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Dance: Most Popular Articles

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12 Popular Styles of Dancing
Learn about the many different styles of dance: ballet, modern, hip-hop, folk, jazz, ballroom, tap, and many more.
Are You Familiar With the Top 12 Ballroom Dances?
Learn about 12 of the most popular ballroom dances.
Learn the 5 Basic Positions of Ballet
The fourth position of ballet. Dance.
A Beginner's Guide to Ballet
Learn all about classical ballet. Learn basic beginner ballet steps and techniques of ballet.
10 Must-See Classical Ballets
Descriptions of the top 10 classical ballets.
9 Illustrated Steps to Help You Learn to Do...
The first of 9 steps in an illustrated, easy tutorial to teach you how to do splits, including front and straddle splits.
16 Famous Dancers You Need to Know
Profiles and highlights of some of the most famous dancers, both past and present. Learn about several people in the field of dance.
Cha Cha
Learn all about the popular Latin American dance, the Cha Cha.
Everything You Need to Know About Modern Dance
Modern dance is a dancing style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings.
What Is Contemporary Dance?
What is contemporary dance?
Your Introduction to Jazz
Jazz dance is a fun type of dancing suitable for all ages. Learn all about the basics of jazz dance.
The Basics that You Need to Know About the Tango
Learn all about dancing the tango.
Dance 101 Quiz
Test your knowledge of dance.
All About Hip Hop Dancing
Hip hop is a popular, energetic dance style, usually danced to hip hop music, that evolved from the hip hop culture.
How to Get Beautiful Dancer's Feet
Learn how to enhance your foot arches for beautiful ballet feet.
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Ballerina Bun
Using a hair brush, smoothe hair back neatly.
The Characteristics and Steps of the Jive
Learn all about the Jive. Dance.
Learn More About the Basics of a Waltz
Learn all about the Waltz in ballroom dancing.
The 5 Ballet Arm Positions
An illustrated tutorial of the first arm position in ballet.
How Is Folk Dance Defined?
Learn the definition of folk dance.
What Does the Term 'Rumba' Refer To?
Learn all about the Rumba in ballroom dance.
Ballet Quiz - Basic Ballet Quiz
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Zumba: A Perfect Combination of Dance and...
Zumba is a fitness program inspired by Latin dance.
What Is the Slow Foxtrot?
Learn all about the high-energy Foxtrot.
What Is Swing Dancing?
Swing dance is a lively dance style in which couples swing, spin and jump together.
What's a Good Age for a Child to Begin Taking...
Until the age of 8, children benefit most from pre-ballet classes. Before then, the bones are too soft for the demands of technical exercises.
5 Ways That You Can Learn to Dance
Learn how to dance with this step-by-step, illustrated tutorial.
9 Famous Dance Choreographers of the Past and...
Learn about famous dance choreographers.
How Much Do Dance Classes Really Cost?
Your daughter wants to take dance classes. How musch will dance classes cost? Can you afford it?
What Is Folk Dance?
Folk dance refers to dances developed by groups or communities, as opposed to being made up by a choreographer.
What Is the Samba?
Learn all about the Samba in ballroom dancing.
How can I get higher leg extensions?
Learn how to get your leg extensions higher.
A Step-by-Step Guide for How to Do the Cha-Cha...
Step-by-step illustrations of the Cha-Cha Slide, a popular party dance.
Is Your Diet Dancer Friendly?
Serious dancers need a proper diet to perform at their best. Learn about foods a dancer should, and shouldn't, eat.
What Is Latin Dance?
Latin dance is a fast-paced, often sensual, partner dance characterized by sexy hip movements.
What You Need to Know About the Paso Doble
Learn all about the Paso Doble in ballroom dancing.
Lindy Hop
Learn all about the Lindy Hop. Dance.
Mambo
Mambo dancers appear quite passionate and seem to express that passion with the movements of their hips.
An Overview of Swan Lake: The Most Popular of...
Learn all about the famous ballet, Swan Lake.
What Is Lyrical Dance?
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance.
The Basic Steps to Help You Learn to Point Your...
Bend your ankles to improve your point.
3 Tips for Improving Your Leaps
Following are 3 tips to help you improve your leaps.
What Is Flamenco Dancing?
Flamenco dance is an expressive dance form that mixes percussive footwork with intricate hand, arm and body movements.
How You Can Become a Dancer
Do you want to become a dancer? Here is everything you need to know to become a dancer. Read beginner questions and answers, learn about dance equipment, and learn all about different dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz and more. A must-read guide for anyone who wants to become a dancer.
How to Get Your Child Started in Dance
Learn how to start your child in dance, including information about dance classes and how to find the perfect dance teacher.
