How to learn dance steps for beginners


10 Basic Dance Moves Anyone Can Learn

Do you ever watch someone dance and wonder how they come up with moves so easily?

Great dancers often master a specific set of moves that they can fall back on again and again.

Read on for 10 basic dance moves you can learn in minutes and use every time you wanna dance.

P.S. You can learn all of these moves for FREE on STEEZY Studio! No cc required. 😉

1. The Two-Step

When I first started dancing at parties, the Two-Step was the first move that truly came naturally to me.

It really is as simple as stepping from side to side to the beat!

If you're looking for something foolproof that allows you to just groove and enjoy the music...

Boom. Here it is.

2. The Monestary

This move was born in a club called Monestary out in St. Louis!

It’s built on a Two-Step, so if you took that class, you’ve already got a foundation for the footwork.

But rather than bringing your feet together, you’ll tap them to the front with your knee and foot turned inward.

Then, as you tap the feet, you’ll move your arms and shoulders in a circular movement.

3. Booty Pop (Side To Side)

Like the Woah, this sexy move is super TikTok-friendly – but with more feminine energy.

To do a booty pop to the side, you’re gonna bend your knees, put your hands on one knee, and then bring the other leg from bent to straight while turning your knee inward.

If you’re a long-haired baddie, be sure to keep all your hair on one side so it doesn’t flop in your face as you pop!

Read this article on How To Dance Sexy to get more tips on pulling off moves like this one!

4. The Billy Bounce

Surprise – this club-ready move is built on… a bounce!

But what makes it unique is that your knees will come inward on each bounce rather than just up and down.

Once you’ve got the funky lil knee bounce down, you’ll add in an upward kick on each side.
The best thing about this move is that while the footwork takes a few minutes to learn, you don’t necessarily need to add an arm movement to make it look cool.

Just keep your arms front and center.

5. The Woah

Even if you’re not actively involved in the dance community, you’ve probably seen people hitting the Woah – on TikTok, Reels... all over your newsfeed!

Whether you wanna make a viral video of your own, or you’re just looking for a fun, basic dance move to pull out at the clerb, this one is too good not to learn.

Since the locking arm motion is so sharp and pronounced, use the Woah to accent the heaviest bass beats in your favorite songs.

6. The Dougie

Yes, the Dougie is a real dance move!

Like the Two-Step, you’ll be shifting your weight from side to side, but this time, adding some shoulder movements and a lil more attitude.

Try this one out to some songs other than the one that made it famous – you’ll find it works with any hype beat.

7. Scoop Arm Into Hip Sway

Sooo this one is more of combo than a move, but it only takes a few minutes to learn and it works with any fun sassy song…

So it deserves to be here, ok?!

For this move, you’re gonna scoop your arm across your chest, then bring it over your head, and finally point it in front of your chest.

Once you point the arm in front of you, you’ll sway your hips from side to side and groove it out.

8. The Bust Down

The Bust Down was popularized by LA rapper, Blueface, in his 2019 club jam “Thotiana”.

You’re gonna grab your belt, put one arm in the air, and allow your body to dip with the beat.

Note: Licking your eyebrows like Blueface is fun, but not required. 😛

9. The Biz Markie

The Biz Markie is an old school party dance inspired by, you guessed it, rapper Biz Markie!

It rose to popularity in the 90s, when Biz Markie himself began performing it on stage.

As you practice it, remember to allow your shoulders to bounce – the bounce is what gives this move its cool, laidback flavor.

Wanna learn more about classic Hip Hop moves? Read this: How To Dance Hip Hop for Beginners

10. The Humpty

For this bouncy move, you’re gonna circle your hips to one side as your bend your knees.

Then, you’ll jump and cross your legs, allowing your feet to tap the floor briefly before you jump back to your original legs apart position.

Once you’ve got that down, you can complete the move by adding in a windmill motion with your arms.

The leg cross in this move makes it perfect for any Hip Hop song that features a double bass (aka that BOOM BOOM sound that you hear in songs like “Lip Gloss” by Lil Mama)

We hope you enjoyed learning some of our favorite basic dance moves.

Of course, this list is just a start!

In addition to the 10 moves on this list, STEEZY Studio has 100+ other FREE beginner classes where you can learn step-by-step from the world’s best teachers.

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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard

You don’t need to lift weights or join a fitness class to stay fit. There are creative ways of staying fit. Say dancing, recognized as a fitness workout, it promotes a healthier lifestyle, instils energy, and gives you confidence.

