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10 Basic Dance Moves Anyone Can Learn
Do you ever watch someone dance and wonder how they come up with moves so easily?
Great dancers often master a specific set of moves that they can fall back on again and again.
Read on for 10 basic dance moves you can learn in minutes and use every time you wanna dance.
P.S. You can learn all of these moves for FREE on STEEZY Studio! No cc required. 😉
1. The Two-Step
When I first started dancing at parties, the Two-Step was the first move that truly came naturally to me.
It really is as simple as stepping from side to side to the beat!
If you're looking for something foolproof that allows you to just groove and enjoy the music...
Boom. Here it is.
2. The Monestary
This move was born in a club called Monestary out in St. Louis!
It’s built on a Two-Step, so if you took that class, you’ve already got a foundation for the footwork.
But rather than bringing your feet together, you’ll tap them to the front with your knee and foot turned inward.
Then, as you tap the feet, you’ll move your arms and shoulders in a circular movement.
3. Booty Pop (Side To Side)
Like the Woah, this sexy move is super TikTok-friendly – but with more feminine energy.
To do a booty pop to the side, you’re gonna bend your knees, put your hands on one knee, and then bring the other leg from bent to straight while turning your knee inward.
If you’re a long-haired baddie, be sure to keep all your hair on one side so it doesn’t flop in your face as you pop!
Read this article on How To Dance Sexy to get more tips on pulling off moves like this one!
4. The Billy Bounce
Surprise – this club-ready move is built on… a bounce!
But what makes it unique is that your knees will come inward on each bounce rather than just up and down.
Once you’ve got the funky lil knee bounce down, you’ll add in an upward kick on each side.
The best thing about this move is that while the footwork takes a few minutes to learn, you don’t necessarily need to add an arm movement to make it look cool.
Just keep your arms front and center.
5. The Woah
Even if you’re not actively involved in the dance community, you’ve probably seen people hitting the Woah – on TikTok, Reels... all over your newsfeed!
Whether you wanna make a viral video of your own, or you’re just looking for a fun, basic dance move to pull out at the clerb, this one is too good not to learn.
Since the locking arm motion is so sharp and pronounced, use the Woah to accent the heaviest bass beats in your favorite songs.
6. The Dougie
Yes, the Dougie is a real dance move!
Like the Two-Step, you’ll be shifting your weight from side to side, but this time, adding some shoulder movements and a lil more attitude.
Try this one out to some songs other than the one that made it famous – you’ll find it works with any hype beat.
7. Scoop Arm Into Hip Sway
Sooo this one is more of combo than a move, but it only takes a few minutes to learn and it works with any fun sassy song…
So it deserves to be here, ok?!
For this move, you’re gonna scoop your arm across your chest, then bring it over your head, and finally point it in front of your chest.
Once you point the arm in front of you, you’ll sway your hips from side to side and groove it out.
8. The Bust Down
The Bust Down was popularized by LA rapper, Blueface, in his 2019 club jam “Thotiana”.
You’re gonna grab your belt, put one arm in the air, and allow your body to dip with the beat.
Note: Licking your eyebrows like Blueface is fun, but not required. 😛
9. The Biz Markie
The Biz Markie is an old school party dance inspired by, you guessed it, rapper Biz Markie!
It rose to popularity in the 90s, when Biz Markie himself began performing it on stage.
As you practice it, remember to allow your shoulders to bounce – the bounce is what gives this move its cool, laidback flavor.
Wanna learn more about classic Hip Hop moves? Read this: How To Dance Hip Hop for Beginners
10. The Humpty
For this bouncy move, you’re gonna circle your hips to one side as your bend your knees.
Then, you’ll jump and cross your legs, allowing your feet to tap the floor briefly before you jump back to your original legs apart position.
Once you’ve got that down, you can complete the move by adding in a windmill motion with your arms.
The leg cross in this move makes it perfect for any Hip Hop song that features a double bass (aka that BOOM BOOM sound that you hear in songs like “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama)
We hope you enjoyed learning some of our favorite basic dance moves.
Of course, this list is just a start!
In addition to the 10 moves on this list, STEEZY Studio has 100+ other FREE beginner classes where you can learn step-by-step from the world’s best teachers.
