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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]$$.

Related article: Why Staying Light On Your Feet Is Actually Bad Advice

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!

12 Ways Partner Dancing Taught Me How To Take The Lead In Relationships And Be A Man

I started going to drop-in dance classes to meet people and improve on the masculine traits I was lacking. I heard it was a good way to learn how to lead and be more assertive, which I lacked as a typical nice guy. But man, I learned so much more.

Fast forward a couple years, I have now done several classes of Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Ballroom, Cha Cha, Country Line Dancing, Swing, and Lindy Hop.

Here are some lessons I learned in being a man from these partner dances:

1. You Can Lead With Subtle Actions

You can tell the girl what you want to do with small movements. You don’t have to make big movements, get aggressive or forceful, or talk. A big myth about leading is that you have to use big, forceful movements — maybe in some forms of dance, but definitely not for Latin forms, like salsa and bachata. I learned that as a leader, your goal is to send a signal that the follower responds to. That’s it. To send the right signal, you don’t have to be pronounced. With a strong frame and rigid posture, just a small indication is often enough to tell her what you want.

2. You Have To Be Clear and Decisive

If you aren’t clear and firm with what you want, the girl will get confused. In dancing, this applies to when you want her to turn and what turn you want her to do. In relationships, this applies to setting your own boundaries and doing stuff that interests you.

Move with purpose. Walk straight towards the girl if that’s where you want to go. Take purposeful strides. Move with your chest. Move confidently.

I’ve caused a girl to do the wrong thing and confused her numerous times by being unclear with my hand movements or not fully deciding in my mind what I want her to do in time and throwing out a movement that was half-hearted.

I learned this especially in Argentinian Tango class. It is especially scary since this dance requires you walk into your partner as she walks backwards. This made me timid because I didn’t want to step on her feet but the dance requires confidence and trust.

I was constantly scolded by my partner to be confident enough to take assertive steps forward with no fear.

3. Leading is Essential. Leading Is Not Controlling.

When it comes to partner dancing, the girl has to follow your lead. Without your lead, she doesn’t know where to go or when to spin. You have to decide that.

This almost symbolizes the male-female relationship. As a man, you have to make decisions, lead the women, and protect her from dangers. It’s ingrained in our DNA and culture.

But leading is different from controlling. Leading is all about offering clear decisions of what to do. Throughout the whole process, there are micro-moments when the girl has the full power to reject your offers.

You still have to approach her and ask for a dance, but she can reject your dance request.

You can ask her to turn, but you are not forcing it upon her. It is a gentle, firm request that she has the choice to comply to.

An East Coast Swing teacher told me to let the girl decide how close she gets to you and where she is comfortable. Simply lift your arms. You cannot decide for her or she’ll be uncomfortable. You lead by offering. She decides.

4. Relax and Feel the Music

You’re not relaxed even if you think you are. When you’re anxious or scared of rejection, sometimes, it shows through in ways you didn’t detect.

Consciously, I think I’m cool but my body says otherwise. Others see me as tensed up and my shoulders are hunched up. I’ve been told numerous times by girls to relax a bit when dancing.

Take it less seriously and treat it less like baking a cake as if there’s specific steps for every part of the process you must follow. As I got better with dancing, I was told to stop counting the beats out and just feel the music.

Whether it’s human courtship, male-to-female communication, or music, it’s more than just a logical, robotic process you follow. There’s emotion and intuitive feel to it.

5. It Is Your Obligation to Lead

Many times during class, a woman has told me that I need to lead more. They want to be told what to do.

As a nice guy, you may counter with, “But what about female equality?”

Leading is not controlling or demanding. Leading is giving the girl the opportunity to follow and doing it in a clear, masculine way that she understands. You are asking through your body language.

This is about becoming an attractive man with healthy relationships with women. You can still treat a woman with respect and see her as an equal even if you are leading her.

This is about being less shy, manning up, and making bolder decisions.

As far as body language goes, in Tango and Swing, I was told to lead with the chest. The chest is the most important part of leading.

6. Variety Gives You More Experience and Skill

One instructor told me that it’s important to dance with multiple women when you’re starting out to learn how to lead. If you only practice with a single woman, she can naturally have the tendency to take over and lead for you. It’s important to date more than one girl before you marry to learn how to be the man in a relationship.

After a dance lesson, they had a “social dance”. For two hours, they had small snacks and soda. And a hundred old people gathered to dance together as a live band performed. The music was straight out of the 70s. It was the stereotypical stuff you heard in the movie Back to the Future. As I watched them dance, I learned so many lessons:

I was reminded that the modern world with its rap music, EDM, Dubstep, twerking, and grinding was a very new phenomenon in the grand scheme of things. For thousands of years, we danced in a more intricate and romantic way. Nowadays, a high school’s dance has evolved into one guy awkwardly grinding a girl’s booty (pretty much clothed sex) if you were so lucky and brave enough to ask a girl out and have her say yes. And it’s clear as day that no one there can dance at all.

It’s a bit of a tragedy. (Kind of cool too if you get to be one of those guys). It used to be a place of proper dance with the quality of a live band. As I listened to the singers sing, I was amazed at how sharp, clear, and on-key the melodies were. I love hip hop as much as the next guy, but there was something awesome about hearing a live band who knew what they were doing (that wasn’t just spitting out hard core rap). Speakers and iTunes can only go so far.

Although I would rather be alive today than any other time in history, I marveled at the fact that this was what was cool not long ago. I really got into some of the songs (by the Temptations and Elvis) and I could see how it was cool. At the same time, I could see how this was a bit whack and wondered if our generation would be the same way when we got old (most likely it will).

7. People Are People, Not Gods

My insecurity with being Asian in a predominantly white environment has plagued me more than it should have my whole life. There are plenty of people who treat me as equals and I have learned that I have to stop sabotaging myself because of this. This usually comes down to staying quiet or not speaking my mind because of a chase for approval.

I’ve pushed my comfort zone and have accomplished stuff others wouldn’t dare do.

I’ve been the only Asian male in a ballroom of 100 elderly white people dancing to Elvis. I’ve danced Zumba as the only Asian male in a gymnasium of 250 black women. They were nothing but friendly to me and my insecurities with my race were in my own head.

Oprah Winfrey, one of my heroes, said in a Stanford Business school Q&A that she never got to where she was by looking at color, even though she was often the only black woman in a room of old, white men.

