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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.
Learn the 5 Basic Positions of Ballet
The second position of ballet. Dance.
Are You Familiar With the Top 12 Ballroom Dances?
Learn about 12 of the most popular ballroom dances.
A Beginner's Guide to Ballet
Learn all about classical ballet. Learn basic beginner ballet steps and techniques of ballet.
What Does the Term 'Rumba' Refer To?
Learn all about the Rumba in ballroom dance.
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.
10 Must-See Classical Ballets
Descriptions of the top 10 classical ballets.
10 Steps to Making a Perfect Ballerina Bun
Using a hair brush, smoothe hair back neatly.
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.
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.
How to Get Beautiful Dancer's Feet
Learn how to enhance your foot arches for beautiful ballet feet.
Your Introduction to Jazz
Jazz dance is a fun type of dancing suitable for all ages. Learn all about the basics of jazz dance.
Dancing With the Stars
How do I obtain Dancing With the Stars tickets?
What Is Contemporary Dance?
What is contemporary 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.
Dance 101 Quiz
Test your knowledge of dance.
Cha Cha
Learn all about the popular Latin American dance, the Cha Cha.
Characters of The Nutcracker Ballet
A list of the many characters who make up the holiday ballet favorite.
The Basics that You Need to Know About the Tango
Learn all about dancing the tango.
9 Famous Dance Choreographers of the Past and...
Learn about famous dance choreographers.
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.
5 Ways That You Can Learn to Dance
Learn how to dance with this step-by-step, illustrated tutorial.
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.
The 5 Ballet Arm Positions
An illustrated tutorial of the first arm position in ballet.
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 You Need to Know About the Paso Doble
Learn all about the Paso Doble in ballroom dancing.
Learn More About the Basics of a Waltz
Learn all about the Waltz in ballroom dancing.
The Characteristics and Steps of the Jive
Learn all about the Jive. Dance.
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.
The Nutcracker
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.
What Is Flamenco Dancing?
Flamenco dance is an expressive dance form that mixes percussive footwork with intricate hand, arm and body movements.
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 the Slow Foxtrot?
Learn all about the high-energy Foxtrot.
An Overview of Swan Lake: The Most Popular of...
Learn all about the famous ballet, Swan Lake.
What Is Latin Dance?
Latin dance is a fast-paced, often sensual, partner dance characterized by sexy hip movements.
Mambo
Mambo dancers appear quite passionate and seem to express that passion with the movements of their hips.
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.
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.
An Overview of Giselle: The Romantic Ballet...
Learn about the great romantice ballet, Giselle.
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.
What Is Swing Dancing?
Swing dance is a lively dance style in which couples swing, spin and jump together.
The Basic Steps to Help You Learn to Point Your...
Bend your ankles to improve your point.
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.
Quickstep
Learn all about the Quickstep in ballroom dancing.
The Top 10 Dance Movies
Top 10 movies about dance.
How Much Do Dance Classes Really Cost?
Your daughter wants to take dance classes. How musch will dance classes cost? Can you afford it?
3 Tips for Improving Your Leaps
Following are 3 tips to help you improve your leaps.
Lindy Hop
Learn all about the Lindy Hop. Dance.
Try This Complete Jazz Warm-Up Routine
An illustrated, step-by-step jazz dance warm-up.
What Is Folk Dance?
Folk dance refers to dances developed by groups or communities, as opposed to being made up by a choreographer.
An Illustrated Tutorial of the Charlie Brown...
Learn how to do the Charlie Brown, a dance step in the Cha-Cha Slide.
What Is Lyrical Dance?
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance.
All About Belly Dancing
Learn about the art of belly dancing.
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.
4 Simple Tips to Help You Learn Dance...
The following tips will help you memorize dance routines quickly and easily.
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.
Do a Pirouette
A step-by-step, illustrated tutorial of a pirouette, a turn on one leg.
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.
Anna Pavlova
The world will forever remember the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who brought a more traditional feel to classical ballet.
5 Essential Elements of Hip Hop Dance
Learn the top five elements of hip hop dance.
Tips for Attending the Ballet
Get the most out of a ballet performance.
Tips for Pirouettes
Learn a few tips for improving your pirouettes.
Splits Stretches
Try a few extra stretches for getting your splits.
How Is Ballet Dancing Defined?
Learn the definition of ballet dance.
How to Do a Battement Tendu in Ballet
Slide one foot forward, maintaining turnout.
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?
Bob Fosse
Learn all about famous jazz dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse.
Tips for Buying Ballet Slippers
Follow these tips to find the perfect ballet slippers.
How to Tie Pointe Ballet Shoes
Wrap one ribbon around your ankle.
History of Belly Dance
Learn about the history of belly dancing.
How to Install Your Own Ballet Barre
Learn how to make a ballet barre for practicing ballet at home.
Teach Your Toddler Ballet
Teach your toddler ballet steps at home.
Learn the Cha-Cha Slide: A Fun 9-Step Photo Guide
A step-by-step, illustrated guide to the Cha-Cha Slide dance.
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
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.
What Is Country and Western Dance?
Country dancing includes several dances, usually danced to country-western music.
Tips for Cleaning Pointe Shoes
Learn tips for properly cleaning pointe shoes.
