

Many people consider disco to be a relic of the 70s and 80s, but it’s still alive and well in this day and age. In fact, disco dance and music have recently undergone a revival. People now became taken once more by the energy of disco dance moves.

If you’re one of many who just recently discovered the magic of this dance and would like to take a shot at it, this guide can help get you started. Whether you’re practicing by yourself at home or with an instructor, try out one of these basic disco moves. They’ll give you a solid foundation and will give you the opportunity to try more advanced techniques later on.

Of course, after learning a couple of tricks, you can confidently perform on the dance floor, as well!


  • 13 Common Disco Dance Moves for Beginners
    • 1. The Disco Finger – The iconic disco dance moves
    • 2. Double Arm Swing
    • 3. The Bus Stop
    • 4. The Snap
    • 5. The Elbow Pull
    • 6. The Bump
    • 7. The Get Down
    • 8. The YMCA
    • 9. The Retro Hustle – A classic disco dance moves
    • 10. The Funky Chicken
    • 11. The Butterfly
    • 12. The Back Catch
    • 13. The Electric Slide
  • Final Words

13 Common Disco Dance Moves for Beginners

1. The Disco Finger – The iconic disco dance moves


This is an incredibly iconic move. Daresay, it’s the signature dance move for disco after being popularized by John Travolta and Saturday Night Fever.

The Disco Finger doesn’t use a lot of the body from the knees down. Instead, the focus is on the hips and one hand. Extend your index finger (of any hand). Then, move your hand upward and downward in a diagonal movement. As you do, thrust your hip from side to side.

It’s a fairly simple move. So, at most, you’d be able to nail down the pattern in an hour or two of practicing in front of the mirror.

2. Double Arm Swing

Another iconic move in the disco world. Though it is simple, the move is fun to do and can display a lot of energy and openness on your part.

There are two counts to the Double Arm Swing. The starting position is a quarter turn to your left side with your left foot.

  • On the first count, thrust out your chest and throw your right arm forward and into the air. At the same time, swing your left arm backward.
  • The second count is bending your knee and dropping your hip as you swing your right arm downward and to your back. Swing your left arm forward and upward.

Repeat to the beat of the music or as fast as you can, depending on your mood.

3. The Bus Stop

Like other moves in disco, the Bus Stop is simple, yet fun. Typically, it is performed on the backing of Are You Ready? (Do The Bus Stop). But really, you can use it on any fast-tempo disco song.

Compared to the Disco Finger or the Double Arm Swing, the pattern is a bit more complicated. With a bit of practice, it’ll become natural in no time.

  • Start up with both of your feet together. Loosen up your knees a little bit. Don’t lock up, or you’re going to look very robotic.
  • Take a step back with your right foot, then take an even farther step back with your left foot.
  • The moment your left foot hits the floor, take a step back with your right foot again.
  • Now it’s time to move forward! Bring your left foot forward, then follow it up with your right.
  • Take another step with your left foot.
  • Bring your right foot alongside your left foot and give it a small tap, stopping the walking motion. Clap your hands in time with the foot tap.
  • Take a step to the left using your left foot. Follow it up with a step right behind the left foot with your right foot. Repeat this pattern three times.
  • Once again tap your left foot with your right foot, then clap your hands.
  • Now reverse the pattern. Take a step to the right with your right foot, then bring your left foot behind the right foot. Repeat three times.
  • Tap your right foot with your left foot and clap your hands.
  • Make a quarter turn to either your left or right, and start again from the top.

It’s a pretty long-winded pattern, but take your time and practice. You’ll be able to get the hang of it a few hours in.

4. The Snap

The Snap, also known as the “Hip Check”, emphasizes the movement of the hips area. If you’re looking for a sensual move that can show off your body as well as your nimbleness, it’s a good one to try.

  • Start with your feet being in-line with your hips.
  • Shift your hips to the right, then snap your fingers using your right hand.
  • Now, hips to the left, bend your knees, and immediately swing your right hips to the right.
  • Straighten up your legs and swing your hips to the left again.

