How to Dance like Beyoncé
If you want to shake your booty like Beyoncé, you'll have to work on your flexibility – and a style of dance called J-Setting.
You Will Need
* Online videos
* High heels (optional)
Step 1: Research J-Setting
Research the dance style called J-Setting. Beyonce incorporates a lot of its dance-team style moves in her routines.
Step 2: Practice your high kicks
Practice high kicks until you can do them smoothly – and in stiletto heels.
Step 3: Swing your hips
Shake your hips fast and furiously, as if you're trying to shove someone aside with your hip bone; put your whole leg into the motion. Alternate between having your hands on your hips and stretched in the air as you gyrate.
Slap your thighs or bottom occasionally as you're moving your hips.
Step 4: Do pelvic thrusts
Work in some pelvic thrusts. Do them back and forth and in a circular motion, feet spread wide. Practice until you can do them keeping your back straight as you lower your body to the floor. Bonus points if you can end the thrusts with your body lowered all the way to the ground and one leg extended straight out to the side – without falling down!
Step 5: Walk the walk
Walk the walk: Skip and tap dance around in a circle as you move your arms to the beat – punch them out in front of you, wave them back and forth above your head, shake your finger at your imaginary audience.
Step 6: Shake your head
Incorporate some head and shoulder moves: Alternate raising your shoulders as you move your head and neck side to side, keeping your face looking forward.
Step 7: Make it your own
Now put it all together, adding your own special moves.
Fact: Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video was inspired by a 1969 dance performance on The Ed Sullivan Show called "Mexican Breakfast."