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Learn About Lite Feet – The Newest Evolution in Hip Hop Dance.
If you’ve been to New York City recently, chances are you’ve already stumbled across Lite Feet – the newest evolution in Hip Hop dance.
Wanna learn more about Hip Hop in general? Check out: What is Hip Hop?
The underground movement has taken place, literally, underground, with cyphers, shows, and battles popping off in subway cars around the city.
Unlike singular street performers, young Lite Feet dancers gather to do more than entertain. There’s a sense of community, camaraderie, and EXPLOSIVE energy that you can feel in every performance.
Now, for the first time ever, you can learn to be just as explosive and hype as today’s Lite Feet dancers, with our new “Intro to Lite Feet” program taught by Mr. YouTube – one of the original creators of Lite Feet!
Read on to learn everything you need to know before starting your Lite Feet journey. 👇
The name “Lite Feet” refers to the (almost) weightless footwork that’s used in many of the foundational moves.
Some of the most popular moves include:
The Tone Wop
The Chicken Noodle Soup
And the Rev Up
Similar to Breaking, many of the moves are fast, high-energy, and athletic.
And since most of the moves were made to “wow” an audience, mind-blowing shoe tricks and hat tricks are also an integral part of Lite Feet’s vocabulary.
As the Lite Feet battle scene evolved, a move called the “Lock In” also emerged, which serves as an exclamation point that ends each routine.
For Mr. YouTube, sharing Lite Feet with the global dance community was always the dream.
And with our users and audience around the world asking to learn Lite Feet on STEEZY Studio, we knew it’d be the perfect partnership.
Here’s the scoop on how Mr. YouTube developed the ultimate beginner Lite Feet program on STEEZY, and his personal tips for getting started.
What do you want your students to learn from your Lite Feet program?
Lite Feet is freestyle-based, but we approached the program in an organized way so that you can understand the progression of the steps, the history of the culture, AND THE MUSIC! You gotta understand it all in order to dance with feeling. We can’t go back 15 years to the first few parties, but we can pass on the knowledge – organic and original.
Since Lite Feet is freestyle-based, should new dancers start by focusing on technique? Or creativity?
I want all of the students to gravitate toward whatever they feel when they take this course. If they feel like they want to compete, they can dig into the techniques of the course and build those. If you’re a more casual dancer, you’ll get dope moves that you can pass off to others and just have fun with. I’m not just in one lane of dance – so I want my students to be able to do whatever they want with it!
How did you choose which moves to teach in the Lite Feet program?
Starting around 2004, there were a lot of party dances circulating that became the foundation for Lite Feet. I wanted to teach the core moves from that era cause they really sparked the movement – including some that I created myself.
Any tips for dancers who have never used STEEZY, but wanna try “Intro to Lite Feet”?
Yuh! STEEZY has a ton of features that you can use in all the classes. There are two cameras so you can watch from front or back. And you can play sections on loop while you practice. I’ve been doing this for 15 years and I still practice every day. Use the looping mode to drill each move in the program to really get it down.
Once you master the moves technically, how can you add your own flavor?
When you hit a Lite Feet track, it makes you want to move. It’s fast, in your face, and has that groove. So you don’t have to worry about how you add your own character, you just need to focus on the music. If you connect with the song and just allow yourself to get down, your natural style will start to show itself over time.
Ready to start your Lite Feet training?
💥👣 Click here to start “Intro to Lite Feet” on STEEZY Studio 👣💥
A Dancer's Guide to Knowing What Dance to Do to a Song » Dance With Brandee
A Dancer’s Guide to Knowing What Dance to Do
What Dance Do I Do to This Song?Here’s how to your dance music know-how
Dancers, have you ever found yourself standing on the sidelines for the first half of each song trying to figure out what dance is supposed to be done to the music? Like my students you might be wondering: How do I know what dance to do to a song?
Many events help you out by announcing each song’s dance or posting a set list for your reference. Even then, some songs work equally well for more than one dance, so being able to match dances to songs is a skill to develop. And of course, you’ll need that skill at weddings and private parties that don’t have these dance aids.
