Intro: How to Dance
The Do's Don'ts and Must Knows that apply to all genres of dance.
Step 1: Rule #1 of Dancing Is You Don't Talk About Practicing Your Dance Moves in Front of the Mirror
When practicing your dance moves on your own time, it's probably a good idea to keep that to
yourself. If your fellow pals get wind of you dancing in front of the mirror, you could possibly
be subjecting yourself to some ridicule. This could result in a negative blow to your ego.
Step 2: Rule #2 It's Always a Good Idea to Stretch Before Engaging in Any Physical Activity Relating to Bustin' a Move
You don't want to pull a muscle now do you?
Step 3: Rule #3 Lifting Weights and Working Out Is Never a Bad Idea When It Comes to Dancing.
Some genres of dance such as break dancing or even ballet require you to be physically fit and
in shape, such dancing requires a lot of strength.
Step 4: Rule #4 Be Familiar With the History of the Genre of Dance You Are Learning.
Knowing the history of your chosen dance style could help you to understand techniques behind
the style. For instance did you know that breakdance is about 500 years old? also that it originated
in brazil by African slaves and was a blend of martial arts, game, and dance. Sorta makes you look
at the dance style a little differently huh?
Step 5: Rule#5 Be Light on Your Feet.
This will enable you to move quickly and be agile. Swig dance and the salsa require one to be light
on their feet for optimal dancing technique.
Step 6: Rule#6 When It Comes to Dancing in Public Places Like a Club or Party, It's Always Good to Know Which Dance Moves NOT to Do.
I'm almost positive moves such as the "Water spicket" or the "Lawn mower" are and never were in
style, they are never a good choice for a party.
Step 7: Rule #7 Be Familiar With the Vocabulary of That Genre or the Dance Lingo So to Say.
For example, know pop and lock does not refer to locking your keys in the car or that Balboa is not the fighter but actually a type of swing dance developed in the 1950's
Step 8: Rule #8 Some Dance Moves Should Be Retired.
The days of "the worm" are over now or so we hope. This move has been highly overused and in
some cases quite dangerous resulting in a busted nose, twisted back, or the trampling of others around you. Let's keep moves like these out of the common clubs and parties for the sake and safety of us all.