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7 TikTok Dance Moves You Can Learn At Home

TikTok is filled with short, fun dance routines that you can watch for endless hours (trust me, I've done it), share with friends, and learn at home with STEEZY.

But, let's face it.

If you don't have a dance background, the short, hard to follow tutorials on TikTok can be a frustrating roadblock to joining in on the fun.

Here are simple, easy ways you can learn the 7 most popular moves on TikTok.

1. The CitiRokk

The CitiRokk is that one SUPER POPULAR TikTok dance move where you rock your body from side to side and cross your arms in front of your chest.

Watch this video with the move’s creator, CitiBoyRio, to see how the move took over TikTok!

*BONUS*

While the CitiRokk was popularized on TikTok by the Renegade dance routine, CitiBoyRio just dropped a new routine of his own!

Learn the CitiRokk Shuffle routine just in time before it goes viral. 😎

Hit this link to learn both the CitiRokk and the CitiRokk shuffle step-by-step on STEEZY Studio.

2. The Woah

Just WATCHING people hit the Woah gets me excited.

It's simple, hype, and easy to apply to any song with a dope bass beat.

If you've been lurking on TikTok for any time at all, you've probably already seen it yourself and understand how it's supposed to look.

How you create the reverb motion, where to position your arms, and when to move your body to hit the beat on time is all you need to learn. 👇

3. The Swagg Bouncee

Do your hips naturally sway from side to side when a good song comes on?

Think of the Swagg Bouncee as your natural hip-sway's cooler, trendier sibling.

Lil Rich Swagg, who created the Swagg Bouncee, says to “Stay on your tippy toes to get a full range of motion,” in his STEEZY Studio class.

By committing to the move and making it bigger, you'll look more confident!

4. The Kangsta Wok

In the video below, this TikTok dance move's creator, Zaya Sosho, explains how he based the Kangsta Wok on a "dip" move he saw during a cypher.

When you do the Kangsta Wok, make sure not to over- or under-exert your energy.

Attack each level drop with a little intensity to make the move look extra hype, but don't go so hard that your body tenses up!

You want to make it look effortlessly cool. 😎

Still not totally sure how to make that happen?

Don't worry... Zaya Sosho will teach you in the tutorial below!

Use this guide to help to you practice too!

5. The Smeeze

This move first entered the dance scene in 2009, but at the time, it was mainly used during battles and parties.

When TikTok arrived in 2018, the move's creator, Chonkie, knew this was the perfect platform to bring the Smeeze to the next level.

With hashtags like #SMEEZEEVERYWHERE, and dance crews like the Jabbawockeez picking it up, the Smeeze quickly became a TikTok favorite.

You can learn more about it from Chonkie himself in this video!

While millions of people are, in fact, Smeezin' everywhere, the move can be a little tricky due to the alternating movements of the arms and legs.

Use this step-by-step tutorial to get the timing jussssst right!

6. The Bust Down

As far as TikTok dance moves go, the Bust Down is definitely on the sexier end of the spectrum.

Characterized by a scoop/thrust motion of the hips, the move is great for raunchy club jams like "Thotiana" by Blueface – the song that popularized the move!

If adding a lil sexy swagger to your movement feels like climbing Mt. Everest, know that practice and repetition will be your best friend!

STEEZY's tutorial breaks the move down simply and efficiently, so you can learn it in just 9 minutes and repeat sections LITERALLY AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT.

Trust us, you'll have swag down to a science.👨‍🔬

7. The Cosby Walk

Yes, when executed the right way, the simple act of marching can become a dope dance move!

Watch our video with Rated R, creator of the Cosby Walk, to see exactly what we mean:

As you're learning this move, make sure you're placing your feet firmly on the floor and evenly distributing your weight!

If your bottom half is weak and wobbly, you'll look more bambi than [email protected]$$.

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As much as we love watching the mesmerizing 15-second dance tutorials that already live on TikTok. ..

It's LIFE-CHANGING to have legit dancers break moves down and make them easy to learn.

Now, you have everything you need to master the hottest dance moves and join fun challenges on TikTok.

Start learning now for free!

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Dance movements with hands

To move well in a disco, it is enough to have a sense of rhythm. Add to this dance movements with your hands and now you are already rocking to an unfamiliar melody, in an interesting company. To make all this a reality, it is enough to spend half an hour and rehearse a couple of “chips” in front of the mirror.