Until there’s an app for it, I want to help you develop your dance music know-how. Of course, there are lots of variables in dancing and music, exceptions to the rules, etc. But I’m going to keep this simple, so consider this a rough guide to figuring out what to dance to a song.
No Hard and Fast Rules
First of all, unless you’re at a dance competition, know that there are no hard and fast rules for which dance must be performed to a particular song. You get to choose the dance you want to do. That said, when you fit a dance well to a song, it’s easier to keep rhythm, to express the character of the dance, and overall, it tends to just feel better.
And some dances’ music is unique enough that it will hit you clearly. For example, Tangos have a distinctive staccato rhythm and dramatic. Once you’ve heard a few Tangos, without needing to think, you’ll just know it’s a Tango.
For the rest, it’s really just a process of elimination. As you become more experienced, hearing the dance in most songs will become more automatic.
5 Easy Steps to Determine What Dance to Do
1. Get a Feel for the Song’s SpeedAsk: What’s the speed of this song?
Start by determining the song’s tempo (i.e., it’s speed.) This simply means getting a feel for whether the song is slow or fast or somewhere in between.
Sometimes the instrumentation or vocals in a song can fake you out. For example, a song may sound very upbeat but actually have a rather slow beat. Until you get good at gauging a song’s tempo, just tap your toes or fingers to the beat of the song, becoming a human metronome for its true speed.
Once you know if the song is slow or fast (or somewhere in between), you can then rule out some dances. For example, if the song is fast, then all the slower dances are out, such as Rumba, Nightclub Two Step and Slow Waltz. Or if the song is really slow, you can cross off Cha Cha, Salsa, East Coast Swing and Viennese Waltz.
Note: As a beginner, you’ll likely only be comfortable dancing in a narrow tempo range for each dance. So if you identify a song as Cha Cha but find yourself unable to keep up with the music, it doesn’t necessarily mean you made a mistake identify it as a Cha Cha—you just may not be experienced enough to dance to the full tempo range for Cha Cha.
If you’re curious, check out this list of tempo ranges for each dance (this is one person’s idea of good tempos, not an official list). In case you’re interested, here are the official tempos used at ballroom dance competitions.
2. Rule Out If It’s a WaltzWaltzes have 3 beats in a measure (instead of 4)
As you’re tapping out the speed of a song, count the beats. If it’s easy to count 1-2-3-4 it’s not a Waltz. However, if counting in four’s feels off, try counting in three’s: 1-2-3, 1-2-3.
Most songs are in 4/4-time, meaning there are four beats in each measure. However, Waltzes are in 3/4-time, with only three beats in each measure. (There are other time signatures, but 4/4 and 3/4 are main ones you’ll encounter.)
If 1-2-3 matches the music, you’ll know it’s a Waltz. And having already gauged the song’s speed, you can immediately determine whether it’s a Slow Waltz (slower) or Viennese Waltz (about twice as fast as Slow Waltz).
3. Listen to Its Rhythm/FeelWhat’s the rhythm or feel of the song?
If the song isn’t a Waltz, your next step is to pay attention to the song’s rhythm or feel. Is it happy, romantic, dramatic, bluesy, melancholic, or funky? Does it have a Latin/Afro-Cuban beat? Does it make you want to bounce, glide, twirl or march? Listening to the songs’ rhythm and character will help you sort it into one of a few broad categories: Ballroom, Latin, Swing, or other (Hustle, Country Western, Nightclub Two Step, etc.).
For example, say the song has a Latin rhythm. The most common Latin dances in ballroom/social dancing are Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba and Salsa. Rumba is the only one of these with a slower, romantic feel. So if the song is like that, you’re ready to Rumba!
And if the song’s rhythm is upbeat, you can eliminate Rumba and then parse out which of the remaining three dances it might be. Samba has a very distinctive “boom-a-boom” percussive beat (think Brazilian Carnaval music). If you’re hearing that, it’s probably a Samba. If you’re not, congratulations, you’ve narrowed it down to a Cha Cha or Salsa.
