How to do tidy dance

Fortnite’s Snoop Dogg-inspired “Tidy” emote returns after nearly four years

Matthew "MJP" Pryor


Are you hoping to “Drop It Like It’s Hot” in Fortnite? Well, after four years, the ultra-rare “Tidy” emote is back!

Fortnite's "Tidy" emote became a rare commodity owned only by the OG players over the last few years. It first debuted in Chapter 1, and rumors indicated that lawsuits ensured it might never come back to the item shop. As a result, those who purchased the Snoop Dogg-inspired "Drop It Like It's Hot" emote owned Fortnite gold. 

Today, after 1,455 days, "Tidy" came out of retirement. Fortnite's December 5 item shop featured the third-rarest emote of all time. It's historically significant, and here is the whole story. 

What is Fortnite's Tidy emote, and why is it significant?

Tidy was one of Fortnite's many iconic emotes that tiptoed the line of copyright infringement. Like the Carlton Banks-inspired "Fresh" emote, "Tidy" was an obvious reference to Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" dance. It debuted in Chapter 1 Season 3, on April 30, 2018, and became an instant hit with fans.

The legendary Fortnite dance resurfaced 11 times before going missing in action for almost four years. It last appeared in the item shop on December 12, 2018, nearly four years ago. Neither Epic Games nor Snoop Dogg explicitly explained Tidy's absence. Many surmised that Epic Games was stuck in legal disputes, similar to the "Fresh" emote we mentioned earlier. 

Tidy emote under the "Vaulted A Year Or More" category

Whatever the case, Tidy is no longer one of the rarest emotes in Fortnite history. You can now load into Fortnite and purchase the emote for 500 V-Bucks. Those who might have a fear of missing out should grab it now. Epic Games could shelf Tidy for another four years. 

How did players react to the emote's return?

Anyone who dropped into Fortnite after December 12, 2018, missed out on one securing one of the rarest emotes. However, the wait is over, and collectors can add a rare gem to their locker. While many embraced the return of Fortnite's Tidy emote, some OGs that acquired the commodity back in 2018 felt personally attacked. 

A Reddit user penned a passionate response to Epic Games' decision, stating the following:

While this user is joking, there is undoubtedly a school of Fortnite players that aren't happy with the decision. It's unclear how long the Snoop Dogg-inspired dance will be available in the item shop, so you should grab it before it's too late.

UPDATE: Fortnite pulls the plug on Tidy after two and a half hours

Mere hours after the item shop went live on December 5, Epic Games inexplicably removed the section featuring Tidy. The Fortnite Status Twitter account wrote the following in a tweet:

It's unclear whether this had to do with the Tidy emote or something else in the "Vaulted A Year Or More" section. Regardless, Tidy is no longer available and might never return after what unfolded yesterday evening.

Stay tuned to for more Fortnite news and updates!

How To Be A Cleaner Dancer

Are you trying to be a cleaner dancer? We can help! While dance is a form of expression and not a military drill, being clean allows others to see and understand your movements better. And having a good understanding of your execution will help you feel free-er and more expressive! Here are some tips that will help you be a cleaner dancer.

1. Developing body awareness

To be a clean dancer, you must develop a sense of awareness so that you are able to mimic the pictures of the choreographers or those around you. At any given time, you should know where each body part is placed, down to your fingertips. It’s always a good idea to take a step back and notice what your body is doing in relation to what you want it to do. Are your toes pointing in or out? Fingers together or spread apart? Shoulders tensed or relaxed? Take a look in the mirror and try to match the choreographer or fine-tune what picture you want to make.

Practice with: The Ultimate Guide To Body Awareness For Beginner Dancers

2. Knowing your basic angles

There are certain body angles and positions that'll help you to memorize know because they are used often. As you take more classes (especially foundational styles and beginner classes), hitting these angles will become second nature. If you’re newer to dancing, then drill the basic angles into your body so that it won't be something you consciously have to pay attention to all the time. Here are more reasons Why Every Dancer Should Take A Beginner Dance Class

For example, 45 and 90 degree angles are always used, so get that into your system ASAP. This will let you to focus on other details that make up the move. And come cleaning time, you won't have to be cleaned as often because you already have a handle on the base of the moves.

Trying to clean a large group? Directors, this is How To Clean Your Dance Team

3. Using your muscles

If your arms or any other body parts are floppy, then you’re going to look messy. So use your muscles! You should think of them as brakes for your movement that’ll let you freeze at a moment’s notice. Tense up at the RIGHT moments to stick your pictures. I’ve done exercises where I go through any pictures in a piece and flex my body at those points to try to develop muscle memory for each picture. The more developed your muscles are, the better you will be at controlling your movement.

Not sure how to practice? Use these tips: Wanna Dance With More CONTROL?