Waves with hands

Waving remains out of time and out of fashion, it is the ability to imitate wave movements with hands. We start with the right hand. Bend your elbow and bring your palm upside down in front of you, so that the palm is parallel to the floor, and you look at it a little from above - down. The elbow and shoulder are relaxed, the tension is only in the fingers. Now try to repeat the movement of the wave, smoothly raising your palm up and describing an arc, lowering it down. Focus on the palm of the hand, fingers, forearm, elbow and shoulder are in a relaxed state and move inertly behind the hand. Start with a large amplitude and gradually reduce it to learn how to make a wave quickly. It will take 10 minutes to master this movement. Wave with both hands at the same time, pointing the palms towards each other, and when they cross, let the crossed wave go up, this is a full-fledged dance movement that looks good even without connecting the legs.

Criss-cross

To occupy hands during the dance, you can perform cross-cross movements. Extend your left hand, clenched into a fist, in front of you, but not evenly, but slightly at an angle, so that the hand goes slightly to the right. Now extend your right hand, clenched into a fist, so that the letter X is formed. To make this movement work, you need to add a little dynamics. For example, crossing the right hand with the left, return it several times to its original position (to the beat of the music), then raise the crossed arms above the head and open the cross, lowering and pulling the hands to the belt with clenched fists, as is done in karate. Or you can open your arms and lower them through the sides, describing an arc, performing tactile movements with your legs.

Women's hand dance moves

Girls will definitely want more smooth hand dance moves, we have some recommendations for them too.

Yula

The movement is performed when there is enough space around, as it involves rotation. Raise your arms above your head, leaving your elbows "soft", which means they can be slightly bent so that the arm is relaxed and supple. The palm is collected in a weak fist with index fingers released, which look up. At the same time, the left and right wrists begin to rotate from right to left along a small radius. After the second circle, the amplitude increases, and the forearm begins to rotate after the wrist, after 2 turns, both hands, rotating in the same direction, describe a circle above the head. Such a movement requires practice and self-confidence. It is ideal for breaks or slow songs where the footwork is constrained by a slow rhythm.

Look at me

The simplest and most popular movement that girls love to do to any music is stroking. A straightened palm is placed, for example, on the neck and led down, through the center of the chest and from the solar plexus to the side, leaving the arm bent at the elbow at the waist. In this performance, the movement will be called “look at my chest”, if you do the same with both hands from the waist, rising along the sides to the chest, from there to the neck, change direction there, slightly return to the sides, go to the back and finish the movement with your hands on pope, then it will turn out "look at my figure." Such options are quite frank, and it is better to use them either in a purely female company, or for a personal dance for your man. If you run your hands only over your neck and play with your hair at the same time, then you get the “look at my hair” movement, which can be performed at any disco, with any leg movements. By the way, “look at my hair” is included in the female style of many social dances, for example, salsa and bachata.

National dances of China--China.org.cn

The Yi people are one of the numerous small peoples of China, with an ancient history, branched branches, and living in many areas, mainly in the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan and Guizhou.

Dance "DATYAO"

This is one of the most favorite dances of the Yi people. In different regions, the dance has its own characteristic style, and its name also changes. The main form of the dance: men and women, holding hands, dance in a circle counterclockwise, the movements of the legs are quite diverse.

"Datiao" is danced at any time: after the harvest, during the off-season of field work, on the full moon, as well as during holidays, weddings, etc. During the dance, people form a circle and dance and sing to the music. The words of songs can be composed impromptu, there are humorous, lyrical songs, songs about work, about fairy tales or old legends. The dance is accompanied by musical instruments such as flute "di", three-string "sanxian" or "sheng" made of gourd.

During major holidays of the I. people, up to ten or more thousand people gather from all over the area, people dance all night long, sometimes the fun lasts for several days.

COLOR DRUMS DANCE

This stage dance is performed by male artists of the troupe. It is distributed in Yichang Autonomous Prefectures in Chuxiong, Shuangbai County and Eshan in Yunnan Province.