While I’m not so naive to think that there aren’t bad people out there, that doesn’t mean there aren’t good people too.

I’m very thankful to have brightened some of these older women’s days by dancing with them. Many of these women used to be beautiful when they were young. Now, they don’t get much attention and just want to dance with someone. It’s a bit sad but it got me thinking.

8. You Have To Be More Brave. You Have To Be The Man.

During one of my sessions, an old lady pulled me up and told me I have to be more brave and ask other ladies to dance. No matter what culture it is, that’s a standard theme. A guy has to be a guy. Stop chickening out.

There’s some biological and cultural about this standard way of life. It’s been like this for tens of thousands of years. Don’t use feminism or equality as an excuse to sit by doing nothing.

I have noticed an uptick in the amount of women who will ask me to dance first at these open dances after classes, likely thanks to modern ways of thinking. However, it’s still rare and many women still chicken out and it’s up to you to ask.

Otherwise, you can end up sitting there (as I have) for up to an hour without anyone asking you to dance.

You will be rejected occasionally and it may hurt if you take it personally but it’s a part of life. If you don’t do it, you’ll never get ahead. Try not to take it personally.

I’ve found it’s easier through dancing because unlike in a bar setting, they’re rejecting the opportunity to dance (because they’re tired or something else) rather than rejecting you.

Most of the other guys on the dance floor had complete confidence in asking new girls to dance. Maybe it was that they were all already married. Maybe it was because they came from a different generation.

Observing these older men (and the instructor) interact with women really impressed me. There was an air of confidence (and an undertone of ‘its okay if you don’t want to dance no pressure and I won’t be offended), culture, and willingness to immediately speak their mind without holding back out of fear.

The instructors were always quite good at talking to every woman with no sense of intimidation or fear of judgement or rejection. I would, of course, be a lot different, even with these elderly woman. I have to work on this.

9. Cherish Your Moments

During the open dance after a Swing class, a women told me she hadn’t danced to a certain song they were playing since the 70’s. Wow. The closest thing I could think of to the 70’s is the film, Back to the Future. And that was in the 80’s.

There was a lot of history in that room and her statement shocked me out of my negative vibe and urge to complain that everyone there was old except me.

It’s important to cherish your life because it really passes fast. One moment, you’re at dancing at prom, and the next, you’re 80 years old.

I was happy to share that moment with her and the joy she experienced reliving her past with that song. This old lady was young and beautiful once too and there’s a lot you can learn from old women, not just young women.

10. Stop Complaining

Next, I learned one of my most important lessons. To stop complaining and whining. Terry Crews did a video on how he left the NFL and ended up spending too much money and going broke. He ended up having to work a job for $12 an hour but resented it. He kept complaining and moping that he “used to be in the NFL.” This is something I have struggled on and worked on improving my whole life.

I had to learn that the world does not owe me anything. I was not entitled to anything. I do not mope or complain if I don’t get invited to a party or get rejected by a girl or don’t get a dream job handed to me. I am not entitled to anything just because I have done something or worked hard. Like Terry, I had to get up off my butt, stop complaining, and start working towards what I wanted. Even if it was “unfair”.

I felt a twinge of that again as I stood in front of the snack station. I had a case of horrible attitude. I had to stop thoughts like “these snacks suck. They’re the nameless brand-type with no flavor.” and “Someone is probably having a lot of fun with tons of young hot girls right now. ” An elderly lady had enthusiastically pointed me to these snacks and I was not going to be a dick.

Real life is not like the movies or social media feeds. Unfortunately both of those tend to exaggerate how life is and people for some reason love to show off their exotic lifestyles and create a distorted ungrateful perspective for the reason of us. As a core part of personal development, I knew I had to stop out these nasty attitudes and have a better time. This was a REAL party for the generation that was here. You don’t need expensive million dollar bottles and alcohol to have a good time.

I looked around and found evidence to support this even more. I saw one couple that were as young as me who for some reason loved swing music and were dancing with these intricate kicks with their feet. I saw another man that looked like he was 80 spinning a young girl (that might have been his granddaughter) around while in a wheel chair. Even though he was in a chair, he was the most enthusiastic person on the dance floor.

I truly believe that a part of having fun is attitude and energy. You can be in a pretty average to mediocre environment and still have a lot of fun with some creativity and enthusiasm. but 99% have chosen (or were programmed) to not believe this, so they assume boring environments are boring. How do I know this? I used to work in a restaurant that got pretty boring at times. My peers would complain about how boring it was most of the time rather than change their mindset.

And I’m sure there is someone who is in one of the funnest places he can be on earth but is not having fun because of his attitude

11. You Can’t Lead If Someone Else Is Leading

At these dance sessions, they will usually rotate partners every time so you can practice the movements with a different person each time.

Once in a while, I will meet a girl who will try to lead me through her movements. It’s usually a beginner who doesn’t know that men lead in these dances and it’s especially awkward since the movements are designed so that a woman isn’t meant to lead (Try using an iron grip to force a man to spin you. It’s not natural.)

I don’t mind being lead when I’m learning and need guidance. It’s demeaning when I know the movements well and yet every movement is controlled by someone else.

12. Through Differences, There Are Similarities

I’ve been taught by Latin instructors that came straight from hundreds of years of Hispanic culture. I’ve been taught by old-time American instructors embodying the old American culture of our grandparents. Yet despite the huge differences in the music and dancing, there were deep similarities.

The basic movement patterns were eerily similar. The masculine way the man lead and danced with the girl were similar. The fearlessness and experience of the teachers were the same. They all had “Birthday circles” where the Birthday boy or girl would get to dance with most of the women there. They loved dancing to live bands.

Bonus Tips For Learning How To Lead

If you want to learn how to lead more, I suggest being the follower once in a while. It sounds counter-intuitive and it is. But I’m not alone in my thinking.

Tim Ferriss, a famous podcaster and entrepreneur, has detailed in a blog post and his book Four Hour Chef, how he went from complete beginner to an international Latin dance competitor by learning the female role first.

Dance with an experienced instructor or student and ask him to lead you. This has been one of the quickest ways for me to identify what I’m doing wrong.

You’ll immediately understand, like nothing else, how much clearer his decisions and pushes and pulls are. You’ll understand how much firmer and stronger his actions are: not so much that they’re hurtful, but enough so that they’re clear what is wanted.

