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18 Dance Workout Videos on YouTube to Shake Up Your At-Home Cardio
Shake up your at-home cardio with these picks from the pros.
By Emily Shiffer
If your at-home workout routine has gotten a little stale—and to be honest, many of ours have—trying some dance workout videos at home can help breathe a little new life into it. Not only is it just plain fun, but it can also provide a bit of a mental boost too.
“Dance is a form of full-body expression, which is why dance workouts are such a great way to relieve stress,” physical therapist Laurence Agénor, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S, a barre, Pilates, and dance instructor in New York City, tells SELF. “A dance workout is rooted in the music. Music and coordinated movement are incredibly therapeutic. Dance allows you to get into your body and out of your head, all while expressing your creativity and grooving to the beat.”
And while you may not be able to catch your favorite dance class in-studio right now, there are still tons of options for you online. Yep, you still can get in a great cardio workout without going to the gym or studio, even if you don’t want to run, walk, or bike outside, or do HIIT workouts in your living room.
“The convenience of being able to get up from your desk and sweat it out without leaving your home is unparalleled,” says Agénor. “A dance workout is a fun and effective way to break up your day when working from home and boost your endorphins to the rhythm of the beat.”
If you’re new to dance workouts or aren’t tied to a particular workout app, YouTube can come in clutch for tons of dance workout videos—whether you’re looking for quick, one-song routines or a full dance workout.
“YouTube has a variety of dance-inspired workouts that you can choose from depending on your mood and time restrictions,” says Agénor. “The best part is, they’re all free!” Huge win.
Here are 19 dance workouts you can try to boost your mood and get you sweating.1. 30-Minute Island Vibes Cardio Dance Workout With Raquel “Rocky” Horsford
Length: 30 minutes
What to expect: A high-energy Caribbean-inspired dance workout.
“As a physical therapist, I have many clients who have gotten injured from doing workout videos at home. As a result, I look for instructors that provide a proper warm-up and cool-down to reduce the risk of injury. I’m also originally from the Caribbean, so any island-inspired workout really boosts my energy! This Island Vibes Cardio Dance workout by instructor Raquel Horsford is great for beginners, encompasses feel-good energy with attention to form, and will leave you feeling uplifted and accomplished when you’re done.” —Agénor
Try the workout.2. 40-Minute Reebok x Les Mills BodyJam Workout
Length: 40 minutes
What to expect: A higher-intensity choreographed dance workout with actress Nina Dobrev.
“You’ll learn choreography from not just one, but three different instructors. This workout is more for the advanced beginner. However, each choreographed section repeats itself many times before blending together into a seamless dance routine. Actress Nina Dobrev is dancing with you the entire time, adding to the novelty of having a celebrity work out with you!” —Agénor
Try the workout.3. Afrifitness No-Equipment African Dance Workout
Length: 20 minutes
What to expect: An African-inspired dance workout to get you sweating and your heart rate up.
“Afrobeat lovers, check out Afro dance fitness instructor Rachael Okesola, creator of Afrifitness. Her movement and music selection are always on point, and the moves are easy to follow and will help you work up a sweat in under 30 minutes—you can look forward to a full-body workout. You’ll also want to download her playlist to keep you pumped up throughout the day. ” —Agénor
Try the workout.4. TikTok Dance Party Workout
Length: 14 minutes
What to expect: A quick dance cardio workout to four super-fun songs: “Savage Remix” by Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé, “Level Up” by Ciara, “Yummy” by Justin Bieber, and “Cool Off” by Missy Elliott.
“Kerrington Johnson brings you heart-pumping moves to Top 40 tracks. The dance moves are simple and straightforward. Guaranteed good vibes for the day!” —Agénor
Try the workout.5. 30-Minute Hip-Hop Glutes and Core Workout With Mike Peele
Length: 30 minutes
What to expect: A choreography-based hip-hop class with core and glute exercises.
“Hip-hop dance lovers, look no further: Mike Peele is motivating and energetic, and he actually uses current music for his workouts. This choreography-based dance workout is best for individuals with at least a bit of experience with dance or dance fitness. The last eight minutes are dedicated to strength training moves like squats and planks, in addition to a cool-down to really round out your workout.” —Agénor
Try the workout.6. Afrobeat “Don’t Rush” Challenge Workout With Cacao Culture
Length: 4 minutes
What to expect: A choreographed Afrobeat dance to “Don't Rush” featuring Headie One by Young T & Bugsey.