4. When in Doubt, Step It OutDance in place to see what matches the music
Continuing with the same example, say you’ve figured out the song is either a Cha Cha or a Salsa. Cha Chas usually have a “cha-cha-cha” in their beat, although you may not be able to hear this until you have more experience.
At this point, it’s time to experiment with the basic steps in each dance. Do this on your own in place, so small and casual people might not even notice. Try a few Cha Cha basics and see how well your feet match the music. Then try the Salsa basic. Usually one will feel like the right fit and voila, you’ve successfully determined what dance to do to this song!See what dance others are doing
5. Or “Cheat” and Steal a Peek
If you’re still stumped after you’ve “stepped it out,” have a look and see what others are dancing. As a beginner, it’s often best to look at intermediate-level dancers. Fellow novices are likely as lost as you are, and advanced dancers may be dancing fancy figures with so much styling and technique you won’t even recognize what they’re dancing as the same dance you know! Intermediate dancers, however, will know which dance to do to a song yet will still be dancing figures you can recognize.
Have Fun: Make into a Game!
I encourage you to make a game out of matching dances to songs when you’re not out dancing. Play the “What Could I Dance to This Song” game when you’re listening to music at home, in the car or when you hear a tune playing at a store or on the street.Make a game out of matching dances to music
Of course, all music isn’t made for partner dancing (e.g., classical, electronica, hip hop and even many pop tunes). So to make it easier on yourself you may want to listen to songs pre-selected for a dancing, such as those off a ballroom dance practice CD or from a recommended playlist like this.
Remember, ultimately which dance to do is your choice, so have fun and feel free to be creative. That said, be respectful of other dancers on the floor. For example, make sure you use proper floor etiquette, especially if you decide to do a dance that’s different from what the majority on the floor is doing. If doing a traveling dance, stay on the outside track, moving in the line of dance; if doing a spot (non-traveling) dance, dance in the center of the floor.
Over time the process of matching songs to dances will become faster and simpler. You may even find yourself mentoring new dancers on the subject!
Dance school for beginner adults.Dance training
Dance is an art that can transform you. Dance classes for adults will help you unleash your creativity and boost your self-esteem. You can start dancing at any age - in this area, age really does not matter. If you are 20, 30 or 40 years old, you will definitely succeed in reaching heights in this art.
Daria Sagalova's dance school for adults invites you to attend classes. Our professional teachers will teach you how to move beautifully, help you improve your physical shape, gain self-confidence. After our lessons you will feel more comfortable not only in the club, but also in everyday life.
How the classes work
Daria Sagalova's dance school for adults is training without prior preparation, "from scratch". Classes are suitable for any age, body type and musical taste. All you need to do is bring the appropriate form with you. Clothing depends on the chosen direction. For example, if you want to practice body ballet, you need tight leggings and a T-shirt. If your choice is hip-hop, loose pants and a loose or fitted t-shirt are more suitable. The main thing is that you feel comfortable. If you are not sure which form is better to choose, our teachers will always tell you.
Dance classes for adults in our school in Moscow are taught only by professional teachers with extensive experience. They regularly improve their skills and participate in variety projects. Under the guidance of a professional, you can quickly learn new things and reveal yourself in dance - the effect can be felt and seen after the first lesson. All lessons are held in a positive way, a friendly, cheerful atmosphere always reigns in the hall. Any lesson begins with a warm-up, after which the load gradually increases. The lesson ends with relaxation exercises.
Do you want to study with pleasure, in comfortable conditions and quickly see progress? Then the dance school for adults Daria Sagalova is for you!
- Comfort training . We care about our guests, so we have equipped comfortable rooms. Each has air conditioning, non-slip flooring and plenty of mirrors so you can see yourself from different angles. We provide all the necessary equipment for classes, from mats to elastic bands. The spacious changing rooms also have everything you need: a shower, a hairdryer, comfortable lockers.