I quickly realized that I was being too indecisive, weak, and unclear in my dance movements. My dance partners would be confused if I wanted to turn them or do something fancy. And sometimes, I didn’t know! I would make a half-decision like I’m about to spin her and then, back out of it into a basic step as if that’s what I wanted to do all along. This indecisiveness likely pervades into how I act with others in the real world!

Conclusion

Leading is a core part of being a healthy, attractive male in romantic relationships that is overlooked, underrated, and not taught in school.

While it comes naturally for some men, it doesn’t for most men thanks to numerous modern factors of society, such as classrooms with few male teachers, absent or busy fathers, and electronics that keep you alone rather than interacting with others.

While taking partner classes, like salsa, is not a magic pill to becoming a man, it has helped me become more decisive and lead rather than stay reserved and shy. I still have room to improve but I’m getting there.

Constant practice helps keep you from forgetting and declining.

Dr. Glover, author of the best-selling book No More Mr. Nice Guy and a coach to thousands of nice guys throughout his life, wrote a great article on leading that expands on how to take the lead in a relationship. Has makes a great suggestion to own a dog and taking a dog obedience class to learn to nurture relationships and lead. A bad dog is an indicator of a bad owner. They behave based on how you reward them.

Article by: Will Chou

Will Chou is the founder of willyoulaugh.com helps hard-working Asian American Millennials get rich doing work they love… you can find this article on his site at https://willyoulaugh.com

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How to dance a slow dance as a guy. How to learn slow dance. Technique of slow club dances for girls

Every person at least once in his life danced a slow dance. Someone is delighted with the slow mover, someone does not like it. But in any case, you should at least have an idea how you need to move and what to do. Otherwise, you will step on your dance partner's foot and spoil the mood. In fact, there is nothing complicated about this, after all, you don’t need to dance the waltz. Therefore, having trained a couple of times at home, you will master it and be able to invite someone you like.

Even if you are not going to invite anyone, it is possible that you will be invited. And what will you do in this case? Constantly refusing is not an option, you can offend the person with your behavior. Yes, no one is to blame for the fact that you have so many complexes and you cannot learn the simplest movements.

Practice at home . But with whom? It is desirable that you have a partner, let it be mom or dad, sister or friend. Yes, anyone! If this is not possible, you will have to imagine that you are dancing with someone.

Before you start dancing, you must invite a person . It can be any appeal: “Let's dance”, “Do you want to dance with me”, “Do you mind?”. If you are a young man, it would not hurt to extend your palm to a girl. When inviting a person, look him in the face, do not be shy. If they invite you, answer: “I don’t mind”, “With pleasure”.

Be careful not to shake your limbs, as this will confuse your partner. It is possible that he also cannot dance and is as afraid as you are.

Rule of thumb: don't make sudden movements . Slow - that's why he's slow, the movements are smooth and measured. If you twitch strangely, not only will it look funny, in addition, you will also injure the person you are dancing with.

If you are a man, you must accompany the girl not only on the dance floor, but also immediately after the invitation to dance, and also after the end of the dance. It will be strange if you leave the girl halfway, she is unlikely to like it.

How to slow dance with a girl correctly:

  • Well, let's get down to the most important thing - the stance and movements. First of all, pay attention to the position of the hands - with your left, grab the girl's right hand and hold it at shoulder level. Thus, the arms should be bent at the elbows. Your second hand (right) is located on the back or thigh.
  • What about the distance from each other? Of course, you don’t need to cuddle up to a partner (unless you have a close relationship with him). This will hinder movement, so keep a distance of about 20 cm, this is quite enough.
  • How should a girl dance? Put your left hand on the shoulder of the man, this movement is taken from ballroom dancing. In addition, this way you definitely will not provoke a man to something more.
  • If you have a close relationship - you can not keep the distance, which we wrote about above. The same applies to the position, hug the man by the shoulders. If this is your girlfriend, hug her around the waist.
  • Never put your hands on the buttocks, do not try to reach the chest of the woman with whom you are dancing. This is not only uncivilized, but also unpleasant. It is unlikely that you will make a good impression this way.
  • What to do with the legs? Your steps should not be too short, or vice versa, too wide. It is important that your partner keep up with you. Try to feel it and understand at what pace it moves.

Leading a slow dance

Well, you have found a suitable position for yourself, now you need to start the dance itself. As you understand, the man is leading, he is in charge here. Therefore, you do not need to stand like an idol and wait for the weather by the sea.

Your movements must be confident, but at the same time not abrupt. No need to treat partners like a thing. Just point her hand in the direction you are going to move, so she will determine the direction. You can also gently push it in the right direction (push, not push !!!).

Watch your shoulders, because they are of great importance in the dance. The posture is even, the shoulders are almost motionless, straightened.

If you can't decide on a direction, or if you find your partner can't keep up with you, talk to him. There is nothing wrong with talking while dancing, so you will avoid mistakes and awkwardness.

Completion

No less important stage than the beginning of the delay. Say thank you to your partner for dancing with you. In this case, you can touch the elbow of a girl or a guy with your hand, smile. And it does not matter at all whether you danced well or badly - in the end, your partner will be pleased to hear good words.

Content:

Ah, the slow dance: you've probably either loved it or hated it since high school. No dance can be that romantic, and yet, many people who have no problem shaking their buttocks all night long go to the bench when the music slows down. But don't worry - even if you don't know how to slow dance, you shouldn't sit on the sidelines at the end of the evening. If you want to know how to slow dance, you just have to master a few basic steps, trust your partner, and glide gracefully to the music. If you want to master slow dancing in the time it takes for K-Ci & Jojo to play "All My Life", just follow these steps.

Steps

1 get ready to slow dance

  1. slow dance one Ask someone to dance. If you want to start slow dancing correctly, you must ask the person to dance as gracefully as possible. If you are the man who asked you out on a date, you can wave your hand to her and say, "Let's dance?" If you are the date girl, then gently grab your partner's hand and pull him as you ask him to dance. Even if you don't have a partner, you should still look the person straight in the eye when you want to dance with her or him, and even playfully smile or sneer at him or her.
    • Don't worry if you're nervous - chances are, that person is nervous too. Cover your nervousness by smiling and asking with confidence.
  2. slow dance 2 Smoothly accompany your partner to the dance floor. Once your partner has accepted your tempting offer, then you should escort him or her to the dance floor slowly and gently - there is no need to rush. Don't forget to "savor" the moment. If you know the person well, or you're dating, you can hold your hands or join your elbows as you make your way to the dance floor. The man should lead the way to the dance floor and on floor, so the guy should grab the right hand of his partner with his left hand, slightly lifting it up, and lead the girl to the dance floor.
    • Girls, if your partner does not automatically lead you to the dance floor, give him your right hand and turn your elbow towards his elbow and walk to the dance floor.
    • If you are already on the dance floor, the task is to keep yourself and your partner on the dance floor is not an easy task if one or both of you are nervous about slow dancing. If your partner is nervous, smile and tell him or her that there is nothing to worry about.

