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STEEZY is the #1 dance studio on your iPhone, iPad, or smart TV – use it to learn to dance step-by-step, at a pace that works for you.
Copying music videos will only get you so far. If you really want to master the dance styles of today, you need to learn from the best dancers and instructors. STEEZY brings the professionalism of a world-class dance school to you.
STEEZY instructors are the best in the game. You’ll regularly find them competing in international competitions, touring, or starring in music videos, and they are here to teach YOU!
Step-by-step instructions help you learn the moves AND understand the fundamental techniques so you can build your confidence and become a better dancer.
The unique STEEZY digital studio technology allows you to watch dance teachers demonstrate moves from different angles, adjust the tempo of your class, play any move or section on loop while you practice. You can even cast directly to your TV.
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With 1000+ classes, and more being added every week, there's always more styles and fun routines to explore. Classes range from complete beginner to expert, so jump in wherever you’re comfortable and you’ll be grooving in no time.
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This is amazing
Hi I am a 12 year old girl my dream is to be a rapper and a dancer I have had TikTok ever since it was musically and it has not gave me the amount of dancing I need to become a hip hop dancer I have looked at so many games and videos and also apps nothing helped so I decided to look again and I came across this app! I was signing in and I was super excited I did the first 2 videos and was already becoming better💗 I did a dance and everyone thought I looked ridiculous I also thought the same I dance in the mirror and wonder why I dance like this but when I was doing more my mom walked in in me doing this and decided to watch me she said I had a big improvement and I only watched 2 videos this app is SO recommended if I blow up I will for sure shout out this app I love this app and feel like I will become something 🤧
A dream come true!
I love love love this app! I remember when I was younger and I went to a few dance studios but felt embarrassed and self-conscious about not being as flexible/cool and inability to pick up choreography as quick as others. With STEEZY, you can build the blocks at your own pace and adjust speed, loop and repeat, and switch views to see all angles (much needed for someone not coordinated like me 😅). I’ve been exercising daily with different dance workout and learning choreography at home and I am sooo sooo in love! It has such a good variety of styles to choose from. The instructors are cool! I highly recommend this app to anyone who wants learn dancing!
Love the concept and energy...not the tech
This is an excellent concept. I love the classes that help with isolating specific moves, as well as the full dance learning classes. Using this as a gym substitute for workouts and such is not really the shining point, though there are aspects here and there that could be improved upon.
It may just be my internet, but this app was terrible for streaming the classes, with choppy lag times and poor resolution. There was also a little bit of “low budget-esque” to the individual videos that spoke of experienced dancers but ultimately new trainers just breaking into this platform and poor editing on the backend (e.g. loose shoe ties, stumbles over words to say). Regardless, I honestly am rooting for them.
I hope that it takes off capital wise to provide the technical bandwidth and layouts needed to pull this business into Les Mills or Nike training level of online quality long-term.
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These YouTubers Can Help You Learn To Dance During the COVID-19 Outbreak
It might be tempting to plop down on the couch for several weeks or months of Netflix binge-watching during the coronavirus outbreak. (And hey, have at it—the world is crazy right now!) But if your state has a stay-at-home order or you’re self-isolating, you might want to use this time to learn a new skill.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to dance, these YouTube channels can help you get started without having to set foot inside a dance studio or even leave your house.Vivian Assam Koohnavard | Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images
Choreographer and dance instructor Mihran Kirakosian has nearly two million followers on YouTube, and it’s no wonder: His videos (mostly focused on hip hop and Latin dance) are geared towards dancers of nearly every level of skill and experience.
From videos of original choreography from his popular hip hop classes to step-by-step tutorials of specific dance styles and moves—like the moonwalk, shuffle, salsa, cha-cha, and more—you can use this channel to make your own at-home mini dance academy, even during COVID-19.
His breakdown of three popular hip hop moves for beginners has garnered nearly 25 million views, so you know Kirakosian must be doing something right.
Monika Matys, Get Dance
You might not be able to go to a nightclub right now, but this channel can help you learn all the best moves to make a grand entrance when you’re out of quarantine. If you’ve ever felt awkward about where to put your arms when you’re dancing at a party, club, or wedding, Monika Matys can help you out with these simple tutorials.
Unlike the tutorials on some of the other YouTube channels on this list, these videos focus on the ultimate basics of social dancing. Follow these step-by-step guides to learn about hip rolls, moving your shoulders, getting a sense of rhythm (or at least faking it), starting to freestyle, and loosening your body so you don’t feel so tense the next time you hit the dance floor.
Auti Kamal, a dance vlogger whose YouTube channel is growing quickly, focuses primarily on ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and jazz routines for beginners. Find tips and tricks on pirouettes, doing the splits, easy lifts, and leg holds you can start practicing from home.
She’s best known for her beginning ballet series, which can help you learn basic ballet vocabulary and steps if you never got the chance to take classes as a kid (or if you’re getting back into it after a long hiatus).