Repeat the pattern from the beginning and keep it going to the rhythm of the music.

Do note that the Snap is a very fast-paced move, which can make it pretty challenging to master at the beginning if you practice at full speed. Instead, we recommend going slow at first. Practice at half the normal tempo and gradually speed it up when you become more familiar with the pattern.

5. The Elbow Pull

This is one of the more difficult moves in disco for beginners as it requires some coordination. If you’ve had experience with dancing before, you probably would be able to nail the Elbow Pull in an hour. For those who don’t, you’ll need a few hours to get into the rhythm.

  • Start up with your feet apart. Your arms should be skewing slightly to the right. Ball up your hands into fists.
  • Swing your hips right and follow it up by bringing your left foot to the right, as well. Draw your left elbow up and to the back until your forearm is perpendicular to your shoulder.
  • Next, swing your hips to the left and follow that up by stepping your right foot to the right. Punch forward in a line across your chest with your left arm (note that you shouldn’t punch too hard, else you could get tendonitis when practicing or dancing for long periods). Keep your forearm perpendicular to your shoulder.
  • Swing your hips to the right and bring your left foot to the right. Pull your elbow backward, but unlike before, keep your forearm low and perpendicular to your hips instead of your shoulder.

Repeat the pattern to the beat of the music (or as fast as you can!)

The arm tends to be the most difficult part of this move. Most people will feel a bit awkward at first while practicing the arm motion. So, we suggest that you start first with the arm. Once you get used to the pulling-punching motion, then add in the hips and the legs.

6. The Bump

To learn and perform the Bump, you’ll need the help of a partner. It’s pretty easy and fun to do (especially when you do it with someone you’re romantically interested in, but it can also be done with a friend).

Dance freestyle however you wish on the dance or practice floor. Then, when it’s time to pull this Move (signal your partner), swing one side of your hip towards your partner and bump it with theirs.

Quickly swing your body to the opposite direction and bump the other side of your hips with your partner. Repeat!

Your partner should also mirror your movement and, ideally, you two should be bumping your hips together in tandem and to the beat.

7. The Get Down

The Get Down traces its roots back to African dances. This move requires you to keep your legs wide apart. Then, bend at the waist area and knees to get down as close as possible to the floor.

8. The YMCA

Everyone’s probably heard of the YMCA by The Village People before. And if you do, you most likely already know this classic dance, as well.

It’s so popular that it’s not just done in the disco circles these days. It has long since evolved into an Internet meme, so you can see people busting it out at various popular events like school dances and sporting events.

Of course, this dance is best done on top of the YMCA song.

The dance itself is pretty simple. You just have to move your arms and twist your body to spell the letter “Y”, “M”, “C”, “A” with your figure.

Although it’s not exactly required, whenever people come together to recreate this dance, they always scream the lyrics at the top of their lungs. So, we suggest that you do the same, as well, when you get the opportunity! It’s a lot more fun that way.

9. The Retro Hustle – A classic disco dance moves

This is one of the most famous disco dance moves from the 70’s.

The rise of the Hustle began with the chart-topping song “The Hustle” by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony in 1975. Because of its massive popularity, the Hustle has had many different variations since 1975. As a result, the original version is often referred to as the “Retro Hustle” to distinguish it from newer versions.

It’s a simple sequence of movements that includes taking three steps forward and three steps backward. In the process, you’d also be doing extra movements like pointing your finger skyward and weaving your fists together in circles.

Some people think it looks a bit silly … but just like everything in disco, the point is maximum fun value. Plus, since the move is done on an 8-beat count, it can actually fit just about any disco song on the catalog!

10. The Funky Chicken

The Funky Chicken is better known by its other name: the Chicken Dance.

As far as being silly, this is probably among the silliest moves in disco. However, at a party or on the dance floor with other people or with friends, it’s extremely fun.

