How to do the heel toe dance

Young M.A Went Viral Nailing The Classic Dancehall Move 'Heel & Toe', Mr. Vegas Approve

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Young M.A is known for her versatile rhymes, but recently the rapper showed another side of her personality that included some slick dance moves. The ‘Ooouuu‘ rapper used Instagram to connect with her fans to show off her dancehall and dance appreciation.

Yesterday, October 27, Young M.A shared a short video showing her fans how to do the classic ‘heel and toe’ dance move. Mr. Vegas‘ “Heads High” could be heard playing in the background as she playfully danced, and a friend encouraged her to keep going.

She captioned the post, “Stop playin with my body!!! Hello!!we need them chunes back!! ?? brukup! Hilltoe!” The video has already been viewed over a million times, and her fans were sure to show her some appreciation for her moves.

“That heal toe was shakeyyyy but I’m here for it,” one fan said while another playfully chimed in, “Ok Steppa.” Other fans in the comments section called out Safaree to get a dancehall battle going. He at least got into it with some laughing emojis. Safaree is also known for repping Jamaican culture. It’s also a good look for dancehall since Young M.A. has at least 6.5 million followers.

The post struck the right chord with Vegas as he reposted it to his fans as well. He had a simple caption for his post, “BUSS A DANCE.” His fans also commented with their appreciation. “Heel and toe fi dem yuth man!!!” this fan said, this one added, “u a legend mi general. Hope u keep on getting your rose,” and this fan said, “Dancehall vibes.”

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Even though the majority of fans appreciated the sentiment, a few were incensed over the fact that Vegas chose to post someone who is openly gay, since he has taken a strong stance against the lifestyle in the past.

This fan said, “This is the double standard sh** im talking about, Gay is Gay whether Man or Woman. I bet if it was shebadda dancing to your song you wouldn’t have post it or tag him, SMH.”

However, with the amount of fire emojis on the post, it would seem that most fans were able to look past such issues and just enjoy the fact that dancehall had been promoted to over six million people in a single post.

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Heel & Toe Polka - Ceilidh Network

Big Set Double Ring

Level: Beginner

Also known as the Brown Jug Polka

Dance Parts

A1 (1 - 2) Heel and toe twice, man starting with left foot and woman with the right foot
A1 (3 - 4 ) 4 steps to man's left
A1 (5 - 6) Heel and toe, man starts right foot and lady left, keeping the same hold
A1 (7 - 8) 4 steps to the man's right
B1 (9) Clap right hands 3 times
B1 (10) Clap left hands 3 times
B1 (11) Clap both hands 3 times
B1 (12) Clap knees 3 times
B2 (13 - 16) Right arm turn, left arm turn


http://youtu. be/46K4V6xmOww


Example Tunes

Not for Joe

Jenny Lind Polka

How to learn to dance shuffle - Lifehacker

December 15, 2019 Likbez Sports and fitness

Master the basic moves, then improvise and have fun.

Iya Zorina

Author of Lifehacker, athlete, CCM

This dance style includes a lot of freedom and improvisation. That is why he is so good. You can master the basic movements in a couple of hours, and then complicate them to infinity and combine them with each other, create your own combinations and spy on others.

Dance in sneakers, socks or barefoot, in any outfit, anywhere.

Master the basic movements of the shuffle

In this style, you do all the basic movements with your feet, the hands most often move freely - according to the heart.

Running man

This is the most basic and essential shuffle movement. You can do it in three different ways.

Full foot

The movement begins by bending your knee and lifting one leg. Next, you need to simultaneously put both legs - supporting and raised - at a distance of one step from each other.

The raised leg is placed forward on a full foot, the standing one behind slips back on the ball of the foot and remains on it - the heel is not placed on the floor. The weight is evenly distributed between the two legs.

After that, it remains to return to the starting position. To do this, the front leg slides back, and at the same time, the back leg is pulled up. You find yourself in the starting position and repeat the cycle. The movement itself is soft and springy: do not stick into the floor, keep your legs relaxed.


This is a lighter and faster running man look that may be needed for some combinations. Here you put your foot not on the whole foot, but on the heel. At the same time, the one standing behind remains on the toe.

On pads

In this variation, the foot is placed forward on the pad. At the same time, the one standing behind also remains on the ball of the foot, and the body leans slightly back.