2 slow dance

  1. slow dance one Position your hands. The correct position of the hands is of great importance in order to start the slow dance properly. For the traditional slow dance position, the man should place his right hand on the left side of his partner's thigh or in the middle of his partner's back towards the upper back, and his left hand should gently take his partner's right hand and support it approximately at the level of the taller partner's shoulder. so that the arms of both partners are bent upwards from the elbow. You should stand 30 to 15 cm away from your partner, depending on the level of intimacy you want to create.
    • The woman's left hand is usually placed on the partner's shoulder. This is the traditional ballroom dancing position (and also the safe dance position for middle school), and you should still stand 30 cm away from your partner.
    • If the two of you are in a romantic relationship, you can even get into a position where the guy hugs the girl around the waist and the girl hugs the guy around the shoulders. It's also a common move for middle school and even high school because it's a little easier to get into that position - but it gets a little tricky for a guy to lead the dance.
    • Don't let your hands wander. Even if your partner doesn't mind, it throws off the other dancers and just isn't stylish.
  2. slow dance 2 Position your feet. Stand facing your partner so that your head is about 30 or 60 cm away from him or her. The face-to-face position is not the optimal position - you need to give yourself room to move your legs without bumping into your partner's legs. Some couples stand at an angle, with the right foot of each in the middle of the legs of the other; some partners may put the woman's legs in the middle of the men's.
    • Your feet should be at least 30 to 45 cm apart so that you can move comfortably from side to side.
  3. slow dance 3 Improve your movements. Luckily for you non-dancers, the slow dance is about as easy as it gets. The movements should be slow and fluid, and you don't have to move too much. (Swinging back and forth as you move around is perfectly acceptable.) Just shifting your weight back and forth, though, is the language everyone speaks. To change, move, or rotate, lift your leg slightly, eliminating your weight, and move that leg slightly forward, backward, or sideways.
    • As you improve your slow dance skills, you can learn the "side step": simply step to the right with your right foot, then follow with your left foot, touch the ground, and then step to the left with your left foot, and then follow your left foot with your right, touching the floor again before you come back.
    • You and your partner's legs must be in sync when you do a side step, or even when you swing your leg.
    • Your hands should remain in place, except when the guy pulls the girl's hand to lead her in a new direction.
    • If you are close to the person you are dancing with, you can look directly at each other with your faces only a few centimeters apart. Otherwise, you may move your head slightly to the left and your partner moves his head to the right, or vice versa, so you don't meet face to face.
  4. slow dance four Leading dance (for guys). Traditionally, the man leads the dance and the woman follows. This means that not only does the man need to give signals for the couple to turn or move to a new position, but the girl must also allow herself to be led. If you are a guy, then you should lead your partner, and not move her on the dance floor like a broom. You need to be confident enough in your movements to show the girl when you want to turn or move in a new direction. Here are some other things to keep in mind as you lead the girl:
    • The easiest way to guide a girl is to gently push or pull her right hand (if you are holding it in your left hand) in the direction you want to go.
    • However, make sure you don't just drive with your hands; if your body is doing one thing and your hands are doing another, you'll look pushy or like you don't know what you're doing.
    • Instead, lead with your whole body: keep your shoulders and elbows firm but elastic, and then step in the direction you want to lead your partner.
    • You can lead your partner in a new direction and continue turning in a rectangle shape so that you continue the slow dance, keeping things interesting as you move your bodies.
    • You can also just move your partner to the right, left, or back or forward if you want to find a less crowded spot on the dance floor, or if you just want to mix up the moves.
  5. slow dance 5 Be led (for girls). Although you girls may not want to give your partner control of your dance, you should trust him and hope that he will do his best. If you try to control him when he tries to control you, then you will end up in an awkward tug-of-war situation and neither of you will be able to truly move and enjoy the dance. Here are some things to keep in mind when you allow yourself to be led:
    • If you're lucky enough to get a partner who leads - even if it's awkward - don't fight him. In fact, do your best to follow along; the more clearly you show that he is in charge, the more he will try to lead you better.
    • If your partner moves his foot, then you will have to praise his action: for example, if the leader moves his right foot back, you should move his left foot.
  6. slow dance 6 Move to the beat. Your steps should move roughly to the beat of the music, so that you step to every beat or so. This is not as difficult as it may seem, as the music will be nice and slow and easy to follow. If the song speeds up its rhythm at any point, then speed up the "side step" or swaying movements of your feet to match the music - make sure you and is your partner and speed up and slow down when needed.
    • If the music suddenly slows down, or if you guys are just feeling playful, then you can turn your partner around in the middle of the dance.
  7. slow dance 7 Talk to your partner. For most of us, slow dancing is more about intimacy with a partner and getting to know each other than about movement. Feel free to talk to your partner, look into his or her eyes and, if the situation is appropriate, steal a kiss or two. In conversation with your partner, you will feel more at ease during the dance process, whether you know each other well or not.
    • Don't feel the need to talk all the time - it can ruin the flow of the dance and can make things awkward if you don't hear each other very well. Just a little conversation from time to time will make the experience more fun and comfortable.

