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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 second position of ballet. Dance.
A Beginner's Guide to Ballet
Learn all about classical ballet. Learn basic beginner ballet steps and techniques of ballet.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Contemporary Dance?
What is contemporary dance?
10 Must-See Classical Ballets
Descriptions of the top 10 classical ballets.
Cha Cha
Learn all about the popular Latin American dance, the Cha Cha.
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.
The Characteristics and Steps of the Jive
Learn all about the Jive. Dance.
Arabesque
An illustrated tutorial of an arabesque in ballet.
Learn More About the Basics of a Waltz
Learn all about the Waltz in ballroom dancing.
What Does the Term 'Rumba' Refer To?
Learn all about the Rumba in ballroom dance.
Zumba: A Perfect Combination of Dance and...
Zumba is a fitness program inspired by Latin dance.
What Is Swing Dancing?
Swing dance is a lively dance style in which couples swing, spin and jump together.
What Is the Slow Foxtrot?
Learn all about the high-energy Foxtrot.
Jazz Stretch Routine
An illustrated stretch routine for jazz dancing that you can do at home.
9 Famous Dance Choreographers of the Past and...
Learn about famous dance choreographers.
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.
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Ballerina Bun
Follow this step-by-step, illustrated tutorial to learn how to make a perfect ballet hair bun.
The Basic Steps to Help You Learn to Point Your...
An illustrated turtorial for learning how to properly point your toes.
Ballet Quiz - Basic Ballet Quiz
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5 Ways That You Can Learn to Dance
Learn how to dance with this step-by-step, illustrated tutorial.
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.
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.
What Is Latin Dance?
Latin dance is a fast-paced, often sensual, partner dance characterized by sexy hip movements.
The 5 Ballet Arm Positions
An illustrated tutorial of the first arm position in ballet.
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.
How Much Do Dance Classes Really Cost?
Your daughter wants to take dance classes. How musch will dance classes cost? Can you afford it?
Mambo
Mambo dancers appear quite passionate and seem to express that passion with the movements of their hips.
What You Need to Know About the Paso Doble
Learn all about the Paso Doble in ballroom dancing.
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 Lyrical Dance?
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance.
What Is Flamenco Dancing?
Flamenco dance is an expressive dance form that mixes percussive footwork with intricate hand, arm and body movements.
How Is Folk Dance Defined?
Learn the definition of folk dance.
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.
3 Tips for Improving Your Leaps
Following are 3 tips to help you improve your leaps.
An Overview of Swan Lake: The Most Popular of...
Learn all about the famous ballet, Swan Lake.
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.
Dance Competition Tips
A successful dance competition begins with excellent choreography. Page 2.
Lindy Hop
Learn all about the Lindy Hop. Dance.
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.
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.
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.
Correct Alignment for Ballet Dancing
Proper ballet technique requires precise body alignment and pointing of the feet.
How to Treat and Prevent Ingrown Toenails for...
Learn about treatment and prevention of ingrown toenails.
Learn the Cha-Cha Slide: A Fun 9-Step Photo Guide
A step-by-step, illustrated guide to the Cha-Cha Slide 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.
Learn How to Line Dance
Learn all about line dancing. Dance.
Bob Fosse
Learn all about famous jazz dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse.
An Overview of Giselle: The Romantic Ballet...
Learn about the great romantice ballet, Giselle.
Teach Your Toddler Ballet
Teach your toddler ballet steps at home.
Viennese Waltz
Learn all about the Viennese Waltz.
All About Belly Dancing
Learn about the art of belly dancing.
Do a Pirouette
A step-by-step, illustrated tutorial of a pirouette, a turn on one leg.
Quickstep
Learn all about the Quickstep in ballroom dancing.
4 Simple Tips to Help You Learn Dance...
The following tips will help you memorize dance routines quickly and easily.
Characters of The Nutcracker Ballet
A list of the many characters who make up the holiday ballet favorite.
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 Create Your Own Dance Routine
It's fun and simple to put together a dance routine. Find out how to choreograph a dance.
Adult Ballet
It's never too late to learn ballet. Adult ballet is a great way to get into shape and learn something new.
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
Dance Team Tryout Tips
Learn tips for dance team tryouts.
How Is Ballet Dancing Defined?
Learn the definition of ballet dance.
The Top 10 Dance Movies
Top 10 movies about dance.
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.
Tips for Cleaning Pointe Shoes
Learn tips for properly cleaning pointe shoes.
Irish Dancing
Learn all about Irish dancing. Dance.
Learn the Electric Slide
Learn how to dance the Electric Slide so you can join in the fun at your next event.
Basic Ballroom Dance Positions
An image gallery of basic partner positions in ballroom dance.
What Is Country and Western Dance?
Country dancing includes several dances, usually danced to country-western music.
Basic Jazz Square
Cross your right foot over your left. Page 2.