4. Defining your path of movement

To be a cleaner dancer, it’s critical that you think about the pathway of the movements. When you look for directions on Google Maps, it’ll show you different ways from getting from point A to point B. Yes, you’ll get to where you want to go in the end, but all these pathways look SUPER different.So when you’re learning choreography and don't feel like you're doing it right, take a look at the path of your moves.

5. Learning to control your speed

Mastering timing will help your cleanliness like crazy. Being able to move slow and take your time AND being able to move crazy fast can only translate well if you're doing it cleanly. And if you can’t do the moves properly at 1/10th of the speed, then there’s no way you can do it right in tempo. So start slow, first. I like to take a piece and go through it a couple times really slowly, so I can really get the pictures right and understand how it feels in my body. Then I speed it up in increments until I can do it in tempo. This is especially helpful before you cast or do groups in class. If you want to take it a step further, then learn some popping animation fundamentals!

Poppers have some of the craziest speed control. Learn to dance on top of the music: How To Train Your Musicality As A Dancer

6. Training for solid footwork

When you’re doing choreography or other hip hop styles, you want to be really grounded in your movements so that you’re not toppling over while you’re dancing. You can’t have a strong tree without strong roots – and your feet and legs are the ones anchoring you to the floor as you’re dancing.If you’re going to be wobbling while you’re trying to move around, then it’s likely that you won’t be able to do any of the other moves 100% correctly.

"Don’t skip leg day," they say – and the same goes for dancing. Stay grounded and balanced to better execute your moves! Read about Why "Staying Light On Your Feet" Is Actually Bad Advice Taking classes on STEEZY Studio is the perfect way to polish your cleanliness. Choreographers not only teach each move in thorough detail, you get to practice each combo or section as many times as you need. Watch this video for more tips on dancing clean!

Sign up today to start for free! Do you have any activities your practice to help with cleanliness? Share them with the community by commenting below!

Four ways to learn tango, or how to choose your own path? / Argentine tango school El Gato Tango

All advanced tangueros have their own training recipe in stock tango, which they often zealously promote. "Basic Enough course!”, “Only private traders!”, “Yes, why go to school at all, at milongas everything learn!" Of course, every opinion has the right to exist, but if honestly, the chosen strategy of a single tangero is very clearly imprinted on the manner of his dancing and ensures his future "jambs". nine0003

So how is it right? Which is better, group lessons or private, local or Argentinian teachers, practitioners or milongas? Come on, we will we will sort it out, and you will choose for yourself.

Group lessons

Have you heard the phrase “tango is a social dance”? In fact, this means that you knowing how to dance, you can invite (of course, with a glance) and have a great time time on the dance floor with any partner or partner, even if you are in foreign country and do not have a common language. A common language will successfully replace tango for you. And therefore group lessons - classes in "society" will give you the ability to hear, understand, feel different people. And this is the cornerstone, the alphabet and bread in Maslow's tango pyramid. nine0003

How long does it take to attend group classes?

Yes, as much as you like. Just don't forget that at a certain stage tango-growing up, group lessons alone are not enough and are required introduce "complementary foods": private traders, group lessons with other teachers, practices, and of course milongas!

Group lessons often become addictive. For many the tango school becomes a cozy home, and I don’t want to recognize myself at all "adults", to leave the comfort zone under the cross glances of strangers at common milongas. But, in fact, it is tango parties that are the goal of your tango learning. And believe me, their atmosphere is worth it to defeat fear. nine0003

Should I change schools and try group lessons from different teachers?

The personality of the teacher and your contact with him is certainly important, by all 147%. Therefore, if you feel that the teacher/s are "not your/s", then yes, you should try another pair. If you like the lessons and you feel progress, my sincere advice is don't change schools and teachers at least until the end of basic course. Otherwise, you risk getting confused in terminology, in music, in feet, and disentangling this stew of other people's ideas will not be very easy. Ongoing and advanced stage, be curious and ask other maestros to take a look at you with a fresh look is not only not harmful, but also very good. nine0003

Private lessons

You embrace a real guru. And the guru gives you 60 minutes of his time, everything, to the second. You do not need to stagnate with other beginners, do not need to wait patiently or impatiently for the teacher to explain the obvious things to another pair and will suit you. Sounds nice? Beautifully. But private employment has its big disadvantages.

If at the initial stage you limit your education exclusively to private students, you run the risk of “castrating” his sociality with such images. you will be fine know how to dance with one person, good level. But even the coolest the teacher speaks tango with his own accent. And "going out into the people", on big milonga (where, by the way, you don't know anyone, because you didn't study in group), you run the risk of not having fun and not even understanding the other person. Not because he is bad. But simply because he is ... different. nine0003

When should I start private lessons?

After the basic course, at any stage when you feel the need. For the first year and a half or two, the main dish is still worth leaving the groups, and taking private traders for dessert. And only then, after you launched into independent swimming in milongas, private traders can independently successfully maintain and improve your level.