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Quarantined during the COVID-19 outbreak with your partner—or at least a roommate who’s willing to dance with you? Try your hand at ballroom dancing in various styles with instructor Leon Turetsky. The live lessons (in dances like East Coast and West Coast swing, salsa, waltz, quickstep, the foxtrot, cha cha, bachata, and more) often feel like virtual parties, which is what we all need a little more of right now.
You can also learn most of the footwork and steps by yourself, so you can get ready to sweep your date off your feet later on.
Mandy Jiroux was once famous for being besties with Miley Cyrus, but she’s made a name for herself now as a popular dance YouTuber. Many of her original choreography videos and step-by-step breakdowns of fun routines to hit pop songs have gotten over 20 million views.
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How to learn to dance from video
Dance teaching technologies are developing. Not as fast and noticeable as in other areas, but nonetheless. The popularization of social dance, when ordinary people in ordinary life dance for pleasure, leads to the mass dance culture. Vocational training methods are not as effective here, and new approaches are still taking shape.
Remote formats become noticeable and significant. Online courses, individual lessons via Skype, etc. no longer surprise potential future dance masters. But how effective it is and whether it is really possible to really increase your level of dance, we will analyze in this article. More precisely, we will find a way to get the most out of this format.
The most classic and primitive learning format is the “repeat after me” principle. This format stood at the dawn of virtually any training in any field in the past. When a teacher lacks teaching skills, he offers to simply repeat after him. This is often enough for beginning dancers to get a taste of the dance and draw some obvious conclusions. Firstly, dancing is not as easy as it seems from the outside. Secondly, there are definitely some secrets here that are not obvious at first glance.
The next historical stage of learning is the moment when the teacher uses a set of exercises to form dance skills. The logic is simple: the dancer's body must be ready to dance freely. If it is not ready, then no secret moves will help. They simply cannot be realized in a body that the dancer does not feel. This approach requires a careful attitude on the part of the teacher to the implementation of auxiliary exercises.
The historical moment of video learning
The spread of video cameras in the 90s of the last century had a significant impact on the popularity of dance culture. This has happened in many dance styles. In a short moment of time, breaking and hip-hop entered the mass audience. Salsa has gained worldwide fame. Dances such as the Argentine tango and the Lindy Hop were revived.
The main reason was that dancers who couldn't be featured on TV did video tutorials or videos from battles and parties were recorded. This made it possible to unify the basic technique, show cool examples of performance and give the opportunity to train independently at home.
Educational videos of the 90s and 00s differ little in their ideology from the very primitive training with which we started. Most of the video courses were based on the fact that a couple of dancers or one teacher showed the figures and offered to repeat after them. At a certain period, this was even a profitable business, since exclusive information on video cassettes could allow teachers to study the material on their own and teach in groups already for money. And for professional athletes in ballroom dancing, it made it possible to study the technique of top dancers in depth.
The most classic and primitive training format is the “repeat after me” principle
Internet invasion of the industry
But the limited probability of the figures themselves and the basic technique led to the ceiling of the possibilities of this format. And the openness of the emerging Internet and video hosting devalued exclusivity. It has become easy and free to get information about any figures. But, as it turned out, this is still not enough to learn how to dance. Yes, there are many instructional videos on the Internet. But there are two factors that do not allow you to get a quality result: consistency and motivation.
You type in a search request to learn a particular dance and get a huge number of links. What to do? Where to start? What is the logic of this or that dance culture? There are more questions than answers. And the idea comes back again that it is impossible to learn to dance from a video, and that the art of dancing can only be passed from hand to hand.
Modern methods of distance learning
Fortunately, teaching methods do not stand still, as do the possibilities of digitalization. Modern paid online courses allow you to build a sequence of training in such a way that they simultaneously solve the issue of understanding dance in general, studying movements and motivation. Typically, online courses have a limited time format, but are designed for a longer period of self-study. The complexity and system of work in a group stimulate effective dance growth. And the possibility of individual lessons online becomes no less effective tool than offline classes.
Video-based training within such courses can be both a separate form of training and an additional component to group and even individual ones. High-quality auxiliary exercises come first here, and not just a set of connections for learning.
Modern paid online courses allow you to build a learning sequence in such a way that they simultaneously solve the issue of understanding dance in general, studying movements and motivation.
For those who choose to study by video in an online format, it is important to understand that this is not an option that you are forced to choose, because for some reason you cannot afford to study in a group or individually. This is a full-fledged format of high-quality education, which requires a lot of discipline and the ability to work with methodological materials.
The biggest challenge at this stage is choosing the right courses to help you reach your goal. Unfortunately, there are still few of them at this stage. But the number is growing every day. High-quality courses are always comprehensive, meaningful and form not only the correct work with the body, but also the dance worldview in general.
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If you decide to learn how to dance, do not delay. Just repeat after the instructors the basic movements of modern, street, ballroom and social dances.
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Answers to the main questions
Is it difficult to learn to dance?
It's really no more difficult than anything you're new to. Dance directions are very different from each other. Even if you have mastered one of them, it will be unusual for you to do the other.