In this article, we will teach you some easy dance steps for beginners.

Starting out from the benefits to how fitness and dancing ally, Kathryn will make us wear her dancing shoes, and teach us how to tick on any beat we want.

Learning how to dance has a spectrum of benefits.

It just doesn’t make you physically fit and improves your cardiovascular health, but also has an immense impact on your mental well-being.

Dancing has a lot of physical and mental benefits even if you’re doing it at a beginners level. As well as being a cardiovascular aerobic excercise and burning a high amount of calories, it improves your posture, muscle tone, flexibility and core strength. It’s great for improving your memory and improving your mood too, dancing (like most exercise) releases endorphins and it’s a great way to work out because it’s really fun. 

We will see how dancing can impact on your fitness, mental-wellbeing and social life.

1. Burns Fat

Any physical workout to some extent will help you burn fat and lose weight. But if you can do that while dancing to a beat, then why not.

A study at the Journal of Physiological Anthropology shows that dancing helps weight-loss as much as aerobic workouts such as cycling and jogging do.

2. Flexibility

Cardio workouts are great for improving cardiovascular health and increasing endurance. However, dancing allows increased flexibility and reduces stiffness.

Dancing makes you twist and turn, stretching the body parts which you usually won’t flex. It can help you easy the joint pains and post-exercise soreness.

3. Strength

Believe it or not, dancing does strengthen your muscles and build endurance. A study in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity showed better balance through the strengthening of muscles.

Dancing requires faster movements and upright posture, which results in better control of your body. Quick steps and various angled movements develop muscle strength providing a full body workout.

Regular dancing results in building endurance allowing your muscles to function for longer without fatigue.

4. Confidence

Learning a new skill or getting better at anything boosts your confidence.

Learning how to dance is an even better source of improving self-esteem, as it carries multiple attractive elements.

Whether you are rocking a dance floor or part of a dance group, knowing how to dance is perceived to be quite engaging by the audience.

Knowing even a few dance steps and being able to perform them in public is one of the most effective confidence builders.

We can second that by this study at The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition which found that even weekly dancing can leave you with an increased level of euphoria and happier mood.

5. Creativity

Creativity allows your mind to wander and build something of your own with given information.

While dancing, your creative juices can start to flow if you learn the basics, practice and look to improvise your moves. That in itself is a form of intelligence which lets you explore yourself.

Getting creative with dancing is something amazing to watch, and you can express your real self once you start getting your steps right.

A study at Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience suggests that allowing yourself to be creative can expand your brain and create new neurons. Dancing is the perfect way to express yourself and flourish your creativity.

6. Memory

Several studies suggest that physical activity reduces the risk of mental problems later in life. Most of them are related to our long-term and short-term memories.

Dancing not just slows the aging of the brain, but also helps boost memory and reverse the volume loss in the hippocampus.

Hippocampus, what controls your memory in the brain, tends to shrink with age leading to mental problems such as dementia.

7. Stress & Depression

Working out is a great way to relieve stress. Dancing it out is even a better way to reduce stress. Imagine blasting your favorite music, shaking to the beat, and shredding fat.

Except that you need to know how to do it? Knowing a few dance steps is a great way to start your new hobby.

Once you get the hang of it, you won’t ever want to stop dancing, because it is that addictive and compelling.

Several studies have shown people who dance often have fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety. A study at Journal of Applied Gerontology suggests that music and dancing can significantly bring down stress levels.

8. Social

Dancing is great for health. Dancing with a partner or partners is even healthier.

A dance class is one of the best ways to make new friends. Imagine the bond when you start dancing with your classmates.

Dancing with other people also spills the benefits of social engagement with people of similar interests.

Dancing is easier than you think. Some people have a natural nag for it, but through building steps, dancing can be learned.

This is what Kathryn wants to establish for beginners who have never attempted dancing, to people who want to dance, but are shy and less-confident dancing.

5 Easy Dance Steps for Beginners (GIF)

The following steps are kept easy-to-follow yet fun. They are designed and chosen by Kathryn to build one’s confidence towards dancing and tapping their interests in dancing.

Even if you don’t have a natural talent for dancing, skills can always be learnt and improved with practice. Professional dancing takes years and years of dedication and practices so even though some choreography and movement will be out of reach for beginners that doesn’t mean you can’t still participate, improve and enjoy dancing to great music.

Step 1 –  Forward Walk

Four walks forward and strike a strong pose.

Step 2 – Kick Step

Kick step digs with a little hop x 4, Two on each leg.