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  1. slow dance one Thank your partner for dancing. Whether you're dancing with your 60-year-old spouse or someone you've never met before, thank your partner. You can simply say "Thank you for the dance" or "I hope we can do it again, thank you" to make your partner feel special. If you're a guy and you're feeling playful, you might even bow a little to the girl as you thank her to make her feel special and show how much fun you've had.
    • If you finish the dance in this subtle way, the person is more likely to dance with you in the future.
  2. slow dance 2 Move on to the next dance or step back gracefully. Once you've confidently started dancing slow dances, you won't want to leave the dance floor as quickly as possible: one dance is just the beginning. However, if you've already danced enough at this point, step back from the dance floor. And if you haven't had a great time slow dancing with this person yet, taking a break is a good way to delay this person.
    • Offer to accompany your partner to his or her table or where he or she wants to go or ask him or her if they would like to take a break if you wanted to do so.
    • If you've been enjoying a slow dance and the music has sped up, don't be afraid. You can keep dancing to fast music with the same dance partner as long as you are both in the mood to dance some more.
  • Make frequent eye contact with your partner as this strengthens the relationship and makes dancing more comfortable.
  • Let the conversation happen. Many people will slow dance just to get a chance to talk to you. If the conversation comes naturally, let it go. If you let him go quietly, be genuinely interested in the conversation, or be genuinely interested in your partner.
  • Show respect.
  • Try sliding your feet instead of lifting them. This way you are less likely to step on your partners feet.
  • Make sure you don't stare at your partner too much.
  • Make sure your dancing position is comfortable. Position your legs so that you don't have to strain or stretch them as you dance.
  • Don't try to kiss him/her right away. When the dance is over, stretch slowly. If your partner steps back, stop. If you lean in or close your eyes, kiss.
  • If you really know how to dance, well or at beginner level, instead of assuming anything about your partner, ask him or test him. Girls, feel free to ask your partner if he can dance. If he can and you don't, ask him to teach so you can get a few more dances during the evening and a date later if you want.
  • Try to learn more about your partner - this would help to become less clumsy.
  • When the dance is over, give him a hug or even steal a kiss if that's appropriate.
  • If your partner makes mistakes and steps on you by accident, try not to get angry! It's probably a little scary for him to slow dance.
  • Girls, if you really can't stand the guy you're dancing with, just say your legs hurt and gently walk away.
  • Girls, make sure the guy you dance with doesn't dance with you just because his friends made him. If you can see in his eyes that he is interested in you, then he is reliable.
  • Girls, if you feel comfortable, some girls put their heads on the shoulders of the guy they are dancing with. After the dance is over, you can hug or chat with each other, or even dance side by side to fast songs.
  • Guys, be polite. Girls love it and it's attractive.
  • Look into each other's eyes sometimes to show that you are interested.
  • Guys don't have to ask a girl to dance. Girls, go ahead and ask him to dance if you feel like he's into it.

Warnings

  • If you step on someone's feet, apologize, and for God's sake, try not to do it again. If someone steps on your feet and asks for forgiveness, forgive. It most likely happened by accident.
  • Talk and look at your partner, not your friend's partner! Glancing over your partner's shoulder at someone else can end badly.
    • If you hurt her, she probably won't dance with you again, and she'll probably tell her friends who won't either. In the worst case, she will tell the guards, and then you will be in trouble.
    • That pretty woman you're dancing with might not feel the same about everything as the guys do, which means that a sudden tug of the arm might startle her and not make her have a good laugh.
  • Practice really makes everything perfect. Maybe she won't dance with you ever again, but maybe the cutie in the cocktail dress will just notice that you treated the dance like a gentleman... and she'll look up the next time you are free.

The origin of the waltz is still disputed, but it was popularized in Austria in the 18th century, and then spread to other countries. Its name comes from the German word "walzen", which means "circling".

This dance was not immediately accepted by the upper class of society and was even considered indecent due to the close contact of partners in the dance. Nevertheless, now the waltz is known, loved and danced in many countries of the world. Today we will talk about how to dance the waltz.

A distinctive feature of this dance is that it should be danced in three-quarters time, that is, there are three steps for each measure. Try to count out loud: “one, two, three”, “one, two, three”, with an increase in “one” - this is one measure.

Types of waltz

  • It was the Viennese waltz that was preferred to dance at high-ranking balls in Europe, and it also adorns the annual Viennese ball. The number of bars of this dance is about 60 per minute. In fact, it is quite difficult compared to other dance styles, as it is a fast waltz, which is also accompanied by a series of rapid turns. The Viennese waltz is included in the European ballroom dancing competition program.

  • The slow waltz differs from the Viennese waltz in the pace of performance, it must be danced twice as slow - about 30 beats per minute. The Boston waltz is also a slow type of waltz. Just like the Viennese waltz, the slow waltz is included in the European ballroom dance program.
  • The figured waltz is a variation of the Viennese waltz, but is distinguished by the presence of additional figures: a wave of the foot, jumping on one knee and the other.
  • Tango waltz, or Argentine waltz is a hybrid of waltz and tango. The movements of this dance are basically the same as in the tango, but it is performed in a musical time of ¾ and from the third position, like a waltz, but waltz rigor is not at all characteristic of it.

How to dance a slow waltz

These are the basic waltz figures for beginners. Start the waltz with a square, then alternate right and left turns with turns and lanes. Having mastered these figures, you can proceed to the study of more complex ones, such as temple, weaving, spin-turn, impetus-turn, chasse, telemark and others.

Dance lessons for boys

First slow dance

Disco, school party, friendly party - everywhere you need the ability to dance.

Slow dance, or colloquially "slow dance" is a separate conversation. Slow dancers don't dance with the first girl they meet. This dance is reserved for a special person. To invite a girl to a slow dance means to distinguish her from others. Often, slow dancing can help start a deeper, more serious relationship. However, one should not think that a slow dance is tantamount to a declaration of love. This is just a way to show a girl that you enjoy her company. How to behave further, after the final chord of music, is a completely different topic.

Here we will just talk about slow dancing, how to invite a girl and how to dance with her.

First of all, remember that slow dancing is not a separate art, but just a kind of dance.

Dance is rhythmic and plastic movements to music. They are performed in a certain rhythm and tempo, which are set by the music. The set of movements itself also depends on the nature of the music. Therefore, if you want to dance well, first of all learn to catch the rhythm and feel the music. You won’t dance a slow dance to a fast, cheerful melody, and you won’t dance a break dance to a long song.

How to develop a sense of rhythm

A sense of rhythm is half the success in dancing.