However, all dances are connected with the ability to control one's body. And if this is not new to you (for example, you were engaged in martial arts, gymnastics, swimming, and even more so dancing), it will be easier for you to adapt to new movements than a beginner who is not friendly with his body.
Even if you have a fairly wooden body, don't despair. The secret of success is constant practice.
Learning to dance from video lessons is more difficult than from courses. If your body is flexible and obedient, you can still do something similar to the movements of the instructor from the video. If not, you can quickly become disillusioned with dancing: the difference between what is shown in the video and what you will see in the mirror will be too strong.
Still worth a try. At least in order to determine the appropriate direction.
How many times a week do you dance?
Muscles may initially ache after exercise. But, unlike strength training or running, the body does not require a recovery period.
Therefore, you can safely practice dancing all the time. One of my teachers said to dance 25 hours a day. In any case, the more you dance, the more noticeable the progress.
How to learn to dance modern dances
From this direction we have chosen three types that can often be found in the schedules of fitness clubs and dance schools. And the first - plastic and insanely beautiful contemporary.
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Contemporary combines elements of modern jazz, yoga and martial arts, seasoned with improvisation and attention to breathing. This is freedom and plasticity - the natural beauty of movement.
Here is a clip with a contemporary combination. Give it a try, just be sure to warm up and stretch well before you teach.
And here is the second part:
By the way, about the warm-up. In the video below - a full lesson with a warm-up, stretching and analysis of the combination. In English, but everything is clear and without translation.
If you don’t have time to repeat or consider how some movement is done, set the speed to 0. 25.
If you like combinations but can't repeat them yet, here are some more videos of routine contemporary lessons.
You will most likely have to do the same in the dance school before you can perform beautiful combinations.
Many people confuse pole exercises and strip plastic. The second is just a sensual dance that can be performed without a pole.
While doing strip plastic, you will not stand at the barre and pull your toe. Everything here is based on the natural sexuality of the female body. Of course, many teachers diversify strip plastic with elements of contemporary or modern, Latin American dances and other areas, but it all depends on the teacher.
How beautiful your dance will look again depends on how well you know how to control your body, how mobile your joints are and how stretched your muscles and tendons are.
In the video below there is an analysis of the combination. Not too simple, but very sensual and beautiful. And you don't have to move on the floor, so your knees don't get hurt.
And here is a playlist with strip plastic lessons from different dance schools. There are both individual movements and combinations.
And one more, simpler combination. Try it if the first one doesn't work.
Belly dance (bellydance)júbilo haku/Flickr.com
This is a sensual and beautiful dance, which, among other things, helps to develop plasticity and even get rid of some health problems.
There are a lot of belly dance lessons on YouTube. Below are some of them.
The basic movements are explained very clearly here:
And the second part:
Below is a playlist with five lessons for beginners from another teacher.
How to learn to dance street dance
Hip-hop has only been around for about 50 years. But during this time, many trends and styles have appeared, with different elements, plasticity, and special features.
In addition, modern hip-hop is often complemented by movements from other dance styles, which provides even richer vocabulary and original combinations.
But before you come up with your own combinations, you need to master the basics. In the playlist below you will find basic moves, steps and many combinations. They explain everything in an accessible way. If you can't make it, slow down the video speed.
The next big playlist videos explain the concepts of inertia, manipulation and isolation in hip-hop. There's also a story about improvisation, battle behavior if you're up for it, and a few variations of ground hip-hop moves (on the floor) to diversify your combinations.
Breakdancing consists of different elements: tricks and power movements on the floor, waves, fixations, as well as changing the levels at which the dance is performed.
Here on this channel there is training in different styles: Waving, King Tut, Robot, - an analysis of the technique of power elements and basic movements at different levels.
Below is a video detailing the 6 steps element from Footwork.
And here you can see how the "turtle" is performed.
Here is a voluminous playlist, in which there are quite a lot of breakdance elements with a detailed analysis of the technique of dance and strength elements.
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A sexy dance in which you need to actively work the buttocks, hips, stomach and arms. In this playlist you will find several lessons with analysis of twerk movements.
How to learn to dance ballroom dancing
At least once in your life you will surely need a waltz. Moreover, it is not so difficult to dance it at an amateur level.
Here are four good lessons that will teach you how to hold your hands and do the basic waltz steps in pairs or individually.
How to learn to dance social dances
Social dances are not designed for competition, but for communication between partners and enjoyment. Improvisation is welcome here, through which the dancer can express himself, his feelings and emotions.
This dance comes from the Dominican Republic. He is very sensual and sometimes erotic. The basis of bachata is four steps with an emphasis on the last one. In the dance, there are rotations and throws of the partner, small lifts.
Even though bachata is a pair dance, solo combinations can also be taught. For example, if you don't have a partner yet.
In the video below - an overview of the main steps. Where to transfer body weight, how to hold hands, how to focus - everything is told in the most detailed way.
And here is a variation of bachata from the same teacher.
Below is a playlist for those who want to dance bachata together.