- Any style you like . In our dance classes for adults, you can learn absolutely any kind of choreography. We offer not only classic strip plastic, trendy pop choreography and high-hills, but also such non-standard directions as Afro jazz, Krump and Conteporary.
- Opportunity to demonstrate your skills . Upon completion of the training, you will master your body at the level of professional dancers. In order for you to have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills, we arrange our own reporting concerts. Our most successful students are involved in regular concerts, festivals, filming, competitions. With us you will have the opportunity to perform at the Olympic, State Kremlin Palace, Crocus City Hall and other major venues in the capital.
Not sure which direction is right for you? For you, we have compiled a detailed description of each type of choreography - the information is available on our website. You can learn more from our administrators of the official Vkontakte group. If you want to try a new direction for yourself, our dance school in Moscow for adults offers a trial lesson absolutely free! Groups are open throughout the year.
School of modern and street dance Trix Family offers you dance training for beginners, intermediates, adults and children in the following areas: Hip-Hop dance, Breakdance, Booty Dance, Twerk, Dancehall, Stretching, Go-Go, Experimental, Body Work and other dance styles, with each of which you can learn more by going to the appropriate tab on this page.
If you have never been involved in dancing or sports before, don't be afraid and don't worry =)) 80% of our students come to us with this level. That is why we have formed groups in which dance training for beginners takes place from scratch. We are sure that everyone can learn to dance, if there is a desire, conditions and a competent teacher. Our choreographers have developed teaching methods that make it possible to quickly learn to dance from scratch, while we guarantee that you will enjoy from the very first training, gradually plunging deeper into the dance world. The "training for beginners" course is designed in such a way that as your physical performance improves from training to training, the complexity of the dance elements will increase, which, drawing you along, will rapidly develop your dancing skills.
Modern dance training free of charge - trial lessons
\"It is better to see once than hear a hundred times!\". But believe me... It's better to try once than to see a hundred times! And hear or read 1000 times =)) We are waiting for you for a free trial lesson for learning any type of dance that you find on this page.
If you have not yet decided on the type of dance for training, then the best way to understand yourself is to come to a trial lesson, feel the style for yourself, appreciate the atmosphere and the skill of the teacher. Our dance school provides everyone with a unique opportunity ABSOLUTELY FREE to understand themselves and evaluate the direction in free trial classes. Also, we often organize open lessons and master classes in all types of dances we practice.
If you have not yet decided on the choreographer you would like to go to! We offer a great opportunity to find the best for yourself - come to a free trial lesson with each teacher and determine the one you would like to study with. For example, in Hip-Hop we have 6 teachers... who is the best? See what you need. If you want to learn how to freestyle - then this teacher, if you want to put on a good polecat - then another, if you want fun training, then the third one. Each coach has his own chip and his own approach to training.
Teaching children to dance
The studio organizes teaching children to dance hip-hop. Dance classes for beginners are held, and then the development of skills in groups. Hip-hop is an element of street culture, it allows everyone to express their individuality. So that everyone can develop their own style, we provide training for girls and boys during dance classes.
Our school-studio also conducts dance training for adults in Moscow. It is proposed to master dance training from scratch, technique and improve your own style. We provide dance lessons for girls and boys. We train men to dance hip-hop. Today, this style is very popular, hip-hop elements are used at parties, it is included in the performances of pop stars. Therefore, we offer training in club dances in this style, as well as training in pair dances.
Dance training for beginners at Trix Family School:
- High professionalism of teaching, use of own methods.
- Classes are held in different age groups: dance lessons for adults and children. For each category of students, the methodology takes into account the characteristics of physical development and the level of psychological perception.
- Each student has the opportunity to choose the type of classes that suits him, including dance lessons individually under the guidance of an experienced master.
- Dance classes develop physical capabilities, coordination of movements, the ability to control one's body. They heal and contribute to the development of mental abilities of children.
- Conducting interesting events, master classes, during which students get the opportunity to communicate with famous masters.