“This dance workout is fun and simple. Every dance tells a story—it’s not just an exercise, but an opportunity to learn about other cultures if this isn’t your own. This is engaging, upbeat, and great for anyone trying to learn more about Afrobeat dance.” —Melody Afkami, CEO and founder of Melody DanceFit in Austin, Texas
Try the workout.7. Zumba “Booty Wurk” Workout With Mallory HotMess
Length: 4 minutes
What to expect: A choreographed Zumba dance to T-Pain’s “Booty Wurk. ”
“This video is one of the first dance fitness dances I ever did, before I started my own company. It is best for people who love dancing to hip-hop but are beginners. It’s an old video, but this choreography is so simple and fun. You can’t help but smile and laugh while doing this one!” —Afkami
Try the workout.8. 15-Minute Kukuwa African Dance Workout
Length: 15 minutes
What to expect: A quick, high-energy African dance workout that combines music and dance moves from all over Africa, including Malawi, Mali, and Zimbabwe.
“I love Kukuwa because it always gets my heart rate up, the music is infectious, and the bottom line is, it's fun, fun, fun. If you like high-energy dance workouts where you will move your body nonstop and sweat, you will love Kukuwa.” —Krista Martins, founder of Wukkout! Caribbean Dance Fitness in Brooklyn
Try the workout.9. Afrifitness Afro Dance Workout With Rachael Okesola
Length: 18 minutes
What to expect: An African-inspired dance workout with high-energy music and moves.
“I love dance fitness. This video is a full-body workout, leaving no muscle behind. It's high energy and the moves are so unique! I love Afrobeats!” —Chasi Jernigan, a plus-size fitness instructor in Wetumpka, Alabama
Try the workout.10. 30-Minute Dancehall-Inspired Workout With Fit by Ashley
Length: 30 minutes
What to expect: A Jamaican dancehall-inspired dance workout.
“You do not realize you are working out in this video. You can do the bare minimum and will be dripping sweat! The moves are for dancers and non-dancers. If you are a dancehall or Soca lover, you will love it.” —Jernigan
Try the workout.11. 40-Minute Dance + Boxing Workout With Deja Riley
Length: 40 minutes
What to expect: A combination of dance and shadow boxing for a high-energy rhythmic workout.
"Deja Riley has created an incredible hybrid of dancing and boxing, so it really appeals to all fitness interests and levels. It’s a total-body workout, yet is so much fun! Deja's energy is magnetic, and she cues really well so that her students can follow her perfectly. The moves are doable for just about anyone. One minute you're throwing a hook, and the next minute you're doing a body roll or a two-step. She also includes an abs section, which is so important. A strong core leads to long days of dancing!" —Stacey Beaman, cofounder and instructor of PlyoJam Dance Fitness in Los Angeles
Try the workout.12. 40-Minute Hip-Hop Fit Workout With Mike Peele
Length: 40 minutes
What to expect: A total-body hip-hop workout that will get you sweating and grooving.
"Mike Peele teaches killer hip-hop combos and really breaks them down so that his students can learn and follow along. Mike adds one 8-count at a time so that you build on the previous combo. You will be breaking a massive sweat, but having fun the entire time. Mike is fun and personable, which makes it even better, and his backup dancers show us how it's done. He uses great music, which is super motivating. You'll want to take some of these moves to the club!" —Beaman
Try the workout.13. Socanomics Caribbean Dance Workout
Length: 48 minutes
What to expect: A high-energy Caribbean dance workout to Soca music.
“This Caribbean dance workout is freeing and fun! This is for anyone who craves good music, uplifting movement, along with a sneaky sweat. Be ready for the ultimate cardio party filled with simple choreography. The best part is you can add your own personality, flavor, and flair to make it your own.” —Amanda Robinson, professional dancer, fitness trainer, and health coach in Hoboken, New Jersey
Try the workout.14. “Tusa” Choreography With Deja Riley
Length: 10 minutes
What to expect: A short and sweaty choreographed workout to “Tusa” by Karol G featuring Nicki Minaj.
“This fire workout program combines dance and shadow boxing technique. I love it because it's high-energy, super groovy, and certainly makes you smile while you sweat. Be ready to jam out with Deja's infectious, exhilarating energy.” —Robinson
Try the workout.15. 7-Minute Easy Dance Choreography With Nikki Pebbles
Length: 7 minutes
What to expect: A simple choreographed dance for beginners to work up a midday sweat.