Rhythm is the ratio of the duration of sounds that follow each other. Music consists of sounds of different duration. One note sounds for half a second, another for a second, and so on. There are pauses between sounds, which also last for different times. Each particular song has its own specific rhythm. Imagine a piece of paper with a wavy line drawn on it. In one section, the line bends widely and smoothly, in another it is drawn with small teeth, in the third it jumps high up and falls sharply down, in the fourth it practically turns into a straight line. If we translate this picture into the language of music, we have a rhythmic pattern. It is varied. But it is drawn on top of cells of the same size. The cells are the meter. Meter is a uniform alternation of elements. The sounds in a rhythm can be of the same or equal length. The duration of sounds in a meter should be constant, the same. The simplest example of a meter: for one - a blow, for two - a pause. The meter consists of weak and strong beats. The beat must coincide with the downbeat in the measure, i.e. with the sound that stands out the most from the others. The pause should coincide with the weak beat. In our beat-pause example, there is one upbeat and one downbeat. But there are other varieties of meters. Remember: inside one “cell” of a meter there can be only one strong beat and from two or more weak beats. For example, "blow, pause, pause" is a three-part meter in which all waltzes are written. "Beat, pause, pause, pause" is a four-beat meter characteristic of tango.

So, meter is an abstract concept, and rhythm is a concrete one. The meter is the parallels and meridians on the globe, the rhythm is the trajectory of the ship, plotted taking into account these parallels and meridians.

When the meter is struck, make sure that the same time elapses between one and the second strike. When the rhythm is beaten, they make sure that the required number of beats fits in a certain period of time.

Rhythm and meter are beaten at the same pace, that is, with a certain speed. Each song has its own rhythm and tempo. School music lessons are just aimed at developing a sense of rhythm. It's good that teachers remember this.

One often hears about the innate sense of rhythm. Indeed, there are people who, almost from the cradle, drum with their palms to the beat of the music, that is, they just tap out the rhythm at the right pace.

But the sense of rhythm can be developed. If you find it difficult to catch the rhythm and maintain a given pace, do not lose heart. They say that drummers have the best sense of rhythm. And it is true! Follow the example of the drummers and practice. Make a playlist of your favorite music, and it should include both slow and fast songs, both sad and incendiary. While listening to them, beat the rhythm. It is better to start by beating the meter. A loud blow - on a strong beat, quiet blows - on a weak one. At first, you can count the shares, highlighting the strong shares with your voice: one, two, three; one two Three. However, it is not necessary to abuse the account, otherwise, during the dance, you may begin to mutter the account under your breath from excitement, and this will not make a good impression on your partner.

When you learn how to confidently tap strong and weak beats, stop getting confused, stray, start practicing rhythm tapping. It is more convenient to learn from songs with words: accompany each syllable that the singer utters with a blow. Remember to tap a little louder on the strong beat than on the weak ones, so as not to go astray.

Learned how to beat the beat and rhythm with your hands - use your feet. Tap your favorite melodies with your hands and feet, dance. While alone with yourself, you can not care about plastic. Your task is to develop a sense of rhythm. When you achieve this, you can no longer worry that you will step on your partner’s foot in the dance. As a rule, the problem of clumsy dancers is not at all that they cannot move plastically, but that they dance separately from the music.

How to learn to dance

At the same time, master the simplest dance moves, or steps. As already mentioned, slow dancing is not needed in order to demonstrate your athletic skills or acrobatic dexterity. Believe me: if a girl enjoys your company, she will gladly trample on the spot with you or sway from side to side. But, of course, you will impress your partner much more if you show your dancing skills as well.

If something doesn't work out, don't give up and think that dancing is "not for you." You may not learn how to dance the tango or the rumba, but you can master a few simple dance moves.

Of course, don't rely on luck. Do not expect that at the first sounds of music your body will begin to move as it should. In order for dance movements to turn out “by themselves”, you need to train a lot. Feel free to rehearse at home in front of a mirror. If you have the opportunity, record your workouts on a video camera. Then you can calmly review the records, look at yourself from the outside, analyze mistakes, note your achievements. This is exactly what many famous dancers, singers, actors, athletes do.

It's good if there is a person in your environment who can help you: give you useful advice, agree to act as a dance partner. Reach out to a close friend, brother or sister. Do not write off from the accounts and parents.

If you don't want to tell anyone about your dance plans, it doesn't matter. But remember: dancing with the air is not the same as twirling in a dance with a living person. When you feel confident enough dancing with an imaginary partner, move on to "weight training." Let a chair with a back, a pillow, a plaid rolled up in a roller, dressed in a mother's dress, etc. , make a couple for you.

Partner should be nicely invited. We will talk about the intricacies of interpersonal communication a little later. In the meantime, let's learn the simplest thing: straighten up and, holding your posture, approach your partner. At the same time, give the girl your right hand as an invitation and say some simple phrase, for example: “Hi. May I invite you?" The hand that you serve should be slightly bent at the elbow and placed palm up. It is assumed that if the girl accepts the invitation, she will put her pen in your palm.

During the dance, your hands should lie strictly on the girl's waist, i.e. where the back meets the line of the belt. Make sure that your hands do not slip on her buttocks, but also do not raise your palms to her armpits, to the chest area. These are forbidden areas. If you are a real man, then do not allow yourself to disrespect a girl.

Do not snuggle up to a girl while dancing. From the first to the last sound of the “slow”, the distance between you should be at least 15 cm.

It is customary for a man to lead the dance. This means that you should give direction to the dance and suggest dance moves. The initiative should be yours. First of all, catch the rhythm and tempo of the music you are about to dance to. If you are well prepared, it will take a moment.

Take a step to the right with your right foot. Once your right foot is on the ground, move your left foot to the right as well. You have returned to your starting position.

Now step with your left foot to the left, and when it touches the ground, move your right foot to the left.

Alternate steps: right foot to the right, pull the left leg behind it; left leg to the left, pull the right leg behind it. Do not spread your legs too wide, but do not stand as a "soldier". The position of the legs should be such that you can dance freely.

Your body should be completely relaxed. The dancer on "wooden" legs looks awkward. Let not only your feet be involved in the movement, but also your legs, hips, shoulders. Movements should be smooth and moderate. Don't stagnate, but don't sway from side to side like a sailor in a big storm.

Maintain the correct posture: then it will be easier for you to dance. The main thing is that you move to the beat of the music.

This is the minimum that a young man must master for the first slow dance.

The first step is to change the rhythm of the dance: make the movements either faster and sharper, or more measured and smooth. Of course, the dance moves must match the music.

The second step is to alternate steps with turns. When training, be sure to try a variety of options. But whether it is worth including turns in a dance with a real partner depends on the situation. First, pay attention to your girl's dancing skills, her mood, the degree of emancipation. If she is not very confident on the dance floor or is clearly embarrassed, do not put her to the test. Show delicacy. Second, objectively assess your own skill level and mood. If you feel insecure, constrained, it is better not to risk it.