- Participation in competitions allows you to prove yourself and test your strength, gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the level of skill and teaches you how to win.
- The studio brings together people connected by a common hobby, helps to find friends.
Our school conducts dance classes in Moscow for adults, including beginners. If you've always wanted to learn how to dance, but didn't dare to take the last step, come join us. Our lessons are conducted by friendly, positive-minded trainers who will be glad to see you, regardless of your experience.
You can learn to dance from scratch at any age and with any build and physical abilities. To do it beautifully, you need to learn to hear the music and follow its flow. And of course, you will need a professional trainer to help you if you come to dance lessons for beginners.
Beginning adults in our school are taught:
- Latin American ballroom dancing: cha-cha-cha, samba, rumba, paso doble, jive
- Classical ballroom dancing: waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, Viennese waltz
- Argentine tango
- Club latin: salsa, merengue, bachata.
We have beginner groups in Latin American dance, club Latin, European dance, choreography. And of course, individual lessons are available for all types of dances.
In many schools dance lessons for beginners are taught by low-class trainers, but in our school even beginner adults are taught by eminent trainers, international class dancers. It is very important that dance training from scratch is done correctly. After all, danced errors are very difficult to correct. By learning from professionals, you will dance better and more technically, and therefore have more fun.
Dance lessons for beginners are held in the very center of Moscow, a stone's throw from Park Kultury metro station and Marksistskaya metro station. Dance classes for beginner adults are held in a spacious hall of 400m2, with parquet floors and mirrored walls. A rare dance school for beginners can boast of such a hall. The hall is ideal for lessons for beginner dancers, as beginners will not encounter at every step sports couples rushing at a frantic pace across the parquet.
In our dance school, we pay maximum attention to beginner dancers, regardless of their level of skills and abilities. Our groups are small, there are no crowds of people in the hall, so all comfortable conditions are created for dancing.
Ballroom dancing imposes its own limitations on training for beginners, because with age, coordination, speed and plasticity of movements deteriorate. That is why our trainers have developed a special set of exercises and a special technique for those who want to learn to dance from scratch in adulthood.
Our school has moderate prices for beginners' dance classes, given that the classes are taught by real dance stars. We do not have club cards, you pay only for the classes themselves.
Finally, our most fervent desire is that every student gets the most out of their lessons. Aspiring dancers come to our school with different goals. Someone wants to shine at parties, someone wants to improve their figure, someone wants to meet new people, someone wants to compete successfully. Our dance school pays special attention to those who came to learn from scratch. We try to ensure that everyone can achieve their goal, and that learning to dance from scratch takes place in a pleasant, festive atmosphere.
Do you want to move beautifully, have the grace of professional dancers, but have never done choreography or sports before? It is for you that a dance school in Moscow for beginners Daria Sagalova was created. Classes in our studio will help improve coordination of movements, increase endurance, make the figure more athletic and toned. It is equally important that the teachers of the dance school for beginners will teach you how to control your body, control every movement. Over time, you will be able to reach your full potential, learn to feel the music and express your emotions in choreography.
At the same time, dancing for beginners is, first of all, a pleasant pastime, where the age, weight and height of the students absolutely do not matter. But if in the future you want your achievements to be seen and appreciated by everyone, we will provide such an opportunity. To do this, we regularly arrange reporting concerts and performances in Moscow. Also, successful students of our studio take part in contests and competitions. And in the future, there is an opportunity to participate in large on-air concerts at venues such as the Kremlin State Palace, the Olympic and others.
Dancing for beginners - comfortable environment and quick results
Regardless of the direction of dancing, groups for classes are completed in such a way that everyone is comfortable: beginners will practice with the same beginners and lack of skills will not become an obstacle. A great contribution to the creation of a comfortable environment is made by our professional teachers. They easily find an individual approach to each student and optimal methods that will provide the best result. They will tell you about all areas and advise the most suitable group for training. Under the guidance of an experienced dance teacher, beginner students will be able to systematically increase the load, learn to feel the rhythm and adapt to it.