In this movement, one foot constantly makes a “herringbone” - turns the heel in and out - and the second touches the floor and immediately rises back.

When the heel of the skating leg turns inward, the toe of the other leg touches the floor; when outward, the other leg rises, turning the knee inward.

It turns out two positions: closed - when the legs are wrapped with the knees inward, and one leg is raised, and open - when the legs are turned out with the knees outward, and the toe touches the floor. Practice doing the T-step in both directions: slowly at first, then with acceleration.


You jump on one foot while the other touches the floor in different places: on the side of the supporting leg, across, behind - anywhere you want. You can put your foot on the toe or on the heel - the latter is called a kick. The supporting leg can simply rise low or perform a T-step - move the heel out and in.


To begin, you turn your knees and toes inward and lift one leg. Then turn your toes and knees outward, and put your raised leg forward crosswise. Repeat the same with the other leg.

All movement occurs on the balls of the feet, the heels do not fall to the floor. You can move both forward and backward.


First, with a jump, you put your feet crosswise with your toes out, then you also spread your legs to the sides with a jump.


One leg is straight, stands on the whole foot, the other is with a bent knee on the pad. Leaning on the pad, you slip the foot of a straight leg back, as if wiping the sole on the floor.

Immediately after the slip, you turn around. In the turn, the straight leg bends and goes to the pad, and the one that was on the pad, on the contrary, turns on the heel. After that, it remains only to change legs and move in the same way in the other direction.


From the starting position - standing with a raised leg, as in Running man - you turn your hips to the side with a jump and put your legs crosswise.

The front foot is on the heel, the back foot is on the ball. Then you jump back to the starting position and do the same on the other side.


From the starting position, you turn your hips to the side with a jump and spread your legs a step apart from each other. The standing foot in front is placed on the heel, the standing one behind remains on the pillow. Then, with a jump, you collect your legs and do the same on the other side.

Try other variations of the basic shuffle movements

You can perform basic movements in different directions: forward and backward, turning around. This will give you more freedom to improvise.

Variations Running man

Do several times in place and then turn around. You can also try walking this way to the side. Each time the leg will need to be placed slightly crossed in order to slowly move to the side.

Variations T‑step

You can lower your foot on the toe, on the whole foot, touch the floor to the side of the supporting leg or forward and behind it.

You can also keep the other leg on the floor at all - leave it on the toe and turn the knee in and out.

Variations Diamond

Here one more element is added to the movement – ​​the heel strike. In the starting position, you wrap the toes of the feet and knees inward, and then jump on the heels, turning the socks to the sides.

From this position, without jumping, you turn your toes and knees inward, cross your legs with a jump, turning your feet with your toes outward, and then return to the starting position.

Charleston Variations

After three turns of the Charleston, turn both toes in one direction and then in the other. At the end, you can turn the knee to the side.

Combine familiar shuffle moves

While you lack the skills to move freely and come up with something of your own, learn a few combinations. They contain interesting movements that will replenish your dance vocabulary.

Combination 1

This is a simple combination of two basic movements - Running man and T-step. First take five Running man steps, then four T-steps to the side and repeat the same in the opposite direction.

Combination 2

Another combination of two basic movements. Here you do three Running mans, then one T‑step with a back foot touch, and two front heel touch kicks. The same on the other side.

Combination 3

There are no standard steps here, but there are already familiar Sidekick and transition from heels to toes.

Learn more difficult combinations

We will add some videos with good combinations.

1. Cool video for beginners: movements are repeated in slow motion to make it easier to dance to the music.

2. And here the combination is analyzed step by step in slow motion, dividing it into three parts. Very comfortably. Look for more on this channel, there are several such analyzes.

3. No slowdown here, just a great combination. But you already know almost all the movements, so you can figure it out. If something is not clear, watch the video at a speed of 0.25.

Pick the music and improvise

You probably have a favorite song to shuffle to. Include them and start with basic movements: just do the Running man and periodically add different elements when you want. Move in different directions, relax and have fun.

If you don't have favorite tracks, try our selection.

I must say that the shuffle is an amazing cardio workout. In just a couple of tracks, you will be out of breath and sweat, like after a run, but you will feel absolutely happy!