Step 3 – Jump and Cross

Jump legs out apart in second, Jump them back in and cross one foot over the other x 4, Two with each leg in front.

Step 4 – Spin Turn

Cross the right foot over the left, and spin round to the front, taking to steps back out to legs in second.

Step 5 – Body Ripple Backwards

Two single body ripples to each side, then a double. Repeat x 2

So far, we have spoken about how dancing helps your fitness. Looking from the other side, it is also essential to stay fit through workouts and exercise if you want to be a better dancer.

You need to regularly workout so that you don’t injure yourself dancing. Injury can be caused for several reasons; weaker muscles, poor balance, less stamina, and limited endurance.

If you are getting into dancing, make sure you build fitness through some workout plan.

Do you know Pilates workout was popularized by dancers? Here is a 30-minute Pilates workout at home.

As a dancer I have to keep fit for my job, there’s so much competition and I’m constantly auditioning for jobs so I need to be physically fit and on top of my game to get work. 

It’s also not just about being physically fit for me, mental health is such a big aspect of it. If I work out in the morning or I’m rehearsing for a job and dancing most of the day I have a much more productive and positive day.  

Kathryn studied musical theatre at Bird College in London for three years, her strongest styles of dance being jazz, lyrical and commercial.

Before moving to Dubai she worked professionally in London dancing and modeling for 7 years gaining experience in music videos, commercials, television shows, and stage productions.

Kathryn has danced on commercials and for brands such as Burberry, L’Oreal, Charlotte Tilbury, Dyson. She worked with artists Rihanna, Steps, The Vamps, Jay Sean, Ellie Goulding, Storm Queen and has performed at the MTV awards, Children in Need, the Mobo awards, and the National Television awards.

She has loved working in Dubai these last few years, she’s had the opportunity to work for Rolex, YSL, perform for Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the Endurance Cup and perform at The Dubai World cup closing ceremony.

I’m so excited to be a brand ambassador for Squat Wolf. The quality of the products are amazing, and they look so good which makes perfect work out clothes for rehearsals.

90,000 12 life hacks, to quickly learn how to dance from Mamita Dance

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Author: Pavel Gather
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa and Tango

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Author: Pavel Pavel
Psychologist, Lecturer Salsa

on At the start, you always want to get a quick result. When it doesn't happen, the hypothesis arises that everything takes time. After a conditionally acceptable time, humility comes to mastering pair dances, which, perhaps, is not given, and I will just do what I learned somehow. nine0003

This is the most common story of those who believe that the mere act of attending a pair dance class is enough to learn how to dance.
Absolutely not. If you want to really dance well, you have to make an effort outside of the dance class. A good teacher will definitely be needed, but the initiative should be on your side.

1. Listen to music

The most common and accessible advice that is given already in the first lessons. And it definitely works. Music creates a certain atmosphere of the dance and intuitively you want to move to it. It doesn't matter where you listen to music - in the car, on headphones while walking or doing household chores. nine0003

An addition that will help you dance better is your active participation in the music. Sing along, dance or simply beat musical accents with any free parts of the body. In the subway, for example, it is enough to tap out bright moments with your fingers, in the car to sing along with sounds, and at home you can jump for pleasure.

2. Watch videos of good dancers

It's complicated, but also obvious. It’s more difficult, because without recommendations from more experienced dancers, unfortunately, it’s not so easy to find a good quality video on the net (I mean not the resolution quality, but the content itself). nine0003

Meaningful video viewing is about building an understanding of HOW dancers make a particular impression on a partner or viewer. Technology is at the heart of everything. Understanding how the pros do it is a big step forward.

It is important to distinguish a show from a disco dance, a staged performance from an improvisation, a stylized dance from an authentic one, etc. Ask for recommendations and dance teachers will always throw off a couple of videos of worthy landmarks. nine0007

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3. Dance in salsatecas/milongas/discotheques

A very delicate moment when it is worth coming to the first party. From a technical point of view, most students in 1-3 months have a sufficient set of figures and techniques to come and dance calmly. Psychologically, the same moment can be stretched out for an indefinite time. After all, it is imperative to “not lose face”, “learn more figures” and be sure what to do in case “there is an unfamiliar movement”. nine0003

In fact, the partygoers don't really care (except for a small layer of non-professional teachers who want to help inexperienced dancers by treating them as customers in the future). It is important to come and try dancing after a month of classes. You can only with friends or guys from your group. This will be enough to feel the adrenaline and inspiration from the dance.