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The 21 most popular TikTok dances in 2021 and how to do them
TikTok is all about finding what’s trending right now. Whether it’s the latest fashion or sweet new coffee flavors, you’ll find everything on this app. And naturally, you can’t talk about TikTok trends without talking about the dances.
Think you can’t dance? Well, think again! Especially when it comes to some of these easy-to-learn dances currently trending on the platform. This article has everything you need to know about the 21 most popular dance challenges trending on TikTok in 2021.
The 3 most popular TikTok dances in 2021
Every dance has a story of how it rose to popularity. But these are the top 3 most popular TikTok dances for the year.
Set to the wildly popular song by Kid Laroi and Justin Beiber, “Stay,” this dance will have you shaking your hips and spinning your camera all around. Thankfully, it’s also one of the easiest dances on this list to try to do.
I may not have @maxtaylorlifts dumpy but I do have a drone.♬ STAY – The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber
2. Fancy Like
This dance, like the song, is all about making the best of what you’ve got. Fancy Like has been a trending dance for most of the year, but it even made the jump from TikTok to TV when the restaurant chain Applebees used videos from the app for their commercials.
#fancylike ooooooooo💪♬ Fancy Like – Walker Hayes
3.Ski Mask The Slump God
The final dance to round out the top three for 2021 is this one for the song “Ski Mask The Slump God.” This one is a masterclass in playing with different timings that will have you holding moves for extra counts and then picking back up to the song’s syncopation.
dc @d0rasm0ther @bruh.liv19♬ Ski Mask The Slump God – Foot Fungus – Kiersten
The TikTok dances in 2021 that are still trending
Trends come, and trends go. It’s hard to stay on top of them because there are just too many all the time. But don’t worry — we’ve put together a list of dances from the past year that are still getting views on TikTok.
4. I Like to Move It
While the I Like to Move It dance doesn’t require having someone else shuffle along with you, it doesn’t hurt to have a dance partner or two join in. And don’t forget to make sure you have enough of an open path to shuffle through for your video.
I like to… 🥴 #fyp #pourtoi #drole @jikamanu♬ son original – JuniorJmss
5. The Whole Shack Shimmy
The Whole Shack Shimmy is a dance set to a mashup of Britney Spears’s “Toxic” and The B-52s’ “Love Shack.” The choreography is exactly what you’d expect from a song with such a combination. It’s a fun dance that requires an awful lot of coordination. And it’s always worth a watch when you stumble across one of these videos in the app.
just wanna see if my solo career will take off better #fyp♬ Shaxicula (Toxic x Love Shack x Dragula) – DJ Cummerbund
6. Staying Alive Mashup
Another dance set to a surprising mashup of 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and The BeeGees’ “Staying Alive. ” The track itself has a fun groove that makes you want to get down. But the choreography is the real star here. The important thing is to have an effortless chill when filming this dance.
Dc Myself 😊 vibes with @warrenrussell @sam.craske #foryou♬ BEE GEES VS 50 cent – EZ
7. Talkin’ Bout
Think you can get low? This dance set to the song “Talkin’ Bout” will have you doing just that. It’s definitely on the harder side of TikTok dances, but if you can pull it off, the sharp movements and precise timing will make this a video that gets, well, talked about.
lil dance got me hyped 😮🤍 @officialsaweetie did that ✨ dc me 😽♬ Talkin’ Bout (feat. Saweetie) – Loui
8. Unwritten Remix
The video for the Unwritten Remix really lives up to the adage “the more, the merrier. ” But you can definitely do this shufflin’ by yourself, too. It’s a lot of fun, and the upbeat remix will get your heart pumping.
We had everyone lit 🔥 after ‼️ ( Dc me ) with the crew 🔥 #fyp #ronyboyy #trending #AirPodsJUMP #hiphop #viral♬ Esco Like Yhop ft. Shawn P – Èsco Upp🗣
Cardi B’s “Up” sets the track for this dance challenge. And trust us when we say it’s not for the faint of heart. But this video featuring a mom and daughter pulling it off just goes to show that you don’t always have to stick precisely to the choreography to have a great time in your dance videos.
