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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.

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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!

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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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Physical development of children through dance

Children who regularly attend dance classes enjoy good health. Properly selected physical activity and activity during the lessons contribute to:

  • Strengthening of all muscle groups;
  • Formation of correct posture;
  • Development of endurance;
  • Improving the functioning of the heart and lungs, strengthening blood vessels;
  • Development of coordination of movements, "muscle memory";
  • Development of flexibility and plasticity;
  • Development of dexterity and speed of reaction.

The correct execution of dance movements requires school and considerable physical effort, but, unlike sports, dance lessons are practically not traumatic and have no contraindications.

Intellectual development of children

It may seem that active activities have little effect on the intellectual development of children. But this is absolutely not true! Learning movements and their combinations perfectly trains the memory of preschoolers, and the need to constantly monitor the music, the teacher and comrades in the lesson perfectly develops attention. Lessons at the dance school form spatial thinking, the baby quickly learns to perceive the concepts of "top", "bottom", "right", "left", "side", "in the middle", "above", "under", "before", " for" and so on. To transform into the image necessary for the dance, the child actively uses the imagination. In general, intelligence is the ability to adapt to new conditions and learn quickly. In the classroom, children not only perform pre-prepared dances, but also often improvise. Knowing himself and the possibilities of his body, the baby creates a fundamental basis for new discoveries.

Artistic and aesthetic development at the dance school

Dancing instills in preschoolers a love of art, a sense of beauty, and also opens up a new way of perceiving the world through music and movement. The variety of forms of conveying feelings is formed in the dance school due to immersion in various images. With the help of plasticity and artistic movement, children learn to express their creative ideas, moods, and thoughts. Toddlers also develop an ear for music and a sense of rhythm. Dance lessons undoubtedly contribute to the artistic and aesthetic development of preschool children.

The unity of movements and music is a special way of perceiving the world, which opens up before the baby during dancing and stays with him for life.

Development of personal qualities

Listening to music makes a great contribution to the development of a child's personality, including his emotional sphere, because it contains many experiences, emotions, feelings, events. Thanks to dancing, children recognize themselves, orient themselves well in their inner world. In addition, babies develop such qualities as:

  • Artistry;
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  • Self-confidence;
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We can say that this is a whole school of life.

Development of communication skills

Dance lessons help children improve their communication skills. Kids usually make new acquaintances without difficulty, because the atmosphere that reigns in the dance school is conducive to close emotional communication. Even shy and unsociable children are liberated and quickly join the team. Basically, dancing is a teamwork, so preschoolers develop a sense of trust in others, as well as develop interaction skills with other people, the ability to find a common language with peers in the classroom. In choreography classes, children are taught to express their emotions through facial expressions and gestures, and this greatly helps them to better understand how other people feel.

At what age can dance lessons start?

Every parent wants his baby to develop actively and fully, therefore, almost from the very birth of the baby, he thinks about which circle to send the child to, which will better prepare him for school. Most sections enroll children over 4 years old. But dancing is exactly the kind of activity that is suitable for kids from 2-3 years old. This is due to the level of physical development of children of this age and their needs. At 2 years old, children usually love everything that has to do with movement. They can run, jump, overcome obstacles almost without stopping. As the vestibular apparatus develops, the ability to maintain balance develops. By the age of 3, movements become more precise and coordinated, and the reaction rate increases. From the age of 4-5, preschoolers have access to complex motor skills that require good physical fitness, dexterity, flexibility and responsiveness. Of course, preschool children, in most cases, cannot master complex choreography and achieve high results. But dancing classes under the guidance of a professional and attentive teacher will allow the kid to express himself and fully satisfy his need to be in motion, as well as prepare the basis for future victories. To accurately determine whether the baby is ready for dance classes, you can ask yourself the following questions:

  • How does the child prefer to spend their free time? Does he like active or quiet games?
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  • Will he be able to listen to the teacher of the school and fulfill his requirements?
  • And most importantly: does the child like to dance? To find out, you can simply watch the baby or invite him to dance with you.

Toddlers 2-4 years old, along with older preschoolers, can be safely sent to dance lessons, since active physical development takes place at this stage, but you should always take into account the individual characteristics of the child.

Conclusions

When parents are faced with the choice of which section or circle to send their baby to, many choose the dance school. And this is exactly what children of early and preschool age need. Dance classes make a great contribution to the physical, intellectual, personal, social and aesthetic development of the child. Children involved in dancing develop self-control skills, the ability to work in a team and cooperate with peers, and listen to the teacher. Going to school for lessons, the child will be psychologically prepared for new conditions for him.

Conclusion

In the Montessori club "Constellation" dance classes are held for boys and girls from 2 to 7 years old. Pupils of the younger group learn to work harmoniously in a team and master the lessons of the simplest movements. Senior dancers learn more complex compositions, get acquainted with such expressive means as plasticity, pantomime and facial expressions. In addition to artistic moments, we pay great attention to the development of general physical fitness, stimulate coordination of movements, flexibility and endurance.


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