4. Dance with partners or partners not of your level

The conventional wisdom that you need to practice in groups of your level does not withstand the test of experience. Perhaps now your eyes widened in surprise, and you want to meaningfully read the phrase again. Yes, you saw everything correctly: when you dance with a partner of your level, you don’t grow anywhere. nine0003

It's important to understand that not only does it work one way and you have to dance with cooler dancers, but it works even more effectively the other way. It is no coincidence that teaching pair dances dramatically raises the level of the teacher himself. You have an endless stream of very beginner dancers.

How it works. A more experienced partner needs to be "stretched". It's easy and obvious. With beginners, you need to take more initiative on yourself, see the general pattern of the dance more widely, turn on and insure more, try to be an example and be more careful. The quality of interaction begins to grow significantly. And wonderful partners too. nine0003

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5. Learn to dance for a partner and for a partner

Turks and Argentines are one of the best partners in the world. In Russia, partners are highly valued. Why? The answer is simple. In Argentina and Turkey, it is not questionable for men to ask another man to lead in one piece or another and give feedback on the quality of the lead. For them, it will be a great shame to hear moralizing from a partner, or even more so to be known in the community as an insecure partner. nine0003

In Russia, due to the constant, often far-fetched, opinion that there are more women in pair dances, partners calmly get up and study their partner's part. Such partners then grow into very cool dancers and teachers. In no case do this at parties, only in class. Here we are talking only about the learning strategy. At parties, be yourself.

6. Do not memorize the links

Always try to look deeper and understand the through principle and idea of ​​movement. Understanding what and how is done will make it possible to independently generate any sequences and chips. nine0003

Human memory is limited and there will always be a moment when something will escape and your repertoire will be limited by the size of RAM.

In Argentine tango, for example, there are seven levels of movement construction that, when mastered, will allow you to make millions of combinations. And how many dance sequences can you really remember? In rueda, more than 150 figures dance in a rare circle. It's hard to keep more in mind.

7. Develop your body

Many years of experience in teaching couple dance shows that as soon as everyone pairs up in a class, any progress in individual style ends. But it is the individual style that distinguishes everyone at the disco: partners change, and style is always with you. nine0003

The body as the main instrument of dance must be very plastic, responsive and emotional. Surprisingly, not all pair dance schools have a general physical warm-up. It is vital to tune the body and understand how it works.

You can always train extra and concentrate more on the basic steps, as their true value is as body work. The sequence of steps is, in fact, the simplest thing that can be in pair dancing. The quality of individual performance determines the craftsmanship. nine0003

8. Try on the images of inspiring dancers

A psychological life hack for those who have already mastered the steps, but still feel that there is not enough brightness and drive. Most are terribly afraid of being someone else's "clone". Here the action is the same as under the influence of hypnosis - the more you resist, the more you plunge into an altered state of consciousness.

With a high degree of probability, you are already dancing like someone else's "clone". A meaningful fitting of someone else's image is that you mentally take the image of the one who inspires you (inspiration is critical in this case) and "put on" yourself. Then you start dancing and trying to feel in general how it is to be able, for example, to be the best partner or the sexiest partner in a disco. This is much more difficult than it seems. But it works extremely efficiently. nine0003

9. Dance to offbeat music

Habitual rhythms keep you tight. Tango salon or speedy timba leave little room for experimentation and fantasy. Pattern dancing is always noticeable and is reserved for beginners.

The truly new is born outside of the usual. Look for places to experiment. If there is no place, organize self-training. The main thing is not to get carried away, because music determines the style. We bring something new to pair dances, rather than trying to change them. nine0007

Search, improvise, don’t be afraid to go beyond, develop in different directions, be inspired by music atypical for the style

10. Try your hand at basic dance directions

dances exist according to their own non-choreographic laws.

This is the deepest delusion, which has turned into a ceiling for the qualitative development of partner dances. After all, all professional dancers, for example, in salsa or bachata, build their ideas on the basic choreographic principles. nine0003

Do not think that choreography is only applicable on stage. Any meaningful movement of the body can be choreographic. In general, try classical or modern choreography. Basically, hip-hop can work too.

11. Look for battle sensations

Pair dances return us to an active position of manifestation of our body. As in the days of our ancient ancestors, we impress the members of the opposite sex by how dexterous, hardy, sexy, etc. we are. Modern laws of the jungle in the entourage of large cities. nine0003

If you look around the dance floor, it becomes clear that the majority are clearly herbivores (not in the sense of vegetarians, but in relation to those around them). I am sure that predators are always more interesting in terms of the attractiveness of the image - try to find a counterbalance among herbivores, for example, a cat woman or a lion man.

