Shimmies can be done really for any occasion, not just on the dance floor. Some people shimmy when they're happy and others handle it on the dance floor to playfuully tease a dance partner.
You may not know it, but one of the silliest dance moves you've probably seen out around town actually has a name. It's called the Roger Rabbit, and done with style and as part of a good dance routine it can be cool. Watch this video to learn how it works.
Watch enough Glee and Buffy's Once More, With Feeling and it will never fail to instill the urge to do something stupid in public. And hey, what better way to do this than to drag others down with you? Welcome to the world of flash mobs, and in just a few simple steps you too could be arrested!
A young girl teaches us how to do a "Mashed Potato" dance. She talks us through step by step instructions on the proper way to do this dance. This is a rather simple dance and she slowly shows each step and narrates as she demonstrates. The feet are first faced inward then rotated outward. Repeating it inward and outward quickly, moving your feet apart a bit after each rotation and you finally have the Mashed Potato dance. She also offers extra help and advice for those who did not understand...
DJ Co-op and DJ Hunnicutt get disco dance lessons from Ming. Learn how to do the Bus Stop.
A dance tutorial on switching between the shuffle and running man. Make sure you can do each basic move on its own before you try to switch them.
These moves are straight out of the 1960s! Expert gogo dancers, the Pontani sisters, are here to teach you their favorite, basic dance moves. Start with the basic tapping step, and then learn the traditional, alligator and fly arm moves to go with it. Once you've mastered this step and it's variations, you're ready to go onto the Watusi, a variation on the basic twist. Now speed it all up! You'll be a master go go dancer in no time!
Nowadays, thinking about why we fell for MC Hammer during the '90s escapes us: the too-big pants and funky songs are more than we care to think about now. But the guy sure knew how to shake what his mama gave him in every direction and way possible.
A renowned pop-culture icon, Michael Jackson revolutionized the arts of pop music and dance with his large body of work. Learn one of the most famous dance moves, his 'Smooth Criminal' move, in this step-by-step tutorial.
If you're dancing at a club and your usual hip shaking and grinding with that cute guy at the bar you've just met are getting, well, boring, then bust out this dance move for major cool points.
In this clip, learn how to kick it high and proud just like the King of Pop! You will get a step by step on just how to perform Michael Jackson's popular kick move.
In this clip, learn how to perform the Michael Jackson classic Moonwalk, just like the King of Pop would. This complicated move makes it look as though you are gliding on air and in this tutorial you will get tons of advice and step by step instruction for how to pull it off. Have fun!
The "Aunt Jackie" is a new street dance that originated in Harlem, NYC. In this video, learn how to perform these funky, trendy moves from the boys up above 125th street and join the "Aunt Jackie" movement.
First Part of the Drum and Bass Tutorial 1 - X-Step Training. (Video Chapter 1) - Learning Step
In this how to video, hip hop dance teacher Jordan Setacci teaches some cool hip hop arm movements in a short sequence. Impress your friends at the club with these great hip hop dance moves.
If you haven't heard of Korean pop sensation, PSY, then you really have been living under a rock. Or, you've just never run across any other human. Or, this is your first time on the Internet.
Psy's K-Pop hit, Gangnam Style has taken YouTube, and now the world by storm. Love or hate the song, there is just no way you'll watch the music video only once.
You may not have Katy Perry's handmade Swavarski crytal-incrusted booty shorts or cupcake bra from her cheeky music video for "California Gurls," but at least now you can dance and shake your bootay like her.
Bring the party with you! Have you ever wanted to know how to stage a flash rave or impromptu dance party? Get together a group of your friends, bring some techno music, find a welcoming space, and have your own flash event!
Let this video be as integral a part of your pre-club prep as hairstyling and putting on makeup. After all, we know that even if we're looking our sexiest in our six inch Blahniks, once we actually hit the dance floor it becomes Awkward Central. Some gals find their groove naturally, but for others, it takes a bit of trial and error (and maybe some Jack Daniel's) to loosen up a bit.
He's been gone for some time, but Usher is back! And with a new Usher song and album also comes new dance moves for fans of his to learn. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to perform the dance done in the song OMG. It's a great jam and features dance moves that anyone can follow. So sit back, pay attention, and enjoy!