Don't stop the dance early, but don't linger on the dance floor after the music is over. The final chords of the song play and you complete the slow dance.

No matter how the dance develops, after its completion, do not leave your partner in the middle of the hall. Smile at the girl, thank her for the dance, and be sure to escort her to where she was before you invited her. Why is this item placed here? Because in training you have to rehearse your first slow dance inside and out: invitation, dance, end. Sometimes from excitement all thoughts are confused. In a real situation, you can so forget with joy that after the end of the dance you really leave your partner and hastily leave. The reason for this will be an overabundance of emotions, and the girl will regard your act as rudeness. Therefore, everything must be worked out to automatism. But even in this case, remember: in reality, unforeseen circumstances may arise. Do not be afraid of them, tune in to act according to the circumstances. You also don't need to get lost if you make a mistake. Nobody is perfect. But a real man is distinguished by the ability to save face: admit a mistake, take it lightly (but not frivolously!), With humor, healthy self-irony, and most importantly, correct the mistake made. Sincerity and endurance will atone in the eyes of the girl for any of your random mistakes.

How to ask a girl to dance

Many boys are embarrassed to ask a girl they like to dance because they are afraid of rejection. Another reason is the fear of others, because there are a lot of people around at the dances, and a couple of her girlfriends will probably stand next to the girl herself.

But think for yourself: if you constantly pay attention to those around you, you will stand on the sidelines all your life, and the girl you like will be invited by another, more courageous and most likely less worthy young man.

Moreover, you should not be afraid of the girls themselves. In fact, all girls dream of being invited to a slow dance. A girl can stand with an impregnable look or portray indifference, even boredom. Don't let this confuse you: in the soul, every girl expects that a handsome prince is about to appear and spin her in a dance. The only problem is that invitations may not be expected from you at all. But if you don't try your luck, you'll never know.

Never set yourself up for failure, but at the same time be prepared to hear "no". Remember: neither consent nor refusal should come as a shocking surprise to you. Both outcomes absolutely equally have the right to exist, and there is nothing terrible or shameful in any of them. But your own reaction to refusal or consent is just the same very important.

When inviting a girl to dance, be confident, but not impudent. Girls like calm, confident men. These qualities have nothing to do with rudeness and swagger. Be sincere: show that you will be very pleased if the girl accepts your invitation, but do not beg or humiliate yourself. The girl must understand: her refusal will upset you, but will not crush you, will not unsettle you.

Do not mumble, do not stutter, but at the same time do not shout. Pronounce the words clearly, distinctly, so that the girl and those who stand in the immediate vicinity of her can hear you, but not the entire dance hall. No need for long ornate “beautiful” phrases: among the noise of music they are difficult to hear and even more difficult to pronounce. Use a simple phrase: "Can I invite you?", "Let's go dancing?"

Don't try to act indifferent: the girl will think that you treat her with disdain. Sincerity, interest, hope and goodwill - this is what a girl should see on your face.

If a girl's father is standing next to her, address him: "Let me invite your daughter to dance." This will make a good impression on both the girl and her father.

If a girl's friends are standing next to her, you politely greet the whole company and invite the one you want to dance with. The girl herself and her girlfriends at this time are likely to giggle and even whisper. Don't be embarrassed and don't take it personally. Remember that the girl you invite to the dance is just as embarrassed as you. Her laugh is a defensive reaction. Her girlfriends laugh because they envy the lucky woman, and besides, they are embarrassed: after all, they have become unwitting witnesses to your conversation.

If your potential rival is standing next to a girl, you politely greet or simply nod, and address the invitation exclusively to the girl. It is up to her to choose who to dance with. Just be prepared for the possible consequences: it is possible that after the dance you will have to deal with the rejected opponent “like a man”.

The girl smiled back, gave her hand, and you went dancing. Then do everything as you rehearsed. We will talk about how to behave during the dance a little later.

But another situation is also possible: the girl said no. If she is well brought up, she will be able to refuse you politely. If not, then think about why you even need such a girl. You yourself must be polite in any case. If you are very upset, if you are angry, if you have been answered rudely and even showered with ridicule, you, as a man, are obliged to keep your cool.

To be rude in response (especially to a girl!) is absolutely unmanly. Smile, shrug your shoulders slightly, say, “Well, thank you. I'm sorry," and leave quietly.

If you receive a refusal, in no case do not immediately invite the first girl standing next to you. Firstly, by doing this you will offend the girl invited to "replace". Secondly, create an impression of yourself as a frivolous, frivolous and promiscuous person. The best solution would be to just skip this slow. Sit or stand aside, think about something pleasant.

Is it worth inviting a girl again after one refusal? It all depends on the reasons for the refusal. If a girl clearly shows that she is not interested in you, you should not beat your forehead against the wall. But there may be another situation. For example, a girl was shy of her girlfriends or was already invited to this dance by others. In this case, it is worth trying your luck again. But don't be intrusive. Most likely, your "stickiness" will scare the girl away.

If you yourself are invited to a dance by a girl, never refuse! You have the right to say "no" to her only if you have already invited another to this dance. A guy who kicks a girl deserves nothing but contempt. Just don't give her false hope. Be polite, but nothing more.

How to behave during a dance

In the old days, young people met mostly at balls and talked during dances. Today, of course, both manners and dances have changed.

But something has remained unchanged.

So, what to do during the slow dance? Anyway, don't be silent! Wait a bit (10-15 seconds) and start a conversation. No need to tell your whole life or lay out detailed information about your hobbies and habits to a girl. No need to interrogate the girl herself! The conversation should be light and casual. Choose a neutral topic, but at the same time be sincere, show interest. For starters, you can ask if the girl likes music. You can note how fun the holiday is, how great the party is organized, or how skillfully the DJ at the disco works today. A little later, say that the girl dances well. Just don’t lie frankly: if a girl stepped on your foot five times during a dance, it’s better to keep silent about her dancing skills. If the girl herself suggested some topic for conversation, keep the conversation going, but make sure that your speech does not turn into a monologue.

While slow dancing, look the girl in the face. Your eyes should be fixed on her eyes, and not on your partner's chest, shoulders or "nowhere". The girl should not get the impression that during the dance you are thinking about something extraneous (even if you really are).