  • Rest your arms on either side of your chest and ball up your hands into fists. Your elbows should be tucked to the lower side of your ribs.
  • Shake your head forward and backward for 4 or 8 counts.
  • Imitate a chicken’s wings by pushing your elbows outward while keeping your hands close to your chest. Then, draw them back in again (just imagine a chicken flapping its wings).
  • Repeat this to the beat of the music or as quickly as possible!

To make the move look better, you can add some lower body movements to it. When you bring your elbows up, bend one of your knees and swing your foot out. That would rotate your hip.

When you bring your elbow back in again, switch out the foot.

11. The Butterfly

For this move, you need a partner.

Grab both of their hands with yours and grip tight (but not too tight!).

Then, walk around one another to the beat of the music. Depending on your mood, you can steer both of you in a clockwise or counterclockwise motion.

12. The Back Catch

Since this move will require some flexibility on your part, do a quick warm-up first before you try it.

  • Stand on your right leg, then kick your left leg as far back as you can.
  • As you kick your left leg, bring both of your arms backward and try to reach for your foot as it goes up. If your back is bendy enough, you may even be able to grab onto your foot. But don’t feel bad if you can’t, grabbing the foot isn’t really required.

The move would make you look like a ballet dancer on the stage!

13. The Electric Slide

The Electric Slide is popularized by the song “Electric Boogie” by Marcia Griffiths and Bunny Wailer.

  • To do this move, start off by doing a grapevine.
  • Take a step to the right with your right foot.
  • Follow that up by taking a step to the right with your left foot by moving it behind your right foot. Your legs should be crossed here.
  • Step right with your right foot again and your legs will be uncrossed.
  • Put your feet back close together. Tap your left foot to the side of your right foot.

Repeat the grapevine but to the left instead of the right.


  • Now step three steps back with your right foot. Tap your left foot next to your right foot after you finish the third step back.
  • Step forward with your left foot after the tap. Then, swing your right foot behind you and tap your right foot’s toe against the ground.
  • Step back onto your right foot after your toe struck the ground.
  • Bring your left foot forward again and tap it in front of your right foot.

Once your left foot hits the ground, immediately pivots to the left by 90°. To make it more aesthetically pleasing, you can kick your right foot up and brush the ground with your heel as you pivot in place.

Repeat the steps until the music ends!

Final Words

Disco is often seen by people nowadays as “old people” dance. But that’s entirely untrue! Head to a club with some friends and use up all these disco dance moves. You’ll be able to see for yourself just how fun this dance can be!

Disco style moves. Encyclopedia of Dance: Disco

Rhythmic music, dance floor lights, energetic plastique and acrobatic dance elements. It's all 80s disco. This is a dance that will give you an incredible charge of vivacity and positive, make your body elastic and strong, give you new sensations and never make you bored.

How did the disco style appear?

The history of the disco style begins in France in the 60s of the last century, where young people in discos began to dance not to the live music of the orchestra, as before, but to songs recorded on records. Soon such discos spread throughout Europe, and after the film "Saturday Night Fever", released at 19In 1977, disco dancing became wildly popular.

Today, the disco style is also very popular among young people, and many learn disco in dance schools. You can list for a long time the styles that this active and groovy dance has absorbed. These are jazz, aerobics, acrobatics, Latin American dances, classical elements, rock and roll, rhythmic gymnastics and many other areas, which together form an amazing mix called disco.

80s Disco Features

Disco dance is based on a special rhythm (about 120 beats per minute). Disco steps are springy, and the movements have not changed much since the beginning of this direction. Disco of the 80s is a very active dance, it is even classified as a sports dance. Its execution requires good physical preparation, because it is far from being as easy as it seems to perform acrobatic steps so that the pulse does not go off scale. Therefore, in order to learn how to dance disco perfectly, you need to practice a lot.