The dance is performed as follows: the leading dancer walks in front, holding a dragon's head carved from wood, and conducts the dance. The head is decorated with black grouse feathers and a ball of red silk. He is followed by four with drums on their sides, in their left hand they have a white towel, in their right - a beater. Drumming has a certain order, which is commanded by the presenter. The movements of the legs are quite complex, for example, the dancers make circles in the air, since the whole dance is very mobile, and jumping requires a lot of physical activity, it is performed in several stages. Each stage begins with a song. The dance style is distinguished by energy and clear rhythm. Each rhythm jump is accompanied by a drum beat.

SIXIAN dance

The dance is very popular in Yi People's Autonomous Prefecture in Chuxiong, Yunnan Province, and is a favorite dance of Yichang. On days of rest, young men and women gather in a clearing, the young men dance and play the four-stringed instrument "sisyan", the rest of the dancers form a circle and dance in one direction or the other. The dance is led by musicians, changing the melody or rhythm.

In Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, a dance in which they choose their life partner is also popular among young people. The dance is original: During the dance, the man constantly changes figures, the girls who do not keep up with him are eliminated until the most dexterous girl remains, who did not confuse a single figure in the dance. It is she who becomes the beloved of the young man.

Dance "LEZO"

Traditional collective dance, one of the main entertainments of youth. Performed at weddings, funerals and religious events. On the traditional holidays of this people, the Yichans dance for several days in a row. Men can dance until old age, women until the birth of a child.

Dance combines singing, musical accompaniment and dance. The number of participants is not limited, but must be even. Usually the dancers form a circle. The dance has a certain order and begins with a lyrical song. The dance is distinguished by lightness and smoothness, elastic movements of half-bent legs and graceful plasticity of the hands. During the dance people sing. The musicians do not participate in the dance, they only sway to the beat of the music, cheering the dancers with exclamations.

Dance "ASI DANCE UNDER THE MOON"

A folk dance of one of the branches of the Yi people - Asi and Sani, is widespread in the Yichang areas of Yunnan province.

In this quiet field work or festive evenings, all the Asians, both old and young, gather together and to the music of the flute, whistle, three-stringed "sangxian" merrily spin in a dance called "Ashi dance under the moon."

This is a fun and fast dance with a clear rhythm, dominated by jumps. Men dance while playing instruments, women dance with song. The movements for men and women are the same, something like this: three quick steps forward, stopping for two beats, while raising a leg, clapping their hands and spinning in place. During the dance, people exclaim "A-tsetse!" or emit a piercing whistle, which warms up the atmosphere of fun. The rows of dancers move forward or backward, then intersect. Dance music has five measures. The dance is accompanied by a flute "di", a large or small "sanxian", a leaf of a tree; flutist conducts the dance.

"DANCE OF THE BRASS DRUM"

Mass dance performed on holidays or at weddings and funerals. The dance is accompanied by the beat of brass drums. Both men and women can participate in it, the number of participants is not limited. The main movements of the dance: circular movements of the chest, lower back and hips, a step is taken forward or sideways, the other leg is attached. Sometimes the dancers hold hands, sometimes alternately wave their hands. The men hug the drum with their left hand, they beat on it with their right. Dancers simultaneously sing a song, in the midst of fun, people make exclamations.

PONCHO DANCE

This dance is common among Yichang in the Liangshan Mountains of Sichuan Province. It is performed mostly on holidays, at weddings and funerals, they dance with a song, sometimes with a recitation. Both men and women participate in the dance. The poncho is made from felt and is the everyday wear of Yichang.

In this dance it is mainly the arms that move. The dancer throws a poncho over his shoulders and, holding on to the edges of the poncho with both hands, swings them up - down, left - right, or rests on the belt with one hand, swings the poncho with the other, or throws the poncho on his chest and behind his back. The movements of the legs in the dance are slow, a step is taken, then the other leg is put on. The dancer can do a light jog.

HANDS WAVING

Folk dance, widespread in some areas of Liangshan - Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. Usually performed at weddings by girls, in pairs or four. If there are many participants, then they line up in rows, diagonally or square, the formation and movements change at the command of the leader. The dancers lightly wave their arms up and down, left and right, forward and back.

FEET DANCE

Only the legs move in this dance. Previously, it was performed during holidays, at weddings and funerals, later it became a mass dance, especially popular among young people. The dance is performed without musical accompaniment and without a song. Synchronization of movements is achieved by the stomping of feet and internal rhythm. Sometimes the dancers make exclamations, maintaining a common rhythm.


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