<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Dance.png” />This post is written by a guy with two left feet. With a yearning to learn some cool dance moves, but too shy to go for a dance class. Sound familiar? I bet there are many of my kind with a similar social phobia when it comes to a bit of hop, shimmy, and jig.
The good news is that closet dancers now can hold on to their dreams of becoming the next Astaire. Me, I would love to move like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.
YouTube is the dance class we can “˜enroll’ in. We have seen how YouTube videos can be tapped as a great source for learning skills like card tricks, speak English, play games, and throw a knockout punch.
So, there should be something on dancing too”¦ and there is. Here are ten free YouTube dance lessons you can sample. There are of course, so many dance forms than you can shake a leg with. If you find that your favorite jive isn’t here, a simple YouTube search should do it.
In the meantime, cut the rug with these ten YouTube videos and learn some cool dance moves.
If this one of a kind dance move has been in your wish list, learn how to moonwalk from this 2 minute long clip. Also, check out the video suggestions on the side for more cool Michael Jackson signature dance moves.
If someone remembers the early years when Thriller hit us, this is what we have been trying and more often failing to do. Now, it has got back its original term of “˜B-Boying’ but the basics remain the same. To check what they are, go and click on any of the 107 uploads in this dance channel on YouTube. You can start off by learning how to do the robot dance but it’s more difficult than it looks. Most of the videos are taken from the channel author’s official DVD.
The YouTube channel teaches you the basic of salsa with the help of nearly 100 videos. You can start with the lessons for beginners and then graduate upwards. Though salsa has a few solo moves, it is mostly a dance form which requires a partner. So, motivate someone to join you and fall into the rhythm of this electric dance style.
I borrowed the title from a movie that showcased the hip-hop style superbly. The videos that teach you how to hip-hop are showcased by Expert Village (now, eHow). The playlist strip at the bottom of the screen will take you to other videos too that teach you at least 13 moves of this freestyle street dancing form. Even if you don’t get all the moves right, it’s a fun way to lose the flab.
Tango is one of the most passionate dance forms out there. Argentine Tango is its most original form. Get some of the basics from the 21 videos hosted on this channel. The videos haven’t been updated for quite some time, but the video guides that are available serve as an introduction to this dance form.
Clubs are the ultimate frontier for guys or gals who are petrified of dancing. You can either park yourself on the barstools or jump under the strobe lights with some of the lessons here. Most of the lessons follow the hip-hop style.
If the above videos seem too challenging, check out a few simpler ones here. This channel seems to have stuttered and stopped, but the videos on sidesteps and how to turn a girl should stand in you in good stead.
There are some who may scoff at cheerleading as a serious dance form and take it more as a sport. But you need a dancer’s grace to do it just right. The basic cheerleading video from Expert Village introduces you to some of the simpler toe touching stuff. Then you can move on to handsprings, tumbles, and more advanced stunts.
Ballroom dancing skills will come real handy when you have to do a jig at your wedding. The 30 odd videos in the playlist from Expert Village cover the basics well. The dance steps are demonstrated by professional dance coaches.
The 378 videos should keep you occupied for at least a year. This is one of the more comprehensive dancing channels on YouTube. You get to work on hip-hop, salsa, waltz, ballet, belly dancing, pole dancing, and even dirty “˜n sexy dancing among others. There are some videos that teach kids simple dance steps. And I learnt about a dance form called the Bachata dance, I didn’t know anything about earlier.
Check out the videos, add your own favorite ones in the comments, and don’t forget to dance like no one’s watching.