“Sometimes I need a quick workout that will lift my spirits and get my body buzzing. Nikki's workouts are always great and offer anywhere from 7-minute dance workouts to 45-minute strength classes. This is a quick workout that is fun and will make ya sweat!” —Jessie Diaz-Herrera, body-positive dance instructor in the Bronx, New York
Try the workout.16. Kukuwa African Dance and Sculpt Workout
Length: 45 minutes
What to expect: A combination workout with 30 minutes of African dance and 15 minutes of bodyweight strength-training exercises like crunches, planks, and more.
“I love these dance videos because they are good for all levels, and it brings me so much joy doing them. These videos also take you on a journey through Africa without your passport. I enjoy learning about different countries and their various dance moves. I'm literally smiling the entire time! These ladies make you feel comfortable dancing, and stress that it doesn't matter how you look; it's more about how you feel after, which is amazing!” —Laci Chisholm, founder and dance instructor of Fit4Dance in Brooklyn
Try the workout.17. 30-Minute Hip-Hop Fit Dance Workout and Abs With Mike Peele
Length: 30 minutes
What to expect: A full workout in half an hour, plus ab exercises at the end.
“I love learning these dance routines! Great choreography, and it's easy to follow along. It makes you feel like you are performing. I love his style and his energy. If I'm in the mood to listen to hip-hop music, learn choreography, and want to get a good workout, then this is my go-to!” —Chisholm
Try the workout.18. 15-Minute PlyoJam Dance Workout With Aminah Jackson
Length: 15 minutes
What to expect: A quick full-body cardio dance workout with songs from Shakira, BTS, Justin Bieber, and more.
“I love taking and teaching PlyoJam. It’s a cardio dance mixed with jump training, but it’s really your pop star moment. Meaning, you're dancing like a pop star, but training like an athlete on your own level. Dance like Beyoncé, and train like Serena, while you’re dancing to your favorite songs from the radio and the club. You feel good, you feel sexy. And Aminah Jackson is amazing.” —Christine Hernandez, master choreographer and PlyoJam instructor in Los Angeles
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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).
Leon Turetsky, Passion4Dancing
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.
Most of the routines are accessible for beginners, so you don’t have to have a ton of dance experience to follow along. Make sure to check out the mirrored versions of the choreography if you’re still getting used to learning new routines.
How to properly dance to club music in a discotheque
Dance is body language, and dancing in a club is the only way to draw attention to yourself with the help of this language, because in the crowd and noise it is impossible to talk differently. Steps, turns, tilts, jumps - in the light of strobe lights look spectacular when performed with skill. And it’s not at all difficult to learn them if you follow the advice of professionals and study in a dance studio. New faces are always welcome at Laboca!
A bit about clubs
In order to understand how beautiful it is to move to modern club music, it is worth remembering a little about the history of this direction. The first nightclubs began to open in the 80s of the last century. They constantly gathered young people who demonstrated the latest innovations in dance elements on the dance floor. Therefore, the fashion for movement was constantly changing, and eventually turned into a mix of several styles. So for several decades, a whole club culture has developed, which you need to familiarize yourself with before entering the dance floor. The surge in popularity of club dancing led to the opening of special groups in dance schools and made everyone understand that this direction is worth learning.
The main thing is emotions!
Club dances are distinguished by the fact that they should be comprehended with an emotional component. Only a relaxed, flexible and ready to improvise person will move effectively on the dance floor. The main means of expressiveness of club dance are plasticity, keeping pace, impromptu and stylish appearance. If you were able to discard all the complexes and are ready to relax on the dance floor, consider that you have already received the first lesson in club dancing.
Before deciding how to dance to club music in a disco, choose your key style. Strip plastic, street jazz, hip-hop, go-go, or maybe disco? True, in order to move freely on the dance floor, a beginner dancer will have to master the basic elements of all these directions, and at the same time learn how to combine them with club music, while getting real pleasure from dancing. Pure improvisation, video lessons or classes at a dance school - you choose. But it is worth noting that several master classes in a professional studio will significantly save your time and effort.
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Club dance implies no restrictions, looseness and freedom. Movements are performed gently, smoothly, with a small amplitude. There are no complex elements, high jumps, flips and splits. Low slopes are also not welcome, they look vulgar. But different types of swing always look good. To master the basic swing, you should start by shaking your head to the beat of the music. Then beat the rhythm with your hand or foot, and then move on to springy movements with the whole body. Swinging the torso is performed by tilting the body forward and backward, and swinging with the help of the knees - by bending and unbending the legs to the music and connecting the foot: at the expense of "and" move the socks, pushing the heels away, on "one" - rest on the heels and spread the socks .
