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How To Create a Dance Routine

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Once you have learned a few dance steps, try putting a few of them together to music. It's fun and simple to create your own dances, and it's a great way to practice new steps. Try dressing up in an old costume or leotard and have a mini-recital at home.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: A few hours

Here's How:

  1. Choose the music.
    Pick out a song that has a strong beat to make it easier to put steps to.

  2. Decide on an opening pose.
    Choose the way you will be standing when the music begins.

  3. Plan steps in counts of 8.
    8-counts are easiest to fit steps to.

  4. Plan the steps for the chorus.
    Perform the same sequence of steps each time the chorus is played. This will make the routine interesting by adding repetition.

  5. Decide on a finishing pose.
    Strike a strong pose on the last notes of the song.

  6. Practice.
    The more you practice, the better your routine will be.

Tips:

  1. Choose your best, most striking moves for the chorus.
  2. Use familiar steps that you are confident in performing.
  3. Hold your finishing pose for at least a few seconds.
  4. Memorize the steps in relation to the words of the song, to make it easier to remember.

What You Need

  • Music
  • Creativity
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