How To: Perform dance steps for the waltz

The waltz is a very pretty and fluid dance that requires dance partners to be very close. It's one that can be difficult for some, but for others, is easy to learn with no problems. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to perform dance steps for the waltz with the help of Nina Ortega. It's easy to follow and is performed in a three-four music rythm, so good luck, practice, and enjoy!

How To: Do a late nineteenth-century "the Carlton " dance

The Library of Congress video archives brings this late nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a Carlton dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a late nineteenth century Carlton dance.

How To: Dance the Washington Post Two Step

The two-step is a step found in many folk dances, and in various other dances. The Washington Post Two Step is a 19th Century name originating in the USA. It is similar to the traditional two-step dance but slowed down and a bit jumpier. This video is only a demonstration, and unfortunately it does not give step by step instructions.

How To: Perform "TattiMetti Adavu" in Bharatanatyam dance

"Tatti" means to tap (like in "Tatta adavu," foot taps) and "Metti" means a heel contact with the floor. For "Metti" one must first be on the toes (either a jump on the toes or just striking a toe) and then flatten the feet while the toes are already firm on the ground. This six part how to video teaches the six steps to this traditional Indian dance move, the "Tattimetti Adavu."

How To: Do Afro-Cuban dance

In this instructional video series, our expert will show you the basics of Afro-Cuban dance by teaching basic steps, giving pointers on special moves and techniques as well as history on the origins of Afro-Cuban dance and the music and musical instruments that accompany it.

How To: Perform "Natta Adavu" in Indian Bharatanatyam dance

"Natta" means to stretch and so this adavu (foot work) involves some stretching to form beautiful patterns. The "Natta Adavu" involves heel contacts of the feet. Thus word “Nattu” in Tamil is also referred to “perching of heels”. So get ready for some stretching and synchronization of hands and legs with this Bharatanatyam dance how to video. This is a nine part video tutorial for this 13 step traditional Indian dance move.

How To: Do a Hula dance

Get your hips out and start learning how to hula with help from this free lesson! Hula dancing is a traditional folk dance of the Hawaiian islands, and it is similar to belly dancing in the hip and stomach isolation it involves. Learn about the proper techniques for hula dancing from a pro: Rosario Nene Ortega is a ballroom dance instructor at The Goddess Store in Hollywood, Florida. Learn more dance moves from this expert by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away from ruling t...

How To: Learn the basics of Irish dance

In this video, we learn the basics of Irish dance. First, you need to tie your shoes onto you tightly, then make a cross and go underneath your foot with the strings. You will see a lot of pointing with the toes when you are dancing, and you should never be able to see in between the legs. Your arms should be right by your side and not flared out. When you lift, bring the other right in front of it immediately. Another popular movement is to do a skip with a hop and a jump in between. After y...

How To: Do a nineteenth-century quadrille step combinations

The Library of Congress video archives brings this early nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a Quadrille combination step dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do an early nineteenth century Quadrille step combination for figures forward and back as well as cross over.

How To: Do a mid-nineteenth-century Five Step Waltz dance

The Library of Congress video archives brings this mid-nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a Five Step Waltz dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a mid-nineteenth century Five Step Waltz, also known as Cinq Temps, Valse en Cinq Temps, or Waltze à Cinque Temps dance.

How To: Dance a Baroque pas de bourée, coupé glissé,& ouverte

The Library of Congress video archives brings this Baroque dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing pas de bourée, coupé glissé, and coupé ouvert dances. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do Baroque pas de bourée, coupé glissé, and coupé ouverte dances.

How To: Do a conversion while dancing the Renaissance pavane

The Library of Congress video archives brings this Renaissance dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a conversion for the pavane or pavan dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a covnersion while dancing the pavane or pavan dance.

How To: Do a mid-nineteenth-century Schottisch dance

The Library of Congress video archives brings this mid-nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a Schottisch dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a mid-nineteenth century Schottisch dance, also known as a schotisch or schottische.

How To: Perform the 1930s dance steps

If you admire the many dances of the 1930s, jitterbug, jive, and swing, then you're going to love this tutorial. In this video from choreographer Nina Ortega, you'll learn the 1930s dance steps to all three of those dances. Each one is unique and different, but can easily be done by some of the most non-experienced dancers. So check it out, take your time, and have fun!

How To: Dance an Italian Renaissance seguito ordinario dance

The Library of Congress video archives brings this Renaissance dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional Italian moves, dancing a seguito ordinario, trabuchetto grave, seguito spezatto and destice dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a seguito ordinario, trabuchetto grave, seguito spezatto and destice Ita...

How To: Do a late nineteenth-century quadrille dance

The Library of Congress video archives brings this late nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a Quadrille dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a late nineteenth century Quadrille dance.

How To: Dance the Soukous

In this 5 part tutorial video, you will learn how to dance the Soukous. Soukous is a vernacular dance which is one of many roots of swing dance. Originating in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this form of dance has been modernized, much like today's swing is a descendant of the cakewalk and Texas Tommy.

How To: Do a late nineteenth-century dance bow and curtsy

The Library of Congress video archives brings this late nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, doing a bow and curtsy for dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a late nineteenth century dance salutation or bow and curtsy.

How To: Do an early nineteenth century slow French Waltz

The Library of Congress video archives brings this early nineteenth century dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a slow French waltz dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do an early nineteenth century slow French waltz.

How To: Perform the basic galliard step

This video given by the Library of Congress gives you a great demonstration on the galliard step. This classical Renaissance dance was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England. However this video does not give you step by step instructions on how to learn this dance, but a first rate demonstration of the galliard dance.

How To: Do a pas simple for dancing the Renaissance branle

The Library of Congress video archives brings this Renaissance dance lesson demonstration. Follow along with the performers as they show off their traditional moves, dancing a pas simple for the branle dance. It might take a bit of dance practice, but grab your partner, put on some music, and follow the steps. Watch this video traditional dance tutorial and learn how to do a pas simple for doing the Branle dance.

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