How is teaching at our school different from others?
More than half of the students who come to our studio have never studied choreography before. That is why we form groups where beginners are trained in dancing from scratch. Here you will feel comfortable and enjoy every lesson, gradually plunging deeper into the dance world. The courses are designed in such a way that along with the improvement of your physical performance, the level of complexity of the elements that are performed in the lesson will also increase. So, step by step, you will master the direction, reaching significant heights. The dance school for beginners Daria Sagalova in Moscow not only helps to improve physical fitness, but is also a meeting place for people united by a common hobby, among whom it is easy to find new friends.
How do I sign up for classes?
If you have already decided that Daria Sagalova's dance school for beginners is right for you, but you cannot choose a direction, the best solution is to come to a free trial lesson. So you can feel the style and appreciate the atmosphere in the classroom. Sometimes it is not easy to choose a teacher, because many areas are led by two or three masters at once. And each teacher has his own approach to teaching and his own "chips", for example, he teaches freestyle very well or is especially scrupulous in working out the details. Trial lessons will also help you here - sign up for the first free lesson right now! To do this, just call us or leave a request through the form on the site.
Do not know which direction to choose? Sign up right now - our manager will contact you and tell you everything.
Dancing is an art, a way to relax and get fit. The studios offer professional dance classes for beginner adults in Moscow - anyone will learn how to move correctly to the music. It is important to choose a school where experienced trainers teach - they will be mentors on the way to achieving the goal.
Benefits of dancing
To improve the state of health, dancing is useful, giving a charge of positive emotions. Such a pastime helps to strengthen:
- the cardiovascular system, normalize blood circulation and blood pressure;
- respiratory system, reduce the risk of colds;
- skeletal system, develop joints.
In addition, an even posture appears, shoulders straighten, the figure becomes slim and toned. Dancing relieves excess weight, improves mood, self-esteem and energy - these pluses are the reason for attending special lessons.
Dance classes for beginners in Moscow: choosing a studio
Beginners who want to learn to dance first think about how to choose a school so as not to be disappointed from the very beginning. Solve for yourself the main problem - why do you need dancing. Maybe you want to make it a hobby, a distraction from everyday worries - then a regular studio is enough to get amateur skills. If you want to make dancing your life's work, then choose a school with vocational training.
The correct training schedule is one of the most important criteria for dancing
After defining the objectives, adhere to the following criteria:
- Dance direction. Pay attention to what classes the studios offer: ballroom, Latin American, modern dance, or both. Choose according to your specific needs.
- Cost of lessons. In this case, the budget plays an important role - how much money you can allocate for classes. Find out if the school provides discounts, bonuses, and what subscriptions it offers.
- Working hours. Specify what hours the training sessions are held, set the optimal time for visiting the studio.
- Reputation. Read the reviews, watch the performances of the students - this way you will get a general idea of the school. The main thing is not only how well they teach, but also the environment in which you will be, because this also affects the final result.
When choosing a studio, consider its location - it will take a long time to get to it or not. Focus on the availability of changing rooms and showers, the size of the hall and the number of people in the group. Work out individually if you are not comfortable working out with other people. To make dance classes for beginner adults in Moscow interesting and not cause discomfort, follow these simple rules for choosing a studio.
A good coach is a guarantee of excellent results
Finding a coach is a serious and responsible business. Only thanks to a professional teacher success is achieved. Do not try to get trained by a famous dancer who has many awards and vast experience. It may turn out that a teacher will turn out to be nothing from him. In addition to that, he won't have time to train other people as he will have to prepare for competitions and performances.
A popular dance school with a good reputation does not mean that it has good teachers. Rating is gained not only due to this indicator. On the contrary, masters of their craft can work in a little-known studio, able to teach any person the skills of dance. Read reviews - grateful students will not write badly about their teacher. Attend trial classes with different coaches, evaluate their skills and ability to establish contact with the wards.