Private traders with Argentines

Moscow already has a whole settlement of Argentines who came here for permanent residence. Finding a teacher among them is not a problem at all. And most likely to anyone it is interesting for a beginner to try out the “real Argentine hug” for himself. Not feel free to try! But also, better after the basic course. Otherwise, you are unlikely feel the difference. (And how much a man who has never tasted wine, will be comfortable in the role of a wine festival taster). nine0003


Practices are different. So, for example, school moderated practices great addition to group classes. On the one hand, they are quite plausible imitate the atmosphere of a milonga, and on the other hand, take place without interruption from training. AT at any time you can ask a question to the teacher or your partner and do the work over mistakes.

The further the tangero goes into the wilds of tango, the longer he (she) does, what more often he goes to milongas, the more he gains self-confidence. And all the more necessary, but the more terrible it is to receive feedback from your partner. Here comes the time private practices: tete-a-tete with a partner or partner whom you yourself choose whom you trust, whom you respect, and whose opinion you are not afraid of hear. nine0003

When should I start practicing and when should I stop?

It's simple - it's always worth practicing, whether you have a tango month or tango decade.


real "adult" social tango. It is at the milongas that you study conform to their gender model, dress nicely, behave with dignity (both agreeing and refusing), to carefully establish social ties and dance with a variety of people, sometimes complete strangers. nine0003

It is not customary in milongas to give advice and teach, and even more so, having heard any criticism, you have every right to "imprison" your partner. But not forget that they are looking at you: how you sit, stand, hold on, speak, go hug. Therefore, go to the milonga without going through the group class and "paddling pool" of school practices, the lot of the most daring. At zero base preparation, your social tango life will end before it begins.


An ideal recipe for learning tango in the author's opinion:

  • Group classes: the first one and a half to two years.
  • Private lessons: after the first six months, on request and need.
  • Practices: moderated - from the first days, personal - after a year and beyond everywhere.
  • Milongas: school - after the basic course, general - 6-12 months after start of training.

And what about after the milongas?

Russian and international festivals, marathons, encuentros. Buenos Aires with its famous milongas Salon Canning and La Viruta. Private traders with global stars…
Tango training never ends as long as you keep dancing.

Irina Strelkova.

About wedding dresses and wedding dances

Dear brides! Your wedding dress is one of the biggest factors that a choreographer should consider when professionally working on your dance. Depending on the style of the dress you have chosen, the movements are also selected. And each dress has its own features. Let's take a look at them.

Wedding dance in a dress with a train

A bride in a dress with a train is an absolutely beautiful sight! The girl at the same time looks elegant, luxurious, proud. In a word, queen!
But beauty requires sacrifice: during the dance you will either have to pin up the train (this is possible if it is not very long) or hold it with your hand. Accordingly, in the dance you may have one hand busy, and this should be taken into account.
The train is often made of brocade or other heavy fabric. At the same time, the dress becomes heavy, and when turning, inertia occurs: the dress will slow you down at the beginning of the turn and continue to rotate when you need to stop. This does not always look elegant, so an experienced professional director will definitely pay attention to this moment and teach you how to make turns carefully. nine0003 Photo courtesy of the "Chocolate" photo group

Wedding dance in a fluffy dress

Wedding dance in a fluffy dress gives the impression of romantic fragility, because the wide skirt emphasizes the slender waist so well! If your dress is moderately puffy (no more than 5 rings on a crinoline), then there will be no particular difficulties with staging a wedding dance, but if it is even wider, then for a number of elements the teacher will offer you a special performance technique. Such that it would be convenient for you to dance, and the dance looked advantageous! nine0003

Wedding dance in a tight dress

If your wedding dress has a tight skirt, the dress is tailor-made, then it is amazingly feminine. But from the point of view of staging the dance, this is the most difficult option! For example, in a fishtail dress that is narrower than the knee, you can only move in tiny steps. Of course, in this case, the wedding dance requires special adaptation!
Perhaps you will choose a tight dress with a slit. For this style of dress, dances in the style of tango and bachata look very beautiful, but the classic waltz does not look very advantageous in it. nine0003

Wedding dance in a dress with a corset

Dear girls! If your choice fell on a wedding dress with a corset, then it's just fine! After all, you wonderfully emphasize the beauty of the shoulders, neck and chest. But in such a dress, you should be careful with slopes and deflections.
Be sure to test your dress to make sure that the corset holds the bust tightly, otherwise there are different incidental situations :)

So what dress is better to choose?

Dear brides! Choose the dress in which you will feel like a princess, queen, the most beautiful and happiest! nine0089 Any of your choices will be good, and taking into account the features of the dress and beating them in the dance is the professional's job! Most importantly, remember that your dress may be a secret from the groom, but definitely not from the choreographer of your wedding dance!

Be the happiest on your wedding day!

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