There is much more going on in Africa than the World Cup games. South Africa is still plagued by poverty, violence, illiteracy and HIV. In this tutorial, superstar Shakira shows you how to help erase hunger and provide schooling for the children of Africa by dancing and participating in a worthwhile cause.
In this in depth, 7 part tutorial, learn how to dance Michael Jackson's routine from "Dangerous". This dance is impressive and with a little practice you, too, will soon be grooving like the King of Pop.
In this tutorial, learn how to dance the starting move from Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel". This smooth move is quite cool and in this tutorial, you will learn step by step how to do this funky step.
"Party in the USA" was a big hit for Miley Cyrus, and wouldn't you love to be able to dance along to the beat?
The first part of the dance routine to Every Little Step is to step to the right and bring your left foot to your right. Now do a step to the left and bring your right foot to your left. Repeat. The next step is to take your right foot and move put it in front of you. Now take the same foot and move it behind you. Next, make a circle going counter clockwise using only three steps. Repeat these moves from the time you stepped foward. Now repeat the four steps you made going from side to side t...
Lady Gaga's most recent music video, "Telephone", costarring fellow megastar Beyoncé, was just posted yesterday on YouTube and has already amassed 8 million views (and is RAPIDLY climbing as you read). Personally, I think the video is pretty incredible. BUT, before you hit play below, be warned. Gaga's latest is most likely NSFW.
Big fan of the Oscar winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire? In this video, learn a few moves from the original Jai Ho dance that was featured in the movie, plus a short dance created by the videomaker that can be repeated four times throughout the "Jai Ho" song. Good luck, and don't forget to have fun!
Kids... it's dance time! Check out this dance video tutorial on how to do the Miley Cyrus Hoedown Throwdown dance. This dance is from the Hannah Montana movie from 2009 where Miley Cyrus performs the Hoedown Throwdown in Tennessee.
Watch Miley break down her latest routine, Hoedown Throwdown, from her new movie HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE. Jamal Sims and Miley Cyrus bring you this dance tutorial for the Hoedown Throwdown dance. Start practicing, the new Hannah Montana movie hits theaters April 10th. This song will be featured in the new Hannah Montana movie.
Learn the choreography from Another Cinderella Story. The dance steps are all layed out here. This is a cool dance in the movie Another Cinderella Story.
"Hey all you hick chicks, dixie divas and you southern bells," you can learn the dance to Hick Chicks with this great how to video. In this tutorial from MTV, professional dancer Stacey Flood teaches you how to do the dance combo from the music video for the rap/rock "Hick Chicks" by Cowboy Troy. So if you "you're a straight up countrified female", check out this video and soon you can be dancing the "Hick Chick" dance. Do a the dance to "Hick Chick" by Cowboy Troy with MTV.
This tutorial teaches you how to do a string wrap with glowsticks. String Wrap is a type of wrap that involves pinching one of the glowsticks while wrapping the other glowstick around the taut string. Watch this how to video and you'll be glowsticking a string wrap in no time.
This how to video teaches you the butterfly weave glowstick move in 3 and 4 beat patterns. Here are a few tips to help master the butterfly weave:
This how to video is designed for people who wanted to start glowstringing but has never done it before. The tutorial starts by answering some of the most common questions such as how to tie the strings and how to hold them, then moving on to teach the Weave, Windmill, and Butterfly. All you need is a pair of shoelaces and a pair of 6 inch glowsticks (either used or unused) then you can start here. Some people like their shoelaces round and thin, some like theirs flat and thick. It doesn't ma...
A dance tutorial on how to do spin moves.
Some of my fondest memories from childhood was when I'd bust out my Moonwalker VHS and practice all of Michael Jackson's greatest moves. Needless to say, as I sit here typing this post, that my dancing career failed before it began. I have a few decent moves on the dance floor now, but don't expect to see me trying anything special unless tequila is involved.
Contemporary dance moves are more technical and definitely more serious than your average club dance. You won't be seeing the Booty Dance in any contemporary dance classes, that's for sure.
Just click on the video to learn my original dance move...Marswalk! :)
Video: . Zumba Choreography by Dione Mason - Canada