Algorithm of dance lessons for beginners
You have come to dance lessons for beginners in Moscow for the first time and do not know what lies ahead - this causes a certain fear. There is nothing to be afraid of, the main thing is to prepare for training. Choose a comfortable form of clothing and shoes - in this case, be guided by the style direction. For ballroom dancing, a simple short dress and low-heeled shoes are suitable, Pole Dance provides a short top, shorts and Czechs.
Warm-up allows you to prepare for an effective workout
Each session is divided into three stages:
- Warm-up. Muscles are warmed up and prepared for movement, which is necessary to prevent injury.
- Main body. Beginners learn the basic dance elements and reinforce them.
- Completion. The load gradually decreases, breathing and heart rate are restored.
Beginning students can consult with teachers and attend additional classes if they do not understand the material they are learning. With group training, it is important that a friendly atmosphere reigns - this way you will feel more confident and liberated. Communicate with other students, share your achievements and failures - this will allow you not to repeat the mistakes of others and motivate you to follow your goal.
Where to learn to dance in Moscow - Anix Dance 9 pole dancing school0007
In the professional dance studio Anix Dance, every beginner adult dancer will try himself in the directions, and others. Our qualified trainers will teach everyone, help in mastering the elements. How to learn how to dance shuffle - Lifehacker
Author of Lifehacker, athlete, CCM
This style of dance 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.
This is the most basic and essential shuffle movement. You can do it in three different ways.
The movement begins by bending your knee and lifting one leg. Next, you need to simultaneously put both legs - supporting and raised - at a distance of one step from each other.
The raised leg is placed forward on a full foot, the standing one behind slips back on the ball of the foot and remains on it - the heel is not placed on the floor. The weight is evenly distributed between the two legs.
After that, it remains to return to the starting position. To do this, the front leg slides back, and at the same time, the back leg is pulled up. You find yourself in the starting position and repeat the cycle. The movement itself is soft and springy: do not stick into the floor, keep your legs relaxed.
This is a lighter and faster running man look that may be needed for some combinations. Here you put your foot not on the whole foot, but on the heel. At the same time, the one standing behind remains on the toe.
In this variation, the foot is placed forward on the pad. At the same time, the one standing behind also remains on the ball of the foot, and the body leans slightly back.
In this movement, one foot constantly makes a “herringbone” - turns the heel in and out - and the second touches the floor and immediately rises back.
When the heel of the skating leg turns inward, the toe of the other leg touches the floor; when outward, the other leg rises, turning the knee inward.
It turns out two positions: closed - when the legs are wrapped with the knees inward, and one leg is raised, and open - when the legs are turned out with the knees outward, and the toe touches the floor. Practice doing the T-step in both directions: slowly at first, then with acceleration.
You jump on one foot while the other touches the floor in different places: on the side of the supporting leg, across, behind - anywhere you want. You can put your foot on the toe or on the heel - the latter is called a kick. The supporting leg can simply rise low or perform a T-step - move the heel out and in.
To begin, you turn your knees and toes inward and lift one leg. Then turn your toes and knees outward, and put your raised leg forward crosswise. Repeat the same with the other leg.
All movement occurs on the balls of the feet, the heels do not fall to the floor. You can move both forward and backward.
First you put your feet crosswise with your toes outward with a jump, then you also spread your legs to the sides with a jump.
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.
From the starting position - standing with a raised leg, as in Running man - you turn your hips to the side with a jump and put your legs crosswise.
The front foot is on the heel, the back foot is on the ball. Then you jump back to the starting position and do the same on the other side.
From the starting position, you turn your hips to the side with a jump and spread your legs a step apart from each other. The standing foot in front is placed on the heel, the standing one behind remains on the pillow. Then, with a jump, you collect your legs and do the same on the other side.
Try other variations of the basic shuffle movements
You can perform basic movements in different directions: forward and backward, turning around. This will give you more freedom to improvise.
Running man variations
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.
You can lower your foot on the toe, on the whole foot, touch the floor to the side of the supporting leg or forward and behind it.
You can also keep the other leg on the floor at all - leave it on the toe and turn the knee in and out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.