For hard work and faith in yourself, you will be rewarded with admiring glances and excellent physical shape. Believe me, nothing can compare with the ability to literally flutter around the stage, conveying the most powerful energy of the dance to the audience and making their hearts flutter with delight. Disco dance will help you show yourself and others what your body is capable of, discover new facets of the vision of music and dance performance. Even if you do not plan to seriously engage in this dance direction, training in any case will bring a lot of benefits, both for your body and for your internal state, developing endurance, grace, coordination, help you lose weight, relieve stress and recharge with positive.

Disco dancing - training in CITYDANCE

After you have learned what disco dance really is, don't you want to try your hand at this interesting and exciting direction? For those who are not afraid to discover a new life, our teachers lead disco groups at the CITYDANCE dance school. Under the guidance of experienced teachers, you will master the basic movements and learn to feel the rhythm. But the main thing is to learn to feel the music with your heart and enjoy the dance, because this is the main thing.

What is the best way to come to class?

In training, active physical training and stretching awaits you, so you need to choose clothes that stretch well and fit comfortably. From shoes, light sneakers, Czech shoes or ballet flats are best suited.

Disco is a bright holiday that plunges you into a state of sweet love. A dance that gives a feeling of freedom and breaks away from everyday routine

The dance and music style of disco is perhaps the most popular trend in pop culture of the last century. The history of this genre begins around the mid-70s simultaneously in the US and Europe. The American disco style has absorbed the traditions and sound of funk and soul. The European direction of disco inherited the characteristic tendencies of traditional pop music and intertwined with new trends in pop music.

The history of disco

1974 is considered to be the year of birth of the new clockwork dance. This significant event happened in the clubs of New York, and a few years later the whole of America was covered by a real disco boom. Almost simultaneously, disco, moving across the ocean, conquered Europe, and later the Soviet Union. In the USSR, a new dance penetrated from two sides at once - from the west from America and from the east from India, where the film "Disco Dancer" was filmed, which gained extraordinary popularity in the Soviet Union.

In 1977, the film "Saturday Night Fever" with John Travolta in the title role is released in the USA. This picture clearly shows the life of a real disco fan, who on the dance floor forgot about all life's troubles and hardships.

At the origins of the European style of disco were the groups "Abba" and "Boney M", which had perhaps the greatest fame in the history of pop music. Producers and composers contributed to the spread and popularization of the new style.

The heyday of the style falls on the eighties of the last century. He has not lost relevance even now. Every year in Russia, the Disco 80s festival is held, to which domestic and foreign stars are invited.

What is disco?

The roots of the disco style can be traced back to the funk and soul movements that absorbed the Negro music and dance culture. The main features of disco are "live" and electronic processing of music and a fast pace, from 120 beats per minute, which is twice the human heart rate.

The enchanting popularity of disco lies in the simplicity of basic movements, the absence of strict rules and requirements, and the possibility of improvisation. In disco, you can show your individuality, demonstrate your own original movements, show your skills. The dance is performed in discos in large companies.

Discotheques of the 80's featured twinkling effects, mirrored walls and mirrored spinning balls, flashing lights, strobe lights. All this environment contributed to the growth of the popularity of disco and its entry into fashion.

Types of disco

The most popular types of disco are:

  • Mellow disco - slow, lyrical disco, tempo 95-110 beats per minute.
  • Hustle is an American form of disco. This is a pair dance that can be danced in discos with any partner, to any music, in any, even the smallest, space. Over time, the hustle absorbed movements from many Latin American dances and stood out as an independent style.
  • Eurodisco is a disco style common in Europe and the USSR. In turn, eurodisco is divided into subspecies, the most popular of which are Hi-NRG and ItaloDisco. C.Catch, Samantha Fox, Kylie Minogue, Sabrina, Sandra, Modern Talking, Pet Shop Boys, Bad Boys Blue and others were prominent representatives of Eurodisco that gained worldwide popularity.

Disco style is popular and loved even now. Not only representatives of the older generation, who "lit up" at the discos in the eighties, during the peak of the popularity of disco, but also young people listen and dance disco with pleasure.