What's more, if you have to force yourself to keep going while running, shuffle requires you to have the willpower to stop and not dance. As a bonus - a short video from a beginner after a couple of hours of practice.

Shuffle is cool!

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Let's teach legs to dance - prompts. | Card file on the topic:



Podgovorki is a small folklore genre in which the technique of performing a dance movement, its name, is revealed in poetic form.

The use of prompts promotes the assimilation of dance movements.

“Puppy” transfer of body severity from the foot to the leg

sock - heel, peretop, “pendulum”

sock - heel, peretop. Forward - backward, forward - backward

Well done - The pendulum is swinging.

We are brave dancers! Left-Right, Left-Right

The kids love it.


Skok, hop, hop, hop! All girls and boys

What a jump we have! Very happy to dance.

The leg together lift the bracket - run, bracket - run,

and socks to the bottom. Let's polka dance!


Step with semi -name at dawn early in the morning

Step - I will sit down, step - I’ll sit down. Bunnies came out to dance.

This is the dance I'm learning0003

I won't get tired of squatting, they will dance the polka!

I want to become a dancer! ***

Step - I'll sit down, step - I'll sit down. Look, bunnies!

I'm holding my back straight, Look, squirrels!

I will force myself to dance, . . Boys and girls!

Settings of the accordion

As we dance beautifully, I dance the "Garmoschka"

Smile happily. One, two, three, four, five.

We crouch on our feet . . . . . I sing a groovy song Come dance with me!

*** ***

We crouch, we crouch, In our house near Timoshka

We begin the Russian dance, There is a beautiful harmonica.

We swim like swans, Heels together, toes apart -

We lead our round dance! Dance, stop being lazy.

*** ***

We will fall on the leg of my girlfriends "Agear"

And let's spin a little. Let's dance together.

Our legs are good, And our friends "accordion"

We dance with all our heart! They will repeat with us.

Hammers moth

Hammer Nauk and tuk, I will dance the moth,

Righty knocking, I will show small children,

And then one more time - I bend the right leg

So the whole nail is driven in. And I straighten it faster,

The same thing with you

cloves will repeat with another foot.

I knock with heels, We dance the winder

I teach Russian dance

My Russian Dance - Come to us soon,

Wonderful! We will be happy with everything!


Stomp, stomp, , , , , , , , 9, 3, 3, 90 And I twist the rope.

Friendly, fun, provocatively0003

Let's do it all again! Learn Russian dance.

A beast came to visit us, we weave a rope -

They will show them the tops, we lead the leg by the leg,


to post our legs, one, two, four, five -

Parting the track with them. Starting all over again

We are fun toys, I am a little hare,

We are dancing the stomp dance. I jump wherever I want,

We stomp our feet See how deftly I am

And we clap our hands. I twist the rope!

Swear Kozlik

Swarm, swing, swing, went out for a walk,


Swark our box. He began to jump and jump.

Our daughter wants to sleep, The goat knocks her legs,

We will not interfere with her. Screams like a goat.

I know one counting rhyme, A goat jumps along the path,

It’s called a rocking chair. He beats loudly with each leg.

One, two, three, four, five, When I learn to dance,

We begin to dance. Then I knock with hooves.

A penny of gallop straight

I put my leg on the toe, but, horses, but, horses,

and then on the heel. You download without looking back,

and I will knock three times, the right leg forward -

Looking at the guys. It turns out a gallop.

Picker, guys, ***

I want to show you. Here are the circus horses.

You try after me . . . They are good, beautiful.

Repeat all movements. They ran into a round dance, they danced a gallop for us.

Galop side step with a tributary of

GOP, GOP, GOP, GOP, dry dry,


Galop, but now you don’t work.

Heel catch up with the heel, Show the step with the inflow,

Heel knock out the heel. And then run, circle!

Step Slok

TOP, TOP legs next to us we will put,

Walk along the path. We will make them dance.

Track Curve - Down - Up Like Springs

No end, no edge. Dancing legs - ballerinas.

We go, we go, we go Down - up, down - up,

And we don't get tired at all . . . . . . . This dance is the best!

The legs of

walks on the curve of the path jumping, bracket, each other for each other

top, top, still top, two girlfriends jump:

And then all together “stop”. Up, down, jump and jump.

Ride on you, my friend!


And now sideways, sideways .

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