Tap Dance Tips for Beginners
Tap is an exciting form of dancing in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats.
A Straddle Stretch Routine for Learning to do a...
A step-by-step guide illustrating how to stretch to increase flexibility for doing the splits.
The Top 4 Health Benefits of Dancing
Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits. Following are the top 4 health benefits of dance.
Characters of The Nutcracker Ballet
A list of the many characters who make up the holiday ballet favorite.
An Overview of Giselle: The Romantic Ballet...
Learn about the great romantice ballet, Giselle.
Quickstep
Learn all about the Quickstep in ballroom dancing.
Correct Alignment for Ballet Dancing
Don't sickle your foot, allowing your big toe to point inward.
Basic Ballroom Dance Positions
An image gallery of basic partner positions in ballroom dance.
Do a Pirouette
Bend both legs so you can puch off into your pirouette. Page 2.
Learn How to Line Dance
Learn all about line dancing. Dance.
An Illustrated Tutorial of the Charlie Brown...
Learn how to do the Charlie Brown, a dance step in the Cha-Cha Slide.
4 Simple Tips to Help You Learn Dance...
The following tips will help you memorize dance routines quickly and easily.
What Is Country and Western Dance?
Country dancing includes several dances, usually danced to country-western music.
Teach Your Toddler Ballet
Teach your toddler ballet steps at home.
Improve Your Balance
Balance is the ability to maintain the center of gravity of the body while minimizing postural sway. Balance is an important component of all types of dance
The Top 10 Dance Movies
Top 10 movies about dance.
Try This Complete Jazz Warm-Up Routine
An illustrated, step-by-step jazz dance warm-up.
5 Essential Elements of Hip Hop Dance
Learn the top five elements of hip hop dance.
Viennese Waltz
Learn all about the Viennese Waltz.
All About Belly Dancing
Learn about the art of belly dancing.
Leg Stretches for Dancers
An exercise to stretch the hamstrings.
How to Create Your Own Dance Routine
It's fun and simple to put together a dance routine. Find out how to choreograph a dance.
How to Know Which Dance Style Is Right for You
If you are considering learning how to dance, you have several dance styles from which to choose. Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn, you must first choose a dance style. How do you know which dance style is right for you?
How to Install Your Own Ballet Barre
Learn how to make a ballet barre for practicing ballet at home.
Adult Ballet
It's never too late to learn ballet. Adult ballet is a great way to get into shape and learn something new.
Dance Competition Tips
A successful dance competition begins with excellent choreography. Page 2.
Your Guide to The Nutcracker Ballet
For many people, the holidays wouldn't seem complete without attending a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. Here is a close look at The Nutcracker, a traditional holiday favorite.
Tips for Pirouettes
Learn a few tips for improving your pirouettes.
Tips for Buying Ballet Slippers
Follow these tips to find the perfect ballet slippers.
Learn the Electric Slide
Learn how to dance the Electric Slide so you can join in the fun at your next event.
4 of the Basic Barre Exercises in Ballet
Work at the barre is meant to warm up the muscles and improve turnout and balance. Each barre exercise should be performed on one side of the body and then again on the other.
Coppelia
Learn about Coppelia, a charming, fun ballet.
Tips for Cleaning Pointe Shoes
Learn tips for properly cleaning pointe shoes.
A Guide to Ballet for Kids and Parents
A ballet guide for kids and parents. This guide will introduce both girls and boys to the world of ballet.
How to Do a Battement Tendu in Ballet
Slide one foot forward, maintaining turnout.
Anna Pavlova
The world will forever remember the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who brought a more traditional feel to classical ballet.
How Is Ballet Dancing Defined?
Learn the definition of ballet dance.
How to Treat and Prevent Ingrown Toenails for...
Learn about treatment and prevention of ingrown toenails.
Disco Dance
Learn all about disco dance.
Basic Jazz Square
Cross your right foot over your left. Page 2.
Two Hand Hold
In the two hand hold position, both hands are held. Page 2.
Qualities of a Good Dance Teacher
Once you have decided to take dance lessons, it is important that you find the right dance teacher.
Irish Dancing
Learn all about Irish dancing. Dance.
Tap Shoes
One of the most important skills a tap dancer needs to learn is how to choose the right pair of tap shoes, since there are many different styles available.
Praise Dance
Learn about praise dancing. Dance.
How to Do a Grand Plié in Ballet
For s grand plié, allow your heels to rise off the floor.
Jazz Stretch Routine
An illustration of a left leg stretch used as a warm-up exercise for jazz dancing.
Cinderella
Learn about Cinderella, a timeless tale of rags-to-riches.
Passe
Learn the definition of passe in ballet.
Learn the Cha-Cha Slide: A Fun 9-Step Photo Guide
A step-by-step, illustrated guide to the Cha-Cha Slide dance.