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Club and modern dance training programs include popular dance styles:

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“I want to dance or learn to dance club dances” - such desires were visited at least once by absolutely every person. However, in many cases, they remained just desires. And the thing is that saying “I want to learn to dance” and getting a professional dance education are completely different things. One wish is not enough. You still need to make great efforts to really, for example, learn how to dance break dance, salsa, latin, hustle, hip hop, break dance and other dances. It's no secret that you can learn to dance only at a professional hip hop dance school. Only a good and professional school can provide the basis that will make a real experienced dancer out of an amateur. If you need professional dance training and your desire “I want to learn to dance” has grown into something more, our experienced teachers are ready to provide you with any qualified assistance.


Our Moscow hustle dance school or any other club and sports dance school offers you to quickly master any dance style that is very popular all over the world today. First of all, the Moscow dance school “New Project” differs from other similar institutions in that we employ professional teachers with many years of experience. Plus, our Moscow dance school practices an individual approach to each student.

Turning to our school, you can quickly and at a high professional level learn to dance club dances, which are taught in the dance studio "New Project". The main thing is that back dance, salsa, latin, hustle, hip hop, break dance or any other club or sports dance with our dance school is, firstly, quite simple, and, secondly, exciting, informative, interesting and, most importantly, useful!


Our professional hustle and hip hop dance school and other club dance schools have been operating for several years now. Learning these dances together with our experienced teachers, you will not only master all the tricks of these or other dances, but over time you will be able to show your best side at any party where they dance or even at the performance of professional dancers. We teach in our schools, studios and halls:

  • Disco (Disco) - one of the main genres of dance music of the XX century, originated in the early 1970s. In the mid-80s, the disco genre becomes very popular, especially in Europe, which led to the emergence of such a genre as EuroDisco. New electronic instruments appear and new styles of dance music emerge, the main ones being Hi-NRG and ItaloDisco. In the 90s, even more new directions were formed, finally replacing the old disco. These are, first of all, such dances as EuroDance, TechnoDance, ItaloDance and ItaloHouse.
  • Hustle (from the English hustle "hustle, hustle") - pair dance, based on the leading and improvisation of the dancers. It is quite popular among club dances and dances to disco music popular at 1980s like disco fox, disco swing and hustle itself. Dances such as hustle are basically extremely simple, danced for four counts (disco-fox for three), does not require a long study and allows anyone who, after a little training and practical training at the dance school, the New Project hustle to dance it on any events and parties.
  • Hip hop (Hip-hop) is a youth dance direction that appeared in the mid-1970s among African Americans and Latinos and has now actively conquered the entire modern world. In our dance studio "New Project" - the study of this direction is based on such dance styles as Breakdance, Crump, C-Walk, waving.
  • Salsa (Salsa), Mambo (Mamba), Jive (jive) - a dance of African-American origin that appeared in the 70 - 80 years in the Puerto Rican and Cuban communities of Central and South America.

Perhaps you have already watched some dance training course or even managed to master some simple club dance moves somewhere. However, no video course or simple visual learning and repetition can teach you how to master this dance genre as skillfully as a professional teacher. Therefore, if what you have seen, practiced before, repeated after someone, or the dance technique that you own at the moment does not suit you for a long time, feel free to sign up in our studio. "New Project" is a school of hip hop, hustle and other club and sports dances, we will teach you all the nuances of incendiary dances that combine inspiration and passion.


Dance Club-Studio "New Project" - a school for hustle, hip hop, etc., not only makes dreams come true by conducting training sessions in any dance types and directions. In our club “New Project”, a night disco “Incognito” is held, where you can show off your skills and practice dancing. We constantly hold and organize various themed dance parties that bring to the life of our students and guests a special sophistication, the novelty of the performance of modern and classical dance movements.


Looking at what unimaginable somersaults perform hip-hop performers or how plastic dancers move in the disco style, and mambo and hustle make the body involuntarily move to the rhythms of incendiary music, each viewer will definitely have the following desire - “I want to learn how to dance”. True, the mere desire “I want to learn how to dance hip-hop, hustle or salsa”, as in the case of other dances, is not enough. Accordingly, in order for the desire “I want to learn to dance” to become a reality, you need to undergo professional training from experienced teachers.