Don't forget your hands. Movements should look stylish, but at the same time remain safe, after all, you have to dance on the dance floor: one awkward movement with your elbow - and your neighbor is knocked out. Therefore, the elbows should be kept close to the body, and the shoulders should be moved mainly. Try to sharply raise and lower your shoulders to the beat of the music, repeating the same movements with your hands. Now add the head, body and legs. Of course, you are not the king of the dance floor yet, but you are already moving in the right direction.
Another move with the hands - the movement of the pharaoh.
Place your right hand on your left shoulder and your left hand on your right. To the beat of the music - for "one-two" hands are crossed. Further, the girl can unhook her hands and smoothly lower them to her hips, and the young man can open his hands and put his thumbs on the shoulders of the corresponding hands. On "four", stretch your arms forward, leaving all fingers bent, except for the thumb and forefinger.
The most versatile movement of the arms is to move them behind the head so that the elbows are parallel to each other. Girls can continue the element by performing a wave with the whole body, and young people can lower their head down, thereby drawing attention to their legs.
On the dance floor, do not perform amplitude movements with arms and legs, push and move ambiguously, if the desire to attract the attention of the opposite sex is not in the first place. The abundance of waves with the hips and the movements of the hands stroking themselves do not look like flirting, but rather give a very clear signal to action to other party participants.
Time spent on the dance floor will be much more pleasant for you if you are satisfied with yourself. To feel more confident, it is important not only to master the basic movements of club dances, but also to look spectacular. Choose your best "bow", which will not hinder movement and reveal unnecessary fragments of the body, but will most favorably show you in the light of strobe lights. Comfortable shoes, stylish clothes, perfect make-up and a neat hairstyle are already half the success on the club parquet. The rest will be done for you by a great mood and dance!
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Top 10 YouTube dance lessons to learn cool dance moves
The post was written by a guy with two left legs. Yearning to learn some cool dance moves, but too shy to take a dance class. Sounds familiar? I bet a lot of them have a similar social phobia when it comes to hops, shimmy and jig.
The good news is that the closet dancers can now fulfill their dreams of becoming the next Aster. I wish I could move like John Travolta on Saturday night fever.
YouTube is a dance class that we can "sign up" for. We have seen how YouTube videos can be used as a great source for learning skills like card tricks easy to learn card tricks , speak english , play games and throw a knockout punch knockout punch knockout punch
So there must be something at the dance too”, and there is. Here are ten free YouTube dance lessons you can try. There are, of course, as many dance forms as you can shake your foot. If you find your favorite jive isn't here, a simple YouTube search should do it.
In the meantime cut the carpet with these ten YouTube videos and learn some cool dance moves.
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If anyone remembers the early years when Thriller hit us, this is what we tried and failed most of the time. He has now brought back his original term "˜B-Boying", but the basics remain the same. To check out what they are, click on any of the 107 uploads on this dance YouTube channel. You can start by learning how to dance robots, but it's harder than it sounds. Most of the videos are taken from the official DVD of the author of the channel.
The YouTube channel teaches you the basics of salsa with almost 100 videos. You can start with beginner lessons and then work your way up. Although salsa has a few solo moves, it is basically a dance form that requires a partner. So, motivate someone to join you and dive into the rhythm of this electric dance style.
I borrowed the title from a movie that was a great showcase of hip hop. Videos that teach you how to play hip hop are showcased by Expert Village (now eHow). The playlist bar at the bottom of the screen will also take you to other videos that will teach you at least 13 moves of this freestyle street dance form. Even if you are not doing everything right, this is a fun way to lose the trap.
Tango is one of the most passionate dance forms. Argentine tango is its most original form. Get some of the basics of the 21 videos posted on this channel. The video hasn't been updated in quite some time, but the video guides available serve as an introduction to this dance form.
Clubs are the ultimate frontier for guys or girls who are petrified by dancing. You can park at the bar or jump under the strobe lights with some tutorials here. Most of the lessons follow the hip hop style.
If the above videos seem too complicated, check out some easier ones here. This channel seems to have stuttered and stopped, but a video on the sidelines and how to turn a girl should work in your favor.
There are people who can laugh at cheerleading as a serious form of dance and take it more as a sport. But you need the grace of a dancer to do it right. A basic cheerleading video from Expert Village introduces you to some of the simpler touching stuff. Then you can move on to hand springs, somersaults, and more advanced tricks.