The conversation is about an internal position, not about aggressiveness. Lability and lack of control are inherent in adolescents, and not in adult self-sufficient people.

Accordingly, even a training or friendly battle gives, on the one hand, practical skills - to make a bright sequence of movements, bring an idea to a climax, show a spectacular feature, on the other hand, develops the psychological basis of the dance - self-confidence, resistance to extraneous attention, self-control and self-control in complex elements. nine0007

12. Communicate with professionals

The environment shapes the internal position. Basically, real passionaries of the dance community are ready to openly talk, discuss and support the development of dance in every possible way. Universal principles and the ideas they articulate have a much longer and more practical perspective than meets the eye.

Accept that, for example, behind the words "listen to your partner" is not only a beautiful metaphor, but also a practical skill to literally listen to your partner. At the same time, always treat every thought, even the most respected teacher, as a private opinion. nine0003

Your skill will lie in finding the scope of the idea even in conflicting opinions. Most often, the contradiction is speculative and the truth lies in the angle of perception or situationality.

Your dancing growth will stop sooner or later. This can happen at the level of three basic steps or years of experience in teaching and show performances. Regardless of your level, the suggested 12 life hacks can get you off the ground and greatly accelerate your dance growth. There is no way here without your motivation and activity. Take your dance development into your own hands. nineOl000 Dangerous sexuality

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Simple dance moves Very easy and simple dance moves

Let's all start dancing together in a modern way at home? It is unlikely that there is an opportunity to resist such a temptation. There is not a single person in the world who would not reveal himself during dancing! And modern newfangled dances offer so many different unique approaches and movements! Before, everyone went around and around and called it dancing. And now, basically, they broke into the world, demolishing everything in their path, incendiary novelties. nine0003

At first it seems to anyone that he will never be able to move like that. But a little time passes, and he is already dancing faster than everyone else! And how many were uncertain words at the very beginning. In any case, every Internet user has a unique opportunity, literally, right now, to throw themselves into a dance “on the fly”, repeating the movements shown in the video.

Enormous burst of energy! And many will feel something that they have never felt before in their lives. Such they are - modern dances, for which no instructors are really needed. Moreover, in many the talent to move beautifully lives from birth. So to speak, it is embedded in them by Mother Nature herself, with whom, oh, how dangerous it is to argue! It is better not to start these senseless disputes. And start dancing right now. nine0003

Video: Strip-Dance Video tutorial for beginners!

Video: Go-go dance! Strip of plastic. How to learn to dance at home?

Modern dance lessons on video: Pretty girls learn how to dance beautifully!

A selection of video lessons of modern dance at home for beginners:

Below is a selection of step by step video tutorials for beginners at home that will surely teach you something useful and helpful. The squares with the video are small, click "full screen" or double-click on the video for a better view. nine0003

Modern dances are those that originated at the end of the 20th - beginning of the 21st century. Basically, these are directions used in a person’s daily life, for example, in a nightclub or at some kind of celebration (, pole dance and many others).

Modern dance includes strip dance, jump style, go-go, shuffle, hip-hop. Let's look at each of the types in more detail so that you can choose the best one for yourself.

Many people compare strip dance with striptease, but these are different actions. Strip dance includes erotic and seductive moves that can be used with or without stripping, unlike striptease where stripping is a mandatory part of the show. nine0003

Jump style dance (from the English jump - jump) is a movement to fast and very energetic electronic music. All dance elements of the jumpstyle resemble jumps, and if the jumpstyle is performed by a group of dancers, then non-synchronous movements are welcome. An important jumpstyle rule is that dancers should not be very close to each other, and touching during the performance of tricks is prohibited. Jumpstyle is incredibly popular today in Germany, the Netherlands and France.

The shuffle dance is a set of jazz movements performed in a new way to modern electronic music. Shuffle is like the fresh air of modern dance. It fascinates with its novelty and exclusivity. nine0003

If we talk about Go-Go, then it is worth emphasizing the purpose of the performance right away - go-go was invented as a dance direction that will help girls attract enthusiastic looks from men. The go-go action is very rhythmic and sexy, and the dance is necessarily complemented by erotic costumes.