Basic Jazz Square
Cross your right foot over your left. Page 2.
Adult Ballet
It's never too late to learn ballet. Adult ballet is a great way to get into shape and learn something new.
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.
Dance Gift Ideas
A guide to finding the perfect gift for every dancer.
How To Break In New Pointe Shoes
Learn how to break in a new pair of pointe shoes.
Correct Alignment for Ballet Dancing
Don't sickle your foot, allowing your big toe to point inward.
Jazz Stretch Routine
An illustrated stretch routine for jazz dancing that you can do at home.
Spotting
Learn how to spot for turns. Dance. Page 2.
Irish Dancing
Learn all about Irish dancing. Dance.
Who Is Clara in the Nutcracker Ballet?
Learn about Clara Stahlbaum, the main character in The Nutcracker ballet.
Electric Slide
Learn how to dance the Electric Slide so you can join in the fun at your next event.
Land of Sweets
In the second act of The Nutcracker Ballet, Clara and the prince arrive at the Land of Sweets.
Improve Your Turnout
Raise your right leg, keeping it straight and turned out. Page 2.
Leg Stretches for Dancers
An exercise to stretch the hamstrings.
Jazz Isolation Routine
An step-by-step, illustrated jazz isolation routine.
Learn How to Line Dance
Learn all about line dancing. 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?
Viennese Waltz
Learn all about the Viennese Waltz.
Coppelia
Learn about Coppelia, a charming, fun ballet.
Disco Dance
Learn all about disco dance.
What is Argentine dance?
Learn about the Argentine style of dance.
Learn How to Do a Demi Plié in Ballet
Bend your knees to demi plié.
Where Did Breakdancing Come from?
Learn about the history of breakdancing.
How to Do a Grand Plié in Ballet
For s grand plié, allow your heels to rise off the floor.
Dance Competition Tips
Learn tips and tricks for winning dance competitions.
Passe
Learn the definition of passe in ballet.
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana.
Dance Expressions
Ballet dancers tell stories with their facial expressions. They use expressions instead of using words.
Cinderella
Learn about Cinderella, a timeless tale of rags-to-riches.
Tap Dance Floors
Learn which type of floor is best for tap dance.
La Sylphide
La Sylphide is credited with being one of the first Romantic ballets.
What happens in a typical ballet class?
Learn all about a basic ballet class.
Qualities of a Good Dance Teacher
Once you have decided to take dance lessons, it is important that you find the right dance teacher.
Pointe Shoe Rehardening
Learn all about ways to harden and repair pointe shoes.
Tips for Female Dancers
Learn about a few embarrassing problems you may face as a female dancer, and how to fix them.
Don Quixote
Learn about the epic masterpiece, Don Quixote.
What is the ideal body for a ballet dancer?
Learn some of the physical attributes of successful ballet dancers.
Praise Dance
Learn about praise dancing. Dance.
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.
Arabesque
Lift the back leg to perform an arabesque. Page 2.
Do a Rond de Jambe
Cicle your foot to the side. Dance. Page 2.
Martha Graham
Learn all about American dancer Martha Graham.
Dance Team Tryout Tips
Learn tips for dance team tryouts.
Basic Ballroom Dance Positions
An image gallery of basic partner positions in ballroom dance.
What Is Turnout?
Turnout in ballet is the outward rotation of the feet and the hips.
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty was the first successful ballet composed by Tchaikovsky.
Learn Ballet
Learn the basics of ballet shoes.
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?
The Ballet Lesson
A step-by-step illustration of a typical ballet lesson.
Barre Stretches
Stretch forward as far as possible. Page 2.
Twyla Tharp
Learn all about famous choreographer Twyla Tharp.
Improve Your Posture
Good posture is important for all types of dance. Improving your posture will also enhance your overall appearance.
La Bayadere
La Bayadere, choreographed by Marius Petipa in 1877, tells a story of eternal love, mystery, fate, vengeance, and justice.
How Is Folk Dance Defined?
Learn the definition of folk dance.
Straddle Jump
Prepare for a straddle jump by squatting down to the floor. Page 2.
Healthy Snacks for Dancers
Learn a few healthy snacks to eat before your next dance class.
How to Treat and Prevent Ingrown Toenails for...
Learn about treatment and prevention of ingrown toenails.
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.
History of The Nutcracker Ballet
Over 100 years old, The Nutcracker Ballet was first presented at the Mayinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 17, 1892.
Prevent and Heal Blisters
Learn how to prevent and heal a blister.
Learn to do an Elevé in Ballet
Lift both heels to elevé.
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.
Act One of The Nutcracker Ballet
The first act of The Nutcracker Ballet consists of three sections: the Party Scene, the Battle and the Land of Snow.
Find the Beat of Music
Finding the beat of music is often one of the most difficult tasks facing new dancers.
Butterfly Stretch
A step-by-step tutorial illustrating how to do a butterfly stretch
George Balanchine
Learn all about famous choreographer George Balanchine.
How to Prepare Your Body With a Dance Warm Up
A dance warm up should be performed before each dance practice session.
Running Man
Learn how to do the Running Man, a dance move that originated in the 1980s.
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.
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