If you have long been interested in the question of how to learn to dance hip-hop, the teachers of the “New Project” (school of hustle dance, hip hop, etc.) will always be happy to help you answer it. Moreover, the answer to the question of how to learn to dance any dance from the direction of club dances, our teachers can give in the most accessible form for the student. After a certain time has passed after the start of training in the “New Project”, the question of how to learn to dance will never again be an unsolvable mystery for you.

Disco is a dance direction invented in the 70s of the last century. In those years, disco was the number one dance that everyone could dance. Today, the fashion for this dynamic and vibrant dance is back again. Themed parties that are held in nightclubs are especially popular.

Basic disco moves

If you don't have the time or desire to go to a dance school, you can learn disco on your own using video lessons. Before you begin to perform the movements, prepare yourself a room. Remove all unnecessary items. Disco is a very energetic dance that includes sweeping arms and legs. Music for disco dance should be fast, with a pronounced tempo. Listen to a piece of music, get used to its rhythm and tempo.

The choreographic disco pattern is quite simple. Start with the first basic element of disco - stand up straight, bend your legs slightly at the knees, bend your arms at the elbows and press them to the body. Begin to intensively bend and unbend your legs, springing, swaying your whole body to the musical beat. After a couple of such movements, begin to make movements with your hands. First, unbend one arm at a time, and then do these movements simultaneously with both arms.

Move your feet, stepping back with each foot in turn. Swing constantly. Perform the same movements to the side now with your hands.

Turns and twists

After mastering the basic movements, gradually complicate the elements of the dance. Cross one leg over the other and turn. Straighten your knees and try to roll on your toes around you. This element of the dance must be supplemented with the movements of the hands, which are sharply and quickly straightened above the head. When these elements are learned and the body gets used to the pace, the rest of the various movements will follow by themselves. Watch disco dancing videos, remember everything you have seen in various films. Try to repeat these movements.

Disco dance elements can be very diverse, fast and energetic.
Before exercising in disco, do a little warm-up, as too vigorous movements can damage the ligaments and muscles. Disco is a slightly comical, bright and slightly ridiculous dance. Don't forget about disco paraphernalia - puffy wigs, flared pants, bright sequined suits and, of course, makeup.

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What is disco?

Disco is a very energetic dance, this dance radiates a state of being in love. While dancing, you do not think about the problems and worries that have been bothering you so much throughout your life. Disco can be divided into music and dance, and this is what attracted fans of 20th century pop culture. This genre became popular in the 70s. Then disco was relevant among Americans and Europeans. The American style turned out to be more memorable, the genre has its own traditions, the sound of funk and soul. In Europe, disco did not stand out much and simply intertwined with pop music.

What is disco?

In the disco style itself, two currents were observed - funk and soul, they included the culture of dance and music of the 70s. The main requirement of disco is the electronic processing of music and, of course, its tempo, which could exceed 2 beats per second, and this, by the way, exceeds the human heart rate. Disco dance has become popular due to the ease of movement and the ability to improvise, because this dance does not have strict rules and various requirements. In disco, the individuality of a person is manifested, you can show your skill and ability to improvise, create your own personal movements. Disco is a mass dance, a large number of people take part in it, so a large room or hall is needed. Now there are hourly rent of hall , especially for disco.

Discotheques of the eighties can be characterized by both spinning balls and shimmering effects. It was the atmosphere of fun and irresponsibility that gave impetus to the growth in the popularity of disco.

What are the different types of disco?

There are a lot of types of disco, but we will tell you about the most popular of them:

1) Hustle - this type of disco originated in America. Two people take part in the dance, they can dance to any music and in a small space. A lot of time has passed and Hustle has become a separate style, borrowing a huge amount of movements from Latin American dances.

2) Mellow disco - less energetic than other types of disco, at a tempo of about 90-120 beats per minute.

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