Tips for Pirouettes
Learn a few tips for improving your pirouettes.
Anna Pavlova
The world will forever remember the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who brought a more traditional feel to classical ballet.
Praise Dance
Learn about praise dancing. Dance.
An Illustrated Tutorial of the Charlie Brown...
Learn how to do the Charlie Brown, a dance step in the Cha-Cha Slide.
Decorate a Ballet Bun
Fun ideas to decorate a simple ballerina bun.
Disco Dance
Learn all about disco dance.
How to Install Your Own Ballet Barre
Learn how to make a ballet barre for practicing ballet at home.
How to Do a Battement Tendu in Ballet
Slide one foot forward, maintaining turnout.
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.
Splits Stretches
Try a few extra stretches for getting your splits. Page 5.
How To Break In New Pointe Shoes
Learn how to break in a new pair of pointe shoes.
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.
Tap Dance Floors
Learn which type of floor is best for tap dance.
Improve Your Turnout
Raise your right leg, keeping it straight and turned out. Page 2.
Straddle Jump
Prepare for a straddle jump by squatting down to the floor. Page 2.
Coppelia
Learn about Coppelia, a charming, fun ballet.
Dancing With the Stars
How do I obtain Dancing With the Stars tickets?
Start Learning Ballet Today
Learn the basics of ballet shoes.
Tips for Buying Ballet Slippers
Follow these tips to find the perfect ballet slippers.
Twyla Tharp
Learn all about famous choreographer Twyla Tharp.
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.
Where Did Breakdancing Come from?
Learn about the history of breakdancing.
Dance Competitions for Kids
A detailed list of dance competitions for kids and young adults.
How to Do a Grand Plié in Ballet
For s grand plié, allow your heels to rise off the floor.
Tips for Female Dancers
Learn about a few embarrassing problems you may face as a female dancer, and how to fix them.
Improve Your Posture
Good posture is important for all types of dance. Improving your posture will also enhance your overall appearance.
La Sylphide
La Sylphide is credited with being one of the first Romantic ballets.
How to Tie Pointe Ballet Shoes
Wrap one ribbon around your ankle.
Don Quixote
Learn about the epic masterpiece, Don Quixote.
Spotting
Learn how to spot for turns. Dance. 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.
Leg Stretches for Dancers
An exercise to stretch the hamstrings.
Dance Expressions
Ballet dancers tell stories with their facial expressions. They use expressions instead of using words.
Barre Stretches
Stretch forward as far as possible. Page 2.
Survive a Dance Audition
These five tips will help you do well at your next dance audition.
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.
Tips for Attending the Ballet
Get the most out of a ballet performance.
Do a Rond de Jambe
Cicle your foot to the side. Dance. Page 2.
Romeo and Juliet
Learn about Romeo and Juliet, a ballet by Sergei Prokofiev.
Passe
Learn the definition of passe in ballet.
How to Improve Your Flexibility Effectively
How can I stretch more effectively in order to improve my splits?
Cha-Cha Slide Steps: "Take It Left, Right and...
Step to the left. Dance. Page 2.
Beginning Line Dance
Learn a few tips about line dance.
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?
History of Belly Dance
Learn about the history of belly dancing.
Cinderella
Learn about Cinderella, a timeless tale of rags-to-riches.
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty was the first successful ballet composed by Tchaikovsky.
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.
What happens in a typical ballet class?
Learn all about a basic ballet class.
What is a waltz?
Learn about the popular dance style, the waltz.
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana.
Martha Graham
Learn all about American dancer Martha Graham.
Katherine Dunham
Learn all about famous choreographer Katherine Dunham.
Ballet Technique Checklist
A handy checklist to improve your technique in every ballet class.
Learn All You Need to Know About Belly Dancing
Learn the top four benefits of belly dancing.
What Is Competitive Dancing?
A dance competition allows dancers to show off and compare their skills with other dancers at a similar level. A dance competition consists of several events. Each event is aimed at a specific style of dance and skill level of dancers.
The Ballet Lesson
A step-by-step illustration of a typical ballet lesson.
Modern
Learn the definition of modern dance.
How To Find a Dance Class
Once you have decided to become a dancer, it is important to spend some time finding the right dance class.
What Is Timing in Dance?
What does it mean to have perfect timing in dance?
How to Harden Your Pointe Shoes
Learn all about ways to harden and repair pointe shoes.
Learn How to Do a Demi Plié in Ballet
Bend your knees to demi plié.
Leg Hold
An illustrated guide to doing a leg hold in dance.
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.
How To Ballroom Dance
You don't have to be a dancer to learn ballroom dancing.
Two Hand Hold
In the two hand hold position, both hands are held. Page 2.
How To Do the Chicken Dance
Learn how to do the Chicken Dance.
How To Do the Bunny Hop
The simple steps to the popular group dance often performed at social events such as parties and wedding receptions.

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