There are many more directions of modern dance. And their main advantage is that the movements of different styles can be combined, combined, updated. If you are dancing at a party with friends, feel free to perform a few strip dance, hip-hop, go-go or jumpstyle moves to incendiary music - they will all be appropriate. nine0003

Modern dance lessons for beginners

For people who feel insecure in places where you have to dance, we recommend attending modern dance classes. There are many tempting offers for beginners today - the Internet, along with schools and studios, makes it possible to learn anything.

Let's try to learn some simple but very effective Go-Go links.

Getting Started:

  1. Stand up straight, straighten your shoulders, put your feet together. nine0264
  2. Step forward with the right foot, then lift the left, bent at the knee. As you begin to prepare to raise your left leg, begin the upward movement of your arm at the same time.
  3. After the arm is up, raise your head and look up.

This is a fairly simple movement, but if performed gracefully, it will be very sexy and alluring. It can be continued with another bunch of movements. After you have remained in the final position (standing on the right leg, left bent at the knee, arm at the top), lower the left leg back and take a step, then another step with the right. Then stop for a second and take two quick steps forward, starting with your right foot. Then, without interruption, take the third step with your right foot, but not forward, but to the right side, and the fourth step - with your left foot to the left side. nine0003

You can continue this bunch with the most unexpected erotic movements. Think of them yourself or learn a simple technique - make a beautiful curve of the back, attracting the hips to the movement. Of course, in words, the base may not be too clear, which is why we give you a video lesson, according to which it will be easy for beginners to learn a bunch of these movements.

And now let's try to repeat the movements of modern dance in a different style - a mixture of hip-hop and R&B.

We start our workout with rotations of the shoulder joints, and the faster, sharper the movements, the better. At the same time, your hands should not dangle near the body - put them on your waist. Then they will move a little, complementing the rotation of the shoulders. You can improve the movement by stepping from foot to foot to the side. nine0003

We continue the training by stepping over, but changing the movement of the arms: it can be swinging back with bent arms at the elbows or imitation of scissors movements alternately left and right.

All the movements that are in this video lesson of modern dance, you can safely repeat on any dance floor and, believe me, no one will call you a boring dancer.

Modern dances for children and adolescents

Modern dances are very relevant in the lives of children and adolescents, since it is at this age that they develop as individuals. Every child wants to look stylish among their peers, and the art of modern dance can help in this. nine0003

Modern dance can be practiced by both boys and girls. Each child should choose a style that is closer to him in spirit - exactly the one that attracts and likes the most, that he wants to dance in front of his friends. Modern dance classes have a positive effect not only on the psycho-emotional, but also on the physical development of adolescents. The child strengthens the spine, forms the correct posture and flexibility, pumps up the muscles, and keeps them in good shape. Not every child or teenager can be forced to do exercises in the morning or in the evening to maintain physical fitness, but any parent can instill a love for modern dance. nine0003

Unfortunately, there is an opinion that there are age restrictions in performing modern dance and only people under the age of 30 can dance it, or even teenagers in general. But this is an erroneous opinion. In fact, modern dance is so versatile that it can be performed at 40 or 50 years old, you just need to match the body and soul of this direction of choreography. If you are not fifteen years old, but you are young at heart, love movement and have the physical preparation to repeat jumpstyle or hip-hop dance tricks, do not hesitate to start training! Drive away from yourself the thought that only young people can dance modern dance and convince others of this. nine0003

Do not force yourself to do exercises, but do you want your body to be plastic, and all your muscles to be in good shape? Then dancing to music is the activity for you! Your Izinka offers an original set of exercises, it presents simple dance movements from oriental dances.

Dancing is a very useful activity for the beauty and health of the body, they:

Form a beautiful gait and posture;
develop muscle flexibility and relieve their tension;
strengthen internal muscles; nine0007 correct the figure and promote weight loss;
are taught to control their body;
develop coordination of movements;
relieve stress, help with depression.

In this complex, all the main muscles of the body are worked out, you do not need to do monotonous boring exercises as in regular gymnastics. All you need to do is turn on some nice rhythmic music and enjoy the dance movement!

First you need to do a short five-minute warm-up: rotate your head, arms, torso, pelvis, do a few bends and squats. Now that your body has warmed up, try learning some simple dance moves. It is better to perform them in front of a large mirror to check the correct execution of dance movements. nine0003

1. Belly dance - we form the abdominal muscles.


Tuck in your belly by tightening your abs and then relax. In this movement, the breath as a "pulling force" should not be used. Alternately tense your muscles, and then relax. Achieve aerobatics - pick up and relax the stomach at a fast pace. Start with 3-5 minutes and then, when you are already good at it, bring the belly dance to 10 minutes.