Arabesque
Lift the back leg to perform an arabesque. Page 2.
Dance Expressions
Ballet dancers tell stories with their facial expressions. They use expressions instead of using words.
How To Break In New Pointe Shoes
Learn how to break in a new pair of pointe shoes.
5 Requirements to Begin Pointe Work
Starting pointe work marks a milestone in a dancer's life. How do you know when you're ready for pointe shoes?
Tap Dance Floors
Learn which type of floor is best for tap dance.
Dance Team Tryout Tips
Learn tips for dance team tryouts.
Splits Stretches
Try a few extra stretches for getting your splits. Page 2.
Improve Your Turnout
Raise your right leg, keeping it straight and turned out. Page 2.
La Sylphide
La Sylphide is credited with being one of the first Romantic ballets.
Straddle Jump
Prepare for a straddle jump by squatting down to the floor. Page 2.
Where Did Breakdancing Come from?
Learn about the history of breakdancing.
Start Learning Ballet Today
Learn the basics of ballet shoes.
What Is Timing in Dance?
What does it mean to have perfect timing in dance?
Dance Competitions for Kids
A detailed list of dance competitions for kids and young adults.
Which dance style is best for our first dance?
The type of dancing you choose to perform should reflect the feelings that you share, and possibly a song that is meaningful to you as a couple.
Bob Fosse
Learn all about famous jazz dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse.
One Hand Hold Position
In the one hand hold, only one hand is held.
Spotting
Learn how to spot for turns. Dance. Page 2.
Martha Graham
Learn all about American dancer Martha Graham.
Improve Your Posture
Good posture is important for all types of dance. Improving your posture will also enhance your overall appearance.
How To Strengthen Your Feet for Pointework
If you are new to pointework, or are hoping to start dancing on pointe soon, try this exercise to strengthen your feet.
Which famous ballets were composed by...
Tchaikovsky wrote the music for three of the most popular ballets of all time.
Dance Gift Ideas
A guide to finding the perfect gift for every dancer.
What is a waltz?
Learn about the popular dance style, the waltz.
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty was the first successful ballet composed by Tchaikovsky.
History of Belly Dance
Learn about the history of belly dancing.
Popular Party Dances
View step-by-step pictures of popular party dances.
How to Tie Pointe Ballet Shoes
Wrap one ribbon around your ankle.
Survive a Dance Audition
These five tips will help you do well at your next dance audition.
Leg Hold
An illustrated guide to doing a leg hold in dance.
Don Quixote
Learn about the epic masterpiece, Don Quixote.
La Bayadere
La Bayadere, choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1877, tells a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice.
How to Jump Higher With Plyometrics
Many dancers complain about the height of their jumps. Do you want to increase the height of your jumps? Try these things to help.
What to Wear to Ballet Class
Part of dancing your best is knowing that you look your very best. What should you wear to ballet class?
Tips for Female Dancers
Learn about a few embarrassing problems you may face as a female dancer, and how to fix them.
How to Improve Your Flexibility Effectively
How can I stretch more effectively in order to improve my splits?
Find the Beat of Music
Finding the beat of music is often one of the most difficult tasks facing new dancers.
Butterfly Stretch
Push your knees toward the floor for the butterfly stretch.
Pointing Your Feet
Ballet dancers point their feet to make a long, graceful line with their legs.
9 Popular Brands and Styles of Pointe Shoes
Learn about nine different brands (Bloch, Capezio etc), enabling dancing en pointe, which is an integral part of a ballet dancer's training.
Strengthen Your Back Muscles
Try this back bend exercise to help strengthen your back muscles for ballet.
Tips for Attending the Ballet
Get the most out of a ballet performance.
Jazz Isolation Routine
An step-by-step, illustrated jazz isolation routine.
Beginning Line Dance
Learn a few tips about line dance.
Learn All You Need to Know About Belly Dancing
Learn the top four benefits of belly dancing.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Known as the best living male ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a famous Russian dancer.
Pole Dancing Clothes
I'm attending my first pole dancing class and I'm a little nervous about what I should wear. What clothes should I wear to a pole dancing class?
Buying Jazz Dance Shoes
Jazz shoes are available in several different styles. If you are looking to buy a pair of jazz shoes, read this guide before you start shopping.
The Ballet Lesson
A step-by-step illustration of a typical ballet lesson.
What is considered jazz dancewear?
Dancewear for jazz class.
Jazz Warm-up Stretches
Point your feet to stretch your legs. Page 2.
What Is Turnout?
Turnout in ballet is the outward rotation of the feet and the hips.
How To Ballroom Dance
You don't have to be a dancer to learn ballroom dancing.
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