Happy International Women’s Day ✨ w/ @tishpix TAG 3 PHENOMENAL WOMEN! ❤️ #up #upchallenge #upcardibchallenge #cardib #womensday dc: @theemyanicloee♬ Up – Cardi B
Not to be confused with the pizza chain, this dance challenge is set to the popular song from Jessie J, “Domino.” This one does require a dance partner, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be someone you’re in love with. Just someone who will support you being silly and having a fun time doing it.
You knew it was coming #dominochallenge 🙋🏻♀️♬ Domino Lovers Challenge – stilestefanbae
The best TikTok dances in 2021 that are easy to learn
Now that you’ve seen a few examples of what’s trending, we’re sure you’re ready to jump in and start shaking what your mama gave ya. But before you dive into the deep end, check out this list of the easier dances that have been trending throughout 2021.
11. Iko Iko
Don’t be intimidated by how long this dance is compared to some of the others on this list. Just grab your bestie and take it one move at a time. We guarantee you’ll have fun while trying to do it.
HEY NOW😂 WE’RE BACK😂🔥 @davidmyers #fyp #foryou #viral #QuickerPickerRapper #biggestsmileintheworld #twins #newtrend♬ Iko Iko (My Bestie) (feat. Small Jam) – Justin Wellington
12. Kiss Me More
Set to Doja Cat’s song “Kiss Me More,” this challenge is a lot of fun and all about the big swinging movements. The nice thing about choreography like this is that it doesn’t require you to be very exact or precise, meaning you can flub it up a little. Just add a bit of flair to make it all seem intentional.
TRY OUR FUN DANCE HEHE🧍🏼♀️ (dc: me and @cassidycondiee)♬ Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) – Doja Cat
13. Church Bells
This dance for Carrie Underwood’s song “Church Bells” is hands down the easiest one on our list. In fact, it’s only for the intro of the song, and it’s only 6 dance moves.
a lot of you have been asking for a church bells dance tutorial, so here it is 🤗♬ Church Bells by Carrie Underwood – mark
14. Siren Beat
The Siren Beat is actually a challenge that started in 2020 and has continued to stay trending throughout 2021. It’s a fun dance and one that you could probably pick up in an afternoon.
haha my mum and dad loved doing this dance , comment if you think we should more 🙂 #fyp #family #foryou #familydancechallenge♬ Laxed (Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685
15. Cut the Check
The Cut the Check challenge might take a little longer to pick up, but this is some exciting choreography with nothing too difficult. There are just a lot of steps to remember.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE DOING MY DANCE 🙂 I love you so much ♬ dc mahakhamidd – mahak
16. Out West
Go ahead and go out west with this fun dance challenge. Most of the choreography is pretty simple, and it’s set to a tempo that makes the moves even easier to pick up.
NEW CHALLENGE ALERT 🚨 Tag me & use the hashtag #OutWestChallenge in your videos‼️ I WANNA SEE YALL LETS GO VIRAL #fyp #foryou #trending #viral #dance♬ OUT WEST (feat. Young Thug) – JACKBOYS & Travis Scott
If you’re looking for a dance that will get you moving, look no further than this choreography set to the song “Beggin’.” It’s got big arm movements that will have you grooving from side to side.
saw someone doing my dance on the fyp so let’s bring it back!😛 tag me if you do it💗 #beggin♬ Beggin by Madcon – •.* .doll. *.•
18. Unlock It
The choreography for Unlock It (Lock it) is all about shaking everything from your hair to your hips. And don’t worry about not having enough hair to whip back and forth. There’s still plenty of fun to be had with this dance, even without flowing locks.
#duet with @addisonre ly queen ❤️♬ Unlock it (Lock It) [Jeff Prior Mix] – Charli XCX
19. To the Back
To the Back is another fun dance to get you moving. The moves themselves are not really tricky for this song, although there are a lot of them, and they all happen pretty fast.
if you don’t feel like duetting yourself for the dance I made up here’s a solo versionnn #ProblemSolved #fyp #dancechallenge #duet♬ doja x calabria – bryce
20. Easy Dance
Just like its name promises, the Easy Dance is a simple shuffle that will get you bouncing to the beat. Still, it might take a few tries to pick up. But once you get this one down, we bet you won’t be able to stop bopping around your house.