2. Working on the thighs and buttocks. nine0308


Feet shoulder width apart, arms relaxed. Draw a figure eight with your hips, first 8 times in one direction, and then 8 times in the other direction. Then, slowly going down, having time to do four eights, and then slowly rise up, doing four more eights. Get up and down 4 times. In order to better concentrate on the movement of the hips, it is better to place the palms of the hands on the back of the head (but not necessarily).

3. We work out the upper part of the body - the shoulders. nine0308


Standing straight, feet shoulder-width apart, slightly bend your left leg, and at the same time move your pelvis to the right and move your right shoulder back a couple of times. Now bend your right leg, while the pelvis moves to the left, and the left shoulder makes a circular motion back - 2 times. Do 10 backward shoulder movements along with dance leg movements, and then 10 forward shoulder movements. Then do the same movements with your legs and pelvis, and with both shoulders make circular movements forward - 10 movements and then the same number with your shoulders back. nine0003

4. Working on the hips.


All dance moves are easy to repeat and you can do them yourself by following the movement carefully. The simplest dance movement with the hips is to alternately raise one or the other hip up.

Now stand sideways to the mirror and make a movement with your pelvis moving it forward as far as possible and then back.


Try a slightly different hip movement, turning the hips along with the pelvis to the left and then to the right. The main thing to watch out for when performing this dance movement is that the upper body remains motionless. You are doing well, let's move on. In order to perform the following dance movement, you need to put your foot slightly forward on the toe and move the hip up and down, unbending and bending the leg. nine0003


Once you've learned how to do simple hip movements, you can try harder ones while lowering your torso. Just keep in mind that such a dance move takes more strength, so at first do as many movements as you can do. After all, the most important thing is to get a pleasant fatigue and good mood.

5. We work out the muscles of the neck.


Stand up straight, keep your head straight in front of you too, start moving your head left and right, while making sure that it does not lean! Now stretch your nose forward, make sure that your head does not tilt! And then back of the head. At the same time, the shoulders remain motionless, only the head works: make 10 movements to the left and right and the same number of movements back and forth. The most important thing in this movement is that the head is straight, not tilted, but “walks” left and right and back and forth. This movement strengthens the muscles of the neck and helps to cure cervical osteochondrosis, which affects many who spend their time sitting at the computer for a long time. In this case, be sure to include head movements in your dance program. nine0003

6. Working on the calves.


Now stretch and learn some simple dance steps. Stand up straight, cross your legs in front of you and, changing the leg in front, take dance steps with your feet, your arms can be kept apart to the sides, or they can be in a free position. Repeat the dance move 10-15 times.
And the second dance movement for the calves is done in the same starting position, only you need to perform a crossing movement with the legs moving from side to side. Repeat the dance move 10-15 times. nine0003

Your Izumina hopes that these simple dance moves will be easy for you to repeat and that you will fall in love with oriental dances. Let dance classes bring you a light, pleasant fatigue, charge you with vigor for the whole day in the morning, give you a lot of positive emotions and good mood!

Your Izest also offers to watch simple dance moves in the video, which presents oriental dances for beginners. Happy viewing.

Video #1. Oriental dance training. nine0003

Video #2. Oriental dances for beginners.

Video #3. Belly dance for beginners. Part 1.

Video №4. Belly dance for beginners. Part 2.

Do not force yourself to do exercises, but do you want your body to be plastic, and all the muscles to be in good shape? Then dancing to music is the activity for you! offers an original set of exercises, it presents simple dance movements from oriental dances.

Dancing is a very useful activity for the beauty and health of the body, they:

  • form a beautiful gait and ;
  • develop muscle flexibility and relieve their tension;
  • strengthen internal muscles;
  • correct the figure and promote weight loss;
  • are taught to control their body;
  • develop coordination of movements;
  • relieve, help with depression.

In this complex, all the main muscles of the body are worked out, you do not need to do monotonous boring exercises as in regular gymnastics. All you need to do is turn on some nice rhythmic music and enjoy the dance movement! nine0003

First you need to do a short five-minute warm-up: make rotational movements with your head, arms, torso, pelvis, do a few bends and squats. Now that your body has warmed up, try learning some simple dance moves. It is better to perform them in front of a large mirror to check the correct execution of dance movements.