If you step on your partner's foot, excuse yourself calmly and continue the dance. Don't worry, it happens to everyone. If a girl steps on your feet, do not show that you are unhappy. If possible, pretend not to notice.

And most importantly, enjoy the dance!

After the dance, don't forget to thank the girl and take her to her place.

Being invited to a party or a club, we often find ourselves at a loss, because there we will have to not only communicate, but, most likely, also dance. Perhaps the event will be attended by people who will need to express their respect in this way, show courtesy. And if a passion is present at this party, the question of how to dance correctly and gracefully becomes even more important.

Of course, this had to be done back in school or university years, but then everything was different, and now ” will require more serious skills.

Medlyak

Not a single disco can do without it, especially if you need to get to know and chat with your favorite member of the opposite sex. Often, guys are embarrassed to approach the girls, and the latter - to answer the invitation, if it nevertheless took place, with consent.

Most often, the reason lies in the lack of confidence in one's abilities. In fact, there is nothing complicated in the process itself - you just swing left and right, moving in a circle in time with your partner. It is not difficult to dance the slow dance itself, the main thing is to know how to behave correctly when invited, during the dance itself and at the end of it.

Invitation

If you, even being very modest, decide to take the initiative, do not show that you are worried. Keep in mind that a man can also get excited about such an offer.

Things to remember:

  • Smile. This will make you and your partner less anxious;
  • Man in front. Regardless of which of you initiated the dance, a young man should take the girl by the hand to the dance floor. At this point, awkwardness may arise. To avoid it, just take his hand, and then slow down on the way to the dance floor, letting him go ahead;
  • Seeing your partner's undisguised excitement, tell him directly that there is nothing to worry about, and that you are not a professional dancer either.


If the young man himself invited you, you only need to smile, extend your hand in response to the guy's outstretched right hand and follow him to the site. Of course, you shouldn’t show excessive slowness, but jumping up from a chair while the guy hasn’t even voiced the proposal yet, and walking ahead of him, too.

Feel free to invite your crush, but it is advisable to do so when "white" is announced. » dance. Don't worry if you think you haven't learned how to dance properly yet, because your gesture itself will be highly appreciated.

Dance

An important role in it is played by the position of the hands. The woman's right hand should be in the man's hand, and his right hand should be on the girl's back (closer to the middle). The woman's left hand should be located at the level of the partner's shoulder. Clasped hands should be bent at the elbows, and the hands should be at a level just below the shoulders.

The music itself will tell you how to dance correctly to a particular composition, and in the meantime you control your position and your behavior:


  • Watch your hands. Movements will lose style if the hands wander or dangle in an ugly way. It is also important to follow the hands of a man - if you are unfamiliar, it is unacceptable that they fall below the waist. Do not be afraid to offend the young man by hinting at decency - in this way you will not offend him, but show prudence;
  • The distance between the dancers should be 15-30 cm. If you are not in a love relationship with a partner, you cannot shorten the distance, it should be at least 30 cm. As a couple in love, you can approach each other, hug, but still have respect to others - restrain your romantic impulses;
  • It is also important to watch your feet. They should be spaced at a distance of about 30-40 cm, so that it is convenient for you to take steps. As a rule, in the initial position and when moving, the girl's legs are between the legs of a young man;
  • You can look each other in the face if you are well acquainted with a person or are in a love relationship with him. Otherwise, the girl can tilt her head a little to the left, and the man - to the right (you can vice versa, if it's convenient).

Your arms, torso and legs should move in the same direction, creating a single composition of movements. Otherwise, you will bring discomfort to yourself and your partner.

Having decided to move a little, you can, without stopping the slow move, move in the right direction, taking the initiative in your own hands for a while. You can communicate your intention to your partner so that there are no misunderstandings and embarrassment.

A girl on the move is always led. Don't try to lead, even if you find the leader a little awkward. Most importantly, don't forget to listen to the music and move to the beat. Slow is usually a reason to communicate, so talk with a partner, especially if you are interested in him as a member of the opposite sex.

After the dance

Show respect for the person you danced with. A girl just needs to smile, a man usually makes a nod or a shallow bow.

It is good manners for a young man to say thank you for dancing. If the guy plans to continue to communicate with the girl, he needs to take her to the table.

But different events do not attract one by one.

Lezginka

The ability to express yourself in this passionate dance may be needed if you go, for example, to a theme party. Often it is danced at weddings, corporate parties and other events.


In this folk dance, the leading role went to a man who, through a lezginka, shows his feelings for a woman. Dynamic and incendiary movements of girls should also be graceful and beautiful. At the same time, the partner should be modest, her eyes should look at the floor, and only occasionally they need to be raised to give the partner a languid look.

Lezginka is an expression of emotions, but a girl's hands, hair and even her outfit should not touch a man. Like Eastern young women, you must show chastity in the dance.

In general, the meaning of the dance lies in the desire of the man to block the girl's way, and the partner should avoid any contact with him. But in more detail about how to properly dance a lezginka for a guy and a girl, you can learn in the lessons at the choreographic school or from video lessons.

Hip-hop

This style has been known for a long time and does not lose its popularity. At any disco you can show your talent by performing this dance. It is attractive for its rhythm and the fact that in hip-hop you can perform various movements borrowed from other styles. It is believed that this name refers only to the direction in music, and the dances are called "street dances".

Despite the fact that hip-hop is all about freedom of movement, you still need to learn the basics - with a trainer or video lessons, as is the case with lezginka and many other genres.

After studying the basics, you will understand what the technique of performance is, which will help you to fully master the genre and independently select the elements of the dance, which must necessarily be interconnected when composing a composition.


If you're really into hip-hop, remember that you'll need special clothing - athletic, loose-fitting. All street dancers wear a baseball cap and sneakers. From hairstyles, you can pick up a short haircut or dreadlocks. Heavy metal jewelry will complement this look.

How to learn to dance shuffle - Lifehacker

December 15, 2019LikbezSports and Fitness

Master the basic movements, and then improvise and get high.

Iya Zorina

Author of Lifehacker, athlete, Candidate Master of Sports

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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.

Heel

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.

T‑step

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.

Rocking

You jump on one foot, and 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.

Charleston

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.

Diamond

First you put your feet crosswise with your toes outward, then you also spread your legs apart with a jump.

Slides

One leg is straight, standing 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.

Scissors

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.

Sidekick

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 leave 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 up the music and improvise

Surely you have favorite songs to shuffle to.


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