Who you trying this with?🤩🤩 #easydancemove #easydancetutorial2021 #dancechallenge #lockdowndancechallenge #dancetrend♬ A version Australians can use – nathanieltaplin
21. What You Know Bout Love
Can you snap your fingers? How about drawing a heart in the air? Do you think you can sway your shoulders from side to side? Then you can already do this dance. This is some really simple choreography set to Pop Smoke’s “What You Know Bout Love.”
תייגו טיקטוקרית שדומה לי 🙂 #fyp♬ What You Know Bout Love – Pop Smoke
When most people think of TikTok, the first thing that comes to mind is the wide collection of dance videos shared on the platform. Every day, there’s a new dance challenge being started. And there’s always great content for you to try to learn and put your own spin on. But the most important thing is all the fun you can be having while you’re making these videos. Even if you never post your videos, learning one of these dances is a great way to kill a couple of hours.
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The little girl danced cutely in the video and reminded people of their happy self
The little girl conquered social media users with her signature dance. The girl smiled so happily in the video and shrugged her shoulders cutely, which reminded people of the most pleasant moments in life, which viewers remembered in a funny trend.
Little children often become the heroes of funny videos, captivating the audience with the sincerity of their emotions. So, a girl named Lane brought fame to her tiktoker mother Nikki Johnston with her signature dance. In the video, the baby is splashing in the pool and shrugging her shoulders with a satisfied smile.Screenshot of video
With her unpretentious movements, Lane reminded people of themselves in the happiest moments of life. After all, many of us know the feeling when something so pleasant happens in life that the smile itself stretches the lips, and the body gets goosebumps.
Tiktok users, inspired by the dance of the heroine of the video, launched a trend. Many authors have devoted videos to love and romantic relationships. So, someone remembered the cute nicknames that are exchanged in a couple.
Me when my boyfriend calls me princess.
Another netizen devoted a video to gentle touches and cozy hugs, showing how pleasant they are with the help of a cute dance.
When you feel in your sleep that he is kissing you on the shoulder.
Fans of public displays of affection have also joined the trend.
When your man puts his hand on your waist in front of everyone.
And some people remembered how nice it is to receive messages from loved ones.
Imagine: you see a notification that he has sent a message.
Children can get millions of views not only because of their funny dances, but also because of their physical abilities. The one-year-old boy lifted the ball weighing six kilograms and resembled the Terminator.
Another baby wowed netizens with his funny appearance. The road to memes paved his resemblance to an elderly professor.
How Not to Feel Stupid at Your First Dance Lesson
You have decided to enroll or have already enrolled in your first dance lesson. This is good work. But we guess that you feel uncomfortable knowing that there is no experience behind you. It's quite possible that you feel like an eccentric (poorly said, right?), like any person on the first day at a new school, at a university, at a new job.
Even a strong will at best will make you smile sweetly, but will not give you inner confidence. Now we will try to fix it with the help of this mantra:
“We are all in the same boat, the teacher is on my side, this will end quickly. And in general - I'm cool.
And to be more convincing, let's take the mantra apart as professional surgeons (who said that surgeons don't dance?).
WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT
Look around. Do some new students seem more confident than others? Maybe even with a smart look they talk about movements and music? This is all will, gathered into a fist, and inside they are no better than you. The same flashing neon sign-question: "WHAT AM I DOING HERE?!" If you look at these "confident" a little longer, you will notice both embarrassment, and awkwardness, and everything else that is always inherent in a person in an unfamiliar environment.
And in general, everyone, even a professional dancer, once came to an unfamiliar place with strangers and tried to do something that he had never done before.
And if you've never felt stupid, you've never done anything new.
A TEACHER IS ON MY SIDE
Your dance teacher wants you to succeed. He wants it even more than you. Every night he falls asleep with the thought that tomorrow the student will come, who will definitely succeed, who is so great to teach something, who will succeed. Perhaps he is thinking about you. And, except by experience, this cannot be known.
If the teacher corrects you, it does not mean that you are a bad dancer. He just wants you to experience a surge of strength from the realization of how much hard work you have achieved something.