1. Belly dance - shaping the abdominal muscles

Tuck in your belly by tightening your abs and then relax. In this movement, the breath as a "pulling force" should not be used. Alternately tense your muscles, and then relax. Achieve aerobatics - pick up and relax the stomach at a fast pace. Start with 3-5 minutes and then, when you are already good at it, bring the belly dance to 10 minutes. nine0003

2. Working on the hips and buttocks

Feet shoulder-width apart, arms relaxed. Draw a figure eight with your hips, first 8 times in one direction, and then 8 times in the other direction. Then, slowly going down, having time to do four eights, and then slowly rise up, doing four more eights. Get up and down 4 times. In order to better concentrate on the movement of the hips, it is better to place the palms of the hands on the back of the head (but not necessarily).

3. Working on the upper body - shoulders nine0231

Standing straight, feet shoulder-width apart, slightly bend your left leg, and at the same time move your pelvis to the right and move your right shoulder back a couple of times. Now bend your right leg, while the pelvis moves to the left, and the left shoulder makes a circular motion back - 2 times. Do 10 backward shoulder movements along with dance leg movements, and then 10 forward shoulder movements. Then do the same movements with your legs and pelvis, and with both shoulders make circular movements forward - 10 movements and then the same number with your shoulders back. nine0003

4. Working on the hips

All dance moves are easy to repeat and you can do them yourself by following the movement carefully. The simplest dance movement with the hips is to alternately raise one or the other hip up.

Now stand sideways to the mirror and make a movement with your pelvis moving it forward as far as possible and then back.

Try a slightly different hip movement, turning the hips and pelvis to the left and then to the right. The main thing to watch out for when performing this dance movement is that the upper body remains motionless. You are doing well, let's move on. In order to perform the following dance movement, you need to put your foot slightly forward on the toe and move the hip up and down, unbending and bending the leg. nine0003

Once you have learned how to perform simple hip movements, you can try more laborious ones while lowering your torso. Just keep in mind that such a dance move takes more strength, so at first do as many movements as you can do. After all, the most important thing is to get a pleasant fatigue and good mood.

5. Working out the neck muscles

Stand up straight, keep your head straight in front of you too, start moving your head left and right, while making sure that it does not lean! Now stretch your nose forward, make sure that your head does not tilt! And then back of the head. At the same time, the shoulders remain motionless, only the head works: make 10 movements to the left and right and the same number of movements back and forth. The most important thing in this movement is that the head is straight, not tilted, but “walks” left and right and back and forth. This movement strengthens the muscles of the neck and helps to heal, which suffers from many who spend their time sitting at the computer for a long time. In this case, be sure to include head movements in your dance program. nine0003

6. Working on the calves

Now is the time to warm up and learn some simple dance steps. Stand up straight, cross your legs in front of you and changing the leg in front, take dance steps with your feet, arms can be kept apart to the sides, or they can be in a free position. Repeat the dance move 10-15 times. And we do the second dance movement for the calves in the same starting position, only you need to perform a crossing movement with your legs moving from side to side. Repeat the dance move 10-15 times. nine0003

Instruction

Decide on the type of dance. Each direction has its own characteristic movements, whether it be flamenco, breakdance, rock and roll or samba. For example, for Latin American dances, sexy and playful, the defining elements are the swinging of the hips, rotation, smooth movement in space. Movements and steps are performed at a high pace to fast music. Breakdancing is based on acrobatic elements, turns around your body, rotations on your arms and head. The dancer must have physical endurance, good coordination. Flamenco can be recognized by the characteristic for the performer beating the rhythm with heels, by the smooth free movements of the hands, like a fan opening and closing. nine0003

Learn the basic elements of the chosen dance direction and performance technique. All compositions include the basic elements of this style, poses, steps, gestures. To do this, you can watch dance videos, training programs. Your first task is to learn the basics of dance. It will be a solid foundation for further steps.

Pick up some music. Each dance has its own characteristic sound, melody, rhythm. For example, salsa's time signature is four quarters. The dance is performed at a fast pace with a complex rhythmic pattern. In some countries this style is known as "music of the tropics". You can easily find the songs you need by the name of the dance. nine0003

While listening to the melody, try to perform the basic elements of the dance. If the rhythm does not fit the selected movement, do the combination slower or, conversely, faster. Change basic elements. At first, the dance will look like a set of basic movements that follow each other.

After learning the basic elements and literacy of the dance, listen to the music and try to improvise. At this stage, you can just add your own movements, show creativity. In order to make it easier to improvise, come up with a plot. For example, your hands are tied and you can only move your legs.


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